Professional Growth Cycle

The Professional Growth Cycle - for Principals, Tumuaki and ECE Professional Leaders

In these webinars we will: cover the elements of the PGC, confirm what PGC is and is not, provide opportunity for your to connect with other leaders and share practice and discuss our next steps with the new approach.

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08/12/2021 (4-5pm) ECE professional leaders
02/12/2021 (4-5pm) All


The Professional Growth Cycle - Building Confidence 

Learn about the fundamentals of the PGC, and how conversations and observations can shape your growth 

These sessions aim to support those who still feel ‘new’ to the Professional Growth Cycle for teachers.  We will share the background and elements, and also facilitate conversation around the type of professional growth opportunities that teachers find valuable. 

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25/11/21 (4-5pm)

The Professional Growth Cycle - for Casual Relievers

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30/11/2021 (4-5pm)


The Professional Growth Cycle - Refining and Shaping your PGC

An opportunity to check in with others, reflect on your journey so far and extend your thinking around ways to enhance your PGC. 

This session is aimed at those who are well underway with their Professional Growth Cycle. It will provide teachers and leaders with the opportunity to reflect on how they have implemented the elements of the Professional Growth Cycle in daily practice, and how teachers are supported to grow their practice. There will be the chance to share ideas and learning with other teachers.

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07/12/2021 (4-5pm)


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Rauhuia | Leadership

ECE, primary teachers and middle leaders

Join Stephen Lethbridge in conversation about Rauhuia| Leadership.  Share what you think is needed to build and support your leadership capability. Register for the zoom sessions below.

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01/12/2021 Wednesday

08/12/2021 Wednesday 4-5.30pm
13/12/2021 Monday 4-5.30pm


Myles Ferris Information Hui for Principals and ECE Leaders

Our tumuaki-in-residence, Myles Ferris is running consultation hui designed to identify what you consider to be the priorities for, and the current barriers you face in your leadership journey. He is also holding a separate information hui around the Professional Growth Cycle (PGC) for principals, tumuaki and ECE professional leaders. Join Myles and members of the Teaching Council in real consultation to identify how you want educational leadership and professional growth to look in Aotearoa. 

If you would like to register for these events, please click on the link below (please note, these hui are dependent on Covid-19 alert levels. Masks and physical distancing are required):

The PGC for Tumuaki, Principals and ECE Professional Leaders

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24/11/2021 Greymouth 1.30-3pm

01/12/2021 Rotorua 1.30-3pm

02/12/2021 Taupō 1.30-3pm hui


Rauhuia | Leadership Strategy for Tumuaki and Kaiako Māori

Myles is also hosting consultation hui for tumuaki and kaiako Māori in English medium, designed to identify what you consider to be the priorities for, and the current barriers you face in your leadership journey.

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01/12/2021 Rotorua 3.30-5pm

02/12/2021 Taupō 3.30-5pm


Shape the Future 

Myles Ferris, our tumuaki-in-residence, is hosting two online hui for Kaiako and Tumuaki Māori in English medium. Join with other teachers and leaders to learn more about these two initiatives, and to share your thoughts and understandings. Please register for these below:

The PGC for Tumuaki, Principals and ECE Professional Leaders

An opportunity to hear about the Elements and discuss how this will support your professional learning

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28/10/2021 1-2pm 


Rauhuia | Leadership

Seeking your voice to help inform the design of the Leadership space to meet your needs and priorities

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28/10/2021 6-7pm


Early Childhood Education beginning teachers

NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Teaching Council Matatū Aotearoa are co-facilitating a webinar series to help new teachers network, share and learn.

Each webinar introduces you to a wide variety of ECE expertise and invites you to contribute questions for the presenter. Each webinar is less than one hour long. 

While the focus is on beginning teachers in early childhood education, all beginning teachers are welcome to attend. 

If you have any questions, please contact Karina Bird or Simon Cottle

First webinar

Topic: ‘Welcome to the professional world of teaching’

Presented by: Dr Alex Gunn, former early childhood teacher who teaches and researches at the University of Otago in Ōtepoti Dunedin. She has research interests in early childhood curriculum, teachers’ practices and beliefs, assessment, inclusion (with a particular focus on sexualities and genders) and teacher education development and practice. 

Watch a recorded version of the first webinar. 

Second Webinar

Topic: 'Evidence in the age of the Professional Growth Cycle' 

Presented by: Dr Christina Thornley, is a Lead Advisor, Teacher Capability and Collaboration at the Teaching Council. Chris leads the Council’s Our Code Our Standards, | Ngā Tikanga Matatika Ngā Paerewa engagement with teachers. More recently this has also involved presenting information about the new the Professional Growth Cycle. Previously, Chris was a primary teacher in English medium schools and then taught in initial teacher education. She later focused on research into teacher professional learning, adolescent literacy knowledge and facilitated professional learning projects across the schooling sectors. 

In the past, some evidence collection teachers had done was to “prove themselves”, rather than be useful for reflection or growth. In this webinar to support beginner ECE teachers, Dr Chris Thornley will look at what your evidence looks like in a post-performance appraisal era of teaching.

Watch a recorded version of the second webinar.

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