“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.”

2019 Victorian Auditor-General

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.

AVID’s PROFESSIONAL LEARNING MAKES A DIFFERENCE

AVID’s professional learning is designed to meet the needs of each individual school, teacher and student, no matter the context. Whether you’re a new graduate or experienced teacher, the AVID system can help you to grow and reach your potential as an educator that changes lives. We help schools to build a positive school culture that supports leadership and teachers and ultimately student learning.

OUR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IS:
  • based on proven instructional practices
  • continuous and provides ongoing support
  • practical and interactive
  • customised and contextualised.

“For so many years, I have attended this event and have felt inspired to do better, be better, teach better for the students in my care from fellow presenters. It was an absolute joy and pleasure to now be that person for others, facilitating a workshop I am passionate about, to inspire the development of future pathways of our students.”

Teacher Workshop FacilitatorPerth Path 2020
OUR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING MODEL CONTAINS THREE-LEVELS TO BUILD AND SUPPORT A CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROCESS:
1

Individual upskilling of teacher’s capabilities, confidence, and competence at our professional learning events. These events run over two to three days and use an immersive model where the teacher becomes a student in the classroom.
2

Coaching for schools to take on greater responsibility for developing and delivering their own professional learning modules. This enables schools to be proactive and address new needs as they arise. AVID Australia Education Coordinators support schools in this venture as they further develop their staff and resources.
3

A minimum of two days of professional learning to be delivered by AVID Australia at every school site, every year. These sessions are customised to meet the specific context of your school supported by ongoing coaching with the AVID Education Coordinators throughout the year.