The Bulletin 17 June 2021 Term 2 - Issue 10

Thursday, 17 June, 2021

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

Latest AISWA News: 
Featured AISWA Professional Learning: 
DateEvent TitleCode
Jul 13 2021
Sharp Reading: Guided Reading for Comprehension
  • Literacy
Jul 14 2021
Sharp Reading: Comprehension Strategy Instruction Secondary
  • Literacy
Jul 14 2021
Sharp Reading: Guided Reading for Decoding
  • Literacy
Jul 15 2021
AISWA's One Day Maths Conference Making the Most of Maths Lessons: Six Key Ideas (Repeat)
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
Jul 21 2021
Object-based Inquiry: exploring significance and memory through 50 Years of Play School
  • Early Childhood
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Jul 23 2021
2021 Stepping Forward into Leadership Conference
  • Leadership
  • Part 1 23rd Jul 2021
  • Part 2 24th Jul 2021
Jul 26 2021
2021 Join the Women in Educational Leadership Network
  • Leadership
Jul 27 2021
Securing Educational Data - seminar/workshop
  • Administration
  • Governance
  • IT/Network Administration
Jul 30 2021
Global Competencies in Action - Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning (Year 3-10)
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • ICT Skills and Integration
  • Languages
  • Science
  • Technologies
  • The Arts
Aug 5 2021
Secondary English Network Day
  • Literacy
Aug 12 2021
Maximising High Impact Teaching Strategies in Maths: The Greatest HITS
  • Mathematics
Aug 13 2021
CARE School Seminar
  • CARE
Aug 18 2021
New AISWA Principals Network (INVITATION ONLY) - New Date
  • Leadership
Sep 6 2021
General and Foundation English Network Day
  • Literacy
Sep 7 2021
Mathematics: Educational Assistants Working in PP - Year 4
  • Numeracy
Sep 17 2021
English Literature Network Day
  • Literacy
Sep 23 2021
Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy
  • Literacy
Nov 18 2021
2021 School Registration Seminar
  • Governance
  • Leadership
Nov 26 2021
2021 School Registration Seminar
  • Governance
  • Leadership

Upcoming PL opportunity with Kath Murdoch: 'Talking and Thinking for Deeper Understanding: Nurturing critical, creative and reflective thinking in the Early Years'


AISWA Early Childhood are excited to announce an opportunity for educators to learn from internationally-renowned inquiry pedagogies expert, Kath Murdoch. This workshop will suit early childhood educators who have some familiarity with inquiry pedagogies and wish to hone their approach to enhance children's thinking and understanding.

In this workshop, Kath will explore a range of practical strategies to enhance opportunities for deeper thinking and understanding as we work with young learners. There will be a focus on:

• Provoking and responding to interests

• How to question in order to stimulate creative, critical and reflective thinking

• Supporting sustained conversations about ideas using ‘talking moves’ and prompts and other dialogic techniques

• Using a concept (rather than topic) based approach to planning to enhance depth and breadth of understanding

• The use of thinking routines to make thinking visible and strengthen thinking skills

• The careful use of language by educators designed to open up rather than narrow thinking

• The role of a cycle of inquiry in taking children from shallow to deeper thinking

Prompt registrations are encouraged as this PL will be popular: To register please click Here 


Reflecting on our school’s approach to implementing Brightpath

Join with principals, curriculum leaders, and teachers as they share their Brightpath successes, failures, and tips. Find all the details on presenters, venue, cost, and registering your interest. For more information pleaseClick Here


Young Writers Returns in Term 3

The Literature Centre continues to offer the Young Writers Program in term 3. The good news is if you missed the program so far, you can still register to take part. Authors include Sally Murphy (Perth), Leanne Hall, (Perth, Albany), James Roy (Perth, Geraldton, Bunbury/Busselton)

For more details and to see what else The Literature Centre is offering please click Here


The Sound of Picture Books is coming in September!

The Literature Centre, in partnership with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Piano Warehouse, and Yamaha, is proud to present The Sound of Picture Books.  These unique multi-modal performances are tailored to various age groups and feature seven superb WASO musicians, Alf Demasi on piano, Matt Ottley’s composition and Tina Wilson’s pictures shown on a large screen as she superbly narrates. 

Fremantle sessions 14-17 September at The Literature Centre  |  Fremantle flyer Here 

Bunbury sessions    20-21 September at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School  |  Bunbury flyer Here

Joondalup sessions 22-23 September at Joondalup Library  |  Joondalup Flyer Here

Tickets: $12 per student. Teachers/parents accompanying classes are free. Duration: 1 hour.


Creative Writing PD Masterclasses for Teachers of ATAR English. 

The creative writing course for teachers of ATAR English is being offered again. Registrations for the June program will close  Wednesday, June 16 and places are limited.
If you know someone who is interested in developing their skills and knowledge in teaching creative writing to ATAR English students, please pass this information along. For more information, please click  Here 
For registration, please click Here 
You can read some of the comments from prior attendees, please click  Here 


Applications open for 2021 Governor’s School STEM Awards

Applications for the 2021 Governor's School STEM Awards are now open. Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in STEM education. Prizes for both Primary and Secondary Schools, worth up to $2,000. For more information and how to apply, please  Click here


Tax Time products for Teachers and Education Professionals

It’s important that everyone understands what they can and can’t claim at tax time and how to best prepare and lodge their returns, especially after a challenging year. Teacher and education professionals Tool kit, contains practical and tailored information and tips to help anyone in the education sector including teachers, education professionals, and office workers, understand what they can and can’t claim in their tax return. For more information please click Here