"Welcome to Our Learning Story" Panel Discussion - the Te Whᾱriki Approach to Early
Childhood Education in New Zealand
Date: Nov. 17
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Academic Learning Center
An Early Childhood Educator panel-style luncheon, including a Maori Curriculum Advisor
for the National Council of Immersion Schools in New Zealand. This speaker will describe
the history and design of the Te Whᾱriki Approach.
Additionally, this panel will include an educator from Hilltop Learning Center in
Seattle, who has conducted study tours to New Zealand preschools for the last five
years. This speaker will introduce the practice of collecting learning stories as
a means of child assessment.
Finally, the panel will include the owner/director of a preschool in Atlanta, who
has travelled to New Zealand on two of these study tours. She will share the ways
she integrated her experiences and insights from New Zealand into many aspects of
Co-sponsored with the Elementary and Early Childhood Education Department, the Bagwell
College of Education, and KSU Global Education as part of the Year of New Zealand.