The Bulletin 10 May 2018 Term 2 - Issue 3

Thursday, 10 May, 2018

AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news and information

Featured AISWA Professional Learning
Date Event Title Code
May 15 2018
Fringe Benefit Tax - Workshop
  • Administration
May 18 2018
Block Coding, STEM, Robotics, Electronics - Primary, Middle
  • Technologies
May 29 2018
Survival Guide for New Teachers (G2P2)
  • Inclusive Education
  • Leadership
  • Part 1 29th May 2018
  • Part 2 30th May 2018
May 29 2018
Sharp Reading: Decoding Strategy Instruction
  • Literacy
  • Part 1 29th May 2018
  • Part 2 30th Jul 2018
  • Part 3 20th Aug 2018
Jun 12 2018
Dr Gary Stager's 'Invent To Learn' Masterclass: STEMonstrations of innovative practice for teaching Technologies
  • ICT Skills and Integration
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies
Jun 18 2018
Sharp Reading: Comprehension Strategy Instruction
  • Literacy
Jun 19 2018
Leading the team not just the people: team leadership for middle leaders
  • Leadership
Jun 20 2018
The High Performing Senior Leadership Team
  • Leadership
Jun 27 2018
Primary Connections Teacher Course
  • Literacy
  • Science
Jul 24 2018
Schools that Deliver: Creating Cultures of Learning
  • Leadership
Jul 25 2018
Women in Educational Leadership Network Meetings
  • Leadership

Premier's Science Awards and WA Science Hall of Fame | Applications Close 21 May

The Premier's Science Awards recognise and celebrate the research and engagement achievements of the Western Australian science community, across all fields of science, including natural, medical, applied and technological science, engineering and mathematics. Applications for the Premier's Science Awards and nominations for the WA Science Hall of Fame close at 10.00am (AWST) on Monday 21 May 2018.
For more information please click on the following links Premier’s Science Awards  and WA Science Hall of Fame

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA)

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) together with the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, are thrilled to announce the third Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) Conference, 10-13 July 2018 at the RMIT University in Melbourne.
For more information about the conference, please visit the website

‘Invent to Learn’ STEM guru Dr Gary Stager VISITING PERTH!!

AISWA is thrilled to announce that the internationally renowned guru of technologies-based STEM education, Dr Gary Stager, to present a very hands-on masterclass for AISWA on 12th June. There will be plenty of different ideas and technologies to explore, with Gary as your personal guide. He is one of the world's leading education visionaries. He is an advocate for purposefully and skilfully including digital technologies, robotics and learning-by-doing and inventing in classrooms – hence the masterclass title, ‘Invent to Learn’. 
For more information and to register please click on the link

Conference for Educators & Researchers ‐ Friday, 18th May and Saturday,19th May 2018

This conference will support you, to add translanguaging to your repertoire of good language teaching skills, so as to improve the active uptake by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal bilingual, bidialectal and multilingual students of the Western Australian Curriculum.If you have a passion for making your classroom more inclusive of Aboriginal students and students of all cultures, this conference is for you. 
For more information please click on the flyer PDF iconTranslanguaging flyer 

Front Page Schools Newspaper Competition is here!

Front Page is an initiative of Fairfax Media and Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM). It provides Australian schools and classes with the opportunity to create and submit a short school newspaper, and win fantastic prizes in the process.
For more information,please visit the website

Growing Up Greatness | Understanding Dyslexia and Strategies for the Secondary Classroom (Mandurah)

Growing Up Greatness has a deliberate aim to identify and build intentional, transparent and research-based quality teaching in every classroom. Students with Dyslexia are capable of succeeding but are often frustrated in the classroom. This professional learning will provide an overview of Dyslexia and how it impacts upon students in the secondary context, as well as offering strategies for teachers to cater for the needs of these students in the classroom.
For more information please click here

AATE/ALEA English Literacy National Conference 2018 | Introducing Keynote Presenters | Dominic Wyse 

The Donald Graves Address
Choice, voice and process: how writing should be taught in the 21st centuryTraditional skills and drills teaching of writing was challenged in the 1980s by of ‘one of the most seductive writers in the history of writing pedagogy’. Donald Graves’ process approach to writing, as it came to be known, was popular in Australia, New Zealand, USA and the UK. At the heart of Graves’ approach was learner choice, and the development of the writers’ voice, enacted in a publication process in the classroom.
For more information please click here

Regional Autism Intervention Network Australia | Supporting Students with Autism in the Mainstream Classroom (primary)

The Regional Autism Intervention Network are running their last intensive full day workshop in Perth for the year. 
The course is designed for those who are working with students with Autism in mainstream settings, and who want to know more about identifying individual learner profiles and practical strategies to support them.
For more information and to register please visit the website   (Link Expired)

The Innovators's Tea Party for Peel Bright Minds

The Innovators’ Tea Party has partnered with Peel Bright Minds to host a free speed-networking event in Mandurah on Saturday 19th May 2018. This event is for Peel-based students in years 10 – 12 who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). There are 3 x 90 minute sessions to choose from with many passionate women keen to share their stories and experiences working STEM fields
For more information, visit the website and register your place

Annual WAIER Research Grant 2018

The Western Australian Institute for Educational research [WAIER] has established an Annual Research Grant.
The grant is designed to support early career and established researchers who do not have ready access to funds or resources; and/or require seeding funding for new projects for research directly relevant to early childhood, primary, secondary or tertiary education. Who is eligible? WAIER members who either reside in Australia or have a visa that will be valid for the duration of the grant.
For more information please click here

Professional Learning Opportunity - Teacher Farm Experience Program

Australian farms are being transformed by technology. The Teacher Farm Experience Program (TeacherFX) aims to increase the knowledge and confidence of STEM, digital technology and agriculture educators to allow them to incorporate food and fibre production into their teaching programs. This opportunity, including all meals and accommodation, is provided to Western Australian teachers free of charge thanks to the Rabobank WA Client Council.
For more information please click here