The Bulletin 10 March 2022 Term 1 - Issue 7

Thursday, 10 March, 2022

AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news, and information.

Featured AISWA Professional Learning
Date Event Title Code
Mar 16 2022
Decolonising your library: Education and Ethics
  • English
  • Future Footprints
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Leadership
Mar 29 2022
Unpacking the Exemplars in Primary Music
  • The Arts
May 19 2022
Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy
  • Literacy
May 23 2022
Sharp Reading: Guided Reading for Decoding
  • Literacy
May 24 2022
Sharp Reading: Guided Reading for Comprehension
  • Literacy
May 25 2022
Sharp Reading: Struggling Older Readers
  • Literacy
May 26 2022
Sharp Reading: Comprehension Strategy Instruction - Secondary
  • Literacy
May 27 2022
Sharp Reading: Comprehension and Critical Thinking (Prerequisite: Comprehension Strategy Instruction Stage 3)
  • Literacy

Briefing the Board 2022 is not going ahead

Due to the growing numbers of COVID infections in the community, the expected peak in infections being the in the next couple of weeks and the restrictions on gatherings Briefing the Board will not be held this year. Starting in Term Two we hope to run a series of webinars featuring some of our keynote and other speakers. Information regarding these will be sent to schools early in Term Two.

Decolonising your library: Education and Ethics

Decolonising your Library: Education and Ethics webinar PL will be held online on Wednesday 16 March 2022. Participants will be given an understanding of the basics of evaluating library resources related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
The webinar will be presented by Sharon Davis. She is a Bardi Kija woman from the Kimberley and also the Director of Education and Ethics at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).  Registration close on 14 March 2022.
Find more information, please click Here 
Visit the link to register: Here

TRBWA - Limited Registration and final year pre-service teachers

Final year pre-service teachers who have either completed 50% of the credit points of a Master of Teaching degree or 75% of the credit points of a Bachelor of Education degree will be eligible to apply to undertake relief teaching positions, through an application for Limited Registration. The pre-service teacher’s final practicum must be separate from any relief teaching.
Please find attached an information sheet Advice to employers and principals - Limited Registration for final year pre-service teachers which provides some guidance on the Board’s position.
If principals require further information, please direct them to contact Customer Service at the TRBWA on 9223 9100 or via  new email

Constitutional Centre WA Democracy Program Now Live

The Democracy program is now live! The program is suitable for Year 5 students. Students undertake a series of activities where they learn about the key values that underpin our democracy including freedom, equality, fairness, respect, and justice. The program is supported by a lesson plan, background notes, and a Democracy information sheet which can all be located on their website.
To stay informed about our other online program launches throughout 2022 subscribe to their newsletter.

Temporary election jobs available at the next federal election

The Australian Electoral Commission needs around 100,000 workers in metro, regional and remote areas across Australia for the 2022 federal election. All jobs are paid. Most are on election day, and some are before and after the election for several weeks. Jobs include working in polling places, counting votes and helping with administration and logistics. for more information, Please click  Here 

Copyright for Educators Webinar

Run by Smartcopying this useful webinar series provides teachers with a comprehensive understanding of copyright in the education sector.
Topics covered include:

  • basic introduction to copyright

  • what schools and TAFEs are allowed to do under the various education licences

  • free education use exceptions – flexible dealing, exam copying, performing and communicating works in the classroom and disability access exceptions

  • guidelines for schools and TAFEs about teaching students online

  • using Netflix, YouTube, and audiobooks in class, including virtual classes

  • finding and using ‘Creative Commons’ licensed material and ‘Open Education Resources’

  • livestreaming of music performances/concerts

The March session has already sold out so sign up now for this webinar in April, May or June.

Nominations for Online Safety Youth Advisory Council

On 15 December 2021, the Australian Government announced the establishment of an Online Safety Youth Advisory Council. The Council will be made up of up to 20 young Australians, aged 13 to 24 years, who will be drawn from a wide range of backgrounds to provide a direct voice to Government on the challenges and solutions to online safety issues affecting young people. Applications for the Council will close on 14 March 2022. For more information please click Here 

ECU Alumni Mentoring Program is now recruiting teachers

ECU is currently seeking ECU teaching alumni to become mentors as part of the ECU Alumni Mentoring program. You can participate from wherever you are, virtual meetings are okay! This volunteer program will see you paired with an ECU student, you will then meet at your mutual convenience over a four month period to support your student mentee as they make plans to start their teaching career. Find out more and apply now, applications close Friday, I April.

UWA Plus Micro-credentials

Einstein-First has created a UWA micro-credential unit for primary and secondary school teachers. Micro-credentials are short courses that can be undertaken by anyone, to develop the desired skills, knowledge and experience in a given subject. These micro-credential units, created and run by the Einstein-First team, is designed for primary and secondary school teachers and educators who want to build their knowledge of a modernised school curriculum that matches the modern science students see in their everyday lives. For more information and to Enrol, please click Here