Webinar series

Connecting & growing

Social Science expertise

A FREE online programme for Social Science PCTs to help you gain a greater understanding of the Social Sciences curriculum refresh, and have an opportunity to connect with other PCTs and subject experts in your curriculum learning area via the Networks of Expertise (NEX)

Course overview

Teacher Development Aotearoa (TDA) invites Provisionally Certified Teachers (PCTs) and experienced teachers who are new to teaching Social Studies to register for our FREE online curriculum support programme.
In partnership with PPTA, ASSEN, NZBoGT and NZHTA.


The Connecting and growing Social Science expertise programme is designed to provide you with specialised curriculum support alongside other PCTs at a similar point in their teaching journey.  It will provide you with an opportunity to kōrero, share your experiences, and a forum for you to ask curriculum questions in a space designed specifically for PCTs.  Attendance at the programme can be documented as evidence towards your teaching registration also.

The course will focus on:

  • Unpacking the Understand/Know/Do model
  • Practical Social Science examples of how to weave UKD together
  • Support to co-construct lessons that embed literacy, numeracy, Mātauranga Māori and plenty of time to ask questions
  • Connect to three Social Science NEX leaders (ASSEN-Social Studies, NZBoGT- Geography, NZHTA- History) to access curriculum support and professional development from expert subject kaiako


The Connecting and growing Social Science expertise programme is delivered online and includes 3 interactive workshop sessions.

  • Term 3, 2023
  • 3 sessions online via Zoom
  • Each session is 90 minutes and will run from 11am-12:30pm
  • Session 1: Tuesday Week 2
  • Session 2: Wednesday Week 3
  • Session 3: Thursday Week 4

Programme dates

Connecting and growing Social Science expertise : 25 July – 10 August 2023

Workshop sessions: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Session 1: Tuesday 25 July. 11am-12:30pm - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Session 2: Wednesday 2 August. 11am-12:30pm - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Session 3: Thursday 10 August. 11am-12:30pm - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Register today!

Do you work in Social Science learning area*