Dynamic Learning Seminars 2020

Below you will find our complete 2020 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.

Behaviour Management

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behaviour 2A Seminar for Primary & 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.

During this highly practical seminar Bill will share:

• The core principals of positive behaviour leadership and discipline skills
• The language of correction and discipline
• How to establish a class well - covering basics such as initiating and sustaining attention, engagement and motivation, noise levels and time-on-task
• How to develop a class behaviour agreement - whole class/developing rights, responsibilities and rules
• Following up and following-through with students, especially those who present with on-going 'behaviour problems'
• Developing effective use of 'time-out'
• Using behaviour consequences
• Managing frustration and anger in behaviour management situations
• Managing challenging students in and out of class
• Key aspects of colleague support – peer coaching/mentoring/appraisal

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Completing ‘Behaviour Management for Beginning Teachers’ 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 $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.

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cracking 2A 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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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230.00 per person

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

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A Seminar for NT Primary Teachers

Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar will provide strategies for developing a positive approach to behaviour leadership and discipline with 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 behaviour. 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 behaviour.

2. 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.

3. 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).

4. 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.

5. 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

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Inquiry Learning

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A Seminar for Primary School Teachers
Presented by Kath Murdoch

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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Completing ‘Inquiry Learning: The Whats, the Whys and the Hows’ will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.5.2, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.5.2, 3.6.2, 5.1.2, 5.2.2, 5.3.2, 5.4.2 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 $230.00 per person

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

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 $440.00 per person

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

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Inquiry Learning: The Whats, The Whys and the Hows

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Students with Particular Needs

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Homework

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Dates for our 2020 HOMEWORK Seminars will be released soon

Integrating Technology

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

Dynamic Teaching

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Teacher Wellbeing

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