To provide innovative, useful and efficient Professional Development that aligns with The Australian Professional Standards for Teaching and provides evidence of impact and suggestions for continued support and immersion.
Training of teachers and staff is essential in ensuring that programs are most effective in your school community.
Teacher and staff training is available for PD days and staff meetings and is also intertwined through our other program offerings.
How does our Professional Development work?
Jocelyne has had extensive experience in researching, supporting and modelling high quality, effective teaching in schools and universities. Her research identified the importance of explicitly educating teachers about skills that reinforce the strategies underpinning the three Australian Professional Standards for Teaching domains which include
‘The greatest resource in Australian Schools is our teachers. They account for the vast majority of expenditure in school education and have the greatest impact on student learning, far outweighing the impact of any other education program or policy.”
From the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, 2011
Know students and how they learn
Know the content and how to teach it
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
Engage in professional learning
Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
These standards are very closely aligned with the Personal and Social Capabilities. In the same manner that we should not assume all students arrive at school with equal skills and understandings, we should not assume this of teachers. Sometimes small adjustments to our practice can make big changes, which can improve quality and proficiency of practice. This not only provides teachers with the tools for greater job satisfaction but also creates classrooms that provide greater opportunities for student wellbeing, engagement and, ultimately, success.
Contact us for further information about how to encourage your teachers to be the best they can be and empower their students for life.
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Our Professional Development programs can enable your teachers and staff to deliver the programs to the absolute best of their ability.
Enquire now to see how we can implement training in your school.