(PETAL) Program for Effective Teaching and Learning

The Program for Effective Teaching and Learning (PETAL) is a personalized professional learning experience that develops your ability to transform data into action-focused decisions to have a strong, positive and measurable impact on your students’ learning, through a supported program of blended learning.

PETAL, is designed to support you through identifying, framing and describing a personalized problem of practice and grow your capacity to solve it. As you work towards your own solutions to support student learning, you will develop your self-efficacy and become an increasingly data-literate reflective practitioner.

Through participating in this Professional Learning Program, you will:

  • Define and explore solutions for your problem of practice.

  • Develop an increased sense of self-efficacy (i.e. instruction, motivation, cooperation, parent relationships and coping with changes/challenges).

  • Develop new knowledge and understandings from a range of perspectives • increase student performance and achievement.

  • Acknowledge and document your professional accomplishments.

  • Enrich your learning community.

The program of blended learning incorporates:

30 hours of collaboration: five collaborative workshops across the school year, with a focus on developing your data-literacy for teaching, practicing powerful learning designs and acquiring pedagogical knowledge that supports inclusive education.

10 hours of 1-to-1 coaching: specific and personalized support, which will address your individual requirements and aspirations, providing detailed feedback on your progress towards solving the problem of practice.

20 hours of online learning: using an online platform you will have continuous support during the program, access to the wider professional learning community, and tools to document your inquiry through an e-portfolio.