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Professional learning that makes a difference

A diverse range of professional learning opportunities are available for educators who are interested in enhancing their own education and practice.

Restorative Practice


Since September 2015 the University of Waikato through Te Whai Toi Tangata: The Institute of Professional Learning has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Education to bring Restorative Practice to approved schools in Aotearoa - New Zealand.

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Pakirehua, or a Māori perspective of Inquiry, is a natural process where kura are actively engaged in cycles of inquiry which result in deliberate acts of facilitation and teaching to improve student achievement. We have facilitators who are passionate and skilled in the area of pakirehua who can support kaiako.

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Writing for Teachers

writing for teachers

All teachers are called upon to teach writing of one kind or another. Yet there are persistent issues and challenges that confront schools aiming to develop a culture of writing and to ensure that teachers have opportunities to expand their repertoire of practices related to writing pedagogy.

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International Certificate in School Leadership


This programme is designed for school leaders and IPL now has a team of 7 New Zealand principals who completed their Master Trainer certificates in Ontario in October and who will facilitate the programme in New Zealand in 2016

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Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery is a successful early literacy intervention developed by Dame Marie Clay to reduce the number of children with literacy difficulties in schools. Specially trained teachers provide intensive one-to-one teaching on a daily basis for children making the slowest progress in reading and writing after a year at school.

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