Professional Growth Cycle

Zoom webinars for Casual Relievers Professional Growth Cycle

Date Link
28/09/2021 4-5pm

https://teachingcouncil.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArf-6hqDsrGdKIhzTkVdvCclSukV08mzkH

12/10/2021 4-5pm

https://teachingcouncil.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsdOyuqj0oGtOeTkgfcU5oBEesRtvsvmob

Information hui for principals and ECE leaders are currently postponed 

Due to the nation-wide shift to Alert Level 2, these planned sessions with Myles have been postponed and we will be in contact shortly to advise you of another opportunity to provide feedback on either or both the PGC and/or Rauhuia. Until then, keep safe and all the very best!

The Teaching Council Tumuaki in Residence Myles Ferris is hosting face-to-face information hui around the country. Myles was a part of the working group which developed the new Professional Growth Cycle (PGC) approach. Attendees will have opportunities to explore the aspects of the PGC and how it might be implemented in their setting. Register for one in your area by clicking the link. 

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Leadership

Consultation hui

Due to the nation-wide shift to Alert Level 2, these planned sessions with Myles have been postponed and we will be in contact shortly to advise you of another opportunity to provide feedback on either or both the PGC and/or Rauhuia. Until then, keep safe and all the very best!

As soon as we are able, we'll be continuing our face-to-face hui for Māori educators in English Medium kura and ECE. this is often an under-represented voice in the education sector and we want to hear your thoughts on leadership. The Teaching Council Tumuaki in Residence Myles Ferris will be hosting a series of consultation hui designed to identify what you consider to be the priorities for leadership and the current barriers you face in your leadership journey. 

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'

Date of webinar: 21 September, 2021, 6.00pm - 7.00pm

Register to attend this webinar: You can register to attend this webinar by clicking this link. You will then receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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.

Following the removal of appraisal, the resultant Professional Growth Cycle raised questions: How much evidence do I need now? Do I need a portfolio? What does this mean for my induction and mentoring programme? Perhaps you have a question of your own? Or just want to learn alongside other ECE teachers. Please register to join this webinar using the link above.

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