Principals – leaders in action - Australian Institute for Teaching and

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PRINCIPALS – LEADERS IN
ACTION
S E P T E M B E R 1 2 TH & 1 3 TH 2 0 1 2
IMPROVING LEARNING OUTCOMES
BUILDING ON STRENGTH PROJECTS
2.1 Strengthened student engagement in learning through
the provision of personalised pathways tailored to meet
individual needs and abilities
3.1 Teaching practices K-12 informed and characterised by
the principles of contemporary learning
3.2 A creative and effective
implementation of the Australian
Curriculum which enhances
classroom practice
the STATE PLAN
• Empowering Local Schools National Partnership
• Principals Professional Development Plan
• State Literacy and Numeracy Plan
• Launch of the NSW Centre for Education Statistics and
Evaluation
• NSW BOS Syllabus
• http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/
Driven by the NATIONAL AGENDA
• Starting with ……
• National Professional Standard for Principals (AITSL)
• http://www.aitsl.edu.au/school-leaders/australianprofessional-standard-for-principals/
LOOKING FORWARD
• National Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL)
• http://www.teacherstandards.aitsl.edu.au/
• Australian Teacher Performance and Development
Framework (Aitsl)
• Australian Curriculum
Implementation
http://www.acara.edu.au/curriculum.html
DISCUSS
• In light of the intent of the documents mentioned what
questions emerges for you as a leadership team? (Parking Lot
A3);
• What kind of culture do we want to create?
• What does improvement
look like for the team?
• How will improvement
be measured?
CURRENT SCHOOL-WIDE VISION
What is your current school vision for:
• Pedagogy
• Learning
• Assessment
LOOKING FORWARD
As a leadership team read the summary of the shaping papers:
What are the points of difference, post it notes (for collation)
from the perspective of:
A. Pedagogy
B. Learning
C. Assessment
DISCUSS
• Triads of ABC complete the TLC
• Tempting: What excites you?
• Lacking: What knowledge and skills
would a teacher need to implement
the Australian curriculum for the next
decade (leadership team response)
• Changes: Positive alternatives that
needs development.
SESSION TWO
PURPOSE:
To create a framework for action research, linked to the
Professional Standards for Teachers and the Standard for
Principals, to assist leadership teams with the implementation of
the Australian Curriculum.
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS….
1.
What new knowledge and skills will our students need?
2.
What new knowledge and skills will we need as teachers/leaders?
3.
How can we deepen our professional knowledge and broaden our skills?
4.
How can we engage students in new learning experiences?
5.
How can flexible and innovative school structures and processes enhance
the delivery of the Australian Curriculum? What new ways are
required?
6.
What thinking is required to engage parents and communities in
partnership with schools to deliver effectively on the new Curriculum?
2016 VISION
• Each person requires 6 post it notes – one per question.
• Review your responses to the questions and record ONE
response per question/post it note
• Each person share response per question and place post-it note
on butchers paper under relevant question. Adhere to the rule
“Speak once before you speak twice.”
2016 VISION
• Pedagogy
• Learning
• Assessment
• Reflect on the current Vision for pedagogy, learning and
assessment: What now needs to be considered?
SESSION THREE
PURPOSE:
To design action research, linked to the Principals’ Professional
Development Plan to assist leadership teams with the
implementation of the Australian Curriculum.
CRITERIA
• Inclusive of the Australian Curriculum
• At least one phase 1 subject
• Is collaborative in nature: either across schools; across subject
areas; across stages; or within a department
• Funds are used for releasing teachers to develop collaboration
and/or networks (three schools = $30000)
• Be prepared to share your research in Term 4 2013
WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO?
• Determine base line data eg current vision of pedagogy,
assessment or learning (provide evidence of this, eg
photographs, audio file, video)
• Decide where you want to go in Pedagogy, Assessment, or
Learning for 2016
• Decide on a question to be investigated or a problem to solve
in order to bring the vision of 2016 to reality
• As a leadership team design the plan to present to those at
school.
2013 ANNUAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
NEEDS TO INCLUDE:
• Australian Curriculum implementation
• Reference to the role of the principal/leaders in action
• Mandatory Reform Agenda

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