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2014 Teacher Workshops

Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff offer professional development workshops for teachers from the region. Registration information will be sent out to schools and made available on this page at least three weeks prior to the event.

 Term One

Workshop or Event Date  Description Who
Enviroschools Energiser
21 February An introduction to the Enviroschools kaupapa or philosophy, curriculum links, vision mapping, forming Envirogroups and exploring resources. Suitable for Enviroschools teachers
Hands on Water Expo 21 March

A hands-on day of water quality and conservation activities, gaining skills they can use in their community.

All Bay of Plenty schools are invited to send a teacher with up to ten students. Best suited to Yr 4-8 students.

Term Two

Workshop or Event Date Description Who
Life's a Beach Workshop 30 May

Explore teaching resources and activities about coastal processes, species and human activities in the dune environment. Includes boith class and field activities.

All Bay of Plenty teachers
Energy workshop 24 June Explore teaching resources and activities you can use with your students on energy generation, use, and efficiency, plus air quality and impacts of pollution. Learn about how these issues are affecting the Bay, and how to be part of the solution.  

Term Three

Workshop or Event Date Description Who
Enviroschools Scrapbooking
6 August Student workshop to  begin planning and preparing your scrapbook page. Entries will be compiled into a regional scrapbook. Suitable for Enviroschools teachers with up to six students.
Reflection workshop 19 September

Learn about reflecting as an Enviroschool as part of the Action Learning Cycle. Its great preparation if your school is thinking of reflecting as a Bronze, Silver or Green-Gold Enviroschool.

All Bay of Plenty teachers

Term Four

 Workshop or Event

Date Description Who
Pest Plant and Animals
Teacher Workshop
 24 October

Learn about the impact of introduced plant and animal species in the region and New Zealand, and how communities can help manage these pests.

All Bay of Plenty teachers