From the CEO's desk... 

The ongoing learning of teachers is essential. We know that teacher quality is the biggest in-school determinant of student achievement but we also know that great teaching doesn’t just happen! It takes effort, trial and error, and critically; it takes high quality professional learning.

Evidence tells us that professional learning for teachers makes the biggest difference when it is sustained, job-embedded and collegiate. When these conditions are met, educators have the greatest opportunities to maximise their students’ achievement.

Read Lisa's full blog on our website

High quality professional learning national dialogue

On Wednesday 14 December, AITSL hosted over 100 participants in a national forum with a focus on finding practical solutions for three cohorts of teachers who have particular challenges in accessing high-quality professional learning: 

  • Early childhood
  • Rural/remote
  • Casual/relief teachers

Our next steps are to analyse the outcomes and identify solutions for these groups. Watch this space for updates!

Catch up on the day on Twitter

Annual Report

AITSL’s Annual Report for 2017–18 is now available. Curious about all of the work AITSL does behind the scenes? This PDF dives into our guiding principles, our projects, and our financial reports.
Find case studies on online initial teacher education, the Australian Teacher Workforce Data Strategy, and the Leading for Impact guidelines.

Download our Annual Report here

Are you a teacher who also leads?

Do you lead a team? Manage a budget? Coach colleagues? Help coordinate professional learning?
Watch this short video to see how using the Principal Standard together with the Teacher Standards can help to develop your leadership. Learn how to strengthen your leadership skills and make sure your career heads in a direction you’re happy with.

Watch the video and access resources here

Teacher self-assessment tool

Teachers – looking for help identifying strengths and areas for growth?
The Teacher Self-Assessment Tool will point you in the right direction. Join over 36,000 teachers in using the Teacher Self-Assessment Tool to improve your practice.
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