Professional Learning and Development
Ministry of Education funded PLD
Culturally Responsive Professional Learning Development Provision (Te Tapuae o Rehua Consortium)
Education Support Services, University of Otago College of Education, as a member of the Te Tapuae o Rehua consortium together with UC Education Plus, University of Canterbury and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, has been successful in winning Ministry of Ed ucation PLD contracts in English and Māori medium for the South Island and in some instances, the North Island. (Workshop details)
The areas of provision we have been successful in are as follows:
• Support for the effective implementation of The New Zealand Curriculum
• Mathematics Years 1-8
• Science in Primary Schools Years 1-8
• Gifted and Talented
• Pasifika Success
• Provisionally Registered and Overseas Trained Teachers for Schools (1-13) (provision across New Zealand)
• Secondary English Language Learners and Home School Partnerships (provision across New Zealand)
• Secondary student achievement (provision in MOE regions, Central South and South)
• Te Reo Māori in English Medium Schools
• Provisionally Registered Teachers and Overseas Trained Teachers
• Specialist Teaching in Years 9-13
• Te Marautanga o Aotearoa
• Building Confidence to Support Students with Special Education Needs
Literacy Language Learning Te Waipounamu is a partnership between the University of Canterbury Education Plus and Education Support Services, University of Otago College of Education contracted to deliver PLD support for Literacy and English Language Learners for the Ministry of Education in primary schools in the South Island.
Reading Recovery programmes are available in both Otago and Southland. They provide a year-long school-based training course as well as continuing support for trained reading recovery teachers.
How to access PLD in these provisions
To access PLD, schools need to complete the Ministry PLD request form that can be accessed by contacting the Senior Adviser at the local Ministry of Education office. Schools will be contacted by the Ministry if their PLD application is successful.
From time to time ESS offers courses on a user pays basis providing professional development support not available through the Ministry funded contracts.
ESS will work in partnership with you to individually tailor professional learning to best meet your identified needs. PLD can be delivered face-to-face, online, syndicate/department, whole school, community, Boards of Trustees and clusters of teachers and schools, or a combination of these approaches.