6.1

Identify and plan professional learning needs

Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in identifying professional learning needs.

This entire portfolio seeks to demonstrate that I have a clear understanding of the professional standards for teachers and through creating it, I have most certainly become acutely aware of my professional learning needs as the ACARA resource is at the foundation of my portfolio.

As a graduate teacher it is most important that there is explicit guidance in identifying learning needs. This can be found in great detail in the Curriculum which has been my main resource for creating this portfolio.

The other most important resources in identifying my learning needs have been the schools where i have taught in my practicums and fellow staff, teaching mentors and student colleagues.