Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to the ELP Blog!! Our organisation (ELP) is moving into a period of considerable change. For the past decade, we have been involved as professional development providers with the New Zealand Ministry of Education, delivering professional development not only in our key regions (Taupo north) but across the entire country.

As the National government brings PD as we have know it to a close, we too are exploring our new and changing role in the area of professional education for early childhood teachers in NZ.

As a team we are both individually and collectively passionate about the work we do and believe the work does indeed make a difference for children and families and whanau in NZ.

We are keen in these changing times to increase the activity by setting up this Blog. Over the past few years, we have established a network of teachers, researchers and academics internationally, who we hope will also contribute to this site.

We would love this blog to provide another opportunity for those of us who are so passionate about their work to:

  • Reflect
  • Respond
  • Revisit
  • Reciprocate
  • Revise
  • Refresh
  • Renew
  • Rekindle and
  • Relearn

We look forward to sharing our thoughts and reflections with you all and hope this blog will develop into a vibrant community of shared experiences, deepening and enriching our knowledge and understanding of early childhood education, increasing our possibilities for advocacy and empowering teacher to provide much needed pedagogical leadership in uncertain times.

Kia kaha, kia manawanui

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