The Bulletin 11 October 2018 Term 4 - Issue 2

Thursday, 11 October, 2018

AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news and information

Latest AISWA News: 
Featured AISWA Professional Learning: 
DateEvent TitleCode
Oct 17 2018
Programming and Assessment with the WA Curriculum, English
  • English
Oct 18 2018
Women in Educational Leadership Network Meetings
  • Leadership
Oct 22 2018
PART Training Course - October
  • Inclusive Education
  • Part 1 22nd Oct 2018
  • Part 2 23rd Oct 2018
Oct 23 2018
STEM in Practice with KodeKLIX - Switch kids on to electronics, coding and designing
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies
Oct 24 2018
Curriculum Masterclass: Capabilities - why they matter, how to embed them and how to assess them
  • Leadership
Oct 25 2018
21st Century Learning Design: Trainer Academy
  • ICT Skills and Integration
  • Leadership
  • Part 1 25th Oct 2018
  • Part 2 26th Oct 2018
Oct 26 2018
  • Literacy
Oct 29 2018
  • Literacy
Nov 1 2018
Secondary Students with Diverse needs: Considerations for Transition from School to Adult Life
  • Inclusive Education
Nov 2 2018
Minecraft:Education Edition for iPads ...and other devices
  • ICT Skills and Integration
Nov 5 2018
Difficult conversations for front line staff
  • Administration
Nov 7 2018
The STEM in Practice Program: One Day Workshop
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies
Nov 16 2018
Registration Seminar
  • Governance
  • Leadership
Nov 19 2018
Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy
  • Literacy
Nov 19 2018
Small School Finances - AISWA Workshop
  • Administration
Nov 21 2018
Sharp Reading: ADVANCED Comprehension (Prerequisite: Comprehension Strategy Instruction Stage 3)
  • Literacy
Nov 26 2018
Talk for Writing Network Meeting
  • Literacy

2018 Walter Neal Oration & Awards Evening | Tuesday, 23 October 6.30pm 

ACE WA invites members and non-members to the annual Oration in honour of founding member Dr Walter Neal, who was an outstanding educator in Western Australia and Canada. This year’s Oration will be delivered by Mr Colin Pettit. The WA College Medal will be presented to Valerie Gould for her outstanding services to education. The occasion will also recognise longstanding members in passing milestones with the College. For more information, and to register please click Here  

Kate Mullin Award | Nominations close on Monday, 22 October.

Are you (or do you know) an Australian educator who has helped to improve English language and literacy outcomes for Aboriginal students, while maintaining links to Aboriginal culture and identity?
The Kate Mullin Educator Award is in memory of Kate Mullin, an educator who worked passionately and tirelessly to improve outcomes for Aboriginal EAL/D learners who learn in and through Standard Australian English (SAE). This award aims to recognise and celebrate excellence in the SAE language and literacy education of Aboriginal students. The winner receives $5000 to go towards extending their knowledge and experience in teaching English to Aboriginal students. FOr more information and for Nomination form please click Here

WAIER Research Seminar | Who is missing out and what are they missing? 
Wednesday, 31 October 4.00pm - 6.00pm

This presentation addresses several questions about the nature of the association between higher absences and lower achievement outcomes. Does the relationship depend on the type of absence? Are absences more problematic for some students than others? How do the socioeconomic characteristics of students and schools affect these patterns? 
For more information please click Here

Clean Schools Term 4 2018

Start planning now for a Clean School with this whole school program presented to you by Keep Australia Beautiful. These FREE professional learning sessions provides a step-by-step guide on how to run a whole school litter prevention campaign.
Metro Workshop | Monday 22 October 2018 For more information, please click Here
Webinar | Monday 29 October 2018 For more information, please click Here

Free Professional Learning Event | Designing a School Play Policy 
Save The Date: Monday, 5 November 1- 4 pm

Murdoch University School of Education is organising a free professional learning event for Early Childhood teachers on developing school play policies, facilitated by Dr Sandra Hesterman, Director of Early Childhood Education at Murdoch University. More information about registering will be sent out at the beginning of Term 4.

Principal Consultant, Regional (Education Officer Level 3)  Road Safety and Drug Education

The abovementioned vacancy has now been advertised with a closing time/date of 4.30pm (WST) on 16 October 2018. Please note that applications must be submitted online. Emailed, hardcopy, faxed and late applications will not be accepted. To view the advertisement, please click Here 

National Parent Survey on Education

Australian Parents Council (APC) is an apolitical, non-profit organisation representing the interests of parents with children at non-government schools. The survey is open to all parents, and results will be kept anonymous. For more information  please click Here 

Information Night - Art of Learning | Thursday, 18 October 3 - 5 pm

What is the Art of Learning Program?
The only certainty about the future is uncertainty. The most important skill for the future has become creative thinking: the ability to develop original solutions, to cope with unpredictability, to respond positively to change and to display flexibility of mind. We need a nation of innovators. For more information please click Here

In Conversation with Paul Collard & Bill Lucas | Tuesday, 23 October 4 - 6pm

The habits of mind of successful learners: Can partnerships cultivate these?      
Exploring the habits of mind of successful learners and the role that school-cultural partnerships can play in developing these competencies in young people. Join in for a panel discussion with Professor Bill Lucas, Director at Centre for Real-world Learning; Paul Collard, CEO of Creativity, Culture and Education. Facilitated by Mathilda Joubert, Creative Learning Consultant & Researcher.
This event is free of charge but registration is a must. Please contact Lamis Sabra for more information and registration.   

Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia (PTCWA): Upcoming Mondays@Murdoch Seminar - Play in the Community

Please join the Murdoch School of Education for a free seminar presented by Play Consultant, Jonathan Neen. In the seminar, Jonathan will draw upon examples from work undertaken in Wales and will demonstrate how models of play provision, and community development work, have helped increase time, space and permission for play in different communities. To attend, please RSVP online at Eventbrite via the link Here 

Creative Writing PD Masterclass at Bunbury for SW Teachers

The Creative Writing PD Masterclass for ATAR English teachers will run at ECU campus in Bunbury on Monday and Tuesday December 3-4. Delegates at the two day event will receive 12 hours of PD which includes a mix of theory and practical exercises to take back to the classroom, extensive resources on creative writing teaching practice, details of the latest research in teaching as a writer, as well as morning teas and lunches on both days
For more information please click Here

Driving Efficiency Through Technology | Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Find out why 1 in 3 Australian schools use Tribal’s software services. Join leaders from Western Australian Schools for a complimentary networking event and breakfast .
To register and for more information please click Here
or contact Ana Randall at AISWA on

Employment Opportunity - Coordinator Road Safety and Drug Education | Closing Time/Date:- 4.30pm (WST) on 18 October 2018

The Road Safety and Drug Education branch is seeking to establish a pool of Coordinators – Road Safety and Drug Education for appointments to fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies across regional Western Australia which may arise during 2019 and until the end of Term 1 2020. Placements can be made from the pool at any time for commencements until 10 April 2020. To view the advertisement, please click Here