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Learning Group 
ECE Leaders Professional Learning Groups 
Starting 28th February 2023
Duration: 4 live Zoom group sessions Approx 1.5 Hours each 
What you are going to learn: 

In their recent communications about the expectations for leaders with regards to their own professional growth cycles, the Teaching Council made clear that leaders should be engaged in professional learning groups (PLG).

The purpose of such a group is to support its members to learn with and alongside others, giving and receiving feedback, sharing ideas and engaging in collaborative problem solving to strengthen the leadership practice of all.

Whether you are part of an existing network of leaders or would like to join one of our PLGs, this programme will assist you to identify relevant and challenging learning goals for yourself and to work productively towards them with the support of a skilled facilitator and the other leaders in the group.

Being part of a PLG will also solve an issue that many leaders face – that of who can provide your annual summary statement and endorse your application for the renewal of your practicing certificate. One of your group members will be able to do this for you.
Your group of approximately 10 - 15 leaders will meet 4 times a year via zoom. We will negotiate days and times with group members so that whatever your schedule we will find something that works for you.

Facilitated By Bridgit Williams for new groups in 2023

Returning PLG members from 2022 will continue with Barbara Watson as the group facilitator.

This professional learning group is for you if;

  • You are a professional leader in an ECE setting in New Zealand who is looking to join a collaborative and supportive group of like minded leaders so that you can continue to learn and grow.
  • You are a leader or manager in ECE who would like to engage with others in a similar position as you to further your development and personal professional growth cycle.
  • You are an ECE leader at the highest level in your service and therefore need an external registered teacher to provide your annual summary statement and endorse your application for the renewal of your practicing certificate. 
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Professional Learning Groups facilitated by Bridgit Williams

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Bridgit has been a professional learning facilitator and mentor since 2008, previously with EC Professional Support at the University of Auckland. She believes effective leadership and ongoing professional learning are key to improving the quality of early childhood education.Bridgit completed her Master's degree in early 2015, looking specifically at the induction and mentoring of ECE teachers. Her professional interests include effective leadership and communication, inclusive teaching practice, intentional teaching, and implementing authentic curriculum.