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A Coaching Approach to Peer Observation

A Coaching Approach to Peer Observation
2 Non-Consecutive Days, With Observational Fieldwork

The Peer Observation program brings the simplicity of the GROWTH model to classroom teachers working collaboratively to enhance professional practice and improve student outcomes.

“Coaching is an important professional learning strategy that supports professional growth. Coaching can address a range of characteristics and developmental needs that contribute to the effectiveness of a teacher.”
Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

Who Is This Program Suitable For?

  • In-school coaches such as literacy coaches or mentors supporting early career teachers
  • Teachers working collaboratively in pairs

This program can be run within a school (minimum 12 participants) or within a community of schools. Individuals, pairs or small groups may wish to attend a public program - these are available in all regions. Refer to Current Workshops for dates.

Program Outcomes

The Peer Observation program is designed to:
  • Provide clarity about how to set up a coaching approach to peer observation to enhance student learning
  • Develop skills in the use of the GROWTH model in peer observation
  • Develop skills in giving and receiving feedback about teaching practice
  • Build knowledge and confidence to support teachers in analysing the observational data, setting professional learning goals, implementing the peer coaching process and sharing learning with colleagues

Program Structure

The Peer Observation program is delivered in three stages:
  • Day 1 Workshop (one day)
  • Observational fieldwork to be completed between first and second workshops
  • Day 2 Workshop (one day)

Alternatively, in WA, SA & NT this program can be delivered in a blended learning format with a 90-minute online module, observational fieldwork and a one-day workshop. This format is ideal for teachers based in remote areas.
A Coaching Approach to Peer Observation (Blended)
7.5 Registered PD hours


Contribution To Registered PD Hours


Completion of the two-day A Coaching Approach to Peer Observation program addresses the following domains and standards for Lead teacher from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers as published by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL): 1.2.4, 1.5.4, 2.1.4, 2.2.4, 2.5.4, 3.2.4, 3.3.4, 3.6.4, 4.2.4, 5.2.4, 5.4.4, 6.1.4, 6.2.4, 6.3.4, 6.4.4

The GCI A Coaching Approach to Peer Observation program takes account of AITSL’s resources http://www.toolkit.aitsl.edu.au/category/coaching-mentoring. It provides teachers with the skills and confidence to support their peers via self-directed peer coaching conversations linked to self-directed coaching approach to peer observation of classroom practice, while aligned with whole school focus areas.



In NSW completing the A Coaching Approach to Peer Observation two-day program will contribute to 12 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.2.4, 1.5.4, 2.1.4, 2.24, 2.5.4, 3.2.4, 3.3.4, 3.6.4, 4.2.4, 5.2.4, 5.4.4, 6.1.4, 6.2.4, 6.3.4, 6.4.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Lead Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Certificate

Upon completion you will receive a GCI certificate of participation. You may also wish to add the program to your LinkedIn qualifications.

 

Fee

$630* + GST
*Discounts are available for organisations who wish to run this program in-house
(Max 24 Participants)

Your fee includes:
  • 2-Day Workshop
  • Participant Workbook

This fee excludes:
  • GST

Minimum Entry Requirements

Participants should presently in a role in an educational organisation (including school, university, TAFE, related Head Office role or other private or government education institutions) or a not-for-profit organisation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to be a teacher to do this program?
    No, this program is suitable for anyone working collaboratively in pairs.
  • Will I need to work with a partner in this program?
    Yes, this program requires working with a partner, ideally someone in the same or similar position from your own school. If you are attending a public workshop however, you may not have a partner – in this case you will be paired with someone else on the program.
  • I am not sure I can commit to both workshop dates (two days in total)?
    Participants are required to commit to the entire program – including attendance at all workshop days on the nominated dates. If you think that your participation may clash with other commitments, it is strongly recommended to re-enrol into another program, to ensure minimum disruption to other participants. For more details, consult our ‘Terms and Conditions’ below.

Terms and Conditions

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