WHY PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NEEDS TO CHANGE
High quality, continuous professional learning is critical to keeping teachers’ skills and knowledge relevant and effective. But not all professional learning is equal. Passive, single-session professional learning that is not responsive to a school’s needs wastes time, money and effort, and has little impact on student learning.
The 2019 Victorian Auditor-General’s report reiterates this point in its findings, explaining that professional learning is too often “ineffective”, “once-off, generic events” occurring outside the classroom with “limited capacity to explore the diverse needs of every teacher”. The same report found that high-quality, continuous teacher-professional learning is critical to improve teachers’ confidence, competency, and capabilities over time.
AVID is committed to providing high quality professional learning. Our integrated professional learning system is based on the latest research and includes high-engagement teaching strategies that can be adapted to students from kindergarten to university. The structure and coherency of AVID’s professional learning system accelerates school improvement, teaching quality, and student learning outcomes.