Advancing the dream of public education
"Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental," - Civil rights activist and educator W.E.B DuBois.
Next year teachers will be talking about this right at the PPTA Education Conference 2020 – Advancing the dream of public education.
PPTA president Jack Boyle launched the conference at the association’s annual conference last month.
"It has been nine long years since our last education conference and the time is right," he said.
Teachers are the experts in the room
"Yes, we’ve had the Education Conversations connected with the Tomorrow’s Schools and NCEA reviews, but it’s time for kōrero where PPTA sets the agenda, not responds to the agenda of others. We have the knowledge, mātauranga, the experience and values to move education forward."
The conference will be teachers talking to one another about the fundamental right of public education, about teaching and learning, Jack said.
"Teachers do the mahi, we are the experts in the room. Sure we’ll be hearing from Pasi Sahlberg about world trends in education and their risks, and have Rawiri Toia leading a discussion on culturally sustainable pedagogies, but there will be plenty of opportunities for teachers to share with and learn from each other."
We want to hear and learn from each other
"Such is PPTA’s standing in the NZ education sector, Victoria University of Wellington has come on board as a partner to support this education conference," he said.
"We want to hear and learn from each other, so look out early in Term 4 for expressions of interest to present workshops and share your research.
"But most importantly, join me in April 2020 at the Pipitea Campus of Victoria University of Wellington to listen, learn, share and be heard."
To learn more, head over to our Education Conference event page.