Additional professional learning and development (PLD) support for Hybrid Teaching and Learning

As the COVID-19 situation continues, we are able to offer additional PLD support to any school or kura that needs it.

Schools and kura can access up to 25 hours of support to develop understanding, processes and resources that will ensure the learning of all ākonga continues regardless of whether they are in school or offsite. This support should also help school leaders plan for the possibility of learning being disrupted due to staff illness or absence from school sites due to isolation requirements. The aim is to enable the continuation of quality learning and this support will be flexible enough to meet the needs of schools and kura as they emerge.

This PLD support must be for an immediate need to work towards delivering hybrid teaching and learning and/or contingency planning. It must be delivered virtually by the PLD facilitator and must be used within the next three months. Our intention is for this support to be given to any school or kura who requests it, within the aforementioned parameters, regardless of any existing PLD allocations.

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] – Hybrid Learning  PLD 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.
    • 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 choose 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 a duration of three months from the date of approval to ensure the hours are used immediately 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 this support.

Existing PLD allocations can be repurposed to get support from their current PLD facilitator for hybrid learning to support them with transitioning to teaching under the ‘Red’ level. These hours would be subtracted from the overall allocation total.

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

Additional professional learning and development (PLD) support for Hybrid Teaching and Learning

As the COVID-19 situation continues, we are able to offer additional PLD support to any school or kura that needs it.

Schools and kura can access up to 25 hours of support to develop understanding, processes and resources that will ensure the learning of all ākonga continues regardless of whether they are in school or offsite. This support should also help school leaders plan for the possibility of learning being disrupted due to staff illness or absence from school sites due to isolation requirements. The aim is to enable the continuation of quality learning and this support will be flexible enough to meet the needs of schools and kura as they emerge.

This PLD support must be for an immediate need to work towards delivering hybrid teaching and learning and/or contingency planning. It must be delivered virtually by the PLD facilitator and must be used within the next three months. Our intention is for this support to be given to any school or kura who requests it, within the aforementioned parameters, regardless of any existing PLD allocations.

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] – Hybrid Learning  PLD 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.
    • 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 choose 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 a duration of three months from the date of approval to ensure the hours are used immediately 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 this support.

Existing PLD allocations can be repurposed to get support from their current PLD facilitator for hybrid learning to support them with transitioning to teaching under the ‘Red’ level. These hours would be subtracted from the overall allocation total.

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