Professional learning opportunities
The Australia & New Zealand Education Law Association and Finlaysons Lawyers (Adelaide) are holding a professional development presentation on the topic of Drugs, Weapons & Illegal Activity: Rights, responsibilities and regulations in a school setting and educational context. For all principals, school leaders, managers, staff, teachers and education students. On Wednesday 27 February, 5:30pm-6:45pm at Finlaysons Lawyers, Level 12, 81 Flinders Street. FREE event but you must RSVP to Tony Houey by 5:00pm Wednesday 20 February 2019.
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 Mindful Classroom is holding Mindful Teacher, a five-week online course starting on 4 January. This introductory mindfulness program is designed specifically for teachers and educators working with children or youth. The course covers research and the neuroscience of mindfulness (what it is and why it works), mindfulness practices such as; using the breath, awareness of body, mindfulness of our emotions and changing habits of response, and basic meditation techniques. Teachers identify how to be mindful when working with children, youth and their families in challenging situations. Cost $125. Find out more here.
Putting the ‘E’ in STEM (Primary) is being hosted by the SA Science Teachers Association. This workshop will focus on what implementing engineering practices this might look like in a classroom. Teachers will explore the engineering design process through prepared exemplar challenges. The tasks and resources aim to give teachers the experience and support they need to plan and deliver STEM focussed lessons that highlight the design thinking required in engineering. For teachers of primary years, up to year 6. Years 7-10 will be covered in a similar event on
15 March. On Monday 25 February at the EDC, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh. Find out more here.
Little Lessons is holding two highly connected workshops with Mark Le Messurier, for all educators in schools, allied health professional and parents.
Placing Autism Spectrum Disorder into a healthier perspective. Influencing attitudes to structure better outcomes at 9:00am-10:30am and Emotionally connecting strategies to boost confidence, self-esteem and learning engagement for students with Auditory Processing Disorder at 11:00am – 12:30pm. Cost $90-$95.
Thursday 17 January
West Lakes Golf Club, 26 Lochside Drive, West Lakes. Book here by 3 January.
Tuesday 22 January
Cove Civic Centre, 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove. Book here by 8 January.
Learning 4 All provides professional learning services for staff working in mainstream schools, special units, special classes and special schools, and the broader community. Workshops include:
- ‘Understanding Functional Behaviour’
- ‘Engagement in Secondary School: The Psychological Underpinnings of the Unengaged Learning Relationship’
- ‘Working Within the Square: The SSO Role - Linking the Child, Curriculum, Teacher and School’
- ‘Making Learning Stick: The Science of Learning & Retention’
- ‘What Makes A Difference? Including Children with an Intellectual Disability’
- ‘Promoting Positive Behaviour with Video Self-Modelling’
- ‘Common Disorders in Schools’; ‘Boundary Training’.
Now taking bookings for 2019. Email with enquiries.
As an early Christmas present, Ideal Learning is offering $20 off all their online courses. Visit their website here and enter CHRISTMAS20 at the checkout to apply the discount. Available until midnight 31 December. All online courses are self-paced and you have 12 months to complete them after purchase. If your school would like an invoice email here.
SASTA is holding a Psychology Summer Conference with keynote presentation by Kirrilie Smout from Developing Minds. There will also be a range of concurrent workshop sessions available to develop teaching methods and resources within the Psychology stream. On Friday 18 January, 8:45am-4:00pm at the Education Development Centre, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh. Member $145, non-member $225, student $50. Find out more here.
Introduction to Book Making with 3-8 Year Olds Mini Course – Term 1, 2019 with Lisa Burman Consulting in Pedagogical Growth. Early Childhood Educators understand that young children bring with them a wealth of literacy understandings and competencies as they begin Kindergarten and Reception. The Book-making approach to literacy values and honours children’s prior learning, their cultural competence and their dispositions for learning. It uses these to drive learning deeper and to create a culture of thinking, talking and noticing about books. It values the intellectual quality of mark-making as an essential component of being a writer. On Saturday 16 March, 9:30am-3:00pm and Saturday 6 April, 9:30am-1:00pm, 95 East Street, Brompton. Cost $230. Find out more here.
The Educator Magazine is holding The Mental Health for Schools Masterclass. This will provide a valuable opportunity for school leaders around Australia to share strategies and solutions to mental health issues in the education setting, benchmark against their peers in the sector and pursue best practice, with the goal of providing the best environment for students to develop. The masterclass is being held at the LÁqua Sydney on Tuesday 12 March 2019. Find out more here. Early bird $495 until 14 December, regular price $695.
Positive Practical Behaviour Solutions Workshop Series by Dolly Bhargava.
Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder:
- Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Social, emotional, motor, cognitive, sensory, communication needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Strategies to address the needs and develop their skills at school, home and in the community.
Monday 18 February, 9:00am-3:00pm. Cost $220. Register here.
Assessing Preventing Managing Challenging Behaviour:
- Introduction to challenging behaviour
- Causes of challenging behaviours
- Internalised and externalised challenging behaviours
- Utilising the positive behaviour support framework to identify proactive, active and reactive strategies for school, home and community
- Understanding compassion fatigue and caring for ourselves.
Tuesday 19 February, 9:00am-3:00pm. Cost $220. Register here.
Developing Emotional Regulation Skills in Individuals with Anxious, Oppositional and Aggressive Behaviours:
- Introduction to emotional regulation
- Understanding anxious, oppositional and aggressive behaviour
- Effectively responding to anxious, oppositional & aggressive behaviour
- Developing emotional regulation skills at school, home and community.
Wednesday 20 February, 9:00am-3:00pm. Cost $220. Register here.
All workshops will be held at the Australian Education Union, 163 Greenhill Road, Parkside.
Australian Kodaly Certificate
To support the ABC documentary 'Don't Stop the Music', Expressions of Interest have been extended to December 13th for the Primary Years Australian Kodaly Certificate.
60 hours from 7 -11th January 2019 and
14 - 18th January 2019.
Cost - $1100 Student - $600.
For more information call Margaret Lange on 0411343576.
Little Lessons Australia is holding Take Control of Your Life: Understand what makes you tick and how it affects you and others. Thursday 24 January, 9:15am-1:00pm at the McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Centre, 796 McLaren Vale Road, McLaren Vale. Cost $99. Find out more here.
The Department for Education is holding Literacy Guarantee, Effective Classroom Practices: literacy for all, a statewide conference. Educational leaders and teachers across all sectors are invited to attend this conference where literacy experts will present practical strategies to enhance quality differentiated teaching practice for the range of learners in every primary and secondary class. Attendees will gain a deep understanding of how to support students with learning difficulties within an inclusive classroom setting. Workshop topics include Understanding Dyslexia, Vocabulary and Explicit Instruction, Phonological Awareness and Assistive Technologies. At the Morphettville Racecourse, 9:00am-3.30pm on Tuesday 15 January 2019. Cost $30. To find out more and to book click here.