Are you a NZ secondary teacher using – or interested in using – dramatic inquiry (Mantle of the Expert / process drama / drama for learning / rolling role) in your teaching? You’re invited to sign up for a short series of live online meetups where colleagues will discuss the issues, challenges and rewards of…

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Teachers in Auckland region are reminded that our next cluster meeting is coming up soon – 1st Feb. Thanks to Lindsay, Claire and the staff of Bayswater school who are our hosts this time round. If you’ve never attended a cluster meeting before – haere mai – everyone is welcome! No need to RSVP –…

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If you attended the last Auckland cluster meeting, you’ll already be aware of the next one, coming up on Thursday 15th November from 4.30pm in room N313 at the University of Auckland’s Epsom campus.  If you didn’t make it last time, but would like to come – please do! The meeting will be an opportunity to share stories,…

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It’s a busy time for cluster meetings. As well as the Gisborne get together on Tuesday, we have two others coming up in Wellington and Auckland. Dates and times are below. This is the first ever cluster meeting in Wellington and the first for some time in Auckland – how great to see this level…

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Kia Ora colleagues Apologies for sending two messages in quick succession but I really want to let you know about the cluster meeting coming up in Gisborne later in August [If you are based in Wellington and Auckland, watch this space as there are cluster meetings coming up for you in September and October – details to follow] If you’ve never attended…

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Here’s some information about two professional development opportunities coming up in the Waikato & Bay of Plenty.  The first is an informal get together suitable for beginners and those looking for planning ideas and support. The other is a full weekend of professional development for more advanced practitioners, with the amazing Tim Taylor from the…

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Some time ago I was invited to write a chapter for a book on University-school partnerships. I had never really thought of our activities as being worthy of academic attention, but I was tickled to be asked and I wrote the chapter – with help from a bunch of other people including Delia Baskerville, Renee Downey, Stephen…

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Kia Ora Thursday of next week Viv will be running an introductory workshop  for teachers in the Hawke’s Bay interested in learning more about Heathcote’s Mantle of the Expert approach. Suitable for primary through to secondary and for curious beginners to experienced practitioners, this meeting will be a low key gathering in the tradition of the…

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Hi everybody, The next meeting of the Tauranga Cluster group will be held at Omokoroa Point School on Thursday 10th of Septembeer at 4pm. We are lucky enough to be Andrea O’Hagan, a drama specialist, taking us through Drama activities and conventions. Hope you can make it. Stephen

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Hi team The next cluster meeting for the Waikato region, which was scheduled for 6th May has been postponed. However, keep watching this space as there are plans afoot for a session based on drama conventions to be held out at Te Kauwhata school soon…

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