Here is what's new in 2020

Learn with us: workshops and PLGs 2020

Our range of workshops, seminars, and professional learning groups has grown in response to the challenges you’d like support on.


Assessment for learning

Our ever-popular assessment for learning workshops are on offer again in 2020. Engage in the full three-day workshop series, including online support, or come along to one of our one-day workshops focusing on a specific aspect of assessment for learning.

Offered in Auckland, Napier, and Wellington.

For more details and to register click here

Learning Support for Inclusive Classrooms ​

Our new learning support tasters focus on how to best support learners with specific conditions. Term One tasters focus on autism, foetal alcohol syndrome, positive behaviour support, and conduct disorder. Attend one taster, or more. Brenda Ellis, our learning support specialist, will facilitate these tasters.

Offered in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Invercargill, Masterton and Nelson.

For more details and to register click here.

Leading Adult Learning

Constructed with the support and mentorship of Joan Dalton, these highly sought-after workshops are being offered again in 2020. Five-days of face-to-face learning plus coaching and online learning. 

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Offered in Auckland and Christchurch.

For more details and to register click here.

Leading Adult Learning – Advanced

NEW! A new offering in 2020, these advanced workshops are co-facilitated by Joan Dalton and Mel Stopford. Three-days of face-to-face learning and coaching and online learning.

Offered in Christchurch only.

For more details and to register click here.

PLG for Kāhui Ako cross-school leads

​Cross-school leaders have a key role in leading improvement to implement practices aligned with the Kāhui Ako strategic direction. This requires high-level, and often sophisticated leadership, along with collaborative inquiry, and coaching expertise. Join our Kāhui Ako PLGs in 2020 to build your leadership practice.

Offered in Wellington and online.

For more details and to register click here.

PLG for Classical Studies teachers

This professional learning group has been established for Classical Studies teachers with a focus on subject-specific curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. Megan Peterson, a leading expert in Classical Studies, will facilitate this online PLG.

For more details and to register click here.

Curriculum Progress Tools support


2019 sees the end of Ministry funded support for the Curriculum Progress Tools (LPT and PaCT). As we’ve been providing this support since 2014, we know what schools, kura, and Kāhui Ako need to successfully implement these tools. In 2020, we are offering multiple ways to access the support you need.

Support Package

Let us come and support you at your place. We’ve created a package of support based on our years of experience effectively implementing the Curriculum Progress Tools. 

Customised package

If you are looking for something different, we can come and work with your school, kura, or Kāhui Ako in ways that will work best for you.

Full-day workshops

An ideal option for staff leading the implementation of the Curriculum Progress Tools, teachers new to the Curriculum Progress Tools, or staff from school looking to implement a second or third framework. Workshops are offered on the writing, reading, and mathematics frameworks. Click here to view all the scheduled workshops in Term 1, 2020. 

Locally-focussed PLD

We can also help you develop a concise plan for a progress tool implementation process.

For more details click here or get in touch with us

Leadership support

We support and build the leadership capability of leaders and leadership teams in educational organisations toLeadership improve learning outcomes for all.

We can help support the growth of you and your team through their leadership practice through:

  • developing the leadership capability of leaders and leadership teams in response to their needs including principals, senior leaders, middle leaders, and across-school leaders
  • developing the leadership capability of leaders and leadership teams in response to identified areas of strategic improvement such as strategic planning, curriculum review, community consultation, and school-wide appraisal
  • individual and/or group leadership coaching and mentoring
  • partnership with a school to build a long-term support plan
  • principal and senior leader appraisal

Read more about our leadership services here