Helen Hardy

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning.

6.1 Use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and advice from colleagues to identify and plan professional learning needs.

Professional pathways

An important part of my profession is undertaking the Teacher Performance and Development Plan.

I work with my supervisor to identify areas of my teaching that are my strengths as well as areas that need development in relation to the Professional Teaching Standards.

Being asked by my mentor to model for her class. The mentee becomes the mentor!!!


6.2 Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.

As part of the Curriculum team I have been involved in discussion regarding planning the kindergarten rubric. This document has been designed and will be tested and implemented to ensure a whole team approach.

I have also participated in the Fresh Tastes PD to ensure a school wide approach to implementing Healthy eating, Writers Workshop and Learning Walks.


6.3 Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.

I participate in PLC each week to discuss planning. I also meet with my mentor regularly to discuss aspects of teaching and areas that I feel need improvement.

I have also participated in Learning Walks in which I was able to observe other educators and take on board their ideas. During their visits to observe my teaching practices I have been able to use feedback to improve and adapt my teaching.


6.4 Undertake professional learning programs designed to address identified student learning needs.

Each year I undertake a minimum of 20 hours professional learning in the way of on line courses, readings and attend professional development courses.

Observation report from Annie Wild, Executive Teacher 20/7/2017.