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Our Leadership courses

This series of courses has been designed to support both current and aspiring early childhood leaders to strengthen their leadership skills and build their capacity to lead teams, and to undertake improvement journeys in their contexts of practice. The courses have been designed to facilitate participants to undertake a coherent leadership journey, with each course building on the learning of the previous course. However, it is also possible to take individual courses. You will start each course as part of a cohort at specific times during 2024-25.

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy all five and get 40% off

Research reviews

Kaupapa Māori and leadership in early childhood education

An introduction to the key principles of kaupapa Māori leadership and their implications for early childhood settings.

How to support positive food environments in early childhood settings

An introduction to practices that support children to develop a positive relationship with food and their bodies.

Supporting social and emotional competence for autistic children

Understanding the social and emotional strengths and needs of autistic children.

Social justice in early childhood education

An introduction to enacting the principles of social justice in early childhood settings.

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance

An introduction to a rare but distinct form of autism.

Webinars

Autism and culturally responsive practice

COMING UP: 7.30 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14
Dr Jessica Tupou (Victoria University Wellington) will share insights from her ongoing research into supporting autistic children and the importance of taking a culturally responsive approach

Supporting the transition to school

COMING UP: 7.30PM TUESDAY OCTOBER 22
This webinar with Dr Jennifer Neill will offer valuable insights and practical strategies to ensure a child’s transition from early childhood education to school is as smooth and positive as possible

Using Comparative Judgement to improve writing

Daisy Christodoulou discusses how comparative judgement can help schools improve students’ writing.

A closer look at working theories

Dr Daniel Lovatt returns to share some extended examples of how teachers can support children’s working theories.

Improving the coherence of literacy learning from ECE to Year 13

Teachers from Pupuke kāhui ako discuss their work to improve the continuity and coherence of literacy learning from early childhood education to Year 13.

Infographics

Outdoor spaces

Things to consider when designing indoor spaces in early childhood centres.

Indoor Spaces

Things to consider when designing indoor spaces in early childhood centres.

Movement and Learning in Early Childhood Education infographic

The importance of movement and learning in early childhood education.

Visual Arts infographic

How children use visual arts and how teachers can help.

Supporting Early Maths infographic

How to support early mathematical thinking.

Snapshots

An introduction to the Comparative Judgement approach to marking writing

An innovative but highly reliable approach to marking writing.

Key insights for supporting children with challenging behaviour

Key insights from our second webinar with Dr Anna Winneker on supporting children with challenging behaviour.

The illusion of inclusion

The experiences of neurodivergent children and those supporting them in Aotearoa New Zealand’s education system – this report reveals the perspectives and experiences of 2,400 people engaged with neurodivergent young people

Key ideas for designing early childhood environments

Insights from our webinar with architect Phil Smith and early childhood leader Jacqui Lees.

Key ideas for supporting students with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Insights from our webinar with Kim Milne from FASD-CAN.
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