The Teaching Profession PLD system runs to a 3 year cycle that is aligned with the calendar year. A new cycle starts on 1 January each year and you can join with the cycle that most closely matches your 3 year review to renew your practicing certificate.
This is designed to provide a framework that your planning and goals will be structured around.
Connect with Your School
Your school is an incredibly important element your mix, and the system provides for you to directly connect. This enables your senior team to review, monitor and support your journey.
Our Code Our Standards
This PLD system designed to support guidance from the Education Council of New Zealand, as provided in the document "Our Code Our Standards".
Standards for the Teaching Profession
This PLD System gives focus to the six standards identified:
- Te Tiriti a Waitangi partnership
- Professional learning
- Professional relationships
- Learning-focused culture
- Design for learning
Completion of PLD activities is recorded against these topics, giving an evidential record of where the learning focus has been and in turn providing guidance for future planning.
The Code of Professional Responsibility
Ngā Tikanga Matatika
This PLD System does not directly report against the four areas of professional responsibility set out in the guide. This does not diminish recognition of those responsibilities, nor reduce the need to strive for them.
An Activity is a single learning instance such as an online Module or an Event Attendance. Completion of an Activity can be entered using one of over 30 'Activity Type' templates provided.
Activities are also aligned with Learning Methods. These are groupings such as 'Structured' and 'Self Directed' and are designed to provide insight to the environments where activity is being completed.
We hope you enjoy using this system as a key support tool in your professional journey.