About the pathway

The Tapatoru Ako Professional Practice Award is a values-based professional development initiative focused on fostering inclusive and effective learning environments and elevating the practice of tertiary educators and trainers.

The programme is built on four core values:

  • Whanaungatanga (building relationships)
  • Manaakitanga (showing respect and care)
  • Wairuatanga (nurturing the spirit)
  • Aroha (empathy).

The Tapatoru Ako Professional Practice Award is a facilitated programme of professional development for organisations, offered through a subscription model.

The Tapatoru Educator Pathway is a free, online self-directed course that supports the Tapatoru programme.

Find out more about Tapatoru on our website or contact us for information.

Topics covered

The Tapatoru Educator Pathway currently includes nine professional learning and development collections:

  1. What is the Tapatoru?
  2. Planning your PLD
  3. Unpacking your values
  4. Embedding language, literacy and numeracy
  5. Māori cultural capability
  6. Pacific cultural centredness
  7. Learning differences
  8. Technology in education
  9. ESOL teaching

More content will be added in the future.

How to register

To access the pathway, visit the Pathways Awarua website and sign up as an Educator. Once registered and logged in, select the “Educator Pathways” tile to get to the Tapatoru Educator Pathway and other educator pathways offered by Ako Aotearoa.

Pathways Awarua regularly offer free webinars for educators to familiarise themselves with the learning platform.

Taking that next step in your professional learning and development is easy with Ako Aotearoa. Everything is evidence-based, practical, high-quality, effective and sustainable.

Our range of PLD workshops and courses can be delivered online or face-to-face, many with digital badges awarded on completion:

  1. In-house Learning and Development
    We can deliver in-house professional development targeted to your needs. For face-to-face options, we can come to you. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget.
  2. Public Online Workshops
    Register for one of our public workshops scheduled throughout the year. So many topics to choose from!