30
Jul
2021

Cracking the Hard Class

$270.00
Cracking the Hard Class

A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar will help in addressing a challenge faced by many teachers today – Why is this particular class so difficult? What can we do, together, to change things? How can we get out of the spiral of defeat and low expectation to enhance success in learning, and social interaction? Most of all how can we support one another?

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230.00 per person

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

17
Aug
2021

Powering Up Inquiry Learning in your Classroom

Tue 17 August 21 - Wed 18 August 21
$540 or Register 5 or more delegates and pay $460 per person
Powering Up Inquiry Learning in your Classroom

A 2 Day Seminar for Primary School Teachers
Presented by Kath Murdoch

Participants will leave with a treasure trove of strategies, resources and insights into the use of a quality, inquiry based approach to teaching.

About the workshop

The learning landscape is rapidly changing. For teachers in the 21C, adapting to this changing landscape requires new ways of thinking and new instructional strategies that really build students' capacity as learners. An inquiry approach has long been recognized as a powerful way to equip students with the skills, strategies and dispositions needed for independence and creativity in learning. The Australian Curriculum also recognizes the need to engage students in active exploration and promotes the development of inquiry skills in history, science, geography and other areas. Contemporary inquiry practices, however, go beyond the "unit of work" and weave their way across the curriculum. Quality inquiry teaching helps both teachers and students navigate their way through abundant information, rapidly changing technologies, shifting community priorities and the need for both personalized AND collaborative learning.

Through interactive tasks, viewing of videos, work samples and planners as well as access to resources and research-based strategies participants explore the following questions ...

• How can we create classrooms where inquiring into LEARNING is central to all we do?
• How can we use an inquiry approach across the curriculum?
• How can we personalize inquiry for students while maintaining a manageable routine?
• What frameworks and scaffolds can we use to 'anchor' student learning and guide our practice?
• How can we create contemporary contexts for real inquiry into relevant questions for students?
• How can quality thinking routines and strategies help build capacity for learning?
• How do we ensure we involve students in negotiating aspects of their learning while maintaining clear learning intentions and meeting curriculum expectations.
• How can we use technologies to engage students in authentic inquiries and to build our own personal professional inquiry networks.

Through this 2 day workshop, participants will gain:

• A deeper understanding of how to use contemporary, inquiry based approaches in the classroom
• A broader repertoire of quality teaching strategies and techniques to help build students' skills as inquirer
• Greater familiarity with and understanding of a model for designing powerful units of inquiry with conceptual underpinnings
• Strategies for planning and teaching that encourage students to become increasingly independent as inquirers
• Ideas for assessing growth in students' understandings and skills in the context of inquiry
• Opportunities for reflection, collaboration and planning
• Knowledge of the resources (particularly on line) available to support teaching and learning through inquiry

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $460.00 per person

WA 2 Day Workshop 
Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th August 2021

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

25
Aug
2021

Cracking the Hard Class - Primary School

Cracking the Hard Class - Primary School

A Seminar for Primary School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar will help in addressing a challenge faced by many teachers today – Why is this particular class so difficult? What can we do, together, to change things? How can we get out of the spiral of defeat and low expectation to enhance success in learning, and social interaction? Most of all how can we support one another?

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230.00 per person

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

*Please Note: As so many teachers wish to attend our SYDNEY seminars we now offer separate days for PRIMARY School (Wed) and HIGH School (Fri). Please ensure you enrol in the correct seminar.

27
Aug
2021

Cracking the Hard Class - High School

Cracking the Hard Class - High School

A Seminar for High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar will help in addressing a challenge faced by many teachers today – Why is this particular class so difficult? What can we do, together, to change things? How can we get out of the spiral of defeat and low expectation to enhance success in learning, and social interaction? Most of all how can we support one another?

Register a Group & Save
Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230.00 per person

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

*Please Note: As so many teachers wish to attend our SYDNEY seminars we now offer separate days for PRIMARY School (Wed) and HIGH School (Fri). Please ensure you enrol in the correct seminar.

03
Sep
2021

Cracking the Hard Class

$270.00
Cracking the Hard Class

A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar will help in addressing a challenge faced by many teachers today – Why is this particular class so difficult? What can we do, together, to change things? How can we get out of the spiral of defeat and low expectation to enhance success in learning, and social interaction? Most of all how can we support one another?

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230.00 per person

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00p

06
Sep
2021

Teaching Children to Spell

Mon 06 September 21 8:45 am
ON-LINE ZOOM Workshop
$250.00
Teaching Children to Spell

An Online Workshop for Classroom Teachers K- 6

Presented by Deb Sukarna

Planning an Effective Spelling Program

If we are to teach Spelling well, then we need to understand how children learn how to spell, based on current research. Children need to be metacognitive and learn how to help themselves as Spellers. Whilst we have Spelling sessions, it is critical that there is a connection between these and actual writing time. Teachers will be introduced to a repertoire approach to the teaching of Spelling and a simple structure for spelling sessions will be outlined. A K-Year 6 Spelling Menu will be provided which  will assist teachers  with planning for effective teaching of spelling.

During this full day online workshop Deb will discuss:

  •  The importance of classroom practice reflecting current literacy research
  • Understanding English Orthography – implications for teaching phonics and spelling
  • Word inquiry based on an understanding of how English orthography works
  • Understanding threads of spelling knowledge that children need to draw on
  • Understanding how kids learn to spell – pattern by pattern not word by word
  • Explicitly teaching kids to be strategic spellers
  • Key principles for guiding teaching and spelling
  • A framework for planning –using a spelling menu
  • Structure of a Spelling session
  • Connecting what is taught in spelling to student writing – the reasons we teach spelling!
  • Creating hands on resources for students
  • Spelling lists – which ones ? why? how?

Please Note

Our online workshops are highly practical and interactive with ample opportunity for questions.

Handouts will be provided by email prior to the workshop.

The day is well structured with appropriate breaks to ensure there is no techno-overload! Confirmation and online instruction will be provided prior to the seminar

Participant numbers are strictly limited so be sure to enrol quickly!

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230 per person

Seminar Program

Gather Online 8.45am – 9.00am

Zoom Workshop 9.00am – 3.30pm

 

07
Sep
2021

Writing Assessment that Informs Planning

Tue 07 September 21 8:45 am
ON-LINE ZOOM Workshop
$250.00
Writing Assessment that Informs Planning

An Online Workshop for Classroom Teachers K- 6

Presented by Deb Sukarna

Monitoring and Improving Student Learning

This session will build professional knowledge on how children develop as writers and outline key indicators of development.  We need to be clear as to what constitutes development in writing, so we are gathering evidence and monitoring progress in a systematic way. Teachers will be provided with a Writing Analysis template that allows for more detailed assessment on different aspects of student writing - meaning, text structure, language, vocabulary, mechanics. A set of Writing Indicators and additional strategies are also provided for beginning writers.

 During this full day online workshop Deb will discuss:

  • Assessment and evaluation; purposes, viewpoints, whole school practice
  • What do we need to be looking for?
  • Developmental stages in writing – how they inform us
  • The need to go beyond Progression Points
  • Learning how to analyse children’s writing
  • Improving how teams moderate writing
  • Practical and manageable assessment strategies
  • Monitoring progress in a systematic and manageable way
  • Building teacher confidence in reporting to parents

Please Note

Our online workshops are highly practical and interactive with ample opportunity for questions.

Handouts will be provided by email prior to the workshop.

The day is well structured with appropriate breaks to ensure there is no techno-overload! Confirmation and online instruction will be provided prior to the seminar

Participant numbers are strictly limited so be sure to enrol quickly!

 Register a Group & Save

Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230 per person

Seminar Program

Gather Online 8.45am – 9.00am

Zoom Workshop 9.00am – 3.30pm

 

14
Sep
2021

Powering Up Inquiry Learning in your Classroom

Tue 14 September 21 - Wed 15 September 21
$540 or Register 5 or more delegates and pay $460 per person
Powering Up Inquiry Learning in your Classroom

A 2 Day Seminar for Primary School Teachers
Presented by Kath Murdoch

Participants will leave with a treasure trove of strategies, resources and insights into the use of a quality, inquiry based approach to teaching.

About the workshop

The learning landscape is rapidly changing. For teachers in the 21C, adapting to this changing landscape requires new ways of thinking and new instructional strategies that really build students' capacity as learners. An inquiry approach has long been recognized as a powerful way to equip students with the skills, strategies and dispositions needed for independence and creativity in learning. The Australian Curriculum also recognizes the need to engage students in active exploration and promotes the development of inquiry skills in history, science, geography and other areas. Contemporary inquiry practices, however, go beyond the "unit of work" and weave their way across the curriculum. Quality inquiry teaching helps both teachers and students navigate their way through abundant information, rapidly changing technologies, shifting community priorities and the need for both personalized AND collaborative learning.

Through interactive tasks, viewing of videos, work samples and planners as well as access to resources and research-based strategies participants explore the following questions ...

• How can we create classrooms where inquiring into LEARNING is central to all we do?
• How can we use an inquiry approach across the curriculum?
• How can we personalize inquiry for students while maintaining a manageable routine?
• What frameworks and scaffolds can we use to 'anchor' student learning and guide our practice?
• How can we create contemporary contexts for real inquiry into relevant questions for students?
• How can quality thinking routines and strategies help build capacity for learning?
• How do we ensure we involve students in negotiating aspects of their learning while maintaining clear learning intentions and meeting curriculum expectations.
• How can we use technologies to engage students in authentic inquiries and to build our own personal professional inquiry networks.

Through this 2 day workshop, participants will gain:

• A deeper understanding of how to use contemporary, inquiry based approaches in the classroom
• A broader repertoire of quality teaching strategies and techniques to help build students' skills as inquirer
• Greater familiarity with and understanding of a model for designing powerful units of inquiry with conceptual underpinnings
• Strategies for planning and teaching that encourage students to become increasingly independent as inquirers
• Ideas for assessing growth in students' understandings and skills in the context of inquiry
• Opportunities for reflection, collaboration and planning
• Knowledge of the resources (particularly on line) available to support teaching and learning through inquiry

Register a Group & Save
Register 5 or more delegates and pay $460.00 per person

SA 2 Day Workshop 
Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th September 2021

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

17
Sep
2021

Cracking the Hard Class

$270.00
Cracking the Hard Class

A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar will help in addressing a challenge faced by many teachers today – Why is this particular class so difficult? What can we do, together, to change things? How can we get out of the spiral of defeat and low expectation to enhance success in learning, and social interaction? Most of all how can we support one another?

Register a Group & Save
Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230.00 per person

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00p

23
Sep
2021

Powering Up Inquiry Learning in your Classroom

Thu 23 September 21 - Fri 24 September 21
$540 or Register 5 or more delegates and pay $460 per person
Powering Up Inquiry Learning in your Classroom

A 2 Day Seminar for Primary School Teachers
Presented by Kath Murdoch

Participants will leave with a treasure trove of strategies, resources and insights into the use of a quality, inquiry based approach to teaching.

About the workshop

The learning landscape is rapidly changing. For teachers in the 21C, adapting to this changing landscape requires new ways of thinking and new instructional strategies that really build students' capacity as learners. An inquiry approach has long been recognized as a powerful way to equip students with the skills, strategies and dispositions needed for independence and creativity in learning. The Australian Curriculum also recognizes the need to engage students in active exploration and promotes the development of inquiry skills in history, science, geography and other areas. Contemporary inquiry practices, however, go beyond the "unit of work" and weave their way across the curriculum. Quality inquiry teaching helps both teachers and students navigate their way through abundant information, rapidly changing technologies, shifting community priorities and the need for both personalized AND collaborative learning.

Through interactive tasks, viewing of videos, work samples and planners as well as access to resources and research-based strategies participants explore the following questions ...

• How can we create classrooms where inquiring into LEARNING is central to all we do?
• How can we use an inquiry approach across the curriculum?
• How can we personalize inquiry for students while maintaining a manageable routine?
• What frameworks and scaffolds can we use to 'anchor' student learning and guide our practice?
• How can we create contemporary contexts for real inquiry into relevant questions for students?
• How can quality thinking routines and strategies help build capacity for learning?
• How do we ensure we involve students in negotiating aspects of their learning while maintaining clear learning intentions and meeting curriculum expectations.
• How can we use technologies to engage students in authentic inquiries and to build our own personal professional inquiry networks.

Through this 2 day workshop, participants will gain:

• A deeper understanding of how to use contemporary, inquiry based approaches in the classroom
• A broader repertoire of quality teaching strategies and techniques to help build students' skills as inquirer
• Greater familiarity with and understanding of a model for designing powerful units of inquiry with conceptual underpinnings
• Strategies for planning and teaching that encourage students to become increasingly independent as inquirers
• Ideas for assessing growth in students' understandings and skills in the context of inquiry
• Opportunities for reflection, collaboration and planning
• Knowledge of the resources (particularly on line) available to support teaching and learning through inquiry

2 Day Workshop: Tuesday 8 September and Wednesday 9 September 2020.

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $460.00 per person

TAS 2 Day Workshop 
Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th September 2021

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm