Funded PLD for Teacher Aides now available

Join our Oral Language programme, specifically designed for Teacher Aides.

About our Programme

Reo-a-Waha: Oral language is the medium which most of the NZ curriculum in schools is conveyed and discussed. Important for progression, and confidence – Oral Language is significant in the learning and social development for all children – but especially those who need additional support. 

Knowing the best way to approach reo-a-waha with children will enrich a Teacher Aides’ important contribution to the culture of every classroom and the learning journey of every child.

Our PLD in schools includes building the practice of Teacher Aides and now we have created a unique opportunity to further enhance capability for Teacher Aides that will support them, teachers and most importantly ākonga.

“Talk is the central tool of any teacher’s trade. With it they mediate children’s activity and help them make sense of learning, literacy, life and themselves.”

– New Zealand Ministry of Education

Our Aim

We want to embed genuine changes in practice to make a long term difference.

Our aim of the programme is to allow participants the time and opportunity to really apply what they learn, to notice and reflect on their impact and to share their growing knowledge within the school. The specially designed course developed for Teacher Aides to ensure that we build on their existing knowledge and expertise. Teacher Aides will be gently guided to build confidence and practice by contributing to a community of learning through reflections, application of strategies and feedback.

Additionally, through the Cognition Education course…

  • Participants will get free access to an online learning community for one year through our exclusive online PLD system IRIS Connect.
  • Participants will get free access to online, downloadable resources to use in their practice and to share amongst their teams.
  • Completion certificate and evidence of learning citation from Cognition Education to add that can be added to practicing portfolios.
Ministry of Education funded Oral Language PLD for Teacher Aides

Our Aim

We want to embed genuine changes in practice to make a long term difference.

Our aim of the programme is to allow participants the time and opportunity to really apply what they learn, to notice and reflect on their impact and to share their growing knowledge within the school. The specially designed course developed for Teacher Aides to ensure that we build on their existing knowledge and expertise. Teacher Aides will be gently guided to build confidence and practice by contributing to a community of learning through reflections, application of strategies and feedback.

Additionally, through the Cognition Education course…

  • Participants will get free access to an online learning community for one year through our exclusive online PLD system IRIS Connect.
  • Participants will get free access to online, downloadable resources to use in their practice and to share amongst their teams.
  • Completion certificate and evidence of learning citation from Cognition Education to add that can be added to practicing portfolios.

Programme Details

When

PHASE ONE FACE TO FACE WORKSHOPS

Auckland – January 25th l 9 – 3pm

Wellington – January 26th l 9 – 3pm

Christchurch – January 27th l 9 – 3pm

PHASE TWO – ONLINE MEETINGS

February 24th l 3:30 – 5pm

March 31st l 3:30 – 5pm

May 5th | 3:30 – 5pm

PHASE THREE FACE TO FACE WORKSHOPS

Auckland – July 21st l 9 – 3pm

Wellington – July 22nd l 9 – 3pm

Christchurch – July 23rd l 9 – 3pm

Who

Cognition Education is a Ministry of Education Accredited Provider of PLD, and our oral language expert consultant Del Costello will be leading this programme.

This programme is suitable for schools already undertaking PLD in Oral Language, Literacy, Mathematics or schools who are wanting to build Teacher Aide capability in general.

 

Cost

This programme costs $1000 to attend, and all Teacher Aides can apply for Ministry of Education funded PLD.

About the Funding

How do I get funding to attend this PLD course?

$1500 per Teacher Aide is available to support Professional Learning and Development.

Teacher Aides can apply for professional learning that supports the development of their skills and knowledge in a way that contributes to the vision of their school or kura and the learning needs of students and ākonga.

The fund pays for professional learning offered by private providers, polytechnics, universities, schools, kura, Kāhui Ako or clusters. It covers both face-to-face and distance or online delivery.

Teacher aides are welcome to apply for support for professional learning that the teacher aide and their supervisor agree would be beneficial for their professional development, school, and students and ākonga.

On registering your interest, we will support you in making your PLD funding submission.

For more information please visit the MOE website.

The Process

Teacher Aide PLD Process

Register your interest by filling out 
this form.

We will send you information on the funding application.

Complete the funding application and get approved.

Cognition will invoice your school &
you will be confirmed in the course.

Attend our workshops!

Teacher Aide PLD Process Stage 1 Application Form

Register your interest by filling out 
this form.

Teacher Aide PLD Process Stage 2 Information

We will send you information on the funding application.

Teacher Aide PLD Process Stage 3 Approved

Complete the funding application and get approved.

Teacher Aide PLD Process Stage 4 Invoice Confirmation

Cognition will invoice your school &
you will be confirmed in the course.

Teacher Aide PLD Process Stage 5 Workshops

Attend our workshops!

Teacher Aide PLD Process Stage 1 Application Form

Register your interest by filling out this form.

Teacher Aide PLD Process Stage 2 Information

We will send you information on the funding application.

Teacher Aide PLD Process Stage 3 Approved

Complete the funding application and get approved.

Teacher Aide PLD Process Stage 4 Invoice Confirmation

Cognition will invoice your school & you will be confirmed in the course.

Teacher Aide PLD Process Stage 5 Workshops

Attend our workshops!

Register your interest in this PLD programme

Please note that registrations for this Cohort are now closed. If you are interested in attending any future sessions, please fill out the below form.