To date we have two Department of Education Schools as registered members in our pilot scheme, presenting courses to their staff, designed by the school, presented in their school. As the program grows and develops all PTC NSW member associations will be invited to provide quality presentations accessing their depth of subject specific knowledge and valued professional presenters to create contemporary professional learning experiences to be delivered within schools.
Based on our initial evaluations, PL presentations via PTCplus have been very positively received. PTCplus is providing quality professional teacher created, teacher presented professional events, tailor made for schools by school staff. A professional team of consultants are also available to support non-curriculum areas of interest for both staff and students. Courses that are attracting much interest include Wellness; Values; Mentoring; Positive Psychology and Resilience.
Non-curriculum staff and student events are also available from PTCplus. To find out more about this exciting new venture PTC NSW will be hosting an information evening early in Term 1. Information will be sent to all member associations shortly.
Contact the PTC NSW office on 02 9716 0378 if you would like further information about this exciting initiative.
PTCplus supporting schools to build capacity through professional learning.
Associations' PL Events in Semester 2 2016
The PTC NSW calendar of events for Semester 2, Terms 3 and 4 2016 is now available for download.
Here you will find a selection of workshops and seminars to be conducted during semester 2 by some of our professional teaching associations.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide, bringing together governments, multi- and bilateral organisations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. On this day also International Literacy Prizes are awarded to people with outstanding solutions that can drive literacy towards achieving the 2030 Education Agenda. This year the focus is on innovation.
This is the first year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this context the vision of literacy is aligned with lifelong learning opportunities with special focus on youth and adults
On the 25 March 2016 Paul Brock, life member and esteemed friend of the English Teachers Association NSW, passed away.
Paul Brock was a person who wanted to make a real difference and he achieved this in all areas of his personal and professional life. Paul took the road less travelled, ‘And that has made all the difference’. His story is one of courage and influence that has earned him the respect and admiration of all of us.
English Teachers Association NSW - Obituary - Paul Brock, mETAphor Issue 2, 2016 (112.53 kB)