Professional Practice - Issue 4 November 2016

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Professional Practice Issue 1 - 2017
Welcome to Professional Practice
the official newsletter of the Victorian Institute of Teaching
In this edition we encourage PRTs to consider the right inquiry of focus when moving to (full) registration, navigate through a case study on professional conduct, explore why teachers may choose to move to non-practising and how they can return to teach, link into organisations that support teachers, and provide an update on special needs PD.

PRT: choosing your inquiry of focus

PRT: choosing your inquiry of focus


To achieve (full) registration, you’ll need to undertake an inquiry into your own practice in the education setting where you teach.

Take a look at some research that might help you decide your inquiry focus.

Why choose non-practising registration?

Why choose
non-practising?


If you’re thinking about taking a leave of absence from teaching or you don’t feel you’ll be able to meet the requirements when you renew your registration, non-practising registration is a convenient option that will allow you to transition back into (full) registration with minimal fuss.

Organisations that support teachers

Organisations that support teachers


ELAA has an extensive Professional Learning and Development Program for 2017. Ontario Teaching College provides resources that celebrate good teaching and report on disciplinary decisions.

Professional conduct: crossing lines

Professional conduct: crossing lines


Part of VIT’s role is to investigate concerns about teachers’ professional and personal conduct and professional competence. 'Marcus and Sophie'* is a case study involving a teacher who transgressed the professional boundaries between teacher and student.

(*real names have not been used)

Returning to teach – what you need to know

Returning to teach – what you need to know


If you’re thinking about choosing non-practising registration, you’ll need to know about what happens when you want to return to teaching.

Positive impact: special needs PD

Positive impact: special needs PD


As part of the special needs plan, teachers are required to develop their capability to teacher learners with disability (special needs). Survey findings show positive impacts on learning.


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