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The Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders. Understanding the Charter . Contents . What is the Charter? Why develop a Charter? Where does it fit? Purpose Key features A professional learning culture Charter in action . The Charter .

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the australian charter for the professional learning of teachers and school leaders

The Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders

Understanding the Charter

contents
Contents
  • What is the Charter?
  • Why develop a Charter?
  • Where does it fit?
  • Purpose
  • Key features
  • A professional learning culture
  • Charter in action
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The Charter

  • Companion document to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, the Australian Professional Standard for Principals and the Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework
  • A resource for planning, design and evaluation of professional learning
  • For more information and resources www.aitsl.edu.au/professionallearning
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Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

    • Dual purpose:
  • improvement
  • career progression
    • Map progression:
  • Graduate
  • Proficient
  • Highly Accomplished
  • Lead
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Purpose

  • Affirms the importance of learning in improving the professional knowledge, practice and engagement of all teachers and school leaders to achieve improvement in student outcomes
  • Articulatesthe expectation that all teachers and school leaders actively engage in professional learning throughout their careers
  • Describesthe characteristics of a high quality professional learning culture and of effective professional learning
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Key features of the Charter

    • Articulates the central importance of professional learning to teacher quality and student learning.
  • Three key characteristics:
    • Relevant
    • Collaborative
    • Futures Focused
    • Crucial role of evaluation of professional learning
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Characteristics of effective professional learning

Relevant

  • current research
  • new solutions
  • timely
  • identified student needs
  • school goals
  • matched to learner

View the video for this example online:

http://www.teacherstandards.aitsl.edu.au/Illustrations/Details/IOP00017

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Characteristics of effective professional learning

Collaborative

  • observe
  • reflect
  • coach
  • interact with experts
  • create learning communities
  • seek feedback
  • mentor

View the video for this example online:

http://www.teacherstandards.aitsl.edu.au/Illustrations/Details/IOP00079

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Characteristics of effective professional learning

Future Focused

  • future needs
  • theorise
  • high-level skills
  • change
  • explore research
  • innovate
  • challenge

View the video for this example online:

http://www.teacherstandards.aitsl.edu.au/Illustrations/Details/IOP00046

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Evaluation is key to effective professional learning

  • sophisticated, robust, multi-method
  • built in at the start
  • focuses on changes in teacher and leader practice
  • tracks change over the short, medium and long term
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Professional learning culture

Is there a professional learning culture? Is there:

  • data and evidence of student work underpinning professional learning
  • evaluation of professional learning occurring
  • leaders supporting ongoing adult learning and risk taking
  • collective responsibility for improving practice
  • disciplined collaboration
  • high levels of trust, interaction and inter-dependence
  • structures, explicit planning and time; and
  • alignment between performance, development and professional learning activities?
group activity developing a professional learning culture
Group activity: Developing a professional learning culture
  • Select the most relevant card, or combination of cards, to meet a particular need for development within your professional learning context