Communication and Leadership

Effective communication is essential to success. Being a good leader is more than just communicating well. Refine your skills to achieve your potential and provide support to your colleagues.


Upcoming events

    • 25 August 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 90

    Presented by Max Grarock and Kate Chinner

    Watch the TLN Podcast being recorded online. Taking part online allows you to discuss the topics with other participants and ask questions of the presenters.

    This podcast will explore Professional Development - 3 levels, 3 obligations

    We will be joined by special guest TLN Executive Officer, Michael Victory.

    Certificates

    Certificates of participation will be provided for this program. Information about how to receive your certificate will be given at the end of the workshop.

    NSW teachers, please note this program does not count as provider accredited professional learning for BOSTES registration. As a free-flowing conversation, we are unable to register the content of the program with BOSTES. You're welcome to include this learning within your "Teacher Identified PD".


    Standards Covered

    2 Know the content and how to teach it

    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)

    2.5.2 Literacy and numeracy strategies

    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
    3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication

    5 Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
    5.2.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $40
    • 05 September 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 17

    Presented by Lori Pereira, Geelong North Secondary College

    The program will look at:

    Teachers are committed to delivering an engaging and rewarding curriculum for students. They frequently disagree on how this should be done and are often confounded by directives from government curriculum authorities. This can lead to rewarding professional conversations where teachers debate their teaching philosophy and the link to classroom instruction and learn from each other, or it can lead to conflict and disgruntlement. In this course, we will explore strategies that will help you lead your team closer to lively professional conversations.

    Standards Covered


    6 Engage in professional learning
    6.1.2 Identify and plan professional learning needs
    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues parents/carers and the community
    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 05 September 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 79

    Presented by Amy Cotton, Teacher Learning Network

    The program will look at:

    This program focuses on a much overlooked, overworked and misunderstood teaching resource: your voice. Understand the mechanics of your voice, learn about caring and warming up your vocal cords and know the warning signs of vocal damage. We’ll also look at tips for softening your environment to reduce the strain on your voice. This program includes practical exercises for you to try. 


    Standards Covered

    6 Engage in professional learning

    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
    (Not endorsed for this descriptor in NSW)
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 18 September 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 78

    Presented by Amy Cotton

    Register here to participate in this live online session.

    The program will look at:

    Women are a significant majority of the teaching profession and of the education workforce. Yet it is rarely the case that women occupy the majority of leadership roles in education. This raises a number of interesting questions:

    1. Are there barriers that prevent some women moving into leadership?
    2. Is leadership perceived by some as the domain of men?
    3. Is the way in which formal leadership is exercised in schools designed in a way that better suits men than women?
    4. Do women exercise leadership in different ways to men?
    5. How do women attain leadership positions and can they support each other to move into leadership roles?
    This course will explore some of these questions as a way of coming to a more complete understanding of leadership and also explore how to build a network for support and mentoring.

    The course is open to both women and men.

    Standards Covered

    This course is registered with NESA (NSW) for the following standards.

    6 Engage in professional learning

    6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs
    6.2 Engag
    e in professional learning and improve practice
    6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
    Not accredited for this standard with NESA (NSW)

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

    7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $350  
    • 25 September 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The AEU building

    Presented by Michael Victory 


    Peer based learning is a most effective form of professional development for classroom teachers. Great teachers should have the opportunity to share their excellent practice with colleagues in their own workplace and with a wider network of teachers. 

    In this program participants will be encouraged to commit to a day of professional writing in an atmosphere that is conducive to thinking, writing and sharing ideas. The aim is to create a productive, non-threatening environment for educators to write. John Dewey, the great American pragmatist educator might say that the 'learning is in the doing' and so as part of a restful holiday break, TLN is creating an opportunity for educators to write in a comfortable shared space. No outcomes are specified but participants may commit to:

    • Writing for one or more of the TLN Journal on  New Pedagogies
    • Writing for The Journal of Teaching, Learning and Society
    • Writing for other professional journals within their scope of interest
    • Preparing a unit of work or a specific item required by students as you look to 2018
    • Writing a piece of fiction or non-fiction writing

    The day will commence with a discussion about interests, purpose and tasks and will proceed in an unstructured way through to collegial sharing, editing and proofreading where requested. The main focus is on each individual having the opportunity to write.

    This program is sponsored by the Department of Education and Training Strategic Partnership Program.

    Light catering will be available on the day.

    A Certificate of Participation for 5 hours of PD for the following standards will be issued to each participant:

    Standards Covered

    6 Engage in professional learning

    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

     7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)

    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities 

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free

     
    • 25 September 2017
    • 10 November 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • The AEU building

    Presented by Daniel Cohen, Michael Victory and Max Grarock

    Application Required

    Applications close 21st July 2017

    Peer based learning is a most effective form of professional development for classroom teachers. Great teachers should have the opportunity to share their excellent practice with colleagues in their own workplace and with a wider network of teachers. Presenting formal professional development programs is one method for great teachers to influence professional practice across a wide audience.

    In this program you will be coached and mentored to develop your skills as a provider of professional development programs.

    This program has several components:

    1. A recorded online session to be done at your own pace before attending in person
    2. A face to face session in Abbotsford (Victoria) on 25 September to create a workshop that people are interested in attending
    3. A face to face session in Abbotsford (Victoria) on 28 September to explore different types of PD delivery and work on presentation skills
    4. A hour-long 1:1 consultation session with a TLN staff member at a negotiated time on the 10th of November

    Entry to this course is by application to the TLN - clicking on the register button will start that process. Only 15 places are available.

    Applications close on 21st of July and you will be notified of acceptance by 28 July.

    Teachers from schools and early childhood services are invited to apply. Only 15 places are available.

    This program is sponsored by the Department of Education and Training Strategic Partnership Program.

    Catering is provided for the face to face sessions in this program.

    A Certificate of Participation for 13 hours of PD for the following standards will be issued to each participant:

    Standards Covered

    6 Engage in professional learning

    6.1.2 Identify and plan professional learning

    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

    6.4.2 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

     7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)

    7.1.2 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
    7.2.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

     

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 26 September 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • the TLN online learning space
    • 57

    This program will look at:

    From behaviour management to learning relationships is an important concept in teaching challenging students. There are many skills involved such as building and maintaining relationships with students, families and colleagues with a multitude of backgrounds, cultures and expectations. 


    There will be two streams running  concurrently. Stream 1 behaviour with a focus on students with special needs and Stream 2 focus on behaviour. 


    Program for the day

    8.30   Login and orientation

    8.50   Welcome
          Kate Chinner- TLN 

    9.30  Workshop 1- choose from:  

     1.1  Autism from the Inside

     in a mainstream school setting

    Shadia Ibrahim and Benjamin Graham

    with Jane Hancock

    or 

    1.2 - Character Strengths -   Utilising the Power of Character Strengths-building a positive learning partnership.

          Sharron Garro and Abigail Bradbury

    11.00 Morning Tea


    11.30- Workshop 2- choose from

    2.1  


    3.2  Unpacking the Student Teacher               Relationship

     Jane Langley


    1.00 Lunch break

    1.30  Workshop 3- Choose from:

    3.1 Creating Calm Classsrooms 

          Carmella Petterlin and Susan Mande

    2.2  (TBA)

                            Tanya Whiteside 

    3.00   Presenter Forum
          Q&A with workshop presenters

    3.30 Finish

    Standards Covered

    1 Know students and how they learn
    1.1.2 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
    1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
    1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

    3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
    3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication

    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

    Pricing

    Individual TLN Member - Free
    Teacher from a TLN member school - Free
    Non TLN members - $150


      Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 17 October 2017
    • 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 58

    Presented by Julie Duggan

    The program will look at:

    The early childhood sector is full of amazing educators but short on people comfortable to wear the badge of a  "leader". So how do we overcome this resistance and find the strength to lead?

    In her live lecture Julie will share her leadership journey and look at  

    • What is a leader in a preschool setting?
    • Getting over the fear of leading
    • Leading in a way that's true to you

    Standards Covered


    6 Engage in professional learning
    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
    6.4.2 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)

    7.1.2 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
    7.2.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 26 October 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 6


    Presented by Michael Victory, TLN
    with Abbey Boyer, Kolbe College

    The program will look at:

    Recent research has highlighted the difference between being an experienced teacher and an expert teacher. An expert teacher will constantly integrate new knowledge and research into their existing practice. One of the roles for a leader is to support colleagues to continue to develop their teaching practice. This can present challenges for leaders working with experienced teachers. This course will explore strategies for developing skills with members in your team.


    Australian Professional Standards for
    Teachers

    6 Engage in professional learning
    6.1.2 Identify and plan professional learning needs
    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
    (Standard 7 descriptors not endorsed in NSW)
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150


      Completing this course will contribute 2 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 31 October 2017
    • 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 44

    Presented by Julie Duggan

    The program will look at:

    21st century leadership is about empowering your colleagues and building their capacity to grow, develop and shine. Julie, a successful preschool leader will share her insights into leading in an empowering way.

    Julie will look at:

    • Empowering people to bring their ideas
    • Making language accessible to all
    • Finding time to make improvements

    Standards Covered


    6 Engage in professional learning
    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
    6.4.2 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)

    7.1.2 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
    7.2.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 31 December 2017
    • 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online and AEU Building, Abbotsford, Victoria

    Coordinated by Michael Victory, Executive Officer, Teacher Learning Network

    This is the registration page for the Professional Certificate in Education Leadership

    The Professional Certificate in Education Leadership is designed as a qualification for aspiring, new and emerging leaders in schools. It is practical and focused on the school context. It is planned for you to complete the Certificate in a 12 month period

    To complete the Certificate you will be required to complete 16 hours of targeted leadership courses with TLN. There is one compulsory 2 hour module to be completed at the end of the Certificate. This is an online on-demand course. There are up to 15 electives available to you in 2017 (approx 25 hours of course work). 

    These are the steps in the enrolment process

    1. Enrol here for the Certificate.

    2. You will receive a confirmation email with an important link.

    3. Click that link and follow the instructions to register for the individual courses that you have chosen.

    4. You will be required to enter your email and password to register for courses - this is a member only program.

    5. You need to register for each individual course - this allows us to offer to you maximum flexibility across the whole Certificate.

    6. You will receive email reminders about each course for which you have registered.

    The courses are a combination of face to face, live online, and on-demand online. You are able to choose all online courses to complete the Certificate if travel to attend in person is not possible.

    For teachers and educators in NSW; all courses in the Certificate are registered with NESA (formerly BOSTES).

    Pricing

    The Professional Certificate in Education Leadership is only available to staff working in TLN member schools and individual TLN members. It is free for all of these members.  
    If your school is not a member return to the TLN homepage www.tln.org.au for information on how to join.

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

    

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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