Tuesday, 16 May 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEST, Brisbane, QLD Register here to secure your virtual seat for this FREE webinar

Ignition!Ignition! The Spark that Starts Your Journey to Success
with TeeJay Dow, Creator of Ignition!, Back on Track Teens

 

Ignition! is a journey of personal development and discovery designed specifically for young people. So many young people suffer from low confidence, poor self-worth, struggle with knowing what their value is in this world, and have little sense of vision or direction for their lives. They are confused and often settle for what is second best in their lives.

 

Ignition! has been created to ensure that young people know that it doesn’t matter where their life began, how their life started, or where they are right now. What matters is that they discover who they are. Not their name or labels, but who they really are, and what they are naturally gifted and talented to do. Also, they need to acknowledge what they are not so good at and discover the “Fuel” that gives their life energy and meaning.

 

Ignition! is about finding a young persons’ unique identity, being comfortable in their own skin and learning how to collaborate with others who bring different values to get things done more effectively.

 

We all have a spark that lies deep inside us, and when you find yours and ignite it you will light up the world around you.

 

Einstein said we are all geniuses, but we have different kinds of genius. That means we have different types of “sparks” inside. Let’s help our young people to discover … Which Bright Spark are YOU?

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Discover the Ignition! Journey for Young People and the impact it can have
  • Know why it is so important to empower young people to discover their Spark
  • Understand whether this is a program that you can be a part of and deliver
  • Find out how to become an Ignition! Coach and bring this into your organisation

TeeJay Dowe is an experienced, energetic and enthusiastic motivational speaker, published author, international coach, and Master Neurostrategist. She knows what it is like to feel that you are not enough and lost. Her purpose for being on the planet is to make a difference to the lives of as many young people as is humanly possible. This has to be in collaboration with like- minded people by sharing her mission and the tools she has developed to empower, inspire and enlighten this generation to discover their “Bright Spark”, ignite it and live to their full potential.

 

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEST, Melbourne, VIC Non-member registration $50.00 for this live webinar. Register here. Become a member today

Digital Literacy, Skills Development and Curriculum Connections
with Anne Mirtschin, ICT Teacher

 

This session will discuss what digital literacy actually is, why it is an essential skill in the age we live in. We will also look at skills required for digital literacy and the connections that Digital Literacy has to the AusVels curriculum and ISTE learning standards.

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Understand what digital literacy involves
  • Become aware of some of the skills involved in building digital literacy
  • Be able to map it to the Australian curriculum
  • Access to online resources

Anne Mirtschin is an award winning teacher who uses online tools to create powerful learning opportunities for students. Her journey into the amazing world of technology started with blogging 9 years ago. She teaches Information and Communications Technology(ICT), Business Management and at Hawkesdale P12 College. Anne is passionate about rural and global education, immersing technology into the classroom, eLearning and loves collaborating and learning online.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar may address the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
3.3.2 – Using teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources.

 

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Course

 

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Monday, 22 May 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEST, Sydney NSW Non-member registration $40.00 for this webinar replay. Register here. Become a member today

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3D Printing – Not Just Making Models Replay
Content presented by Leonie McIllvenny, Head of iCentre

 

3D printing is becoming a popular addition to many classrooms with some schools now replacing their computer lab with a suite of 3D printers. While the 2015 Horizon Report stated that their adoption in schools would take 3-5 years it appears their infiltration into the ‘schoolscape’ is happening much faster than anticipated. After the initial excitement of “bringing the baby home” however, many 3D printers are finding themselves abandoned at the back of a room because no-one knows how to use, maintain or manage their effective integration into the curriculum.

 

This webinar will explore a range of issues around the effective use of 3D printers in the classroom and offer some practical advice and tips on how to maximise their potential.

 

A wide range of resources will be provided including links to the Australian Curriculum (specifically the Technologies curriculum), lessons plans, CAD programs to use for 3D design, 3D object repositories, videos that can be used for ‘unplugged’ lessons and much more.

By the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Identify where in the Australian Curriculum 3D printing is addressed
  • Identify and source appropriate CAD programs for students to use in their 3D designs
  • List the considerations that need to be made when deciding to buy a 3D printer
  • List the affordances of 3D printing within the curriculum and beyond

Leonie has been an educator for over 30 years. During her career she has been a curriculum consultant, online course developer, library consultant, University lecturer, and ICT Project Manager for the Western Australian Education Department.
Developing digital resources to support teachers and students has been a key focus of her work for the past 7 years.  These include The Research Safari, Studyvibe, My Digital Passport and the Knowledge Compass. Leonie is an active member of her library professional associations and presents regularly at state, national and international conferences.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
3.3.2 – Using teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources.

 

In addition:

 

Completing 3D printing – not just making models will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEST, Sydney NSW Non-member registration $50.00 for this live webinar. Register here. Become a member today

Digital Resources and Apps for English K-6
with June Wall, Educational Consultant

 

This session will explore some apps and tools for use within the English K-6 curriculum.

 

It will include ideas and strategies about how to use them for learning in an English primary classroom.

 

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify resources and tools for learning in a primary English classroom
  • Explore some teaching strategies to use with the digital resources

June Wall is an independent Consultant, eLearning and Libraries and an Adjunct Lecturer, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University. She was previously a Teacher Quality Consultant for the Association of Independent Schools, NSW. She has been a teacher at primary and secondary levels, a lecturer, a professional development and education consultant, Head of Department, special librarian, teacher librarian and computer coordinator in the government and non-government sectors for over 35 years. June has held a range of positions in professional associations at regional, state, national and international levels, including President of both the state and national teacher librarian associations. June is also an accredited Flow and Performance Consultant in Talent Dynamics for Young People.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
3.3.2 – Using teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources.

 

In addition:

 

Completing Digital Resources and Apps for English K-6 will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

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Monday, 5 June 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEST, Sydney NSW Non-member registration $40.00 for this webinar replay. Register here. Become a member today

Planning your Coding Implementation Replay
with Lisa Nash, Librarian, CEO Parramatta

 

This webinar will share practical ideas to getting started with coding in your school. A primary and secondary focus will be explored during this webinar.

 

The National STEM Agenda, the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum and the NSW Curriculum all emphasise the importance of coding across the curriculum for our students’ future career success.

 

We will explore the components of planning a successful coding implementation in your school. You will identify a continuum of useful control technologies and digital resources to support computational thinking activities as well as resources to support teacher learning in this area.

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Identify the curriculum connections with Coding, Computational thinking and STEM
  • Ability to develop a plan to implement coding in your school
  • Explore a continuum of activities and resources to support coding

Lisa Nash is Digital Learning & Library Services Officer for Learning Exchange, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta. Lisa enjoys exploring emerging technologies to discover how they can be used to make libraries and learning more accessible and relevant. She collaborates with and supports teachers and teacher librarians with professional learning, resources and workshops for effective integration of ICT in learning. Lisa shares her research and knowledge via the LEX website, and a number of Blogs and Google sites. Her most current work has been with integrating iPads in learning, STEM agendas and ICT tools for Geography.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
3.3.2 – Using teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources.

 

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEST, Brisbane, QLD Register here to secure your virtual seat for this FREE webinar

The Power of Self Publishing
with Bev Ryan, Publishing Manager

 

Self-publishing is a powerful tool to raise your visibility and position yourself as leader in your field of expertise. It is also a very effective catalyst for career development, personal growth, and even entry into a new field. Independent publishing has no barriers, and benefits include

  • Credibility, authority and exposure
  • Attracting professional contacts, opportunities and alliances
  • Additional elements such as speaking, seminars, e-courses etc. around your book topic.

What you will learn:

  1. The basics of self-publishing
  2. How to define your purpose, your message and your audience
  3. How to start where you are

Bev Ryan provides book publishing services & career profiling services to quiet achievers making their mark in business and professional services. Bev believes that self-publishing is a powerful tool for business owners and professionals to position themselves as leaders in their field. The process is also a catalyst for enormous personal and professional growth. As the trend of self-publishing continues to grow, Bev works with new authors to help them overcome the challenges found in the self-publishing process.

 

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Monday, 12 June 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEST, Sydney NSW Non-member registration $40.00 for this webinar replay. Register here. Become a member today

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Future Focused School Library Replay
Content presented by Leonie McIlvenny, Head of iCentre

 

In a climate where school libraries and professional library staff are being threatened as schools rationalise resources and programs, there is an urgency to review current library programmes and practices to ensure that the school library is ‘future ready’. There are a number of international initiatives, such as Future Ready Librarians from the US and Leading Learning from Canada that provide some key standards of practice that reflect the current climate and move beyond those described in Australian legacy standards framework Learning for the Future.

 

This webinar will explore these initiatives and frameworks, make links with Learning for the Future and provide suggestions on ways that schools can use these documents to support them to become ‘future-focused’.

 

By the end of this webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Identify and access current initiatives and frameworks that describe future focused libraries (national and international)
  • Make links between Learning for the Future and other international frameworks
  • Identify key standards by which their school library can be reviewed for strategic planning purposes

Leonie has been an educator for over 30 years. During her career she has been a curriculum consultant, online course developer, library consultant, University lecturer, and ICT Project Manager for the Western Australian Education Department. Developing digital resources to support teachers and students has been a key focus of her work for the past 7 years.  These include The Research Safari, Studyvibe, My Digital Passport and the Knowledge Compass. Leonie is an active member of her library professional associations and presents regularly at state, national and international conferences.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar may address the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
6.2.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
7.4.2 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

 

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Course

 

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEST, Melbourne, VIC Non-member registration $50.00 for this live webinar. Register here. Become a member today

Apps, Tools and Digital Resources that Support the Curriculum
with Anne Mirtschin, ICT Co-ordinator

 

This session will share, outline and briefly demonstrate some of the apps, tools and digital resources that support the curriculum. Most of these apps, tools and resources will be free and cross platform. Some classroom stories will be related in their use.

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Become aware of a range of tools, apps and resources that are free, cross platform that can support the classroom curriculum.
  • See ‘walk throughs’ on how to use some of the apps and tools and visualize their application to the classroom.
  • Access to online resources which will list the tools, apps and resources referred to with appropriate urls for future reference.

Anne Mirtschin is an award winning teacher who uses online tools to create powerful learning opportunities for students. Her journey into the amazing world of technology started with blogging 9 years ago. She teaches Information and Communications Technology(ICT), Business Management and at Hawkesdale P12 College. Anne is passionate about rural and global education, immersing technology into the classroom, eLearning and loves collaborating and learning online.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
3.3.2 – Using teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources.

 

In addition:

 

Completing Apps, tools and digital resources that support the curriculum will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEST, Canberra, ACT Non-member registration $50.00 for this live webinar. Register here. Become a member today

Keys to Success: transforming information and digital literacy for senior secondary students
with Holly Godfree and Lori Korodaj, Teacher librarians at Lake Tuggeranong College

 

The world of employment is changing and employers are looking for employees with more “generic, 21st Century Skills”.  Declining numbers of teacher librarians in P-10 schools mean that many students are not mastering these skills before they come to Year 11. TLs at Lake Tuggeranong College created the Keys to Success program to fill these gaps.

 

Now in its second year, Keys to Success is delivered with a mixture of face to face and independent work via Google Classroom. This allows 24/7 access to work for those students unable to attend and blends ‘traditional’ teaching with online delivery.

 

Aspects of the program are not “perfect” – our primary challenge is getting students to attend! Unfortunately, often they “don’t know what they don’t know” . . . But with a very supportive principal and our creative problem solving caps firmly in place, we are hoping to gain momentum over the coming years.

 

This session will be useful to secondary school practitioners looking to fill the gaps for their students and for primary school practitioners with an eye on transitions who want their students to avoid those gaps in the first place.

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Identify the skills and concepts that need to be targeted to fill common gaps in students’ knowledge
  • Use the Keys to Success model of delivery as a springboard for generating a program to suit your school community.
  • Use the Keys to Success content as a “To Do List” for targeting skills and generating lessons to suit your school community.

Holly taught in primary schools for 15 years before moving to senior secondary in 2015. She “slid” into the school library in 2006 and completed her MEdTL in 2015. For years now, she has been very active in local and national efforts to advocate for improvements in school library resourcing. She has published articles in Access, Public Education Voice, and The Canberra Times relating to these efforts.

 

Lori is a teacher librarian practitioner with over 20 years experience in Australia and overseas, in school (K-12) and public libraries.  Lori is currently a teacher librarian at a senior secondary college (Yr 11-12) and a sessional marker for the School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University. She has represented her profession as President of the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) ACT and as a director on the ASLA Board, and was a member of ASLA’s ACCESS Editorial project team.  Lori has written for Australian Teacher Magazine as well as for ASLA’s national publication, ACCESS. Professional passions: providing professional learning to colleagues, advocacy for the importance of teacher librarians in schools, educational technology, and mentoring up and coming teacher librarians.

 

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Course. 

 

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Monday, 24 July 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this webinar replay. Register here. Become a member today

Research for Reflective Practice Replay
with live interactive chat with your host, Karen Bonanno
Content presented by Dr Jennie Bales, Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

 

Research informs your profession and your practice.

 

This webinar introduces the concept of research from a practitioner’s perspective and aims to inspire participants to implement their own research project within their field of professional practice.

 

Becoming a more reflective and responsive educator is an integral part of highly accomplished teaching practice. Undertaking your own research project to evaluate programs and initiatives and inform decision-making provides a stimulating and valuable focus for a personal professional learning pathway. This presentation will introduce you to research processes and scaffold some of the key components that will help you design, implement and apply a straightforward and manageable research project in the school or library environment.

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Understand the key components of the research process
  • Awareness of ethical considerations in human research
  • Introduction to some research methods and research techniques
  • Understand ways to apply research findings to inform and improve practice
  • Identify pathways to disseminate research outcomes and build personal teaching credentials

Jennie Bales is an adjunct lecturer in the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University. Before joining the SIS team her career has been predominantly within the teacher librarianship profession in Tasmania. Throughout her career she has drawn on and conducted research to inform practice. Areas of interest include online collaborative learning environments, the use of technology to facilitate shared literary experiences, information literacy in a digital environment and the adoption of technology and e-resources by school library users – educators, students and the parent community.

 

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Course. 

 

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