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Issue 104, October 2018
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2018 Public Education Awards
Congratulations to all of the winners in the 2018 Public Education Awards which showcase excellence in South Australian public education. Watch the videos about the 10 winners and 20 finalists here.

Teachers Health Leadership Award
Antoinette Jones, Mitcham Girls High School

Secondary Teacher of the Year Award
Amanda Pedder, Roma Mitchell Secondary College

Credit union SA Primary Teacher of the Year Award
Kelly Rivett, Vale Park Primary School

Early Years Teacher of the Year Award
Peta Tooley, Gawler & District College B-12

School & Preschool Support Award
Annette Hammond, Tumby Bay Area School

Innovation in Practice Award
Mike Hawkey, Two Wells Primary School

Aunty Josie Agius Award
Katrina Tjitayi, Anangu Education Services Ernabella

Community Engagement Award
Paint the Inner West REaD, Parks Children’s Centre

Performance Through Values Award
Roger Nottage, John Pirie Secondary School

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Education program creates a new generation of online influencers
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has a new education program, The YeS Project that encourages young people and teachers to explore online issues including cyberbullying and image-based abuse. The digital and social health program is mapped against the Australian curriculum and mirrors other health education initiatives using an ethics framework to support young people caring for themselves, their peers and their worlds. Teachers can choose from 12 standalone workshops to design a program that works for their students and school environment. Teachers can download The YeS Project free Workshop Handbook and Educator Guide, including a conversation starter video here.



Professional learning opportunities
The Hartley Institute is holding the following:
  • Practical Digital Technology on Thursday 8 November, 4:30pm-6:00pm. Free. This is a 90-minute program providing participants the opportunity to learn how to use revolutionary wireless technology to control systems. Many microprocessors currently used in schools need to be connected via USB in order to be programmed. Tablet devices that have no USB port cannot be used to program these microprocessors. Developed in South Australia, the STEMSEL WiFi Control uses a revolutionary wireless technology to allow programming from any device with wireless capability. This workshop will show teachers how, using the STEMSEL WiFi Control, they can undertake coding activities with their students to teach the basics of coding and progress quickly to using digital technologies to drive decisions and control other devices.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own device if possible, but a limited number of loan devices will be available.
Click here to register or here to find out more. Both events are at 54 Capper Street, Kent Town.
Cutting Edge of Prevention and Wellbeing is an interactive session that gives participants a clear understanding of the 3 Golden Keys to school-based wellbeing and ideas for applying these in their own school context. For middle years and secondary educators. Presented by Dr Tom Nehmy, it is being held on Thursday 22 November, 9:00am–3:15pm, West Lakes Golf Club, 26 Lochside Drive, West Lakes. Cost $185. Find out more here.
Gowrie SA is holding the following:
  • Responding to Abuse and Neglect (RAN) Foundation course 2018 - 2020 at the Murray Mallee Aged Care Group, 2A Myall Avenue, Murray Bridge.  Thursday 29 November 2018. Cost: $120. Click here to register.
  • The Uluru Statement from the Heart on Monday, 12 November, 9.30am-11.30am, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 253 Grenfell St, Adelaide. Cost $70.
Laurie Lawrence's The Kids Alive – Do the Five Team drowning prevention program has released an online professional development opportunity for Early Childhood Educators. This professional development opportunity showcases actual lesson plans delivered by the highly skilled teaching staff at Bright Buttons Currumbin. You can find out more and sign up here.
Kodaly SA is celebrating 40 years! Learn about how the Kodaly methodology has changed over the 40 years and is still alive and relevant in today's music teaching. Join in learning festive songs and singing music from a range of cultures. On Saturday 3 November, 8:45am-1:00pm at Adelaide West Uniting Church, 312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park. Register here.
Early Childhood Australia - SA Branch are holding their AGM and an Early Childhood Forum on Monday 19 November, 6:00pm-8:00pm. At the Education Development Centre, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh. With guest speakers Dr Barbara Spears, Associate Professor in Education at UniSA and Dr Lesley-Anne Ey, Lecturer in Child Development, Educational Psychology and Child Protection in the Bachelor and Master of Teaching program at UniSA. A free event, register by 12 November here.
Learning4All is holding The Neuropsychology of Trauma with Dr Donna Nitschke. Monday 12 November 9:00am-3.30pm at The Highway, 290 Anzac Highway, Plympton, $145. For more information and to register click here.
The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers together with the Mathematical Association of South Australia is holding A Morning With Emeritus Professor Peter Sullivan. Suitable for primary and middle school teachers and mathematics leaders. Saturday 3 November, 9:00am-1:00pm, Seymour College, 546 Portrush Road, Glen Osmond. Members $90, non-members $110, full-time students $45. For more information email Kate Manuel or to register click here.
Teachers’ Big Day Out! South Australia's major cultural institutions are preparing for an exciting three-day program loaded with professional learning opportunities for educators in all learning areas. This event will provide you with strategies of how to incorporate a variety of cultural institutions and their collections into your teaching programs! Institutions involved are: - Adelaide Botanic Garden - Adelaide Festival Centre - Art Gallery of South Australia - Ayers House - Centre of Democracy - South Australian Maritime Museum - National Motor Museum - Migration Museum - Parliament House - State Library of South Australia - Windmill Co. Wednesday 16 through to Friday 18 January, 9:00am-4:00pm. Register here and stay up to date with this event.
The South Australian Science Teachers Association and the Mathematical Association of South Australia are holding their STEM (6-11) Conference on Friday 20 November. Keynote speakers are Fiona Rabone from Murray Bridge High School and Dr Justin M. Chalker from Flinders University. At Brighton Secondary School, 8:30am-4:30pm. Bookings close on 27 November. Cost: members $130, non-members $190, students $65. For more information or to book click here.
Autism SA
  • Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum in High School. Friday 9 November, 9:30am–4:00pm, members $175, non-members $185.
  • Supporting Primary School Students on the Autism Spectrum, Wednesday 14 November, 9:30am-4:00pm, members $175, non-members $185.
  • Supporting the Transition to School for Reception Students on the Autism Spectrum, Friday 16 November, 9:30am–4:00pm, members $175, non-members $185.
All workshops are being held at Autism SA, 262 Marion Road, Netley. Find out more information here.
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