General seminars

General seminar 1 - Learning support teams: collaboratively supporting students with special learning needs

Learning support teams in primary and high schools are valuable structures in coordinating additional support for students and teachers. There has been a significant increase in the number of students with special needs and disability in mainstream classes. Teachers are expected to cater for these students' individual needs and this is most effective when a whole school approach is developed. This course intends to provide participants with an introduction to a collaborative approach to the support of students with special needs via the Learning Support Team and the Federation Workplace Committee.

    Completing General Seminar 1 – Learning support teams: collaboratively supporting students with special learning needs will contribute 2 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 4.1.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 6.4.2 and 7.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards Accreditation in NSW.    

 

General seminar 2 - Being an Effective Mentor

Effective mentoring occurs when a relationship is formed between a mentor and mentee with the purpose of developing the skills and knowledge of both parties, but in particular the less experienced person.

This seminar aims to introduce the role of the mentor to teachers who will be working in a mentor/mentee relationship for the first time. There will be a focus on the person, their career and support for individual growth and maturity through effective communication with a particular focus on reflective questioning, listening and practice.

Federation recognises the valuable role of mentoring and appreciates that the development of the mentee is greatly enhanced when supported by colleagues who are willing to share their expertise.

   

Completing General Seminar 2 – Being an Effective Mentor will contribute 2 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

   

 

General seminar 3 - Casual Teacher Performance and Development Framework Training

This seminar outlines the DEC's new Performance and Development Framework processes as related to casual teachers. It includes the training requirements of the Peformance and Developement Framework as well as strategies to assist casual teachers in developing a P&DF plan.

The training links to the Great Teaching, Inspired Learning blueprint for action, the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the NSW Department of Education Performance and Development Framework for Principals, Executive and Teachers in NSW public schools.

    Completing a Performance & Development Teacher seminar will contribute 2 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 7.2.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.    

 

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