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Issue 97, July 2018
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Recording professional learning
Don’t forget that changes to our Professional Learning Policy on 1 February 2018 mean you now need to record at least 60 hours of professional learning on the TRB Teachers Portal prior to your renewal. So, if you are due to renew this year please ensure you have met this requirement before you renew.
Recording your professional learning on the portal is easy and means all your registration details are in one central location. You can watch a step-by-step guide to setting up a portal account or sign up for an account here.
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Mathematics Association of SA Conference Wrap-up
The MASA Annual Conference was held earlier this year at St Peter’s College and featured two days of brilliant maths professional development for primary and secondary teachers. The TRB sponsored teachers all found the conference a great opportunity to network with like-minded educators and listen to passionate presenters. You can read their conference reports on our website here.
Australian and New Zealand Maths Games
Matific is holding the Australian and New Zealand Maths Games. The warm-up is August 9-13 then the games begin on August 14! It’s free to register so sign up your primary school here today! For more information email:



Professional learning opportunities
The Australian Council of TESOL Associations is holding their 2018 conference, English Language Learning in a Mobile World on Tuesday 2 October to Friday 5 October at the Adelaide convention Centre. More information can be found here.
The Design and Technology Teachers Association is holding DATTA SA & VEX Robotics Welcome to the 2018/2019 Season. The VEX competition is a fantastic STEM program for Years 3-4 up to Year 12. Wednesday 13 June, 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Education Development Centre, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh. You must register for this free event. Click here to register or find out more information.
#HiveSummit is a free, 14 day virtual educational conference starting on August 1. One new video will be released each day over 14 days. It brings together some of the best and brightest minds including Dave Burgess, Matt Miller, Tara Martin and Joe Sanfelippo. Sign up today to get your free ticket into the hive here!
The Australian Science and Maths School is holding the following events:
  • Early Career Teachers in STEM, designed to complement induction programs in schools and aims to provide support for ECT in the early years with particular focus on STEM. Two days available; Friday 14 September or Friday 23 November, 8:30am-4:00pm.
  • ASMS Educator Open Days, the day will include class observations, school tour and questions with ASMS students, sessions with a focus on innovative approaches such as interdisciplinary learning and inquiry pedagogies. Monday 13 August or Thursday 1 November, 8:30am-4:00pm.
Both events are free for Department for Education staff and $100 per session for non-DECD staff. At ASMS, Flinders University, Bedford Park.
Please contact Karla Pobke or go to the ASMS website for more professional learning STEM opportunities.
The Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) is a national organisation that advocates for quality educational programs and services for students with disability and special education needs. The South Australian Chapter of AASE is offering:
Grants of up to $1,500 for innovative programs that enhance the instructional environment and practices that:
  • build staff capacity and link to sustainable programs;
  • enable inclusive participation within the learning context;
  • reflect the diversity of learners in curriculum design.
Successful applicants will also receive a school membership of AASE (SA) for one year.
For more information contact Ingrid Alderton, Department for Education, Special Education Resource Unit on 8235 2871 or Ingrid Alderton. Applications close Friday 17 August.
The Australia Association of Special Education SA (AASE SA) invites nominations for the AASE SA Teacher Award 2018. If you would like to nominate someone or would like further information please contact Angela Centofanti at Catholic Education SA. Nominations close on Friday 31 August 2018. Visit the AASE website for a nomination form and more information.
Autism SA
  • Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum in the Out of School Hours Care Setting. Thursday 16 August, 10:00am–2:00pm. Members $115, non-members $120.
  • Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum in the Early Years (preschool & child care settings). Monday 27 August, 9:30pm–4:00pm. Members $175, non-members $185.
  • Supporting Individuals on the Autism Spectrum in the Community, Thursday 30 August, 9:30am-4:00pm. Members $175, non-members $185.
All workshops are being held at Autism SA, Unit 1, 57 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth. Find out more information here.
The Orff Schulwerk Association of SA is holding a Creative Music in the Classroom workshop featuring interstate presenter James Madsen (creator of Jam on Toast & Mallet Jam) and local presenter Maria Stone. A full day of fun professional development suitable for JP, MP and UP Teachers. Saturday 18 August, 9:00am-3:40pm at Fullarton Park Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton. Members $110, non-members $190, students $55. To find out more or to book click here.
Kodaly SA is holding My Body Loves to Sing: Music and movement for early learning: babies to Year 2. On Saturday 11 August, 8:45am-1:00pm at Adelaide West Uniting Church, 312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park. Members $35, non-members $65, full time students $20. For more information or to register click here or email
Need help with your Civics & Citizenship program? Come along to the AEC’s Voting in the Classroom professional learning workshop and develop practical skills in teaching electoral education as part of the Australian Curriculum. At the Education Development Centre, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh.
  • Tuesday 7 August, 5:00pm-7:00pm (RSVP by 3 August)
  • Wednesday 31 October, 5:00pm-7:00pm (RSVP by 26 October).
Email Megan McCrone to secure your place.
Gowerie SA is holding the following:
  • Exploring the Language of Dance and Music workshop that will offer plenty of action, underpinning theory as well as practical advice from two highly experienced practitioners. The day will be immersive and inspiring, covering ages from baby room to Kindy. Friday 31 August, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Cost $150 pp. To book click here.
  • Balancing the Books: Financial management for Directors that will help you understand current terms, responsible practices and regulatory requirements. Wednesday 29 August, 9:30am-4:30pm. Cost $125 pp. To book click here.
To find out more about these courses and others offered by Gowrie SA click here.
Wandering Wednesdays – Teacher Open Night at the Migration Museum Wednesday 22 August 4.30pm-6:00pm. Wander around the museum and explore the links between the Australian curriculum and the education programs. Meet with the Museum Officers, Curators and Education Manager and learn how to integrate an education visit to the museum into your curriculum plan. Free event with a certificate of attendance provided. You must RSVP to:
Legal Education Teachers of SA (LETASA) and University of Adelaide Law School are holding a Q&A Session to assist students to gather answers to the questions that have arisen through their Inquiry preparation. This session will also act as a teacher professional learning session. On Tuesday 7 August, 6:00pm-8:00 pm at the Ligertwood Building Lecture Theatre 323, University of Adelaide, North Terrace. There is great value in being able to attend a question and answer session where a range of questions relevant to coursework are put before a panel of experts for answers. Free session, register here.
Dolly Bhargava, a speech pathologist with a Masters in Special Education, is holding three Positive Practical Behaviour Solutions workshops:
  • Developing Emotional Regulation Skills in Individuals with Anxious, Oppositional and Aggressive Behaviours: Tuesday 4 September, 9:00am-3:00pm. Cost: $220 inc GST. Find out more here.
  • Classroom Strategies for Students with Attachment Disorder: Monday 3 September, 9:00am-3:00pm. Cost: $220 inc GST. Find out more here.
  • Assessing-Preventing-Managing Challenging Behaviour: Wednesday 5 September, 9:00am-3:00pm. Cost $220 inc GST. Find out more here.
All workshops are being held at the Australian Education Union, 163 Greenhill Road, Parkside. For more information please email or call 0423 293 254.
Cue Learning is a South Australian based education consultancy that provides high quality professional learning in literacy and numeracy teaching and learning through ongoing change processes tailored to school settings. Our projects include combinations of keynote presentations, onsite consultancy and leadership development. More details here.
  • Reading Comprehension in Action, Years R-7 with Sharon Callen. Saturday 11 August, 8.30am-12pm. Early bird $75, standard $95. St Catherine’s School, 22 Ayers Hill Road, Stirling. Find out more here.
  • Catering for All Maths Abilities, Years R-7 with Rob Vingerhoets. Saturday 1 September, 8.30am-1pm. Early bird $85, standard $105. St Catherine’s School, 22 Ayers Hill Road, Stirling. Find out more here.
  • Using a Consistent Lesson Structure in Maths, Years R-7, with Adrian Dilger. Saturday 15 September, 8.30am-12.30pm. Early bird $75, standard $95. Blair Athol North School, 5 Marmion Avenue, Blair Athol. Find out more here.
  • Vocabulary in Action Yrs 5-10 with Leslie Tulloch. Tuesday 2 October, 8.30am-3pm. Early bird $95, standard $105. Lunch included. Paralowie R-12 School. Find out more here.
Ask about discounts for preservice teachers and TRT’s. Email Phil Callen or call 0400 799 255.
SHINE SA Relationships and Sexual Health Education professional learning for primary, secondary and disability sectors:
For all course details and to register please click here.
Special Education Planning is holding a Technology and Assisting Students with Reading workshop with Jim Sprialis. This is a hands-on workshop so bring your fully charged iPad or computer and learn how to utilise free online tools and accessibility features built into the device. On Wednesday 8 August 4:30-6:30pm at the Woodcroft/Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre. Cost: $50/$60 plus booking fee. Find out more here.
Learning 4 All is holding Building a Learning Brain, Neuroscience & the Student Brain workshop – back by popular demand. This workshop explores how to enrich learning experiences for all children including those who experience difficulties with working memory, executive function, behaviour and organisational skills, or have a diagnosed disability such as Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is interactive with a practical focus. For all junior primary, primary and secondary teachers including special education. Friday 10 August, 9:00am-3:30pm, cost $145 pp. To find out more and to register click here.
The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association SA is holding Expressing and Developing Our Ideas – the building blocks of the sentence with Bronwyn Custance. This workshop will use literature to develop understandings of sentence, clause and word level grammar as described in the Australian Curriculum: English Language strand. On Saturday 25 August at the Education Development Centre, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh, 9:00am-12:30pm. Members $100, institutional members $130, non-members $160, student members $50, students $60. To find out more and to register click here.
Educators SA (formerly CEASA) is holding:
  • A Morning with Pasi Sahlberg – Small Data for Big Change a workshop that explores what big data (NAPLAN etc) in education means and offers the concept of small data (teacher/peer/student) as a professionally sound response to concerns coming with datafication of schooling – 9:00am-1:00pm. Early bird ticket by 31 July $99.
  • An Afternoon with Pasi Sahlberg - Empowering people to do their very best in school: Lessons from Finland and beyond which asks the questions “How can we energise people – including children – to do their very best in school every day?” – 1:45pm-3:45pm. Early bird ticket by 31 July $60.

Early bird ticket for both sessions $150. At the Education Development Centre, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh on Saturday 18 August. To register and find out more click here or email

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