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Issue 92, May 2018
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International Forum of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (IFTRA)
TRB Registrar, Dr Peter Lind and a small number of Board members, recently attended the International Forum of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (IFTRA) Trans Tasman Conference held in Wellington, New Zealand. Dr Lind presented a session on Standards for the profession: A view of the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030. The Task Force aims to substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers globally by 2030 and Dr Lind spoke about the work
that has been undertaken including the development of a framework to successfully develop and implement common teacher standards across the globe.
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Come join the emerging crop of expert highly accomplished and lead teachers (HALT)
If your daily practice includes supporting and mentoring colleagues, leading initiatives and improving your school culture, it may be time to begin your certification journey. AITSL provides a range of opportunities and support for our 473 nationally certified Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers (HALTs), including inviting all to participate in the annual HALT Summit. Click here to find out more about the network, and how to take your next step towards certification.



Professional learning opportunities
The ACER Research Conference 2018 will examine research evidence around teaching practices that make a difference. It will bring together leading international and Australian researchers to review what is known about effective teaching and to discuss the criteria for evaluating the quality of claims made for particular teaching methods. This will be held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on Sunday 12 and Monday 13 August. Early bird registration is available until 27 July. Find out more here.
Little Lessons Australia presents:
Teaching ‘soft skills’ to young people in schools by Mark Le Messurier. This workshop explores environments, conversations, lessons and motivations to teach the soft skills, so children can become the best they can be. For primary teachers, TRTs, pre-service teachers, school counsellors and SSO’s working in primary school settings. Friday 22 June, 9:00am – 3:00pm at the Eagles Function Centre, Oval Avenue, Woodville South. Cost $140. To book call 0438 752 877 or email Little Lessons.
Visit the Little Lessons Australia website for more information.
Special Education Planning is holding Technology and Assisting Students with Reading with Jim Sprialis. The development of reading comprehension relies on several components and skills. Reading difficulties occur when there is an underuse or an over-reliance on certain skills. The use of inclusive technologies can support students with reading difficulties to read and comprehend more effectively. This workshop will guide participants through a series of strategy instruction activities which can be used at the before, during and after reading stage. A range of differentiated technology options and work flows for these instructional activities will be demonstrated. This will be held at the West Lakes Community Centre, West Lakes on Monday 28 May, 4:30-6:30pm, Cost $50/$60.
Learning 4 All is holding:
  • The 3Rs for Teachers: What works for the students with complex needs in the classroom? Wednesday 30 May, 4:00pm-6:00pm at The Highway, 290 Anzac Highway, Plympton. Cost $75. For more information and to register click here.
  • Understanding Psychological Disorders in Children: Child mental health and well-being in the primary years with Kirrilie Smout. Wednesday 20 June, 4:00pm-6:00pm at The Highway, 290 Anzac Highway, Plympton. Cost $75. For more information and to register click here.
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour with Video Modelling. Monday 4 June, 900am-3:30pm at Immanuel College, 32 Morphett Road, Novar Gardens. Cost $145. For more information and to register click here.
The Early Childhood Organisation SA is holding Teaching children to read like writers and write like readers with consulting author Matt Glover. At the Arts Centre, St Peter’s Girls School, Stonyfell Road, Stonyfell on Saturday 16 June, 9:00am-3:00pm. Members $160, students and SSO staff of member sites $75 and non-members $200. Register here by 8 June.
Doing School Differently is a national conference that will bring together educators, researchers, policy makers and young people who are committed to developing and sustaining successful educational opportunities and pathways for young people who have experienced barriers to education. Being held on the Gold Coast, Thursday 28 & Friday 29 June. Two day fee $675 if you register by 1 June, 1 day $400. Find out more here.
Deaf Can: Do is holding their next Level 1 course. Being held eachThursday from 7 June to 5 July. At 59-61 Grange Road, Welland, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Cost $185pp. To find out more or to book click here or email If your school would like to organise a teacher group with customised Auslan learning outcomes contact Megha Abraham on 08 8100 8250. For teachers who have completed Level 2 and above of the Talking Hands program, there is an Auslan Camp over 1 – 3 June 2018. Find out more here.
The SA Wellbeing Leaders in Schools Association is holding their state conference It’s All About Relationships with Dr Justin Coulson. Friday 15 June at the Lakes Resort Hotel, Brebner Drive, West Lakes, 8:30am-3:30pm. SAWLIS members $150, non-members $190. For more information or to book click here. Registrations close 8 June.
The South Australian French Teacher’s Association is holding their annual conference on Saturday 3 June, 8:30am-4:15pm. Balyana Conference Centre, 46 Strathcona Avenue, Clapham. Members $60, non-members $80, students $30. Find out more here.
IDEAL Learning is offering, Addressing the Problem of Math Anxiety to Improve Student Learning a two-hour practical online course that will look at how supporting both teachers and students to develop confidence in mathematics can result in a whole-school environment that fosters creative and successful learners. For pre K-12 educators. Cost $98. Find out more here.
The Spanish Teachers Association of SA is holding their 2018 conference on Saturday 19 May, 8:45am – 5:00pm. The Humanities Building, Lecture Theatre North 1, Flinders University, Bedford Park. Cost: STASA members $90, non-members $130, concession $60. Find out more here.
ACHPER is holding an Early Childhood Seminar for early years and primary PE teachers. The seminar will explore the theory and practical activities to effectively design learning programs to enhance Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) as well as looking at assessment, moderation, programming and planning. At St Michael’s College, 78 East Avenue, Beverley, 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday 28 May. ACHPER members $250, non-members $320 (includes ACHPER membership), free for Catholic educators. To register or find out more click here.
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