Part of the role of the regional PEAC team is to provide professional learning opportunities to assist schools to meet their obligation to provide the necessary teaching and learning adjustments for top end students to achieve optimal educational outcomes (WA Education Department Gifted Policy). Research highlights that strategies used for top end students can enhance the learning outcomes for all students, and engaging in professional learning in this area can have a positive impact across the
The PEAC team is able to assist principals and teachers in:
- developing strategies
- aligning resources
- implementing plans to develop policy for top end learners
This support aims to:
- increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning programs for all students
- foster students’ critical and creative thinking skills
- develop educational strategies that secure equity of educational outcomes
- assist with the provision of a challenging and extended curriculum to enable the true abilities of students to emerge, be recognised and be developed.
PEAC offers professional learning that aims to make a noticeable difference to schools and to students, based on the Model of Behaviour Change (Australian Professional Standards for Principals). The style of delivery aligns with the Professional Learning Community model (DuFour) and the Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders.