Whether you are seeking to maintain your skills as a Proficient Teacher or wish to build an evidence base before applying for recognition as a Highly Accomplished Teacher, each module in this course will provide you professional learning.
To meet the description of Highly Accomplished Teacher you are required to assemble evidence that shows you can support and assist less-experienced colleagues with all aspects of professional knowledge, practice and professional engagement. Compiling evidence of these skills is central to this course.
Each module will contribute 20 hours of professional development at Proficient Teacher or Highly Accomplished Teacher level, comprising either 5 x 2-hour workshops or 2 x 5-hour workshops plus 10 hours of project time developing a portfolio and conducting a professional learning project.
In this module, we will focus on the basic skills of mentoring, including using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, annotating evidence and developing relationships and protocols to use when observing colleagues. You will create an annotated portfolio of evidence that constitutes an audit of your own skills in mentoring as you develop throughout the module.
At the end of the module you will be asked to bring your draft portfolio entries to discuss and reflect on with others during the workshop. You are expected to complete entries progressively during the course. As this is a master's level unit of study, you will be expected to use American Psychology Association (APA) referencing throughout the portfolio entries when analysing readings. The portfolio will be due two weeks after the final session of the module.
If you are supporting both preservice and in-service teachers, this module will build on the mentoring skills developed in Module 1. We will introduce you to the principles of practitioner inquiry as a means to develop your mentoring practice. You will be supported to develop a focus for your inquiry through critical reflection on conversations for mentoring, as well as evaluation of the effectiveness of teacher professional learning activities to address students’ learning needs. This module addresses the content associated with Standard 6 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, ‘Engage in professional learning’.
At various points in the module you will be asked to bring your drafts of components of an inquiry report to discuss and reflect on with peers during the workshops. You are expected to complete entries progressively throughout the course that will lead to a final report. As this is a master's level unit of study, you will be expected to use American Psychology Association (APA) referencing throughout the portfolio entries when analysing readings. The portfolio will be due two weeks after the final session of the module.
Each module costs $770* per person including GST. Individual schools or communities of schools that have a minimum of 20 participants and a venue for the workshops, can contact us to discuss a reduced rate.
Please check our calendar for details of our scheduled conferences, short courses and workshops.