Casual and temporary teacher seminars

The Federation conducts two hour seminars for casual and temporary teachers at various venues around New South Wales. These Seminars are usually conducted in conjunction with local teacher associations, at their request.

The NSW Teachers Federation is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.

Casual and Temporary Teacher Seminar

This is a two hour seminar aimed at providing casual and temporary teachers with essential knowledge and understanding regarding:

  • requirements for attaining and maintaining accreditation at proficient level with NESA,
  • workplace responsibilities and entitlements as a casual and/or temporary teacher, and
  • practical ideas and networking to support professional practice.

The course is registered for 2 hours. (Actual duration 2 hours).

This seminar is delivered in face-to-face mode by NSW Teachers Federation Officers and teacher practitioners. During the attaining proficient level workshop the teachers will be broken into two groups, those who are seeking to attain and those who are maintaining accreditation at Proficient level. In these workshops teachers will engage in a number of practical activities centred around using the Australian Professional Teaching Standards to reflect the standards they are meeting in teaching students and other associated professional activities.

    Completing a Casual and Temporary Teacher seminar will contribute 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.1.2, 6.3.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Casual Teacher Performance and Development Framework Training

This seminar outlines the DoE's Performance and Development Framework processes as they relate to casual teachers. It includes the training requirements of the Performance and Development Framework as well as strategies to assist casual teachers in developing a Performance and Development Plan (PDP).

This 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 Casual Teacher Performance and Development Framework Training seminar will contribute 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 7.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Enhancing opportunities for employment in schools

This seminar will develop the participants' knowledge and understanding of the manner in which positions are filled under the Staffing Agreement, and enhance their ability to maximise opportunities for employment under this model. Participants will develop writing and presentation skills in applying for employment in schools.

    Completing an Enhancing opportunities for employment in schools seminar will contribute 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.3.2, 7.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Engaging students as a casual teacher

This seminar for casual teachers aims to build their knowledge and skills about engaging students in the classroom. The seminar will provide participants with strategies and resources they can use to build report with students, develop and maintain behaviour expectations and enhance engagement in lessons. References will be made to Departmental resources that can be used to develop a response plan to a range of scenarios faced by casual teachers in their daily work.

    Completing an Engaging students as a casual teacher seminar will contribute 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.1.2 and 4.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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