Cluster meetings

Cluster meetings are are informal gatherings, usually over afternoon tea, where teachers with an interest in Dramatic Inquiry share stories of success and challenge, develop plans and resources, and take away practical ideas to try in their classroom. From humble beginnings in 2009, these meetings have now expanded and are hosted by experienced kaiako face…

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New DI Trust website launched

https://sites.google.com/view/dramaticinquirynetworkaotearoa/home I’m delighted to share the link to the new site for The Dramatic Inquiry Aotearoa Network Trust (DI Trust). It’s great for the DI community in Aotearoa to have this new ‘landing space’ and expression of our identity as a Network of Expertise (NEX) Right now the site has information about DI as well…

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DI cluster zui term 1 2022

Cluster hui are friendly, low key gatherings for teachers interested in Mantle of the Expert and other Dramatic Inquiry approaches. They are hosted by fellow teachers with experience and passion for DI. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced practitioner, clusters are a great opportunity to meet like-minded folk and gain some informal PLD.…

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Term four cluster meetings 2021

Our awesome cluster leaders around Aotearoa are continuing to plan for cluster meetings during Term four. Where face to face meetings can’t take place, most will continue over zoom. With all the uncertainty of Covid and extended lockdowns in some areas, networks like this can be a great way to reconnect with others in your…

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Term 3 Cluster meetings

One of the most exciting aspects of our Networks of Expertise funding is the opportunity to expand our informal teacher-teacher Cluster meetings. We now even more of these gatherings held regularly in different regions around Aotearoa – and teachers tell us they are getting LOTS of fresh ideas for their teaching AND enjoyment from meeting…

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Term 2 Cluster meetings

Term one’s Dramatic Inquiry cluster meetings were a great success, with face-to-face gatherings in Hamilton, Auckland, and Wellington – and a rich discussion over zoom between colleagues from secondary settings. As always, the low-key PLD and sharing of practice within these meetings was so valuable. Topics included: Planning in Mantle of the Expert, process dramas…

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Face-to-face cluster meeting in Kirikiriroa

After months of being unable to meet face to face due to Covid restrictions, it’s exciting to be able to invite teachers in the Waikato region to this face to face gathering in Hamilton. The word ‘cluster’ has a whole new meaning these days, but in this context it’s a positive thing to be part…

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Cluster meeting 2nd Sept 3.30-5pm via zoom. All welcome

Our next cluster meeting will be held over zoom to allow anyone from around NZ to participate. All welcome – very informal – BYO cuppa and afternoon tea! The focus will be on preplanning in Mantle of the Expert with teachers from Kawaha Point school sharing a recent example. If you’d like to attend, please…

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Next cluster meeting 4th June on zoom – all welcome

We were due to have a cluster meeting for teachers in Wellington this week, but this has been rainchecked what with one thing and another. We will definitely get back into face-to-face cluster meetings in due course. Meanwhile, how about a zoom hui / zui cluster? The advantage of this is that colleagues can join…

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Wellington Cluster meeting

Thanks to Pauline and staff at St Theresa’s for hosting our February cluster meeting. We had a good turnout of teachers who explored ideas for introducing drama for learning to Maths, History and Health activities. Some fascinating conversations, including which role conventions we might use when depicting significant figures from history. As promised, I’ll do…

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