Section D: Peer leadership (criterion 3c)

You will demonstrate leadership in developing practice among peers that has led to positive outcomes for diverse (all) students. 

Evidence should include:

  • social, cultural and academic indicators and specifically reference impacts on priority learners
  • commentary and evidence sufficient to demonstrate peer leadership practices that has led to positive outcomes for (all) diverse students
  • descriptions with supporting evidence of how your exemplary classroom teaching practice has positively influenced your peers in ways that have resulted in improved student outcomes
  • feedback, correspondence or any other attestation that is sufficient to demonstrate peer leadership for improved outcomes
  • size analysis is not required, but data should be sufficient for an independent educator to draw the same conclusions as those expressed in the portfolio.

Professional tools include:

  • Best Evidence Synthesis
  • Inquiry and Knowledge Building Cycle.

Related criteria and evidence required in order of direct relevance to Section D.

ACET criterion 3c:

Leadership in developing practice among peers.

Requires evidence of strong professional relationships with colleagues that demonstrate leadership in teaching practice.

ACET criterion 1:

Practice demonstrably higher than the Experienced Teacher Professional Standards.

Evidence is needed of practice that demonstrates creativity and innovation with ongoing development built on an evidential base from both research and academic theory, and sound analysis of children’s learning:

  • communication
  • contribution to wider school activities
  • support for and cooperation with colleagues.

ACET criterion 2:

Explicitly demonstrating positive outcomes for all learners, with specific information about meeting the needs of students identified as 'priority learners' in Government policy.

Evidence is needed of positive student learning outcomes for all learners related to the New Zealand Curriculum or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa or other relevant official curriculum documents through taking account of, and planning for the learning needs of all children.

Evaluation by panel

  • panellists will examine the extent to which the commentary in the portfolio and evidence which demonstrates peer leadership practices that lead to positive outcomes for diverse (all) students. On that basis an evaluation will be made as to whether there is sufficient evidence that the criterion has been met.
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