Online Teacher Professional Learning

JCMA currently partners with Together for Humanity to provide professional online learning for teachers and other education professionals under their ‘Difference Differently’ program.

There are four free online professional learning courses aimed at increasing diversity competence in education professionals and their students.  Using research, best practice examples, video reflections, and interactive activities, the courses provide teachers with an understanding of diversity education and practical strategies for implementing it in schools.  There are four courses offered:

1. Introducing Diversity Education

This professional learning course explores participants’ understandings of and attitudes toward diversity.  It examines the rationale for diversity education in Australian schools (Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: Proficient 4.1 and 6.2).  This course is suitable for all school staff, including non-teaching staff.

2. Diversity Education in the Classroom

Using current research and practical examples, this course explores teaching and learning strategies that can be used in the classroom to build students’ intercultural understanding (Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: Proficient 4.1 and 1.3).   This course is suitable for all teaching staff.

3. Whole School Approaches to Diversity Education

This course examines ways to manage and/or celebrate diversity through whole-school engagement and strategies (Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: Highly Accomplished 1.3).  This course is suitable for school leaders and teaching staff.

4. Cohesion in Diversity

This new course explores issues related to the teaching and learning of Intercultural Understanding capabilities.  NSW Teachers, please note that this new course is not yet accredited by NESA.)  This course is suitable for all teaching staff.  For Victorian teachers these course can count towards their professional learning hours.

For more information on the on line professional learning please go the Together For Humanity website click here

Logging Into the Professional Learning Modules

You have two choices to use these modules… 1. Login and have your attendance noted.  You will be issued with a Certificate of Achievement at the end of each module.  This can contribute to your hours of professional learning.  You will also be able to participate in the online discussion forums.  This is the suggested mode. OR…

2. View the modules as a GUEST.  Your attendance will not be logged and you will not be able to participate in the online discussion forums. forums.

Go to the Together For Humanity website click here for login to the Professional Learning Modules.  If you require further information email info@jcma.org.au or call Ginette on 0400 211 221.  More information on Together For Humanity website click here.