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Building a professional portfolio: what constitutes evidence? is a Course

Building a professional portfolio: what constitutes evidence?

Feb 23 - Mar 25, 2021

$350 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Day 1: Wednesday 24 February 2021, 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Day 2: Thursday 11 March 2021, 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event

Audience 

This learning event is right for you if you are interested in or required to build a portfolio of evidence to support your professional growth and learning.

Description                                       

There are occasions when we want to document the effectiveness of our teaching practice and/or show growth in our skills. Many teachers compile a portfolio of documented evidence from a variety of sources, illustrating their growth and reflection on practice over time.  Learn about the nature of evidence available to teachers. Understand the purpose of a portfolio. Discover the free resources available to you to support your work. Listen to the stories of others who have built expertise in this role. Leave with an action plan for your next steps.

Knowing where you are is a strong basis for moving forwards in your career. Teaching is a knowledge-based profession where our skills are constantly honed through ongoing reflection on our practice. Maintaining a portfolio of evidence builds the habit of regular reflection, contributing to our personal and professional growth and development.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes. 

Key takeaways                 

  • an overview of the purpose of a professional portfolio
  • understanding of the nature of evidence available to teachers
  • an introduction to a range of free resources to support your work
  • connection with others who have built expertise in this role
  • planning tools to design your next steps.

 

Presenter information

Aine Maher                       

Aine Maher is an Ambassador for Independent Schools Victoria. She designs and delivers customised professional learning programs in the areas of curriculum, teaching and learning and leadership development. Aine is an accomplished presenter, a skilled communicator and, with expertise and experience in independent schools over many years, highly knowledgeable in her field. A dynamic networker, Aine has participated in a broad range of state and national advisory and representative committees giving her access to contemporary thinking and practice in learning design, organisational culture and leadership.