OSHC Implementation Group (Session 4): Staff Mentoring

20th June, 2018 @ 10:00 am

Date/Time:

20/06/2018 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Description:

For: OSHC Providers

 

Meeting Focus: Staff Mentoring – Effective strategies and programs to promote positive and collaborative professional learning environments.

Scope of Session: Mentoring is fundamental to professional growth and success. Participants attending the session will explore key elements of a professional learning community and what influences leaders can have on others that promotes a culture of mutual respect. We will investigate and discuss the role of a mentor and mentee and the benefits of establishing learning environments that allow ongoing professional growth and development.

Participants will:

  • Explore and discuss definitions of staff mentoring in the contexts of individual OSHC settings
  • Identify key areas in OSHC environments for staff to work professionally, effectively and collaboratively using ‘a guide on the side’ mentoring approach
  • Respond to questions and provocations in relation to roles, responsibilities and challenges OSHC leaders are facing in every day practices
  • Consider each unique environment for OSHC leaders to implement mentoring strategies that will support ongoing professional learning and growth.

Core foci
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

6.2 Initiate collaborative relationships to expand professional learning opportunities, engage in research, and provide quality opportunities and placements for pre-service teachers.
6.3 Implement professional dialogue within the school or professional learning network(s) that is informed by feedback, analysis of current research and practice to improve the educational outcomes of students.
7.2 Initiate, develop and implement relevant policies and processes to support colleagues’ compliance with and understanding of existing and new legislative, administrative, organisational and professional responsibilities.

National Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care

4.2.1 Management, educators and staff work with mutual respect and collaboratively, and challenge and learn from each other, recognising each other’s strengths and skills.
6.1.3 Current information is available to families about the service and relevant community services and resources to support parenting and family wellbeing.
7.2 Effective leadership builds and promotes a positive organisational culture and professional learning community.

 

Presenter:

Libby Worrell, Educational Consultant, AISSA

 

Parking is available in nearby streets.

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