Full course description
Thursday 12 March, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
This learning event is right for you if you are a leader and/or middle manager keen to drive teacher professional growth processes in your school
Implementation of the Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework is an expectation of all schools under the Australian Education Act 2013. The Framework highlights what is required to build a comprehensive and effective approach to creating a culture that supports and enables teacher growth within a climate of quality feedback and reflection. For many schools, their initial implementation model has evolved as teachers become more adept in their ability to set goals, gather evidence and give and receive feedback. Key questions to ask include: ‘Are our processes having an impact on teacher growth and student learning outcomes?’ and ‘What else might we do?’
The program has the greatest impact when two or more leaders from a school can attend together.
‘The quality of teaching is the most significant in-school factor affecting student outcomes, and there is strong evidence that better appraisal and feedback leading to targeted development can improve teacher performance.’
– Build a professional growth culture, AITSL
· a ‘health check’ of your current practice prior to the workshop
· identification of areas of strength and opportunities for further development
· case stories to see how other schools have interpreted the framework
· an opportunity to broaden and deepen your understanding of goal setting, gathering evidence and providing feedback to feed forwards
· identification of strategic next steps for development
· resources developed by AITSL.
Aine Maher is the Director, Education Services for Independent Schools Victoria. She provides advice and support to schools in the areas of curriculum, teaching and learning and leadership development. Aine works with a team of educators who design and deliver professional learning programs to schools in curriculum planning and design, pedagogy, implementation of Australian Curriculum and the Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework.
Karen Milkins-Hendry is Dean of The Development Centre at Independent Schools Victoria. Her 26 years working in schools included leadership experience that spanned across pastoral and academic areas with extended periods as Acting Principal. This background provided valuable strategic skills and experience to bring into both the development and implementation of leadership programs. With a teaching background as broad as Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry through to VCE Theatre Studies, Karen relishes her current role of engaging with the broader educational community with a view to providing evidence-based support to the unique improvement journey of schools.