Claim your funded professional learning opportunity

Claim your funded professional learning opportunity

An item for my Kiwi readers to begin their week.

Develop your skills through 12 weeks of ‘Strengthening Teacher Aide Practice’. This online programme has weekly 90 minute online sessions, with self-chosen wero (challenges) for you to work on, between sessions.

Starting 17 July, the ‘Strengthening Teacher Aide Practice’ programme will help you identify personal strengths, and grow positive partnerships. It is worth noting that the total value of this course is $600 + GST per person, which will be fully funded by the Ministry of Education if you meet the funding requirements.*

Jo Barr

Equity and deep learning are at the heart of Jo’s facilitation mahi.

Her career has been dedicated to primary education where she fostered strong connections with ākonga, whānau, colleagues and support agencies.

Amanda Campbell

Amanda  has more than 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and senior leader.

She has worked tirelessly to build a collaborative culture that focuses on achieving high-quality outcomes for ākonga.

Carmen Aldridge

Carmen has experiences in both culturally diverse English medium and bilingual Māori medium education settings.

She is visionary in her approach, logical in her thinking and enjoys working with leaders and teachers to support development and change in education.

Jo, Amanda and Carmen will guide you in discussion with other kaiāwhina to reflect on the bicultural heritage of Aotearoa.

Best of all, you’ll learn how to adapt and modify learning experiences to meet the strengths and needs of your ākonga all while sharing your learning journey with your peers.

Please note: You will need a Application Reference Number (ARN), obtained from your funding application* in order to register for this programme. However, you can express your interest now.

*Funding requirements

Applicants need to meet set criteria to be able to apply for funding to access this programme.

Full details are on our website.

What superpowers does a teacher aide need?

In this podcast ‘The superpowers of teacher aides – kōrero with Alice’, Tātai Aho Rau Core Education facilitator Amy-Lee Budd talks with special education needs coordinator (SENCo) Alice Frame about the mahi teacher aides do to support kaiako.

Teacher aides are tasked with a wide range of responsibilities in order to create a classroom environment that fits each learner’s independent needs

The podcast provides insights into the teacher aide role and examples of how this support is working within our learning environments.

We’re here to answer any questions you may have, please email us

Ngā mihi
Tātai Aho Rau Core Education

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