Professional development in early learning
Whakapiki i te reo Māori and SELO professional development programmes.
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Early learning staff who want to engage in professional development may be interested in learning about Whakapiki i te reo Māori and SELO.
Whakapiki i te reo Māori is a professional development initiative for teachers who use te reo Māori.
Whakapiki i te reo Māori is available to kaimahi who work in Māori immersion and bilingual early learning services (speaking te reo Māori 51-100% of the time), and aims to strengthen their existing skills and knowledge. It recognises identity, diversity, language and culture as critical ingredients for the success of Māori tamariki in education.
For more information, email: ECE.email@example.com
SELO (Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities for children, whānau, families and communities) is a professional development programme to support early learning services. A facilitator will work with management and teachers/educators to support a shift in practice towards high quality management, teaching and learning.
SELO is grouped into three programmes and a service can receive more than one type of SELO at any time.
- Programme 1 provides in-depth professional development to strengthen governance and management practices and to support services to meet the licencing requirements.
- Programme 2 focuses on community specific professional development to support services to be responsive to identity, language and culture. It is also available for certificated playgroups and for services with children/whānau with additional needs.
- Programme 3 targets seven focus areas within the early learning environment. These are:
- Infants and toddlers
- Curriculum (including Te Aho Tukutuku/early mathematics and early literacy)
- Māori leadership
- Pacific leadership
- Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako
- Digital technology
Professional development facilitators
We have a group of approved facilitators that can deliver professional development across the country.
We are not currently accepting new facilitators. Opportunities to become one of our approved facilitators will be advertised in early 2022 on New Zealand Government Electronic Tenders Service(external link) website.
For more information about the process, you can contact our National Office SELO Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org
Early learning services are welcome to enquire about professional development support.
|Early Learning Service Type||Contact Information|
|Kōhanga Reo||Please contact your district manager directly:
Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust contacts(external link)
|Playcentres||Please contact Playcentre Aotearoa directly:
Playcentre Aotearoa(external link)
||Please contact your regional Ministry SELO lead (see below).|
Regional Ministry SELO leads
07 858 7172
|Bay of Plenty/Rotorua/Taupo||
07 349 8319
06 831 0660
03 539 1528
03 378 7522
03 471 5218
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