Accreditation Agenda for Teachers conference

Professional Learning Major Events - 2009 Archive

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Friday 27 February 2009 8:30am–4pm

"Expectations exceeded. Much more aware of the context within which the accreditation agenda is working. Brilliant to hear others' experience. Many practical tips!" 2008 participant

This conference aims to support the work of school executive and teachers carrying a responsibility for New Scheme Teachers working towards accreditation and maintenance at Professional Competence, as well as those teachers with an interest in accreditation at the Institute's more advanced Key Stages of Accomplishment and Leadership.

Workshop topics will address:

  • Professional teacher accreditation/registration agendas and bodies – the present context and its implications
  • New South Wales Institute of Teachers (NSWIT) – its work and its responsibilities
  • Independent Schools Teacher Accreditation Authority (ISTAA) – its work and its responsibilities
  • Teacher Professional Standards Framework – structure and significance (NSWIT, ISTAA)
  • Accreditation requirements and processes for all Key Stages – Graduate Teacher, Professional Competence, Accomplishment and Leadership
  • Implications for schools – requirements, roles and responsibilities
  • Identification of and protocols for specific groups of teachers – New Scheme Teachers, Full-time Returning Teachers, Casual, Part-time & Temporary Returning Teachers, Transition Scheme Teachers and Existing Teachers
  • How the accreditation/registration process works and who to speak to about registration at NSWIT, including New Scheme Teacher (NST) Registry
  • Processes and procedures for implementing the NST accreditation program in schools – Starter Kits and Professional Learning Portfolios
  • Opportunities for teacher/school ongoing professional learning linked to the accreditation agenda, including Professional Accomplishment and Leadership
  • Intersections between schools' involvement with universities' teacher education programs and the in-service professional learning needs of teachers

Participants will work towards developing guidelines relevant to their own school's response and /or their own personal response to the accreditation requirements from the various accreditation agencies.

Academic Coordinators
Dr Di Bloomfield and Wendy Hollings

Individuals $200 / Groups $185 per person (GST inclusive)
Download a flyer and registration form (pdf)

Education Building (A35)
Manning Rd, The University of Sydney, Camperdown

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Registration enquiries
Please email , or phone 9351 6329