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    • 05 July 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • the AEU Building
    • 0
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    AEU/IEU CRT Conference: Working with Extreme Behaviour

    There are a number of students in the education system who exhibit behaviour that has moved beyond simple testing of limits and into extreme verbal and physical responses in the classroom. Managing the behaviour and re-engaging these students in learning requires a multi-level response - classroom, school, system and community level.

    Working as a relief teacher, these students can add enormous pressure to a class. Handling outbursts and maintaining a safe space for learning is a vital part of a CRT's toolkit.

    This conference presents a number of ways of looking at extreme behaviour including understanding what is happening for these students and examples of what to do when extreme behaviour threatens to dominate a class.

    Program

    The conference comprises a keynote and two break-out workshops. During registration participants can choose their workshops.
    Timeline
                   9.00   Welcome
       9.15   Keynote 1
      Bringing a Student Back From the Edge
       10.15   Union Info
       11.00   Morning Tea
       11.30   Workshop 1 (choose from)
    • Mental health and young people
    • Creating calm classrooms
    • Keeping your balance
    • Positive relationships in one lesson
    • Behaviour plans that work
       1.30   Lunch
       2.00   Workshop 2 (choose from)
    • Mental health and young people
    • Creating calm classrooms
    • Keeping your balance
    • Positive relationships in one lesson
    • Behaviour plans that work
         4.00  Close/Optional VIT Workshop 
        4.30   Full Close 

    Session Descriptions

    Bringing a Student Back from the Edge
    Mick Butler

    Preventing behaviour issues is always the best strategy - but what can you do when this fails and you have a student exhibiting extreme behaviour? What are the most important things to work towards in the moment of an incident? What elements of your 'in-the-moment reaction' best support prevention of a future incident?
    In his keynote, Mick Butler will draw on his vast experience of working with students exhibiting extreme behaviour to present a framework for you to manage these incidents. 

    Mental Health and Young People
    Rob Mason

    Behind a huge number of students there are invisible, diagnosed and undiagnosed, mental health issues. Understanding common mental health issues and their impact on classroom participation can help in dealing with incidents of extreme behaviour. This workshop aims to build an understanding of; common mental health issues in young people, crafting environments that support mentally ill students to succeed, creating a safe space when you don't know student backgrounds, how a mentally ill student may view the world and standard school responses to the challenge of mental illness.

    Creating Calm Classrooms
    Carmela Petterlin and Susan Mance

    A calm classroom is a key tool in supporting students with extreme behaviour to successfully manage a school day. This workshop focuses on; What does a calm classroom look like? How can a calm classroom also have high expectations? How does a calm classroom support positive behaviour?  Where can I find resources about calm classrooms? How does a calm classroom respond to extreme behaviour?

    Keeping your Balance
    Kaye Dennis

    Moments of extreme behaviour are moments of extreme emotion. Sticking to your planned, reasonable response to an incident is only possible when you can keep your emotions in-check. Maintaining an even emotional response communicates a level of control needed to deal with extreme behaviour. It also supports getting through the day and managing stress. This workshop looks at; monitoring your own reaction to extreme behaviours, checking your responses aren't causing escalation, taking time to calm yourself, when to seek support and building long-term well-being.

    Positive Relationships in One Lesson
    Mick Butler

    One of the best drivers of pro-social classroom behaviour is a positive relationship between teachers and students. Working as a CRT can make building these relationship extremely difficult. This workshop will explore the benefits of positive relationships, tips for building relationships in one lesson, picking the students you need to focus on, where to draw professional boundaries in relationships and supporting positive relationships between students.


    Behaviour Plans that Work
    Laura Greaves

    Typically, students with a history of extreme behaviour have a behaviour plan designed to guide the student and teacher's reaction to moments of high tension. Understanding and picking out the important parts of a behaviour plan when you're in a hurry is an important skill.
    This workshop will explore; what a good behaviour plan looks like, getting the best out of a poorly written behaviour plan, being involved in constructing a behaviour plan and useful strategies for inclusion in a behaviour plan.


    Standards covered

    A 7 hour certificate of participation will be issued for all participants with the following professional standards listed:

    1 Know students and how they learn

    1.1.2 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

    1.2.2 Understand how students learn

    1.3.2 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds

    1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

    4 Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

    4.1.2 Support student participation

    4.2.2 Manage classroom activities

    4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

    4.4.2 Maintain student safety

    Pricing:

    AEU/IEU Members - $65
    Non AEU/IEU members - $265

     

    • 05 July 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • the TLN online learning space
    • 43

    AEU/IEU CRT Conference: Working with Extreme Behaviour Online Stream

    There are a number of students in the education system who exhibit behaviour that has moved beyond simple testing of limits and into extreme verbal and physical responses in the classroom. Managing the behaviour and re-engaging these students in learning requires a multi-level response - classroom, school, system and community level.

    Working as a relief teacher, these students can add enormous pressure to a class. Handling outbursts and maintaining a safe space for learning is a vital part of a CRT's toolkit.

    This conference presents a number of ways of looking at extreme behaviour including understanding what is happening for these students and examples of what to do when extreme behaviour threatens to dominate a class.

    Program

    The conference comprises a keynote and two break-out workshops. You will be able to choose your workshop stream on the the day of the conference.
    Timeline
                   9.00   Welcome
       9.15   Keynote 1
      Bringing a Student Back From the Edge
       10.15   Union Info
       11.00   Morning Tea
       11.30   Workshop 1 (choose from)
    • Creating calm classrooms
    • Positive relationships in one lesson
       1.30   Lunch
       2.00   Workshop 2 (choose from)
    • Keeping your balance
    • Behaviour plans that work
         4.00  Close/Optional VIT Workshop 
        4.30   Full Close 

    Session Descriptions

    Bringing a Student Back from the Edge
    Mick Butler

    Preventing behaviour issues is always the best strategy - but what can you do when this fails and you have a student exhibiting extreme behaviour? What are the most important things to work towards in the moment of an incident? What elements of your 'in-the-moment reaction' best support prevention of a future incident?
    In his keynote, Mick Butler will draw on his vast experience of working with students exhibiting extreme behaviour to present a framework for you to manage these incidents. 

    Creating Calm Classrooms
    Carmela Petterlin and Susan Mance

    A calm classroom is a key tool in supporting students with extreme behaviour to successfully manage a school day. This workshop focuses on; What does a calm classroom look like? How can a calm classroom also have high expectations? How does a calm classroom support positive behaviour?  Where can I find resources about calm classrooms? How does a calm classroom respond to extreme behaviour?

    Keeping your Balance

    Moments of extreme behaviour are moments of extreme emotion. Sticking to your planned, reasonable response to an incident is only possible when you can keep your emotions in-check. Maintaining an even emotional response communicates a level of control needed to deal with extreme behaviour. It also supports getting through the day and managing stress. This workshop looks at; monitoring your own reaction to extreme behaviours, checking your responses aren't causing escalation, taking time to calm yourself, when to seek support and building long-term well-being.

    Positive Relationships in One Lesson
    Mick Butler

    One of the best drivers of pro-social classroom behaviour is a positive relationship between teachers and students. Working as a CRT can make building these relationship extremely difficult. This workshop will explore the benefits of positive relationships, tips for building relationships in one lesson, picking the students you need to focus on, where to draw professional boundaries in relationships and supporting positive relationships between students.


    Behaviour Plans that Work

    Typically, students with a history of extreme behaviour have a behaviour plan designed to guide the student and teacher's reaction to moments of high tension. Understanding and picking out the important parts of a behaviour plan when you're in a hurry is an important skill.
    This workshop will explore; what a good behaviour plan looks like, getting the best out of a poorly written behaviour plan, being involved in constructing a behaviour plan and useful strategies for inclusion in a behaviour plan.


    Standards covered

    A 7 hour certificate of participation will be issued for all participants with the following professional standards listed:

    1 Know students and how they learn

    1.1.2 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

    1.2.2 Understand how students learn

    1.3.2 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds

    1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

    4 Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

    4.1.2 Support student participation

    4.2.2 Manage classroom activities

    4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

    4.4.2 Maintain student safety

    Pricing:

    AEU/IEU Members - $65
    Non AEU/IEU members - $265

     

    • 27 September 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • the IEU Building
    • 87

    AEU/IEU CRT Conference: Education Trends

    The findings of recent research and educational trends are having a big impact in the way schools deliver their content and frame their approach to education. Understanding the current trends in educational discourse will support your work across a range of schools who may implement these ideas and the research in different ways.

    Program

    For this conference, keynote presenters will share their experience of working within schools implementing different pedagogical approaches and explain how CRTs working under these frameworks are expected to manage their classrooms. Participants will then have time to discuss these approaches at their table, debate their merit and the implications for their own classrooms.
    Timeline
                 9.00   Welcome
       9.15   Keynote 1
      What's shown to work within a school?
       10.15     Discussion 1
       11.15   Morning Tea
       11.45   Keynote 2
       What's shown to work within a classroom?
       12.45   Discussion 2 
       1.15   Lunch 
      1.45   Panel Discussion
       Education Reform and Industrial Challenges
        2.30     Keynote 3 
       Working in an International Baccalaureate School
       3.30   Discussion 
         4.00     Close/Optional VIT Workshop 
        4.30   Full Close 

    Session Descriptions

    What's shown to work within a school?
    Lori Pereira

    The research on teacher-effectiveness is dominating discussions on approaches to teaching. In her keynote Lori Pereira will share her school's journey in exploring learning intentions, success criteria and feedback. She will share snapshots of the research, the process the school went through in deciding on a teaching approach, how these reforms manifest in the classroom  and what the school asks of its CRTs to maintain consistency across the school.

    What's shown to work within a classroom?

    School leadership teams will often choose a set of instructional techniques with a strong research basis to promote as their school's "instructional model". In her keynote, Abbey Boyer will share her experience of implementing one of these "instructional models" including; what challenged her, how colleagues reacted, what this instructional model looks like in the classroom, the research basis of this instructional model and the effects on her classroom.

    Working in an International Baccalaureate School

    Both the secondary and primary years program of the International Baccalaureate are increasing their footprint within Australian schools. Bringing with it a clearly articulated set of values and an obligation to engage with the wider community, the International Baccalaureate shifts the emphasis of education. In her keynote xxxx will explain how the IB works in primary and secondary settings and drill down to its effects in the classroom.

    Education Reform and Industrial Challenges

    The near-constant cycle of education reform throws up many issues for teacher working conditions and overall workload. This panel discussion provides an opportunity to understand those challenges, to engage with the work that is underway to address these issues and to explore opportunities to make positive change.


    Standards covered

    A 7 hour certificate of participation will be issued for all participants with the following professional standards listed:

    3 - Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

    3.1.2 Establish challenging learning goals

    3.2.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs

    3.3.2 Use teaching strategies

    3.4.2 Select and use resources

    3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication

    3.6.2 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

    4 - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

    4.1.2 Support student participation

    4.2.2 Manage classroom activities

    5 - Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

    5.2.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning

    5.4.2 Interpret student data

    Pricing:

    AEU/IEU Members - $65
    Non AEU/IEU members - $265

     

    • 27 September 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • the TLN online learning space
    • 93

    AEU/IEU CRT Conference: Education Trends Online Stream

    The findings of recent research and educational trends are having a big impact in the way schools deliver their content and frame their approach to education. Understanding the current trends in educational discourse will support your work across a range of schools who may implement these ideas and the research in different ways.

    Program

    For this conference, keynote presenters will share their experience of working within schools implementing different pedagogical approaches and explain how CRTs working under these frameworks are expected to manage their classrooms. Participants will then have time to discuss these approaches at their table, debate their merit and the implications for their own classrooms.
    Timeline
                 9.00   Welcome
       9.15   Keynote 1
      What's shown to work within a school?
       10.15     Discussion 1
       11.15   Morning Tea
       11.45   Keynote 2
       What's shown to work within a classroom?
       12.45   Discussion 2 
       1.15   Lunch 
      1.45   Panel Discussion
       Education Reform and Industrial Challenges
        2.30     Keynote 3 
       Working in an International Baccalaureate School
       3.30   Discussion 
         4.00     Close/Optional VIT Workshop 
        4.30   Full Close 

    Session Descriptions

    What's shown to work within a school?
    Lori Pereira

    The research on teacher-effectiveness is dominating discussions on approaches to teaching. In her keynote Lori Pereira will share her school's journey in exploring learning intentions, success criteria and feedback. She will share snapshots of the research, the process the school went through in deciding on a teaching approach, how these reforms manifest in the classroom  and what the school asks of its CRTs to maintain consistency across the school.

    What's shown to work within a classroom?

    School leadership teams will often choose a set of instructional techniques with a strong research basis to promote as their school's "instructional model". In her keynote, Abbey Boyer will share her experience of implementing one of these "instructional models" including; what challenged her, how colleagues reacted, what this instructional model looks like in the classroom, the research basis of this instructional model and the effects on her classroom.

    Working in an International Baccalaureate School

    Both the secondary and primary years program of the International Baccalaureate are increasing their footprint within Australian schools. Bringing with it a clearly articulated set of values and an obligation to engage with the wider community, the International Baccalaureate shifts the emphasis of education. In her keynote xxxx will explain how the IB works in primary and secondary settings and drill down to its effects in the classroom.

    Education Reform and Industrial Challenges

    The near-constant cycle of education reform throws up many issues for teacher working conditions and overall workload. This panel discussion provides an opportunity to understand those challenges, to engage with the work that is underway to address these issues and to explore opportunities to make positive change.


    Standards covered

    A 7 hour certificate of participation will be issued for all participants with the following professional standards listed:

    3 - Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

    3.1.2 Establish challenging learning goals

    3.2.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs

    3.3.2 Use teaching strategies

    3.4.2 Select and use resources

    3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication

    3.6.2 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

    4 - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

    4.1.2 Support student participation

    4.2.2 Manage classroom activities

    5 - Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

    5.2.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning

    5.4.2 Interpret student data

    Pricing:

    AEU/IEU Members - $65
    Non AEU/IEU members - $265

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