Empty space, drag to resize
Learning Group 
Professional growth cycle groups for NZ registered teachers 
Starting February 2023
Duration: 4 live Zoom sessions (Approx 1.5 hours each)

Do you often feel like your PGC goals gather cobwebs and you don't have the support you need to stretch yourself as a registered teacher?

Do you sometimes feel stale in your practice, and you know you would benefit from being able to network with other passionate ECE teachers?

Let’s face it, ECE is founded on a strong value for socio cultural learning. And it really is no different for us as adults. Our learning is deeper and more effective when we engage with others in groups.
For many ECE services, we feel strongly that we would like to be supporting our teachers better in their professional growth cycles. But it is so often one of those tasks that falls to the end of the pile for busy leaders. And this can lead to a less than robust PGC process for teachers.
That’s why Enspirement in partnership with Barbara Watson (PhD) has created “Professional Growth Cycle groups” for fully certificated teachers.
This is an online programme intended to support you to actively engage in your professional growth cycles in ways that maximise collaboration and minimise administrative burden on your professional leader.

These group sessions are designed to complement your in centre PGC processes, giving you the opportunity to network, and learn with and from others outside of your own centre.
You will be invited to join a PGC group of approximately 20 according to the focus of your PGC inquiry/goals. Each cohort will take part in four online sessions of 1.5 hours over the year to share common issues of practice, engage in collaborative problem-solving and celebrate practice and outcome successes. These processes will be facilitated by our experienced mentor/facilitator, Barbara Watson (PhD).
Barbara will also support your professional learning, both within the session and by recommending further resources for exploration to help grow your professional practice and meet your PGC goals.

Facilitated By Barbara Watson 

PhD; MEdAdmin; BEd (ECE); Dip.Tchg (Primary)
NZ $149

Download and share information about PGC Groups 

Provisional teacher certification groups facilitated by Barbara Watson (PhD)

Drag to resize
Barbara is a qualified early childhood and primary teacher and has owned and managed early childhood centres. Having worked as part of the EC Professional Support team at the Faculty of Education for 7 years, she has strong links with The University of Auckland. While in this role Barbara facilitated a variety of workshops and programmes for a wide range of ECE services and also lectured on a number of ECE papers.

Barbara has a passion for supporting teachers to make effective links between theory and practice. Her Masters thesis focused on leadership and adult education and her PhD investigated how induction and mentoring programmes are enacted in education and care services. Barbara works with centre leaders as a mentor, coach and external appraiser.

Join our Members Club

Get access to all of our Live Webinars, On
Demand Webinars, Courses, Resources
and Support from just $29 a month!

Or book a demonstration here
Write your awesome label here.
See how it works 

Be part of our Community

Subscribe to our mailing list for exciting
updates and alerts when new resources,
courses or webinars are added.
Thank you!