After requests for a workshop in the Auckland region, the IPL is running this ‘Introduction to Mantle of the Expert’ workshop on 12th October in West Auckland. If you are new to the approach and keen to learn more – especially if you are considering enrolling for the January summer school at University of Waikato…

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Delighted to confirm details of the 2018 Mantle of the Expert summer school at Waikato University. Please see flier below for dates, information, and very humbling testimonials from past students. Enrolments are open now – with a cut off date of 17th November. Please visit https://papers.waikato.ac.nz/2018/ARTSE/ALED515  or email viv.aitken@waikato.ac.nz  (lecturer), claire.coleman@waikato.ac.nz (convenor) or  traceyr@waikato.ac.nz (administrator) for…

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    Following on from last month’s well attended ‘Introduction to Mantle of the Expert’ session, the Institute of Professional learning in Gisborne is hosting a ‘First steps in Planning in Mantle of the Expert’ workshop on 31st August. All welcome. Check out the flier here. First Steps in Planning for Mantle of the Expert To…

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The Institute of Professional Learning at the University of Waikato is hosting an Introduction to Mantle of the Expert session in Gisborne on Thursday 22nd June. Details are on the attached flier. Mantle of the Expert You can also enrol via this online link. http://iplworkshops.ac.nz/workshops/?course_id=5349 I’m delighted to be taking this session to Gisborne, where there’s a…

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Thanks to Renee Downey and the team from Otaika Valley in Whangarei who are hosting two PD sessions for local teachers with an interest in Mantle of the Expert. It’s short notice (sorry) and places are limited but here’s the information in case colleagues from the Northland region would be interested in a last minute registration ……

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  Process drama is a great way to bring stories to life in the classroom – and to become familiar with the conventions and strategies used in Mantle of the Expert. Picture books provide a wonderful starting point for planning, as they provide many of the ‘raw ingredients’ for successful drama. In this post I…

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Kia Ora Colleagues I’m excited to tell you about three workshops coming up in Christchurch shortly. Drama NZ is promoting two opportunities to learn about Mantle of the Expert – a ‘taster session’ on March 7th and a more in-depth planning workshop on May 22nd. Meanwhile, Canterbury Literacy Association is hosting a session focussed on using drama to…

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Here’s an album of photos from the Te Aho Tapu Symposium held in Hamilton in October. Huge thanks to everyone who was involved in this fantastic event including the presenters, organisers, student helpers and children. te-aho-tapu-onscreen-album A full list of presentations is included on the ‘research’ page of the Mantle Aoteroa website. The symposium was a wonderful opportunity…

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There are few places still available for this workshop facilitated by Christine Hatton, from University of Newcastle. Christine (who is fabulous) will share  a unit of work exploring  Shaun Tan’s “The Red Tree” through process drama – suitable for senior primary, intermediate or junior secondary levels. Great PD for those who want to enhance their…

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A final reminder about two forthcoming seminars with visiting Professor Brian Edmiston at Waikato University.  Not purely MOtE but may be of interest. The first session (hosted by WMIER – blue flyer) is aimed at education researchers and will explore dialogism and positioning theory. NB: This session has been extended to 9-12. The second event…

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