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Selection of schools for learning with digital technologies professional learning and development (LWDT PLD), funded by the Ministry of Education, is managed by Regional Ministry offices.
Professional Learning and Development (PLD) provisions and supplementary support available for 2016, plus information on how they can be accessed is in the Bulletin for school leaders from the Ministry of Education.
There will not be an application form this year.
In prioritising PLD for 2016, the Ministry will be seeking to support:
From 2017, professional development will largely focus on a small number of national priorities in the areas of:
The first national priorities will be in place for the next three to five years.
Access to professional development funding will be prioritised to:
Some regions will be prioritised for professional development funding. The first regions are Northland and the Gisborne/East Coast district, which continue to have a persistent history of educational underachievement and poor employment outcomes for its young people.
The LWDT PLD programme combines online and face-to-face support. The PLD may include guidance with:
The system of support section on the NZC website has information about the everyday resources and tools available to learners, teachers, leaders, and schools. The purpose of these centrally funded and managed supports is to supplement a school’s improvement actions.
Teaching as inquiry through an e-learning lens
Anna Harrison, a learning with digital technologies professional learning and development (LWDT PLD) team facilitator, talks about the value of the teaching and inquiry model as a basis for PLD for e-learning.
A blended approach to e-learning PLD
Teachers from Paihia School talk about the benefits of implementing a blended approach to e-learning professional learning and development (PLD).
Teaching as inquiry through a blended e-learning lens
Facilitators and teachers discuss teaching as inquiry through a blended e-learning lens.
Tailoring professional learning to enhance literacy e-learning needs: A blended model
Teachers discuss tailored professional learning to enhance literacy e-learning needs using a blended model.
Introducing the SAMR model
In this video Diana Wilkes explains how she as a facilitator has introduced the (SAMR) Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition model with digital technologies into the schools she works with.
Developing critical thinking using the SAMR model
Diana Wilkes discusses how using the SAMR framework – substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition, helped shift teachers skills and ability from merely using ICTs, to making the best choices of technologies for their students' learning.
The power of online professional learning communities
Josie Woon, Assistant Principal at Takaro School, talks about how and why she uses the Virtual Learning Network. The community has helped her integrate technology into her class in a purposeful way by enabling her to connect with other "expert" teachers.
The impact of using the Virtual Learning Network on professional development
Teachers discuss the impact of using the Virtual Learning Network on their professional development.
Using the Virtual Learning Network as part of a blended professional learning model
Teachers discuss using the Virtual Learning Network as part of a blended professional learning model and the benefits it has had for their cluster.
Bringing the classroom to the community
Staff at Mahurangi Christian School discuss how the school connects the classroom to the community through digital technologies.
Introducing digital technologies to the community through student voice
Staff and students of Ruawai Primary School used student voice to share with their parent community the ways in which digital technologies are used to support learning, and to share what students are learning with their families.
Integrating digital technologies into the curriculums
Principal of Mahurangi Christian School, Helen Pearson talks about the shift from a teacher centred approach to a student centred approach supported by 1:1 iPads. Students describe why their levels of engagement have increased as a result.
Contact your local regional office to inquire about LwDT PLD.
The Learning with Digital Technologies (LWDT) PLD team from the Te Toi Tupu consortium work in partnership with the Ministry of Education to mentor schools in the National LWDT PLD programme.
Join these groups to participate in discussions with other teachers/educators about the content here, or that is relevant for you.
e-Learning: Professional Learning
e-Learning: Beyond the classroom
Using the e-Learning Planning Frameworks
Connected Learning Advisory in the VLN
Connecting to the N4L Managed Network
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