On Thursday 26 August we were privileged to have three guest speakers for the third in our 2010 Twilight Seminar Series entitled ‘Supporting the Professional Conduct of
Teachers’. Jane O’Shannessy, Chairperson of the Institute’s Standards and Professional Learning Committee, member of the Disciplinary Proceedings Committee and
member of Council, chaired a panel comprising Maria Kirkwood, Assistant Director, Catholic Education Office Melbourne; Dr Anne Sarros, Principal of Firbank Grammar School; and
Dr Jim Tangas from the Research and Workforce Planning Unit at DEECD.
The focus was on developing a conversation between panel members and the audience on the topic of the professional conduct of teachers. Much is written in the Victorian media on
this topic with a high percentage of negative reporting. The seminar discussed issues confronting Victorian teachers and identified proactive solutions.
The work of teaching is overwhelmingly positive and should be celebrated, which was the purpose of this seminar.
View the seminar online.
The next Twilight Seminar will be held on 25 November. If you’d like to be included on the invitation list, please contact Valmai Lee at the Institute on (03) 8601 5849 or email