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Thursday 29 May and Friday 30 May 2014


Holiday Inn, Auckland (airport - http://aucklandairport.holidayinn.co.nz/).

Once you reach the hotel, the hui will be signed as ‘Te Toi Tupu VPLD/FFI Hui’.


Hotel parking is available (and is part of the conference package), and a shuttle runs every 30 minutes from the airport to the hotel for those flying in and out of Auckland (also part of the conference package).

What to bring

Wireless mobile device (preferably a laptop, iPad, or tablet), as well as chargers and phones

What is provided

Accommodation with breakfast included for those staying at the hotel. Morning and afternoon teas, lunches for everyone (dietary requirements catered). Dinner on Thursday night at the venue for those who have indicated that they would like to join us.

What is not provided

Alcohol - a cash bar is available. Please do not charge drinks back to your room :-)


Conference agenda http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2466/3821120232_d1452b4109_m.jpg

Day 1 Thursday 29th May

Icebreaker 9.20- Introductions, Karakia and Waiata.

9.30 - 10.00 - Getting to know you activity. (Lead facilitator: Rick, Hazel, Merryn)

10.00-11.00 - Inspire: Pecha Kucha: Seven participants sharing their learning journey. (Lead facilitator: Heather Eccles)

Morning Tea 11.00-11.30

11.30 - 11:45 - Ignite: Teaching As Inquiry. What/How  (Lead facilitator: Paul Sibson)

11.50-1.20- Inspire: Teaching As Inquiry. Practical session (Lead facilitator: Suzi Gould)

Lunch - 1.20 - 2.00

2.00-2.15 - Ignite:  Future Focused Learning. (Lead facilitator: Leigh Hynes)

2.20 - 3.50 - Inspire: 21st Century Learning: Hands on (Lead facilitator: Catriona Pene)

Afternoon Tea 3.50-4.20

4.20 - 4.35 - What’s on Top (Lead facilitators: Rick, Hazel, Merryn)

4.35-5.00 - Wrap up. VPLD survey (15-20 mins)

Reflection / feedback / poroporoaki

Hui dinner: 7.00 - 9.00

Day 2 Friday 30th May

Icebreaker 8.20

8.30 -9.00 - Ignite: MLE/MLP (Lead facilitator: Madeline Campbell)

9.00-10.00 - Inspire: MLE/MLP: What does it mean for learning in the virtual environment.  (Lead facilitator: Anne Kenneally)

Morning Tea 10.00-10.30

10.30-10.45- Ignite: Schools collaborations (Lead facilitator: Geoff Wood)

10.50-12.20 - Inspire: Collaborations and Networking:  (Lead facilitator: Heather Eccles)

Lunch 12.20 - 1.15

1.15 - 2.45 Inspire: Pulling it all together (Lead facilitators: Rick, Hazel, Merryn)

2.45-3.15 Poroporoaki, waiata, Karakia, Close


Form for mileage application

If you are driving from out of town (i.e. 100km, or over, one way) we can reimburse your petrol costs at $0.60 per KM. To be reimbursed you will need to provide an expense report: with the purpose of the trip, date and location, GST receipts for petrol, and a mileage log. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to complete and submit the  form by email (to Juanita juanita.reddish@core-ed.ac.nz) not more than two weeks after the hui - any later than this and we will be unable to pay it. Thanks.

Hui mileage claim form





VPLD/FFI Hui 2014

VPLD/FFI Hui 2014

A highly interactive, face-to-face shared professional learning experience for Virtual Professional and Learning Development (VPLD) and Future Focus Inquiries (FFI) participants, 2014.