COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM

WHAT IS A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM?

A comprehensive program is a professional development program comprising several modules; with each module including a webinar and assignments,or a reflection, to be completed by participants.

In 2020, TLN will be offering 3 programs designed to deepen your learning on specific topics. Comprehensive programs create a stronger and deeper learning experience than a single conference or webinar exposure.

Each comprehensive program is divided into modules. Each module will include a live webinar, learning task/s and access to a discussion forum. The modules are scaffolded throughout the program to continue to build knowledge and skills on the published topics. The comprehensive programs contributes to VIT PD requirements for ongoing registration and a certificate of completion will be issued for each completed module. 

The 4 courses outlined are delivered independently, so you can enrol in one, two, three or all of the courses, tailoring your professional development needs to your interests and professional requirements. Participants who register for these programs are expected to commit to the various elements of the course and submit all required learning tasks. 

The comprehensive programs, like all other professional development programs on this website are COMPLETELY FREE to all Victorian Casual Relief Teachers.

The comprehensive programs run in 2020 are based on the HITS or High Impact Teaching Strategies published by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

What is HITS?

The HITS are 10 instructional practices that reliably increase student learning wherever they are applied. They emerge from the findings of tens of thousands of studies of what has worked in classrooms across Australia and the world. International experts such as John Hattie and Robert Marzano have synthesized these studies and ranked hundreds of teaching strategies by the contribution they make to student learning [see the ‘What is effect size?’ box]. The HITS sit at the top of these rankings.

Some teachers will ask, “But will they work in my classroom, with my students?” Only the professional judgement of teachers, both individual and collective, can answer that question. For any concept or skill that students need to learn, using a HITS to teach it increases the chances that students will learn it, compared to using other strategies. But they are reliable, not infallible. Knowing their students and how they learn, teachers are well-placed to judge whether a HITS or another strategy is the best choice to teach that concept or skill. 

The HITS will not be new to most teachers. The purpose of this resource is to bring them together in one place, along with practical examples of how other Victorian teachers are using them successfully. The HITS alone do not constitute a complete framework for professional practice. They are part of the full set of instructional practices that contribute to a comprehensive pedagogical model [see diagram]. 

Who is HITS for?

Teachers

The HITS will support teachers at every career stage. Each strategy is accompanied by two examples. The examples show teachers how to adapt the HITS to different learning goals and needs, and to respond to different school contexts.For beginning teachers, the HITS are a bank of reliable instructional practices they can use with confidence. For experienced teachers, this resource can add to their understanding of the HITS they are already using and suggest new ways to use them in the classroom. Even teachers highly familiar with the HITS will benefit from this resource as they pursue mastery of these valuable instructional practices through practice, reflection, shared observation and feedback.

Program Structure

Each comprehensive program is divided into 3 modules in the following segments:

Note: All recordings of webinars and discussion forums can be accessed as on-demand recordings in your learning portal. 

Module 1:
  • Session 1 = 120 minutes
    (1 x 90 minute webinar & 1 x 30 minute discussion forum)
  • 2 x learning tasks 
Module 2:
  • Session 2  = 90 minutes
    (1 x 60 minute webinars & 1 x 30 minute discussion forum)
  • 1 x learning task
Module 3:
  • Session 3 = 90 minutes
    (1 x 60 minute webinars & 1 x 30 minute discussion forum)
  • 2 x learning tasks

The difference between the 2019 program and the 2020 program is that the discussion forums will directly follow the webinars, so that we can unpack the information presented and explore the ideas with the participants.

All modules also provide you with additional learning resources to deepen your learning on the topics. 

To help you navigate through the learning materials, the following icons will be used

Access the 2019 Program Resources:

The 2019 program has been made available for CRTPD members through the on-demand catalogue in your learning portal. You can access the recordings of all the sessions and can work towards gaining the full certificate of completion. The button below will take you to the online learning task document to facilitate your completion of this course. 

The 2020 Comprehensive Program:

These learning material will provide you with links to the assessment tasks as well as additional resources in the form of journal articles or videos to further your learning. 

Presenter: Lori Pereira

CRT2046 - PROGRAM #1

HITS #1: Setting Goals

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

You can access this full comprehensive program through the on demand catalogue in your portal.

Presenter: Benjamin Pisani

CRT2047 - PROGRAM #2

HITS #9: Feedback

REGISTRATION OPEN: NOW
REGISTRATION CLOSES: SUNDAY 3RD MAY 2020

Session 1: Thursday 7th May – 5.30pm to 7.30pm
                   90 minute webinar followed directly by a 30 minute discussion forum

Session 2: Thursday 21st May – 6.00pm to 7.30pm
                   60 minute webinar followed directly by a 30 minute discussion forum

Session 3: Thursday 4th June – 6.00pm to 73.0pm
                  60 minute webinar (6pm to 7pm) followed directly by a 30 minute discussion forum

Close of Course: Friday 12th June – All submission and attendance requirements due

Presenter: Prue-Jane Pisani

CRT2048 - PROGRAM #3

HITS #6: Multiple Exposures

REGISTRATION OPEN: NOW
REGISTRATION CLOSES: SUNDAY 26TH JULY 2020

Session 1: Thursday 30th July  – 5.30pm to 7.30pm
                   90 minute webinar followed directly by a 30 minute discussion forum

Session 2: Thursday 13th August – 6.00pm to 7.30pm
                   60 minute webinar folowed directly by a 30 minute discussion forum

Session 3: Thursday 27th August – 6.00pm to 7.30pm
                  60 minute webinar followed directly by a 30 minute discussion forum

Close of Course: Friday 3rd September  – All submission and attendance requirements due

COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO GIVE CRT'S THE OPPORTUNITY TO DIVE A LITTLE DEEPER INTO THEIR LEARNING.