The Virtual Professional Learning Development programme (VPLD) team is very keen to hear from NZ teachers, Principals, APs and DPs, who are interested in participating in the next VPLD intake (programme beginning in February 2012).
Grrr...that is SO frustrating for you, Jo:-(. There is more information here on the e-Learning blog (http://www.vln.school.nz/pg/blog/read/118614/invitation-to-register-interest-for-2012-virtual-professional-learning-development-programme
Hi Jo...this Hazel Owen here from the VPLD team (and I most definitely second the grrr above!
A couple of our couple participant's schools also had Ning blocked by Watchdog, and they were able to work with their ICT coordinator to get the blocking 'lifted' so now they can access it at school and at home.
In the meantime, if you would like to find out more, most of the info is available in Google docs as well . Here are the links (and please sing out if you have any questions):
Interested in discussing participation for either yourself, or someone that you work with? Then please contact Hazel Owen (email@example.com), Rachel Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Clarrie Yates (email@example.com)