Saturday, 2 October
1.00 pm to 4.00 pm AEST Non-member registration $180 for this 3-hour masterclass. Register here.

Discover the Power in Leveraging Your Unique Pedagogical Talents [3-hour Masterclass]
with Karen Bonanno, National Director, Eduwebinar

 

Emeritus Professor, Frank Crowther, coined the phrase ‘pedagogical gifts’. He identifies ‘gifts’ as the unique talents, personalities, values, passions and interests of teachers in the everyday life of the classroom.

 

There is a need to appreciate educators’ skillset and professional experience in the midst of the increased media focus on teacher shortages, the need to make teaching a national priority and retain high achievers in the workforce.

 

Each educator brings their individual uniqueness and professional experience to the school and its community. This uniqueness needs to be highlighted and nurtured to sustain education for the long-term interests of students.

 

This is why Karen is hosting this masterclass to support teachers, teacher-librarians, and those working in school libraries, to thrive in these changing times. It is in times of crisis that opportunities will emerge.

 

This virtual masterclass is designed to encourage individuals to think about their present status and take action to re-set their professional pathway.

 

What do you get in this masterclass:

  • An individual Talent Dynamics Profile Report identifies your natural talents, strengths and capabilities.
    It starts with YOU, the individual, taking a deep dive into your unique pedagogical ‘gifts’, or, broadly speaking, your talent pool.
  • An opportunity to gain insights into how to use your unique talents to stay highly motivated and focused to stay on course.
    Also, insights into what activities drain your energy and can potentially highjack your progress.
    Figure out what’s working for you, what’s not, and what you want to take forward.
  • The time to explore elements for adding value and building trust.
    This can be aligned to your primary responsibility to your school or your ‘team’.
  • Strategies to help you develop your professional strategic master plan.
    Action activities to identify the next steps to take.
  • A follow-up group accountability session 3 months after this masterclass.
    Helping to keep you on track to achieve the promises you have made.

Karen Bonanno is an educator and consultant in Talent Dynamics and Teen Dynamics. She is highly focused on helping adults, tweens and teens discover their natural talents to help them explore how to use their strengths (weaknesses and challenges) to transform their lives. Karen is an educator with over 40 years of experience working in government and non-government schools, professional associations and private enterprise. She has been involved in the delivery of virtual professional learning programs for educators for over a decade.

 

What previous attendees had to say:
“Good introduction to concepts I need to work on and read more deeply.”
“Very useful as we are looking at selecting action teams for specific projects.”
“Highlighted the importance of ensuring the teams have people with different strengths.”
“An interesting presentation – well-timed for me.”

 

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Learning Course

 

For all States and Territories:
This masterclass will provide self-identified professional development addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient level:
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice.
6.3 – Engage with colleagues and improve practice.
6.4 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning.
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities.

 

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

 

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Wednesday, 20 October 2021
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $40.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

Foundations for Effective Collaborative Leadership: It starts with you
with Karen Bonanno, National Director, Eduwebinar

 

[As we are in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar in 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].

 

Great leadership starts with self-awareness – not the title or position you may hold. The very first step to being an effective leader is to know yourself and then know others.
‘Self-awareness is empowering because it arms you with knowledge and enables you to make better choices – to change or grow’ ~ Chinwe Esimai.

 

There are many psychometric tests out there today and your school/employer may have encouraged you to complete one of these tests. Being able to discover your unique self above the noise of information and the busyness of life is a crucial component to your emotional intelligence, a core foundation to effective leadership. Understanding what you are good at and then knowing how to apply your natural capabilities and skills so you can build trust and add value to your school community is a gamechanger.

 

Prior to this webinar, you will be given the opportunity to complete Talent Dynamics; a multiple-choice questionnaire (personality/psychometric test). You will receive a detailed report identifying strengths, weaknesses, team dynamics, role models and strategies to follow for personal and professional leadership development.

 

During the webinar, we will explore the keys to increasing your self-awareness to a higher level of consciousness and how to apply this understanding to engage in collaborative leadership. You will gain clarity about your leadership style and discover different ways to identify the best ‘team’ formation (face-to-face/virtual/professional learning network) to successfully plan, design and deliver services and programs in your school. As a leader, one of your roles is to bring out the best in others through a shared strategic vision.

 

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • identify your unique talents, skills and capabilities to add value to your school community.
  • explore your individual style of leadership and the role you can play within a collaborative project.
  • apply simple strategies for ‘team’ formation to allow you to play to your strengths and bring out the best in others.
  • build trust and flow in your community by operating at a higher level of self-awareness as a collaborative leader.

 

In 2001, Karen was recognised by the Australian school library profession as a leader in the field of teacher librarianship [ASLA Citation Award]  through her ongoing and outstanding dedication to promoting the profession and the role of the teacher-librarian. At the time, her commitment to professional development was personified in her own learning journey and willingness to tackle new challenges. In 2002, Karen stepped up to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Australian School Library Association and held that position of leadership for several years. She continues to seek out and embrace new challenges, adopt a future-focused approach to the profession and share her professional insights and knowledge.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar will provide self-identified professional development addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient level:
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

 

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

 

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Wednesday, 17th November 2021
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD Non-member registration $30.00 for this live webinar. Register here.

School Libraries and the Community: Sharing the Education Journey
with Margaret Spillman, Teacher Librarian, Mackay West State School

 

[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]

 

Hillary Clinton once famously said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Margaret believes it takes a community with its richness and diversity to educate that same child.

 

A signature element of Margaret’s work life has been the desire and willingness to work with the wider community. Working collaboratively and co-operatively has delivered some exciting and rich learning opportunities for all, which Margaret will share at this webinar.

 

Join Margaret at this webinar to discover ways to bring together your school library and the community as a strong advocacy strategy.

 

Some community relationships are long-standing. For more than fifteen years Mackay Council Libraries and Margaret have worked together. Her work with the public library was motivated by Dr Alan Bundy, former president of Friends of the Library Australia, who saw the school and public libraries as co-educators, motivated by a common interest in literacy. Margaret also has a long-standing relationship with Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival which is now in its 16th year. She wrote the Primary School submission for seed funding and has supported them ever since.

 

In 2016 she was awarded the QSLA Brian Bahnisch Award, a bi-ennial award that recognises and encourages collaborations and partnerships. The project Margaret led, Anzac 100 – The Poppy Project, involved eleven schools and seven major sponsors. There are just so many community groups and individuals that she has worked with including Sgt Nigel Dalton, (Cyber safety), the Rutherford Collection, (Life as a World War 1 soldier) and Mackay West P and C (Secretary for 9 years and also Life Member).
These partnerships with the wider community have delivered some amazing learning opportunities not only for Margaret but for her students and the staff at her school.

 

Outcomes for Attendees

  • Reflect on their own communities and create a list of groups/individuals they could work with.
  • Understand the importance and power of advocacy and use that.
  • Seek out opportunities to be visible and pro-active in your schools and community
  • Utilise the power of cross-promotional opportunities for your library and community groups.

Margaret Spillman has been a Teacher Librarian for 30 years and blessed to have had 24 years as the Teacher Librarian of Mackay West State School. She is motivated by reading in its multiple forms as allows her to provide multiple reading opportunities and resources to assist students to be the best readers they can be. She enjoys the opportunity to work with a wide variety of community organisations and using the power of advocacy. She is also the Secretary and a Councillor for the Queensland School Library Association.

 

For all States and Territories:
This webinar will provide self-identified professional development addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient level:
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

 

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

 

[Subscribed members, please log in to register for this event. Your membership subscription includes access to this webinar.]

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