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Professional development

High-quality professional development (PD) helps teachers to continuously improve and maintain their teaching practice and develop their careers.

BOSTES presents a range of Quality Teaching Council (QTC) accredited training through hands-on workshops and online courses via BOSTES Learning.

BOSTES also coordinates a rigorous process of endorsing providers. More information about professional development providers is available on the Teacher Accreditation website.

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Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW is endorsed to provide QTC Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher and Highly Accomplished Teacher.

Available workshops and courses:


Consistent Teacher Judgement workshops

The Consistent Teacher Judgement workshop is designed to enhance teacher understanding of the standards-referenced framework which underpins curriculum development, assessment and reporting in NSW. It will assist teachers by examining assessment best practices, refining teachers’ skills in achieving consistent judgements and grade allocation, as well as empowering schools to lead learning within their own school.

These workshops are for classroom teachers from Year 1 to Year 11 and school executive staff.

BOSTES Liaison Officers will be conducting Consistent Teacher Judgement workshops across NSW throughout Term 3.

Date and time:         
Various dates and times across the state

Location:                  
Various locations across the state

Duration:       
3 hours
Completion contributes 3 hours of QTC Registered PD towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Cost:                         
Free but numbers are limited.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
5.3.2, 6.2.2 and 6.3.2

Register for this event through Eventbrite.

CONSISTENT TEACHER JUDGEMENT WORKSHOPS TERM 3, 2016
NORTH COAST REGION
Lennox HeadLennox Head Public School9 August9.30am - 12.30pmRegister with Eventbrite
Coffs HarbourSt John Paul College23 August9.30am - 12.30pmRegister with Eventbrite
Port MacquarieNewman Senior Technical College7 September12:30pm - 3.30pmRegister with Eventbrite
BulahdelahBulahdelah Central School8 September11.00am - 2.00pmRegister with Eventbrite

WESTERN REGION

BathurstNSW Government Building2 August9.30am - 12.30pmRegister with Eventbrite
MudgeeMudgee High School9 August9.30am -12.30pmRegister with Eventbrite
ForbesRed Bend Catholic College16 August9.30am - 12.30pmRegister with Eventbrite

SOUTH COAST REGION

Port KemblaFive Islands Secondary College26 July3.30pm - 6.30pmRegister with Eventbrite
Glenfield DEC Glenfield5 August3.30pm – 6.30pmRegister with Eventbrite
BatehavenBatemans Bay High School11 August3.30pm – 6.30pmRegister with Eventbrite
IllawongMenai High School17 August3.30pm - 6.30pmRegister with Eventbrite

NORTH WEST REGION

GunnedahGunnedah High School2 August3.30pm - 6.30pmRegister with Eventbrite
MoreeSt Philomena’s School3 August3.30pm - 6.30pm

Register with Eventbrite

InverellInverell Public School23 August3.30pm - 6.30pmRegister with Eventbrite

HUNTER/CENTRAL COAST REGION

 
WadalbaWadalba Community School5 August9.00am - 12.00pmRegister with Eventbrite
NewcastleDEC Building10 August12.00pm - 3.00pmRegister with Eventbrite
BeresfieldFrancis Greenway High School18 August2.30pm - 5.30pmRegister with Eventbrite

METROPOLITAN REGION

SydneyBOSTES Office 16 August1.30pm - 4.30pmRegister with Eventbrite
Hornsby Hornsby Girls’ High School25 August 9.00am – 12.00pm Register with Eventbrite
Sydney BOSTES Office 8 September 1.30pm - 4.30pm Register with Eventbrite

RIVERINA REGION

 
Wagga WaggaThe Riverina Anglican College1 August3.30pm - 6.30pm Register with Eventbrite
YassYass High School16 August3.30pm - 6.30pmRegister with Eventbrite

NAPLAN Persuasive Writing online course

Gain insight into the NAPLAN persuasive writing paper marking process with this on-demand video-based course delivered via BOSTES Learning. In your own time, complete each of the 10 training units, which follow the marking criteria outlined in the Writing marking guide. Each unit concludes with an exercise to mark scripts which consolidate what you have learned.  Successful completion of the last assessment task unit contributes 12 hours of accredited training. Sit the course individually, work through it in small stage teams or faculty groups, or incorporate it into staff development events.

Duration:
12 hours (at own pace)

Completion contributes 12 hours of QTC Registered PD Teachers towards maintaining Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Cost:
Free
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
5.3.2, 6.3.2
Sign up:
Sign in to BOSTES Learning with your BOSTES Teacher Number or create a BOSTES Learning account.

HSC Drama Practical Marking Day

Designed for teachers of HSC Drama, this accredited workshop focuses on the individual project in the areas of Critical Analysis, Design, Scriptwriting and Video Drama. Choose from one of these areas and learn from experienced senior markers how to apply the marking guidelines consistently. Using the 2016 benchmark projects, see the variety of ways in which students approach their individual projects. You will have an opportunity to ask questions of the senior markers and engage in discussion on critical components of the assessment process with colleagues from other schools across the state.

Date and time:
TBA
Location:
Sydney Showground, Homebush Bay, Sydney
Cost:
TBA
Duration:
3.5 hours

Completion contributes 3.5 hours of QTC Registered PD Teachers towards maintaining Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
5.1.3, 5.3.3, 6.2.3, 6.3.3, 6.4.3

HSC Music Composition Practical Marking Day

Designed for teachers of HSC Music, this accredited workshop provides an opportunity to learn about the marking of Music compositions on location at the marking centre. Senior markers will go through the marking criteria using the 2016 benchmark compositions, and participants will have an opportunity to view, listen, discuss and ‘mark’ these works. Senior markers will also give advice on assisting students and on monitoring the development of their compositions.

Date and time:
TBA
Location:
Rosehill Gardens, Sydney
Duration:
3.5 hours

Completion contributes 3.5 hours of QTC Registered PD Teachers towards maintaining Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Cost:
TBA
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
5.1.3, 5.3.3, 6.2.3, 6.3.3, 6.4.3

HSC Textiles and Design Practical Marking Sessions

Designed for teachers of HSC Textiles and Design, this accredited workshop engages in hands-on simulation of the HSC marking process, most particularly the application of the marking kit to ensure valid and reliable results. Be exposed to projects across a range of focus areas, and learn how valid marking practices can be applied consistently when the techniques required for the various projects differ. Learn strategies for effectively monitoring students during the development of their major design project, and ask questions of experienced teachers and markers of Textiles and Design.

Date and time:
TBA
Location:
Sydney Showground, Homebush Bay, Sydney
Duration:
2.5 hours

Completion contributes 2.5 hours of QTC Registered PD Teachers towards maintaining Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Cost:
TBA
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
5.1.3, 5.3.3, 6.2.3, 6.3.3, 6.4.3

HSC Visual Arts Practical Marking Day

This accredited event is designed for teachers of HSC Visual Arts. Learn from experienced senior markers how to apply the marking guidelines consistently. You will be taken through a range of works from all of the expressive forms, and have an opportunity to see the variety of techniques that students employ in their bodies of work. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the senior markers and engage in discussion on critical components of the assessment process with colleagues from other schools across the state.

Date and time:
TBA
Location:
Sydney Showground, Homebush Bay, Sydney
Duration:
4 hours

Completion contributes 4 hours of QTC Registered PD Teachers towards maintaining Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Cost:
TBA
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
5.1.3, 5.3.3, 6.2.3, 6.3.3, 6.4.3

Start a course in the BOSTES online learning portal BOSTES Learning, or find out how to become an endorsed provider on the BOSTES Teacher Accreditation website.

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