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Being informed and strategic about professional learning is a Course

Being informed and strategic about professional learning

Jul 21 - Aug 25, 2021

$350 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Day 1: Wednesday 21 July 2021, 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm

Day 2:  Wednesday 11 August 2021, 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm

Delivery mode

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


This learning event is right for you if you are new to organising professional learning in your school. You might be a new learning area leader, or responsible for professional learning across a sub-school or whole school.


Working smarter, not harder is crucial to managing this role. Learn about the latest research on effective professional learning. 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.

The Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders defines professional learning as the formal or informal learning experiences that improve teachers’ individual professional practice and a school’s collective effectiveness. It is most effective when it is relevant, collaborative and future-focused, and when it supports teachers to reflect on, question and consciously improve their practice. Traditional approaches to professional learning have not always led to improvement so we must ensure that our thinking is consistent with the latest research to maximise teacher’s time and school investment.

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

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes.                                                                              

Key takeaways               

  • an understanding of the latest research on effective professional learning
  • 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.