Information Session for Year 2 BEd/BA, BEd/BSc, Tuesday, the 19th of October 2010 To develop teaching competencies to achieve the NSW Institute of Teachers Graduate Teacher Standards expected of a beginning teacher: Knowledge of subject Understanding of students Ability to plan, assess and report Ability to communicate effectively with students Create and maintain a safe and challenging learning environment ◦ Improving professional knowledge and practice ◦ Engage in profession and the wider community ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ For further information: http://www.nswteachers.nsw.edu.au/Main-Professional-Teachingstandards.html 2 placements in 2 different schools and in 2 different systems (government, catholic/other religions, private) 60 days for: ◦ PE 1, Year 3: 20 days ( 1 week observation, 3 weeks teaching) ◦ PE 2, Year 4: 30 days (1 week observation, 5 weeks teaching) ◦ APE, Year 3 or 4: 10 days Dates: 30 May until 24 June 4 weeks ◦ 1 week observation followed by a 3 week teaching block, teaching one third of the teacher’s load. Assessment: Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory Academic Program Coordinators ◦ Have overall responsibility for all academic aspects of Professional Experience for students in their degree (DipEd, BABEd, BScBEd, BA(Dance)BEd, BMusBEd) Professional Experience Coordinators ◦ Responsibility for all organizational aspects of Professional Experience. This is your first point of contact if you need information. Liaison Visitor ◦ All pre service teachers receive a visit from a university staff member during their Professional Experience. School Coordinator ◦ Has responsibility for PE in the school; familiarizing you with the structure//policies/functions within the school Supervising Teacher ◦ Responsible for the supervision, mentoring and assessment of pre-service teachers Pre service teacher ◦ The student teacher, mentee undertaking Professional Experience Preparation for your PE. Lectures take place before your placement only. ◦ The focus is on achievement of the teaching standards. Required for the full 20 days (8am to 4pm), for the full school day including time after school for debriefing with your supervising teacher. Days missed, must be made up at a time negotiated with the school. 10 days equivalent. Can be counted in half or full days, or as a total of 50 hours minimum in a school or other educational setting e.g homework centre Voluntary in the majority of cases Direct contact with learners: can be primary aged, secondary or adults Preferably working in an area other than major teaching area eg acting as aides in Intensive English Centres, Special Education, primary schools, providing literacy and numeracy support Overseas placements possible (at your own cost of travel) APE is organised through the School of Education and monitored through an Attendance Diary. Students complete APE during Years 3 and 4 of their combined degrees. Completing the 10 days of APE means that, with the 50 days spent in schools, you have completed the required 60 days of Professional Experience so can be assessed as Satisfactory in the Professional Experience. Can I find my own school? No, but you can suggest schools and contacts within your enrolment form. The Professional Experience Unit liaises with all schools and confirms all placements. What should I do if I’m sick? Contact your supervising teacher and/or follow the school’s procedure. Complete a leave of absence form and fax/email to the Professional Experience Office. This applies for partial and full days absent. How should I dress? Smart casual – dress on the conservative side for the first day or two and then assess the dress code norms in the school How am I assessed? Satisfactory or unsatisfactory based on an evaluation report completed by the supervising teacher, the observation week assignment and demonstrated professionalism evaluated by both the supervising teacher and the university liaison What should I do if I’m given too many or not enough classes to teach? You should send your timetable to your liaison person. S/he can then assist with negotiations with your school. When do I make contact with my school? Once your placement has been confirmed, contact your supervising teacher the week before to introduce yourself. Who should I speak to if I am concerned about my eligibility? The academic convenors: ◦ ◦ Jae Jung ([email protected]) or Greg Leaney ([email protected]) All Supervising Teachers receive a Professional Experience handbook before the placement commences. Handbooks are available on blackboard for all pre service teachers and university staff. The handbook includes all relevant information, forms and templates. You will need to complete this form before leaving today. Please attach a passport size photo. Step 1: ◦ Fill in ALL your personal details Step 2 Make sure that you write down the correct Methods according to the degree you are in. Methods are your subject areas Step 3 Enter in the details for the high school that you attended. We discourage students from attending their previous high schools because it limits the PE experience… Any work that you have done in schools, not many students do have this filled out but at times students may work at a school for various reasons Step 4: Tick the Schools that you are willing to go to CEO – Catholic Education Office, DET – Public Education Preferred Schools are PREFERENCES only. If you have a contact in a school place the details on the page Step 5 Please make sure you tick the right method of transportation. Record the station that you are going to start/ finish from You may need to travel up to 1 ½ hours each way Step 6 Other information that is useful Step 7 Special Consideration can cover a range of things. A representative from the Association of Independent schools will speak to students about how to register for jobs at independent schools and job opportunities in the private sector. This Thursday at 12 in the Mathews Theatre Aisha Pruze (Monday – Friday) ◦ Tel No. (+61 2) 9385 1950 Fax No. (+61 2) 9662 7314 Liz Maxwell (Monday and Tuesday) Tel No (+61 2) 9385 8507 Fax (as above) Email: [email protected] We will contact you via email/blackboard with all updated information. You can also check the notice board outside the office (GoodSell Rm 138) Please email the office if you would like to arrange a consultation time.