Teachers Professional Learning

 29 January 2017 ASCC Teachers Meeting & Training

Time: 1:45 pm for 2:00 pm-5:30pm

Date: 29 January 2017 Sunday

Venue: Meeting Room 6, Level 1, Griffin Centre, Canberra City, ACT 2601

Topic: Meet challenge and Improve teaching.

Attendees: ASCC teachers, teacher candidates, teacher-in-training, teacher’s assistant and volunteers.

12 March 2016 Teachers Professional Learning

This is a 6 hours TQI accredited Program sponsored by the Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs, State Council of China, and supported by the ACT Chinese Teachers Network and ACT Chinese Teachers Society.

This program covers Chinese cultures, Chinese medicine and language teaching, delivered by three experts in the areas. It intends to enhance teachers’ knowledge and understanding of Chinese cultures, Chinese medicine, their roles in Chinese teaching and learning, relevant resources and effective strategies in teaching Chinese language.

The topics are:

*Chinese cultural context and “China dream” (click for details), presented by Professor GOU Lijun

*Turning Chinese language learning into a cultural life (click for details), presented by Principal SHEN Aihua

*Chinese Medicine and Teaching (click for details), presented by Associate Prof. Zhao Changying

Teaching and Professional Learning

ASCC teaching staff are carefully selected from an extensive list of applicants. All of them should have years of teaching experience gained in their home countries or regions and in Australia, with relevant qualifications. They mainly come from Mainland China and we also welcome experienced and qualified teachers from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

The School organises pre-service and in-service training of the staff. Each year, the school has at least two professional learning days, one in January and the other in June. We also either sends teachers to China or join the touring training lectures in Australia organised by Hanban. All probationary, relief and regular teachers must be trained before teaching in class.

ASCC is a TQI (Teachers Quality Institute) recognised Teachers Professional Learning Program provider. Registered teachers who pariticatd the TQI approved Teachers Professional Learning Programs organised by ASCC may use the hours of learning for the purpose of annual renewal their registration with TQI*.

*Note: TQI is the authority established under the teacher quality legislation in 2010. It is part of the governemnt commitment to improving teacher quality and standard. Since 2010-11, all teachers in ACT mainstream schools are required to be registered and to renew their registration each year with TQI. The renewal requires minimum of 20 hours professional learning in the previous year and at least 5 hours to be TQI approved programs.