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Issue 91, April 2018
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Humanities & Social Sciences (HASS) SA Conference Wrap-Up
The Humanities & Social Sciences (HASS) SA Conference was held earlier this year at the Magill Campus of UniSA. The conference brought together educators from across the humanities and social science sectors for two days of HASS inspired workshops and field trips.
The Teachers Registration Board sponsored 15 early career and country teachers who spent the weekend learning and networking with like-minded educators. You can read their conference reports on our website here.
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The Media Centre for Education Research Australia (MCERA) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to better informing the public on education issues. They are launching Informed Sources: Latest Educational Research for Australian Schools which provides principals with easy and accessible articles on relevant, recently published educational research. Find out more on their website.



Professional learning opportunities
The Voices of Autism is a free online course offered by Torrens University. Running from 30 April to 1 June, the 5 week course will require approximately 2 hours online, on-demand, per week. Find out more here.
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is offering free online professional learning programs on Safety and Respect Online. Starting from 1 May. Find out more here.
Learning 4 All presents:
  • The 3 Rs for Teachers Part 2: What works for the students with complex needs in the classroom? Wednesday 30 May, 4:00-6:00pm at the Highway, 290 Anzac Highway, Plympton. $75 per individual workshop. For more information and to register click here.
  • The 3 Rs for Teachers Part 3: Using the 3 Rs ethos to prepare student/s for transition. Wednesday 5 September 2018 4:00-6:00pm at the Highway, 290 Anzac Highway, Plympton. $75 per individual workshop. For more information and to register click here.
Autism SA
  • Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum in the Early Years (Preschool & Child Care Settings). Wednesday 6 June, 9:30am-4:00pm, members $165, non-members $175.
  • Setting Up Break Places in the Classroom for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Friday 15 June, 9:30am-12:30pm. Cost: members $85, non-members $90.
Both workshops are being held at Autism SA, 262 Marion Road, Netley. Find our more information here.
The Mindful Classroom presents the Mindful Teacher Program: 5 hour introductory mindfulness courses for educators at:
Seaview Downs Primary School, Thursday 10 & 24 May, 4:00–6:30pm
Golden Grove Primary School, Thursday 17 & 31 May, 4:00–6:30pm
Kilkenny Primary School, Wednesday 23 May & 6 June, 4:00-6:30pm
Emmaus (Woodcroft), Tuesday 5 & 19 June, 4:00-6:30pm
Plympton Primary School, Thursday 7 & 21 June, 4:00-6:30pm
All sessions cost $155.
The Hartley Institute in partnership with Agile Schools is holding Foundations of Learning Sprints – an opportunity to join Ricky Campbell-Allen and learn about a framework for developing strategies to improve student outcomes. A full-day program designed to develop the individual and collective expertise of teachers. Tuesday 5 June, 9:00am-3:30pm at the Hartley Institute, Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town. Cost: $300 pp + GST. Click here to find out more and to register.
Dolly Bhargava (Speech Pathologist with Masters in Special Education) is holding four online professional learning courses.
All workshops are $165 and include a ‘Positive Behaviour Support Strategies for Students’ book, Behaviour Zen Pty Ltd. and Behaviour Zen app subscription.
For further information telephone: 0423 293 254 or visit here. 
MOD. at the University of South Australia invites primary and secondary teachers across all disciplines to attend a workshop on Design Thinking in the Classroom, as part of the Peace Machines in Schools project. This FREE workshop is on 23 May, 4:30pm-6:45 pm at MOD., 51 North Terrace, Adelaide. Register your interest here. For more information email
The Ronald McDonald Learning Program supports schools by providing a free, one-hour professional development session, EDMed, which helps participants gain a better understanding of the effects of chronic illness and treatments on student learning and wellbeing. Click here for more information, call 1300 307 642 or email
The Seven Steps Writing Workshop teaches you to inspire children to love writing and create happy, engaged writing classrooms. Thursday 31 May, 9:00am – 3:30pm, the Stamford Plaza, 150 North Terrace Adelaide. Cost $300+GST. Find out more here.
Drama SA is holding Middle School Professional Learning Community for primary and middle school teachers. Saturday 2 June, time TBC. At the Windmill Theatre Company 2/234 Sturt Street Adelaide. Email Drama SA for more details.
Special Education Planning is holding Children/Students with Autism: Strategies for educators, a workshop that focuses on how to provide a supportive learning environment for children/students with autism through the following areas: sensory processing; behaviour and positive behaviour support plans; communication; social skills and individual learning plans.
Little Lessons Australia presents Madhavi Nawana Parker - Persistence and Independence: How to encourage it in your students. This workshop explores practical ways to teach students how to cope with learning and social challenges with greater emotional resilience. For K- Year 7 educators, SSOs, TRTs and pre-service teachers. Thursday 24 May, 4:30pm – 6:00pm at the South Adelaide Football Club, 1 Lovelock Drive, Noarlunga Downs. Cost $50. Book here by 8 May. For more information call 0438 752 877 or email Little Lessons.
Kagan Australia is holding Cooperative Learning Day 1. In this workshop you’ll experience cutting edge teaching structures to create classroom success now and forever! In addition, you’ll learn management tips, how to form effective teams, strategies for creating a cooperative class through teambuilding and class building, and why cooperative learning produces gains when group work often fails. Saturday 12 May, 8:30am-3:30pm, Vale Park Primary School, 40-56 Ascot Avenue, Vale Park. Cost $140. To find out more or to book click here.
The Kodaly Music Education Institute of South Australia is holding Building a Thriving Music Program- Developing the all-rounded musician with visiting Victorian lecturer, Christine Storey. Ideal for middle school teachers. On Saturday 19 May from 8.45am to 1:00pm, Adelaide West Uniting Church, 312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park. Cost - members $35, non-members $65, full time students $20. For more information or to register click here.or email here.
Ideal Learning has extended their online professional learning offer until June 2018. All South Australian teachers can purchase 30 hours of self-paced online professional learning in Neuroeducation for a total price of $99+GST. If you are a TRT who is not connected to a school please use your home address and write ‘SA TRB’ for your place of employment and principal. Teachers don't have to be an Ideal Learning member, or a school member. This is a standalone special offer for South Australian teachers who click the link below. If you have previously purchased one of these courses, the rest of the courses in the list will be added to those you have already purchased. To find out more click here.
The Orff Association of SA (OSASA) is running Music in the Classroom, a half -day music workshop on Saturday 26th May, 9:00am-12:30pm. This workshop is practical and hands-on and will provide lots of great lesson ideas and activities that can be implemented into your classroom program. There will be resources for sale on the day. Members, $75, non-members $110 and students $25. Click here for more information and to register. Registrations close Friday 18th May.
Learning 4 All is holding Working Within the Square: The SSO role – linking the child, curriculum, teacher & school. Monday 14 May, 9:00am-3:30pm at The Highway, 290 Anzac Highway, Plympton. Cost $145. For more information and to register click here.
Nature Play SA is holding a one day conference, Investigate-Innovate-Create led by international consultant Juliet Robinson. Being held at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf you can attend either Wednesday 30 or Thursday 31 May, 8:30am-4:00pm. Cost: $250. To find out more or to book click here.
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