What is high impact professional learning?

The High Impact Professional Learning (HIPL) model is a set of 5 elements, informed by global research, that support the professional growth of all teaching staff to deepen teaching practice for ongoing growth in student progress and achievement.

Visual representative of the 5 elements of the High Impact Professional Learning model - Student need drives professional learning, school leadership teams enable professional learning, collaborative and applied professional learning strengthens teaching practice, professional learning is continuous and coherent, and, teachers and school leaders are responsible for the impact on student progress.
Image: The 5 elements of the High Impact Professional Learning model

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The HIPL model is embedded in the department’s revised Professional Learning Policy for Teachers and School Staff. The policy supports teachers, leaders and non-teaching staff in their ongoing development, which is critical to the progress and achievement of every student, teacher and school.

High Impact Professional Learning to support student progress and achievement

The cycle of professional learning for principals, executive, teachers and non-school based teachers, which focuses on deepening teaching practice for ongoing growth in student learning, is underpinned by 5 elements outlined in the High Impact Professional Learning model.

The 5 HIPL elements are:

ciccle image of HIPL elements depicting continuous professional learning

For information about how professional learning should be incorporated into the school strategic planning process, access the Enhancing teacher capabilities page on the School Excellence in Action website.

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