Level 3 Classroom Teacher Association Members provide extensive support for aspirant Level 3 Classroom Teachers in several ways, as well as supporting preservice and graduate teachers in schools. Level 3 Classroom Teachers use the L3CT Competency Framework and the AITSL Standards to self-reflect and to assist others to reflect and seek professional growth.
The Association strongly recommends that aspirant L3CTs avail themselves of multiple sources of support, including excellent courses run by the PLI and the SSTUWA. In addition, small group or individual mentorship can be very helpful to aspirants and the L3CTA members help with this wherever possible, with many of our members supporting aspirants each year. You are welcome to contact us if you don’t have a Level 3 Classroom Teacher colleague in your school to assist you and we will put you in touch with an Association member if one is local to you and willing to assist. Please note that it is not always possible to match each aspirant with an individual mentor from the Association due to heavy demand at certain times of the year.
The Association welcomes aspirant L3CTs to attend the first Committee meeting of the year (18 February 2017), which will include a Q&A session for aspirants. This can provide a useful review point for aspirants in the early stage of preparing their portfolios, or with queries about the process. There is no charge. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.
Members of the Association support the Department in running the L3CT program through acting as assessors and reviewers and take confidentiality and fairness very seriously. For this reason, some L3CTA members are unable to mentor individuals, so as to avoid conflicts of interest, but can still provide general support, information and encouragement. You can also look out for information sessions at school network meetings and other events, where Association members may be presenting. Please also feel free to visit our Blog and post queries there.
Find information on the application process from the Department at http://det.wa.edu.au/careers/detcms/navigation/teachers-and-school-leaders/career-opportunities/level-3-classroom-teacher/ or email the L3CT Program Manager who runs the application process at L3CT@education.wa.edu.au. You can also access the Department’s Guidelines for applications at http://det.wa.edu.au/careers/detcms/workforce/careers/binary-files/level-3-teacher-guidelines-2017.en
We wish all aspirant colleagues the very best with their reflection and applications during 2017.