Where are things at for 2019?
A new LEA Accreditation package is being implemented from 2019:
- Connect (previously called Pathways) – provides Accreditation as a teacher in a Lutheran school (At). The whole of Connect is now a pre-requisite for teachers before starting Equip.
- Equip 1 and Equip 2 (previously 10 modules of Equip) – provides Accreditation as a teacher of Christian Studies (Ac). Please note that At is a prerequisite for Ac.
Accreditation as a teacher in a Lutheran school (At):
Connect will consist of an online induction (approximately 2 hours), 3 x ½ day modules delivered at the school, a one-day session delivered by the regional office, and the completion of a portfolio.
Connect will be launched at the LEA National Ministry Conference (9-10 May, Faith, Tanunda). This will also be the first training opportunity for all school based Connect facilitators. If you are unable to attend the LESNW conference, you are encouraged to attend the same conference in another region: LEVNT 21-22 June, LEQ 18-19 July.
Accreditation as a teacher of Christian Studies (Ac):
a) Equip 1 and Equip 2 – we look forward to implementing the new version of Equip from 2019, which consists of two units: Equip 1 and Equip 2, and are each 3 days in length. There will be two offerings of Equip 1 in 2019; Equip 2 will be offered from 2020. When registering for Equip 1 in LESNW Events, the two offerings are referred to as Group A and Group B; please register to attend one group only.
Equip 1 Dates: Group A: 30 May, 31 May, 12 August
Group B: 19 August, 20 August, 25 October
b) Equip portfolios that remain outstanding from 2018:
In the coming days, Principals and CS Leaders will receive an email if there are staff in your learning community who are still required to complete and submit their portfolio. The deadline for this is Wednesday 6 March.
c) ALC graduate portfolios – we continue to encourage ALC graduates to work towards the completion of their portfolio for LEA Accreditation, in consultation with their CS Leader.
For queries about Equip 1 registrations, please contact Phyllis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accreditation queries regarding portfolios or Equip can be emailed to us: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Stuart Traeger Andrew Bradtke and Sue Kupke
Spiritual & Cultural Leader Education Leaders