Professional learning at the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership

Access the Academy’s diverse and inspiring range of professional learning programs for teachers and school leaders.

Wednesday, 30 August 2023 at 12:00 am
Professional learning at the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership

Excellent leadership is not just for those in formal leadership positions – it is something everyone can aspire to and work towards, no matter their career stage.

The Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership (the Academy) has many professional learning opportunities for teachers and school leaders to develop their leadership skills, including Master Trainer Programs.

2024 Master Trainer Programs

The below Master Trainer Programs provide educators with the skills to influence and lead from any level along with access to the latest evidence-informed research to apply in the classroom.

Literacy master trainers and numeracy master trainers

Participants in these programs will develop a deep understanding of effective literacy or numeracy practice, helping them to become master trainers and lead program improvements in their school.

Speaking about the literacy program, one teacher participant noted the program’s comprehensive approach to giving educators a well-rounded understanding of literacy instruction.

‘It covers a wide range of topics, including reading comprehension strategies, writing instruction techniques, phonics and phonemic awareness and vocabulary development,’ the teacher said.

The programs are suitable for school leaders, experienced teachers or system leaders. Programs commence in Term 1, 2024, and will be delivered over 3 months. Fees are fully subsidised.

For further information and to apply, refer to:

Inspire facilitator training

Be empowered to identify and build the leadership capacity of emerging leaders in your local area and extend yourself as a leader of professional learning.

As an Inspire facilitator, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the mindsets and behaviours of future school leaders and inspiring the next generation of educational change makers.

This program is suitable for experienced principals, system leaders and assistant principals. For further information and to apply, refer to Inspire: Facilitator Training.

Academy leadership programs

Follow the links below to learn more about these professional learning opportunities, including costs, dates, registration, time commitment, delivery mode and more information.

Thought leadership series

From August 2023 to November 2023, these free webinars will showcase nationally and internationally renowned thought leaders in education, such as Helen Street, Peter DeWitt, James Nottingham and Bruce Armstrong, who will share the latest research, big ideas and innovation.

Learn new skills, practise techniques and strategies to enhance student engagement, lead school improvement and positively impact student outcomes.

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Australian instructional coaching institute with Jim Knight

From Monday 18 to Friday 22 September 2023, this highly anticipated 5-day event will feature renowned educational leader Jim Knight.

Deepen your understanding of instructional coaching process and practices and elevate your skills. Learn how to cultivate essential communication skills for healthy or purposeful conversations, deepen engagement in the classroom, and effectively use coaching tools and resources.

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Leading quality conversations

From Monday 9 October 2023, enhance your leadership skills by learning to lead quality conversations that solve complex problems while building and maintaining trust.

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Coaching with confidence

From Tuesday 10 October 2023, grow leadership capacity and performance and strengthen professional skills by coaching your team.

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Lead, empower and thrive with emotional intelligence

From Thursday 19 October 2023, learn how to enhance culture and wellbeing at your school through emotionally intelligent leadership. Improve your self-awareness and how you connect, communicate and influence others.

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Clarity learning suite

Through on-demand learning, this suite will help you to develop your ability as a teacher or leader to increase student achievement and growth in an ongoing, sustainable way.

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Harvard data-wise Australia

Registrations and expressions of interest now open for this world-leading program designed for school teams to drive effective collaboration, so every student thrives. Engage in learning the Harvard data-wise improvement process an 8-step model, guiding teams to work collaboratively, leveraging evidence-based analysis.

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For more professional learning opportunities, refer to the Academy website.

For further enquiries, contact the Academy's program and participant support team:

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