New PD opportunities

Kathy Deacon
Director, Centre for Professional Learning

New creative arts, literacy and science education courses will be presented by the University of Sydney in partnership with the Centre for Professional Learning (CPL) during semester 2.

Each course has been developed by the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Embedding the Creative Arts in the Primary Curriculum course, for K–6 teachers, will be presented by Professor Robyn Ewing. She is the Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts and Acting ProDean. Professor Ewing teaches in the areas of curriculum, English and drama with both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Middle Years: Meeting Syllabus Requirements in Stages 3 and 4 will be presented by Bill Spence. He is Lecturer — Teaching Focused in the Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching programs, and has a wealth of experience across a variety of education contexts.

Australian Curriculum: Preparing to Implement the New Science K–6 Syllabus in 2014/2015 will be presented by Dr Christine Preston and Dr Louise Sutherland. Dr Preston has taught science in NSW schools at both at the secondary and primary level. She has experience as a science teacher education lecturer in early childhood, primary and secondary science. Dr Sutherland is a Senior Lecturer, Division of Undergraduate and Pre-service Programs, the Program Director of the Master of Teaching Secondary and the Coordinator Science Curriculum K–12.

The University of Sydney is endorsed provider with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) for these courses and each course will count towards five hours for maintenance of accreditation at Proficient Teacher level.

All financial members of Federation are eligible to apply to attend Centre for Professional Learning courses. Members are able to access course information and enrol in courses at the CPL website. See program details for semester 2.