More than 100 CESA teachers are currently engaged in the certification process . Teachers who consider they meet the criteria to be either a Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher, are invited to participate in the certification process after attending an initial HALT Certification information workshops as outlined below:
Professional learning support will be provided via these three compulsory workshops:
- Information Session
- · Annotating Evidence
- · Classroom Observation
Across the three sessions, teachers will:
· Explore all requirements for applying for certification as a Highly Accomplished or Lead teacher
· Explore the importance of writing clear, precise annotations that align evidence to each of the descriptors in the Teacher Professional Standards
· Be provided with opportunities to discuss the types of ongoing evidence that may be collected to evidence their application
· Have access to a supportive network to assist with the application process for certification
· Be able to structure applications, write annotations and analyse evidence sets with others to evaluate suitability.
Schools or regions with more than ten interested teachers may negotiate with Adrian Dilger for these workshops to be held onsite (or hosted by a school in the region). Adrian is also committed to supporting regional and rural schools and regions by negotiation.
Information around the application process and requirements.
Annotating Evidence Workshop
Teachers will be required to submit one annotated evidence set in the term prior to submitting their application for certification. In order to develop awareness of requirements and to build capability in annotating evidence, teachers undertaking the certification process are invited to attend an Annotating Evidence Workshop after they have attended the General Information Workshop.
Classroom Observations Workshop
Classroom observations are a critical component of quality teacher practice and form a key element to the certification process. In order to develop awareness of requirements and to build capability in classroom observations, teachers undertaking the certification process are invited to attend a Classroom Observations Workshop.