As the COVID situation continues, we are able to offer Distance Learning support to any school or kura that needs it.

The support will be up to 25 PLD hours of support delivered virtually by PLD Facilitators and is for any school or kura without a current PLD allocation, or, unable to repurpose a current PLD allocation, to enable them to transition to distance learning.

This is a streamlined process for Covid specific support and not for PLD hours against the seven PLD priorities, or, for other non-Covid related PLD topics or projects.

The process for this support is:

  1. Request support: Schools and kura will reach out to the regional office PLD teams to request support. In this conversation, discuss the type of support you need, how many PLD hours you need (between 8 and 25 hours), and whether you have existing PLD supports in place. If your regional office PLD team agrees that this is an appropriate support for you, they will support you in accessing this PLD.

  2. Create a Proposal: Following this conversation, you (a PLD Lead) will create a draft proposal in the online PLD system. Information on the ESL login requirements and how to access the system can be found on the PLD website. Creating a proposal will allow us to issue a Statement of Work (contract) for the PLD provider so the work can take place and be paid for.

  3. Complete Proposal: The PLD Lead creates a draft proposal and completes eight fields to provide information about your school and the type of support you are requesting: 
    • Proposal Name: “[your School/Kura Name] – Distance Learning Support”

    • Proposal Type: select either ‘School or Kura’ or ‘Cluster’

    • Curriculum Type: select either New Zealand Curriculum’, ‘Te Marautanga o Aotearoa’ or ‘Mixed Curriculum’.

    • Medium: select school or kura type.

    • Contributors: Select ‘Regional Office Ministry staff’. This is the declaration they have had a conversation with you in Step 1.

    • How many kaiako and teachers: enter the number of teachers or kaiako participating in the support.

    • Hours: enter in a number between 8 – 25 hours as agreed in the Step 1 conversation.

    • Opportunity: a short statement outlining what you are using the hours are for. For example: “setting up online classroom”.

    • You can skip all other fields as the National Office PLD team will complete the submit the proposal for you. Don’t submit the proposal and leave it as a Draft

  4. Contact National Office PLD team: Once the above fields are completed, email us at PLD.Enquiries@education.govt.nz to notify us a proposal has been drafted. Provide us with the Proposal ID – PROP-00XXXX – so we can find it easily.

  5. Review and Approval: Once notified of the proposal, the National Office PLD team will populate the remaining fields with generic information, review and approve the application.

  6. Confirmation: Once approved, you will be contacted by email to prompt you to choose a facilitator. You must work with a facilitator from the existing PLD provider network, and you should contact them to discuss their delivery of the PLD before choosing them in the system. You can find a list of available facilitators on the PLD website.

  7. Choose a Facilitator: You can go back into the online PLD system and chooses a facilitator. This is the normal process for any approved regionally-allocated PLD proposal. The video on how to do this can be found on our website. Please ensure you have had a conversation with the facilitator(s) you want to work with before allocating them hours in the online PLD system, so you know that they are available to deliver this PLD.

  8. Statement of Work issued: Once you have chosen a facilitator, the National Office PLD team will work with their provider organisation to issue and agree on a Statement of work. We will be issuing SOWs for an end date of 31 October 2021 at this stage to ensure the hours are used and paid for in a responsive timeframe.

  9. Delivery begins: Once a SOW is issued, the PLD delivery can begin. 

We will not require any reporting to be entered into the system for support related to Distance Learning.

Please get in touch if you have any questions by emailing your regional office or PLD.Enquiries@education.govt.nz

As the COVID situation continues, we are able to offer Distance Learning support to any school or kura that needs it.

The support will be up to 25 PLD hours of support delivered virtually by PLD Facilitators and is for any school or kura without a current PLD allocation, or, unable to repurpose a current PLD allocation, to enable them to transition to distance learning.

This is a streamlined process for Covid specific support and not for PLD hours against the seven PLD priorities, or, for other non-Covid related PLD topics or projects.

The process for this support is:

  1. Request support: Schools and kura will reach out to the regional office PLD teams to request support. In this conversation, discuss the type of support you need, how many PLD hours you need (between 8 and 25 hours), and whether you have existing PLD supports in place. If your regional office PLD team agrees that this is an appropriate support for you, they will support you in accessing this PLD.

  2. Create a Proposal: Following this conversation, you (a PLD Lead) will create a draft proposal in the online PLD system. Information on the ESL login requirements and how to access the system can be found on the PLD website. Creating a proposal will allow us to issue a Statement of Work (contract) for the PLD provider so the work can take place and be paid for.

  3. Complete Proposal: The PLD Lead creates a draft proposal and completes eight fields to provide information about your school and the type of support you are requesting: 
    • Proposal Name: “[your School/Kura Name] – Distance Learning Support”

    • Proposal Type: select either ‘School or Kura’ or ‘Cluster’

    • Curriculum Type: select either New Zealand Curriculum’, ‘Te Marautanga o Aotearoa’ or ‘Mixed Curriculum’.

    • Medium: select school or kura type.

    • Contributors: Select ‘Regional Office Ministry staff’. This is the declaration they have had a conversation with you in Step 1.

    • How many kaiako and teachers: enter the number of teachers or kaiako participating in the support.

    • Hours: enter in a number between 8 – 25 hours as agreed in the Step 1 conversation.

    • Opportunity: a short statement outlining what you are using the hours are for. For example: “setting up online classroom”.

    • You can skip all other fields as the National Office PLD team will complete the submit the proposal for you. Don’t submit the proposal and leave it as a Draft

  4. Contact National Office PLD team: Once the above fields are completed, email us at PLD.Enquiries@education.govt.nz to notify us a proposal has been drafted. Provide us with the Proposal ID – PROP-00XXXX – so we can find it easily.

  5. Review and Approval: Once notified of the proposal, the National Office PLD team will populate the remaining fields with generic information, review and approve the application.

  6. Confirmation: Once approved, you will be contacted by email to prompt you to choose a facilitator. You must work with a facilitator from the existing PLD provider network, and you should contact them to discuss their delivery of the PLD before choosing them in the system. You can find a list of available facilitators on the PLD website.

  7. Choose a Facilitator: You can go back into the online PLD system and chooses a facilitator. This is the normal process for any approved regionally-allocated PLD proposal. The video on how to do this can be found on our website. Please ensure you have had a conversation with the facilitator(s) you want to work with before allocating them hours in the online PLD system, so you know that they are available to deliver this PLD. 

  8. Statement of Work issued: Once you have chosen a facilitator, the National Office PLD team will work with their provider organisation to issue and agree on a Statement of work. We will be issuing SOWs for an end date of 31 October 2021 at this stage to ensure the hours are used and paid for in a responsive timeframe.

  9. Delivery begins: Once a SOW is issued, the PLD delivery can begin. 

We will not require any reporting to be entered into the system for support related to Distance Learning.

Please get in touch if you have any questions by emailing your regional office or PLD.Enquiries@education.govt.nz