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Celebrating Learning Stories Conference 2021

October 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


This event has been postponed due to the Covid-19 alert levels currently in place in Auckland

Email admin@elp.co.nz for more info

“As global citizens in a rapidly changing and increasingly connected world, children need to be adaptive, creative and resilient. They need to learn ‘how to learn’ so that they can engage with new contexts, opportunities and challenges with optimism and resourcefulness. For these reasons, Te Whāriki emphasises the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and dispositions that support lifelong learning.” Te Whāriki English version (2017 p.7) 


Our Keynote speakers for this year are Emeritus Professor Margaret Carr & Emeritus Professor Helen May, as original writers of Te Whāriki (1996) and Dr Lesley Rameka and Brenda Soutar, as writers engaged in Te Whāriki (2017). This will be a fabulous opportunity for all kaiako to connect with the past and present, and consider our role in the futures of children’s learning lives. The keynote speakers will address the issue surrounding Te Whāriki; pedagogy, pathways and progress, and what this might mean for assessment as we move forward in the 21st century. We also have a range of fantastic workshops to choose from!


8:00-9:00am: Registration
9.00-9:15am: Mihi Whakatau
9.15-10:15am: First Keynote Presentation
10:15-10:45am Buffet Morning tea
10:45-12:15pm Workshop Session One
12:15-1:15pm Buffet Lunch
1:15-2:45pm Workshop Session Two
2:45-3:45 Second Keynote Presentation
3.45-4:00 Poroporoaki

All attendees are required to select workshops for both Sessions.


with the writers of Te Whāriki!
We may be offering the opportunity for an exciting ‘meet and greet’ with the keynote presenters on Friday 9 October. Watch this space for more information on how to book your spot!

We have teamed up with some local hotels so we are able to offer you special Conference deals for accommodation in the city. Please email admin@elp.co.nz for more info.


We have an exciting selection of workshops for attendees to choose from. Please click the button below to read the programme in full. Attendees are required to pick workshops for both sessions and will be able to choose their first and second choice for each session. These workshops tend to fill up fast so please don’t be disappointed if you don’t get your first choice.

Cancellation Policy: We acknowledge these are uncertain times.  Should we have to cancel or postpone this event for any reason we will refund your full registration cost.  Please note the usual cancellation policy applies should you cancel your individual registration.


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October 10, 2020
9:00 am - 3:30 pm