Education and Arts
30 teachers and school leaders will complete the ACUMentoring Mentoring Pre-service Teachers professional development program in July this year. This Australian Catholic University initiative supports mentor teachers who play a significant role in the learning and development of graduate teachers. This initiative is funded by the Victorian Department of Education as part of their commitment to the enhancement of teacher quality.
Educators from the North-West ACU Teaching Academy, will be the first educators to become accredited ACU pre-serve teacher mentors. The professional development explores the mentoring knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their important role as partners in teacher education with the ACU Faculty of Education and the Arts
Delivered over a two day intensive this face to face ACUMentoring professional development will equip mentor teachers to support the professional growth of pre-service teachers. The 12 hour program can be utilised as continuing professional development required for teacher registration.
The innovative professional development program uses video narrative and case study to illustrate key concepts and mentoring skills.
Mentoring Pre-service Teachers will be delivered by Dr Joanna Barbousas the Director of ACUMentoring based at the Melbourne ACU Campus. Dr Barbousas commented, "I see this as a valuable opportunity to give back to the teachers that play such an important role in teacher education and the preparation of our graduates".
For more information about ACUMentoring face to face professional development opportunities email. ACUMentoring@acu.edu.au