Through self reflection teachers identify areas for development
Self-driven professional development through coaching, peer observations, mentoring, training etc. is arranged and undertaken by the teacher
A reflective log/diary is kept to document all forms of professional development undertaken and time spent on each session.
MAC will accept various forms of professional development, for example PD training organised by the school, self-driven PD through coaching, peer observations, mentoring, training, or professional reading.
Every teacher must provide an updated copy/version of their professional development records that the DSEDJ can collect information necessary for the department to plan for various teaching staff training programs applicable to all their specifications and expertise.
Professional development is a formal, systematic program designed to promote personal and professional growth. Professional learning not only involves developing ideas and strategies but includes reflecting, researching and learning new ways of looking at teaching and learning.