It's time to log on (video transcript)

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Professional learning is a key part of being a teacher

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keeping an up to date recorded of the professional learning you do

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can be and nightmare. The ACT Teacher Quality Institute

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has developed an online profile where you can record

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and reflect on courses you complete conferences you attend

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and research that you do. Your professional learning profile

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is a place where you can easily keep a record of your achievements and ideas,

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track learning and development across schools and over time

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and Send highlights of your professional learning to potential

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employers.

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To access your profile simply log on to the TQI Teacher Portal

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and off you go, it's as easy is that. In keeping with the implementation of the

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Australian professional standards

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continuing professional learning is now a requirement for registration renewal

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teaches just like other professionals make a career long commitment

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to build a knowledge explore new ideas

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and develop new skills all for the benefit of students

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and that's where professional learning really counts.

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The ACT already has high levels of educational achievement

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thanks to more than 7800 dedicated teachers

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working in public independent and Catholic schools.

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During each school year you will need to complete

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at least 20 hours professional learning most teachers do much more than that

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you choose which hour's to submit to TQI throughout the year.

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But those 20 hours must be a combination

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accredited programs the courses and conferences

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run by schools employers and professional bodies and teacher

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identified activity

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like mentoring programs and further study. That's good news

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it means that some of that time you spend reading education journals

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actually counts all though don't forget that

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as well as recording your professional learning you also need to reflect on the

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activities you want to count

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and you can do it all quickly and easily using a portal.

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For more information about the professional learning requirements

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go to the TQI website or the Resources section

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at the teacher portal.