Transition to professional practice

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Transition to professional practice

  1. 1. Transition to Professional Practice Paul Merriweather BECE Holmesglen. 15/8/2013. merriweather.paul.m@edumail.vic.gov.au !1
  2. 2. Introduction • Finding a Job • Induction • Curriculum planning • Mentoring • Communication • Professional Learning Network • VIT Standards • How to survive your first week • Three fundamental principles !2
  3. 3. Finding the right Teaching Job • FInd a Job - Government • MySchool Website • Independent Schools - Find a Job • Key Selection Criteria - Vic Gov • Applying for Positions - DEECD !3
  4. 4. Induction • Get to know staff and team • Finding your way around • Gaining access to the tools • DEECD - Induction for Beginning Teachers !4
  5. 5. Curriculum Planning • The first day team building • Planning curriculum in teams • School planners • Work program • Assessment folder • AusVels • DEECD Website !5
  6. 6. Mentoring • Additional time (APT) • Mentoring program • NCIPP Clip • You drive the support you need - "Gain So Fast" handout • DEECD Program !6
  7. 7. Communication • Role with parents • Staff meetings - 2/3 per week • Emails • Intranet • Learning Management System - Compass, like Moodle, like Schoology • Lines of accountability !7
  8. 8. Professional Learning Networks • Twitter- follow • scoop.it - aggregate • Edublogs.org- reflective portfolio • Learnist !8
  9. 9. VIT Standards • Guiding standard to ensure accountability and quality in teaching • VIT Standards !9
  10. 10. Surviving - First Week • Visit school before starting date • Read school policies, handbook • Be organised and well prepared • Get to school early • Don't be afraid to ask for help • Prioritise tasks • Know your personal limits • Celebrate small achievements • Build a support system !10
  11. 11. Three Fundamental Principles • Nurture and Challenge • Care with Humanity and Sensitivity • Maximise their Potential • HATTIE,J. Visible Learning (2009) p. 261 !11

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