At Patterson River Secondary College, we believe that teachers are lifelong learners. We have developed a whole school approach to pedagogy (how teachers teach) by embedding professional development for our staff within a whole school design for improving student outcomes.
We value the knowledge and expertise of our teachers and encourage them to contribute to the learning process by offering in school professional development sessions every Monday and Wednesday afternoon. These sessions create meaningful learning opportunities for our teachers with direct links to improving student outcomes. They allow our teachers to access new ideas, mentor each other and practice strategies to use in their classrooms. All teachers also set professional development goals connected to their learning in these sessions and are supported by a mentor to discuss their progress towards achieving them.