Which PD is right for me?

The professional development that suits you will depend on your current experience, skills, knowledge, needs and time available.

Mishra & Koehler (2006) developed a framework to categorise the types of knowledge teachers need (see diagram).

The professional development opportunities offered by the Teaching and Learning Centre  will develop your Pedagogical Knowledge (PK), Technological knowledge (TK) and Technological pedagogical knowledge (TPK).

Explore the following definitions to understand these further.

If you prefer videos, watch TPACK in 2 minutes (Candace 2013) or read more about TPACK.

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Where are you on the continuum?

Explore the following characters and be guided in suggested opportunities to develop your Technological knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge and Technological pedagogical knowledge.

Knowledge of teaching and learning

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Novice

Common characteristics:

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Suggested professional development:

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Proficient

Common characteristics:

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Suggested professional development:

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Experienced

Common characteristics:

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Digital literacy

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Novice

Common characteristics:

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Suggested professional development:

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Proficient

Common characteristics:

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Suggested professional development:

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Experienced

Common characteristics:

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Suggested professional development:

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Professional development and the ACU Teaching Criteria and Standards Framework

The following gives a brief outline, as to which professional development offerings match the ACU Teacher Criteria and Standards Framework.

For further information see:

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Criteria Suggested professional development
Criteria 1: Design and planning of learning activities
Criteria 2: Teaching and supporting student learning
Criteria 3: Assessment and giving feedback to students on their learning
Criteria 4: Developing effective learning environments, student support and guidance
Criteria 5: Integration of scholarship, research and professional activities with teaching and in support of student learning
Criteria 6: Evaluation of practice and continuing professional development
Criteria 7: Professional and personal effectiveness

References

TPACK, including: Mishra & Koehler (2006). Technological pedagogical content knowledge: A framework for teacher knowledge. Teachers College Record, 108(6), 1017-1054.