$12.5m pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment pro­gram

The Australian Education Reporter - - NEWS: WA/SA -

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.

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