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I am a Playcentre parent.
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Employer:Wellington Playcentre Association (WPA)
Occupation:Mother, Adult Educator, SPACE Facilitator
Other roles:Volunteer for NZ Playcentre Federation Education Team, WPA
Nationality:New Zealand and USA
Country:New Zealand
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Kia Ora

Being a mother is the most important work I do. I learned how to do this from other parents while playing with my children at Playcentre, a provider of early childhood education (birth to 6yr). But Playcentre is much, much more. There is an adult education programme, friendship and support. And as a cooperative the families learn how to play and work together.

Now, I help to administer the education programme nationally and am a Playcentre tutor/facilitator. I do so that Playcentre is around for the next generation of children and their whānau.

I have an assigned role to investigate on-line resources. So I went to a "A Day in the Life of a Digital Resource" conference in Wellington with a colleague. The day ended with a presentation by Wayne Mackintosh and I haven't been the same since. I am now preparing to lead a discussion at our national education meeting about OER with the aim of drafting a policy as the result of our members input. I am going to enjoy this.

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Heywire8 #2 Wgtn. I could only attend the afternoon session. It was enjoyable, enlightening, pleasant, with the bonus of once again enjoying Wayne's accent.
Favorite Topics to Facilitate Interests Favorite Play
Communication Science Fiction Messy play!
Behaviour Management NLP Rough and tumble
Messy Play Gardening Scrabble
Junk Play Adult Learning Superhero
Group Skills Communication Rough and tumble
Zhineng Qigong

My sandbox is here

Web Resources

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Web Resources

Creating - Basic Editing Advanced Editing Pix Infoboxes

Cool page for learning formats - Gita_Mathur

Play Here

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Play Here

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Occupation: Mother   I look forward to the day TPTB put this choice on the occupations lists


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