Consultation on new proposed PLD priorities is now underway
Last week, we launched a survey to test a proposed change to national priorities for Professional Learning and Development (PLD) for locally-focussed PLD. This, obviously, is a matter of great importance to all of those who engage with the PLD system and we would like to hear your views. The surveys and resource material for both English and Māori medium settings can be found on the Education Conversation Website.
The Ministry have worked with members of the Curriculum Progress and Achievement (CPA) Reference Group to develop the proposed priorities. They focus on the foundations of good teaching practice and align with themes emerging from the Education Conversation, the wider Education Work Programme and our focus on progress across the curricula.
The areas of focus for the proposed new priorities are:
As described in English medium settings:
As described in Māori medium settings:
You will be aware that when the current approach to PLD was introduced in late 2016, priorities for the PLD allocated regionally, every term, were set by Government. The current priorities focus on specific learning areas:
These priorities do not align with a focus on progress across the curricula and a move to priorities that build core capabilities that will improve teaching was strongly endorsed by members of the CPA Reference Group.
The surveys will be available online, at the Education Conversation website, until 10 May 2019.
If you have any questions related to consultation please contact Progress.Achievement@education.govt.nz