Professional learning

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Photo story: Building a school community from scratch
Photo story: Building a school community from scratch

For the past 7 months, Principal Ray Boyd and Associate Principal Rachael Lehr have been growing the school community for their new school, West Swan (Dayton) Primary School (planning name), as it’s built in Perth, Western Australia. In today’s photo story, we share some of the key moments from their journey so far.

Teacher Staffroom Episode 38: Professional learning opportunities
Teacher Staffroom Episode 38: Professional learning opportunities

At Teacher, we love to share useful evidence-based resources to help you improve your skills and practice – whether it be research news or sharing the outstanding work that’s going on in schools. Recently, we’ve shared some stories on professional learning opportunities and in this episode, we share a few highlights.

How primary teachers are implementing the 7 General Capabilities
How primary teachers are implementing the 7 General Capabilities

There are 7 General Capabilities (GCs) in the Australian Curriculum – so, how are teachers implementing them in the classroom? A new research study offers some insights. We find out more from Chief Investigator Dr Don Carter.

Researching the potential of teaching digital writing in secondary school
Researching the potential of teaching digital writing in secondary school

With the rapid growth in digital technologies, digital writing skills are becoming more and more relevant for students. A new research project from Deakin University will look at the potential to complement traditional writing tasks in schools with contemporary forms of digital writing.

School Improvement Q&A: The Pre-Service Teacher Fellowship Program
School Improvement Q&A: The Pre-Service Teacher Fellowship Program

Brisbane’s Brigidine College, Indooroopilly has changed the way it supports pre-service and early career teachers. In the second part of our Q&A with Allison Johansen (Assistant to the Principal, Professional Teaching and Learning) we find out more about the Pre-Service Teacher Fellowship Program and its positive impact.

School improvement Q&A: Supporting and retaining new teachers
School improvement Q&A: Supporting and retaining new teachers

Attending a professional learning event is a great way to reflect on what’s happening in your own school and improve practice. For leaders at this Brisbane college, it prompted a new approach to supporting and retaining pre-service and early career teachers. Find out more in today’s Q&A.

Using digital resources to learn about First Nations histories and cultures
Using digital resources to learn about First Nations histories and cultures

Early-career teacher at Tasmanian eSchool, Ruby Lyons-Reid, has recently been recognised for her use of digital resources to engage students in learning about First Nations histories and cultures, and in this article, she shares the learning activities she’s found to have the most impact.

Bringing Auslan into the classroom
Bringing Auslan into the classroom

‘As the world faced a global pandemic, the spotlight shone on our wonderful Auslan interpreters in the media, and more and more schools began to show interest in including Auslan in their curriculum.’ In today’s reader submission, Auslan educator Kerrie Taylor shares how schools can bring Auslan into the classroom in a way that embraces the richness of the language, and respects and honours the Deaf community.

Reimagining student assessment
Reimagining student assessment

How can we make assessment work for learners and learning in a rapidly changing world? How can we establish where students are at in their learning, including in the hard-to-measure skills and attributes they need to flourish in life? These questions will be explored at ACER’s Research Conference 2022, where the theme is ‘Reimagining assessment’.

An art teacher’s response to a whole-school literacy goal
An art teacher’s response to a whole-school literacy goal

School strategic priorities such as improving literacy and numeracy outcomes involve all staff. In this reader submission, art teacher Kerry Kaskamanidis shares how she responded to a whole-school focus on literacy by building a partnership with a local art museum.