Monday 25 March 2013 marks the delivery of the first course conducted by the NSW Teachers Federation’s Centre for Professional Learning (CPL). A full complement of participants attended the centre’s first course ‘An Introduction to the English K-6 Syllabus’. Participants ranged from highly experienced teachers to those new to the teaching profession, coming from regions across NSW.
The CPL provides face to face professional learning for teachers, across a wide range of content areas. Courses cater for teachers from K-12 and include programs for beginning teachers, those in principal and other promotions positions and teachers wanting to prepare for the implementation of the new curriculum. Courses designed specifically for beginning teachers are free of charge and all courses are accredited by the NSW Institute of Teachers for accreditation and maintenance purposes.
Courses provide practical approaches to the educational issues which teachers face in their everyday teaching lives. Content is delivered by highly skilled and experienced teachers, consultants and experts in their fields. Teachers and school leaders will return to their schools with practical ideas and strategies that will be the basis for excellent teacher and school-based practice.
To best provide for Federation members courses are currently being held at Surry Hills and Blacktown in Sydney and in Charlestown in Newcastle.
Applications can be made on line at the CPL’s website [www.cpl.asn.au]