Monday, 11 February 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Cultivating Connected Learning: a Participatory Pedagogical Approach replay
Content presented by Kay Oddone, PhD Candidate, Sessional academic

 

[As we are in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar for your time zone, e.g. NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS = 8.00 pm, QLD = 7.00 pm, SA = 7.30 pm, NT = 6.30 pm, WA = 5.00 pm]

 

In the 21st century, we have witnessed tremendous change in how we understand knowledge and information, how we communicate, and how we see the world and ourselves. The way we understand learning and pedagogy must be transformed to reflect this new reality. One approach through which we can achieve this transformation is by applying the principles of connected learning to our practice.

 

The term connected learning is used frequently, and different interpretations of what connected learning is abound. In this webinar, I will present the empirically researched Connected Learning Framework, a pedagogical approach to understanding connected learning which is both a learning strategy and a blueprint for learning design.

 

Implementing a connected learning approach creates opportunities for collaboration, creativity, imagination & knowledge construction. This presentation will allow participants to become familiar with the Connected Learning Framework. It will also provide real life examples of connected learning, and suggestions for how this learning approach may be embedded in formal and informal learning contexts.

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Understand what connected learning is
  • Explain the elements, core properties and design principles of connected learning
  • Identify connected learning opportunities in formal and informal contexts
  • Argue the case for implementing connected learning for greater student engagement and participatory 21st century learning
  • Access further reading and resources

Kay Oddone is an educator, librarian and constant inquirer who is passionate about exploring how we might leverage the connectivity of the social technologies to enhance how we learn. With over twenty years of experience working in education and information environments, Kay is committed to finding innovative and creative ways to enhance how we access and experience learning opportunities. She is currently completing the final year of her PhD candidature through QUT, exploring how teachers experience professional learning through online personal learning networks.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

In addition:

 

Completing Cultivating Connected Learning 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, 18 March 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $20.00 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Great Reads for Upper Primary and Lower Secondary Students: Young Adult Age Appropriate Texts for 11-14 Age Group replay
With Pauline McLeod, Children’s and YA Literature Specialist, Riverbend Books

 

[As we are in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar for your time zone, e.g. NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS = 8.00 pm, QLD = 7.00 pm, SA = 7.30 pm, NT = 6.30 pm, WA = 5.00 pm]

 

This webinar is most relevant for upper primary and lower secondary teachers, teacher librarians and library staff and for those who have an interest in children’s and young adult literature. Recommending books categorised as Young Adult literature can be difficult for both teachers and parents and the “recommended” reading ages in publisher’s blurbs are highly unreliable. Books that are age appropriate for a year 11 student may not be appropriate for a year 7 student but are all categorised as “Young Adult”. As a supplier of texts to many high schools the years 7-9 is the age group that Pauline receives the most queries about for advice about suitability, language, content and themes. During the webinar Pauline will introduce participants to some new titles that deal with complex issues and themes but are targeted at the 11-14 years age group.

 

Participation in this webinar will assist teachers to:

  • Select the most recent texts aimed at the 11-14 years age group for classroom teaching purposes.
  • Be aware of new authors writing for this age group.
  • Identify literature that is engaging to readers for pleasure and also for bookclubs
  • Reacquaint themselves with some classic texts for this age group and find comparable texts to match with or replace old favourites.

Pauline McLeod is the Children’s and YA Literature Specialist at Riverbend Books, Bulimba. A Teacher-Librarian and former English and History teacher, for over a decade Pauline was a coordinator of UQ Library’s award winning school outreach program UQL Cyberschool. She has an MA in Children’s Literature and Graduate Diplomas in Secondary Education and Teacher-Librarianship. She has a special interest in YA fiction and is passionate about promoting and encouraging Australian stories. In 2015 Pauline was awarded the ABA Elizabeth Riley Fellowship for Children’s Bookselling. Pauline is a current judge for 2019/2020 of the older reader’s category of the CBCA awards.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

In addition:

 

Completing Young Adult Age Appropriate Texts for the 11-14 Age Group 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.

 

Please check the time in your time zone at Event Time Announcer

Monday, 13 May 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Story Mapping – Using Geographical Concepts to Respond to Literature replay
Content presented by Dr Jennie Bales, Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

 

Providing opportunities for students to respond to books by sharing insights with their peers can engage, motivate and deepen understanding. This presentation focuses on stories that include geographical concepts including local and global awareness, topographical features and examples of cartography. Through the examination of settings, locations, plots and maps we will consider how students can make geographical connections in their fiction reading through story mapping activities. Possibilities for applying cartographical techniques, creating visual representations and harnessing technology as a tool for map making and journey mapping will be considered. Participants will be introduced to a range of texts as a springboard for ideas suitable for primary and secondary classrooms.

 

This webinar will help you to:

  • understand the value of story mapping as a reading response strategy,
  • identify story mapping opportunities in literature,
  • explore different ways to create story maps and representations of real and imaginary places, and
  • harness technology to support story mapping.

Jennie’s passion for children’s literature has spanned a lifetime – as a reader, teacher, teacher librarian and adjunct lecturer in Charles Sturt University’s Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) program. Her current delivery of Children’s Literature Across the Curriculum for Charles Sturt University provided the inspiration for this session. Literature is a gateway to the world around us and Jennie loves making connections between the settings in stories of both her known, and the yet to be explored, geographical locations. Jennie is the coordinator of the OZTL_NET discussion list and associated social media platforms, with similar responsibilities for the CBCA Tasmania.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

In addition:

 

Completing Story Mapping – Using Geographical Concepts to Respond to Literature 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.

 

Please check the time in your time zone at Event Time Announcer

 

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Melbourne, VIC Non-member registration $40.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Backchannels in the Classroom 
with Anne Mirtschin, ICT Co-ordinator

 

This session will look at the nature of backchannels, how and why to use them, their benefits, challenges, best platforms that can be used for backchannelling and classroom stories of backchannel use. If time permits, attendees will participate in ‘hands-on’ activities’.

 

Following the webinar attendees will:

  • Understand what a backchannel is and how it can be used.
  • Reflect on the classroom stories shared and apply some of these to their classroom.
  • Access an online resources document, listing backchannel tools, uses, ideas for use.

Anne Mirtschin is a multi-award winning teacher who uses online tools to create powerful learning opportunities for students. Her most recent and prestigious award was the ISTE Making IT Happen Award. She teaches Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Accounting and Business Studies at Hawkesdale P12 College a remote Prep to Year 12 School in country Western Victoria. She is passionate about rural and global education, immersing technology into the classroom and loves collaborating and learning online. Anne has presented locally, nationally and internationally.

 

This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

In addition:

 

Completing Backchannels in the Classroom 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.

 

Please check the time in your time zone at Event Time Announcer

 

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Monday, 10 June 2019
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to Implement Problem-based and Inquiry Learning replay
Content presented by Leonie McIlvenny, Director, Studyvibe

 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide an excellent opportunity to implement problem-based learning in the classroom and an authentic context in which to address many of the outcomes from the Australian Curriculum. This presentation will provide background information to the goals, explore links to the Australian Curriculum and the UNESCO Transversal Competencies and identify the growing range of resources, programs and initiatives that support the achievement of the goals. It will also describe a challenge website that has been created to help teachers and students engage with the goals individually and as a class. Students achieve digital badges as they progress through the 10 challenges. Teacher librarians will be provided with strategies for how to support the implementation of the goals within the school library and the school.

 

At the completion of the webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Identify and access a range of resources that support the development of the goals within a school context
  • Identify which outcomes from the Australian curriculum support the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Establish how the UN Sustainable Development goals can be used to implement problem-based and inquiry learning in the classroom.

Leonie McIlvenny has been an educator for over 35 years having taught in both primary and secondary schools in the public and private as a teacher and teacher librarian. She has been a curriculum consultant, online course developer, library consultant and ICT project manager for the Western Australian Education Department. She has lectured in digital literacy and inquiry learning for pre-service teachers at Curtin University and currently works as an educational consultant nationally and internationally. Her interest in information and digital literacies was the driver behind Studyvibe, the Research Safari, the UN SDG Digital Passport Challenge and other online websites.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

In addition:

 

Completing  Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to Implement Problem-based and Inquiry Learning 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.

 

Please check the time in your time zone at Event Time Announcer

 

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