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.
Tā MāTou wawata
Teacher Development Aotearoa reaches all kaiako in Aotearoa New Zealand and supports them on their learning journey for the benefit of all.
tā māTOU koromakinga
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
We honour and give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi; we embrace and celebrate difference.
We value collaboration, partnership, and co-design to seek mutually beneficial outcomes.
We strive to be innovative, creative, and find a way through while inspiring others to do the same.
We are considered, patient, and seek different viewpoints before we make decisions, and we learn from our experiences.
We promote and support hauora/well-being for individuals, teams, and organisations and try again when we miss our mark.
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.