Ongoing professional learning and support for instructional leaders, trainers and school teams is provided to build teacher capacity and improve the learning outcomes for K-2 students.
Various professional learning opportunities are offered throughout the year. These opportunities enable instructional leaders and school teams to support teachers and are underpinned by professional conversations within the school context.
A summary of professional learning opportunities available to EAfS schools in Term 2, 2021 appears below.
Information sessions for Principals and Lead Specialists
These information sessions, available for all Principals and Lead Specialists, provide an overview of key messages and updates.
|W 1||21-22 April||Lead Specialists Induction|
|W 2||27 April||Principal information session|
Instructional Leader State-wide staffroom
The fortnightly state-wide staffroom offers Instructional Leaders a place to meet regularly to engage in key messages, bite sized professional learning and important directorate initiatives. In Term 2, we focus on leading conversations on improvement in reading and numeracy.
|W 3||7 May||Whole school targets and approach to improvement|
|W 5||20 May||Reading and numeracy guides|
|W 7||3 June||Engaging middle leadership to leverage success|
|W 9||17 June||Reflecting on current PL practices against the elements of HIPL and determine next steps|
2021 EAfS Instructional Leader induction
Self-paced professional learning modules will be available in early Term 2.
The modules are designed to provide high support for newly appointed instructional leaders.
Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Additional professional learning
The following recommended professional learning opportunities for teachers and instructional leaders are available to all schools. Details are available on the Literacy and Numeracy professional learning webpage.
- Broadening knowledge of mathematics literacy and language (K-8)
- Additive strategies (K-8)
- Effective Reading: phonics (K-2)
- Effective reading: phonological awareness (K-2)
- Effective reading: vocabulary (K-2)
- Implementing the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment (K-2)
- Introduction to the literacy and numeracy progressions (K-10)
- PLAN2: How to - a technical guide to using PLAN2