2019 Early Career Teachers Course


Day 1   Friday 7 June - STANSW Office Auburn (9am - 4pm) 
Day 2   Friday 6 Sept - STANSW Office Auburn (9am - 4pm) 
Day 3   Friday 8 Nov - STANSW Office Auburn (9am - 4pm) 


Contact us for further details office@stansw.asn.au


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Research firmly establishes the significance that beginning teachers place upon the support provided by their more experienced colleagues and the importance of quality professional development in the successful induction into teaching. Undertaken for the first time in 2005 as a professional learning event by STANSW, feedback from teachers in the course indicated that it was highly valued in assisting them to increase their teaching expertise and skills.   The course also provides opportunities for early career teachers to discuss current issues in education. It enables participants to form partnerships and alliances that will enhance excellence in teaching and learning.
The program assists early career teachers achieve the competencies at Proficient Teacher Level. The course provides 15 hours of professional development throughout the year.
Target Outcome(s)/Benefits/Performance indicators
As a result of participating in the Early Career Professional Learning Program, teachers will:
• establish a mentoring relationship with an experienced teacher outside their own school
• increase their knowledge and understanding throughout the year of teaching, learning and assessment  practices
• increase the range of strategies they use in the management and delivery of curriculum
A mentoring program that is regularly monitored will be set up between each of the participants and experienced teachers.
Workshops from experienced teachers designed for early teachers that focus on each of the following:
•    Coping with reality – identification of issues
•    Online mentoring
•    Classroom management strategies
•    Catering for individual needs of students (differentiation in the lab)
•    Managing scientific investigations
•    Parent-teacher interviews – tips and techniques
•    Useful resources
•    Using/writing  teaching programs
•    Integrating Science and Technology
•    ICT for student learning
•    Assessment and Reporting
•    Awareness of procedures related to the setting and marking of external examinations
•    Resource sharing
•    Developing scientific literacy and numeracy
•    Becoming an experienced teacher
•    Child protection & WWCC
•    Self reflection and evaluation
•    Career pathways and planning PD
•    ePortfolio design

Completing the MTM 2019 will contribute up to 3 days (15 hours) of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing Standards 6.1.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 6.4.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
STANSW Inc is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level. 

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