Offering diverse professional development options

The Academy for Continuing Professional Development in Education enables teachers/educators and school leaders to learn directly from top experts in their fields.

Course content is evidence-based and relevant to both the curriculum and challenges faced by teachers/educators today.

The Academy offers an ever-increasing range of Proficient and Highly Accomplished Teacher (HAT) and Proficient Teacher courses designed to meet the rigorous requirements of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), which also reflect the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Teachers may use HAT standards to maintain their Proficient teacher accreditation.

Cool Kids Anxiety Program – Training and Accreditation

Schools have a unique and important role to play in supporting children's and adolescents' emotional needs. Our courses offer research-based strategies from experts in the field.

Course level: Proficient

Stage: All

Dates: Ongoing

Duration: 6 + 3 hours

Mode: Face to face, online, blended

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Our professional development courses offer teachers practical, step-by-step guidance on how to provide targeted and research-based literacy interventions. Learn from our leading researchers and thinkers in the field.

Understanding reading comprehension: From research to classroom

Course level: Proficient

Stage: All Stages

Dates: Thursday 30th July 2020

Duration: 6 hours

Mode: Online

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Teaching vocabulary to improve reading comprehension

Course level: Proficient

Stage: All Stages

Dates: Friday 7th August 2020

Duration: 6 hours

Mode: Online

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Streets, Paving Stones, and Tourists: Macquarie Uni Research in Pompeii

Date: Monday 20 July 2020

Time: 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Speaker: Prof. Ray Laurence

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New Thoughts on the Status and Education of Women in Ancient Athens

Date: Tuesday 21 July 2020

Time: 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Speaker: A/Prof. Ian Plant

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The Changing Role of the Princeps Under the Julio-Claudians AD 14-69

Date: Wednesday 22 July 2020

Time: 4.00 pm –5.00 pm

Speaker: A/Prof. Peter Keegan

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The Birth of Egyptian Tombs. From Pit Burials to Pyramids

Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Time: 4.00 pm –5.00 pm

Speaker: A/Prof. Yann Tristant

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The Life and Times of Hatshepsut: taking a good look at ancient sources

Date: Friday 24 July 2020

Time: 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Speaker: Dr Susanne Binder

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To express your interest in bespoke courses, or to arrange a professional development session at your school, child care centre please email academy@mq.edu.au.


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NESA endorsement

Macquarie University is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Highly Accomplished Teacher.

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