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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Teacher Exchange Programme

Posted 09 May 2018 4:09pm

Kathryn Hodson and Marama Reweti-Martin represented the IPL at The First Professional Development forum in Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Marama and Kathryn facilitated a workshop unpacking Coaching and Inquiry as a Professional Learning Approach. The invitation was issued as part of the Khebrat programme which involves teachers and leaders from schools in KSA living and working in schools overseas for 12 months. IPL is hosting 16 teachers this year and they are working in a number of primary and secondary schools in Hamilton.

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Google Summit 2018 - Portfolios for the Teaching Standards

Posted 23 Apr 2018 2:43pm

In April, Leigh Hynes attended the Google Summits, run by the EdTechTeam, in Auckland and Whangarei.

She presented a workshop on 'Good Google Tools for Portfolios for the Teaching Standards' and has shared the workshop's content here.

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Learned Helplessness

Posted 20 Oct 2017 3:54pm

Learned helplessness is a condition that we may all suffer in one way or another.  I don't know where the wrenches are kept in the garage because I don't want to wrench anything.  It is a lot easier to ask my Dan to wrench things when they need wrenching, and then I don't have to do it.  But we can also become victims of learned helplessness if we fail to be able to seek out and find solutions for ourselves.

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Ontario Principals Exchange

Posted 21 Sep 2017 10:21am

The Institute of Professional Learning: Te Whai Toi Tangata (IPL) welcomed five school leaders from Ontario, Canada for a ten day reciprocal visit to New Zealand. This follows a successful exchange in 2016.  The highlight for the visitors was being welcomed onto Te Kohinga Marae University of Waikato. followed by a hangi lunch on the 23rd July.

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Vietnam Adventures - the full story

Posted 13 Sep 2017 11:30am

It all began in June 2016, when the Institute of Professional Learning and The University of Waikato collaborated on the provision of a professional development course for teachers and principals at Vinschool, Hanoi, Vietnam...

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Learning in and About Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh

Posted 11 Aug 2017 9:37am

This is the second post about a recent trip to Vietnam as part of ongoing professional development provided by the IPL, University of Waikato, for teachers from Vinschool.

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