Communication and Leadership

Effective communication is essential to success. Being a good leader is more than just communicating well. Refine your skills to achieve your potential and provide support to your colleagues.


Upcoming events

    • 26 October 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 November 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 69
    Register

    Full Program 

    (Sessions 1-4)

    Presented by Glen Pearsall, Chris Munro, Adrian Bertolini, Robin Adamson, Krys Hendrickson and Peter Hendrickson.

    The program will look at:

    This AEU program will assist you in developing and articulating your practice, in preparation for applying for a Learning Specialist position.

    The program involves four workshops across several weeks. 

    Session One - High Quality Classroom Practice presented by Glen Pearsall

      • 26 October, 9am-4pm. Attend either in person at the AEU Building Abbotsford, or online
    Session Two Coaching and Mentoring presented by Chris Munro
      • 2 Nov - choose either 4-6pm or 6:30-8:30pm session (online only)
    Session Three - Building a Professional Learning Community presented by Adrian Bertolini
      • 2 Nov - choose either 4-6pm or 6:30-8:30pm session (online only)
    • Session Four - Applying for the Learning Specialist Position
      • 9 Nov, 2pm-7pm. Attend in person at the AEU Building, Abbotsford
    • OR
      • 21 Nov, 2pm-7pm. Attend either in person at the AEU Building Abbotsford, or online 

    More detail about each course is below.

    High Quality Classroom Practice

    Presented by Glen Pearsall, 26 October (in person or live-streamed online)

    This session will review current thinking about high quality classroom practice. The review will build on the current DET Evidence Based Professional Learning Cycle that focuses on:

    • responding to students’ needs based on evidence
    • prompting and facilitating continued inquiry into teaching
    • evaluating the impact on students' learning.

    Comparisons will be drawn across a range of pedagogical approaches including Marzano, Visible Learning, Powerful Learning, Classroom Instruction that Works, Individual Learning Plans etc.

    Insights into evaluating the practice of peers and the tools that can be used to support constructive evaluations of teacher practice will also be explored.

    Throughout the day, participants will be asked to reflect on their current practice including:

    • what is the philosophical base for my practice?
    • can I describe the practice in detail?
    • what are my strengths and weaknesses as a classroom practitioner?

    Coaching and Mentoring

    Presented by Chris Munro, Growth Coaching International, 2 Nov (live-online)

    Part of the learning specialist’s role is to develop and oversee coaching and mentoring programs within the school. This online session is designed to introduce the idea of the coaching conversation to support learning specialists to more effectively support the development of others and enhance levels of motivation and commitment.

    Building a Professional Learning Community

    This course will be presented by Adrian Bertolini, Intuyu Consulting, 2 Nov (live-online)

    Participants will explore the importance of discovering operating preferences, strengths and blind spots, feedback and sharing a common language to help a team work more effectively. The focus can be described as moving from “What are we doing?” to “How are we doing?”. These are skills that a Learning Specialist will need to help focus a group or team on the performance and development goals for the school.

    The course will explore:

    • how to cause change and the influences on causing change in a school community
    • how to design a compelling vision for the focus area with the PLT team
    • how to unpack the current reality, potential causes and the future of the area of focus
    • self-assessing the strengths and areas of development of the PLT team
    • how to formulate an Action-Research Project for which the PLT will be the main drivers

    Applying for the Learning Specialist Position

    Presented by Robin Adamson and Krys Hendrickson, 9 Nov (AEU Building Abbotsford) or 21 Nov (live-streamed online or AEU Building Abbotsford).

    The course will explore:
    • how to address the key selection criteria for the Learning Specialist role
    • how to draft your cover letter, CV and application overall
    • the difference between applying for teaching roles and learning specialist roles
    • preparing for the interviewing (including time to practice
    • reviewing and revising your CV.

    It is recommended that all participants bring their CVs and any relevant documents as well as devices (eg laptops, ipads) on to work.

    Standards Covered

    6.3.4 Implement professional dialogue within the school or professional learning network(s) that is informed by feedback, analysis or current research and practice to improve educational outcomes of students.

    6.4.4 Advocate for, participate in and lead strategies to support high-quality professional learning opportunities for colleagues that focus on improved student learning.

    Pricing

    AEU members - $330

    non-AEU members - $1000

    • 26 October 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Presented by Michael Victory, TLN
    with Abbey Boyer, Kolbe College

    The program will look at:

    Recent research has highlighted the difference between being an experienced teacher and an expert teacher. An expert teacher will constantly integrate new knowledge and research into their existing practice. One of the roles for a leader is to support colleagues to continue to develop their teaching practice. This can present challenges for leaders working with experienced teachers. This course will explore strategies for developing skills with members in your team.


    Australian Professional Standards for
    Teachers

    6 Engage in professional learning
    6.1.2 Identify and plan professional learning needs
    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
    (Standard 7 descriptors not endorsed in NSW)
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150


      Completing this course will contribute 2 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 31 October 2017
    • 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 24
    Register

    Presented by Julie Duggan

    The program will look at:

    21st century leadership is about empowering your colleagues and building their capacity to grow, develop and shine. Julie, a successful preschool leader will share her insights into leading in an empowering way.

    Julie will look at:

    • Empowering people to bring their ideas
    • Making language accessible to all
    • Finding time to make improvements

    Standards Covered


    6 Engage in professional learning
    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
    6.4.2 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)

    7.1.2 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
    7.2.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 31 December 2017
    • 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online and AEU Building, Abbotsford, Victoria
    Register

    Coordinated by Michael Victory, Executive Officer, Teacher Learning Network

    This is the registration page for the Professional Certificate in Education Leadership

    The Professional Certificate in Education Leadership is designed as a qualification for aspiring, new and emerging leaders in schools. It is practical and focused on the school context. It is planned for you to complete the Certificate in a 12 month period

    To complete the Certificate you will be required to complete 16 hours of targeted leadership courses with TLN. There is one compulsory 2 hour module to be completed at the end of the Certificate. This is an online on-demand course. There are up to 15 electives available to you in 2017 (approx 25 hours of course work). 

    These are the steps in the enrolment process

    1. Enrol here for the Certificate.

    2. You will receive a confirmation email with an important link.

    3. Click that link and follow the instructions to register for the individual courses that you have chosen.

    4. You will be required to enter your email and password to register for courses - this is a member only program.

    5. You need to register for each individual course - this allows us to offer to you maximum flexibility across the whole Certificate.

    6. You will receive email reminders about each course for which you have registered.

    The courses are a combination of face to face, live online, and on-demand online. You are able to choose all online courses to complete the Certificate if travel to attend in person is not possible.

    For teachers and educators in NSW; all courses in the Certificate are registered with NESA (formerly BOSTES).

    Pricing

    The Professional Certificate in Education Leadership is only available to staff working in TLN member schools and individual TLN members. It is free for all of these members.  
    If your school is not a member return to the TLN homepage www.tln.org.au for information on how to join.

The TLN is supported by the AEU Victoria Branch and the IEU Victoria Tasmania Branch 

    

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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