Whānagi ka tupu, ka puawai Tēna koutou,
Ko South Downs te maunga
Ko Adur te awa
Ko Koru Aotearoa te waka rererangi
Ko Celt te iwi
Ko Welsh te hapū
Nō Papaioea ahau
Ko Julia Budd ahau Nō reira, tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna koutou katoa
PLD is a life-long, life-wide activity that can be undertaken in either formal or informal ways and is co-constructed as we engage in a range of communities of practice. I am involved in facilitating PLD through a range of different avenues both formal and informal, online, face-to-face or in a blended format.
Formal PLD opportunities are through the Specialist Teaching Programme where I coordinate the Blind and Low Vision Endorsement. In this programme I prepare both Resource Teachers of Vision and Developmental Orientation and Mobility (DOM) Specialists to work with learners who are blind or have low vision. Within the Specialist Teaching Programme I also co-ordinate the Interprofessional Practice domain across the seven different endorsement areas.
Informal PLD opportunities are provided through bespoke short courses that are tailored to the needs of the learners. These have included short courses on Developmental Orientation and Mobility, Adaptive Daily Living, Introduction to Blindness and Low Vision and Mentoring and Supervision and Appreciative Inquiry. There are a number of other bespoke courses that are possible dependent on learning needs that could include interprofessional practice, ways to integrate knowledge for educational planning, and cortical vision impairment to name a few.
Contact: Doctor Julia Budd, Institute of Education, Massey University