The DPS staff had two jam packed days of professional development prior to the students returning to school. The first day involved all staff completing their training in Asthma management and CPR. We would like to acknowledge Raelene Newton from Stayin’ Alive for her work with training over 40 staff in one day! Teaching staff were also involved in discussion around our Annual Implementation Plan and our goals as a whole school.
On the second day we worked with educational consultant, Virginnia Gilham. Exploring the detailed elements of reading writing lessons and how to maximise opportunities for goal setting and providing feedback to students were all part of the day. Year level teams read and analysed research around best practice in literacy whilst considering texts and tasks that continue to engage and motivate students.