Learning Specialist Technology (Learning Specialist Range 3)

  • Melbourne
  • Schools (government)
RoleLearning Specialists will be highly skilled classroom practitioners who continue to spend the majority of their time in the classroom delivering high-quality teaching and learning and have a range of responsibilities related to their expertise, including teaching demonstration lessons, observing and providing feedback to other teachers and facilitating school-based professional learning. Learning Specialists are expected to have deep knowledge and expertise in high quality teaching and learning in delivering improved achievement, engagement and wellbeing for students. The role of the Learning Specialist will be to model excellence in teaching and learning through demonstration lessons and, mentoring and coaching teachers in improving the skill, knowledge and effectiveness of the teaching workforce.The Learning Specialist role is aimed at building excellence in teaching and learning within the Teaching Service.ResponsibilitiesDepartment of Education Position ResponsibilitiesIn recognition of the importance of exemplary practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the Learning Specialists may include but are not limited to:Demonstrating high-level expertise in teaching and learning practiceModelling exemplary classroom practice including through teaching demonstration lessonsWorking with the school leadership team to develop a shared view of highly effective teacher practiceLeading and modelling the implementation of whole-school improvement strategies related to curriculum planning and deliveryPlaying a key role in the provision of professional learning, including through developing processes and protocols for observation and feedback of teacher practice and peer collaborationModelling effective learning practice and supporting teachers to seek, analyse and act on feedback and on their practiceProviding evidence-based feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and developmentProviding expert advice about the context, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learningSupervising and training one or more student teachers and mentoring and/or coaching teachersModelling exemplary use of student data to inform teaching approachesDeveloping and promoting school-wide professional learning structures, processes and protocols through Professional Learning CommunitiesModelling exemplary professional learning practice included through seeking feedback from other teachers and leaders on their own classroom practice as part of critical reflection and inquiry to improve practiceA Learning Specialist at Fountain Gate Secondary College will work largely in the three core elements of the Department of Education Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) Leadership: is the shared processes and actions that build a positive school climate for learning and wellbeing through practices and relationships based on high expectations, shared values, and a culture of trust.Teaching and Learning: refers to responsive practices and curriculum programs through which students develop their knowledge, skills and capabilitiesAssessment: is the use of evidence and data by school leaders and teachers to assess student learning growth, attainment and wellbeing capabilities and to design and implement priorities for improvement.A Learning Specialist at Fountain Gate Secondary College will be committed to working with teachers to uphold the following seven Professional Standards:Professional Knowledge:know the students and how they learnknow the content and how to teach itProfessional Practiceplan for and implement effective teaching and learningcreate and maintain supportive and safe learning environments assess, provide feedback and report on student learning Professional Engagementengage in professional learningengage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the communityWho May ApplyTeachers currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and qualified to teach and/or have demonstrated experience in the curriculum area(s) specified for the position.EEO AND OHS CommitmentThe Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see ).Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: Child Safe StandardsVictorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at:DE ValuesThe Department’s employees commit to upholding DE’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DE’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DE values is available at: Other InformationWritten response to the selection criteria is mandatory.Conditions of EmploymentAll staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at VIT LANTITETo be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.Location ProfileFountain Gate Secondary College was established as a Year 7-12 stand-alone school in 2009. The school is located in Narre Warren within the south-east growth corridor of the City of Casey and has a total enrolment of 1372 students. Our Leadership Profile consists of the College Principal, 4 Assistant principals, 2 Leading Teachers and 8 Learning Specialists. In total there are 184 teachers and Education Support staff.We provide an excellent, comprehensive education for the Narre Warren community in a secure, supportive and educationally challenging environment. The College recognises and values the diversity of its community that is drawn from different social, economic and cultural backgrounds. We have well-established relationships with our feeder Primary Schools through the Fountain Gate Cluster and ‘programs partnership’ with Gleneagles Secondary College and Hallam Senior College.As part of our Strategic Plan, our school will aim to:1. Continue to implement the Whole School Improvement Plan, with an increased focus on excellence in teaching and learning, by way of embedding the College Instructional Model, Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), rigorous professional development program, and peer observation program.2. Develop a curriculum and pedagogical model that builds upon a positive climate for learning, which allows for greater student agency in learning and student empowerment across the College, via greater student leadership and decision making.3. Increase Literacy and Numeracy growth through the use of Innovative Learning Centres, and an intentional approach through data informed differentiated learning, targeted intervention, and allied professionals.4. Further develop teacher capacity in shared instructional leadership through professional development and coaching.5. Design and implement a comprehensive pastoral program to focus on developing student capacity for resilience, emotional and social intelligence, independent learning and effective learning habits.6. To enhance community engagement in learning by strengthening relationships with our feeder primary schools, and continue to build existing partnerships with parents and the wider community.7. Further develop pedagogy, curriculum and learning environments to enable deep learning.Our Vision: We at Fountain Gate Secondary College aim to develop independent, curious, creative and critical learners who demonstrate respect for themselves, each other and their community. We ensure a safe, orderly learning environment in which students are empowered to take responsibility for their learning, through the provision of a rigorous academic program. We empower students to embrace positive pathways that lead them towards responsible and productive local and global citizenship.Our School Values: Fountain Gate Secondary College is committed to providing a high quality educational program that supports all students to fulfil their potential and achieve their goals in life. We understand that learning involves the curious pursuit of new ideas, insights, attitudes, knowledge, understanding and skills, which aim at fostering critical and creative thinking, and therefore deeper learning. Our values are Responsibility, Respect, Honesty and Endeavour.