Banish Teacher Burnout: The Secret of Long-Term Success for Educators (Lead)
Course Code: AL1803
Purpose of this course:
This NESA-accredited course has been designed to give access to some of the current thinking on how to avoid burnout in the vocation of teaching. It is specifically designed for teachers professing a faith, as the research incorporates the concept of Spiritual Resources as a key contributor to resilience. The leadership level course incorporates elements of active leadership.
Completing Banish Teacher Burnout will contribute 8 hours of NESA accredited PD addressing 6.2.2 and 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Lead Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Course structure and timing:
Banish Teacher Burnout is a eight-hour, online course based on research carried out by Dr Grant Bickerton, Dr Barbara Griffin, Dr Maureen Miner-Bridges and Professor Martin Dowson. It gives eight hours of NESA-accredited learning at the Proficient or Lead level according to which course is completed. The course content is the same but the Learning tasks are differentiated for Proficient and Lead levels. It should be completed over a period of four weeks.
The course has three modules and involves Readings, Videos and Interactive Learning Tasks – discussions and reflection exercises that are an application of the learning to your own situation. All materials are included in the course.
Explicit course outcomes:
1. To develop a critical understanding of the place of spiritual resources in building resilience in the educator.
2. To reflect and set achievable personal goals for improving or sustaining resilience.
This module begins with a personal reflection on the participant’s workplace stress points (Learning Task 1.1) and a self-evaluation of their personal engagement (Learning Task 1.2) using the same scales as Miner's research. Participants will then read an article.
Module Two explores the research in this area. It begins with a summary of the key ideas, then participants will watch the video presentation from the EdComm Agora and have an opportunity to engage at a deeper level with the ideas presented by asking questions about the video (Learning Task 2.1). Participants are also able to review the accompanying slide presentation. Learning task 2.2 will ask participants to check their understanding. There are three short readings and participants will join a discussion in Learning Task 2.3.
In this module participants will be applying their learning to their school situation. Learning Task 3.1 asks participants to review their self-evaluation and in the light of their learning set some goals for personal development. Learning Task 3.2 involves implementing a short intervention to assist some colleagues to improve the resilience of students. Participants will be asked to assess their own learning (Learning Task 3.3) and the course.
$160pp for Anglican EdComm Member Schools
$160pp for Anglican EdComm Individual Members
$320pp for Non-member Schools
October 12 – November 9 2020
Upcoming Course Dates & Registration
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