Using a planning cycle is a requirement of the National Quality Standard. It provides educators with some structure on how to collect data, interpret this data, plan for learning and then document the results. For many centres, there seems to be a disconnect between the various elements of the planning cycle. In addition, many centres can be collecting data and documenting in ways that do not feed back into future plans. This presentation will provide practical ways in integrating a cycle of planning into your setting. We will explore the various components related to planning for learning and identify what documents are needed and which are not.
Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Explain how the planning cycle operates in your setting
- Identify the various components of the planning cycle
- Articulate the different forms of documentation that connect to each part of the planning cycle
- Decide what kind of planning cycle works best in your centre
THE AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS
NSW: Completing this course – The Planning Cycle will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: APTS 6.2.2 & 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Other States: Completing this course – The Planning Cycle (6 hours) may be used as Teacher Identified Professional Development/Learning addressing: APTS 6.2.2 & 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.
AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARD DESCRIPTORS
- APTS 6.2.2: Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities
- APTS 6.3.2: Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice
THE NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD
This course aligns with:
- QA 1: Educational program and practice