GROW

A year-long programme which includes a series of cluster-based workshops designed to support teachers to develop measurable capability in the effective teaching of languages and foster strong inter-school support networks.

  • Workshops will be customised to suit the needs of each cluster.
  • Teachers signing up for the generic Grow programme will be allocated into a cluster based on their geographical area. Locations will be advised once applications have closed.
  • Teachers signing up for a tailored Grow programme will travel to the area where the Grow programme has been advertised. If no area advertised, the location will be confirmed once applications are closed
  • Future Learning Solutions will pay for associated travel for teachers who are outside of the city of delivery. There are two workshops during the year that require all teachers to be in one place
  • Future Learning Solutions' Professional Experts will provide in-school support to teachers in the Grow programme. This will be through in-class observation and post observation discussion. Minimum of one observation and discussion per teacher, per programme.
  • Workshop evaluations will be completed throughout the programme

GROW 1 – Flipped Learning in the Language Classroom

Any teacher (primary and secondary) wanting to flip their language class. New or experienced flippers. 

Cluster location to be advised after applications received. Future Learning Solutions will pay for associated travel for teachers who are outside of the city of delivery.

Workshop 1 – full day
26 February, 9am-3pm
Why flip + Ellis, ICLT, inquiry in the flipped classroom
Workshop 2 – online
1 April, 3.45pm -5pm
Planning for Flipped Learning
Workshop 3 – full day
5 May, 9am-3pm
Flipped Focus Day
Workshop 4 – online
5 August, 3.45pm-5pm
Taking Flipped Learning to the next level
Workshop 5 – online
September Holidays
FLGI Magazine Choice Board
Workshop 6 – online
18 November, 3.45pm-5pm
Inquiry presentations

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Applications close Wednesday 18th December 2019, 5pm

GROW 2 - New Languages Programme – Primary   

PRIMARY and INTERMEDIATE schools and teachers that have recently introduced or will be introducing/adding a new language programme (including taster courses) in the near future requiring support in designing and delivering an effective Learning Languages programme

Cluster location: Auckland. Future Learning Solutions will pay for associated travel for teachers who are outside of the city of delivery.

Workshop 1 – full day
28 February, 9am - 3pm

Learn/Revist: Ellis, ICLT, Inquiry

Workshop 2 – online
26 March, 3.30pm-5:30pm

Learn/Revist: learning Languages in the NZC and progression model and key communicative functions for Levels 1-4

Workshop 3 – online
28 May, 3.30pm-5:30pm

Design/Examine: designing a language (taster) programme and examining and/or making changes to current (taster) programme content

Workshop 4 – full day
31 July, 9am-3pm-

Explore & Experience: exploring and experiencing different types of effective language learning resources and designing and delivering a mini lesson

Workshop 5 – online
23 September, 3.30pm-5:30pm

Develop/Share: developing simple resources for programmes and sharing with the cluster

Workshop 6 – online
3 December, 3.30pm-5:30pm

Report/Plan: Inquiry presentations

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Applications close Wednesday 18th December 2019, 5pm

GROW 3 - Effective Resources - Primary

PRIMARY and INTERMEDIATE school teachers of ALL LANGUAGES who wish to pursue their inquiry focusing on examining and developing language learning resources to make their lessons more effective for their learners

Cluster location: Auckland. Future Learning Solutions will pay for associated travel for teachers who are outside of the city of delivery.

Workshop 1 – full day
25 February, 9am-3pm

LEARN/REVISIT: Ellis, ICLT, Inquiry

Workshop 2 – online
24 March, 3.30pm-5:30pm

Examine: what are effective language learning resources? 

Workshop 3 – online
26 May, 3.30pm-5:30pm

Explore & Experience: different types of language learning resources

Workshop 4 – full day
29 July, 9am-3pm

Amend/Develop: tweaking unit resources and developing new resources to support the inquiry

Workshop 5 – online
21 September, 3.30pm-5:30pm

Share & Discuss: own amended resources and possible ideas for the future

Workshop 6 – online
1 December, 3.30pm-5:30pm

Report/Plan: Inquiry presentations

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Applications close Wednesday 18th December 2019, 5pm

GROW 4 - Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) – Primary 

PRIMARY and INTERMEDIATE school teachers of ALL LANGUAGES who wish to pursue their inquiry focusing on ways to make their language class more interactive and engaging for their learners using Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) approach

Cluster location to be advised after applications received. Future Learning Solutions will pay for associated travel for teachers who are outside of the city of delivery.

Workshop 1 – full day
20 February, 9am-3pm

Learn/Revisit: Ellis, ICLT, Inquiry

Workshop 2 – online
19 March, 3.30pm-5:30pm

Examine: Mini activities or communicative tasks? 

Workshop 3 – online
21 May, 3.30pm-5:30pm

Amend: Tweaking pre-existing activities to turn them into communicative tasks

Workshop 4 – full day
23 July, 9am-3pm

Develop: Generating a set of tasks for multi-level classes

Workshop 5 – online
24 September, 3.30pm-5:30pm

Amend/Develop, Share & Discuss: Examining an existing unit plan and making amendments to make it more communicative and task based. 

Workshop 6 – online
19 November, 3.30pm-5:30pm

Report/Plan: Inquiry presentations

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Applications close Wednesday 18th December 2019, 5pm

GROW 5 - Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) - Secondary 

All languages – secondary teachers 

Cluster location to be advised after applications received. Future Learning Solutions will pay for associated travel for teachers who are outside of the city of delivery.

Workshop 1-full day 
Mar 24, 9am-3pm

Why task-based? Examples, Ellis, ICLT, inquiry

Workshop 2 – online

May 5, 3.45pm-5.45pm

Feedback and support

  • feedback on action/plans
  • task-based model/examples
  • share ideas and examples
  • Q & A
Workshop 3 – online 
Jun 16, 3.45pm-5.45pm
Designing a unit using TBLT-practical
Workshop 4 – full day
Jul 29, 9am-3pm
TBLT implementation feedback (during the implementation)

Workshop 5 – online
Sep 8 3.45pm-5.45pm

Choice board 
Workshop 6 - online
Oct 15, 3.45pm-5.45pm
Inquiry presentations

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Applications close Wednesday 18th December 2019, 5pm

GROW 6 - Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Primary and secondary teachers who have at least an intermediate (B1) language proficiency in the target language being taught

Cluster location to be advised after applications received. Future Learning Solutions will pay for associated travel for teachers who are outside of the city of delivery.

Workshop 1 -full day
2 March, 9am-3pm
Ellis, ICLT, inquiry
Workshop 2 – online
8 April, 3.30pm-5pm
Report on the Implementation of the Ellis principles and a task
Workshop 3 – online
13 May, 3.30pm-5pm
CLIL matrix and planning a unit
Workshop 4 – full day
17 June, 9am-3pm
Sharing of Clil project
Workshop 5 – online
Over July holidays
Choice board
Workshop 6
2 September, 3.30pm-5pm
Inquiry presentations

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Applications close Wednesday 18th December 2019, 5pm

 

GROW Generic workshops

All teachers, primary to secondary who are ready to inquire into an aspect of teaching of the Learning Languages curriculum. Inquiries are developed in collaboration with Professional Experts and can focus on areas such as classroom practice, use of the target language, leadership etc. 

Cluster location to be advised after applications received. Future Learning Solutions will pay for associated travel for teachers who are outside of the city of delivery.

 

GROW Generic programmes

 

Grow 7

Grow 8

Grow 9

Grow 10

Grow 11

Grow 12

Grow 13

Grow 14

Workshop 1 – face to face Ellis and Inquiry 

Feb 25,
9am-3pm

Feb 26,
9.30am-3.30pm

Feb 27,
9am-3pm

Mar 4,
9.30am-3.30pm

Mar 10, 9.30am-3.30pm

Mar 11,
9am-3pm

Mar 24,
9am-3pm

Mar 25,
9am-3pm

Workshop 2 – online – tailored content to suit participants

Mar 10,
3.30pm-5pm

Mar 24,
4pm-5.30pm

Mar 12, 3.30pm-5pm

Mar 31,
4pm-5.30pm

Mar 31, 3.30pm-5pm

Mar 25, 3.30pm-5pm

May 5,
3.45pm-5pm

May 6,
3.30pm-5pm

Workshop 3 – face to face – Planning, sustainability, effective resources 

Jun 11,
3.30pm-5pm

May 6,
4pm-5.30pm

Jun 9,
3.30pm-5pm

May 13,
4pm-5.30pm

May 5,
3.30pm-5pm

Jun 15,
3.30pm-5pm

Jun 16,
3.45pm-5pm

Jun 24,
3.30pm-5pm

Workshop 4 – online – tailored content to suit participants

Aug 3,
9am-3pm

Jun 17,
9.30am-3.30pm

July 22,
9am-3pm

Jun 23,
9.30am-3.30pm

Jun 26,
9.30am-3.30pm

Jul 30,
9am-3pm

July 29,
9am-3pm

Sep 9,
9am-3pm

Workshop 5 – choice board 

Sep 14
3.30pm-5pm

Jul 22
4pm-5.30pm

Sep 14
3.30pm-5pm

Aug 22
4pm-5.30pm

Aug 25,
3.30pm-5pm

Sep 14
3.30pm-5pm

Sep 8 3.45pm-5pm

Over July holidays

Workshop 6 – inquiry presentation

Nov 9,
3.30pm-5pm

Sep 16,
4pm-6pm

Nov 11, 3.30pm-5pm

Sep 17,
4pm-6pm

Nov 10, 3.30pm-5pm

Nov 19, 3.30pm-5pm

Oct 15,
3.45pm-5pm

Oct 14,
3.30pm-5pm

APPLY NOW

Applications close Wednesday 18th December 2019, 5pm