Teacher Aides PLD Pilot Fund

Teacher Aides PLD Pilot Fund

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The Ministry and NZEI have announced a new pilot fund that will provide teacher aides with easier access to professional learning and development (PLD) opportunities, recognising their value and importance in schools, communities and to ākonga.

Vision Education is an approved provider for this Teacher Aide PLD project pilot

The fund pays for professional learning for training opportunities that  focus on supporting learners, building cultural capability and student wellbeing (see details on PLD and NZEI websites)

Vision Education PLD providers are approved to provide Teacher Aide PLD on

ESOL programmes and support

Cultural capabilities

Specialist Reading, Writing and Oral language Teacher aide support

Secondary school  literacy years 9-10 – supporting learners

In addition, Schools, clusters and Kāhui Ako may contact the Vision Education team to organise tailor made teacher aide PLD.  For further information on tailoring workshops to your own needs please contact Dr Alison Davis, Director, Vision Education at office.vision@xtra.co.nz

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Skillful and Strategic Professional Learning

“Our Vision facilitator (Justine) built positive relationships with everyone she worked alongside and skillfully aligned her sessions with what we needed to develop in our practice based on our strategic aims.  Her professional development with staff has grown teacher knowledge, improved practice and accelerated progress for our learners.”

Tracey Bennett
Hautapu School

Knowledgeable and Authentic Professional Development

Benneydale School has been working with Leitia for 2 years in a wide range of capacities. Leitia has run a number of Teacher Only Days focusing on effective literacy practice in the classroom and she has modelled and supported best practice related to differentiated learning programs that support accelerated learning. Leitia has worked alongside teachers in the classroom providing feedback and support on teacher effectiveness. She has supported planning meetings with teachers and worked with them to refine their programs through using a coaching model. Evidence of teacher growth due to these coaching sessions can be seen in class practice. We have found Leitia to be very knowledgeable, quick to understand our needs and work with us to create our own PLD journey. I would recommend Leitia as a facilitator for any school wanting to provide authentic opportunities for staff to challenge their thinking and work towards enhancing their practice for the benefit of all learners.

Vanessa Te Huia
Benneydale School