11
Mar
2022

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

18
Mar
2022

Inquiry Learning: What, Why and How?

$270.00
Inquiry Learning: What, Why and How?

A Seminar for Primary Teachers

Presented by Kath Murdoch

Adelaide SA - 18 March 2022

Inquiry as an approach to teaching and learning has long been regarded as an effective way not only to engage students in their learning but to challenge them to think deeply and apply skills and understandings to new contexts. Many of us like the idea of an inquiry approach but feel less confident with how to actually use it effectively in the classroom. This workshop is designed for teachers who are newer to inquiry or those who wish to refresh their understanding of the approach and update their pedagogy.

This highly practical, interactive day will explore the following questions:

  • Why use an inquiry based approach?
  • How can we adopt an inquiry ‘stance’ in our teaching across the day?
  • What is the role of the teacher in the inquiry classroom? Where does ‘explicit teaching’ fit into the picture?
  • What does inquiry learning ‘look like’ in the classroom?
  • How is the inquiry classroom organised? How to we curate the space?
  • How can we use an inquiry approach while remaining accountable to the curriculum?
  • What does an inquiry based lesson entail?
  • How do we collaboratively plan/design extended journeys (units) for inquiry learning?
  • How can an inquiry approach help us make connections across the curriculum?
  • What strategies can we add to our repertoire to strengthen our inquiry based teaching?

Come along and enjoy inquiring into inquiry!

 

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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

22
Mar
2022

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 (Tue) and HIGH School (Thu). Please ensure you enrol in the correct seminar.

24
Mar
2022

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?

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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.

11
Apr
2022

Powering Up Inquiry Learning in your Classroom

Mon 11 April 22 - Tue 12 April 22
$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 Teachers

Presented by Kath Murdoch

Hobart TAS - 11 & 12 April 2022

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

TAS 2 Day Workshop 
Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 April 2022

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

19
May
2022

Nurturing Curious, Capable & Connected Learners through Inquiry

Thu 19 May 22 - Fri 20 May 22
$540 or Register 5 or more delegates and pay $460 per person
Nurturing Curious, Capable & Connected Learners through Inquiry

A 2 Day Seminar at Melbourne Museum for Primary Teachers

Presented by Kath Murdoch

Melbourne VIC - 19 & 20 May 2022

There could not be a more perfect place in which to engage in learning about and through inquiry than the Museum!

In this workshop, Kath will use the unique opportunity of the Museum’s environment to help bring participants to a deeper understanding of what it means to support children’s learning across the curriculum, using an inquiry-based approach. The emphasis on the workshop will be two-fold. We will learn more about the various ‘pedagogical practices’ required to teach this way including powerful questioning, the cultivation of curiosity and the design of tasks that support the learner to think critically, creatively and reflectively. We will also examine a process for designing learning experiences that help connect to the curriculum and guide children through a cycle of inquiry with a focus on deep learning.

Participants will explore:

  • How to design and curate environments to nurture curiosity and engage learners
  • How to use children's questions and interests to strengthen learning opportunities
  • How to design journeys of inquiry to connect to significant concepts and authentic contexts
  • How to build a repertoire of effective teaching practices for inquiry
  • How to make connections with curriculum standards through inquiry 

This experience is sure to ignite or re-kindle your own curiosity and sense of wonder - vital to our wellbeing and joy as teachers. Come along and enjoy a truly unique learning experience. 

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $460.00 per person

VIC 2 Day Workshop 
Thursday 19 & Friday 20 May 2022

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

22
Jun
2022

Behaviour Management for Beginning Teachers - Primary School

A Seminar for Primary School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar is designed specifically for teachers with less than 5 years' experience in the classroom and will provide strategies for developing a positive approach to behaviour leadership and discipline.

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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

24
Jun
2022

Behaviour Management for Beginning Teachers - High School

A Seminar for High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar is designed specifically for teachers with less than 5 years' experience in the classroom and will provide strategies for developing a positive approach to behaviour leadership and discipline.

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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

05
Aug
2022

Cracking the Hard Class

Fri 05 August 22
$270.00
Cracking the Hard Class

A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers

Glen Waverley Area
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

19
Aug
2022

Inquiry Learning: What, Why and How?

$270.00
Inquiry Learning: What, Why and How?

A Seminar for Primary Teachers

Presented by Kath Murdoch

Brisbane QLD - 19 August 2022

Inquiry as an approach to teaching and learning has long been regarded as an effective way not only to engage students in their learning but to challenge them to think deeply and apply skills and understandings to new contexts. Many of us like the idea of an inquiry approach but feel less confident with how to actually use it effectively in the classroom. This workshop is designed for teachers who are newer to inquiry or those who wish to refresh their understanding of the approach and update their pedagogy.

This highly practical, interactive day will explore the following questions:

  • Why use an inquiry based approach?
  • How can we adopt an inquiry ‘stance’ in our teaching across the day?
  • What is the role of the teacher in the inquiry classroom? Where does ‘explicit teaching’ fit into the picture?
  • What does inquiry learning ‘look like’ in the classroom?
  • How is the inquiry classroom organised? How to we curate the space?
  • How can we use an inquiry approach while remaining accountable to the curriculum?
  • What does an inquiry based lesson entail?
  • How do we collaboratively plan/design extended journeys (units) for inquiry learning?
  • How can an inquiry approach help us make connections across the curriculum?
  • What strategies can we add to our repertoire to strengthen our inquiry based teaching?

Come along and enjoy inquiring into inquiry!

 

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