Presented by: Anna Bennett
Teacher PD Event Information: 6 Teacher PD Hours
Middle leaders are critical to school improvement; unlike principals, who are strategically positioned to set the direction for a school, middle leaders are also influential because of their close proximity to classroom practice. Middle leaders typically lead an aspect of teaching and learning across the school, monitor and evaluate performance, and lead and build teams that implement change. They can help to create a focus on learning and contributing to the culture that supports it. However, Helen Timperley has noted that teachers’ discomfort assuming the role of expert, and their diffidence about providing feedback to others teachers and identifying areas for further learning highlight the importance of professional development strategies that enable teachers to learn how to foster and sustain teacher leadership.
(Professional Practice and Performance for Improved Learning: Professional Learning and Support for School Leaders and Teachers May 2014)
This quote highlights the changing role of the Middle Leader and the emerging skill set that is required to lead teacher growth. This workshop aims to up skill current and aspiring middle leaders.
Teachers will gain a greater understanding that;
- Effective Professional Learning meetings need to have norms and protocols.
- Teachers are learners and like all learners they learn differently and come to the table with different experience and expertise.
- There are some guiding principles around influencing and coaching others.
|30th November, 2017|
|9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)|
|Target Audience - Current and Aspiring Middle Leaders.|
|$306.90 GST Incl.|
About the Presenter
Anna Bennett has been an education consultant working in schools and organisations for the last eight years. Her passions and expertise include gifted education, professional learning cultures, beginner teachers and formative assessment. Previous to this she was College Head of Professional Development at a multi campus independent school and instigated the development of the gifted program in the middle school. Over the last 20 years Anna has held a variety of teaching and leadership positions at both the Primary and Secondary level.