At Workshop B, SEUP Digital Learning Manager Peter Bloor and Professional Learning Coordinator Stephanie Cantrell introduced to participants the professional development approach that SEUP applied to support teachers in the rapidly changing teaching environment.
“We ensure consistency in quality for our students through regular evolving professional development for teachers that harnesses the growing collective knowledge of our online learning platform and teaching approaches,” Ms Cantrell said.
“The online platform enabled us to extend our communities of practice to reach, connect and train teachers across our three Vietnam campuses and overseas partners.”
The professional learning framework includes peer ‘pineapple chart’ observations (live and recorded), teacher-led clinics, drop-in desks, a screencast bank, a professional development online portal (the PL Hub), and EdTech blog, a teacher-led tips share, and an online peer mentoring program.
Mr Bloor emphasised that thanks to well-established digital platforms, RMIT Vietnam has been able to adapt to ‘online and digital enhanced learning’ (ODEL) quickly and efficiently during the pandemic.
“Apart from supporting programs for teaching staff including training workshops to ensure they are well equipped to deliver online class successfully, the entire University is taken online, with all of its components not just learning and teaching, to maintain excellent student experience.”
SEUP is committed to contributing its expertise and offering support to NEAS Australia as NEAS will continue its engagement in Vietnam with key stakeholders such as MOET, NFLP and English language teaching providers in 2022. Opportunities for collaboration could include customised professional development programs, tailored consultancy services, quality endorsement activities, and support of in-country initiatives.
Story: Ha Hoang