The Centre for Professional Learning (CPL) will continue to expand professional support for teachers in 2016.
Courses to be offered will continue to concentrate on the continuing rollout of the new NSW syllabuses aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Additionally, the CPL program will contain course offerings that cover other parts of the curriculum and perspectives including the creative and performing arts, Aboriginal education, educational leadership, support for students with special needs and support for early career teachers.
Many of the popular 2015 courses will be offered once again, including the major English conference, which is scheduled for term 3.
Federation Representatives and all schools will receive detailed information about the 2016 courses and CPL events in the months to come.
Members will be able to apply for courses and conferences and make any enquiries through the Centre’s website. In 2016, the fee of $150 will continue to apply to courses and conferences except those dedicated to early career teachers where the fee will be waived. In the usual fashion, schools are asked to meet the relief costs incurred by teachers attending their professional learning courses. All financial members of the NSW Teachers Federation are eligible to apply to attend CPL courses. Courses are registered and accredited by the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) and all time at courses counts fully for maintenance of accreditation at Proficient Teacher.