Monday, 14 May 2018
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $50.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Coding with Robotics K-6
with Jackie Child, JS Technologies Coordinator

 

In this webinar a constructionist approach of sequential teaching of coding to students from Kindy to Year 6 using robots will be explored. Aligning and connecting the Digital Technologies curriculum to a variety of hands-on activities. Ideas, resources, coding programs and types of robots will be discussed and shared.

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • variety and suitability of robots for teaching coding
  • engaging students using constructionism
  • linking the digital technologies curriculum to tasks and lessons
  • providing a selection of coding programs and applications suitable for K-6 students

Jackie is the Junior School Technologies Coordinator at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School in Brisbane and the author of TinkeringChild.com blog. She is passionate about teaching with over 40 years’ experience and is a sessional tutor for pre-service teachers using technology to enhance their teaching and learning at Griffith University.

 

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
6.2.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

In addition:

 

Completing Coding using Robotics 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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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Questions and Questioning Frameworks for Inquiry Learning replay
Content presented by Kay Oddone, PhD Candidate & Sessional Academic, QUT

 

How might we design learning experiences built upon curiosity and inquiry? It’s all about questions!

 

In a world where answers seem so easy to come by, it is important that we explicitly teach students how to ask effective questions. Knowing how to formulate critical and incisive questions, and how to use questioning to gather accurate and relevant information is a key skill which underpins all stages of the inquiry learning process. Questioning is central to learning – and yet it is easy to allow this skill to slide under the radar, and even more tempting to shut down questions in an attempt to cover content more quickly.

 

In this webinar we will explore a range of question types, and investigate different questioning frameworks and strategies to actively develop students’ questioning skills. The webinar will provide insight into how questioning changes throughout the inquiry process, and will offer participants the opportunity to consider how they use questions and questioning within their own practice.

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Become familiar with a range of question types and questioning frameworks
  • Draw connections between different types of questions and stages of inquiry
  • Learn strategies to develop students’ skills in creating effective questions
  • Reflect upon the role of questioning in contemporary learning

What previous attendees had to say:
“Great presentation. Hope to implement a few of these ideas into the literacy group I teach.”
“I can see how to enhance the students’ learning and create student-led lessons.”
“I intend to trial various aspects of this course in the classroom and open my mind to new ways of being a facilitator of learning. ”

 

Kay Oddone is an educator with experience across a range of settings, having worked at school, system and tertiary levels. She is currently completing the final year of her PhD research, investigating the role of personal learning networks in teachers’ professional learning. She has presented at a number of national and international conferences, and blogs at www.linkinglearning.com.au . Her interests include networked and connected learning, critical and digital literacy, contemporary libraries and resourcing as well as reading, cooking and travelling.

 

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
6.2.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

In addition:

 

Completing Questions and Questioning Frameworks for 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.

 

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Monday, 21 May 2018
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Learning Styles and Neuro Linguistic Programming Distinctions replay
with Karen Bonanno, National Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd

 

Everyone has a preference for how they like information to be presented to them so they can process it with relative ease. We also have preferences for the way we analyse and evaluate information and then communicate it to others. Identifying personal learning styles is a major key to improving your performance and that of your students. When we become more familiar with learning styles we can help our students learn faster, more efficiently and easily.

 

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can provide us with some insights into how we can learn and communicate best. ‘Neuro’ refers to the mind, ‘Linguistic’ is about language and ‘Programming’ is about our sequences of repetitive behaviour and how we can act with purpose. NLP modalities and submodalities can provide important distinctions that are evident in each learning style.

 

A blended learning approach will be presented as a pathway to help teachers develop teaching programs to engage students in active learning.

 

This webinar will help you to identify your preferred modality, and provide insight into how others learn and communicate. It will provide an introduction to basic NLP principles to help you identify teaching strategies and methods to help your students learn at their best.

 

Karen Bonanno has over 35 years’ experience working in government and non-government schools as a secondary teacher, teacher librarian, head of department, acting deputy principal, regional advisor, education officer and education consultant. Karen is also an accredited Flow Consultant in Talent Dynamics, a Performance Consultant in Talent Dynamics for Young People, and an accredited Ignition! Trainer. She has used her Creator/Astronaut profile to evolve professionally in business as an education consultant and webinar provider of professional learning.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar may address 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 Learning Styles and Neuro Linguistic Programming 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, 23 May 2018
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, AEST, Sydney, NSW Non-member registration $50.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Games as text – Using apps, online and PC games to explore narrative, setting, character and authorship
with Bill Cohen, Teacher Librarian, ICT Integrator

 

For some time now, computer games have been far more than tests of reflexes. Modern games contain compelling characters, complex ideas and multiple narrative threads. Some present a fresh take on classics of literature or bend, fold, mutilate and spindle familiar tropes and archetypes. The explosion of mobile gaming over the past decade has taken many of these conventions and made them portable — the phrase ‘There’s an app for that’ can now be applied to works of folklore or literature re-imagined as games, or experiences that rely on the portability and connectivity of the platform they are designed for.

 

This webinar offers suggestions regarding games and apps for PC and mobile platforms that could be used to complement existing text choices or form the basis of exploring how story and narrative can be shaped by the reader/ player. Ideas will also be offered regarding how these games can be integrated into a school’s device collection, considering both school controlled and BYOD devices. Finally, attention will also be paid to opportunities for cross-curriculum connections in Years 7–10, with a particular focus on History, Geography and Science.

 

Attendees will be able to

  • Advocate for games as learning objects with heads of faculty and senior executive
  • Recommend games to compliment English, HSIE and Science areas of study
  • Coordinate the bulk purchase and installation of games on school devices

William (Bill) Cohen is the Teacher Librarian and ICT Integrator at Asquith Girls High School. Along with teaching Years 7–12 in both the public and private school systems, Bill has also been the Education Content Manager for a national education website, delivered workshops on social justice and global citizenship to audiences from 15–150 students, and been a featured op-ed columnist on technology and education for the ABC. He has previously spoken at conferences such as EduTECH, the 2016 conference for ICTNSW, the 2016 & 2017 Australian Curriculum Symposium, and a range of TeachMeets.

 

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
6.2.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

In addition:

 

Completing Games as Text 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 June 2018
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Skype in the Classroom replay
Content presented by Anne Mirtschin, ICT Award Winning Teacher

 

Skype is a free, user friendly and globally accessible tool and can be used on mobile devices. Teachers across the world are increasingly using Skype to break down their classroom walls.

 

Participants in this session will learn more about

  • Skype’s capabilities – video conferencing chat conversations, shared screens, options, video messages,
  • examples of different ways to use video conferencing in all subject areas,
  • classroom stories that show how student engagement is improved and inquiry-based learning is implemented,
  • how it can be used collaboratively to expand student’s authentic, real world learning,
  • experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students both locally and globally,
  • other online tools that also engage students and extend the learning from initial Skype connections.

Outcomes for attendees

  • Understand the capabilities of Skype
  • Appreciate the necessary elements for successful collaborative video conferencing
  • Take away many ideas that can be implemented into their classroom immediately
  • 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 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. The innovative use of technology together with an amazing international PLN has enabled her to make the world her classroom. Anne is the co-Australasian Chair for the Global Education Conference, a Skype Master Teacher and Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator, a Flat Connections Lead teacher and a Leader at Large for ISTE Global Collaboration PLN.

 

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 Skype 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.

 

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, AEST, Sydney, NSW Non-member registration $50.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Will the School of the Future have a Library of the Future?
with June Wall, June Wall Consultancy

 

This session considers the probable future learning needs of students and teachers and how this could be represented in a school. If schools change, then how will school libraries change? Or how should school libraries change for the possible future? Do school libraries need to change? These questions will be part of the discussion leading to some suggestions for the future of teacher librarians and school libraries.

 

Outcomes for attendee: At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify future learning needs of students
  • Discuss possible future library roles or spaces
  • Identify a possible path as a teacher librarian

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.

 

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Course.

 

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Thursday, 26 July 2018
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm, AEST Registration $20.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

‘Find Your (Story) Treasure this Book Week’
with Megan Daley, Teacher Librarian, St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School & Director at Children’s Books Daily.

 

[Note: 50% your registration fee will be donated to the CBCA Gift Fund, which will help fund educational, research and philanthropic projects that help CBCA keep giving the gift of literature and literacy to Australia’s children.]

 

Australia has an incredibly diverse, vibrant and fabulous children’s literary community which produces some of the most outstanding children’s books in the world and the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards recognise some of this exceptional talent each year. This webinar provides a personal overview of the shortlisted titles in each category and pathways to supporting resources to enrich the reading experience and provide inspiration for the 2018 theme, ‘Find Your Treasure’. Book Week celebrations provide the perfect opportunity to have books shine as treasures and Megan will share a wide range of innovative online and offline activities, many aligned with the curriculum, which will transform your library for one of those weeks in the year that libraries truly shine.

 

This webinar is relevant for primary and secondary teachers, teacher librarians and library staff, as well as anyone with an interest in children’s literature and the wonders of Book Week. Participants will gain:

  • An overview of the shortlisted titles across the award categories
  • Understanding of suitability of titles for various age ranges
  • Inspiration and suggestions for sharing the books to students and colleagues
  • Guidance in sourcing relevant resources and connecting strategies to the Curriculum
  • Awareness of electronic resources to support individual titles and Book Week celebrations
  • Access to an electronic list of the websites and their URLs to facilitate easy access after the Webinar.

Megan Daley is passionate about children’s literature and sharing it with young and old alike. She blogs about all things literary, library and tech at Children’s Books Daily. Megan is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and was recently awarded the Qld Teacher Librarian of the Year by The School Library Association of Queensland. In late 2017 she was awarded the national Dromken Librarians Award, presented at the State Library of Victoria. Megan has a non fiction book on reading development and reading in the digital age, aimed at parents and educators, due out with University of Qld Press (UQP) in early 2018. Megan is a former National Vice President of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, a judge on the Queensland Literary Awards and an editor for the Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Book Week publication. Megan writes academic journal articles and newsy pieces for online and print parenting magazines espousing the virtues of quality children’s literature. Each month she is the guest on the ‘BookWorms’ show on 612ABC radio and she regularly presents at conferences and literary events. She is on the Qld chapter of the board of the Australian Children’s Laureate and the Publications Committee of the National Library of Australia.

 

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
6.2.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

In addition:

 

Completing Find Your (Story) Treasure this Book Week 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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