AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news and information
Demystifying your Animal Ethics Application | Monday, 2 December | 9.00 - 11.30 am
Participants will learn about the importance of the animal ethics application process, how to apply for an activity, submitting completion and annual reports. Case studies demonstrate how this activity can enhance student learning and what to avoid. For more information, please click Here
On-line registrations are available via the Professional Development Portal at the following link Here, search for animal ethics.
The State Government is developing a public campaign to increase the awareness of the importance of STEM and increase the number of Year 11 and 12 students taking STEM subjects. In developing the campaign, the input of parents and educators will be vital. Please take 15 minutes to complete this online survey and share your perspective. Please click on the link Here
NOTE:- Please complete the Survey, before the end of the year.
A similar survey is being run for young people. After you complete the survey, please encourage other parents and educators of high school students in WA to complete the survey, also.
Diabetes in Schools Program
On 14 November 2019 (to coincide with World Diabetes Day), an announcement was made that the National Diabetes in Schools Program would commence in early January 2020. The Program will include a nationally standardised suite of professional learning and training modules to equip school staff in managing diabetes health care at school. Support resources will also be available for Principals, school staff, clinical treating teams and families. The program will tailor professional learning and training across three tiers:
- Tier 1 online professional learning (approximately 20-minutes duration) - provides general understanding of T1D for all staff.
- Tier 2 online professional learning - develops knowledge in the management of T1D for targeted staff who hold regular duty of care. Generalised follow up sessions may be available face to face on request.
- Tier 3 training - builds practical competencies for key staff assisting students to maintain personal care and move toward independence in procedures such as insulin administration. This will be delivered face-to-face by the clinical treating team or on their behalf by a suitably qualified Diabetes Nurse Educator. Tier 3 will be gradually phased in after January 2020, with trials in select states including Western Australia. Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) have agreed to fund a 6-month Clinical Nurse Specialist position governed by the PCH Diabetes service, which will trial the Tier 3 training and facilitate delivery to schools.
The new program will be phased in, with adoption of the new program will be aimed at schools where a student receives a new diagnosis or has a change of treatment regime, with recognition of prior learning granted to staff who have completed currently available professional learning.
For more information, please click Here