AEU Learning Specialist Program


Register for the full program (LS71)

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The full program involves four workshops.

Session One - High Quality Classroom Practice 

Presented by Glen Pearsall on Thursday 26 October, 9.00 am-4.00 pm 

Attend either in person at the AEU Building Abbotsford, or online.

Session Two - Coaching and Mentoring

Presented by Chris Munro on Thursday 2nd November

Attend online only. Choose 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm OR 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Session Three - Building a Professional Learning Community

Presented by Adrian Bertolini on Thursday 2nd November

Attend online only. Choose 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm OR 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Session Four- Applying for the Learning Specialist Position

Presented by Robin Adamson, Krys Hendrickson, Peter Hendrickson on Thursday 9th November 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm. Attend in person at the AEU Building, Abbotsford.

OR

Tuesday 21st November 2.00 pm-7.00 pm. Attend either in person at the AEU Building Abbotsford, or online. 

OR you can register for session four only 

Scroll to the bottom of the screen and register for one of the sessions LS75a or LS75b or LS75c


Click here to access the recordings of the live events

    • 26 October 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 November 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 41
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    Full Program 

    (Sessions 1-4)

    Presented by Glen Pearsall, Chris Munro, Adrian Bertolini, Robin Adamson, Krys Hendrickson and Peter Hendrickson.

    The program will look at:

    This AEU program will assist you in developing and articulating your practice, in preparation for applying for a Learning Specialist position.

    The program involves four workshops across several weeks. 

    Session One - High Quality Classroom Practice presented by Glen Pearsall

      • 26 October, 9am-4pm. Attend either in person at the AEU Building Abbotsford, or online. If you buy this program after 26th October, you will be able to access a recording of the session to watch as well as all documents made available on the day.
    Session Two Coaching and Mentoring presented by Chris Munro
      • 2 Nov - choose either 4-6pm or 6:30-8:30pm session (online only)
    Session Three - Building a Professional Learning Community presented by Adrian Bertolini
      • 2 Nov - choose either 4-6pm or 6:30-8:30pm session (online only)
    • Session Four - Applying for the Learning Specialist Position
      • 9 Nov, 2pm-7pm. Attend in person at the AEU Building, Abbotsford
    • OR
      • 21 Nov, 2pm-7pm. Attend either in person at the AEU Building Abbotsford, or online 

    More detail about each course is below.

    High Quality Classroom Practice

    Presented by Glen Pearsall, 26 October (in person or live-streamed online)

    This session will review current thinking about high quality classroom practice. The review will build on the current DET Evidence Based Professional Learning Cycle that focuses on:

    • responding to students’ needs based on evidence
    • prompting and facilitating continued inquiry into teaching
    • evaluating the impact on students' learning.

    Comparisons will be drawn across a range of pedagogical approaches including Marzano, Visible Learning, Powerful Learning, Classroom Instruction that Works, Individual Learning Plans etc.

    Insights into evaluating the practice of peers and the tools that can be used to support constructive evaluations of teacher practice will also be explored.

    Throughout the day, participants will be asked to reflect on their current practice including:

    • what is the philosophical base for my practice?
    • can I describe the practice in detail?
    • what are my strengths and weaknesses as a classroom practitioner?

    Coaching and Mentoring

    Presented by Chris Munro, Growth Coaching International, 2 Nov (live-online)

    Part of the learning specialist’s role is to develop and oversee coaching and mentoring programs within the school. This online session is designed to introduce the idea of the coaching conversation to support learning specialists to more effectively support the development of others and enhance levels of motivation and commitment.

    Building a Professional Learning Community

    This course will be presented by Adrian Bertolini, Intuyu Consulting, 2 Nov (live-online)

    Participants will explore the importance of discovering operating preferences, strengths and blind spots, feedback and sharing a common language to help a team work more effectively. The focus can be described as moving from “What are we doing?” to “How are we doing?”. These are skills that a Learning Specialist will need to help focus a group or team on the performance and development goals for the school.

    The course will explore:

    • how to cause change and the influences on causing change in a school community
    • how to design a compelling vision for the focus area with the PLT team
    • how to unpack the current reality, potential causes and the future of the area of focus
    • self-assessing the strengths and areas of development of the PLT team
    • how to formulate an Action-Research Project for which the PLT will be the main drivers

    Applying for the Learning Specialist Position

    Presented by Robin Adamson and Krys Hendrickson, 9 Nov (AEU Building Abbotsford) or 21 Nov (live-streamed online or AEU Building Abbotsford).

    The course will explore:
    • how to address the key selection criteria for the Learning Specialist role
    • how to draft your cover letter, CV and application overall
    • the difference between applying for teaching roles and learning specialist roles
    • preparing for the interviewing (including time to practice
    • reviewing and revising your CV.

    It is recommended that all participants bring their CVs and any relevant documents as well as devices (eg laptops, ipads) on to work.

    Standards Covered

    6.3.4 Implement professional dialogue within the school or professional learning network(s) that is informed by feedback, analysis or current research and practice to improve educational outcomes of students.

    6.4.4 Advocate for, participate in and lead strategies to support high-quality professional learning opportunities for colleagues that focus on improved student learning.

    Pricing

    AEU members - $330

    non-AEU members - $1000

    • 21 November 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • the AEU building
    • 133
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    Day 3 (repeat) of Learning Specialist Full Program

    In-person event, AEU Abbotsford building

    This course will be presented by Krys Hendrickson and Peter Hendrickson.

    The course will look at:

    • how to address the key selection criteria for the Learning Specialist role
    • how to draft your cover letter, CV and application overall
    • the difference between applying for teaching roles and learning specialist roles
    • preparing for the interviewing (including time to practice
    • reviewing and revising your CV.
    It is recommended that all participants bring their CVs and any relevant documents as well as devices (eg laptops, ipads) on to work.

    Pricing

    This course is part of the Learning Specialists program.

    It can also be purchased separately for:
    • $110 (AEU members)
    • $400 (non-AEU members)
    About the presenters:
    Krystyn Hendrickson has been a secondary maths and science teacher in schools in Melbourne’s west and later became a curriculum consultant for the schools in the Northern Metropolitan Region. She has also been the Manager of Facilities and Infrastructure in the region before becoming the Assistant Regional Director. Krystyn currently works as an educational consultant with principals and leadership teams in schools.

    Peter Hendrickson has been a secondary science teacher in the department of education for 35 years. He taught in schools in Melbourne’s west and north and became principal at Melton Secondary College and later at Sunbury College. Following this he worked as a principal organiser for the AEU and represented the union on the AITSL working party that developed the National Standard for the Performance of Principals. He is currently working as an educational consultant with principals and leadership teams in schools.

    • 21 November 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 73
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    Day 3 (repeat) of Learning Specialist Full Program 

    Online streamed version

    This course will be presented by Krys Hendrickson and Peter Hendrickson.

    The course will look at:

    • how to address the key selection criteria for the Learning Specialist role
    • how to draft your cover letter, CV and application overall
    • the difference between applying for teaching roles and learning specialist roles
    • preparing for the interviewing (including time to practice
    • reviewing and revising your CV.

    It is recommended that all participants bring their CVs and any relevant documents as well as devices (eg laptops, ipads) on to work.

    Pricing


    This course is part of the Learning Specialists program.

    It can also be purchased separately for:

    • $110 (AEU members)
    • $400 (non-AEU members)
    About the presenters:
    Krystyn Hendrickson has been a secondary maths and science teacher in schools in Melbourne’s west and later became a curriculum consultant for the schools in the Northern Metropolitan Region. She has also been the Manager of Facilities and Infrastructure in the region before becoming the Assistant Regional Director. Krystyn currently works as an educational consultant with principals and leadership teams in schools.

    Peter Hendrickson has been a secondary science teacher in the department of education for 35 years. He taught in schools in Melbourne’s west and north and became principal at Melton Secondary College and later at Sunbury College. Following this he worked as a principal organiser for the AEU and represented the union on the AITSL working party that developed the National Standard for the Performance of Principals. He is currently working as an educational consultant with principals and leadership teams in schools.

The TLN is supported by the AEU Victoria Branch and the IEU Victoria Tasmania Branch 

    

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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