TRCC’s vision is to offer courses ‘for teachers, by teachers’ so we are always interested in hearing your suggestions and ideas.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF COURSE DIRECTORS AND TRCC
Course Directors form a Planning Committee of up to 4 members (including the Course Director), co-ordinate the Committee’s activities, select and invite the course presenters, and liaise with the TRCC staff throughout the course planning and delivery stages.
Course Directors and their Planning Committees are responsible for:
- Identifying the desired outcomes for their course, working to meet Ministry of Education requirements
- Overseeing the delivery of the course and the care of presenters and participants
- Overseeing reflection and evaluation processes
- Submitting a Course Director’s report to TRCC within 4 weeks of course end (responsibility of the Course Director)
- Designing the course programme and content
- Deciding on course venues and dates
- Contacting prospective presenters, keynote speakers
- Managing within the allocated budget in consultation with TRCC
- Providing course materials for participants (ideally this will be digitally accessible, however, may include materials to be copied)
- Shaping the publicity for the course and assisting with advertising to network contacts in consultation with TRCC
- Consulting and liaising with TRCC throughout
TRCC covers all planning costs associated with organising courses, including honoraria for Planning Committees, travel, accommodation and meals for Planning Committees, and funding up to 2 Teacher Relief Days (TRDs) per Planning Committee member (up to a maximum of 8) for pre-course planning meetings.
The approximate planning budgets to manage and work within are $7,000 (one- day courses), $14,000 (two- day courses) and $20,000 (three-day courses).
TRCC provides ongoing administrative support and guidance to Course Directors and their Planning Committee throughout the planning process as required.
TRCC staff are responsible for:
- Booking venue/accommodation (including catering), in consultation with the Planning Committee
- Organising production of flyers and advertising the course to schools/educational centres and organisations, in consultation with the Planning Committee
- Formally contacting all presenters to confirm their availability / payments / travel etc.
- Receiving and processing all course registrations
- Handling financial arrangements for the course
- Arranging travel for the Planning Committee and presenters (Participants book own travel and TRCC provides subsidies for them)
- Prior to the course, copying presenters’ resource material as required
- Providing appropriate administrative support
- Collating data from evaluation/reflection processes and post course follow up
- Overseeing the digital learning space for presenters and participants
- Being available for administrative support at courses, alongside a liaison from the TRCC PLD Committee (registering participants, liaising with venue staff, directing participants to workshops etc.)
PROPOSE A CURRICULUM OR LEADERSHIP COURSE
TRCC courses run during the April, July and October school holidays.
If you would like to make a formal proposal to TRCC regarding a course you would like to direct, you can fill in our online proposal form below, or if you prefer, you can submit a pdf application to TRCC CEO Murray Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org, ensuring all points listed below are addressed.
The closing date for 2021 course proposals is Tuesday, 1st September 2020.
Receipt of all course proposals will be acknowledged and courses will be selected by TRCC’s PLD Committee in August. You will be contacted thereafter regarding the outcome of your proposal. If selected, TRCC will then begin the induction and planning process with you and your planning team, including signing a service agreement for the course.
Please consider whether you can meet the planning deadlines below before choosing your preferred 2021 course date.
April courses All planning to be completed by end of November 2020
July courses All planning to be completed by end of March 2021
October courses All planning to be completed by end of June 2021
Please include the following information in your submission
- Your contact details (full name, work and mobile or home phone, email).
- The names of your Planning Committee members (up to 3).
- Draft course title (to be confirmed at your first Planning Committee meeting).
- Purpose of the course.
- How might this PLD course contribute developing teacher expertise and leadership capacity within education communities?
- How might this PLD course contribute to growing ākonga and students?
- Suggested people who you’d like to be involved as keynote presenters.
- Suggested topics and workshops.
- How this course supports and builds on government priorities for education.
- Target participant audience (e.g. ECE, Primary, Secondary, cross-sector).
- The range of course participants should ideally be between 50-125. Please select your proposed participant number.
- Course location and venue (or to be confirmed at your first Planning Committee meeting).
- Preferred course dates (April, July or October school holidays). Please select a first and second choice.
- Course length (between 1-3 days).
- Any additional information you’d like to add that is not covered above.