Professional Practice Newsletter - Issue #2 June 2017

Professional Practice Issue 2 - 2017
Students in class
Welcome to Professional Practice
the official newsletter of the Victorian Institute of Teaching
In this edition we showcase some quality PD options, hear a teacher’s view on professional learning and mentoring, and assist PRTs to demonstrate the standards. We also introduce a selection framework for initial teacher education providers aimed at delivering quality teaching, congratulate a Glen Eira College teacher on her award-winning French immersion program, put you in contact with another organisation that supports teachers - the Centre for Strategic Education, and provide information on Mandatory Reporting and Child Safety Standards.
Special Needs PD

Ideas for Special Needs PD

We’ve developed some tools to assist you with your Special Needs Professional Development.
PD ideas video

Where can you source quality professional development?

If you’re looking for quality PD sources, there are a wide range of options - especially for teachers who work in circumstances that make it difficult to access PD.
ITE selection framework

ITE selection framework will deliver quality teaching

The Minister for Education has endorsed the Victorian framework for selection into initial teacher education (ITE).
Centre for Strategic Education

Organisations that support teachers: Centre for Strategic Education

The Centre highlights connections between educational practice, research and policy; independent, Catholic and government educators; local, state, national and international levels of activity; and between the teaching profession, education agencies and policy makers.
Podcast Katherine K

Professional learning and mentoring - a teacher’s view

We interview Katherine Koidis, a Teaching and Learning Leader at Bayside Secondary College Senior Campus, to hear her thoughts on professional learning and mentoring.
APST matrix

PRTs: how to demonstrate the APST through your inquiry approach

To help you understand the correlation between your inquiry and the APST, VIT has developed a matrix that shows the stages of the inquiry process and lists the relevant descriptors at each stage.
Glen Eira French award

Glen Eira College wins international French competition

Glen Eira College students, with the support of their teacher Loveena Narayanen, won first prize in the ‘Dis-Moi Dix Mots’ competition.
Reportable conduct scheme

Mandatory Reporting and Child Safe Standards

All teachers play a critical role in keeping children safe. Understanding how to respond effectively to children and young people whose safety and wellbeing may be at risk, or who are in need of protection, is essential.
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