Shakespeare and CAPA among course offerings

Kathy Deacon
Director, Centre for Professional Learning

Different ways to engage students with Shakespeare, poetry and drama will be explored at the Centre for Professional Learning's (CPL) major English 9–12 conference scheduled for March 27.

Other CPL offerings in semester 1 cover new NSW syllabuses or other parts of the curriculum and perspectives including the creative and performing arts, Aboriginal education, educational leadership, support for students with special needs and support for early career teachers. See the semester 1 program here.

All financial members of Federation are eligible to apply to attend courses and conferences and can make enquiries through the CPL’s website,

A $150 fee applies to courses and conferences except those dedicated to early career teachers, where the course fee is waived. In the usual fashion, schools are asked to meet the relief costs incurred by teachers attending professional learning courses.

Federation is endorsed to provide Quality Teaching Council (QTC) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.

Federation and the CPL, which is the union’s professional development arm, are appreciative of the support of members and will continue this year to consolidate and expand professional support for teachers across NSW.