Welcome to New Zealand's leading PLD system for the Teaching Profession.
This is a suite of essential tools that make management and tracking of your Professional Learning and Development an enjoyable task, ensuring you build a trail of productivity to be proud of.
It's also a powerful ecosystem where you can connect with employers, educators and guiding associations.
In practical terms, this is a system geared around recording completion of activities, and then being able to report on those achievements. Planning and tracking are overlaid to round out the package.
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 join with the cycle that most closely matches your 3 year professional review. This is designed to provide a framework that your planning and goals will be structured around.
The system uses the term 'Credits' to measure the level of learning activity completed. 'Credits' are a blended mix of hours, types and quality of the PLD completed. This approach gives a tangible view that is simple, relevant and measurable.
The targets provided are not a requirement. They are a guide only to help establish a benchmark on common levels of activity, providing a yardstick for gauging your own progress.
Our Code Our Standards
Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession
This PLD system designed to support guidance from the Education Council of New Zealand, as provided in the document "Our Code Our Standards".
"Areas of Competency" that your completions are recorded against align directly with the "Standards for the Teaching Profession" set out in this document. The purposes of these are to:
- describe the essential professional knowledge in practice and professional relationships and values required for effective teaching
- promote high-quality teaching and leadership for all learners across all education settings
- set the standard expected for teachers to be issued with a practising certificate
- provide a framework to guide our career-long professional learning and development as a teacher
- promote the status of the teaching profession through making explicit the complex nature of teachers’ work
- strengthen public confidence in the teaching profession.
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.
Limits and minimum requirements are set against these attributes. These are to ensure Points are earned in a balanced manner and to offer meaningful goals. Refer other pages in this help section for more details of the Structure and Rules applied.
We hope you enjoy using this system.