Based on work within schools and kura, we have developed a series of brief stories about our leaders and teachers as they increase positive outcomes for their students. Below is a selection of the stories from throughout 2015 and 2016. The rest of our project update and infographics an be viewed under the Impact tab.
In 2015, 35 schools (311 teachers, 6,147 students) across the Central North Island of New Zealand engaged in responsive, differentiated literacy PLD. The overall goal was for schools to take ownership of their own literacy professional learning and development at a strategic and classroom level to increase internal capacity and ensure sustainable practices are in place. READ MORE >>>
In 2015, five kura engaged in Tumuaki Professional Development were supported to develop rigorous management systems and processes, designed to support student learning and help raise achievement. Coaching and mentoring strategies were a key component of the PLD as they helped to build leadership capability, while regular visits with clear PLD focus, helped maintain the momentum of work. The flexibility and adaptability of the programme provided individualised support, responsive to arising needs and challenges in each school. READ MORE >>>
Te Reo Māori in Māori Medium project is designed to help kaiako further develop their understanding and knowledge of Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori, as well as their knowledge and use of effective language learning strategies, using Te Reo Māori wāhanga ako from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa with students. Kaiako were supported to analyse and use a range of te reo matatini assessment tools to gather achievement data to help inform quality teaching and learning experiences. READ MORE >>>
In 2015 the Gifted and Talented team worked in 25 schools across the North Island with teams (553 school leaders and teachers), where there was a strong emphasis on embedding systems for change, such as, identification of gifted and talented students, and implementing differentiated teaching and learning practices with a strengths-based approach. READ MORE >>>
If the goal is to nurture scientifically literate citizens, what do teachers need to do to help make this happen? In 2015, 32 schools across the North Island accessed Primary Science Professional Learning and Development (PLD) in order to develop teacher confidence and capability in the teaching of science. The intention was that teachers and students would develop science-specific ways of working and thinking. READ MORE >>>
Making a difference
The foci for kura engaged in the Assessment PLD 2015 was to develop systems and practices to support NAG2a reporting, to modify and moderate NCEA achievement standards, to moderate overall teacher judgements and to support kaiako to apply inquiry frameworks to implement high quality teaching and learning with a focus on student achievement. READ MORE >>>
In 2015, the mathematics PLD project worked in-depth with 98 schools throughout the North Island, to help build capacity for continuous improvement and accelerating mathematics achievement for students. Facilitators worked together to identify key strengths, build on effective practice and respond to the unique needs of each school involved. READ MORE >>>
Over 5,000 leaders and teachers from 321 schools/kura have participated in LwDT professional learning and development (PLD) in 2015. This includes 28 Māori-medium settings and 65 schools and kura in Christchurch participating in Learning Community Clusters (LCC) PLD. The high level purpose of this improvement initiative is to grow e- capability across schools, to achieve better outcomes for all learners. READ MORE >>>
In 2015, 111 kaiako from 35 schools and kura across the North Island were engaged in collaborative support from project facilitators to develop a wide range of skills, knowledge and leadership capacity in Pāngarau. PLD was highly tailored by kura and facilitator to target support for specific kaiako. READ MORE >>>
The focus of the National Aspiring Principals Programme (NAPP) is to develop adaptive, culturally responsive, digitally literate leaders through coaching and inquiry learning. It builds leaders’ understanding of the research base that underpins leadership development. READ MORE >>>
Throughout 2015, delivery of NZCPLD involved facilitators working collaboratively with school leaders, teachers, students and at times whānau to develop or review their local curriculum. This included 380 teachers and 4384 students from a wide range of diverse learning environments in the North Island. Unpacking a rich, relevant and personalised curriculum can be a multilayered, yet rewarding process, as the 27 schools found out as they engaged with the NZC PLD in 2015. READ MORE >>>
Te Toi Tupu consortium currently provides professional learning and development programmes for the Ministry of Education in the areas of Literacy, Leadership and Assessment, Learning with Digital Technologies, Gifted and Talented, New Zealand Curriculum, Maths, Pāngarau, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and te reo Māori. Te Toi Tupu consortium currently provides professional learning and development programmes for the Ministry of Education in the areas of Literacy, Leadership and Assessment, Learning with Digital Technologies, Gifted and Talented, New Zealand Curriculum, Maths, Pāngarau, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and te reo Māori.