Full course description
Date and time
Day 1: Wednesday 21 July 2021, 9.30 am to 11.00 am
Day 2: Wednesday 28 July 2021, 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are required to participate in classroom observation in your school. You might be a new leader and/or keen to grow your knowledge and capability in this area of practice.
Observing classroom practice encourages collaboration between colleagues and helps improve teacher practice. Done well, it generates rich professional conversations and builds collaboration across the school. Learn about the different models of classroom observation. Understand the critical elements to incorporate to ensure its success. 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.
Teachers observing teachers yields many benefits including an opportunity to engage in reflective dialogue about their work, improvement of classroom practices, support from a peer who understands the daily demands of the classroom and satisfaction with one’s work. The school benefits by increased collaboration among teachers and the establishment of a professional learning community.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- an overview of the different models of classroom observation
- understanding of the critical design elements to ensure success
- 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.
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.