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My Experience with AITSL and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Michael Aquilina ******* Primary Music Teacher and Yr 6/7 Class Teacher Tweet Me!: @ MrAquilina. This Is Me…. Name: Michael
My Experience with AITSL and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Michael Aquilina ******* Primary Music Teacher and Yr 6/7 Class Teacher Tweet Me!: @MrAquilina
This Is Me… • Name: Michael • AKA: Mickey, Mr. Aquilina, Mr. A and Mr. Awesome (Because ‘A’ Stands for Awesome) • Eldest of 4, Large extended Family • Studied Bachelor Music Education at Adelaide/Elder Conservatorium 2008 – 2011 • Placements: 30 Days at ****** College6 Month Internship at ********* High • Got my Job Halfway through my Final Year of Uni with Government Graduate Program • Teaching for 20 Months at *******
The AITSL Pilot • Never Heard of AITSL of the NPS • Told by my site leader that I WOULD BE Participating in it (No Ifs, No Buts, No Choice!) • Reluctant to do it as I was trying to set up a brand new program at school
What It IS All About… • Reassurance of my Teaching Ability • Helped bridge the gap of going from student to teacher • Explained all the bits and pieces that Uni and Prac Teaching didn’t and filled in the gaps of things I had forgotten or missed • Gave me better direction and focus on my teaching practice and where I could aim to be
What is Evidence? • Anything that can be used to prove what you have done.
Types Of Evidence • Notes • Planning Timetables • Diary • Photos • Videos • Newsletter Clippings • Parent Notes • Voice Recordings • Student Assessments • Facebook • Ning • Twitter • Pintrest • Professional Learning Communities • Certificates and Accreditations
What Counts as Evidence to Me • Assessment Tasks • Resources you make • Videos of Students • Pictures of Work Samples • Notes and Letters you have written • Certificates and Forms • Letters from Other people in regards to Feeback • Facebook/Twitter/Pintrest etc. Updates and Screenshots
How to Group and Present Evidence • E-Portfolio • Excel Worksheet • TeacherKit App (free) and Idoceo App ($10) • Journal/Diary • Folders and files • Portfolios App ($1.99 But has been Free Recently)
Example Of My Evidence Collection • Google Sites:www.sites.google.com/site/michaelsportfolio2 • Music Teachers Project (Run by University of Queensland) • Twitter: @MrAquilina • Facebook: Michael Aquilina (look for the guy on a playground with orange sunnies) • Pintrest: Aquaattack