$12.5m professional development program
PUBLIC school teachers starting their careers will receive greater support as part of a new $12.5 million professional development program introduced by the South Australian Government.
Teachers in their first two years of employment will receive access to a suite of new online learning opportunities and resources, mentoring support from an experienced teacher, and extra release time to attend face-to-face workshops.
A wide range of areas are covered in the program to accelerate graduate teacher development and provide an introduction to departmental policy and the resources used by Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) teachers.
Building on DECD’S Teaching for Impact strategy to develop a strong teaching workforce, the new program will help teachers achieve their full registration by moving from the ‘graduate’ to ‘proficient’ career stage by the end of the two year program.