PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Professional Learning at Oaklands School happens in many different ways and does involve being flexible and being a self-motivated learner.  It also involves having a school culture where all classrooms are open and where coaching and learning by and with staff is the norm.

Professional Learning happens in many different ways.  These include:

-School wide professional development programmes-Teacher Only Days, Outside Facilitators to meet the school’s Strategic Goals based on student achievement

Individual courses identified as part of the  school’s Charter

-Professional Readings-as life-long learners teachers are required to read articles on best practice, trends that are significant for teaching and learning.

-Professional Learning Groups-these provide teachers an opportunity to link their own teaching practice to the school’s Strategic Goals and Annual Plan.  Teachers are required to  develop a Teacher Inquiry based on an Action Research model to reflect on their own teaching practice and the impact on student achievement.

- Participation in peer coaching programmes to enable teachers to visit and observe others teaching in a supportive  environment and share next steps in learning.

-Learning Conversations-within teams and across the school to discuss student achievement and next steps.

-WHAT HAS BEEN THE IMPACT OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ON YOUR TEACHING PRACTICE?

please comment on your professional development, professional readings and any other reflections for you as a learner.