Continuing Professional Development
What is Professional Development?
Professional development strengthens your knowledge base and supports your commitment to effective teaching and learning. It allows you to build and refresh your skills and to participate actively in your career development. You should have access to, and engage in, high quality professional development for the whole of your teaching career.
What is the Institute’s role?
The Institute is required to advise the Minister for Education and Training on:
the conditions and criteria for continuing accreditation and the requirements for continuing professional development
the approval of providers, courses and programs that are relevant for the purpose of accreditation.
The Institute will provide teachers with advice about the provision of professional development. This support focuses on identifying course and program availability, quality and appropriateness. Relevant research concerning continuing professional development will also be identified.
The information about professional development collected by the Institute will assist in the planning of courses or programs. This will also give the opportunity to raise the standard of professional development for the benefit of teaching and learning in NSW.
The activities that this area of the Institute is undertaking are:
Teacher Professional Development Participation Log
teacher evaluation of courses and programs
endorsement of continuing professional development providers
registration of courses and programs.
Pilot Review of Institute Endorsed Providers of Professional Development
In 2011, the Institute of Teachers conducted a pilot review of Institute Endorsed Providers of Professional Development. The summary report of the pilot review is available here.