Regionally-allocated PLD helps your school, kura, Kāhui Ako and cluster to identify, plan and make progress in professional learning and development for your kaiako and teachers. Through a process of planning, doing and reviewing, regionally-allocated PLD builds the capability of your school, kura, Kāhui Ako and cluster to support its ākonga and learners.
There are seven PLD priorities that underpin regionally-allocated PLD. These new priorities support teachers and kaiako to provide more responsive and rich learning experiences for all ākonga and students. Regionally-allocated PLD must align with one or more of the priorities.
The new priorities for English medium settings are:
- cultural capability
- local curriculum design
- assessment for learning.
The new priorities for Māori medium and te reo Māori settings are:
- mātauranga Māori and te reo Māori
- marau ā-kura
Digital fluency remains a priority in all settings.
Applications for Regionally-allocated PLD to support the NCEA changes can align with any of the priorities, depending on the focus of the PLD. Local Curriculum Design is a strong fit for applications focused on course design to support the new Achievement Standards.
Finding a Facilitator
The Regionally-allocated PLD facilitator database was recently updated to include a specialisation category to assist secondary schools to identify facilitators who can lead PLD in specific subject areas to support the upcoming NCEA changes. To meet the needs of secondary settings, schools and kura are able to choose multiple facilitators across multiple provider organisations to work together to deliver their PLD, if required. For example, a facilitator with NCEA Science as a specialisation and a facilitator with Mātauranga Māori as a specialisation might work together to plan and facilitate the PLD.