Sunday, June 12, 2011

FREE Professional Development Workshop: The Process of Collecting Evidence of Learner Benefit

Hi all!
Hope you are all keeping well.
I have returned from my wee family trip to Rarotonga. Been lovely and warm. So feeling the cold. Good to be back though.
Please find below this great FREE professional development workshop in Cromwell.
I think that would be a great opportunity for all of us.

Please feel free to update me on courses and workshops. I would love to put them up on our Events Calendar on our website

ACE Aotearoa and Ako Aotearoa will be convening a practical, hands on workshop on how to use "A Tertiary Practitioner's Guide to Collecting Evidence of Learner Benefit.

Do you want to use evidence to understand your learners?
Do you want to use this evidence to ensure that your learners achieve the best possible outcomes?

If you want to find out more about how to do this, come along to this workshop to find out about A Tertiary Practitioner’s Guide to Collecting Evidence of Learner Benefit, prepared by Anne Alkema for AKO Aotearoa.

Workshops being held in the South Island:

Tuesday 19 July 2011
9.30am – 1.30pm
Golden Gate Lodge
Barry Avenue

Tuesday 2 August 2011
9.30am – 1.30pm
Venue to be advised

Workshops are being planned for the Central North Island, we will send out notice as soon as dates and venue details are available.

There is no charge for the workshop, but space is limited and registration is required. To register please contact Pat Robertson; or phone 03 3437719 by: Monday 11 July for the Cromwell workshop and Monday 25 July for the Blenheim workshop.


Jennifer Leahy

Jennifer Leahy’s career in education has been as a teacher in Primary and Secondary schools and as a group educator. She has a detailed knowledge of teaching adults having worked for 10 years as a lecturer in adult education at the University of Canterbury and Christchurch College of Education. She worked for 12 years as Education Coordinator at Christchurch Women's Prison and tutored men and women in the three prisons in Christchurch. During this time she also worked as a national trainer of Department of Corrections staff on two staff awareness programmes. In addition she has been a volunteer adult reading tutor, a tutor of English as a second language, and a facilitator of many groups and courses in the community. Jennifer has a detailed knowledge of the Adult and Community Education sector, having been a member of the membership organisation for ACE practitioners, ACE Aotearoa since 1988 at a local and national level. She has also been on the National Advisory Committee for Adult Learner's Week He Tangata Matauranga. Most recently Jennifer has been involved in teaching adults at Christchurch Polytechnic, the University of Canterbury and a range of community education programmes and is working on her PhD specialising in adult education.

Tai Samaeli

Tai is a community organiser and has spent all of his working life in the non-profit sector. He is passionate about helping people reach their potential. He has a Diploma of Teaching (Primary) and is an experienced trainer. He has worked with youth-at-risk, including managing a retail and industry training course that led to a NZQA National Certificate in Retail. Tai is also the coordinator, and a trainer for New Zealand's largest community-based improvisation troupe - WIT.

Gitti Tapper
Community Liaison - Wakatipu
Telephone: +64 3 441 3219
Mobile:      +64 21 422 958
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29/159 Gorge Road Retail Centre
Queenstown     9300

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