Regionally-allocated PLD


We offer regionally focused, culturally-sustaining PLD in both an English and Māori medium.

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Assessment for Learning

Enhancing the way assessment is used in the classroom promotes learning and wellbeing, and informs local curriculum design, raising progress and achievement for ākonga and students. Assessment for learning is about developing the capabilities to design and use assessment for its core purpose, to support further learning. It involves the focused and timely gathering, analysis, interpretation, and use of information that can provide evidence of ākonga progress.

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Cultural Capability

We’re not all the same. New Zealand education is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi but if it’s going to succeed for Maori learners and their whānau, cultural capability is critical. This requires teachers and kaiako to recognise diversity of culture, gender and sexuality and to appreciate and amplify the view through a Te Ao Māori lens.

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Local Curriculum Design

Local Curriculum Design brings the aspirations and contributions of your community to learning. Designing a rich local curriculum allows all whānau and mana whenua to make decisions with leaders and teachers about what they want their tamariki and mokopuna to experience. 


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Literacy

Reading is the greatest gift. Our expert facilitators build the Literacy capabilities of teachers and kaiako to accelerate student learning. We believe every child deserves an equitable opportunity to succeed in life, and through effective literacy PLD we are able to support you to support the students who need the most help.


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Digital Fluency

Digital Fluency supports teachers, kaiako, ākonga and students to confidently and effectively use digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning outcomes. It includes being an adept producer of digital content and understanding the social costs and benefits associated with digital technologies, including issues of access and equity.

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Leadership

​​Effective Leadership builds cross-school and Kāhui Ako coherence, enabling leaders and teachers to work effectively and get the best possible outcomes for your learners. Our work is informed by rigorous educational leadership research and the practical experience of our team of researchers, past principals and senior leaders. 


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Success stories

Hear from the schools and teachers we have worked with in the past:

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Interested in evolving with us?

We can customise all course offerings to suit your needs. Our work is based firmly on research, with an emphasis on student-centred leadership being the key to excellent and equitable student outcomes.
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Hangarau Matihiko

Hanagarau Matihiko/Digital Fluency supports teachers, kaiako, ākonga and students to confidently and effectively use digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning outcomes.


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Aromatawai

Aromatawai is an approach that uses all the senses and the environment to ensure learners and communities can be served in a way that can help transform their educational outcomes and meet their aspirations. 


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Pāngarau

Making a challenging subject more compelling. Focused on Māori student achievement, we bring Pāngarau to life with multimedia approaches backed by evidence-based research on best practice from Te Puna Wānanga. 


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Mātauranga Māori and Te reo Māori

Mātauranga Māori is a dynamic system of knowledge that draws upon many concepts and is expressed and applied in many ways. It is aspirational, inspirational and continuously evolving, encompassing the past, the present and the future. 

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Te Reo Matatini

Te Reo Matatini involves accelerating learning in te reo Matatini with ākonga who are underachieving. This PLD is offered to Māori-medium kura in classrooms  programmes involving a specialist kaiwhakaruruhau (facilitator) working with ākonga, their kaiako and whānau.

PLD will help kaiako identify ākonga who will participate in the programme, with assessments to identify the areas that need addressing (i.e., hot spots). Student progress is carefully monitored with regular reports provided to kaiako and whānau.

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Marau ā-kura

The marau ā-kura is a document that weaves together the aspirations and dreams of the whānau, the kura, the hapū, iwi and local people. The child is at the centre of the marau ā-kura. The key focus of the marau ā-kura is traditional practices and wisdom. Marau ā-kura is the framework for learning and teaching, that is both aspirational and achievable. It recognises ākonga as learners and decision makers, and empowers the identity, culture and language of all.


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Tū Rangatira

Tū Rangatira is a framework for kura leaders that encourages tumuaki and kaiako in Māori medium education to be visionary and inspirational inside a Māori world view. It identifies a variety of leadership roles that focus on Māori potential within kaiako with distinctive features that reflect fundamental Māori principles.

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Success stories

Hear from past participants in our Languages PLD courses:

“The Japan Foundation Sydney Seminar was some of the best professional development I have ever attended. Saito-sensei and her team were able to expertly equip us with accessible and fun cultural and language knowledge we will be able to readily utilise in our own classrooms. “It was also a great opportunity to connect and share resources and ideas with other Japanese primary teachers from a variety of different contexts. I highly recommend this opportunity to all teachers of Japanese”

Steven Woollastson,  Elim Christian College
“When I received a birthday card from one of my students I realised again what I value so much about the job of a LA. Being able to support your students with all the kindness they deserve while not being forced to assess. This allows for a certain kind of connection that is hard to establish as a regular teacher.”
Carl (Nonta) Philipp Leifeld, International Language Assistant – German, 2020

Interested in evolving with us ?

We can customise all course offerings to suit your needs. Our work is based firmly on research, with an emphasis on student-centred leadership being the key to excellent and equitable student outcomes.
Find out what we can do to help you and your learning community.