An online platform that guides you in creating a professional learning plan that is relevant, collaborative and future-focused.
Reference a suite of professional learning modes and approach types, backed by research, to create a specific plan that suits your needs within your educational setting.
Interactive, easy to use functionality to build and download your professional learning plan.
Access a range of implementation resources to consolidate Stage 2 of the High Quality Professional Learning Cycle; Select and undertake learning.
Build your professional learning plan by completing four simple steps.
Research suggests that selecting high quality professional learning can be challenging, posing the question for some teachers, “What will be the most effective mode of professional learning to achieve my learning goals that best suits my context?”
(Dabrowski & Mitchell, 2021).
AITSL commissioned the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to conduct a literature review to identify modes of professional learning as well as approach types that can support Australian teachers (in particularly, three identified cohorts
of teachers) in accessing effective professional learning. The research also highlighted effective professional learning that can facilitate social presence, collaboration with peers and feedback on their practice.
The following table lists the selection of professional learning modes and approaches. Note: professional learning modes and approaches are non-discrete as there can be overlaps in participation.
Regardless of the professional learning mode and approach selected, professional learning will be most effective when the conditions are established and supported for teachers to transform their learning (Dabrowski & Mitchell, 2021).
The following list of ‘active ingredients’, whilst not specific to any professional learning mode or approach, act as a consideration for teachers to select and implement within their professional learning plan.
The High Quality Professional Learning (HQPL) Cycle details that effective professional learning starts with teachers needing to understand:
Research highlights the need for educational leaders to create conditions for effective professional learning for teachers. These include: