Dynamic Learning Seminars 2019

Below you will find our complete 2019 Seminar Program. Simply scroll down to view our exciting range of topics, dates and locations. You can also download a printable flyer for each seminar.

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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?

•   What do we mean by hard class
•   Why do some classes get hard or have a reputation?
•   The importance of establishing classes well
– the first hours, first days
– the critical first meeting with new classes, particularly 'reputation classes
– re-establishing a class that has gone off the rails
•   Approaches to cracking a hard or reputation class
•   Developing individual behaviour management plans for troublesome and behaviourally disordered students
•   Teacher bullying – why some teachers are bullied and how to address it
•   Teacher stress

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Completing ‘Cracking the Hard Class’ will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2, 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $220.00 per person

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

$265.00

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Powering Up Inquiry Learning in your Classroom

A 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

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $440.00 per person

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

$530.00 17

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How to Re-engage Boys with Learning and Create GOOD MEN in the Modern World

A Seminar for Teachers 7-12
Presented by Richard Pedley-Smith and Wade Fairclough

This seminar seeks to identify and address issues commonly found in young males across broad sub-groups within schools in NSW and Australia. There is a particular focus on refining existing programs working within school frameworks in order to develop positive masculinity and self-esteem in underachieving and at-risk boys. The ultimate aim of this seminar being to re-engage students with class activities and inspire them to reach their full potential to become “Good Men”.
Through a variety of strategies, teachers will learn how to equip boys with skills to help them achieve academically, emotionally and socially.

During the day Richard and Wade will discuss:

  • Why boys are at risk?
  • What is a “good man?”
  • How do we move from negative Peer-Esteem to positive Self-Esteem?
  • How do we break down barriers and communicate effectively with boys?
  • Responding to trauma...What to do when they finally open up?

They will also share:

  • What has worked/failed with our program?
  • The “hidden costs” of working with disengaged boys
  • What to do when their family is the problem?
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How to Re-engage Boys with Learning and Create GOOD MEN in the Modern World will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2, 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $220.00 per person

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

Seminar Date Fri 13 September 19
Seminar End Date Fri 13 September 19
Fee $265.00
Location NSW - Eden Gardens
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$265.00

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Teaching & Motivating Students with Particular Needs

A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Ian Lillico

This seminar is for teachers, teacher assistants and administrators in Primary and Secondary schools. Ian will explore teaching, motivating and managing students with particular needs in schools. There will be an emphasis on Autism and ADHD but other needs including Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), being bullied, giftedness and family dysfunction will be covered.

Ian will discuss the role of layered techniques and strategies in the management of these children, the latest research from DSM V and how children commonly have multiple problems called Co-Morbidities. He will discuss a range of alternative therapies and give a host of practical strategies to assist in classroom instruction and management.

The aim of this seminar is to give teachers and education support staff who deal with young people a contemporary understanding of these special children and the effective tools to help them achieve their maximum potential.

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Completing ‘Teaching & Motivating Students with Particular Needs’ will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2, 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $220.00 per person

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

Seminar Date Fri 20 September 19
Seminar End Date Fri 20 September 19
Fee $265.00
Location NSW - Eden Gardens
Flyer il_20_nsw.pdf
$265.00

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We do not have any INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY seminars planned at the moment

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Dates for our 2019 TEACHER WELL BEING Seminars will be released soon