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Peer Coaching: Positive Conversations About Teaching Practice

About the program

Peer Coaching: Positive Conversations About Teaching Practice provides an introduction to coaching and the GROWTH coaching model. Peer coaching is a learning conversation between two or more colleagues. This confidential process enables participants to reflect on current practice, share ideas, set professional goals, teach one another, build new skills and solve problems. The program comprises a 90-minute self-directed online component followed by a one-day face-to-face session.

The self-directed online component and Peer Observation Data Collection task will be issued three weeks before the face-to-face session to allow ample time for completion. Ideally, this is aimed at collaborative pairs/teams of teachers, school leaders and principals using a collection of school-based data. However, this is not essential.

Regional participants can complete the face-to-face component via the online WebEx platform. All that is needed is access to a device with microphone, speakers and camera, such as a PC or iPad, and an internet connection. When registering from a regional location, it is mandatory to register two participants from each school. Please contact Trish Mateljan on 9413 3320 or via email at prior to submitting a regional registration.

Learning intention

At the end of this program, it is intended participants will have:

  • used the GROWTH coaching model for enhancing teaching conversations
  • used coaching skills to support professional conversations, including questioning, clarifying and listening
  • used skills in dealing with the challenges of working collaboratively
  • understood current research and practice in coaching.

Target audience

Principals, school leaders and teachers.

Participant expectations

In this practical program, participants are expected to engage in peer coaching conversations.

About the facilitators

Growth Coaching International (GCI) is one of the largest providers of coaching and coach training in the Australian education sector. With offices in every Australian state and territory, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the GCI team is linked into the latest research and practice on school leadership and coaching in education

Our facilitators include:

Grant O'Sullivan Kristy Mularczyk Ben Calleja


Previous participant testimonials

"Enjoyed the conversations and discussions with our peers and the practise sessions.  A great presenter. Thank you!"
Sandra Walker, Teacher, Charthouse Primary School

"The time to practise the conversations is very useful. Relevant / useful discussion. Well informed / knowledgeable presenter."
Esther Blood, Program Coordinator, Canning Vale College

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

6.  Engage in professional learning

7.  Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

    Online module and one-day

    Multiple cohorts


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  Online module Program module
Cohort 1 Friday
16 March 2018
6 April 2018
Cohort 2 Wednesday
6 June 2018
27 June 2018
Cohort 3 Tuesday
7 August 2018
28 August 2018
Cohort 4 Wednesday
3 October 2018
24 October 2018

All program modules run from 8.30am to 4.00pm.

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Regional participants: Please contact Trish Mateljan on 9413 3320 or via email at prior to submitting your registration.


Institute for Professional Learning   
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street

Video conferencing via SABA / Web Ex.

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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am. Tea and coffee are available from 7.45am.
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.


The Institute for Professional Learning is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville WA. We co-locate with the Schools of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).


Please note the Institute does not have on-site parking available:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F at the Institute.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to register

  • Search for Peer Coaching: Positive Conversations About Teaching Practice on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Regional participants: Please contact Trish Mateljan on 9413 3320 or via email at prior to submitting your registration.

Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 801 or email

Peer Coaching: Positive Conversations About Teaching Practice

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