The Network will focus on advancing teacher quality across Australia to improve student learning outcomes for all young people.
To achieve this, the Network will initially focus on the following priorities:
The HALT Network is a new initiative, and AITSL acknowledges that as members take ownership of the Network, the focus and priorities may change.
AITSL officially launched the Network at the inaugural Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Summit on 11 and 12 March 2016 in Adelaide. This was the first opportunity for the Network to meet face-to-face and marked the beginning of the journey as AITSL works with members to shape and grow the Network.
In the coming months, AITSL will provide further advice about how members can connect using social media.
Nationally certified teachers are by definition expert practitioners. Achieving national certification is a significant accomplishment involving a rigorous and robust assessment of evidence of practice. Through this process, certified teachers demonstrate their impact on colleagues and students and develop a deep understanding of their own practice along with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
Therefore, AITSL sees tremendous opportunity in establishing the Network to not only leverage and learn from this expertise, but also to recognise the accomplishment of achieving certification and provide opportunities for certified teachers to further develop.