08
Mar
2021

Behaviour Management in the Primary Classroom

$270.00

A Seminar for Primary Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar will provide strategies for developing a positive approach to behaviour leadership and discipline within the primary classroom.

During this highly informative day Dr Rogers will address the following topics: 

  1. Core and Essential Practices of Behaviour Management

These core practices and skills emphasise the way we interact (as teacher-leaders) with our students to enable their awareness of, and ownership and responsibility for their behaviours. Special emphasis will be given (and demonstrated) as to why, and how, we use certain forms of language cueing; particularly when we have to address more challenging behaviours. 

  1. Behaviour Expectations and Routines

Dr Rogers will provide a framework for clear behaviour expectations and routines to enable a safe, supportive, respectful social/learning community at the classroom level and in the wider school context. The particular approach of a classroom behaviour agreement (grade by grade) will be explored based on essential rights and responsibilities.

  1. Behaviour Consequences

The issue of behaviour consequences will be addressed including the safe and respectful use of time-out. Particular attention will be paid to restorative practice from behaviour conversations / behaviour consequences / accountability conferences (say in a bully/victim context).

  1. Behaviour Support

The issue of behaviour support will emphasise the need to work with our high-risk students who display on-going patterns of distracting/disruptive and challenging and unsafe behaviours. Emphasis will be given to the crucial importance of individual behaviour support plans within a whole-school model. Case examples will be shown as to how to establish, monitor and maintain such plans and programmes.

  1. Colleague Support

A core feature of any enabling and meaningful behaviour policy and practice is the need for colleague support. This axiomatic factor of our professional collegial life will be noted throughout the day’s presentation.

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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

 

18
Mar
2021

Getting Personal: Amplifying Learner Agency

Getting Personal: Amplifying Learner Agency

A Seminar for Primary School Teachers
Presented by Kath Murdoch

Teachers who use an inquiry based approach are committed to helping learners ‘learn to learn’ and equipping them with the skills and dispositions to more independently investigate questions, problems, issues and interests.  But what opportunities do we give learners to do this beyond the “units of inquiry” we may develop?  How can we provide learners with real opportunities to follow their passions and to truly inquire into those things that matter to them? And why is this so important?  

This workshop is all about supporting learners to design, pursue and assess their own journeys of inquiry and how these pathways sit alongside shared inquiries. 

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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

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

24
Mar
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.

26
Mar
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?

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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.

29
Apr
2021

Powering Up Inquiry Learning in your Classroom

Thu 29 April 21 - Fri 30 April 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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QLD 2 Day Workshop 
Thursday 29th & Friday 30th April 2021

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

14
May
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

27
May
2021

Cracking the Hard Class

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

10
Jun
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

21
Jun
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

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