Professional Development

The National Institute offers a range of accredited workshops and professional development resources that meet Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

 

Certificate of Christian Education (CCE)

The flagship professional development offering is the Certificate of Christian Education (CCE) suite. 

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This is a workshop exploring the foundations of Christian education. It is designed to be accessible by any member of the school community and many schools include all staff when it is delivered. It covers important questions like; What is Christian education? What is the purpose of Christian schooling? Where did Christian education come from?

The workshop includes historical, theological, and philosophical elements and gives participants an understanding of the development of Christian schooling in Australia; biblical basis, and worldview implications. The learning experience includes presentation, collaboration, video, reflection, and other media. This course would be a beneficial addition to any new staff induction program. For many, this course provides a new perspective on education and for others it is like an old friend that it is really good to catch up with from time to time.

“Outstanding and inspiring. The presenter unpacked for us how Christian teachers have a unique opportunity to equip the kids we teach with a Christian worldview. The day was fun and engaging. I can’t wait to put the things I learnt today into practice.” Craig

Click here for a one page overview and learning outcomes of the CCE (Foundations)

Target audience: All members of a Christian school community
Format: 1 day workshop (6hrs)

For the school wanting to dedicate a whole day of staff training in curriculum development, the National Institute has developed the CCE (Design). This 1 day (or equivalent) workshop explores designing school curriculum in response to the Australian Curriculum (or any mandated curriculum) from a biblical perspective. The interactive and collaborative practical sessions will develop the transformation model of curriculum development and a significant component will include training in the use of the National Institute’s resource, Transformation by Design.

Click here for a one page overview and learning outcomes of the CCE (Design)

Target audience: All teaching staff
Addressed standards: 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 6.2, 6.3
Format: 1 day workshop (6hrs)

This 1 day (or equivalent) workshop session is for the school wanting to dedicate a whole day of staff training in pedagogy that is distinctly Christian and shaped at all points by the gospel and a biblical worldview of the teacher, the child, and learning. Teaching Christianly will include pedagogy that is biblically informed and shaped. The methods and techniques we use to teach our students in Christian schools will be drawing them towards or away from the gospel. This workshop will explore the issues that need to be considered in the unique context of your Christian school when delivering a Christian pedagogy.

Click here for a one page overview and learning outcomes of the CCE (Deliver)

Target audience: All teaching staff
Addressed standards: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2
Format: 1 day workshop (6hrs)

Biblical literacy is critical in the successful delivery of Christian education. This one day (or equivalent) workshop session provides an opportunity for staff and parents (and even senior students) to be better equipped at reading and understanding that which is sharper than a two-edged sword—the Word of God. This biblical literacy workshop is based on the popular God’s Story banner and Users' Guide.

Click here for a one page overview and learning outcomes of the CCE (God's Story)

Target audience: All members of a Christian school community
Format: 1 day workshop (6hrs)

 

Certificate of Christian Practice (CCP)

Delivered by our team of experienced school educators and presenters, these workshops support schools and their learning communities by offering training in the following areas:

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In this course, participants will take a fresh, liberating look at the perennial curse of the school yard – what is commonly called ‘bullying’.  It will unpack the pathology of ‘power’ and ‘intent’ in a student’s world.  It will focus on producing justice for the so-called ‘victims’ and ‘perpetrators’. This course aims to empower teachers to empower students and parents to think differently about perceptions of ‘power’ in the school yard. The intended outcome of this course is to encourage an emphasis on restoration, redirection, responsibility, rehabilitation, and resilience that maps out a Christ-centred future for all involved.

Target audience: All teaching staff
Addressed standards: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.4.1, 4.4.2, 7.3.1, 7.3.2
Format: 1 day workshop + follow-up webinar

This course encourages teachers to become more effective through reflective practice and to consider both theory and research as they engage with their own professional learning. A comprehensive overview of teaching and learning is given so that participants can stand back from their practice and reflect on it as a whole, identifying their strengths and highlighting limitations to work on.

Target audience: All teaching staff
Addressed standards: 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.6.2, 5.1.2, 5.4.2, 6.2.2
Format: 1 day workshop + follow-up webinar

All classrooms have a range of student abilities and capacities to learn. Teachers need to be able to implement inclusive teaching practices in association with more dedicated special education programs.

Target audience: Classroom teachers and school leaders
Addressed standards: 1.1.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 2.3.2, 2.5.2, 3.7.2, 4.1.2, 5.1.2, 5.4.2, 5.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 6.4.2, 7.1.2, 7.2.2, 7.4.2
Format: 1 day workshop + follow-up webinar

This course is designed to introduce new teachers to the schooling context in which they work in terms of professional knowledge, practice, and engagement. The content includes standards relating to teaching programs, teaching practices, management, relationships, and networking.

Target audience: Teachers new to the profession
Addressed standards: 1.3.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.6.2, 3.7.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2, 4.4.2, 5.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.1.2, 7.3.2, 7.4.2
Format: 1 day workshop + follow-up webinar

 

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to work together in order to improve their understanding and application of the Australian Curriculum in English. This session will give teachers the opportunity to look at curriculum and lesson design in terms of philosophical foundations and best practice pedagogy.

Target audience: Secondary English teachers; Primary teachers teaching literacy
Addressed standards: 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 3.1.2
Format: 1 day workshop + follow-up webinar

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to work together in order to improve their understanding and application of the Australian Curriculum in history. This session will give teachers the opportunity to look at unit writing in terms of philosophical foundations and best practice pedagogy.

Target audience: Secondary history teachers; Primary teachers teaching history
Addressed standards: 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 3.1.2
Format: 1 day workshop + follow-up webinar

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to work together in order to improve their understanding and application of the Australian Curriculum in Mathematics. This session will give teachers the opportunity to look at unit writing in terms of philosophical foundations and best practice pedagogy.

Target audience: Secondary maths teachers; Primary teachers teaching numeracy
Addressed standards: 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 3.1.2
Format: 1 day workshop + follow-up webinar

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to work together in order to improve their understanding and application of the Australian Curriculum in science. This session will give teachers the opportunity to look at unit writing in terms of philosophical foundations and best practice pedagogy.

Target audience: Secondary science teachers; Primary teachers teaching science
Addressed standards: 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 3.1.2
Format: 1 day workshop + follow-up webinar

This course attempts to guide teachers into implementing effective teaching strategies that integrate ICT into teaching and learning, to understand the range of ICT resources available, and to embark on strategies to promote the safe, responsible, and ethical use of ICT.

Target audience: All teaching staff
Addressed standards: 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 2.6.2, 3.4.2, 4.5.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2, 7.2.2
Format: 1 day workshop + follow-up webinar

Click here to register for a professional development workshop

 

Certificate of Collaboration (CC)

Would you prefer to lead your staff through our material? Do you have a developing leader in your school whom you would like to encourage to lead professional development in staff meetings?

We have a number of pre-packaged resources that are ready for use in a series of staff meetings or small groups. One advantage of these is that they are based on our postgraduate accredited units allowing teaching staff to gain postgraduate credit by completing the clearly indicated extra readings and reflection. Current resource material includes:

  • Biblical Foundations of Christian Education
  • Worldviews in Education
  • Effective Teaching
  • Ways of Learning

Click here for a sample of what is provided

 

Advanced Certificate of Christian Education (ACCE)

The Advanced Certificate provides a rich opportunity to explore the foundational underpinning of Christian education. It is also a wonderful opportunity to explore the study of Christian education at the postgraduate level without completing the Graduate Diploma for Masters degrees. The ACCE consists of two core modules of study and can be completed online in a distance mode:

Module 1: Biblical Foundations of Christian Education

Module 2: Worldviews and Education

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