Professional learning opportunities for learning specialists

Learning specialists can register their interest for new, free professional learning courses


Learning specialists are invited to express their interest for upcoming professional learning opportunities in terms 2 to 4. 

In the courses, participants will explore their role as instructional leaders and develop their understanding of key knowledge and skills to support this important work. 

Each course runs for 10 weeks and includes self-directed learning, online and face-to-face sessions. 

Places are limited for courses in 2021, but will be offered again in 2022. 

Leading from the Middle 

In this course, participants will learn how to:

  • model the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum assessment, planning and delivery
  • provide guidance about content, processes and strategies, shaping individual and school professional learning
  • develop a shared view of highly effective teacher practices within and across schools and classrooms. 

The course starts Monday 10 May. 

Register interest by Friday 30 April. 

Professional Observations for Professional Learning 

In this course, participants will learn how to:

demonstrate high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice

model exemplar classroom practice, including through teaching demonstration lessons

develop processes and protocols for observation and feedback of teacher practice and peer collaboration

provide evidence-based feedback to colleagues to inform their effectiveness and development. 

This course starts Monday 17 May. 

Register interest by Friday 7 May. 

Professional Conversations 

 In this course, participants will learn:

  • a range of professional conversation techniques to help them engage in professional conversations with colleagues
  • research-based frameworks that support professional conversations in schools when examining teaching practice and improving student outcomes
  • professional conversation enablers built on relational trust and professional respect. 

The course starts on Monday 10 May. 

Register interest by Friday 30 April. 

Modelling Exemplary Teaching Practice and Professional Learning 

In this course, participants will learn how to:

  • use a variety of research-based practices to support teaching and learning in authentic contexts for all learners
  • develop a culture of professionalism by pursuing new learning challenges and modelling reflective practice
  • apply adult learning principles when engaging in professional learning opportunities with, and for, their colleagues. 

The course starts on Monday 16 August. 

Register interest by Friday 6 August. 

Enriching Data and Evidence Practices

In this course, participants will learn how to: 

  • develop school-wide structures, processes and protocols for making meaning of student data
  • use research-based strategies with colleagues to analyse student data to inform teaching practice 
  • model reflective practices to support teachers to seek, analyse and act on feedback on teaching practice using student data and evidence of learning.

The course starts Monday 23 August. 

Register interest by Friday 13 August. 

Find out more 

For more information, refer to the expressions of interest web page. 

For further enquires, contact the Professional Practice team: email