Standard

2 Know the content and how to teach it

Focus area

2.1
Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

Graduate

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area.

Proficient

Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.

Highly Accomplished

Support colleagues using current and comprehensive knowledge of content and teaching strategies to develop and implement engaging learning and teaching programs.

Lead

Lead initiatives within the school to evaluate and improve knowledge of content and teaching strategies and demonstrate exemplary teaching of subjects using effective, research-based learning and teaching programs.

Career stages

2.2
Content selection and organisation

Organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence.

Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs.

Exhibit innovative practice in the selection and organisation of content and delivery of learning and teaching programs.

Lead initiatives that utilise comprehensive content knowledge to improve the selection and sequencing of content into coherently organised learning and teaching programs.

2.3
Curriculum, assessment and reporting

Use curriculum, assessment and reporting knowledge to design learning sequences and lesson plans.

Design and implement learning and teaching programs using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements.

Support colleagues to plan and implement learning and teaching programs using contemporary knowledge and understanding of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements.

Lead colleagues to develop learning and teaching programs using comprehensive knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements.

2.4
Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Demonstrate broad knowledge of, understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages.

Provide opportunities for students to develop understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages.

Support colleagues with providing opportunities for students to develop understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages.

Lead initiatives to assist colleagues with opportunities for students to develop understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages.

2.5
Literacy and numeracy strategies

Know and understand literacy and numeracy teaching strategies and their application in teaching areas.

Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.

Support colleagues to implement effective teaching strategies to improve students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.

Monitor and evaluate the implementation of teaching strategies within the school to improve students’ achievement in literacy and numeracy using research-based knowledge and student data.

2.6
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Implement teaching strategies for using ICT to expand curriculum learning opportunities for students.

Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful.

Model high-level teaching knowledge and skills and work with colleagues to use current ICT to improve their teaching practice and make content relevant and meaningful.

Lead and support colleagues within the school to select and use ICT with effective teaching strategies to expand learning opportunities and content knowledge for all students.