Te Rito Toi – support students in the return to school

Join Liam Rutherford in a special webinar with Professors Peter O’Connor and Carol Mutch as they discuss Te Rito Toi – a resource created to help teachers work with children when they first return to school following major traumatic or life changing events.

Te Rito Toi is focused mainly at school-aged children, but the conversation will be of interest to anyone working with children.

Professor O’Connor is an internationally recognised expert in making and researching applied theatre and drama education. He is the Academic Director of the Creative Thinking Project, a multi and cross disciplinary research programme that investigates the nature and application of creativity in everyday life.

Professor Mutch is a professor of Critical Studies in Education in the Faculty of Education and Social Work and focuses her research on disaster response and recovery. She is also the Education Commissioner for UNESCO New Zealand.

Following the Canterbury earthquakes, they both focused on the role of schools in disaster response and recovery.

This webinar is part of Pareāwaha – a series of online conversations and PLD opportunities for members to share knowledge and innovative practice.

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