Wednesday, 8 March 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEDT, Sydney NSW Register here to secure your virtual seat for this FREE webinar Become a member today

Cosmos Lessons with STILE – Re-thinking the Science Textbook 
with Dave Canavan, Community Leader, STILE Education

 

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Cosmos Lessons: Digital lessons based on current science news. A fully curriculum aligned, Australian based digital resource which brings science to life with a foundation from the award-winning Cosmos Magazine. The perfect tool for classroom teaching, homework and flip learning, Stile and the Cosmos Lessons will revolutionise science teaching and learning.

 

Attendees will be able to explore the superb content with a view as to how to use Cosmos Lessons at their school. They will then be able to run a trial with their class or department with consultation and guidance from the Stile team.

 

Educated in Manchester, studying science to Masters level and gaining Qualified Teacher Status, Dave Canavan has taught high school science in the UK, Australia (where he was Head of Science at a large state high school) and in a British International School in Bangkok, where he became the principal. Dave has also been a science writer for a leading international newspaper, and he now works for Stile Education, a revolutionary program created by Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist.

 

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 13 March 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEDT, Melbourne, VIC. Non-member registration $40.00 for this webinar replay. Register here. Become a member today

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Library Learning Spaces Design Replay
with live interactive chat with your host, Karen Bonanno
Content presented by Anne Whisken, Head of Library, Carey Baptist Grammar School

 

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Library Learning Spaces exist in both the physical and digital. Design of one should echo the other in the sense that use of each is a deliberate choice after the question: what information or reading resource or physical space or eLearning technology or expert guidance best suits the learning that we want to take place?

 

Physical library spaces are the focus of this session, and although what you can do in your library differs according to budgets, the questions to be explored are similar, with the basic one being: what can I do with my spaces and furniture arrangements and collections to enhance the learning to take place in my school? Recent research and design of a new library plus several decades of making changes in existing libraries informs the presentation.

 

We will look at defining the learning that can take place in a library, the ways students prefer to learn, and how to design and arrange physical spaces to support that. Pre-thinking for this session: In your school library WWW: What Works Well already, what different library learning spaces does your school need and what are you prepared to give up to create those new spaces and arrangements?

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Understand the types of learning that can take place in a school library
  • Understand the spaces and arrangements that provide for that learning
  • Ability to analyse the strengths and opportunities in existing library spaces
  • Ability to develop a brief for changes in existing libraries or for design of new libraries

What previous webinar attendees had to say:
“Extremely useful information as I’m just starting the process of gathering ideas for a refurbishment. Has cemented some of my ideas and added others.”
“I have had trouble pulling together research about this topic to support changes that I’d like to see in my library so I particularly appreciated seeing the range of references that referred to learning spaces.”
“Presentation has given me some ideas to trial in my library e.g. regularly moving furniture etc.”
“Very interesting overview and very informative about individual library spaces and how they worked for this library. I enjoyed the photos and the practical ideas, plus references to other resources.”

 

Anne Whisken has been head of five large school libraries and conducted continuous research in all to change spaces and collections to meet the particular teaching and learning needs of each school community. Key to those changes has been validating what is good about existing library spaces, collections and staff and building on that to engage decision makers and the broader school. It has also involved changing views about school libraries and their collections from being places of storage to spaces for learning. Anne is as excited about the possibilities of a one room library to a multi-level ‘community hub’.

 

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
6.4.2 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning

 

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Course.

 

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEDT, Sydney NSW Non-member registration $50.00 for this live webinar. Register here. Become a member today

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

 

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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.

 

In addition:

QTCCompleting Planning Your Coding Implementation will contribute 1 hour of QTC 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, 22 March 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEDT, Launceston, TAS Non-member registration $50.00 for this live webinar. Register here. Become a member today

Research for Reflective Practice
with Dr Jennie Bales, Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

 

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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.

 

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

Getting Started with Global Projects Replay
with live interactive chat with your host, Karen Bonanno
Content presented by Anne Mirtschin, ICT Teacher

 

 

Technology enables networking on a global scale. Our world is becoming increasingly global and our students need to be equipped to be part of this. The new ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) draft student learning standards, include the following strands:

  1. The Global Collaborator
  2. Creative Communicator/Creative Learner/Creator and communicator
  3. Digital Citizen

 

This session will discuss some of the following:-

  • Why global collaborative skills are important.
  • A variety of global projects to be part of from simple to complex for a range of age groups from the youngest to the oldest!
  • Celebrating special global days
  • Sites to find others to connect with
  • Tips for success
  • A discussion of some of the challenges and how to overcome them.
  • Useful online resources

Following this webinar you will:

  • feel empowered to commence global projects (or look for some more complex projects;
  • appreciate the necessary elements for successfully participating in global projects;
  • learn where to find a range of global projects;
  • have access a list of useful online resources for ongoing 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. Blog: http://www.murcha.wordpress.com

 

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:

QTCCompleting Where to Get Started with Global Projects will contribute 1 hour of QTC 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, 26 April 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

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STEM or STEAM – Setting the Scene for Learning
with June Wall, Educational Consultant

 

This session uses current research on STEM and its implementation in schools in various modes to then offer practical suggestions for how you incorporate STEM or STEAM into a primary unit and/or a stage 4 History unit.

 

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the research base for STEM or STEAM
  • Consider teaching strategies that integrate STEAM outcomes for problem solving
  • Identify resources that support STEM or STEAM outcomes.

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:

QTCCompleting STEM or STEAM: Setting the Scene for Learning will contribute 1 hour of QTC 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, 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

 

Please check the time of this event in your time zone at Event Time Announcer

 

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