November 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, ADST, Sydney, NSW Non-member registration $132.00 for this live webinar series. Register here.

Become a Leading Learner Series (3 live webinars)
with Karen Bonanno, June Wall and Dr Jennie Bales
[Wednesday, 8 November, 15 November and 22 November]

 

[Note: As we are now in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the first webinar for your time zone.]

 

With increased demands for the shift from an industrial to post-industrial model of education it is imperative that educators develop an understanding of the changing pedagogy, learning environments and strategies for deeper learning that work towards engaging learners in active and relevant learning.

 

Over three Wednesday evenings in November, three presenters will share on the following topics:

8 November: Future Learning for Student Engagement with Karen Bonanno, National Director, Eduwebinar
15 November: Connected Learning: A Smart Framework for Educators with June Wall, Education Consultant, June Wall Consultancy
22 November: Connected Books: Getting Smart with Literature with Dr Jennie Bales, Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University
[See below for more information for each webinar. If you cannot attend the series, you will be able to register for individual webinars.]

 

As an attendee, what will happen at this virtual event for you?

  • You will become aware of the changing pedagogical landscape and future learning scenarios.
  • You will explore ideas and a pathway to embed future learning fluencies in an online or blended learning mode.
  • You will be guided and inspired in the selection and use of a range of digital literature to engage students in connected learning.

 

When you register for the combined 3 webinars you will be helping the Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) achieve its mission. The ALNF is dedicated to raising language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia and raises funds to develop, implement and sustain innovative projects for individuals, families and communities.

 

$10.00 from every registration will be donated to the Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation at the end of the series.

 

For all Australian 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 Become a Leading Learner Series will contribute 3 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 of this event in your time zone at Event Time Announcer

 

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, ADST, Sydney, NSW Non-member registration $50.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Become a Leading Learner: Future Learning for Student Engagement
with Karen Bonanno, National Director, Eduwebinar

 

[Note: As we are now in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar for your time zone.]

 

Throughout history there has been several changes in our capacity to learn. With each change it has increased our ability to learn more efficiently and effectively. Each paradigm shift in learning builds on our ability to learn through time and ultimately addresses the visual, auditory, kinaesthetic and read/write preferences. An emerging shift will challenge how schools will successfully engage students in learning as the learner seeks access to anything, anywhere, anytime, from any place and with anyone.

 

With the shift in skillsets required by our young people, schools need to be responsive to the way technology is integrated to assist learners to be smarter in their learning, thinking and doing. There is also a corresponding need to design learning spaces that will support the varied learning needs, interests and talents of each learner. The dynamics of teaching and learning will change to provide learning opportunities that will engage students with everyone needing to be a leading learner.

 

This webinar will explore the paradigm shifts in learning and then progress to the impact emerging technologies will have on instruction, learning environments and methodology. Primary and secondary teachers and teacher librarians will be able to consider a response to future learning by understanding

  • how we learn best,
  • the impact of new and emerging technology on teaching and learning,
  • how the redesign of learning spaces can assist future learning, and
  • the need to provide variety in learning opportunities.

All participants will be provided with the opportunity to identify their range of learning preferences and natural learning capabilities prior to the webinar. This information will be explored during the live broadcast.

 

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. For 12 years she was the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian School Library Association and has also held executive positions at state, national and international level in teacher librarian professional associations. 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 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 Future Learning for Student Engagement 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, 13 November 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, ADST, Sydney, NSW Register now to secure your virtual seat for this FREE webinar

Ignition!

Ignition! = Helping Kids Discover an Inspiring Future
with Karen Bonanno, National Director, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd

 

[Note: As we are now in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar for your time zone.] 

 

This is a information session only on the Ignition! program: a journey of personal development and discovery designed specifically for young people (tweens, teens & young adults).

 

We are looking to grow our national network of Ignition! Coaches, so if you (or your school) are interested in introducing a personal development program for students, then please register for this free information session.

 

Ignition! uses a combination of coaching, training, conversation and exploration to empower young people to build confidence, boost self worth and to provide vision and direction when choosing options and career ideas. Ignition! has been created to ensure that these young folk know that it doesn’t matter where their life began, how their life has unfolded, or where they currently are, it matters that they discover who they really are. Including, identifying their natural talent, gifts and capabilities that give them energy, meaning and purpose.

 

Every young person has the right to be set up for success and be the best they can be. Sadly, many are experiencing low confidence and poor self-worth, struggling to know who they really are, why they are here and what they stand for.

 

The relentless pressure to be beautiful, sporty, intelligent, popular and successful is fuelling unparalleled levels of anxiety, stress, bullying, seclusion, procrastination, mental illness and poor choices in young people. As if that wasn’t enough, they are also required to choose subjects at school, options for further education and make decisions on apprenticeships, jobs and careers. If they cannot see their own worth or appreciate their own talents it is hard for them to recognise and express what they are good at; and even harder for them to shine.

 

Benefits for young people:

  • Discover their passion
  • Develop their confidence
  • Identify the way they learn best
  • Develop future enterprise skills
  • Determine their purpose
  • Get life and career direction

Become an Ignition! Accredited Professional. We are looking for like-minded people to deliver the program to young people throughout Australia.

 

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Event.

 

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.

 

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

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, ADST, Sydney, NSW Non-member registration $50.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Become a Leading Learner: Connected Learning – A Smart Framework for Educators
with June Wall, Education Consultant, June Wall Consultancy

 

[Note: As we are now in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar for your time zone.]

 

As we move forward with the use of a range of technologies and pedagogies to meet rapidly expanding future needs, teachers are deluged with expectations of becoming a future oriented teacher to meet the future learning needs of our students. There are numerous frameworks to use when planning curriculum activities and the challenge is to decide which one best fits a given set of needs. Frameworks need to provide guidance and structure while still enabling flexibility. Connected learning, design thinking and digital literacy are principles, methodologies and literacies that must be incorporated into everyday teaching if future learning needs are to be met.

 

During the webinar, participants will explore some frameworks and discover one framework for learning developed by the presenter. All participants will have access to this framework after the webinar.

 

This webinar will explore a range of learning frameworks and how digital learning can be embedded within them. Primary and secondary teachers and teacher librarians will be able to further explore

  • how they can add value to their teaching through use of a newly developed framework,
  • some embedded digital literacy practices, and
  • a number of pedagogies that support connected learning.

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.

 

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 Connected Learning: A Smart Framework for Educators 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, 20 November 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, ADST, Sydney, NSW Non-member registration $40 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Makerspaces and Students’ Wellbeing Replay
with Jackie Child, Teacher Librarian and Sessional Tutor

 

[Note: As Daylight Saving Time has commenced in Australia please check the time of this event in your time zone at Event Time Announcer.]

 

The Maker Movement is changing societal thinking and working, putting purpose, fun, passion and ownership back into our students’ learning. We are entering the greatest age of innovation and creativity in human history.

 

When students engage in the many activities and opportunities provided in our library makerspace they relax and have fun. It is non-threatening … no testing or grading! It’s a place where they can fulfil their own desire to give things a go. Failing becomes part of the fun. To solve problems and challenges when creating and trying to make things work gives children confidence to succeed. Students can share, collaborate and help each other in the pursuit of making. A child’s wellbeing is of utmost importance and a makerspace can be one place to assist in ensuring a child is stimulated yet feels safe and relaxed. The joy and happiness we have seen in our makerspace is evident of students’ wellbeing.

 

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Overview of setting up a Junior Library Makerspace
  • Equipment and resources for a successful makerspace
  • Research evidence that shows students with high levels of wellbeing are more likely to have higher academic achievement, better mental health, and a more pro-social, responsible and fulfilled lifestyle.

What previous attendees had to day about this digital broadcast:
“It was helpful to see how a makerspace has worked in a library.”
“Loved the different types of items and activities that can happen in the school library makerspace.”
“Looking forward to reading more on Jackie’s blog, especially the connections between literature and makerspace.”
“The content was really interesting and inspiring. Thank you.”
“There was more than student wellbeing happening. The girls have developed a whole range of skills.”

 

Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for over 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers using technology to enhance teaching and learning. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!

 

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.

 

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

 

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, ADST, Sydney, NSW Non-member registration $50.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Become a Leading Learner: Connected Books – Getting Smart with Literature
with Dr Jennie Bales, Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

 

[Note: As we are now in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar for your time zone.]

 

Literature plays a significant part in our understanding of, and appreciation for, the world we live in. Developing students into life-long readers has cross-disciplinary significance that goes beyond ‘being literate’ to impact on attitudes, beliefs and responsibilities. Increased access to technology and advances in publication and distribution of texts in multiple formats and genres offer exciting opportunities to engage students in literature and literary practices in and beyond the classroom. Technology enables students to experience and appreciate literature in new ways to build on proven practices. It has the power to expand individual and group reading horizons as they share and celebrate their reading experiences with others to build a reading community that transcends the classroom walls. During the webinar participants will be introduced to a range of digital text types, explore online pathways for responding to literature and consider options for participating in reading communities.

 

This webinar will explore a range of technology-based options to broaden students’ reading experiences. Primary and secondary teachers and teacher librarians will be able to add to their literary practices as they are introduced to:

  • a range of web-based literature for personal reading and shared reading,
  • individual and group literature response activities, and
  • options for publishing and accessing students’ responses to their reading experiences.

Jennie’s passion for children’s literature has spanned a lifetime – as a reader, teacher and teacher librarian. Her current endeavours as an adjunct lecturer with Charles Sturt University, social media editor for the CBCA Tasmania, reviewer and sales representative for INT Books keeps her immersed in children’s literature. She sees technology as a springboard that can deepen the reading experience. Jennie is inspired to explore ways to harness the digital world, to expand students reading horizons, and to connect with others to celebrate great reading experiences.

 

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 Connected Books: Getting Smart with 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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Monday, 4 December 2017
8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, AEDT, Melbourne, VIC Non-member registration $40 for this webinar replay. Register here.

Collaborative Learning replay
Content presented by Anne Mirtschin, ICT Teacher

 

[Note: As we are now in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar for your time zone.]

 

Collaborative learning can take place within the classroom and beyond through global connections. Students can learn locally, nationally or internationally on a collaborative scale. The place of collaborative learning in the curriculum will be discussed during this digital broadcast.

 

Anne will share, outline and briefly demonstrate what collaborative learning looks like through classroom stories. Some of the apps, online tools and digital resources that can be used to support collaborative learning will be outlined. Most of these apps, tools and resources are free and cross platform.

 

There will also be discussion on the scaffolding that might be required to support learners in a collaborative learning environment.

 

Outcomes for attendees:

  • Become aware of a range of online tools, apps and resources that are free, cross platform and can support collaborative learning.
  • Observe classroom stories of collaborative learning and consider the application to your own classrooms.
  • Access to a 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. 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

 

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

 

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