Understand, Know, Do – Te Mātaiaho and supporting English language learners

Te Mātaiaho and the English Language Learning Progressions – a weaving of the threads’.

This workshop will discuss the challenges and opportunities of Te Mātaiaho for English language learners in Years 1-8, with a focus on the English learning area. It will unpack the English purpose statement and Understand, Know, Do elements through the lens of English language learning. It will explore relationships between the English Language Learning Progressions and the progress steps and outcomes of the refreshed English curriculum. It will also consider approaches and strategies for teachers to effectively support English language learners in their classes using the Common Practice Model.  

What to expect

  • One-day interactive professional learning workshop facilitated by an English specialist 

  • The opportunity to network with other educators in your region 

Learning outcomes

  • You will build your understanding of how additional language is acquired 

  • You will increase your knowledge of practical strategies and resources to support English language learners 

  • You will strengthen your ability to increase vocabulary, and support reading and writing 

  • You will deepen your understanding of how the essential pedagogical approaches in Te Mātaiaho puts the strengths of learners at the centre. 

During the course

You will learn with and from others in this interactive workshop. The workshop will focus on building your key understanding and give you loads of practical support that you can start to implement with the students you support.  Communication is critical for learning. Many of the students you support speak languages other than English and often require additional support from you so that they can progress in their learning and celebrate success.  

Who is this workshop for?

Teachers of years 1-8.

Your investment

$360 + GST per person.

07 May 24

Location: Auckland

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Venue: TBC

14 May 24

Location: Wellington

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Venue: TBC

15 May 24
Canterbury/Chatham Islands

Location: Christchurch

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Venue: TBC

21 Jun 24

Location: Dunedin

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Venue: TBC