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CRTPD Courses

Live online meeting
Early Childhood Focus

May 22, 2024 | 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Working with neurodiverse children in a Kindergarten

EYLDF (and VEYLDF),
Early Childhood

Description:
When teachers focus on engaging inclusive teaching practices for neurodiverse students, it ensures that all students in the classes you are teaching can focus on reaching their learning goals. In this session, the presenter will share their knowledge, ideas, and experiences with some of the most common behaviours encountered in kindergartens and share engaging teaching techniques that you can use to support the learning of these children. The best techniques will create a supportive learning environment for chidlren with additional needs that apply to all children in the learning space.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities
  • 1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of learners with disability

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter:

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

May 29, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Managing behaviour beyond the classroom

Classroom and behaviour management,
Managing individuals’ behaviour

Description:
This session empowers Casual Relief Teachers with strategies to cultivate a supportive learning environment within the classroom. Participants are equipped with practical techniques tailored for CRTs to effectively address disruptions and disengagement. This course focuses on enhancing teachers' communication skills to maintain a positive learning atmosphere, emphasizing support and understanding. By implementing these strategies, CRTs can enhance student engagement and learning outcomes, ensuring a positive experience for everyone throughout the school day.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.2.2 Manage learning and teaching activities
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter:

 

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Live online meeting
Early Childhood Focus

May 29, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Songs and stories to incorporate in your practice

Classroom and behaviour management

Description:
Using music and songs throughout the day is a great way to engage and involve children in a range of learning and fun. Music and storytelling can enhance group time, play, learning, social and emotional skills. In this session, the presenter will share a range of music, songs and stories that are used regularly and will outline how to incorporate music and storytelling across the day to enhance your program.

Standards addressed:

  • 3.4.2 Select and use resources

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Nichole Jenkins

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 05, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Assessment – the meanning of ‘at standard’? (primary)

Assessment and Feedback

Description:
In the realm of primary education, assessment plays a pivotal role in understanding student progress and informing teaching strategies. But what exactly does it mean when a student is deemed to be 'at standard'? This 30-minute webinar aims to simplify this concept, providing educators with clarity and confidence in their assessment practices. Join our presenter as we delve into the essence of 'at standard' in primary education. We'll explore the criteria used to determine whether a student meets the expected level of proficiency in various subjects. Across the primary curriculum, we'll discuss how assessment frameworks are applied and interpreted within the primary school. Through practical examples, participants will gain insights into the intricacies of assessing student performance and understanding their strengths and areas for improvement. Moreover, we'll address common challenges faced by teachers in assessing students accurately and fairly. With the Casual Relief Teacher in mind, this webinar offers valuable insights into the assessment process in primary education. Enhance your understanding of what it truly means for a student to be 'at standard' and empower your teaching practices accordingly. Join us to unlock the potential of assessment in primary education.

Standards addressed:

  • 5.3.2 Make consistent and comparable judgements

Course Length: 0.5 hours

Presenter: Steven Kolber

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 05, 2024 | 05:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Assessment – understanding progression points

Assessment and Feedback

Description:
In this comprehensive 60-webinar course, Casual Relief Teachers will will explore the steps of assessment within the context of the Victorian Curriculum P-10, with a specific focus on understanding progression points. Designed for teachers seeking to enhance their assessment practices and align them with curriculum standards, this course offers invaluable insights and practical strategies. Led by experienced presenter [Presenter's Name] , participants will explore the foundational principles of assessment, examining its role in gauging student progress and informing instruction. Emphasis will be placed on unpacking the progression points outlined in the Victorian Curriculum P-10 across various subject areas and year levels. CRTs will learn to effectively assess student learning against curriculum benchmarks. Topics covered include formative and summative assessment techniques, differentiation strategies, and utilising assessment data to drive instructional decision-making. At the end of the webinar, participants will emerge with a deeper understanding of assessment within the Victorian Curriculum P-10 framework, equipped with the tools and knowledge to foster student growth and achievement effectively.

Standards addressed:

  • 5.3.2 Make consistent and comparable judgements

Course Length: 0.5 hours

Presenter: Steven Kolber

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 05, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Writing student reports – handy tips and reminders

Assessment and Feedback

Description:
This 30-minute webinar course, "Writing Student Reports – Handy Tips and Reminders," is tailored to assist teachers in efficiently writing concise, accurate student reports, aligning with the Victorian Curriculum P-10 standards. Focused on economy, practicality, and efficiency, this course equips educators with essential strategies to streamline the report writing process. Led by our experienced presenter [Presenter's Name], participants will learn effective techniques to articulate student progress and achievements positively, ensuring alignment with curriculum objectives. From structuring reports to choosing appropriate language and referencing the Victorian Curriculum, this webinar emphasises practical tips that save time while maintaining report quality. Key outcomes include enhancing CRTs' ability to communicate student strengths and areas for growth effectively. Participants will gain confidence in their report writing skills, enabling them to deliver comprehensive assessments within tight deadlines. By incorporating handy tips and reminders, this course empowers teachers to quickly and effectively complete quaiity report writing. Join us to unlock the secrets of efficient report writing, ensuring that your assessments not only meet but exceed the expectations set by the Victorian Curriculum P-10.

Standards addressed:

  • 5.2.2 Provide feedback to learners about their learning

Course Length: 0.5 hours

Presenter: Steven Kolber

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 12, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Working with First Nations students and their families

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum

Description:
Including Indigenous people's perspectives is an important way of promoting inclusive practices but is also a requirement within the national curriculum. This course emphasises building authentic, visible, and celebrated community links within educational settings. Participants will explore strategies to honor and integrate Koorie culture into curriculum design, teaching practices, and classroom environments. By understanding the cultural backgrounds and perspectives of Koorie students, educators can create inclusive learning spaces that foster a sense of belonging and pride for all students. This session will gain practical insights into effective communication with Koorie communities, incorporating culturally relevant resources, and navigating sensitive topics with cultural sensitivity and respect. Additionally, this session will address the importance of ongoing professional development and self-reflection in promoting Koorie Cultural Inclusion. By the end of the session, participants will leave equipped with practical ideas to create meaningful connections, enhance cultural responsiveness, and cultivate educational experiences that enable students of all backgrounds to thrive.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.4.2 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners
  • 2.4.2 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Alinta Williams

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 12, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Structuring a lesson to maintain engagement

Lesson structure

Description:
Engaging students in their learning is a challenge at the best of times. Maximising the potential for engagement needs to be a consideration during the planning stage of lesson delivery. In this 60-minute webinar designed for Casual Relief Teachers, we will present essential strategies for structuring lessons that maintain student engagement and increase comprehensive understanding. Explore techniques to captivate diverse learners, employ interactive activities, and utilise technology effectively. Discover methods to foster active participation and gauge comprehension throughout the lesson. Enhance your teaching toolkit with practical tips to create dynamic, impactful learning experiences. Join us to empower your teaching practice and help students feel inspired and informed.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 19, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Understanding your legal liability as a CRT

Staff wellbeing

Description:
In this 60-minute webinar participants will examine topics essential for understanding the legal liability of a Casual Relief Teacher. Topics covered include duty of care, reporting and legal obligations and personal liability. Participants will gain insight into their responsibilities to ensure safety and wellbeing and will explore the knowledge required for documenting incidents, complying with requirements and mitigating risk. By the end of the session, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of their legal duties, empowering them to confidently fulfill their roles while safeguarding both themselves and their students.

Standards addressed:

  • 7.2.2 Comply with legislative administrative and organisational requirements

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Marino D'Ortenzio

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 19, 2024 | 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Teaching core primary maths operations and functions

Curriculum, literacy and numeracy,
Primary numeracy

Description:
This 60-minute session is tailored to meet the needs of Casual Relief Teachers looking for innovative strategies in teaching core mathematical operations and functions to primary students. This session will explore practical methods to foster an understanding and enjoyment of maths, from basic addition to complex functions. The presenter will explore hands-on activities, digital tools, and teaching techniques to engage young learners and accommodate a range of learning needs. Whether you're a novice or an experienced educator, this webinar will equip you with fresh insights and approaches to amplify your maths lessons.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area(s)
  • 2.5.2 Literacy and numeracy strategies

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Lisa Tolley

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 01, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Wellbeing, behavior & practical resources - Bairnsdale

Classroom and behaviour management,
Staff and student wellbeing

Description:
Learn some practical strategies to support your teaching practice in this full day, in-person mini- conference. During the day, your presenter will outline the importance of teacher and student wellbeing as the underpinning quality that creates a sense of community, positive behaviour building and ultimately academic growth. Your presenter will demonstrate how to build a positive learning space, understand and address challenging behaviours and access quick, fun curriculum-based lessons to engage learners. Having strategies in wellbeing, behaviour management and access to practical curriculum resources will assist your student’s academic achievement and your confidence teaching in any classroom.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 6 hours

Presenter: Megan Corcoran

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 02, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Creating a calm and positive classroom environment - Morwell

Classroom teaching strategies,
Classroom management

Description:
Studies show that students thrive in environments where they feel safe, supported, and valued. During this full day in-person workshop, presenters will unpack establishing clear classroom expectations, routines and rituals, practising mindfulness, encouraging positive interactions through engagement strategies and celebrating growth. Reduced stress levels and increased feelings of security empower students to engage in constructive behaviours, fostering a harmonious learning environment. A calm and positive classroom is what every teacher needs to create a happy and successful working environment for themselves and their students.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 09, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Creating a calm and positive classroom environment - Geelong

Classroom teaching strategies,
Classroom management

Description:
Studies show that students thrive in environments where they feel safe, supported, and valued. During this full day in-person workshop, presenters will unpack establishing clear classroom expectations, routines and rituals, practising mindfulness, encouraging positive interactions through engagement strategies and celebrating growth. Reduced stress levels and increased feelings of security empower students to engage in constructive behaviours, fostering a harmonious learning environment. A calm and positive classroom is what every teacher needs to create a happy and successful working environment for themselves and their students.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 10, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Creating a calm and positive classroom environment -Ballarat

Classroom teaching strategies,
Classroom management

Description:
Studies show that students thrive in environments where they feel safe, supported, and valued. During this full day in-person workshop, presenters will unpack establishing clear classroom expectations, routines and rituals, practising mindfulness, encouraging positive interactions through engagement strategies and celebrating growth. Reduced stress levels and increased feelings of security empower students to engage in constructive behaviours, fostering a harmonious learning environment. A calm and positive classroom is what every teacher needs to create a happy and successful working environment for themselves and their students.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 11, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Wellbeing, behavior & practical resources - Horsham

Classroom and behaviour management,
Staff and student wellbeing

Description:
Learn some practical strategies to support your teaching practice in this full day, in-person mini- conference. During the day, your presenter will outline the importance of teacher and student wellbeing as the underpinning quality that creates a sense of community, positive behaviour building and ultimately academic growth. Your presenter will demonstrate how to build a positive learning space, understand and address challenging behaviours and access quick, fun curriculum-based lessons to engage learners. Having strategies in wellbeing, behaviour management and access to practical curriculum resources will assist your student’s academic achievement and your confidence teaching in any classroom.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 6 hours

Presenter: Megan Corcoran

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 12, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Wellbeing, behavior & practical resources - Warrnambool

Classroom and behaviour management,
Staff and student wellbeing

Description:
Learn some practical strategies to support your teaching practice in this full day, in-person mini- conference. During the day, your presenter will outline the importance of teacher and student wellbeing as the underpinning quality that creates a sense of community, positive behaviour building and ultimately academic growth. Your presenter will demonstrate how to build a positive learning space, understand and address challenging behaviours and access quick, fun curriculum-based lessons to engage learners. Having strategies in wellbeing, behaviour management and access to practical curriculum resources will assist your student’s academic achievement and your confidence teaching in any classroom.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 6 hours

Presenter: Megan Corcoran

 

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