Swan staff celebrated by AISWA

Selected staff at Swan Christian College (SCC) have been involved in two projects with the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (AISWA). A number of these staff have been commended for the quality of their teaching.

Both projects involved learning about, implementing, and teaching their peers about High Impact Practices (HIPS).

In the Junior Campus, the Year Three Team of Miss Deb Bruce and Miss Estelle Palmer worked in collaboration on their HIPS program.

A larger team of Miss Aviana Francis, Ms Aimee Marais, Ms Trish Knoblich and Mrs Mariel Howard collaborated as a Languages team on a HIPS focus.

The groups met several times with leaders from AISWA, read several pieces of current research about how to improve student learning outcomes, completed online coursework, had their classes observed, listened to feedback and regularly conversed on their findings.

The teams then presented some of their findings at an SCC professional learning event.

Mrs Francis and Mrs Howard (pictured above) were seen by AISWA to be displaying excellent classroom practice. AISWA chose to film these two teachers to record their performance.

The films will be shared with other teachers in Western Australia as an example of modelling best practices.

Well done to all of the teachers involved and their dedication to their craft.

For more information on HIPS (or HITS as it is known in other parts of Australia, please see this link).

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