Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD)
Teachers attending the 2015 Deep Languages conference will be able to claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. The Queensland College of Teachers has developed the Continuing Professional Development Framework, the purpose of which is to recognise the importance of teacher engagement in continued professional development and to outline the expectations for renewal of registration.
The CPD undertaken by teachers must have regard to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and should demonstrate:
- a balance across the following areas:
- employer directed and supported CPD
- school supported CPD
- teacher identified CPD
- a range of types of CPD activities
- completion of at least the minimum annual amount required.
These areas acknowledge that professional responsibility for maintaining knowledge and skills extends beyond the individual’s personal professional development to meet their responsibilities as a member of a team and school staff. The balance may vary according to the particular teacher’s situation. For example, in some employer settings the first two areas may merge. For supply teachers a greater emphasis on teacher identified CPD may be appropriate.