The following PLD providers and courses have been identified by the Ministry and NZEI Te Riu Roa.

These PLD offerings are available for you to select when applying through the Set Category application process.

The Ministry has undertaken a process with each of the providers below to ensure the content of the PLD is relevant for Teacher Aides in relation to the skills and competencies in the Teacher Aide Work Matrix.

 

Māori medium, kaupapa Māori, and te ao Māori PLD offerings

To view PLD offerings specifically for Māori medium, or which take a kaupapa Māori or te ao Māori approach, please click here. 

 

Ako Solutionz

Website: https://tearawhakamana.com/ 

Contact: info@tearawhakamana.com 

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Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST)

Te Ara Whakamana

Training is designed to help Teacher Aides identify and understand the unique strengths and needs of individual tamaiti within a cultural context. Te Ara Whakamana aligns with all Teacher Aide competencies defined in the Competency Matrix in that it supports the development of reciprocal relationships that enhance cultural identities, inclusion and a sense of safety and belonging. It is responsive to diverse worldviews and languages which enables a deeper understanding of ways to

support children who are neurodiverse and/or affected by trauma, including intergenerational cultural trauma, to assist in authentic cultural

responsiveness and enhanced whānau engagement. Training in Te Ara Whakamana equips Teacher Aides to apply learnings competently and confidently in all competency areas.

Teacher Aide Induction and foundation, Physical, Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Communication, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Cultural Competence, Kaupapa Māori and Māori-Medium, Languages, professional skills

Online or Blended

2 days, one month apart

Online $500

Blended $600

Auckland Down Syndrome Association

Website: https://adsa.org.nz

Contact: clo@adsa.org.nz

 

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Content Summary
Competency Area
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Duration
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Success in School: Children who learn differently

The course aims to provide basic information and skills to attendees specific to educating students with Down syndrome or other special learning needs.

 

This course has been running since 2008. Over 2 days you will hear from 12 expert presenters including 3 adults with Down syndrome.  This course is mostly attended by educators at a Primary school level, however – the information and insights given are adaptable for educators of older students as well. 

Workshop Dates:

4&5 March 2024

5&6 August 2024

Teacher Aide induction and Foundation, Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Communication, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support Online 2 days $260.87

 

Autism NZ

Website: See links below

Contact: training@autismnz.org.nz

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Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST)

Tilting the Seesaw for Teacher Aides

Tilting the Seesaw for Teacher Aides provides practical strength-based
strategies which support inclusion and provides PLD to:

  • Provide more effective general classroom support, to eliminate or minimise distress
  • Provide additional support (e.g., behavioural or pastoral)
  • Respect and accommodate language, heritage, and cultures in a multi-cultural environment.

 

Thursday, 13 June 2024

9:30am - 3:30pm

https://book.autismnz.org.nz/Teacher aide PD

 

Physical, Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Communication, Induction, Wellbeing, Learning Support, cultural Competence, Kaupapa Māori and Māori-Medium, Languages, Professional Skills

Online

Seven weeks

$600

Tilting the Seesaw for Teacher Aides - One day course

Tilting the Seesaw for Teacher Aides provides practical strength-based
 strategies which support inclusion and provides PLD to:

  • Provide more effective general classroom support, to eliminate or minimise distress
  • Provide additional support (e.g., behavioural or pastoral)
  • Respect and accommodate language, heritage, and cultures in a multi-cultural environment

 

Thursday 30th November 9:00am - 3:00pm:

https://book.autismnz.org.nz/course471

 

Physical, Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Communication, Induction, Wellbeing, Learning Support, cultural Competence, Kaupapa Māori and Māori-Medium, Languages, Professional Skills

Online

One day

$600

 

 

 

 

Clarity Education

Website:

Contact: admin@ready4learning.co.nz

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Area
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST) 
 Notes 
Our Mahi – Professional Practice This module introduces TA’s to their professional responsibilities and their role in an educational support and care context. It provides Teacher Aides with the knowledge and skills to better understand the teachers, whanau and tamariki they support.
This course is hands on and provides lots of practical strategies to support you in your role of Teacher Aide.
Workshop Focus:
• Professional  skills - class teacher role, my role and responsibilities
• Relationships - know your learner and working with your teacher
• Legal and ethical obligations -  what is confidentiality, advocacy and safety and how to implement school policies, procedures and guidelines
• Learning theories and child development
• Effective Teacher Aide practice
• Implementing Notice, Recognise and Respond
TA induction and foundation, Learning Support, Professional Skills In person or Online In Person - 2 Half days     Online 6 hours  $320.00 2 X half day sessions (1-4pm)
Our Ākonga – Inclusive Practice Our Ākonga – Inclusive Practice
This module introduces the principles of inclusive practice relevant for diverse learners and prepares them for supporting ākonga in an educational context.
Teacher aides examine their attitudes and assumptions about disability and diversity and how they impact on ākonga and their ability to learn.
They will explore how to recognise barriers and identify ākonga strengths and use this information to support learning.
Workshop focus:
• Inclusive practice - supporting children’s physical and personal care and communication and how teacher aides are a valuable resource providing this.
• Supporting students who require a high level of physical care and or high communication needs
• Barriers to learning, what can these be and how can we remove or minimise them?
• Supporting students with an individual education plan
• Neurodiversity - what is this and what it can look like in a learner
• Relationships - know your learner, relationships, specialist intervention and teamwork
• meeting sensory needs, developing communication and social skills, encouraging flexible thinking
• Support in managing meltdowns, coping with change and working with students’ strengths.
• Effective practice and assessment is an ongoing process of noticing, recognising and responding to student learning
Learning Support, Professional Skills, Neurodiversity, Inclusion In Person or Online In Person - 2 half days  Online - 6 hours  $320.00 2 X half day sessions (1-4pm)
Our Mahi Tahi – Supporting ākonga in play based environment This module introduces TA’s to learning through play/play based learning and its benefits.  We will explore the role teachers and teacher aides have in supporting child-led learning, and how they ensure the effective use of intentional teaching in play.

Workshop Focus:
• Why Play - what it fosters and develops - a look at the theory, urges, types of play and what they look like
• What is my role in play?
• Key Competencies - what are they, why are they important and how does play support these soft skills
• What are play invitations / provocations and how do they support students’ urges and interests as they play?
• Notice, recognise and respond - how this relates to assessment and how it enriches teaching and learning
• Supporting our children who don’t know “how” to play. 
• The power of questioning, paraphrasing and scaffolding
Learning Support, Professional Skills, Wellbeing In Person or Online In Person - 2 half days   Online - 6 hours  $320.00 2 X half day sessions (1-4pm)
Supporting Literacy Development This course provides knowledge and practical ideas on how to effectively support ākonga with literacy in the classroom.  It doesn’t matter whether your school runs a balanced or structured literacy approach, or what scope and sequence they use, this course is about how to support the teacher and learner within any literacy programme and literacy development throughout the school day.

Workshop Focus:
• Foundation literacy skills - what are they and why are they important?
• Supporting ākonga with learning to read and struggling readers
• Supporting ākonga with learning to write and struggling writers
• Dyslexia - what is it and how to help
• Vocabulary development
• Developing oral language
• How to have purposeful interactions that provide students with time and the support to think, learn and communicate.
• Effective instructional strategies such as modelling, effective classroom talk, purposeful questioning and talk moves
• Know your learner
• Class, group and individual literacy support strategies
Learning Support, Professional Skills, Communication, Languages In Person or Online In Person - 2 half days   Online - 6 hours  $320.00 2 X half day sessions (1-4pm)
Know your Learner The better you know your tamariki in their capacity as learners, including their interests, weaknesses, and strengths, the easier it will be to help them to be successful in their learning.

Workshop Focus:
• How to gather information on your ākonga
• Learner and learning focussed relationships
• How to involve ākonga in teaching, learning and assessment practices
• Effective assessment is an ongoing process of noticing, recognising and responding to student learning
• How to make learning visible to the student and those around them.
• How and what to observe in a variety of contexts such as Inquiry learning, cross-curricular learning, play-based learning etc
• What are, and how, to have learning conversations
• How to adapt teaching and learning programmes for individual students, groups of students, and the class as a whole
• How to pinpoint students’ strengths so that both teacher aid and students can build on them
• Identify students’ learning needs in a clear and constructive way so they can be addressed
• Understand that ākonga  learn different things, in different ways, at different rates
• Tracking and monitoring learner progress
• Maintain class engagement and participation in learning through formative assessment
• How to support teachers with assessment
• Understand how information from assessment is used to identify next steps for learning and to create a rich picture of each student’s progress over time.
• Teachers and teacher aides work together to gather and share information about their students. 
Learning Support, Professional Skills, Neurodiversity, Inclusion In Person or Online In Person - 2 half days   Online - 6 hours  $320.00 2 X half day sessions (1-4pm)

Coactive Education

Website: https://www.coactiveeducation.com/booking-teacher-aide-pld 

Contact: TAPLD@coactiveeducation.com

 

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Area
Delivery Mode
Duration
Price (Excluding GST)
Notes

Developing Phonological Awareness

Understanding and have the skill to develop phonological awareness is imperative in support the learning ready and literacy. This course will help you to build the skills to support ākonga with foundational reading skills.

Learning Support

Online

2x2 hour workshops

$200

 

Early Phonics

Much more than ABC's this course will give you the practical strategies and in-depth training on how to teach children the sounds and letters of the alphabet.

Learning Support

Online

2x2 hour workshops

$200

 

Early Words

Working with ākonga individually is important for many ākonga. In this course you will learn how to teach children, one on one with fun and engaging reading, writing and fluency skills.

Learning Support

Online

3x1 hour workshops

$180

 

Foundational Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga

Honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi means honouring Te Reo Māori and tikanga.  Learn the essential Te Reo Māori and tikanga required for work in the classroom.

Communication, Kaupapa Māori and Māori-Medium

Online

2 x 1.5 hour workshops

$180

 

Primary Phonics

Develop a rich understanding of the 7 stages of phonics and how to hear, read, write, and assess all the sounds of English.

Learning Support

Online

4 x 2 hour workshops

$490

 

Reading Discovery Club

Learn how to set up a Reading Discovery Club that provides a 30minute, small group early literacy support programme for your school.

Learning Support

Online

3 x 1 hour workshops

$180

 

Supporting Ākonga in the Learning Space with Oral Language Development

Build a rich understanding about why oral language is important, gain skills to support individual and small groups of ākonga and how to leverage ākonga linguistic diversity in the learning space.

Communication, Languages

Online

2x 1.5 hour workshops

$150

 

Supporting Ākonga with Reading

In this course you will develop knowledge about how children learn to read and get practical strategies for supporting ākonga to read. This workshop gives practical skill for working in small groups with readers of different levels.

Learning Support

Online or In Person

Online 3x 1.5 hour workshops, In Person 1 day workshop

Online $250, In Person $320

In Person - Locations throughout Aotearoa - check the Coactive Website

Supporting Ākonga with Writing

An overview of how children learn to write with practical strategies for supporting ākonga to read. This workshop gives practical skill for working in small groups with writers of different levels.

Learning Support

Online or In Person

Online 3x 1.5 hour workshops, In Person 1 day workshop

Online $250, In Person $320

In Person - Locations throughout Aotearoa -  check the Coactive Website

Supporting positive behaviour

Build skills to read what is the behaviour trying to tell us, to understand behavioural motivations and to develop positive strategies to support ākonga. 

Behaviour

Online

2 hour workshop

$150

 

Teaching Handwriting

Learn about how to effectively support ākonga with handwriting. This workshop will support with older students who need support.

Learning Support

Online or In Person

Online 1.5 hour workshop, In Person 1.5 hour workshop

Online $150, In Person $180

In Person - Locations throughout Aotearoa - check the Coactive Website

Getting the Maths - understanding mathematics learning  This practical knowledge building workshop will enhance understanding and provide TAs with confidence in supporting students learning in Mathematics. We will explore the key features of different numeracy stages and how to go about proceeding learners from one stage to another, utilising the power of noticing and quality talk to promote thinking and learning Learning Support  Online  2 hours  $200  

Cognition Education

Website: https://www.cognitioneducation.co.nz/teacher-aide-programmes/

Contact: TeacherAidePLD@cognitioneducation.com 

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Child-centred approaches to managing wellbeing and behaviour

Explore a range of tools and strategies to take a child-centred, holistic approach to understanding wellbeing and behaviour. This course will help you to see behaviour as a form of communication and learn about managing anxiety and stress. You will learn to support ākonga to deescalate challenging behaviours and engage in learning.

Learning Support, Wellbeing, Behaviour

In person

Half day

$250

Auckland. Minimum 15 participants to go ahead.

Supporting neurodiversity and inclusion through Universal Design for Learning

Investigate neurodiversity and upskill in using UDL practices to enhance ākonga outcomes. This course will cover a range of specific learning needs, like dyslexia, and provide strategies to cater for inclusion. You will learn applicable approaches for your own context.  

Neurodiversity
Behaviour
Learning Support
Inclusion, and Professional Skills

In person

Half day

$250

Auckland. Minimum 15 participants to go ahead.

Supporting mathematics learning

In this course participants explore developing techniques to accelerate mathematics learning. You will learn to use culturally responsive approaches, deepen your understanding of the curriculum and learning progressions, and develop ākonga identities as maths learners. 

Professional Skills
Cultural competence
Learning Support
Inclusion

In person

2 x 2-hour workshops

$250

New Plymouth. Minimum 15 participants to go ahead.

Supporting mathematics learning - Online

In this course participants explore developing techniques to accelerate mathematics learning. You will learn to use culturally responsive approaches, deepen your understanding of the curriculum and learning progressions, and develop ākonga identities as maths learners. 

Professional Skills
Cultural competence
Learning Support
Inclusion

Online

2 x 2-hour online sessions

$250

Online. Minimum 15 participants to go ahead.

D & G Consulting

Website: www.dandgconsulting.co.nz/teacheraidepld

Contact: jordan@dandgconsulting.co.nz

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Competency Areas
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Inclusive Education for Neurodiverse Ākonga – In-Depth Introduction

This longer course is intended to provide a fundamental understanding of neurodiverse conditions and inclusive education practices, applying the knowledge to classroom, cultural, and family/whānau contexts. Little knowledge is assumed.

Neurodiversity and Inclusive Practices

In person or online

2 hours

In person: $400.00
Online: $350.00

 

Inclusive Education for Neurodiverse Ākonga – In-Depth Introduction + korero/kai

This longer course is intended to provide a fundamental understanding of neurodiverse conditions and inclusive education practices, applying the knowledge to classroom, cultural, and family/whānau contexts. Little knowledge is assumed.

Neurodiversity and Inclusive Practices

In Person

2 Hours 45 Minutes

$450.00

 

Neurodiversity Masterclass

This in-depth review is intended to cover the fundamentals of neurodiversity, the different conditions, and how it presents in learning environments. Inclusive practices will be applied to various contexts. This covers both basic and more complex principles. There is the option of gathering whānau and ākonga voice (with support to gather this in compliance with all privacy requirements).

Neurodiversity and Inclusive Practices

In Person

3 - 4 hours

$600.00

Fee includes provision of support to gather ākonga and whānau voice in advance of the session.

Ākonga Behaviour and Development – In-depth Introduction

This longer course is intended to provide a fundamental understanding of behavioural models and child development. Teacher Aides will develop their understanding and gain competency in addressing behaviour in classrooms, considering different contexts of behaviour. Little knowledge is assumed.

Behaviour and wellbeing

In person or online

2 hours

In person: $400.00
Online: $350.00

 

Ākonga Behaviour and Development – In-depth Introduction + korero/kai

This longer course is intended to provide a fundamental understanding of behavioural models and child development. Teacher Aides will develop their understanding and gain competency in addressing behaviour in classrooms, considering different contexts of behaviour. Little knowledge is assumed.

Behaviour and wellbeing

In Person

2 Hours 45 Minutes

$450.00

 

Ākonga Behaviour and Development Masterclass

This in-depth review is intended to cover ākonga behaviour through the lens of behavioural models and child development in various contexts. This knowledge will be applied to classroom examples and Teacher Aides will engage in discussions with peers and colleagues to apply their learning to real-world examples and complex scenarios. There is the option of gathering whānau and ākonga voice (with support to gather this in compliance with all privacy requirements).

Behaviour and wellbeing

In Person

3-4 Hours

$600.00

Fee includes provision of support to gather ākonga and whānau voice in advance of the session.

Gender-Diverse Ākonga – In-Depth Review of Inclusive Practice

This longer course is intended to provide a fundamental understanding of gender diversity and inclusive education for gender-diverse ākonga. Areas where teacher aides can make a difference will be discussed in greater detail following best-practice guidelines.

Gender Diversity and inclusive practices

In person or online

2 hours

In person: $400.00
Online: $350.00

 

Gender-Diverse Ākonga – In-Depth Review of Inclusive Practice + korero/kai

This longer course is intended to provide a fundamental understanding of gender diversity and inclusive education for gender-diverse ākonga. Areas where teacher aides can make a difference will be discussed in greater detail following best-practice guidelines.

Gender Diversity and inclusive practices

In Person

2 Hours 45 Minutes

$450.00

 

Inclusive Education and Gender-Diversity Masterclass

This in-depth review is intended to cover topics of gender diversity and inclusive practice in New Zealand, with a focus on applying the principles of inclusive practice to support gender-diverse ākonga. Focus will be on group activities and discussion. There is the option of gathering whānau and ākonga voice (with support to gather this in compliance

Gender Diversity and inclusive practices

In Person

3 - 4 Hours

$600.00

Fee includes provision of support to gather ākonga and whānau voice in advance of the session.

Digital Circus

Website: https://www.digitalcircus.org.nz/ta-pld

Contact: contact@digitalcircus.org.nz

Course Name

Content Summary

Competency Areas

Delivery Mode

Duration

 Price (Excluding GST)

 Notes

Enhancing Teacher Aides’ Digital Competencies – Option 1

Option 1 - This one-day in-person course is a hands-on, personalised workshop providing teacher aides with a wide foundation of practical digital literacy and fluency skills and the understanding to apply in their contexts and classrooms.

Neurodiversity, Communication, Inclusion, Learning Support, Professional Skills

In person

Full day

 $395.00

Face to face and is available in Hawkes Bay,
Palmerston North, Taupō, Gisborne, Wellington, Northland, and Christchurch.

Enhancing Teacher Aides’ Digital Competencies – Option 2

Option 2 - The full-day workshop (as above) plus Four online webinars following workshop to check in, access more personalised ideas for your context, ask questions and get the support you need to keep your learning journey going.

 Neurodiversity, Communication, Inclusion, Learning Support, Professional Skills

Blended

10 weeks

 $595.00

The course is offered as a
hybrid course (with face to face and online components) and is available in Hawkes Bay,
Palmerston North, Taupō, Gisborne, Wellington, Northland, and Christchurch.

Digital Learning

Website: https://sites.google.com/digitallearningpld.com/emmaplanicka/teacher-aide-pld

Contact: emma.planicka@digitallearningpld.com

Course Name
Content Summary
 Competency Area
Price (Excluding GST)
Notes

Exploring Universal Design for Learning: Engagement & accessibility for all learners

● What is Universal Design for         Learning?

● How can I best ensure my practice is inclusive and engaging for all?

● Exploring the effective use of digital tools to provide accessibility for all learners.

● Tips, tricks, and additional resources to explore.

Inclusion

1-1 One hour Online Session : $150
Or
In Person Workshop - half day: $150 (minimum of 3 TAs)

All In-Person PLD will be delivered within the Canterbury region.

 

Webinar + Online/Virtual Sessions will be offered across Aotearoa.

Positively engaging diverse learners, providing accessibility through digital tools

● Building confidence and understanding accessibility features for diverse learners.

● Supporting and engaging learners in successfully using digital tools to create, share and reflect on learning.

● Tips, tricks, and additional resources to explore.

Inclusion

In Person Workshop - half day: $150 (minimum of 3 TAs)

 

Effectively enhancing engagement in learning while building your digital kete


● Exploring key ‘create apps’ to support and engage ākonga in learning.

● Building digital fluency and confidence with how to use and integrate these apps to support diverse learners.

● Enhancing engagement, creativity, and accessibility around learning.

● Tips, tricks, and additional resources to explore.

Learning Support

1-1 One hour Online Session : $150
Or
In Person Workshop - half day: $150 (minimum of 3 TAs)
Or
In Person Workshop - whole day: $250 (minimum of 4 TAs)

 

Weaving digital tools across the curriculum to effectively impact learning outcomes

● Integrating ‘create apps’ and digital tools to support learning across the curriculum.

● Integrated examples, ideas and learning experiences to explore.

● Planning next steps and mapping out key learning opportunities for ākonga within your kura.

● Using a variety of ‘create apps’/digital tools to support learning outcomes.

Learning Support


In Person Workshop - half day: $150 (minimum of 3 TAs)
Or
In Person Workshop - whole day: $250 (minimum of 4 TAs)
Or
In Person Personalised professional learning over 3 days: $540 (minimum of 5 TAs)

 

Creating & designing online learning resources/programmes for your ākonga + navigating online platforms

● Building confidence and digital fluency with effectively using online platforms to engage learners.

● Creating and sharing engaging resources that support key learning.

● Managing sharing, learning, responding to and connecting with ākonga through online platforms.

● Tips, tricks and additional resources to explore.

Learning Support


In Person Workshop - half day: $150 (minimum of 3 TAs)
Or
In Person Workshop - whole day: $250 (minimum of 4 TAs)
Or
1-1 One-hour Online Session: $150

 

Building creative, purposeful learning resources for ākonga to support individual + group learning

● Getting started with creating resources to support ākonga in your kura.

● Effectively integrating and using these resources to support individual and group learning.

● Planning for and reflecting on next steps.

● Examples and resources to inspire and spark ideas/creativity

Learning Support

In Person Workshop - half day: $150 (minimum of 3 TAs)
Or
1-1 One-hour Online Session: $150
Or
In Person Personalised professional learning over 3 days: $540 (minimum of 5 TAs)

 

Play with a Digital Spin!

● Learn about the fundamentals of play and how you can successfully bring digital tools into the environment without compromising the authenticity of learning, encouraging creativity, engagement and sharing of learning.

● How and when to use digital tools.

● How to manage digital tools in play based learning.

● Using digital tools to observe and share.

● The best iPad Apps + iPad tips and tricks for creating with juniors.

● Tips, tricks and additional resources to explore.

Learning Support

In Person Workshop - whole day: $250 (minimum of 4 TAs)

 

Building digital literacy/ fluency: Chrome Creativity!

● How to engage ākonga, while building their digital fluency and integrating create tools to support learning.

● Resources, ideas, and content to start creating.

● Relevant tools, extensions and apps to support learning.

● Extending beyond Docs, Sheets and Slides.

● Tips, tricks and additional resources to explore.

Professional Skills

In Person Personalised professional learning over 3 days: $540 (minimum of 5 TAs)
Or
In Person Workshop - half day: $150 (minimum of 3 TAs)
Or
In Person Workshop - whole day: $250 (minimum of 4 TAs)

 

Building digital literacy/ fluency: Google 101!

● Getting started with all things Google: Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Jamboard, Forms etc.

● Building confidence and fluency navigating and effectively using Google for Education.

● Tips, tricks, and additional resources to explore.

Professional Skills

In Person Workshop - half day: $150 (minimum of 3 TAs)

Or
1-1 One-hour Online Session: $150

 

Building digital literacy/ fluency: iPad Creativity!

● Changing thinking around how we use iPads to positively impact learning.

● Key Apps to unleash creativity + app smashing.

● Integrating ‘create apps’ to support learning across the Curriculum.

● How to share/access learning.

● Tips and Tricks, plus more!

Professional Skills


In Person Personalised professional learning over 3 days: $540 (minimum of 5 TAS)
Or
In Person Workshop - half day: $150 (minimum of 3 TAs)
Or
In Person Workshop - whole day: $250 (minimum of 4 TAs)

 

Building digital literacy/ fluency: iPad 101!

● Building confidence and digital fluency with iPad.

● Exploring the Apple Ecosystem of apps: starting with camera, photos, voice notes, Safari and more.

● Managing and sharing learning across devices.

● Tips, tricks, and additional resources to explore.

Professional Skills



In Person Workshop - half day: $150 (minimum of 3 TAs)
Or
1-1 One-hour Online Session: $150

 

Building digital literacy/ fluency for productivity

● Managing mail, files and your calendar to increase productivity and build digital fluency using these tools effectively.

● Exploring useful extensions.

● Building confidence with the basics.

● Tips, tricks, and additional resources to explore.

Professional Skills

In Person Workshop - whole day: $250 (minimum of 4 TAs)
Or
In Person Workshop - half day: $150 (minimum of 3 TAs)
Or
1-1 One-hour Online Session: $150

 

Creating and supporting effective partnerships and engagement through digital
tools/online platforms

● Engaging whānau and building relationships celebrating learning through sharing platforms.

● Effectively collaborating and sharing learning, next steps and feedback with kaiako.

● Building confidence and digital fluency using online communication platforms.

Professional Skills

1-1 One-hour Online Session: $150
Or
In Person Workshop - half day: $150 (minimum of 3 TAs)

 

Collaborating and productivity within Google for Education

● Effectively connecting and communicating online.

● Managing and understanding tagging, commenting, and assigning mahi across online platforms.

● Understanding share settings and access options for different file types.

Professional Skills

1-1 One-hour Online Session: $150

 

Developing a professional learning site: Mapping out my professional learning

● Build confidence with navigating and creating in Google Sites.

● Set up and use Google Sites to plan, reflect and celebrate your professional learning.

● Easily access and store resources, readings, important information, videos and files.

Professional Skills

1-1 One-hour Online Session: $150

 

Dyspraxia Support Group NZ

Website: www.dyspraxia.org.nz

Contact: dyspraxia.centre@xtra.co.nz

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Competency Area
Delivery Mode
Duration
Price (Excluding GST)

Dyspraxia 101

In this workshop we will look at what may be happening in the brain of your learner with dyspraxia/DCD and ways you can support them, so everyone has a better experience in your learning space.

As part of your workshop fee, you will receive instruction on how to use the “ABC Programme” and you get your own “ABC Programme” kit to take back to your school to use with your learners.

To book for Christchurch:
https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/625810274377

To Book for Auckland:
https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/626115126197

Physical, Neurodiversity, Wellbeing

In Person workshops in Auckland and Christchurch

 

$350

East Bay REAP 

Website:  https://www.eastbayreap.org.nz/contact-us

Contact:

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Neurodiversity & Learning Support in Culturally Diverse Settings

An adaptive and responsive 10-week
programme focused on Neurodiversity, Learning Support, and Behaviour categories of the Teacher Aide Competency Matrix. The modular programme would be able to be focused on any one of those three areas as a primary focus, with the other two secondary or as an equally blended PLD across the three topics.
Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Learning Support  Blended   10 weeks  $750 Available in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
12 online sessions and 3 face to-face sessions. Additional $250 for opted attestation visit 

EDconnect

Website: https://edconnect.co.nz/

Contact: admin@edconnect.co.nz

 

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Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
Price (Excluding GST)
Understanding and Affecting Behaviour Modules under this course will cover:  Engaging and Motivating Learners, Developing a Growth Mindset, Building Resilience and Grit, Managing Difficult Situations, Trauma-responsive Practice, Culture and Behaviour.  Behaviour In Person or Online 1 Day In Person $360, Online $240
Wellbeing Education This is a one-day course designed to meet the needs of teachers, teacher aides and other educators. Modules will cover Wellbeing Education, Child Safety, Tracking and Monitoring Wellbeing, Relationships and Whakawhanaungatanga, Strengths-based Practice, and Wellbeing Systems. Wellbeing In Person or Online 1 Day In Person $360, Online $240

Empowerment Trust

Website: https://empowermenttrust.nz/

Contact: safeNZ@empowermenttrust.nz 

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST)
 Notes

Healthy Relationships/ Confident Kids

Child Protection Strategies and Positive Practice - How to apply child protection strategies into a common language, rules, and policies that foster safe and respectful behaviours and social-emotional climates for all.

Adult Leadership & Teaching Tools - Using assertive advocacy, positive and hands-on, age-appropriate teaching tools to effectively practice social-emotional safety skills with young people of all ages, identities, and abilities.

Boundaries, Consent, and Advocacy - How effective teaching and practices of boundary-setting skills can increase child safety and protective factors.

Emotional Safety & Intervention Practices - Understanding and using a variety of emotional safety techniques and strategies as well as boundary & consent safety to reduce vulnerability and increase safety, for everyone.

Advocacy for Child Protection & Empowering Young People to take charge of their well-being - How advocacy and adult leadership increases child protection and empowers young people to know how to take charge of their well-being. Adapting to Learning Differences - learn how to protect people with sensory, motor, and intellectual disabilities from bullying, violence, and abuse - and empower them with self-advocacy skills.

Physical, Behaviour

Blended

 4 hours

$975

In person delivery available in Auckland, Canterbury and Nelson-Tasman.  All other locations require travel.

Fullpower De-escalation

De-escalation for prevention - Understanding how awareness, setting boundaries, dealing with verbal threats, responding to & de-escalating a threat and getting help, will prevent or minimise situations escalating.

Behaviour

In Person

 2.5 – 5 hours

$544

In Person delivery available in Auckland, Canterbury and Nelson-Tasman.  All other locations require travel

Evaluation Associates

Website: https://www.evaluate.co.nz/courses 

Contact: info@evaluate.co.nz

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
Price (excluding GST)

Supporting ākonga with autism spectrum disorder

Many teacher aides support ākonga with autism spectrum disorder. It is important that you have the right strategies to support these learners so they can thrive.

https://www.evaluate.co.nz/courses/supporting-akonga-with-autism-spectrum-disorder

Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Cultural Competence, Professional Skills

Online

(Canvas)

3 hours, self-paced

$200.00

Supporting ākonga with conduct disorder

In this course you will be introduced to a range of behaviour disorders. These disorders often include challenging behaviour. We will discuss the characteristics of each disorder and factors in the classroom and in the playground that can affect the behaviour.

We will then talk about useful, easy to implement practical strategies that will help you to manage challenging behaviour.

 

https://www.evaluate.co.nz/courses/supporting-akonga-with-conduct-disorder

Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Cultural Competence, Professional Skills

Online

3 hours, self-paced

$200.00

Supporting ākonga with foetal alcohol disorder

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a neurodiverse condition thought to be significantly under diagnosed world-wide. The numbers of young people diagnosed with FASD continue to increase. There is no cure, hence the condition is lifelong.

We will discuss the characteristics of FASD and factors in the classroom and in the playground that can affect the behaviour. We will then talk about useful, easy-to-implement practical strategies that will help you to manage challenging behaviour.

 

https://www.evaluate.co.nz/courses/supporting-akonga-with-foetal-alcohol-disorder

Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Inclusion, Wellbeing

Online

(Canvas)

3 hours, self-paced

$200.00

Culturally responsive practice and disability

Māori and Pacific learners, and young people with disability and learning support needs continue to be underserved in the education system. As a result, they many ākonga throughout Aoteaora New Zealand struggle to meet their potential.

Teacher aides are key to making sure that learning programmes are inclusive and fully reflect the diverse needs of our education communities.

 

https://www.evaluate.co.nz/courses/culturally-responsive-practice-and-disability

Physical, Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Professional Skills

Online

(Canvas)

3 hours, self-paced

$200.00

Understanding the benefits of positive behaviour support

Learning and behaviour are inseparably linked. Disruptive behaviour continues to be a significant factor in many classrooms throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Highly disruptive behaviour can put others at risk and often requires additional support so that it is able to be managed safely.

In this course we introduce you to a broad range of behaviour disorders. We discuss many of the common behavioural characteristics associated with challenging behaviours and we place emphasis on environmental factors in classrooms that can act as triggers.

 

https://www.evaluate.co.nz/courses/understanding-the-benefits-of-positive-behaviour-support

Behaviour, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Cultural Competence, Professional Skills

Online

(Canvas)

3 hours, self-paced

$200.00

Learning is the thing: forming learning focused relationships

Teacher aides work closely with students, their whanau, teachers, and others. Understanding how to 'keep learning the thing' is an important part of a teacher aide's role.

In this course, you will go through the key ways to form a learning-focused relationship, the difference between a learning-focused relationship and other relationships. You will have practical strategies to use as a teacher aide with the ākonga you support.

 

https://www.evaluate.co.nz/courses/learning-is-the-thing-forming-learning-focused-relationships

Behaviour, Inclusion, Learning Support

Online

(Canvas)

3 hours, self-paced

$200.00

Supporting English language learners

Communication is critical for learning. Many of the ākonga you support speak languages other than English. They often require additional support from you so that they can progress in their learning.

 

https://www.evaluate.co.nz/courses/supporting-english-language-learners

Communication, Learning Support, Languages

Online

Full day workshop

$360.00

Supporting neurodiverse learners

Neurodiversity presents itself in many ways for the ākonga you support. As a teacher aide, you will likely work with a range of neurodiverse ākonga. Understanding their specific needs and how to help them is key. In this introductory workshop, you will cover common conditions and diagnoses and get practical strategies to support your learners to thrive.

 

https://www.evaluate.co.nz/courses/supporting-neurodiverse-learners

Physical, Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Cultural Competency, Professional Skills

On-line (facilitated)

Full day workshop

$360.00

Supporting ākonga with Down syndrome

As a teacher aide, you may be supporting learners with Down syndrome. Understanding their specific needs and how to help them is key. In this introductory workshop, you will key information you need to know about Down syndrome and practical strategies you can use as a teacher aide.

 

https://www.evaluate.co.nz/courses/supporting-akonga-with-down-syndrome

Physical, Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Cultural Competency, Professional Skills

Online

(facilitated)

Half-day workshop

$200.00

Supporting ākonga with attention deficit with hyperactivity (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is common in many learners you support. As a teacher aide, it is important that you understand key features of this diagnosis, how it presents in a range of learners, and how you can support them best.

 

https://www.evaluate.co.nz/courses/supporting-akonga-with-attention-deficit-with-hyperactivity-adhd

Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Cultural Competency, Professional Skills

Online

(facilitated)

Full day workshop

$360.00

Developing in-class behaviour plans

A core part of your role as a teacher aide is to support ākonga behaviour. Knowing how to develop a plan that the ākonga, their whanau, their teachers, and others can use is key.

 

https://www.evaluate.co.nz/courses/developing-in-class-behaviour-plans

Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Inclusion, Professional Skills

Online

(facilitated)

3 hours

$200.00

Flourish Education Consultancy NZ

Website: http://www.flourish.ac.nz/

Contact: admin@flourish.ac.nz

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST) 
Notes
Engaging with Confidence - Engaging Muslim Ākonga and their Whānau This supports teachers and school staff to feel more confident to engage, greet and communicate with Muslim ākonga and whānau. It helps build a better understanding on Muslim practices, community diversity and cultures as well as demystifying common misconceptions. It builds awareness of how Muslim practices can manifest in the classroom and introduces strategies for accommodating those needs while ensuring inclusivity. It provides an opportunity to listen to the perspectives and concerns of Muslim whānau and learn strategies for how schools can work in partnership with whānau, community and social services to support the learning and wellbeing of Muslim ākonga. Cultural Competence

In person or

Online Facilitator-led or

Online Self-paced

 

In Person $185

Online Facilitator-led $160

Online Self-paced $90

In Person option includes lunch. 
Engaging with Confidence - Engaging Refugee Background Learners and their Whānau This PLD programme will focus on supporting those working with refugee background learners (RBLs) to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for them and their families. It will cover an introduction to the refugee experience, including reasons for displacement and resettlement challenges, and the role of education in supporting refugee learners. The programme will also discuss the needs of RBLs, such as language and cultural barriers, interrupted schooling, and trauma, and will provide practical strategies to engage with RBL families, culturally responsive teaching practices, ways to recognise and respond to trauma, promoting social inclusion and community partnerships, and promoting a sense of belonging for RBLs, including effective strategies for successful transitions. Similar to the Engage with Confidence (Engaging Muslim Ākonga and Whānau) it will include a discussion and Q &A session with a panel of Whānau and ex Refugee Background Learners. Cultural Competence

In person or

Online

 

In Person $185

Online Facilitator-led $160

In Person option includes lunch. 

FocusED

Website: https://pkrishnan3.wixsite.com/para

Contact: heather@focused.nz

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST)
 Notes

Paraprofessionals Learning Community

Facilitators can meet the needs of schools and their Teacher Aides. The workshops are hands-on, and this enables teacher aides to walk away with a kete of strategies and resources they can use with their groups or individual students. All strategies can be adopted for use in various curriculum levels.  Facilitators can work with teacher aides who are new to the profession as well as those with prior experience.

The focus areas which have been set for 2023-24:

Literacy

·       Working with English Language Learners

·       Working with students struggling with Reading and Writing skills

·       Vocabulary Development

·       Comprehension strategies

·       Early Reading skills

·       Early Writing skills

·       Oral Language Development including listening and speaking

Accelerated Learning in Literacy

 

Mathematics

·       Early Numeracy skills

·       Number knowledge teaching

·       Number strategies

·       Strands / Number interaction

·       Teaching Mathematics in “real” contexts and what it means for learners

·       Use of culturally responsive strategies to enhance Mathematics skills

Accelerated learning in mathematics

 

Behaviour Management

·       Understanding behaviour in classrooms

·       Positive Behaviour for learning

·       Early interventions

·       Culturally Responsive Practice

·       Inclusive classrooms

·       Engaging reluctant learners

 

Wellbeing

·       Whare Tapa Wha model

·       Understanding the relationship between wellbeing and behaviour

·       Ideas to engage learners

·       Emotional / social interactions amongst students

·       Hands on and “Fun’ activities to know all learners
                                             

Teacher Aide induction and foundation, Behaviour, communication, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support, cultural Competence, languages, professional Skills

In person

 Half day/full day/multiple days

$150 pp for groups of 15 or more per half day.

$300 pp for groups of 15 or more for a full day.

$200 pp for groups of 8 - 14 for a half day.

$350 pp for groups of 8 - 14 for a full day

This PLD is focussed on teacher aides in the Auckland region. Please contact the provider directly to discuss potential delivery outside of Auckland. Content is delivered by expert providers and can be tailored to the needs of each group as agreed between the school and the providers. We are able to run courses from a single half day to twice per term for the full year. We are happy to work with clusters of schools or single schools.

Growth Culture

Website: https://www.growthculture.co.nz/teacheraides

Contact: info@growthculture.co.nz

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Area
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST) 
NEURO-FIT -Teacher Aides This course is engineered for Teacher Aides who are looking to deepen their own knowledge and understanding of Neurodiversity. Specific neurodiversity content will include: keys to reducing barriers for neurodiverse learners, understanding and implementing evidence-informed practices to support
learners and provide specific skills and strategies to best support learners with neurodiversity including but not limited to autism, dyslexia, ADHD and ODD.
TA Induction and foundation, Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Professional skills  Blended 10 hours $747
LITERACY-FIT -Teacher Aides This course is engineered for Teacher Aides looking to deepen their own knowledge and understanding of Learning Support with a specific focus on how best to
support learner’s literacy engagement and achievement.
TA Induction and foundation, Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Professional skills  Blended 10 hours $748

Immerse

Website: https://immerse.nz/schools-training 

 

Contact: training@immerse.nz

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Area
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST) 
Immerse - Creating Trauma-Responsive Schools Training Utilising the evidence-based practice of Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®), our two day training will enable a deep understanding of how complex developmental trauma affects the brains and bodies of the tamariki and rangatahi in your classroom, and provide you with a toolbox of ways to assist them with learning and thriving.  Behaviour  In Person 2 days  $300

impactED

Website: https://www.impacted.co.nz/addressing-learner-variability-in-the-classroom/

Contact: arnika@impacted.co.nz

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST)
Notes

Workshop 1: Addressing learner variability in the classroom using the UDL framework  

Face to face

This course is designed to help educators develop their confidence and capability around digital fluency using the UDL framework to address the diverse needs of learners in their classroom. This course is a full day.  

The course consists of building understanding, key takeaways, planning support, and sharing amongst the group.  

This can also be utilised for a Teachers Only Day to support Teacher Aides.

Teacher Aide Induction, Neurodiversity, Communication, Inclusion, Learning Support, Languages, Professional Skills

In person

6 Hours; Full school day. 9:00am -3:00pm

 $250.00

Minimum numbers of 10 required in Canterbury and Nelson. 

  

Minimum numbers of 20 required outside of these regions, travel and expenses will be covered.

Workshop 2: 

Digital tools to support diverse learners. 

  

Face to face

This course is a day 2 course designed from feedback from participants from Workshop 1. This day is tailored to the needs of the group. This course is a full day.  

The course consists of building understanding, key takeaways, planning support, and sharing amongst the group.  

This can also be utilised for a Teachers Only Day to support Teacher Aides.

                                            

Teacher Aide Induction, Neurodiversity, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Professional Skills

In person

6 Hours; Full school day. 9:00am -3:00pm

 $250.00

Minimum numbers of 10 required in Canterbury and Nelson. 

  

Minimum numbers of 20 required outside of these regions, travel and expenses will be covered. 

 

Exploring digital tools to address learner variability in the classroom  

  

Online - self paced

This self-paced course is designed to help learning assistants develop their confidence and digital fluency using the UDL framework to address the diverse needs of learners. 

This course can be explored over a full day, or in smaller chunks. It can be used to complement a Teacher Only Day.  The course consists of building understanding, key takeaways,  

planning support, and an online forum for sharing ideas. 

This can also be utilised online for a Teachers Only Day to support Teacher Aides. 

Teacher Aide Induction, Neurodiversity, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Professional Skills

Online

4 hours of content and activities to engage in. 

$250

 

Inclusive Communication

Website: http://inclusive-communication.co.nz/courses

Contact:  courses@inclusive-communication.co.nz

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
Price (Excluding GST)
Notes

What comes before words? How to support communication development for students who aren’t yet talking

Practical information to help build your confidence when interacting with students who are not yet speaking (or only starting to speak). We will be looking at a wide range of things that can support communication and build a foundation for future speech and language development. This webinar is good to take alongside the AAC 101 webinar.

Communication

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

Developing language in everyday moments

Practical information to help build your confidence in supporting language development.  Our language skills include our vocabulary and how we combine words together.  These are fundamental skills for reading, assessment, conversation, and learning.  We learn language through everyday interactions with people we trust in familiar contexts.  There are thousands of opportunities to build vocabulary and grammar skills throughout the week, which will set up your learners for their entire life!

Communication

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

Social and communication underpinnings to behaviour

Practical information to help build your confidence in understanding how closely related communication and behavioural challenges can be. We will be looking at the why behind why some of our students have behavioural challenges. These could be outward behaviours like hitting, yelling, or biting or they could be more inward like shutting down, avoiding things, or making mistakes on person.  We will be discussing masking which is when students try to hide or mask their difficulties, needs, or emotional states.  We will be talking about why behaviour can be a sign of students seeking clarity and social connection rather than framing things as seeking attention.

Behaviour

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

Autism and language development – so my student repeats scripts (echolalia), what does this mean and what should I do?

Practical information to help build your confidence in language development for students with autism use echolalia.  This is appropriate to anyone who is working with students whose speech includes (or used to include) scripts from movies, TV shows, songs, or even just repeats what you say.  It also is helpful to people working with students who re-enact gestures and activities (e.g., like leading you by the hand or trying to get you to re-enact a scene they have seen on YouTube).  The techniques we cover are appropriate for all ages.

Neurodiversity

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

Neurodiversity affirming behavioural support - so praise and consequences aren’t working, what next?

Practical information to help build your confidence in understanding and responding to behaviour in a neurodiversity affirming way.

Behaviour

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

Neurodiversity – introductory level - practical introduction for those new to working with this group of tamariki

Practical information to help build your confidence in neurodiversity. This includes students who have been (or are suspected to have) ADHD, autism, developmental language disorder, anxiety, and other forms of neurodiversity.

Neurodiversity

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

Neurodiversity – Intermediate level – including autism, ADHD, and language delays

Practical information at the intermediate level to help build your confidence in neurodiversity. This includes students who have been (or are suspected to have) ADHD, autism, developmental language disorder, anxiety, and other forms of neurodiversity.

Neurodiversity

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

Neurodiversity – Advanced level - including autism, ADHD, and language delays

Practical information at the advanced level to help build your confidence in neurodiversity. This includes students who have been (or are suspected to have) ADHD, autism, developmental language disorder, anxiety, and other forms of neurodiversity.

Neurodiversity

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

Supporting social connections with students who find playing with peers, group work, and interacting with peers tricky

Practical information to help build your confidence in understanding why social opportunities can add extra demands, pressure, and challenges to any activity for many neurodivergent students.  Where some students may find social breaks to be a chance to recharge and group work to enhance learning, many neurodivergent students need us to careful consider the complexities and challenges of socialising during the school day. We will be talking about how to separate social development from other learning, add ourselves into play to scaffold opportunities, and ensure that we are valuing neurodivergent ways of playing and connecting.  The double empathy problem will be foundational to this webinar.

Neurodiversity

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

Anxiety and communication

Practical information to help build your confidence in how to adjust our communication style to reduce anxiety in our students.  Students will often communicate less, or even stop talking completely, when anxiety is high. One source of anxiety that we can safely reduce is changing our communication style.

Wellbeing

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

Executive functioning – how do I support and teach my students the skills needed to tackle school work and school expectations

Practical information to help build your confidence in the area of executive functioning skills including how to support students with the emotional aspects, challenges with impulsivity, difficulties getting started, planning, and managing multi-step projects.   This will focus on students with ADHD but is not exclusive to this group of students. Many learners struggle with executative functioning skills

Learning Support

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

AAC 101 – how to support language development for students with minimal vocal speech

Practical information to help build your confidence in how to support students who use alternative forms of communication such as communication devices, iPads with communication software, sign language, or picture symbols.  We will be covering how to support language and communication for students who are finding developing speech to be tricky.  It is also appropriate for students who are in the early stages of communication development.

Communication

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

AAC – Intermediate – so my student has a communication device/system, now what?

Practical information to help build your confidence in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication.  This is targeted towards people who are supporting someone who has (or is about to have) a communication system. This might be low tech (e.g., coreboard, communication book with symbols, etc), or high tech (e.g., a Tobii device, iPad with TouchChat, Proloquo2go, Snapchat, Coughdrough, LAMP, etc).   The communication supports might have been funded through TalkLink, Ministry of Education, or a private assessment.

Language

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

Visual supports on the fly – how to support our students understanding by making our language more visual

Practical information to help build your confidence in making our spoken language more visual to ensure that students have information presented in a way that is easier to understand.  This will be appropriate for anyone working with students with language challenges, autism, ADHD, anxiety, learning English as a second (or other) language or intellectual disability. This webinar will focus on ways to create visual supports on-the-fly so that you can provide such essential supports in moment because we all know that prep time is limited and not always possible.

Inclusion

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

Comprehensive Literacy for older students who do not yet know most of their letters, most of the time

Practical information to help build your confidence in how to support students who do not yet know most of the letters, most of the time. This could be due to a wide range of factors including intellectual disability, complex needs, dyslexia, or having missed out on the type of structured literacy instruction that they needed when they were younger.   This will not be a substitute for a structured literacy approach in your school, but rather an introduction to key skills that you can use during reading and writing activities during the day to supplement literacy instruction.

Learning Support

Online

90 minutes

$100

Minimum of 10 participants

Workshop 1 - Supporting student’s communication and language skills

This workshop focuses on supporting communication and language and focuses on building up your confidence with all aspects of communication and language. See course description for more information

Inclusion

In Person

4 hours

Wellington $300, Out of Wellington $425

Minimum of 5 participants

Workshop 2 - Practical skills and knowledge to support neurodivergent students with a focus on ADHD, autism, and language delay

This workshop is similar to workshop 1, but has a much stronger focus on neurodiversity (e.g., autism, ADHD, etc)

Neurodiversity

In Person

4 hours

Wellington $300, Out of Wellington $425

Minimum of 5 participants

Workshop 3 - Early communication / literacy workshop - for those working with students at or below level 1 of the curriculum

This workshop focuses on how to adapt activities and lessons in the moment for students who are still learning how to use individual words or combine them into short phrases.

Learning Support

In Person

4 hours

Wellington $300, Out of Wellington $425

Minimum of 5 participants

Workshop 4 - Literacy and executive function workshop for those working at intermediate & secondary level

This workshop is similar to workshop 3 but has a focus on supporting older students

Learning Support

In Person

4 hours

Wellington $300, Out of Wellington $425

Minimum of 5 participants

Kia Ata Mai

Website: https://kiaatamai.org/  

Contact: Andria Studman andria@kiaatamai.org

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Area
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST)

Kia Māmā te Ara, Kia Mārama te Ara

A kaupapa Māori approach to engaging neurodiverse ākonga/learners using practical hands-on solutions.

 Neurodiversity

Blended

1.5 days

 $1,000.00

Learning Adventures NZ

Website: https://learningadventures.nz/teacher-aide-pld-courses

Contact: https://learningadventures.nz/contact

Course Name
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST)

Introduction to Supporting Neurodiversity Learners: including autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and ADHD.

Neurodiversity

In Person or Online

In Person: two 2-hour workshops

Online: two 2-hour sessions

 In Person $200, Online $140

Supporting Language Development using a Structured Literacy Approach

Communication

In Person or Online

In Person: two 2-hour workshops

Online: two 2-hour sessions

 In Person $200, Online $140

Supporting Students Learn and Progress in a Play Based Learning Environment

Learning Support

In Person or Online

In Person: two 2-hour workshops

Online: two 2-hour sessions

 In Person $200, Online $140

Supporting Students Learn and Progress in Mathematics

Learning Support

In Person or Online

In Person: two 2-hour workshops

Online: two 2-hour sessions

 In Person $200, Online $140

Supporting Students Learn and Progress in STEM / Science

Learning Support

In Person or Online

In Person: two 2-hour workshops

Online: two 2-hour sessions

 In Person $200, Online $140

Supporting Students with dyscalculia in Learning Maths

Neurodiversity

 Online

Online: two 2-hour sessions

 $140

Understanding and meeting social, emotional, behavioural, and educational needs

Behaviour

Blended

Two 2-hour workshops, plus two 2-hour Zoom sessions

 $350

Understanding and reducing the barriers for neurodiverse learners in a play-based learning environment

Neurodiversity

In Person or Online

In Person: two 2-hour workshops

Online: two 2-hour sessions

 In Person $200, Online $140

Learning Architects

Website: https://www.learningarchitects.com/professional-learning-for-teacher-aides/

Contact: office@learningarchitects.com

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST)
Notes

Digital skills for Teacher Aides & Learning Assistants

 Increase your confidence and skill in a variety of platforms and tools.

Our digital skills workshops are designed to support TAs to improve their digital fluency skills and cover a range of topics, including:
-general IT skills (e.g. email, shared documents, communication)
-useful tools to support diverse learners
-ways to capture and share student learning
-use drones and other amazing tools to engage learners
-creating resources with super-speed using AI
-strategies to support monitoring and assessment of student learning

Each course will be customised to your needs.

Learning support, Professional Skills

Online or In person

6 hours

$500

 3 x 120-minute workshops

Google skills online community

Learn at your own pace in your own time with our online learning community.

Have your questions answered in online forums, take part in self-paced courses designed to upskill you in the Google environment.

Learning support, Professional Skills

Online

1 year of unlimited online access

$250

 

Inclusive practices for Teacher Aides and Learning Assistants

Not all learners have the same experience at school. Creating an inclusive culture in your school is the way to overcome this.

This workshop will explore the meaning of inclusive learning communities and what it looks like in your school. You will understand the core beliefs that drive inclusive learning and the barriers we strive to overcome.

You will go away with strategies to enhance your school’s inclusive learning community, as well as a learning community for you to engage with as you develop your skills.

Take part in ongoing reflection and complete an action project to support you in your role, supported by our facilitator in our online platform.

Inclusion

Online or In person

4.5 hours

$500

3 x 90-minute group workshops with action research project

Learning support for Teacher Aides

Learn about EROs practical guide for TAs with follow up activities to conduct back in school.

Includes access to our online platform for supporting your ongoing reflection and application in your role, as well as practical activities and reading materials.

Learning support

Online or In person

6 hours

$500

 4 x 90-minute online workshops

Maths Associates

Website: https://www.mathsassociates.co.nz/ta-courses-support

Contact: admin@mathsassociates.co.nz

Course Name

Content Summary

Competency Areas

Delivery Mode

Duration

 Price (Excluding GST)

Notes

Accelerating learning for students in Years 3-10.

This course will cover how to advance students who are lagging
behind their classmates. This course is based on the Numicon
Intervention Programme and Numicon Big Ideas. These programmes enable and support students to be included in their classroom lessons with understanding. You will learn about the barriers students have in their learning and how to overcome or work with them, and how to follow a learning programme to move these students beyond NZC
Levels 1 and 2. This course is suitable for a TA who is beginning their journey in working with students who are struggling learners and those wanting to deepen their knowledge.

Inclusion

Blended or online

6 hours

 $300

A sample pack of Numicon equipment will be sent to you. Purchases are not covered by the Ministry funding.

Supporting learners in the classroom using a variety of manipulatives.

This course will provide a TA with confidence in supporting students in an inclusive classroom setting, working with the planned lessons (by the teacher). TA’s will learn how to bring understanding for students to engage and grow their own knowledge and enjoyment of maths by using manipulatives. TA’s will grow with confidence in using the Common Practice Model. This course is suitable for a TA who is beginning their journey in working with Tier 2 students and those wanting to deepen their knowledge.

Inclusion

Blended or online

6 hours

 $300

 

Teaching Mathematics to students with high learning needs.

This course will show you how to support learners who are operating
in Pre-level 1/ level 1 of the NZC and need 1-1 guidance. This course will be based on Numicon Breaking Barriers that is provided in the course fee. You will learn how to use this programme, use equipment that encourages discovery, understanding and application of maths in everyday life. You will increase your own knowledge of mathematics. This course is suitable for a TA who is beginning their journey in working with students with High Learning Needs and those wanting to
deepen their knowledge. You will need to have access to or purchase Numicon equipment to use on the day.

Learning support

Blended or online

6 hours

 $560

 Breaking Barriers Teaching Handbook is included in the fee. A sample pack of Numicon equipment will be sent to you. Purchases are not covered by the Ministry funding.

Teaching Mathematics to students with Neurodiversities in a mainstream school.

This course will include information on how to teach and support students with autism, dyscalculia, ADHD. You will learn how to plan a well-designed and engaging lesson for your learner(s) so they feel included in their classroom. You will also upskill your own knowledge of maths. This course is suitable for a TA who is beginning their journey in working with neuro-diverse learners and
those wanting to deepen their knowledge.

Neurodiversity

Blended or online

6 hours

 $300

 

New Zealand Curriculum Design Institute

Website: https://www.nzcdi.ac.nz/teacher-aide-education-programmes

Contact: admin@nzcdi.ac.nz

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST)
Notes

Teacher Aide Certificate (Grade A)

Select 3 of Teacher Aide Introduction, Supporting Wellbeing, Physical Support Practice or Learning Support

Teacher Aide Introduction, Wellbeing, Physical Support Practice & Learning Support

In person or online

In person 12 days

Online 3 hours x three ten-week terms

 $1,000

 

Teacher Aide Certificate (Grade B)

Select 3 of   Positive Behaviours Support, Understanding Inclusive Practices, Culturally Competent Practices or Supporting Neurodiversity

Positive Behaviours Support, Inclusive Practices, Culturally Competent Practices & Supporting Neurodiversity

In person or online

In person 12 days

Online 3 hours x three ten-week terms

 $1,000

 

Teacher Aide Certificate (Grade C)

Select 3 of Advancing Professional Skills, Communication Support, Kaupapa Māori and Māori Medium Support Practices or Language Supports.

Advancing Professional Skills, Communication Support, Kaupapa Māori & Māori Medium Support Practices, Language Supports

In person or online

In person 12 days

Online 3 hours x three ten-week terms

 $1,000

 

Teacher Aide Certificate (Grade D)

Select any 3 of the 12 competency modules.

3 of the Competencies

In person or online

In person 12 days

Online 3 hours x three ten-week terms

 $1,000

 

Teacher Aide Introduction

Teacher Aide Induction and foundation level competency level - over-arching Teacher Aide values & good practice

Teacher Aide Induction and Foundation

In person or online

In person 4 days

Online 3 hours x ten-week terms

 $500

$500 4 -9, or $350 10 plus people

Understanding Inclusive Practices

Understand and support inclusive practice, Universal Design for Learning, building positive learning environments, principles of inclusive practice for diverse learners including those with complex needs, students, peers & staff

Inclusion

In person or online

In person 4 days

Online 3 hours x ten-week terms

 $500

$500 4 -9, or $350 10 plus people

Advancing Professional Skills

Develop digital literacy fluency, build trusting professional relationships with learners & staff, work as a team member with learners, families & staff, develop & maintain networks & collaborative partnerships & meet legal & ethical obligations in an education support environment & improve own professional practice

Professional Skills

In person or online

In person 4 days

Online 3 hours x ten-week terms

 $500

$500 4 -9, or $350 10 plus people

Communication Support

Understand and support language development, support communication using Te Reo, Braille, New Zealand Sign Language, Makaton

Communication

In person or online

In person 4 days

Online 3 hours x ten-week terms

 $500

$500 4 -9, or $350 10 plus people

Culturally Competent Practices

Understand importance of culture & identity in learning & inclusiveness of all plus linguistic diversity, apply fundamentals of te reo and te ao Māori, including tikanga, support new migrants & former refugees with transition to Aotearoa/New Zealand

Cultural Competence

In person or online

In person 4 days

Online 3 hours x ten-week terms

 $350

$500 4 -9, or $350 10 plus people

Kaupapa Māori and Māori Medium Support Practices

Develop competence & competence to work with whānau &kaiako to support matauranga Māori, contribute to teaching of te reo Māori, te ao Māori, tikanga & work in Māori-medium and/or Kaupapa Māori space

Kaupapa Māori and Māori-Medium

In person or online

In person 4 days

Online 3 hours x ten-week terms

 $600

$600 4 -9, or $500 10 plus people

Language Supports

Communicate with learners, parents, & colleagues in te reo Māori, NZSL, or another language, support learners with English as a second language & assist in production of resources and adaption of curriculum

Languages

In person or online

In person 4 days

Online 3 hours x ten-week terms

 $600

$600 4 -9, or $500 10 plus people

Physical Support Practices

Practice consent, maintain dignity, support feeding & personal hygiene administer physiotherapy & occupational techniques, health needs/provide medical support- e.g., mic key & mobility

Physical

In person or online

In person 4 days

Online 3 hours x ten-week terms

 $500

$500 4 -9, or $350 10 plus people

Supporting Learning

This module includes maintaining class engagement & participation in learning, knowledge & proficiency in specific programmes, i.e., literacy & numeracy, online learning training & support with small groups, using basic learning theories and develop theories

Learning Support

In person or online

In person 4 days

Online 3 hours x ten-week terms

 $500

$500 4 -9, or $350 10 plus people

Supporting Neurodiversity

Understanding of neurodiversity and ways to respect, support, and reduce barriers for neurodiverse learners, autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD etc…

Neurodiversity

In person or online

In person 4 days

Online 3 hours x ten-week terms

 $500

$500 4 -9, or $350 10 plus people

Supporting Positive Behaviours

Understand and support behaviour (including possible drivers), expressions of distress/challenging behaviour, behaviour theories, emotional healthy behaviours/practices, implement behaviour programmes, de-escalate, and defuse situations with learners/adults

Behaviour

In person or online

In person 4 days

Online 3 hours x ten-week terms

 $500

$500 4 -9, or $350 10 plus people

Supporting Wellbeing

Monitor & observe learners to maintain their health/safety, provide a safe environment/ contribute to wellbeing & child protection, identify & respond to those at risk, work with families to identify pastoral issues & understand/utilise trauma informed practice

Wellbeing

In person or online

In person 4 days

Online 3 hours x ten-week terms

 $500

$500 4 -9, or $350 10 plus people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate in Learning Facilitation

This certificate introduces and practices advanced facilitation skills and complex facilitation activities that are undertaken in education settings with children and youth.

 

This Certificate course combines the Advanced Facilitation and Scoping, Consultation and Engagement courses below.

Professional Skills

Online

4 hours per week over 10 weeks for each of the two modules

 $2,000

Papers $1,000 each, Programme $2,000 class of 10 plus people

Advanced Facilitation

Advanced facilitation skills and complex facilitation activities undertaken in education settings.

Professional Skills

Online

4 hours x 10 weeks

 $1,000

 

Scoping, Consultation and Engagement

Analyse and record activities for reporting back to participants and others. This programme will increase ability to accurately hear and respond to others in challenging situations.

Professional Skills

Online

4 hours x 10 weeks

 $1,000

 

Certificate in Universal Wellbeing

This certificate introduces and develops understanding of the Universal Wellbeing Model (UWM) and its domains and variables. Enhance and support personal wellbeing developments, changes, and growth.

 

This Certificate course combines the Domain courses below.

Professional Skills

Online

36 hours

 $1,000

12 sessions X 3 hours. Paper $200 each

Social Wellbeing Domain

Social wellbeing and its variables

Professional Skills

Online

2 hours x six weeks

 $200

 

Physical Wellbeing Domain

Physical wellbeing and its variables

Professional Skills

Online

2 hours x six weeks

$200

 

Intellectual Wellbeing Domain

Intellectual wellbeing and its variables

Professional Skills

Online

2 hours x six weeks

$200

 

Cultural Wellbeing Domain

Cultural wellbeing and its variables

Professional Skills

Online

2 hours x six weeks

$200

 

Emotional Wellbeing Domain

Emotional wellbeing and its variables

Professional Skills

Online

2 hours x six weeks

$200

 

Spiritual Wellbeing Domain

Spiritual wellbeing and its variables

Professional Skills

Online

2 hours x six weeks

$200

 

Certificate in Whakatō te Reo

Acquire understandings of over 60 new Māori words and learn 20 new common sentence patterns through enjoyable activities. Also learn about Māori culture, history and tikanga. Includes fieldtrips.

Professional Skills

Online

3 hours per week over two 10-week term

 $1,000

Programme $1,000 class of 10 plus people

Potential to Performance

Website: Practical and Effective Teacher Aide PLD Bundle | Potential to (teachable.com)

Contact: brooke@potentialtoperformance.co.nz

 

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
Price (Excluding GST)
Notes

Practical and Effective Teachers Aid PLD Bundle

An online Bundle of 80 video courses that focus on the learning, social and emotional needs of students.  66% of the Bundle consist of video modules; the remainder are "live" collaborative coaching sessions and live Q&As with course authors to have your questions answered. Key topics include neurodiversity, trauma-informed practice, cultural competence, communication, IEPs, Wellbeing.

Teacher Aide induction and foundation, Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Leaning Support, Cultural Competence, Languages, Professional Skills

Online, on demand

60 minutes average per course

$400

The first 5000 enrolments will be posted a Teacher Aide Wellbeing Pack to support Trauma Informed Practice in their school.    The course duration is an average of time per course. Teacher aides are able to re-watch segments if they wish.     A few courses will be listed as 'In Development" and these will be completed and online line by the end of Term 2.    You will have access to all 80 courses until 18 February 2024.     All courses include an editable Workbook and a Certificate of Completion.

Safeguarding Children 

Website: https://lms.safeguardingchildren.org.nz/catalog

Contact: erica@safeguardingchildren.org.nz

 

Course Name

Content Summary

Competency Area

Delivery Mode

Duration

Price (Excluding GST)

Applied Safeguarding & Child Protection

By applying child protection knowledge and training into practice, Teacher Aides can help to prevent harm, respond quickly and appropriately to concerns or suspicions of abuse or neglect, and support children and young people who have experienced harm. It also helps to build a culture of safety and awareness in educational settings and communities. 

Deepen your knowledge of safeguarding and child protection by working through activities and scenarios that allow you to explore the challenges and realities in practice. We know we develop confidence when we can apply child protection learning to realistic situations in a safe space to do so. This course will provide you with this experience by working in small groups facilitated by one of our expert trainers.            

 

https://safeguardingchildren.org.nz/training/seminars-webinars/

Wellbeing

Online - live webinar     

                                                                                                                      In person                        

Online - live webinar 

2 x 2.5 hour webinars, one week apart    

 

Face to Face - 6 hours

Online $130.43 

                                In person

$169.57

Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Teacher aides who understand their child protection policy are better equipped to collaborate with other professionals in the education system, such as teachers, counsellors, and social workers, to ensure that children and young people receive the support they need to thrive. 

Your Child Protection Policy is a vital component of a child-safe organisation. Most of us do not understand the difference it can make to the we do. A Child Protection Policy should send out a clear message of accountability and demonstrate your organisations commitment to the safety and protection of tamariki. As a Teacher Aide you have a crucial role to play in the development and use of your child protection policy as you are working directly with tamariki and rangatahi

This course will help you understand the importance of your child protection policy, and how to use it effectively.

This course includes a digital download of our resource Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy Development & Audit Tool which you will need while listening to the webinar.

Wellbeing

Online - recorded webinar

1 hour 15 minutes

$78.26

Code of Conduct

By having a clear code of conduct in place, teacher aides know what is expected of them in terms of professional conduct, behaviour and ethics.

Working with tamariki and rangatahi is a privilege. We regularly hear about tamariki and rangatahi suffering abuse by the people and organisations who work with them. Tamariki deserve to be safe as they participate and thrive. Parents and carers rely on the people working and supporting their tamariki to behave in ways that keep their tamariki safe and encourage their development. Police vetting alone will not identify people who are inappropriate or unsafe to work with tamariki; therefore, a child-focused Code of Conduct is so important. As a Teacher Aide you are in a unique position to contribute to the safety of tamariki and rangatahi by gaining an understanding of safe and unsafe behaviours from staff and volunteers towards children.

Many organisations underestimate the importance of a Code of Conduct which is vital in keeping tamariki safe and organisations safe for tamariki.

Wellbeing

Online -recorded webinar

1 hour

$69.57

Disclosures

Teacher Aides are very often the trusted person that children and young people disclose abuse to. One of the key responsibilities of teacher aides is to be vigilant and attentive to the needs of the students they work with. They should be aware of the signs of abuse and neglect and know how to respond if they suspect that a child is at risk.                                                                                                            Evidence from child abuse survivors shows that for most children their disclosure journey was negative. There were numerous missed opportunities for intervention and support identified along these journeys. Negative journeys were characterised by poor responses from those to whom they had disclosed, lack of support, particularly emotional support, and a lack of protective action taken. Recognising a disclosure, and how you respond is vitally important to ensure children and young people feel believed and can access the support they need.

Take this course to acquire and build the knowledge and skills required to help a child.

Wellbeing

Online - recorded webinar                                                        

2.5 hours

$43.48

Information Sharing - recorded webinar

One of the key responsibilities of Teacher Aides is to be vigilant and attentive to the needs of the students they work with. They should be aware of the signs of abuse and neglect and know how to respond if they suspect that a child is at risk. This may involve reporting concerns to a teacher or other school staff member or making a report to the appropriate child protection agency.

Lack of or poor information sharing is a key factor repeatedly identified in many serious case reviews carried out following the death of or serious injury to a child.

Fears about sharing information cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children at risk of abuse or neglect. Every practitioner must take responsibility for sharing the information they hold.

This course will help you understand the recent changes in legislation that allow and support you as a practitioner to share crucial information regarding children’s wellbeing and safety.

Wellbeing

Online -recorded webinar

1.5 hours

$43.48

Recognising and Responding to Grooming

As a Teacher Aide you have a unique opportunity to recognise and respond to the grooming of children both at school and at home or in the community. Very often the trusted relationship between tamariki and their Teacher Aide identifies that someone in a position of trust is grooming a child or children. Gaining an insight into grooming and the motivations to sexually abuse children will provide you with opportunities to prevent abuse from happening or interrupt harmful behaviour. This training is for anyone working with families, children, and young people. The course will equip you with the ability to recognise and respond to the signs of grooming. Grooming is the process by which an adult prepares a child, significant others, and the environment to enable sexual abuse of the child.

Grooming is very often the precursor to sexual abuse. Through increasing our understanding of grooming we are better able to reduce opportunities for grooming and keep our children safe from sexual abuse.

Wellbeing

Online - eLearning

2 hours

$43.48

Safeguarding & Child Protection

This training is your starting point on your safeguarding and child protection learning journey. It would also serve as a good refresher as it is an introduction to the essentials of safeguarding and child protection. You will gain an understanding of the impact of child abuse and neglect, including family violence and sexual violence, along with the knowledge of what you can do to prevent and minimise the risk of harm to tamariki and rangatahi. You will gain confidence in the actions you need to take when you are worried about a child or young person. This knowledge is essential for everyone who works with our tamariki and rangitahi.

All content has been developed in line with Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and thus discusses impacts of colonisation and upholds mātauranga Māori as crucial in working with whānau and their tamariki.                       

 

https://safeguardingchildren.org.nz/training/upcoming-events/

 

 

Blended Learning option: eLearning + Webinar

This course is perfect for anyone who likes the option of self-directed study in their own time as well as having the opportunity to learn from one of our experts via a live webinar. This option is perfect for anyone who is finding it hard to find the time to attend face-to-face or webinar training, as the learning experience is broken up, making it easier to fit it into busy lives.                                                                                                           

This course is your starting point on your safeguarding and child protection learning journey. It also serves as a good refresher for an introduction to the essentials of safeguarding and child protection.                  

 

       

 

https://safeguardingchildren.org.nz/training/seminars-webinars/#applied-child-protection-practice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Wellbeing

In person or Blended

In person 6 hours

 

Blended

2.5 hours,  1 hour pre reading via eLearning, followed by a 1.5 hour webinar

In person $169.57

Blended $52.17

Safeguarding and Child Protection for Primary and Intermediate Schools

This course will help you understand child abuse and neglect, the impact on tamariki (children) and how you can help. This course is suitable for anyone working with tamariki in the primary and intermediate sector.
If possible have your child protection policy and procedures on hand while you are completing this course.

Wellbeing

Online - eLearning

2.5 hours

$43.48

Safeguarding and Child Protection for Secondary Schools

This course will help you understand child abuse and neglect, the impact on rangatahi (youth) and how you can help. This course is suitable for anyone working with rangatahi in the secondary school sector.

If possible, have your child protection policy and procedures on hand while you are completing this course.

Wellbeing

Online - eLearning

2.5 - 3 hours

$43.48

Safeguarding and Child Protection for the ECE Sector

This course is essential for everyone who works with our tamariki in the Early Childhood Education sector. You will gain an understanding into the impact of abuse and neglect including family violence and sexual violence on tamariki, knowing what you can do to help prevent it happening and what to do when you are worried about a tamaiti. As an early childhood worker, you come into contact with tamariki and whānau every day. You need to be aware of the signs of abuse and neglect as well as knowing what to do should you encounter a child protection concern.

Wellbeing

Online - eLearning

2 - 2.5 hours

$43.48

Sharp, Kinane Limited

Website: www.sharpkinane.com

Contact: phil@sharpkinane.com

 

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Price (Excluding GST)

Deliberate Acts of Teaching in groups - One on one session

Learn how to teach using deliberate acts include modelling, prompting, questioning, giving feedback, telling, explaining, and directing.

Learning support

In person or Online

In person One-on one sessions:
1 hour $200

2 hours $400

3 hours $600

 

In person (minimum 4 participants):
3 hours $150

 

 

Online:

1 hour $150 (minimum 2 participants)

Designing online Literacy & Numeracy tasks for students - One on one session

Learn how to make interactive activities for students using Google Docs, Slides, and a variety of website tools. Find out what websites and tools you can use for your interactive activities.

Learning support

In person or Online

In person one-on-one sessions:

1 hour $200

2 hours $400

3 hours $600

 

In person (minimum 4 participants):
3 hours $150

 

Online:

1 hour $150 (minimum 2 participants)

Helping students to navigate and succeed with Google Classroom - one on one session

Learn how to support students to find their activities in Google Classroom, complete them and submit them. Learn some trouble shooting tips.

Learning support

In person or Online

In person one-on-one sessions:

1 hour $200

2 hours $400

 

In person (minimum 4 participants):
3 hours $150

 

Online:

1 hour $150 (minimum 2 participants)

How to do simple tasks with student computers such as inserting video, images, files, managing text and saving content - One on one session

Find out how you can help students to insert videos, images, and sound. Learn how to manage files, text, and tables.

Professional skills

In person or Online

In person one-on-one sessions:

1 hour $200

2 hours $400

3 hours $600

 

In person (minimum 4 participants):
3 hours $150

 

Online:

1 hour $150 (minimum 2 participants)

Navigating Google Workspaces for Education- one on one session

Learn how to use Google Drive and manage some of the basic tasks.

Learning support

In person or Online

In person one-on-one sessions:

1 hour $200

2 hours $400

3 hours $600

 

 

In person (minimum 4 participants):
3 hours $150

 

Online

1 hour $150 (minimum 2 participants)

Robotics - Supporting students in their learning through simple problem solving - one on one session

Find out how to support students to use robotics like Bluebot, Beebot, Edison, Ozobot, and Sphero; you choose which robotics you would like PLD on.

Learning support

In person

In person one-on-one sessions:

1 hour $200

2 hours $400

3 hours $600

 

In person (minimum 4 participants):
3 hours $150

Structured Literacy Learning through Play - one on one session

Grow your kete of tools to support learners to practice their developing skills in structured literacy programmes. Develop a bank of prompts to support this learning in your setting.

 

Unpack the different elements of structured literacy and explore hands-on activities to practice skills including phonological awareness, segmenting, blending, and mapping sounds, syllabification, phonemes, morphemes, vocabulary and comprehension that students can engage with in play environments.

Learning support

In person or Online

In person one-on-one sessions:

1 hour $200

2 hours $400

3 hours $600

 

In person (minimum 4 participants):
3 hours $150

 

Online:

1 hour $150 (minimum 2 participants)

Supporting students to complete online tasks in Literacy & Numeracy - One on one session

Find out how to support students in their online tasks and how to troubleshoot problems as they arise

Learning support

In person or online

In person one-on-one sessions:

1 hour $200

2 hours $400

3 hours $600

 

In person (minimum 4 participants):
3 hours $150

 

Online:

1 hour $150 (minimum 2 participants)

Using materials to support maths learners - one on one session

Find out how to support students in their online tasks and how to troubleshoot problems as they arise

Learning support

In person or online

In person one-on-one sessions:

1 hour $200

2 hours $400

3 hours $600

 

In person (minimum 4 participants):
3 hours $150

 

Online:

1 hour $150 (minimum 2 participants)

 

 

Using digital materials to support maths learners - One hour session

Discover how you can use online digital tools to support students in their maths learning.

Learning support

Online

$150 (minimum 2 participants) 1 hour

Introduction to Seesaw

Explore how to support students to share their learning with whānau through the Seesaw digital platform.

 

Learn how to use all the digital tools available in Seesaw. Learn how to post images of students working in the classroom.

Learning support

In person

In person one-on-one sessions:

1 hour $200

2 hours $400

3 hours $600

 

 

In person (minimum 4 participants):
3 hours $150

 

 

Introduction to Scratch

Explore how to support students to create a basic digital project to present their work.

Learning support

Online

Online:

1 hour $200

2 hours $400

Getting to know Scratch

Explore how to support students to create digital projects to present their work. This session will expand on the introduction and participants will learn more than the basic blocks.

Learning support

In person

$150 (minimum 4 participants) 3 hours

Introduction to Scratch Jr

Explore how to support junior students to create a basic digital project to present their work.

Learning support

In person or Online

In person (minimum 4 participants) 90 minutes

$225

 

Online (minimum 2 participants) 90 minutes

$225

Spectrum Education

Website: https://www.spectrumeducation.com/teacher-aides-matter-workshops-webinars/

Contact: info@spectrumeducation.com

Course Name

Content Summary

Competency Areas

Delivery Mode

Duration

Price (Excluding GST)

Notes

Literacy and Numeracy for neurodiverse and at-risk learners

Session 1: 9 - 10.30am

·       Supporting at-risk and neurodiverse students with writing

·       The seven excellences of teaching

·       Strategies and processes for writing

·       Moving students from dependence to independence

 

Session 2: 11 - 12.30pm

·       Underpinning cognitive weaknesses and how they affect spelling

·       Why children continue to underachieve in reading and spelling and what we need to do differently

·       Developmental programme – What, why, and the how - with practical implementation and resources

 

Session 3: 1.30 - 3pm

·       Understanding how neurodiversity and underpinning weakness impact learners in maths

·       Addressing underpinning weaknesses and applying the seven excellences

·       Resources and activities to improve student outcomes

Learning support

In person/Online

1 day 9am - 3pm

$225

$225p/p 

Reducing Anxiety in the Classroom with Vanessa McHardy

Learn the award-winning communication system 1-5 how are you feeling? scale with Reconnection Regulation strategies. You will learn how the scale:

 

·       Helps identify feelings, name it to tame it

·       Is simple & universal, inclusive

·       Regulates through witnessing and sharing

·       Creates consistency at home and school

·       Allows students (and you) to understanding feelings

·       Can help to down regulate big feelings

Behaviour

In person or Online

In person:

1 Day 9 -3pm

 

Online:

2 weeks 2 x 60 mins

$225

$225p/p 

Teacher Aides Matter Online Summit

16+ speakers sharing practical tips, tools and techniques to support Teacher Aides in the classroom. Topics include Autism, Dyslixia, ADHD, and Dyscalculia. Speakers will explore working with at risk students, maximising achievement, understanding anxious kids, practical strategies for trauma-informed practice, literacy & comprehension strategies; and dealing with stress, communication and personal wellbeing.

Neurodiversity, Behaviour, inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Professional Skills  Online   Online -2.5 days, watch live or have access to recordings  $199  $199p/p 

Teacher Aide Development 10-week online course

Topics covered include:

 

·       Understanding the characteristics of at-risk learners

·       Why a multi-model approach is important

·       Moving students from dependence to independence

·       The role of expectations

·       Reading & comprehension

·       Vision & learning difficulties

·       Maximising achievement

Neurodiversity, Inclusion, Learning Support

Online

10 weeks 60 mins per week

$550

$550p/p 

Teaching and Learning with the Heart and Brain in Mind with Megan Gallagher

Join this workshop and you will learn:

 

·       Strategies to support students develop emotional literacy

·       Tools to manage disruptive behaviour and increase focus

·       Ways to build understanding of brain development and function

·       How to improve relationship building with students

·       Why the power of co-regulation is important

Behaviour, Learning Support, professional skills

In person or Online

In person:

1 day 9am-3pm

 

Online:

3 weeks 60 mins x 3

$225

$225p/p 

Understanding How Trauma & Stress Impacts Learning with Vanessa McHardy

During this workshop, you will learn about the neuroscience of unconscious reactions and how to enable students to respond to new information and experiences, so they are open hearted, curious learners. You will also learn:

 

·       Understand trauma and stress in relationship to learning

·       Why you are important, relationships are key

·       Know how to down regulate from stress

·       Have simple language to help students understand the stress response

·       Regulation techniques that work quickly

·       Interactive and engaging and more

Behaviour, Wellbeing

In person or
Online

In person:

1 Day 9-3pm

 

Online:

5 weeks 5 x 60 mins

$225

$225p/p 

Understanding the unmet needs BEHIND negative behaviour with Vanessa McHardy

This workshop explores the latest neuroscience to understand the ‘why’ behind the unwanted and unhelpful behaviours that get in the way of learning and switch it so that they can be fully effective in supporting their students.

You will leave knowing the basics of what is really going on underneath the negative behaviour and about the:

 

·       Alarm system de-escalation and calm system activation

·       Reactions and the triggers and how to respond

·       Key strategies on how to support students to stay engaged in learning

·       Key brain areas involved in effective learning

Behaviour, Wellbeing

In person or Online

In person:
1 day 9am-3pm

 

Online:

5 weeks 5 x 60 mins

$225

$225p/p 

Sticks ‘n Stones Inc

Website: www.sticksnstones.co.nz  

Contact: hello@sticksnstonesnz.com 

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Creating positive and collaborative networks-tips and strategies for developing and keeping these strong

Join this course to acquire a toolbox of strategies, resources, and inspiration to create robust and supportive networks in the unique educational landscape of New Zealand. Grow as an educator, expand your reach, and contribute to the flourishing and inclusive educational community in New Zealand.

Course Content:

Embracing the Power of Networks:
Discover the value of building positive networks and understand how they can enhance personal and professional development while positively impacting students.

Reciprocal Sharing of Ideas
: Learn effective communication techniques that promote both learning from others and sharing your own insights and experiences. Build trust, credibility, and strong relationships by actively contributing to collaborative conversations and how these can be maintained when things get busy.

Cultivating Collaborative Learning and Inclusivity
: Explore the benefits of participating in New Zealand-specific and global learning communities, promoting collaboration and inclusivity. Gain strategies to actively engage, contribute, and create an inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives.

Professional skills

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

Creating small group cohesion and trust

Join this course to empower yourself as a teacher aide in building and sustaining trust with students. Gain practical strategies and insights to create positive student relationships, enhance communication, and contribute to a trusting and supportive educational environment.

Course Content:

Understanding the Importance of Trust
: Explore the critical role of trust in student-teacher aide relationships. Recognise how trust forms the foundation for meaningful connections, engagement, and effective communication. Understand the impact of trust on students' academic and social-emotional development.

Building Trusting Relationships
: Learn strategies and techniques to build trust with students. Discover ways to demonstrate reliability, consistency, and genuine care. Explore effective communication strategies that foster open dialogue and active listening. Develop an understanding of cultural sensitivity and respect to build trust in diverse educational settings.

Nurturing and Sustaining Trust
: Explore methods for maintaining trust over time. Understand the importance of consistency, transparency, and follow-through in cultivating trust. Learn to address and resolve conflicts or breaches of trust in a constructive manner. Explore strategies to involve students in decision-making processes, promoting their sense of ownership and trust in the educational environment.

Learning support

Online or in-person

4 Hours

Online $250
In person $300

Factors that help build positive learning environments and how you can use them

Join this course to develop practical skills in optimising the physical environment, utilising available resources effectively, and fostering respect and engagement in the classroom. Enhance your ability as a teacher aide to create positive learning environments where students thrive and succeed.

Course Content:

Optimising the Physical Environment
: Explore strategies for creating an inviting and inclusive physical space that supports student engagement and well-being. Learn techniques for arranging furniture, managing noise levels, and ensuring accessibility for all students.

Utilising Available Resources
: Discover how to effectively leverage educational materials, technology tools, and community resources to enhance the learning environment. Gain practical tips for incorporating resources that enrich student experiences and promote active participation.

Fostering Respect and Engagement
: Learn techniques for fostering respect, inclusivity, and collaboration within the classroom. Explore strategies to celebrate diversity, create a welcoming atmosphere, and promote student engagement and motivation.

Inclusion

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

Getting started with de-escalation and defusing techniques & strategies 

"Join this course to develop practical skills in de-escalation and diffusion to help manage challenging behaviours and conflict. Gain a deeper understanding of the causes of challenging behaviours, learn strategies for building positive relationships, and acquire effective conflict resolution techniques.

Course Content:
Understanding Challenging Behaviours: Gain insights into the underlying causes of challenging student behaviour and conflict. Learn to recognise common triggers and identify strategies for early intervention. Develop a deeper understanding of student perspectives to effectively address and prevent challenging behaviours.

Building Positive Relationships: Explore the importance of building positive relationships with students as a foundation for managing challenging behaviours and resolving conflicts. Discover techniques to establish trust, communicate effectively, and foster a supportive and respectful classroom environment.

Implementing Conflict Resolution Strategies: Develop practical strategies for defusing conflicts and resolving challenging situations. Learn techniques such as active listening, problem-solving, and assertive communication. Develop skills to de-escalate tensions, encourage positive behaviour change, and promote peaceful resolutions."

Behaviour

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

Getting your head around Google Workspaces (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Slides & Drawings)

Join this course to build a solid foundation in using Google Workspaces as a teacher aide. Learn the basics of navigation, communication, organisation, and content creation. Gain the skills and confidence needed to effectively utilise Google Workspaces in your daily tasks, supporting teachers and students in the digital learning environment.

Course Content

Getting Started with Google Workspaces
: Discover the basics of Google Workspaces, including Gmail, Drive, Docs, Slides, and Drawings. Learn how to navigate the user interface, access your files, and understand the key features of each tool.

Essential Communication and Organisation:
Learn the fundamentals of Gmail and Drive to improve communication and stay organised. Learn to manage your inbox and organize files in Drive for easy access and collaboration.

Creating and Editing Documents and Presentations:
Dive into the world of Docs and Slides to create professional-looking documents and engaging presentations. Explore essential features such as formatting text, adding images, and collaborating with others. Discover how to create simple graphics using Drawings.

Professional skills

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

How Canva can help you create engaging resources to use with students

Join this course to unlock the creative potential of Canva to create engaging, personalised resources for students with additional learning needs. Learn how to quickly apply design principles, make them your own in a time saving and engaging way.

Course Content

Introduction to Canva:
Discover the user-friendly design platform, Canva, and its potential for creating high-quality designs effortlessly. Learn how to navigate the site, access templates, and explore the wide range of design options available.

Designing with Ease
: Unlock your creativity and learn how to create stunning designs for various purposes. Gain hands-on experience in customising designs, adding images, and arranging elements to create visually appealing resources.

Creating Engaging Materials:
Learn design techniques to captivate students' attention and enhance their learning experiences. Discover how to incorporate visual elements, icons, and illustrations to create dynamic presentations, posters, worksheets, and more.

Professional skills

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

How to build trust to create strong relationships with both learners and staff

"Join this course to enhance your skills in building trust and maintaining strong positive relationships with learners and staff. Gain practical strategies for effective communication, fostering understanding, and nurturing relationships. By cultivating these aspects, you will contribute to a positive and productive learning environment for all.

Course Content:
Establishing Trust: Learn the importance of trust in fostering strong positive relationships with learners and staff. Explore strategies to build trust through open communication, active listening, and empathy. Understand how trust forms the basis for collaboration, mutual respect, and effective support.

Foundations of Strong Relationships: Discover the key elements that contribute to strong positive relationships beyond trust. Explore the power of effective communication in building and maintaining connections with learners and staff. Gain insights into active listening, clear expression, and fostering understanding.

Maintaining Positive Relationships: Learn techniques for maintaining and nurturing strong positive relationships over time. Explore strategies for ongoing effective communication, including regular check-ins, feedback, and collaboration. Understand the importance of empathy, respect, and responsiveness in creating a supportive and harmonious learning environment."

Professional skills

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

Introduction to factors that influence behaviour

"Join this course designed for teacher aides to deepen your understanding of the factors influencing student behaviour. Gain practical insights and evidence-based techniques informed by neuroscience to nurture emotional well-being, support students impacted by trauma, and build self-esteem.

Course Content:
Exploring Factors Influencing Student Behaviour: Gain insights into the factors that influence student behaviour. For instance, understanding how thoughts and emotions interact can help identify underlying reasons for certain behaviours and provide valuable insights for effective intervention.

Recognizing Behaviour as an Expression of Thoughts and Emotions: Learn to view behaviour as a way for students to communicate their thoughts and emotions. By understanding that behaviour is not isolated but interconnected with students' inner experiences, you can develop a deeper understanding of their needs and provide appropriate support.

Applying Research-Informed Strategies for Positive Behaviour Support: Discover evidence-based strategies to effectively address behaviour concerns while considering the underlying thoughts and emotions. Explore research-backed techniques for fostering positive relationships, promoting social-emotional development, and providing appropriate interventions to support students."

Behaviour

Online or in-person

4 Hours

Online $250
In person $300

Introduction to Neurodiversity-Unpacking the natural variances in the human brain

This course is to introduce teacher aides to neurodiversity and build confidence in understanding its impact on learning. Develop practical strategies, foster an inclusive environment, and create a supportive space for neurodiverse students.

Course Content:

Introducing Neurodiversity
: Develop a foundational understanding of neurodiversity and its impact on students' learning. Discover the wide range of neurological differences, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and more. Develop confidence in recognising and appreciating the unique strengths and perspectives of neurodiverse students.

Building Confidence in Support:
Build essential knowledge and practical strategies to support neurodiverse students. Learn how to adapt approaches, provide personalised support, and foster a positive and inclusive learning environment.

Creating a Supportive Environment:
Understand the importance of creating a nurturing and inclusive environment that embraces neurodiversity.

Neurodiversity

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

Practical Strategies for reducing Barriers for Neurodiverse learners

A course to introduce practical strategies for reducing barriers and supporting neurodiverse learners.

Course Content:

Effective Support Techniques:
Learn a range of practical strategies to support neurodiverse learners. Discover techniques for adapting teaching methods & materials to meet their unique needs.

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments:
Gain insights into creating inclusive spaces that reduce barriers for neurodiverse learners. Explore strategies for organising physical spaces, managing sensory stimuli, and implementing visual supports. Learn how to create routines, structure, and clear expectations to foster a positive and supportive learning environment.

Building Positive Relationships:
Develop essential skills for building positive relationships with neurodiverse learners. Learn effective communication strategies, active listening techniques, and approaches for fostering trust and collaboration

Neurodiversity

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

Strategies and tips for keeping students engaged, motivated and contributing

Join this half-day course to acquire practical strategies and tips for keeping students engaged, motivated, and actively contributing. Enhance your skills in creating an interactive and inclusive learning environment that empowers students to be active participants in their own learning.

Course Content:

Promoting Active Engagement:
Discover practical strategies to keep students actively engaged in their learning. Learn techniques to make lessons interactive and hands-on, such as incorporating group activities, discussions, and hands-on projects. Explore ways to personalise learning experiences to cater to students' interests, strengths, and needs.

Fostering Motivation:
Gain insights into fostering intrinsic motivation in students. Explore methods for setting clear goals, providing meaningful feedback, and recognising student achievements. Learn how to create a positive and supportive learning environment that encourages students to take ownership of their learning journey.

Encouraging Active Contribution:
Discover techniques for promoting active student participation and contribution in the classroom. Explore ways to encourage students to share their thoughts, ideas, and questions. Learn effective communication strategies to facilitate classroom discussions and encourage collaborative learning among students.

Learning support

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

Strategies for managing challenging behaviour

Gain practical strategies and techniques for managing challenging student behaviour. Enhance your skills in understanding, preventing, and effectively responding to challenging behaviour.

Course Content:

Understanding Behaviour
: Gain a deeper understanding of the factors that contribute to challenging student behaviour. Learn about the impact of emotions, trauma, and individual differences on student behaviour. Explore practical strategies for identifying triggers and understanding the underlying needs behind the behaviour.

Positive Behaviour Support:
Discover effective strategies for promoting positive behaviour and creating a supportive environment. Learn how to establish clear expectations and rules and implement consistent and fair consequences. Explore proactive techniques such as visual supports, social stories, and rewards systems to encourage positive behaviour and prevent challenging situations.

Conflict Resolution and De-escalation Techniques:
Acquire practical strategies for managing and de-escalating challenging behaviour when it arises. Learn how to defuse conflicts, practice active listening, and use effective communication techniques to build rapport and address student needs. Explore techniques for promoting self-regulation and providing appropriate support during challenging moments.

Behaviour

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

Tips and strategies for using chromebooks including accessibility features to support learners

Enhance your knowledge and skills in using Chromebooks and supporting learners with accessibility tools. Gain practical tips, explore features like text-to-speech, screen magnification, speech recognition, and personalised settings, and develop strategies to empower students.

Course Content:

Navigating Chromebooks:
Learn how to confidently use Chromebooks as a valuable tool to support learners. Explore the basic features and functions of Chromebooks, including navigating the user interface, managing files and folders, and using essential tools such as web browsing and applications.

Enhancing Accessibility for Personalised Learning:
Discover a range of accessibility tools available on Chromebooks that can support learners in engaging with learning and demonstrating understanding in personalised ways. Explore features such as:
-Text-to-speech: Students can have text read aloud to support their comprehension.
-Screen magnification: Students can enlarge on-screen content to enhance visibility without drawing attention to their needs.
-Speech recognition: Students can use voice commands to interact with the -Chromebook, allowing them to express their ideas naturally.
-Customized settings: Students can personalise their Chromebook experience to meet their individual needs and preferences.

Supporting Learners' Independent Use:
Develop strategies to empower learners in utilising accessibility tools on Chromebooks independently. Learn how to provide discreet support that allows students to use these tools seamlessly without feeling self-conscious about their learning needs.

Professional skills

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

Understanding and preventing bullying-how can you help?

Develop your understanding of bullying as well as strategies and ideas for preventing bullying behaviours based on our over 10 years’ experience working with young people.

Course Content:
Recognizing Bullying Dynamics: Gain a deeper understanding of bullying and its various forms, including physical, verbal, and cyberbullying. Explore the different roles involved in bullying situations and learn how to identify signs of bullying behaviour. Develop the skills to distinguish between joking/banter, teasing, conflict and bullying, enabling you to effectively address and prevent bullying incidents and promote active bystander strategies.

Behaviour

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

Understanding Emotional Safety and how you can help build it with learners

Support students' emotional well-being to create emotional safety. Gain practical skills and strategies to create an emotionally supportive learning environment.

Course Content:

Understanding Emotional Safety:
Explore the importance of emotional safety in building a positive learning environment. Learn strategies to promote emotional safety and create a space for students to express their emotions and needs safely & comfortably.

Building Supportive Relationships:
Develop practical skills for building strong and supportive relationships with students. Enhance students' emotional literacy and teach self-regulation techniques for effective emotion management.

Promoting Emotional Literacy and Regulation:
Discover strategies to promote emotional awareness, empathy, and self-expression in students. Integrate emotional literacy and regulation into daily interactions and academic tasks.

Wellbeing

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

Unpacking behaviour theories and helping nurture emotionally healthy behaviour

Grow your understanding of behaviour theories and enhance your skills in nurturing emotionally healthy behaviour.

Course Content:

Understanding Behaviour Theories:
Explore different behaviour theories to gain insights into the underlying factors that influence student behaviour. Learn how to interpret and analyse behaviour patterns to effectively support students' emotional well-being.

Promoting Emotional Health:
Discover strategies to nurture emotionally healthy behaviour in students. Explore techniques for fostering self-awareness, emotional regulation, and positive social interactions. Learn how to create a supportive environment that encourages emotional growth and well-being.

Behaviour Intervention Techniques:
Develop practical skills in behaviour intervention. Learn effective strategies to address challenging behaviours, de-escalate conflicts, and promote positive behaviour choices. Gain confidence in your ability to support students in developing emotionally healthy behaviour patterns.

Behaviour

Online or in-person

4 hours

Online $250
In person $300

Using your iPad well (for yourself and with learners) and tips and tricks for making it work for you

"Get started on your iPad journey with confidence. Discover the essentials of using your iPad effectively and unlock its potential to enhance your practice and support student learning.

Course Content:
Getting Started with Your iPad: Discover the basics of using your iPad as a teacher aide. Learn how to navigate the interface, use essential apps, and perform common tasks. Gain confidence in handling your iPad and understanding its key features.

Enhancing Learning with iPad: Explore practical tips and techniques for incorporating the iPad into your teaching practices. Discover educational apps, interactive resources, and engaging activities that can support student learning and participation. Get inspired to create dynamic and interactive lessons using your iPad.

Mastering iPad Fundamentals: Dive deeper into the functionality of your iPad and uncover hidden features that can improve your productivity. Learn time-saving shortcuts, organisation strategies, and effective multitasking techniques. Customize your iPad settings to suit your preferences and optimise your workflow."

Professional skills

Online or in-person

4 Hours

Online $250
In person $300

Ways to learn for free online-what is available and how you can develop professional learning networks

Explore the world of free online learning and discover how to leverage local professional learning networks. Empower yourself with knowledge and connect with other teacher aides and teachers to enhance your professional growth and make a positive impact on student learning.

Course Content:

Free Online Learning Resources:
Discover valuable online resources to enhance your professional development as a teacher aide. Access courses, webinars, articles, and educational materials at no cost. Expand your knowledge and skills using these platforms.

Building Local Professional Networks:
Connect with other teacher aides and educators in your community. Collaborate, share insights, experiences, and resources. Learn from one another and develop a strong local professional learning network.

Personalized Learning Plan:
Create a tailored professional learning plan aligned with your goals and interests. Utilise online resources and local networks to support your growth.

Learning support

Online

4 hours

$200

Tātai Hono Consulting Limited

Website: www.tataihono.com 

Contact: naumai@tataihono.com 

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Inclusive Maths for Neurodiverse Learners

Breaking barriers in mathematics so that Neurodiverse learners can demonstrate their learning and thinking.  Teacher aides will learn the theory of concrete, pictorial and abstract learning through practical activities using classroom equipment designed to enhance mathematics.  All designed for inclusive learning.

Neurodiversity, Inclusion

In person or Online

6 hours or 3 hours

In person $160

Online $80

For all courses listed:
Minimum of 10 participants are required to run these courses. These will take place in the wider Bay of Plenty and other areas by request.

Active & Engaging Maths

The foundation to learning maths with success is to experience it actively. In this workshop we will use math equipment (including Numicon) to help students learn concepts of math. Patterning, calculating, generalising and how to communicate their math thinking.

Inclusion, Learning Support

In person or Online

6 hours or 3 hours

In person $160

Online $80

 

Active & Engaging Numeracy

The foundation to learning maths with success is to experience it actively. In this workshop we will use math equipment (including Numicon) to help students learn concepts of math. Patterning, calculating, generalising and how to communicate their math thinking.

Learning support

In person or Online

6 hours or 3 hours

In person $160

Online $80

 

Hacks for small group learning - Inclusive and Fun

Small group learning can be fun and effective when you know the hacks.  We will spend the day hands -on, creating and using learning hacks.  These will help build memory, learn about listening, learn how to be good communicators, learn how to foster different types of thinking.

Learning support

In person

6 hours

$160

 

Telco Technology Services

Website: https://www.tts.co.nz/blog/Blog64/Teacher-Aide-PLD-Funding-Returns-for-2023 

Contact: pl@tts.co.nz

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Understanding neurodiversity

In this course, teacher aides will be introduced to the different types of neurodiversity and how they can manifest in our ākonga within the classroom context. Teacher aides will gain an understanding of neurodiversity including autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD, ODD etc. This neurodiversity often leads to challenging behaviour, which our facilitator has been trained to manage.

Course attendees will also gain an insight into a trauma informed approach to behaviour. Facilitation will include presentations and facilitator anecdotes about real experiences and how to recognise, approach and manage challenging behaviour within the classroom.

 Neurodiversity

In Person

3 hours

$300.00

How to support neurodiverse learners in the classroom

In this course, teacher aides will be introduced to the social model of disability versus the medical model, with explanation as to why this is important. This knowledge will support the creation of activities that build on ākonga strengths, and therefore meet individual needs.
Teacher aides will be supported to learn about how accommodations can be made in the classroom to meet the specific needs of neurodiverse and of learners with additional needs.

The learning will be approached through a trauma-informed lens to support the growth and development of all learners, but particularly those with neurodiversity.

There will also be a focus on navigating successful transitions; between subjects, break times, coming to school and leaving school, between classes and ultimately between schools themselves.

 Neurodiversity

In Person

3 hours

$300.00

Challenging behaviour: How to manage in the classroom

In this course, teacher aides will be introduced to how to utilise trauma informed practices when dealing with adverse behaviour in the classroom. Teacher aides will be supported to see the distinct differences between the traditional behaviourist approaches (punishments and rewards) to a relationship-based approach (negotiated and strength based).

We will be discussing how to identify internalised vs externalised behaviours and will look at ways of dealing with both.


Teacher aides will learn about the different types of engagement commonly seen in the classroom and will be given tools to effectively increase engagement, thereby reducing the need to deal with negative behaviours.

 Behaviour

In Person

3 hours

$300.00

Boys and literacy: how to support and engage

In this course, Dr Phill Simpson will discuss the how and whys of a good literacy program in the primary classroom. Dr Simpson will discuss and provide examples of good practice in oracy, reading, writing and spelling, with a particular focus on writing, and how teacher aides can help with the writing process. Many of these strategies are focused on how to engage boys in literacy tasks, and how to make these activities engaging and fun.
Furthermore, Dr Simpson elaborates on his ideas around the need for teacher aides to be storytellers, rather than writers themselves, in order to encourage and facilitate interest in literacy.

 Learning Support

In Person

3 hours

$300.00

Introduction to digital literacy and fluency

How can we support kaiako and ākonga when there is technology involved? In this course we will cover common digital practices used in the classroom, including the use of email, file management and cloud-based drives.
How do teachers intend students to learn using technology? What are the dos and don’ts? We’ll look at Google Classroom and how it can be employed in the classroom.
How to support ākonga with problem solving, staying on task, taking breaks, and picking up where you left off.

 Learning Support

In Person

3 hours

$300.00

Digital strategies to communicate with
learners and teaching staff

Using digital devices is challenging for many of us. This course is designed for those who feel nervous about technology. We’ll learn about email, Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Microsoft Teams.
The course is at a very basic level. We will work at an easy pace and repeat learning tasks to consolidate learning. This course is intended for Teacher Aides with low confidence with technology.

 Professional Support

In Person

3 hours

$300.00

Te Kete Hono

Website: https://www.teketehono.nz/professional-learning/teacher-aide-pld-support

Contact: admin@teketehono.nz

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Online On-demand Bundle 1

Our above on-demand modules can be purchased individually, or as part of a bundle.

Bundle One:

·       Course: Understanding the Learner (5 modules)

Teacher aide Induction and Foundation, cultural competence, Professional Skills, Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Communication, Wellbeing, Inclusion, Learning Support

Online

3 hours 45 minutes for 4       modules or 45 minutes for 1 module

$ 173.91 for 5 modules or $65.22 for one module

Online On-demand:
 - Self-paced
 - Each section is available as a module, streamed on-demand.

Online On-demand Bundle 2

Our above on-demand modules can be purchased individually, or as part of a bundle.

Bundle Two:

·       Course: Key Elements of the Learning Process (4 modules)

Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Communication, Wellbeing, Inclusion, Learning Support

Online

3 hours for 4       modules or 45 minutes for 1 module

$147.83 for 4 modules 0r $65.22 for one module

Online On-demand:
 - Self-paced
 - Each section is available as a module, streamed on-demand.

Online On-demand Bundle 3

Our above on-demand modules can be purchased individually, or as part of a bundle.

Bundle Three:

·       Course: Understanding the Learner

·       Course: Key Elements of the Learning Process (9 modules)

Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Communication, Wellbeing, Inclusion, Learning Support

Online

6 hours 45 minutes

$282.61

Online On-demand:
 - Self-paced
 - Each section is available as a module, streamed on-demand.

Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori

Website: https://runanga.co.nz/

Contact: Arapine Walker - arapine@runanga.co.nz

Note: This provider's PLD is focused on Kaiāwhina in kura kaupapa Māori settings.

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Competency Area
Delivery Mode
Duration
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Poutiria te Aroha This PLD draws on mātauranga Māori, Te Aho Matua and Te Tuakiri o Te Tangata as a framework for raising and teaching children with non-violence in a Māori speaking environment. It is a three-day foundation programme delivered in-person, wānanga style. Behaviour,  communication, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Kaupapa Māori and Māori-Medium, Profesional Skills  In Person - residential wānanga 3 days  $1,000
Te Ahu o te Reo This PLD is focused on improving te reo Māori competency in the Education workforce. TRN currently offers Level 3 – Level 7 to kura kaupapa Māori kaiako and whānau using online and face to face delivery modes. We expect that Kaiāwhina come into a kura kaupapa Māori setting at least at Level B (Work matrix table – Te Ao Māori) and that this programme would support them to improve their te reo Māori capability, their understanding of Māori language revitalization and the role of kura kaupapa Māori as agents of change. Communication, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Kaupapa Māori and Māori-Medium, Profesional Skills  Blended 20 Weeks  $1,000
Ako tikanga This PLD uses mahi toi, whakangā, whakataukī, waiata and karakia within a Te Aho Matua setting to understand behaviour and support emotionally healthy behaviours and practices. This programme is delivered over a year with participants spending time based at te kura kaupapa Māori o Ruamata to learn, observe and participate in Ako Tikanga. Participants receive analog resources they can use in their own kura. It is likely to start in Term 2 this year. Behaviour, Communication, Wellbeing, Learning Support,  Kaupapa Māori and Māori-Medium, Profesional Skills, Cultural Competence, Languages  In Person - Delivered on-site at te kura kaupapa Māori o Ruamatā, Rotorua 12 Months  $1,000
Te Aho Matua Wānanga This PLD is based on the philosophy of kura kaupapa Māori and the wise practice that has emerged over the last 35 years. Wānanga are delivered on-demand for individual kura kaupapa Māori or at a regional level with groups of two or more kura. These wānanga are usually held on weekends to allow whānau involvement. Wānanga may be delivered bilingually to accommodate whānau learning styles. Behaviour, Communication, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Kaupapa Māori and Māori-Medium, Profesional Skills, Cultural Competence  In Person - weekend wānanga A weekend wānanga  $500 

Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa | TROTAK

Website: www.trotak.iwi.nz

Contact: albie.gibson@trotak.iwi.nz 

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Nga Puawaitanga o Hineakua

Nga Puawaitanga o Hineakua is part of the Nga Poutama/Educational unit of Te Runanga. Our aim is to foster cultural capability and understanding of local history through using stories of our local Maori Tipuna as a learning tool to connect kura, akonga and Kaiako to Maunga, Whenua and Awa and to hapū, marae and iwi through purakau, tikanga, korero and whakapapa.

Cultural competence, Kaupapa Māori and Māori-Medium

In person

1 hour

 $200

Delivered locally in Turanganui A Kiwa. The PLD may result in a visit to sites of significance.  

 

Tui Tuia (Auckland Uniservices)

Website: See individual links below

Contact: See contact details under each option below

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Content Summary
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Developing Professional Skills and Practice through Relationship Building and Collaborative Practices

Practical knowledge building workshops designed for both new and experienced teacher aides:

 

  • Understanding of the teacher aide role and developing a toolbox of skills and strategies to enhance effectiveness of student learning

  • Effective teacher aide practices, working collaboratively with classroom teachers, building positive student behaviours, use of quality talk to enhance learning while creating independent learners, toolbox of strategies to enhance learning in reading, writing and mathematics.

 

Website: https://tinyurl.com/yvmmdu8e

 

Contact: kohia@auckland.ac.nz

 Behaviour, Learning Support, Professional Skills

In Person, Blended, Online

1 day, online 2 x 2 hours

In Person $350, Online $250

Minimum 8 teacher aides

Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Understanding UDL – why do we need it, what does it mean?

  • Introduction to the UDL Framework
  • Understanding our context and ways we could apply UDL.

 Website: www.learningcircle.co.nz/pld-courses/teacher-aide-pld

 

Contact: learningcircle@auckland.ac.nz

 Inclusion

In person or Online

1 day

In Person $1,000, Online $800

Minimum 5 teacher aides

Supporting Students from Different Language Backgrounds

Understanding Learning Languages area of NZC including:

  • Language Progressions
  • How to support students when you don’t speak the language

 

Website: www.learningcircle.co.nz/pld-courses/teacher-aide-pld

 

Contact: learningcircle@auckland.ac.nz

 Teacher Aide Induciton and foundation, Cultural Competence, Languages

In person or Online

1 day

In Person $1,000, Online $800

Minimum 5 teacher aides

Talk, Think, Read, Write: Practical Strategies for Teachers Aides supporting Early Literacy in Classrooms

Draws on existing strengths of Teacher Aides to engage Ākonga as learners:

  • Clarifying the reciprocity of language in reading & writing
  • Valuing and enabling children's conversations
  • Exploring resources, engaging with learners' family and whanau,   watching & listening (observation). > Practical strategies for Teacher Aides to support the classroom teacher with daily literacy programmes. 

Website: www.learningcircle.co.nz/pld-courses/teacher-aide-pld

 

Contact: learningcircle@auckland.ac.nz

Communication, Learning Support

In person

3 x 2hr sessions plus 1 hr on-line follow up (7 hrs total, Term 3)

$600

Minimum 5 teacher aides

Teacher Aides Supporting Early Readers and Writers

Build capability for teacher aides to work with students in guided or instructional settings:

  • Identifying learning behaviours and strategies that lead to becoming effective readers and writers.
  • Supporting teacher aides to understand reading and writing processes and provide knowledge and strategies to enable them to interact with students in a way that maximises learning.
  • Sessions will respond to individual needs and address personal challenges faced in the role of supporting students struggling with reading and writing.

Website: https://tinyurl.com/ysd38tb9

Contact: kohia@auckland.ac.nz

 Communication, Learning Support

In person or Online

1 day/ online 3 hours

In Person $350, Online $200 (3 hours)

Minimum 8 teacher aides

Understanding Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

  • Supports teacher aides to recognise and understand common types of anxiety that students of all ages may be experiencing and the triggers that contribute to student anxiety.
  • Examines practical ways to help students with anxiety and explore evidence-based strategies that work through hands-on activities and examples.

 

Website: https://tinyurl.com/2w4wfps8

 

Contact: kohia@auckland.ac.nz

 Wellbeing

In person or Online

1 day, Online

In Person $350 Online 4 hours $250

Minimum 10 teacher aides

Using Oral Language to Support Student Learning and Development

  • Using talk to build independent learners
  • Encouraging questioning to build learning conversations
  • Enabling classroom interactions to enhance student vocabulary development
  • Using talk to promote thinking.

Website: https://tinyurl.com/33k2nrrz

 

Contact: kohia@auckland.ac.nz

 Communication, Learning Support

In person or Online

1 day, online 2 x 2 hours

In Person $350, Online $250

Minimum 8 teacher aides

Te Whai Toi Tangata | University of Waikato

Website: https://www.waikato.ac.nz/professionallearning/workshops

Contact:  professionallearning@waikato.ac.nz

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
Price (Excluding GST)

Teacher Aide Course (three Modules)

The Teacher Aide Course combines the three modules below.

 

Online - Self Paced with facilitator contact

 9 weeks

$849.00

Teacher Aide Course -Module TAIDE101

Introduction to the Teacher Aide Role - TAIDE101
Participants investigate some of the fundamental elements of a Teacher Aide role - knowing ourselves, knowing our ākongo and building professional relationships - and are encouraged to explore the characteristics that both they and their ākongo bring to the learning environment, and how the interaction of these is navigated to establish professional relationships.

Introduction to the Teacher Aide Role (TAIDE101): Catalogue of Papers (waikato.ac.nz)

 

Teacher Aide Foundation and Induction, Learning Support, Professional Skills, Cultural Competency

Online - Self Paced with facilitator contact

 3 weeks

$283.00

Teacher Aide Course -Module TAIDE102

Supporting Ākongo as a Teacher Aide - TAIDE102
Participants focus on supporting ākonga in a Teacher Aide role, recognising that ākonga and Teacher Aide roles are both very diverse. They investigate the learning process and motivation, and explore how they can support wellbeing, health and safety, and other specific needs of tamariki.

Supporting Learners as a Teacher Aide (TAIDE102): Catalogue of Papers (waikato.ac.nz)

Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Cultural Competency

Online - Self Paced with facilitator contact

 3 weeks

$283.00

Teacher Aide Course -Module TAIDE103

Cultural Responsiveness, Diversity, and Inclusion in a Teacher Aide Role - TAIDE103
Participants explore how we can respect and acknowledge cultural and other forms of diversity in our work in New Zealand schools. This module emphasises the importance of inclusion. We take the approach that participants in this course are 'experts' of their own contexts. In that regard, the concepts explored, and insights offered in this module create opportunities to reflect on core characteristics of the Teacher Aide role that can be applied in a range of unique settings.

Cultural Responsiveness, Diversity, and Inclusion in a Teacher Aide Role (TAIDE103): Catalogue of Papers (waikato.ac.nz)

Inclusion, Learning Support, Cultural Competency, Professional Skills

Online - Self Paced with facilitator contact

 3 weeks

$283.00

Teacher Aide Workshop Series (Five sessions)

Session 1: Whakawhanaungatanga - the importance of building relationships and our own practice.

Session content
This workshop will explore the diverse roles & perspectives of teacher aides in Aotearoa. Participants will learn about relevant skills, demands and responsibilities. This workshop emphasises the importance of good practice including:

· awareness of professional guidelines

· recognising cultural values and competencies

· building foundation relationships with colleagues, students and whānau

· the importance of stakeholder voice.

 

Session 2: Engaging ākonga

Session content

This workshop will focus on:

· linking positive behaviours back to the schools’ vision, values, and approaches

· applying Universal Design for Learning principles

· facilitating learning discussions including effective prompting and questioning

· building our kete on managing behaviour in the classroom including noticing and acting on the responses of the ākonga and identifying triggers.

 

Session 3: Supporting ākonga with motivational activities in literacy

Session content

This workshop will explore the ways that teacher aides can support ākonga through:

· exploring literacy tutoring techniques

· using explicit strategies to support the learning progression of reading and writing

· making connections between the spoken and written language

· building on students’ strengths and foster a love of oral language, reading and writing

 

Session 4: Supporting ākonga with motivational activities in Mathematics & Statistics

Session content

This workshop will focus on:

· supporting numeracy learning for all learners

· mathematical tasks that promote conceptual understanding

· supporting collaborative learning

· using a range of strategies to promote self-efficacy and growth mindsets

 

Session 5: Pedagogy and Practice

Session content

This workshop will support participants to build their teaching resource kete and explore how to better meet the specific learning needs of their diverse ākonga. Participants will gain confidence in:

· recognising the different roles, responsibilities, and needs of teacher aides

· exploring the specific needs of ākonga

· identifying current strategies that have a positive impact

· introducing and adapting strategies that work for specific learning needs 

 

Online: Teacher Aide Workshop Series 2023 

 

Teacher Aide Foundation and Induction, Physical, Neurodiversity, Behaviour, Communication, Inclusion, Wellbeing, Learning Support, Cultural Competency, Kaupapa Māori and Māori Medium, Languages, Professional Skills

Online - Facilitator Led

15 hours (3 hours per session)

$995.00

Using Technology Better (UTB)

Website: https://usingtechnologybetter.com/

Contact: kelly@usingtechnologybetter.com 

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Area
Delivery Mode
Duration
Price (Excluding GST)

UTB Accessibility Tools

This course will give you the practical experience with digital tools for accessibility, communication and creativity that students use everyday.

Professional Skills

Online

1.5 hours

$120

UTB Certified Digital Teacher’s Aide Program

This programme is a full-day workshop that will give you practical experience with digital tools for collaboration, communication and creativity that students use every day.

Professional Skills

In Person

9am to 3pm

$360

UTB Certified Digital Teacher’s Aide Program

This hybrid programme, involving an in-person day and online modules, will give you practical experience with digital tools for collaboration, communication and creativity that students use every day.

Professional Skills

Blended

9am to 3pm

$590

Village Robot

Website: https://villagerobot.net/TeacherAidePLD.html

Contact: matt@villagerobot.net

Course Name
Content Summary
Competency Areas
Delivery Mode
Duration
 Price (Excluding GST) 
 Notes 
Website
Inclusive Learning Design for Teacher Aides Learn how to use Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and collaborative local curriculum design to help create inclusive learning experiences and environments for students with diverse needs. Inclusion  Blended 2 Hours  $300 The in-person component of this PLD is at your school (numbers dependant), or at Newlands Intermediate School. https://villagerobot.net/TeacherAidePLD.html
Digital Fluency for Teacher Aides Learn how to use creative and collaborative Digital Technologies and tools to support and engage learners with diverse needs. Professional Skills  Blended 2 Hours  $300 The in-person component of this PLD is at your school (numbers dependant), or at Newlands Intermediate School. https://villagerobot.net/TeacherAidePLD.html