Proficient Teacher – Standard Descriptions

1. Know students and how they learn
1.4.2 Design and implement effective teaching strategies that are responsive to the
local community and cultural setting, linguistic background and histories of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

6. Engage in professional learning
6.2.2 Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to
professional needs and school and/or system priorities.
6.3.2 Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from
colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.
6.4.2 Undertake professional learning programs designed to address identified
student learning needs.

7. Engage professionally with colleagues,
parents/carers and the community
7.4.2 Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden
knowledge and improve practice.

Relevant Activities for Elective Hours

• Stargazing talk at “Sounds of Silence” dinner
• Visit to the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
• Dot Painting workshop at Uluru
• Visit to the Parrtjima Festival, Alice Springs
• Visit to the Alice Springs Desert Park with Aboriginal guide
• Evening at the Earth Sanctuary Central Australia
• Visit to the Araluen Arts Centre
• Visit to the Merrepen Arts Centre
• Visit to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
• Visit to sacred sites – Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Karlu Karlu and Nitmiluk National
Park – to learn about their cultural significance

• Participate in Professional Development workshops conducted by the tour
• Forums, discussion and critical analysis following creative
• Individual development of learning programs following activities/learning

• Forums, discussion and critical analysis following creative

Indicative Elective Hours: 35

Please note that Academy Travel is no longer a NESA endorsed accredited provider of Professional Development hours. Activities on this tour can be counted towards Elective Hours only.