tā TāTOU Kaupapa

Our purpose

Our support for professional learning and development for all kaiako and teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand is informed by our uara/values, which form the foundation of everything we do.

Tō MāTAU TIROHANGA

Our vision

Teacher Development Aotearoa reaches all kaiako in Aotearoa New Zealand and supports them on their learning journey for the benefit of all.

tā TāTOU MISSIONI

Our mission

Teacher Development Aotearoa empowers kaiako to reflect on and improve their teaching practice led by expert kaiako to enhance learning and enable students to be full and active participants in society.

KO NGā Uara

Our values

Whakauru

Inclusion

We honour and give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi; we
embrace and celebrate difference.

Tauwhiwhi

Reciprocity

We value collaboration, partnership and co-design to seek mutually beneficial outcomes.

Rauemi

Resourceful

We strive to be innovative, creative and find a way through while inspiring others to do the same.  

Whakaata

Integrity

We are considered, patient and seek different viewpoints before we make decisions, and we learn from our experiences.

Hauora

Resilience

We promote and support hauora/well-being for individuals, teams and organisations and try again when we miss our mark.  

Tika

Resilience

We act with honesty and follow through on our commitments.  

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.