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Why bother with professional learning and development (PLD)?

Have you been on the net recently? Silly question. Of course you have. Have you used the web to learn stuff? Used Google to learn about a holiday destination? Used LinkedIn to find someone who can help you? Used YouTube to learn how to play the guitar? Used the Education Gazette on line to learn about job vacancies or Ministry updates? Of...

And you finished exactly on time!

Richard Ellsworth, music teacher from Pinehurst School, guest blogs about the parallels between teaching and BBC broadcasting. One of the best things about the Assessment for Learning PLD is having your lesson videoed and then watching it back. You know how it feels to be trying to teach in a calm and purposeful way while...

12 top tips to make the most of the new PLD system

The world of Professional Learning and Development (PLD) is changing dramatically – signalling a really exciting opportunity for schools. The Ministry of Education will no longer contract providers to deliver set programmes and allocate schools to those programmes. Instead, each school or CoL will determine the areas they need to focus...

Now is the time to start planning for your 2020 professional learning needs

The current model for schools and Kāhui Ako to access professional learning support through MoE funding has been in place for sometime now and many schools are valuing the tailored support from their chosen PLD provider that the model provides. One of the issues that we’re hearing from schools is that it can be tricky to get the...

From classroom teacher to staff room teacher: the first day at school all over again

I began my career as a secondary English teacher in Nottingham in the UK in 1993. I was full of idealistic good intentions and saw teaching as a way of promoting social justice and equity. I began work in a school with plenty of opportunities for promoting social justice and equity as it was located in an inner city community that had,...

The Learning Progression Framework for Writing – a great starting place… But then what?

The Learning Progression Framework for Writing is a fantastic tool for describing and showing the significant stages a writer progresses through as they develop independence and control over how and what they write for different purposes. Through targeted and focused PLD, teachers and leaders see value in having writing across the curriculum...

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