Deep Dive Course: Curriculum Leadership

With Bridgit Williams of Inspired ECE
Five self directed online sessions
Start Date
Course Open Now
Expected learning time
5 Modules
Approx 15 hours learning time
$275.00 (inc GST)
Or $29 month in members club
Who is this course for?
Educators wanting to step up or new in a leadership role.
Recommended skill level
Intermediate: Appropriate for educators and leaders with some ECE experience.
Connections to Relevant ECE Criteria
C Adult's knowledge
Te Ara Poutama: Whakangungungaio + Kaihautū Leadership capability
What you are going to learn

Curriculum Leadership

This five part course is designed to support effective leadership in ECE settings. Leadership that has teaching and learning at it's heart.

The course focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to lead effectively. Whether you are a titled leader in your service, tasked with leading curriculum or you have aspirations to lead, this programme will provide supportive guidance to develop your capability.

Defining your role as a leader can be challenging as you navigate the busyness of your position in an ECE service. The skills and knowledge required to lead effectively were not taught in your initial teacher education programme, you are a competent teacher of children and now you find yourself in this role needing to build your skills and knowledge.
Join us as we unpack the key components of effective pedagogical leadership, a role that ought to focus on leading the learning of both teachers and children in your service.

Certificate of completion provided for your professional learning records.

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This course is for you if;

  • You are currently leading curriculum in your ECE service and would like to develop your leadership skills and strategies further.
  • You would like to take on curriculum leadership responsibilities but need a little more skills and confidence to step into this. 
  • You want to make a difference in your team and ultimately for the outcomes your team creates for children.
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This course includes...

#1 Leading a learning culture

Leaders have a critical role to play in deciding what gets prioritised in an educational setting. This module provides insight into and strategies for keeping learning at the heart of teachers’ work – not only the learning of the children but learning of the adults too. It will bring clarity to the role of the pedagogical or curriculum leader by making the distinction between administrative management and curriculum leadership. Content will support leaders to be effective in leading teachers’ learning.

#2 Leading culturally responsive practice

Leaders are often leading culturally diverse teams and serving culturally diverse communities. It is the responsibility of the leader to set the tone and model effective practice, including culturally responsive practice. The responsibility is two-fold, to support both teachers and children’s learning. This module will focus on Te Tiriti based practice first and foremost and then move onto issues such as equity, bias and challenging racism.

#3 Strategic thinking and resourcing

It is the leader’s responsibility to lead the process of determining, clarifying and then driving forward the service’s vision and goals, in collaboration with all stakeholders. Therefore, having a clear sense of direction is important in leading a team. This module will support leaders to work with all stakeholders to identify priorities for improvement and action whilst staying firming focused on quality outcomes for learners. In addition, as a leader you need to wisely use the resources at your disposal to continue to move forward. You need to bring others along with you and strategically use your time, finances and energy. 

#4 Defining and evaluating quality practice

Part of a leader’s role involves ensuring teachers are meeting their professional obligations and expectations and this involves being able to make a judgement about whether practice is ‘good enough’ and what might need to be improved. This module aims to build leaders’ evaluative capability so that judgements about practice are evidence-based. The approaches to evaluation of teaching practice are many and varied. Content will demystify evaluation and describe how the various mechanisms you already have in place can be used or further developed to support evaluation of teaching practice and programme. Importantly we will explore the connection between assessment for children’s learning and evaluation of teaching practice.

#5 Taking care of your own wellbeing and learning

Being a leader involves juggling multiple priorities and responsibilities. To lead effectively is extremely complex and challenging and, if you don’t pay sufficient attention to your own needs, can result in burn-out. This module will help you to identify, prioritise and focus on the learning you need to become a better leader and provide strategies and tools to help you manage your own well-being and and support teachers to do the same.

All of our courses are;

Provided 100% online

Simply log in and away you go. Available to you 24/7. So if you get the urge at midnight to learn and grow, you can come on in and make the best of your insomnia!

Self paced

Self paced and self directed. We provide videos, readings, resources and templates to help you learn all the things you have come here for.

Research informed

And created by ECE experts with years of experience. So you can feel confident you are only learning accurate and current pedagogy. 

Want to register a team member or group for this course?

Send us the names and email addresses and we will take care of the rest. We are happy to offer 10% discount for group registrations of three or more people.
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Bridgit Williams

MProfStud(Ed); BA (Ed); DipTchgECE; PGDip Montessori
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this course is created by Bridgit williams
Bridgit has been a professional learning facilitator and mentor since 2008, previously with EC Professional Support at the University of Auckland. She believes effective leadership and ongoing professional learning are key to improving quality in early childhood education. Bridgit completed her Masters degree in early 2015, looking specifically at the induction and mentoring of ECE teachers. Her professional interests include effective leadership and communication, inclusive teaching practice, intentional teaching and implementing authentic curriculum.
What leaders say about this course...

Renee Liu
Active Explorers Camrose

"As a green hand, I highly recommend to anyone who has just started their leader journey. Bridgit is an amazing mentor who designs these series of online lessons to cover and deepen the six teaching standards. It has provided me with abundant relevant strategies, tools and resources. It also guided me to check what knowledge l master and what knowledge and skill gaps I have so far as a leader. The course provided me more time to review and reflect my practice through the wonderful resources in the online classroom."
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