Staff from early learning centres across Tamaki and Otara gathered at Ko Awatea recently for the first learning session of Now We’re Talking 2017.
Now We’re Talking aims to raise the oral language of children and has been extended to 20 new early learning centres since it began last year. It follows on from the highly successful Early Learning participation campaign, which was aimed at increasing enrolment in targeted early learning organisations to 98 per cent.
Ko Awatea improvement advisor Sneha Shetty says attendees to the learning session came from a mix of private and public early learning centres.
The key goal of the day, which follows on from an earlier engagement session, was to establish a community of learning among attendees, Ms Shetty says.
During the session, attendees were amused by using Mr Potato Head to learn about plan, do, study, act cycles for developing and testing improvement ideas.
“It is a fun way to learn about experiential learning through testing change ideas,” Ms Shetty says. “The attendees aim to build Mr Potato Head in the shortest time possible to the required quality standard specified through a picture.”
Learning session two will be held 27 October 2017. At this session, attendees will solidify their knowledge of the improvement methodology and also share some of their early successes.