The following programmes will continue to be managed centrally in 2017:
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)
Other centrally-funded PLD will be allocated regionally and will focus on national priority areas where we want to see a lift in student achievement.
For the next 3 to 5 years centrally-funded PLD will be focused on a small number of national priorities – pāngarau/maths, pūtaiao/science, te reo matatini (pānui, tuhituhi, kōrero), /reading and writing and digital fluency.
This does not mean that funds for professional learning will only be available for courses in pāngarau/maths, pūtaiao/science, or the other priorities.
Centrally funded professional learning and development will offer leaders and teachers the opportunity to analyse the results they are seeing, define the issues, and work on changes and improvements that will lift outcomes in these focus areas.
For example, schools, kura or CoL may decide that PLD in cultural intelligence, evaluative capability, or methods for working more effectively with parents, families and whānau will help students to improve outcomes in reading.
Work to support leadership and professional networks is underway.