Current Professional Development

Professional Development

Our professional development work is based on our belief that effective professional learning develops communities of learners who engage in collaborative and reflective dialogue around classroom practice and who are effective researchers, team members and practitioners.

We negotiate client-based collaborative professional development programs that feature:

  • Ongoing support, promoting reflective teaching
  • A pedagogical focus, improving teaching practices
  • Practical strategies developed from cutting edge theory
  • Local, school & community priorities

What we provide

We deliver professional development in the areas of literacy, children’s literature, pedagogical change and school renewal. Our professional development packages are individually designed and developed for clients and include the provision of the workshop materials and powerpoint slides for participants in electronic form prior to on-site delivery

How it can be provided

Our professional development can be provided on site as:

  • One day workshops on requested topics
  • Spaced learning through sequences of workshops with time for reflection and implementation in between
  • Twilight sessions on requested topics
  • Specifically developed long term programs or projects over 6 months to 2 years
  • Advice on curriculum and syllabus development to schools and systems

Where and with whom it can be provided

We work all over Australia and New Zealand with:

  • Individual teachers and schools on site
  • School leaders and administrators
  • Parent groups
  • Networks of schools
  • Professional associations
  • State, Catholic and Independent systems
  • Departments of Education and syllabus developers

Contact us and let us know your specific needs and we will design a professional development package that meets your particular requirements

Case Study

This professional development originated from a request from a group of teachers in a network to investigate the relationship between literacy and history.

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I have had the good fortune to work with Michele Anstey and Geoff Bull in a number of educational contexts over the last three years. Their high academic background and leading expertise (including current cutting edge research and publications), together with their very practical, hands-on experience in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors combine to give them a full and grounded understanding of the modern education landscape including the Australian Curriculum.

Fiona Walker, Deputy Principal, Piara Waters Primary School, WA - Fiona Walker
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Anstey & Bull have led this project in a calm, professional, knowledgeable and collegial manner, which has been appreciated by all members of the team. We have all come to know and respect their experience and their ability to translate sometimes complex theory into meaningful classroom practice.

Ngaire A Tagney, Head of Primary - Moreton Bay College - Ngaire A Tagney
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The work of Geoff and Michele can be seen and heard in many classrooms across the local education community.

Jo Jones, Co-ordinator, Learning and Development Centre - Literacy - Jo Jones
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In 2003 I participated in a whole school Multiliteracies project with Drs Michele Anstey and Geoff Bull at Fairview Heights State School. Throughout a teaching career of 15 years it was the most significant teacher inservice experience that I had participated in up to that date - not only for me at a personal level but for our entire school teaching staff.

Lindy Abawi, Music Specialist - Fairview Heights State School - Lindy Abawi
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