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2019 Support for PCTs/OTTs and Mentors English Medium and Pia and Pou Tautoko Māori Medium

New in 2019 additional support for Overseas Trained Teachers.

Support available


Mau ki te Ako is a partnership between Ngāi Tahu rūnanga and Education Support Services, University of Otago College of Education.
The Ministry of Education are funding support for provisionally certificated teachers (PCTs in English medium, Pia in Māori medium), overseas trained teachers with provisional certification and mentor teachers (Pou Tautoko). Mentors include tutor teachers, PCT Coordinators, SCTs, HODs and school leaders. This professional development is available for teachers in English medium schools and Māori medium settings, years 1-13 throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs with provisional certification)

Please assist us in finding OTTs so we can provide workshops in the most suitable locations. If you haven’t already registered as an OTT with us please do so here.

Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs with provisional certification):

Target audience - OTTs working towards gaining full certification, teaching in schools (teaching years 1-13)
To assist OTTs (and their mentors) in tailoring their I & M programme to focus on teaching in the New Zealand context we are offering:
• A series of 3 targeted nationwide workshops
• A series of online PLD modules (e PCT)
• Forums that focus on key aspects of teaching in the New Zealand context including subject specific PLD for Primary and Secondary Learning areas.

Workshop 1 focussed on Tikanga, Te Reo Māori and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and occurred in Term one of 2019.

OTT Workshop 2 (term 2) Developing understanding of the NZC

This workshop recognises the skills the OTTs bring to the NZ Education System. It aims to develop their understanding of the nature of education in Aotearoa, New Zealand and the New Zealand Curriculum.

NZC – the essence of the document

  • Vision, values, principles and key competencies
  • What do these elements look like in your school?
  • The role of the Board of Trustees


Effective pedagogy

  • Creating a supportive learning environment
  • Engaging reflective thought and action
  • Enhancing the relevance of new learning
  • Facilitating shared learning
  • Making connections to prior learning and experience
  • Providing sufficient opportunities to learn


Teaching as Inquiry

  • Links to teaching as Inquiry with the student at the centre
  • Naturally occurring evidence for the Standards for the Teaching Profession


Progress and Achievement

  • Formative and summative assessment practices
  • Introduction to assessment tools according to Primary/Secondary contexts (including
  • PACT, the learning progressions and NCEA)

OTT Workshop 3 (term 3) Delving Deeper; Design for learning and the NZC

This workshop aims to develop OTT’s understanding of the NZC and supporting documents; Tātaiko, Tapasā and the Local Curriculum Guides. It delves into the ‘back half’ of the document and provides support for teachers to develop teaching and learning programmes by examining the relationship between the concepts in the front and the objectives at the back. This approach develops a curriculum that is localized and puts the student at the centre.

Unpacking Tātaiako, Tapasā & Teaching as Inquiry (TaI) in more depth

  • Unpacking Tātaiako and Tapasā
  • The links to Teaching as Inquiry and the connections between teacher practice and the Standards for the Teaching Profession

Unpacking Planning - links to curriculum

  • Connections to the Key Competencies
  • Exploring and developing the NZC, starting with a Māori lens via Tātaiako.
  • Exploring and developing the NZC, incorporating a Pasifika lens via Tapasā.
  • Assessment; exploring the variety of assessment procedures and tasks available, focusing first on the primary purpose of assessment
  • Assessment for learning and indicators of progress.

Localising your curriculum

  • Exploring resources to support a localized curriculum i.e. TKI, ePCT modules, Local Curriculum Guides and Te Takanga o te Wā and making the learning and assessment authentic
  • Assessment and Reporting including reporting to parents and whānau.

Workshops usually run from 9am-3 pm but times vary in some locations.
There are no course costs for these workshops.
OTT workshop dates, locations and enrolment - workshop 1 (completed for 2019)

OTT workshop dates, locations and enrolment - workshop 2 & 3
Venues for OTT workshop 2
Venues for OTT workshop 3

OTTs are also eligible to attend PCT Introductory Workshop and Primary & Secondary WS 1 & 2.

ePCT

Our online, electronic modules, provide self-selected PLD that OTTs can work through individually, with other OTTs and/or alongside their Mentor.

Our OTT specific online courses include:
• An Introduction to Te Reo Māori
• An Introduction to Tikanga Māori
• An Introduction to Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Aotearoa New Zealand
• Gaining a Full Practicing Certificate and
• Developing an Understanding of the NZC

Click here for information on how to enrol and access the modules.


OTT Forums

Online forums begin in Term 3 and are an opportunity for participants to explore a topic in which they would like more guidance. They also provide a platform for secondary teachers to explore their learning area with a specialist in their subject.

OTTs will be invited to sign up to the forums via the email address they provided at one of our workshops, or our OTT database. If you would like to attend a forum but have not been to a workshop or signed into our database, you can do so here. Each forum last approximately 60 minutes. A facilitator will provide a 20 minute presentation on the topic of the forum. This will be followed by a discussion session about the topic, led by the facilitator. Participants will then have access to the facilitator to ask any questions they have.

More information will be available towards the end of Term 2. Email kim.bonnington@otago.ac.nz if you have any questions.

Māori Medium Workshops 2019

Target audience - PCTs/Pia teaching in Maori medium settings (Rua reo/ bilingual or Kura Kaupapa Māori) and their Mentors/Pou Tautoko.

A series of linked hui and/or noho focusing on the role of each person in achieving full certification, ensuring the process is meaningful & manageable 

Content will vary from location to location to meet the needs of the rōpu, including iwi/hapu/whānau preferences.

All workshops will include :

  • whakawhanaungatanga
  • the latest information and update from the Teaching Council
  • sharing challenges /solutions
  • the requirements for moving from provisional to full certification

Workshops may include :

  • examining Individual Portfolios of Evidence – Current stage, next steps
  • exploring Marautanga o Aotearoa and support documents
  • using the new Teacher Standards with PCTs/Pia
  • what evidence and documentation to keep and how to store ii
  • sharing teaching resources and ideas
  • Kaumatua/Kuia/whānau tautoko
  • strengthening professional links and communication
  • considering pathways to gathering required information including exploration of: Te Takanga o te Wā, Hangarau Matihiko

Workshop dates and enrolments (ATTENTION NEW VENUE)

 

English Medium Workshops 2019

NOTE AN UPDATE FROM THE TEACHING COUNCIL (formally Education Council) IS SHARED AT ALL WORKSHOPS.

Introductory Workshops 2019 (Completed for 2019)

Target audience – All 1st & 2nd year primary & secondary PCT/OTTs (with provisional certification) and their mentors (mentor teachers, PCT coordinators, SCTs, HoDs and school leaders) teaching in English medium schools Years 1-13. Suitable for those who have not attended a workshop in 2018.

Content

The facilitator will share:

  • The latest information from the Teaching Council (formerly Education Council)
  • The components of the Induction and Mentoring (I&M) programme
  • Using the new Teacher Standards within the I&M Programme
  • The requirements for moving from provisional to full certification
  • The evidence and documentation to keep
  • How to store the documentation

Workshops usually run from 9.00 am - 3.00 pm but times vary in some locations.
There are no course costs for these workshops.

Introductory workshop dates and enrolments

Venues for Introductory workshops

Primary PCT Workshops 2019 – 2 per year

Target audience 1st and 2nd year PCT/OTT (with provisional certification) teaching in English medium years 0-8, including new PCTs and attendees at our 2018 workshops and Introductory Workshop 2019.

Content

Workshop one content:(completed for 2019)

  • Network with other PCTs
  • Share ideas & resources with others teaching the same year level
  • Check you are on track with everything for full certification
  • Use your everyday practices to evidence Teacher Standards
  • Get the latest information from the Teaching Council (formerly Education Council)
  • Add to your PCT documentation
  • Pursue an area of professional interest to you personally

Workshop two content:

  • Critique and add to your PCT documentation
  • Use Teaching as Inquiry to evidence Teacher Standards
  • Network with other PCTs
  • Share ideas & resources with others teaching the same year level
  • Check you are on track with everything for full certification
  • Get the latest information from the Teaching Council (formerly Education Council)
  • Pursue an area of professional interest to you personally
  • Discuss and problem-solve any issues relevant to PCTs, including follow-up from Workshop 1 for those who attended

Workshops usually run from 9.00 am - 3.00 pm but times vary in some locations.
There are no course costs for these workshops.

Primary workshop one dates and enrolment (completed for 2019)

Venues for Primary workshop one (completed for 2019)

Primary workshop two dates and enrolment

Venues for Primary workshop two



Secondary PCT Workshops 2019 - 2 per year

Target audience 1st and 2nd year PCT/OTT (with provisional certification) teaching in English medium years 9-13 , including new PCTs and attendees at our 2018 workshops and Introductory Workshop 2019.

Content 

Workshop one content: (completed for 2019)

  • Network with other PCTs - share ideas & resources with others teaching in the same learning area
  • Check you are on track with everything for full certification
  • Use your everyday practices to evidence Teacher Standards
  • Get the latest information from the Teaching Council (formerly Education Council)
  • Add to your PCT documentation
  • Pursue an area of professional interest to you personally

Workshop two content:

  • Critique and add to your PCT documentation
  • Use Teaching as Inquiry to evidence Teacher Standards
  • Check you are on track with everything for full certification
  • Get the latest information from the Teaching Council (formerly Education Council)
  • Network with other PCTs - Share ideas & resources with others teaching the same learning areas.
  • Pursue an area of professional interest to you personally
  • Discuss and problem-solve any issues relevant to PCTs including follow-up from Workshop 1 for those who attended

Workshops usually run from 9.00 am - 3.00 pm but times vary in some locations.
There are no course costs for these workshops.

Secondary workshop one dates and enrolment  (completed for 2019)

Venues for Secondary workshop one (completed for 2019)

Secondary workshop two dates and enrolment

Venues for Secondary workshop two

English medium Mentor Workshops 2019

Target audience – All primary and secondary mentors - mentor teachers, PCT coordinators, SCTs, HoDs and school leaders - mentoring Year 1 or Year 2 PCT/OTT (with provisional certification) including new mentors and attendees at our 2018 workshops and Introductory Workshop 2019.

Content

  • review your I&M programme
  • share ideas about systematically collecting feedback on your I&M programme from your PCTs
  • check you are on track with your PCT’s requirements for full certification
  • share mentoring experiences, systems for documenting I&M programmes and evidence of meeting the new Teacher Standards
  • problem solve mentoring concerns and issues
  • get the latest information and update from the Teaching Council (formerly Education Council)
  • develop your mentoring skills (such as observation & feedback and professional learning conversations)

Mentor workshop dates and enrolment

Venues for Mentor workshop

ePCT online PLD

For all primary & secondary PCTs, OTTs, mentors, Pia and Pou Tautoko.

What is ePCT?

Contacts

Name

Role

Email

Joan Turner

PCT Coordinator /  Facilitator

joan.turner@otago.ac.nz

Sandra Joseph

English Medium Facilitator

sandra.joseph@otago.ac.nz

Kim Bonnington

English Medium Facilitator / OTT Coordinator

kim.bonnington@otago.ac.nz

Adie Graham

English Medium Facilitator

adie.graham@otago.ac.nz

Marama PōhatuMāori Medium Lead Facilitatormarama.pohatu@otago.ac.nz
Rawinia ParingataiMāori Medium Facilitatorrawinia.paringatai@otago.ac.nz


 
 

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