PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS' COUNCIL NSW (PTC NSW)
Building Capacity To Support Teacher Quality
The Professional Teachers' Council NSW is delighted to announce that Professor The Honorable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO has accepted the position of inaugural Patron of PTC NSW.
The Professional Teachers Council NSW is honoured by her acceptance of this role and believes that her presence in our organisation will enhance the status of teachers within the community and support them in improving student outcomes across our state.
The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW is delighted to introduce a professional learning platform utilising the professional capacity of Teacher Associations called PTCplus. Professional Learning events produced by PTCplus across a wide range of curriculum areas, with BOSTES accreditation are quality events created by teachers and presented by teachers.
Teacher Associations will be invited to provide quality presentations accessing their depth of subject specific knowledge to create contemporary professional learning experiences within schools. PTCplus will work with PTCplus registered schools to create a professional learning centre and community within individual schools. Professional learning events will be created to support individual school plans and staff identified areas of professional learning.
Non-curriculum events will also be available from PTCplus via a suite of areas presented by leading consultants. To find out more about this exciting new venture for PTC NSW please contact the PTC NSW office to arrange a consultation in your school.
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Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA)
2016 Conference - Language as social power: 20th century beginnings, 21st century futures
The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is hosting this year’s Conference which will be held at our North Sydney Campus from 27 to 29 September. The Conference is guaranteed to provide literacy educators, teacher trainers and linguists with a valuable Conference experience that offers insight into contemporary research in Systemic Functional Linguistics. Day 2 (28 September)of the conference is designated as Teachers’ Day, a day that has consistently received positive feedback on the presentations which showcase innovative approaches and practical strategies that support building of teachers’ capacities for application in educational settings.
Keynote speakers and conversation participants:
Participants will have the opportunity to enrich their conference experience further through keynote presentations by Beth Armstrong (Edith Cowan University); Robyn Cox (ACU & Primary English Teachers Association of Australia); Shooshi Dreyfus (University of Wollongong); Bronwyn Parkin, University of Adelaide; Marie Quinn (New Zealand Ministry of Education).
More detailed information about the Conference is available from the Learning Sciences Institute Aust website: www.lsia.acu.edu.au/asfla/
The Sir Harold Wyndham Memorial Lecture will be presented by Professor Rhonda Craven on Thursday 23 June 2016, 6.00 - 7.30pm at Australian Catholic University, Level 22 Tenison Woods House, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney
There is an exciting new Indigenous world where Indigenous children, youth, and communities are not just succeeding but triumphing. However, little is known about how to identify, measure, and emulate these successes more broadly. This address introduces the new positive psychology of Indigenous thriving and the reciprocal research partnership model of Indigenous thriving utilising a research framework founded upon positive psychology principles and holistic Indigenous Australian worldviews. This model prioritises the voices and agency of Indigenous people, proposes that research be conducted in partnership as opposed to research being imposed on Indigenous communities, and focuses on Indigenous Australian strengths as opposed to deficit approaches.
BOSTES Accreditation: 1.5 hours at Proficient Level
Cost: The lecture is free. The dinner follwing the lecture is $30 per person
Event contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Registration and further information: www.acu.edu.au/wyndhamlecture
An Information Evening for PTC NSW Member Associations delivering Professional Learning to support teacher accreditation
Wednesday 1 June 2016, 5.30pm – 7.45pm at the IEU Meeting Rooms, 485–501 Wattle St, Ultimo NSW
Cost: Free event for PTC NSW members. Non members $30 (incl gst) per attendee. Refreshments – tea and coffee.
The evening will commence with a BOSTES update by Paul Martin, Executive Director Research Policy and Reporting, followed by a Q&A session.
The following workshop session looks at the delivery of Quality Teaching Council Registered Professional Development to support teacher accreditation. The focus of the workshop is to support professional teaching associations in designing professional development for the purpose of teacher accreditation.
BOSTES Professional Learning officers will conduct the workshop:
Susan Gazis, Senior Policy Officer, Initial Teacher Education and Professional Learning
Gina Doukas, Policy Officer, Initial Teacher Education and Professional Learning
Andrew Gregg, Policy Officer, Initial Teacher Education and Professional Learning
• BOSTES findings from a Desk Audit of QTC Registered professional development
• Endorsement process
• Using the standards for the purpose of professional development
• The Professional Development Framework for teachers maintaining their accreditation
• Designing professional development
• Future sessions – suggestions
Closing date: Workshop registration closes – Wednesday 25 May 2016
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