Teacher intensive: ARTEXPRESS 2019
Professional learning for secondary teachers
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Joining the dots: Understanding the triangulation of teacher, student and community wellbeing in supporting and improving learning and teaching outcomes.
There is evidence that shows the importance of connected wellbeing in school communities that include students, teachers and families as active participants in education. Over recent years there has been a strong focus on student wellbeing and its link to greater student engagement in learning and schooling more broadly. However there has not been as much of a focus on the wellbeing of teachers. This keynote presentation will highlight the triangulation of teacher, student and community wellbeing in supporting and improving learning and teaching outcomes. It will provide some key strategies for teachers to enhance their wellbeing and in turn improve their teacher self-efficacy. Attention will be given to the various policy and programs that surround student wellbeing as a starting point for professional conversations within a community of practice. The NSW Department of Education Wellbeing Framework for Schools document provides the basis of this keynote presentation. This document states that it has long been acknowledged that wellbeing is more than the absence of physical or psychological illness. In very broad terms, wellbeing can be described as the quality of a person’s life. Choice is important because it impacts positively on a student’s learning and engagement in schooling. It contributes to enhanced motivation, interest and commitment to tasks. The provision of choice supports self-regulation, self-discipline and achievement. When students have choice and opportunities to engage in activities that are of interest and value to them, their wellbeing is enhanced. This keynote will provide the opportunity for teachers to reflect on their context and to develop a self-wellbeing plan to employ in their own classroom.
About the Speaker
Dr Iain Hay has over 30 years of experience working across early childhood, primary and secondary in various education sectors including Catholic, independent/private and government schools in Queensland, NSW and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) as well as in tertiary sectors in Australia, Canada and China. He has been an educator, curriculum developer, policy advisor, public servant, standards analyst, researcher and academic. Iain’s PhD research formed the basis of the ACT Government’s establishment of a $14.5M purpose built education centre for young parents and their children. Currently, Iain is in an executive leadership role as Director, Professional Learning and Engagement in the Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University which requires him to develop and foster strategic relationships with various institutions, key stakeholders, schools, government and industry. Iain teaches in the areas of professional experience, teaching performance assessment, quality teaching and learning.
The Art Gallery of NSW is endorsed to provide QTC Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level. Completing the Teacher Intensive will contribute 4 hours of QTC addressing 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Accreditation in NSW.
Image: Mer Kalo, Wyndham College The brown paper bag text (detail), ARTEXPRESS 2019 © the artist