John Curtin College of the Arts is proud to be a part of the Teacher Development intiative. Our college joins this initiative with classes in Science and the Arts. Cath Morritt, Nathan Curnow, Ashleigh Crawford and Judy Hendrickse attended a conference today for TDSs.
The Teacher Development Schools (TDSs) initiative acknowledges teachers learn best from other teachers. TDSs share their expertise and classroom innovation across schools, networks and professional learning communities. Teachers and schools can access a range of practical support for whole school planning, teaching, learning and assessment.
In 2016–2017, TDSs provide tailored professional learning to best meet the needs and context of teachers across schools, networks and regions.
TDSs provide state-wide support to:
- implement the Western Australian Curriculum
- implement the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care
- improve teaching and learning practices in Kindergarten to Year 12 classrooms, including explicit instruction of literacy and numeracy
- collaborate to improve teaching and learning practices in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education
- support the successful transition of students into secondary schooling
- cater for multi-age classrooms
- raise standards of achievement of Aboriginal students
- maximise the number of students who leave school eligible for university or having completed vocational qualifications
- meet the requirements of WACE 2016.
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