The Bulletin 21 July 2016 Term 3 - Issue 1

Thursday, 21 July, 2016

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

Featured AISWA Professional Learning
Date Event Title Code
Jul 26 2016
The Big Six - Critical Elements for Beginner Readers
  • Literacy
  • Part 1 26th Jul 2016
  • Part 2 9th Aug 2016
  • Part 3 22nd Aug 2016
Jul 27 2016
Literature Bites
  • English
  • Literacy
Aug 4 2016
Exploring General Capabilities of Creative and Critical Thinking and Ethical Understandings through Literature
  • Literacy
  • Part 1 4th Aug 2016
  • Part 2 1st Sep 2016
  • Part 3 29th Sep 2016
Aug 4 2016
Human Resources and the Teacher Registration Board WA
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
Aug 4 2016
Technology in Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood
  • ICT Skills and Integration
  • Technologies
Aug 8 2016
Crash Course in Grammar Semester 2
  • Literacy
Aug 10 2016
Half-Day Legal Seminar
  • Administration
  • Leadership
Aug 10 2016
General English Network Meeting
  • English
  • Literacy
Aug 12 2016
Vocabulary Their Way: Semester 2
  • Literacy
Aug 18 2016
Card Games - Fluency to Understanding
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
Aug 26 2016
Minecraft Edu – an introduction Exploring the benefits of gaming for learning (practical workshop)
  • ICT Skills and Integration
Aug 29 2016
STEM: Design Thinking Day
  • STEM
Sep 7 2016
Engaging Students in Problem Solving and Reasoning Tasks
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
Sep 8 2016
A Mathematics Workshop Double Header!
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy

Growing Up Greatness - Differentiation Part 1 

Differentiation or personalised learning is a vital skill for all teachers in any Australian classroom, where the range of student abilities, interests and needs are so varied, including students with disability and those who may be gifted and/or talented. This workshop will examine the key elements of making differentiation work in a diverse-ability classroom, including considering the role of assessment, thinking skills, questioning and responsive teaching. Parts 1 and 2 in this workshop series are linked, however participants may choose to complete only one. Please see false for more information and how to register.

Part 2

This professional learning is designed to give teachers increased understanding of the intellectual learning needs of gifted and talented students, and confidence in order to design differentiated and challenging
learning experiences. Teachers will explore the implications of Passow's Rule, and examine options such as compaction, high order thinking and William’s strategies in order to provide appropriate challenge for
gifted and talented learners. Parts 1 and 2 in this workshop series are linked, however participants may choose to attend Part 2 without having completed Part 1. See above for more information and how to register.

Rowing WA

ROWING WA is keen to visit schools to discuss the development of a Rowing Program to suit your school’s needs. Get in touch with Jennifer Matthies, Sport Development Manager by emailing or 08 9364 3905.
Rowing is a sport suitable for people from approx. 14 years old and any skill or fitness level. Rowing caters for all individuals, from those who are simply looking for fun, fitness and recreation in a friendly, inclusive environment to those who want to compete for their country. Rowing has successful pathways which nurture talented athletes from humble beginnings through to the Olympics.

Day for Daniel 2016

The 12th annual 'Day for Daniel' will be held on Friday October 28th and endeavours to raise awareness of child safety, protection and harm prevention.

It is about educating children though child safety and protection initiatives and helping empower our children to 'Recognise, React and Report' if they feel something is not right. For more informtaion on how to spread the word, please visit the website.

Michael Pohl Workshop - Thinking and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms

Michael Pohl is running a workshop in Perth on the 23rd August, an essential workshop for K-12 educators. For more information and to register please click here.

Child Safe Organisations WA Program

The Commissioner has announced more free whole-day seminars for the Child Safe Organisations WA program. The seminars are designed for leaders, managers and staff of organisations that provide activities and services for children and young people. Participants will be provided with information, resources and opportunities to reflect on the key considerations in developing and maintaining an organisation culture that is child-focused, respectful and accountable. To book please click Expired Link