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Early childhood education (ECE) teachers can now renew full practising certificates online (EC30)

The Council is excited to announce that early childhood teachers can apply to renew their full practising certificate (EC30) online, the process is simple, fast and efficient for teachers and leaders. Apply for EC30 online.

Matatū January: sign up for Tapasa workshops, see the candidate list for the Council elections

In this issue read about Tapasā professional learning and development workshops, having your say in the Teaching Council elections, and induction and mentoring funding 

Council strengthens evidence-based English language proficiency requirements

From 1 January 2019, we've increased the types of evidence we accept of English language proficiency to provide candidates with more ways to demonstrate they meet the standard for registration. We've also extended the range of recognised English-language test providers. Click here for English language requirements

Are you a beginning teacher looking for a mentor? Or an experienced teacher interested in becoming a mentor?

Applications for our Tuakana Teina programme are now open for 2019, with mentoring available for the full academic year. The programme aims to match experienced pou tautoko/mentor teachers with Provisionally Certified Teachers/Beginning Teachers to help them to progress towards Full Certification. Mentoring is a team effort, read about a Steiner school experience

Teaching Today Podcast Episode 6: professional boundaries 

Expert John Parsons speaks about real-life examples and gives his tips on how boundaries can help teachers navigate complex relationships, protect themselves, preserve mental health and emotional energy and uphold standards and values.

Information for secondary teachers about fees and the collective agreement

The payment of fees by the Secretary of Education was agreed upon for the term of the Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement only. As such, fees for a practising certificate that expires after 31 October 2018 are payable by individual teachers.

Register for a workshop Moving on with Our Code, Our Standards

Join us for our upcoming workshops where you can discuss what you have accomplished with the Code and Standards so far, deepen your understandings, and review appraisal systems to ensure they are valuable, manageable and learner-centered. Register for an English or Māori medium workshop.