HSC Action Learning Collectives

For Stage 6 Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Community and Family Studies, English (Advanced and Standard), Industrial Technology, Legal Studies, Mathematics (Advanced and Standard 2), Modern History, Music 1, PDHPE and Visual Arts teachers.

About HSC Action Learning Collectives

HSC Action Learning Collectives (HSC ALC) are after-school workshops aligned to HSC Professional Learning objectives and led by expert HSC teachers.

These workshops focus on supporting the adoption of a teacher as researcher mindset. They will provide opportunities to share, analyse and improve on Stage 6 subject-specific teaching practice.

In subject-specific groups, teachers will use an action learning approach to share and reflect on evidence from their classroom, such as a student work sample or teaching artefact, to support teaching practice and to improve student outcomes.

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2023 workshop dates

  • Term 1 Week 8 – Wednesday 15 March, 3:45-5:15 pm

  • Term 2 Week 3 – Tuesday 9 May, 3:45-5:15 pm

  • Term 2 Week 8 – Wednesday 14 June, 3:45-5:15 pm

  • Term 3 Week 3 – Tuesday 1 August, 3:45-5:15 pm

  • Term 3 Week 8 – Wednesday 6 September, 3:45-5:15 pm

  • Term 4 Week 3 – Tuesday 24 October, 3:45-5:15 pm

Benefits for teachers

NESA Accredited PD

Completing HSC Action Learning Collectives will contribute 1 hour and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum addressing standard descriptor 1.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

HSC Strategy

HSC Action Learning Collectives is part of the HSC Strategy, a program that provides professional learning for Stage 6 teachers, designed to support High Impact Professional Learning practices in schools.

The strategy supports teachers in improving student achievement collectively, regardless of a student's postcode or school's socio-economic status, and increasing the number of students who achieve in top bands in the HSC.

Programs within HSC Strategy include HSC Professional Learning, HSC Action Learning Collectives, and Parent Partnerships Learning Ecosystems HSC. Each is co-designed by a community of Best in Class HSC teachers, curriculum experts, leading educators and academic partners.

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