Impactful professional learning meets the school at the point of need and is most effective when embedded into teacher practice. In this presentation, Kim will speak to recent examples of professional learning partnerships between Macquarie University and two allied secondary schools. In both examples, programs of professional learning were designed in response to school identified needs with the delivery of the professional learning activities embedded within the host school’s context. There is great benefit in school-university professional learning partnerships. School-university collaborations recognise that well-rounded teacher preparation and development requires both academic and in-practice support. When University Educators join with School Educators, professional learning is contextualised, relevant and pertinent to teacher practice. School-university partnerships that function as professional learning communities enhance the potential gains to student learning outcomes.
17 Aug 2021
International Professional Development Association