Queensland Discovering Democracy Professional
Development Model

Delivery Strategies

Professional Development Materials

Communication Strategies

Supporting Strategies

PHASE 1 (Dec ‘98-Aug ‘99)

TRAIN THE PRESENTER

Open Learning Australia (OLA) unit and Regional Conferences

DISCOVERING DEMOCRACY KITS  

 

 

 

  • OLA postgraduate unit: Civics and Citizenship Education
  • Starting December 98 - 13 weeks (then every 3 months till June ‘99)
  • Numbers: 80 teachers (2 x 36 districts + spares)
  • Regional Presenters’ Conferences (x 7; June-Sept ‘99)
  • OLA unit materials
  • ABC TV & radio programs

 

 

  • Curriculum Corp DD Homepage
  • Expression of interest surveys
  • Qld Discovering Democracy Teachers’ Network (currently 350 teachers)
  • Qld. Discovering Democracy Homepage (launch March ‘99)
  • Open Learning Australia Web site
  • Newsletter/fliers
  • Audit of current Qld. civics and citizenship PD:

(a) national and state wide programs

(b) school based programs

  • PD teacher needs and preferences survey

PHASE 2(Jun ‘99-Dec ‘99)

TEACHER WORKSHOPS

Local School Clusters

DISCOVERING DEMOCRACY KITS

 

 

 

 

 

  • Local small group workshops ( 3 hours)
  • Delivered by Teacher/Presenters (x 2)
  • Timing: second term 99- third term ‘99
  • Numbers: 10-12 per workshop x 2 x 75 = 1800 (one/ two teachers per school)
  • Mobile Workshops (Far West; Cape York)
  • Workshop Manual (x 100)
  • Presenters’ kit (video x 100)
  • OLA undergraduate unit materials
  • ABC TV and radio programs
  • CC DD Homepage/chatline
  • Qld. DD Homepage/chatline
  • Newsletters/fliers
  • DD sessions at Professional Association and other Conferences
  • Regional presenters’ conferences (x 7)
  • DD information sessions with Qld Parliament House Education Office
  • OLA undergraduate unit Citizenship and Australian Democracy
  • Starting December ‘98 for 13 weeks (then every 3 months till June ‘99)
  • Numbers: 30 teachers
  • Evaluation survey for OLA unit
  • Evaluation survey for all workshops

PHASE 3
(Jun ‘99-Jun 2000)

CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP TEACHERS

Classroom Practice

DISCOVERING DEMOCRACY KITS

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 30 minute training sessions
  • Delivered by workshop participants to fellow school teachers
  • Classroom delivery
  • Schools’ kit (video x 2000)
  • Classroom strategies and lesson plans for implementing CC materials from:

(a) OLA assessment

(b) Best practice exemplars

  • Web sites/chatlines
  • Newsletters
  • Teachers’ network
  • Incentive grants to schools
  • Teachers’ network concluding conferences (Brisbane and Townsville/Cairns)
  • Best practice/community links initiative grants to schools
  • Evaluation survey on classroom practice
  • Final evaluation of Qld. PD program

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