AISSA is offering the following opportunities for professional learning.
TRANSFORMING CLASSROOM PRACTICE IN PRIMARY SETTINGS
- Moderation for Learning: Evidence Informed Practice
Through participation in this project, schools will be supported in developing in-school and cross-school professional teams centred on building teacher capacity with quality assessment and moderation practices. This includes:
- designing equitable quality assessment tasks aligned to the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standard
- developing a deep understanding of A-E performance
- engaging in moderation processes.
There is an expectation that participating schools will collaboratively interrogate evidence to validate conclusions about student learning on two levels:
- across schools through professional dialogue with colleagues
- within each school.
- Teachers as Designers of Learning
Learning Design is a framework that supports quality learning and teaching in all contexts. Central to quality learning and teaching are the principles of assessment. Assessment, within an effective learning design, provides evidence which informs both learners and teachers equally. This workshop series supports primary leaders of teaching and their teachers. Effective learning design involves:
• the student at the centre of learning
• principles of assessment
• principles of learning and teaching
• classroom pedagogy and practical application.
Please register via the AISSA website under the ‘Events’ section to secure a place in these valuable workshops.
EARLY CAREER TEACHERS PROGRAM
Early career experiences have a lasting effect on the way teachers develop and hone the skills they bring to their teaching.
This series of five workshops is an opportunity for all Independent school primary and secondary teachers in their first three years of teaching to:
- access expert advice and support
- learn how to increase student engagement
- share early teaching experiences
- establish collegial networks
- increase confidence and gain greater satisfaction from the classroom experience
- collect evidence and work toward progressing from the Graduate to Proficient teacher career stage.
Throughout the program, the early career teacher will be required to work alongside a mentor. The establishment of effective mentoring relationships is an important way to support and induct new teachers into the profession.
Participants must attend all workshops in the series. Mentors will need to attend workshop 2 with their colleague.
- Workshop 1: Welcome to the Profession (Mark le Messurier, Education and Behaviour Consultant)
- Workshop 2: Working with your Mentor (Mary Pickett & Mary Hudson, AISSA Educational Consultants)
- Workshop 3: Building Positive Student Relationships (Bill Hansberry, Author, Mentor)
- Workshop 4: The Architecture of a Lesson Differentiation (Janet Farrall & Desiree Gilbert, AISSA Educational Consultants)
- Workshop 5: Project Sharing and Celebration
Date/s: 19 March, 26 March, 10 May, 1 August and 10 September
Location: AISSA Boardroom, 301 Unley Road, Malvern
Time 9.30am to 3.30pm