Teacher professional development enables the continuation of learning. It is an important way for teachers to grow their skills and ultimately boost student outcomes.
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Research has shown that there are 7 key elements to effective Professional Development including:
- Content focused
- Incorporates active learning
- Supports collaboration
- Uses models and modeling of effective practice
- Provides coaching and expert support
- Offers opportunities for feedback and reflection
- Is of sustained duration
Effective training programs incorporate a combination of these elements.
During each maintenance period NSW teachers need to complete at least 100 hours of Professional Development. For all teachers, the balance of hours required to meet the minimum 100 hours can be any combination of NESA Registered PD, Teacher Identified PD (TIPD) and Professional Commitment activities.