Centre for Professional Learning

Course Date

COURSE

Closing Date

Venue

Course Fee

March 3 (Monday)

Reading K–6

February 24

Surry Hills

$100.00

March 4 (Tuesday)

Writing K–6

February 25

Surry Hills

$100.00

March 10 (Monday)

Grammar K–10

March 3

Surry Hills

$100.00

March 13 (Thursday)

Maths K–6

March 6

Surry Hills

$100.00

March 21 (Friday)

Lifting Achievement in years 7–12

March 14

Surry Hills

$100.00

March 28 (Friday)

English Conference — 2015 HSC Prescriptions

March 21

Surry Hills

$100.00

April 3 (Thursday)

Early Career Teachers

March 27

Surry Hills

$0.00

May 15 (Thursday)

Classroom Management through Effective Teaching

May 8

Surry Hills

$0.00

May 19 (Monday)

Reading K–6

May 12

Blacktown RSL

$100.00

May 20 (Tuesday)

Writing K–6

May 13

Blacktown RSL

$100.00

May 22 (Thursday)

Early Career Teachers

May 15

Blacktown RSL

$0.00

May 26 (Monday)

Grammar K–10

May 19

Blacktown Library

$100.00

June 3 (Tuesday)

Maths K–6

May 27

Blacktown Library

$100.00

June 6 (Friday)

Teaching Students with Special Needs in Mainstream Classes

May 30

Surry Hills

$100.00

June 20 (Friday)

Lifting Achievement in Years 7–12

June 13

Blacktown Library

$100.00

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English Conference — 2015 HSC Prescriptions

“2015 and beyond … the new Stage 6 English Prescriptions” is a major conference for all involved in the teaching of HSC English. The new HSC Area of Study and Prescriptions list provides an opportunity for teachers to revisit the rich features of the English Stage 6 Syllabus in the context of Discovery and the new Electives and texts.

Presenters Dr Jackie Manuel, Deb McPherson and Jane Sherlock will explore the fundamental elements of the Area of Study, the Discovery rubric and all Discovery texts. They will also explore and unpack Modules A and C for both the Advanced and Standard courses and examine a range of new texts for these Modules.

Target participants: All secondary English teachers and head teachers of English.

Reading and the NSW English K–6 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

This course is designed for teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the NSW English K–6 Syllabus. This course will engage participants in an indepth examination of syllabus outcomes for reading and viewing, text sets and the key process of responding. Participants will plan a short unit based on texts of their own choice. Participants will need to bring a text to plan their unit of study and a laptop computer.

Target participants: Teachers K–6 who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the new English K–6 Syllabus and the reading component in particular.

Writing and the NSW English K–6 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

This course is designed for teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the NSW English K–6 Syllabus. This course will engage participants in an indepth examination of syllabus outcomes for writing and representing and the key process of composing. Participants will plan a short unit based on texts of their own choice. Participants will need to bring a text to plan their unit of study and a laptop computer.

Target participants: Teachers K–6 who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the new English K–6 Syllabus and the writing component in particular.

Teaching Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary for the NSW English K–10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

This course is designed for teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the NSW English K–10 Syllabus with a particular focus on teaching grammar, punctuation and vocabulary and the key processes of responding and composing. This course takes a hands-on approach to the age-old problem of teaching students to apply the conventions of accurate spelling and grammar in their writing. Participants will plan a short unit based on texts of their own choice. Participants will need to bring a text to plan their unit of study and a laptop computer.

Target participants: Teachers K–10 who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the new English Syllabus outcomes for grammar, punctuation and vocabulary.

An Introduction to the Mathematics K–6 Syllabus

This course is designed for teachers who wish to begin their investigation into the primary component of the NSW Mathematics K–10 syllabus. The course will engage participants in a preliminary navigation of the new document, a discussion of the characteristics of 21st century learners and the implications for their teachers. Teachers will delve into the outcomes and explore in a practical and interactive manner how to plan and program using the new syllabus.

Target participants: Teachers K–6 who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the new NSW Mathematics Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.

Classroom Management Through Effective Teaching

This course focuses on the key concern of classroom management through the essential development and use of effective teaching strategies. Highly experienced teachers present the course in partnership with younger teachers who specialise in mentoring and teacher improvement. The course provides participants with practical strategies and deeper understanding, the theory and practice of good management and good teaching. The course has whole group discussions and also breaks up into specific primary and secondary workshops.

Target participants: Teachers in the earlier stages of their careers.

Early Career Teachers

This course provides “new” teachers with an overview and orientation to the profession and to teaching. It has a range of presenters who consider questions around classroom management, the Institute and accreditation, planning and research, specific sector issues, mentoring, the importance of the big picture, programming, the stages of a career, and why everyone in public education is a leader.

Target participants: Teachers in the first two years of their teaching career.

Teaching Students with Special Needs in Mainstream Classes

This course provides participants with a snapshot of the priority focus areas to be considered when addressing the needs of students with disabilities and special needs. The course provides understanding and strategies to engage students through adjusted planning, teaching and behaviour support. The relevant Disability Standards are outlined to participants and ideas developed about how to adjust and accommodate teaching and learning programs, teaching strategies, behaviour management and assessment for diverse learners.

Target participants: Current or future teachers of mainstream classes catering for students with disabilities or special needs.

Lifting Achievement in Years 7—12

This course focuses on developing approaches to improve student performance in public high schools. Prof Wayne Sawyer, who has conducted extensive research in this area, is joined by senior, experienced teachers to share demonstrated, successful strategies and ideas for lifting achievement levels. The course focuses on what individual teachers can do, what faculties can do and which whole school approaches are most successful.

Target participants: Classroom teachers and teachers in promotions positions in secondary schools.