Upcoming Workshops

August 2014

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PMP for Kids with Specific Needs

With Gill Connell

At Sommerville Special School

7 A Benghazi Road Panmure , Auckland

Friday the 1st of August, 2014

From 9:00am - 4:00pm

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A Moving Child Is A Learning Child Introducing The Kinetic Scale Workshop and Book Signing

With Gill Connell

At Western Community Centre

46 Hyde Ave, Nawton, Hamilton

Tuesday the 19th of August, 2014

From 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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PMP - Full Day course

With Gill Connell

At Vardon School

36 Cunningham Road Beerescourt, Hamilton

Wednesday the 20th of August, 2014

From 9:00am - 4:00pm

Teachers - Optimizing your movement curriculum

GROSS MOTOR SKILLS 

  • Discussing the critical importance of Gross Motor Development in young children, with practical solutions for bringing more big body movement into your learning centres...both indoors and out.

FINE MOTOR SKILLS 

  • Focusing on the importance of Fine Motor Development for preschoolers with specific activities designed for the motor play which lay down the foundations of later writing and more complex manipulative skills.

HOW TO PLAN OUTDOOR PLAY 

  • Turning playtime into valuable developmental experiences through carefully balanced skill-building programmes. Course provides an overview of smart playground strategies, equipment selection and activity planning. Pre-set lesson plans and equipment available for purchase.

BRINGING MOVEMENT TO LEARNING STORIES

  • Exploring ways to engage parents in your movement curriculum.

HOMEMADE EQUIPMENT

  • Easy and economical.  Learning to build play equipment and experiences that optimize learning.

 

Teachers & Parents - Understanding how movement impacts learning

MOVING SMART

  • Understanding why kids need to move and why it’s more important than ever today! Exploring the impact movement has on early childhood development, and its role as the central springboard to future success in school... and life!

GETTING READY FOR SCHOOL

  • Preparing for school is not just about the ABCs and 123s. Strategies for developing children’s pre-academic skill suites.

MUSIC &  MOVEMENT

  • Understanding the value of music and movement for preschoolers, a practical tutorial on song selection, “moveography,” games and activities, with recommended resources available for provided.

INDOOR/OUTDOOR GAMES

  • Playtime is learning time with Moving Smart’s proven curriculum of games and activities for any occasion, indoors and out!

BABY MOVES

  • Exploring the evolution of movement in young children with practical tutorial on games, activities, songs, etc.

 

 

BABY & YOU
  • Making the most of baby-awake-time! Understanding the importance of movement in baby's daily life, with simple ideas for enhancing newborn and infant learning through movement.

TODDLER & YOU

  • Two-footedness brings an entirely new dimension to exploring and discovering the world. Simple ideas for making the most of those precious first steps.

PRESCHOOLER & YOU

  • On the move, in and out of the house, preschoolers are learning about the world in big new ways. Simple ideas for turning all that energy in to real learning power.
DADS & GRANDDADS
  • Understanding the importance of dad/granddad time in a child’s life, exploring the value of rough ‘n tumble play and practical ideas for simple, fun-to-make play equipment.

 

Teachers - PMP

Whether you're just introducing PMP coursework into your school, or you already have the programme up and running, on-going PMP teachers courses and workshops are available to enhance educators' understanding of the objectives, benefits, applications, and teaching techniques of PMP, including...

  • Rationale for Perceptual Motor Programmes
  • Skill techniques
  • Floor sessions
  • Memory training
  • Developing language through the programme
  • Evaluation procedures
  • Practical activities
  • Screening tests
  • Equipment resources needed to set up 
  • Resources
FULL PMP COURSE
  • A seven (7) hour training course for teachers, teacher aids, parents, RTLB's, SENCO's, Phys Ed specialists etc. covering everything you need to now to implement and run a successful PMP programme from the aims to the equipment. The what, why, where, when, and how of PMP.

REFLECTIVE PMP COURSE;

  • A three (3) hour course for teachers, teacher aids, parents, RTLB's, SENCO's, Phys Ed specialists etc. currently running, co-ordinating or implementing the programme.  A more informal time to review and fine tune your PMP programme and evaluations. Discuss new resources and how to use them, and enjoy the benefit of Gill’s expertise.

 

Teachers - Smart Words

  • The stages of spelling development.
  • The spelling process.
  • Implications of the spelling process on the teaching of spelling.
  • How to implement the programme...
    • The three sections of the programme.
    • How to implement each section.
    • Lesson plans for each section.
  • Placement of students on the programme.
  • Smart Words remedial teachers manual.

    CLICK here to contact Louise.  To find out more about Smart Words courses please CLICK on one of the options below:

  • Kohia Teachers' Centre
  • Waikato University - School Support Services
  • Mana Education Centre