VPLD stands for virtual professional learning and development. It is a programme I have been privileged to be involved with since March 2011. The last VPLD hui is coming up soon because the Ministry of Education is calling a halt to the contract at the end of 2016.
Without VPLD I would not be where I am today. I have been mentored by a succession of supportive and awesome people. In return, I have offered mentoring to others who have joined in along the way. It's like that ad. You tell two people and they tell two people and they tell two more people and soon..... everyone wins.
As a result of the mentoring, it is a big part of my journey and my VPLD story is summarised is these slides.