Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Association for Learning Environments visit to Westmere Primary School March 23rd

Rebuilding a school, in situ, with a full roll represents a significant challenge at multiple levels: community, student, teacher  and leadership. This was the scenario faced at Westmere - a one hundred year old school with the majority of buildings in need of replacement. Working closely in partnership the school and architect developed a coherent understanding of a vision for studio environments that would reflect a vision for learning and teaching, and at the same time provide professional learning for staff that would ensure they were ready for the transition. From a design view the additional complication of working on a constrained footprint, with all the complexities of old infrastructures to deal with, formed significant challenges. Join the A4LE (previously CEFPI) for what should be a fascinating look at the new learning spaces. 

During the visit we’ll hear from the school’s principal and architect, as well as have the opportunity to tour the new spaces.
Stay with us for a glass of wine afterwards to continue the discussion.

All are welcome!

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (NZDT)

Westmere School
Larchwood Avenue
New Zealand

Tickets via Eventbrite

Saturday, October 4, 2014

CEFPI visit to Stonefields November 4th

PLG ASB North Wharf

The second of the term’s PLGs gets down to business at the new ASB Headquarters on Wynyard Quarter on Auckland’s waterfront. As well as being heralded as an award-winning piece of architecture and a stunning building to look around, it also provides a great opportunity for us to reflect on the relationship between contemporary workplaces and the learning environments that we are creating in our schools.

Join us for a presentation from ASB staff, a tour of the building and some great dialogue. For those who would like to linger longer, there are plenty of local watering holes where the discussion can continue.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM 
ASB North Wharf Branch
12 Jellicoe St
Auckland, 1010

Free tickets via Eventbrite

PLG Kristin School

A little over 3 years ago, Kristin School initiated Project Dewey with a view to reshaping and enhancing the delivery of ICT and Library services. This term's first PLG session will look at Kristin’s journey from concept to present day. Kristin will share their views on modernisation of space versus philosophy; the challenges and opportunities faced along the way as well and their future vision.

Jason MacDonald, ICT Director of Kristin explains further:

“During this session, we’ll explore the details of Kristin’s strategy, how ICT and Library services have walked their path, our development and use of new and existing learning spaces, and how we’ve moved forward with a beautiful and architecturally award-winning home - built 1 decade ago.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (NZDT)
Kristin School - Library and Information Centre
360 Albany Highway
Auckland, 0632
New Zealand

Free tickets via Eventbrite

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This term's PLG meeting - Wednesday 9th April

This is a combined PLG & CEFPI event so will be open to teachers,  architects, designers, providers. It should be a great event.
This time we are using Eventbrite for bookings, so if you are keen please book here. This is no charge for the event.

If you are interested in further professional learning you may be interested in the CEFPI conference coming up at the end of May in Adelaide. Details here.

If you have any questions, feedback or ideas for the PLG, these are very welcome - just email.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Learning Spaces PLG Term 4

The next meeting of the Open Learning Spaces professional learning group will be on Thursday 28th November, 5pm at Ormiston Senior College.

This will take the form of a mini unconference with lots of different things to talk about. It should be a great opportunity to connect with other teachers teaching in MLE as well as schools exploring new innovative building options.

Sausage sizzle provided!

Details and free registration can be found here