A national approach to the certification provides an opportunity for teacher librarians

Date posted: 25 September 2012

A national approach to the certification provides an opportunity for teacher librarians

A national approach to voluntary certification based on the National Professional Standards for Teachers will be implemented in 2013.  The certification process will ensure that teachers, in every system and sector, have access to a rigorous and transparent process that recognises Highly Accomplished and Lead teachers and is portable throughout Australia.

Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead teachers has three primary purposes:

  • recognise and promote quality teaching
  • provide an opportunity for teachers to reflect on their practice
  • provide a reliable indication of quality teaching that can be used to identify, recognise and/or reward Highly Accomplished and Lead teachers.

During 2012 the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) will be developing materials to support the implementation.  ASLA representatives were recently invited to a consultation meeting with AITSL to discuss the inclusion of evidence guidelines for teacher librarians to assist them in this voluntary certification process. 

More information on the certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead teachers can be found at http://www.newsroom.aitsl.edu.au/blog/teacher-certification
We would encourage you to access the following documents:

  • Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers – Principles and Processes
  • Fact sheet – certification
  • FAQ – certification
  • General information, news and media releases about certification

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