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2016 TeachConnect presentation for QUT teachers

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QUT TeachConnect Presentation, August 26th, 2016.
This presentation gives a rationale for TeachConnect and its value for preservice teachers in creating a personal learning network.

Instructions for logging on to TeachConnect are included: http://www.teachconnect.edu.au

Presenters: Nick Kelly and Steven Kickbusch
Lecturer: Peter O'Brien
Location: QUT, Kelvin Grove

Published in: Education
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2016 TeachConnect presentation for QUT teachers

  1. 1. August 2016
  2. 2. An online community to support pre-service teachers in the transition through practicum and into early career. What is TeachConnect?
  3. 3. Personal Learning Network (PLN) “everything & everyone that you look to when you need to know something about being a teacher” • Who do you connect with? • What do you connect with? • When do you connect? • Where do you connect? • Why do you connect?
  4. 4. Community Q&A Growing Knowledge database Answering questions Sharing resources Giving adviceKnowledge never lost Helping one another A space for Community Knowledge Sharing where teachers help one another Shared knowledge is easily accessible to the rest of the wider community.
  5. 5. A space for deep reflection upon teaching practice. Pre-service and Early-career teachers are mentored by experienced teachers. Mentorship Circles Small Private Trusted Stable
  6. 6. Your Student email address i.e. joe.bloggs@connect.qut.edu.au password (you should change this straight away)
  7. 7. Time to explore TeachConnect and your Mentorship Circle “There is no down side to asking”” “There are no wrong answers – just different opinions” The more you contribute, the more you get.
  8. 8. Standard Description 6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in identifying professional learning needs. 6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning Demonstrate an understanding of the rationale for continued professional learning and the implications for improved student learning. 7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities Understand and apply the key principles described in codes of ethics and conduct for the teaching profession. 7.3 Engage with parents/carers Understand strategies for working effectively, sensitively and confidentially with parents/carers. 7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities Understand the role of external professionals and community representatives in broadening teachers’ professional knowledge and practice. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)
  9. 9. Exporting Evidence for Graduate Portfolio
  10. 10. One of the things I've found is that if any one of a group of people with similar problems asks a question there's a good chance that the question will reflect some of the thinking of their peers. - Myles Horton
  11. 11. Steven Kickbusch Steven.Kickbusch@qut.edu.au Contact us Nick Kelly Nick.Kelly@qut.edu.au

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