Section E: Professional learning and development (criterion 3d)

You will demonstrate how your ongoing professional learning and development has led to positive outcomes for diverse (all) students. 

Evidence should include:

  • social, cultural and academic indicators and specifically reference links to identified student needs in relation to current classroom practice and impacts on priority learners
  • commentary and evidence sufficient to demonstrate professional learning practices that has led to positive outcomes for diverse (all) students
  • feedback from colleagues and the principal
  • qualifications, research, correspondence or any other attestation sufficient to demonstrate professional learning for improved outcomes.

Professional tools include:

  • Best Evidence Synthesis 
  • Inquiry and Knowledge Building Cycle.

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

ACET criterion 3d:

Exemplary ongoing professional learning and development.

Requires evidence of ongoing professional learning and development as part of a regular in school appraisal process.

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:

  • professional knowledge
  • teaching techniques
  • support for and co-operation with colleagues
  • communication.

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 demonstrate professional learning that leads 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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