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What we do
We take professional development seriously
TRCC courses are
Single sector or cross sector. Often residential. Between 3 and 5 days in length. Usually run in the school holidays. Place value on participants having the opportunity to network. Usually national but regional courses are considered also. Travel to TRCC courses is subsidized.
WE FIT WITH PROFESSIONAL LEARNING BEST EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS GUIDELINES BY
Utilising external and internal expertise. Having voluntary attendance and ask teachers to engage in the process. Offering challenging discourse on current thinking. Offering the chance to take part in a community of learning. Integrating practice and theory with respect to pedagogical content knowledge, assessment and how students learn.
WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT TRCC COURSES
They are for teachers, by teachers. They can be cross-sector. They offer a refreshing balance of practical and theoretical perspectives. We aim to develop nationwide education networks e.g. Ag/Hort teachers, Media teachers. We aim to develop leadership capacity within teaching communities.
Who can register for Teacher Development Aotearoa courses?
Courses are open to all kaiako and teachers across the education sectors.
Who develops the content and facilitates the courses?
Courses are programmed and run by expert kaiako and teachers from across Aotearoa New Zealand and across the education sectors. Teacher Development Aotearoa provides administrative support and assists with coordination as required.
Does Teacher Development Aotearoa accept course proposals or expressions of interest?
TDA is no longer funded to coordinate, financially sponsor or administer PLD courses, therefore no longer accepts course proposals or expressions of interest. TDA is running its final course in October 2022.
When do Teacher Development Aotearoa courses run?
Courses traditionally run during the April, July and October school holidays for one, two or three days.
How do I find out about upcoming PLD Courses in my area of interest?
Visit the Upcoming Courses page or explore the Networks of Expertise links in the NEX Directory to see what they are offering in your area of interest.
Where are Teacher Development Aotearoa courses held?
Courses are held across Aotearoa New Zealand, with locations determined by individual Course Directors.