The Bulletin 3 February 2022 Term 1 - Issue 2

Thursday, 3 February, 2022

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

Featured AISWA Professional Learning
Date Event Title Code
Feb 15 2022
Inclusive Education Funding Processes (February - Free Afternoon Session)
  • Inclusive Education
Feb 17 2022
Inclusive Education Funding Processes (February - Free Morning Session)
  • Inclusive Education
Feb 18 2022
General and Foundation English Network Day
  • Literacy
Mar 1 2022
Mathematics: PP - Year 6: Effective Differentiation and Assessment - Engaging Students in Number
  • Numeracy
Mar 3 2022
Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy
  • Literacy
Mar 4 2022
English Literature Network Day
  • Literacy
Mar 10 2022
Playing with Place Value
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
Mar 14 2022
Sharp Reading: Guided Reading for Decoding
  • Literacy
Mar 14 2022
TBC - Term 1 Metro Early Childhood Network Meeting - CENTRAL
  • Early Childhood
Mar 15 2022
Sharp Reading: Guided Reading for Comprehension
  • Literacy
Mar 16 2022
Sharp Reading: Comprehension Strategy Instruction - Secondary
  • Literacy
Mar 16 2022
Using Mathematical Milestones in Developing a Whole School Approach to Basic Number Facts
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
Mar 17 2022
Sharp Reading: Comprehension and Critical Thinking (Prerequisite: Comprehension Strategy Instruction Stage 3)
  • Literacy
Mar 18 2022
Sharp Reading: Struggling Older Readers
  • Literacy
Mar 18 2022
Secondary English Network Day
  • Literacy
Mar 23 2022
Brightpath: Next Steps. Leading Innovative Teaching
  • English
Mar 29 2022
Maximising High Impact Teaching Strategies in Maths: The Greatest HITS
  • Mathematics
Apr 11 2022
Adolescent Engagement Through Literacy
  • Literacy
Apr 12 2022
Creating Independent Learners Using The Daily 5
  • Literacy
Apr 21 2022
Programming and Assessment, English, Using Backward Design
  • English
May 6 2022
Brightpath Mathematics Assessment: Next Steps (Day 1)
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
Jun 23 2022
Implementing Effective Documented Plans (Feb 2022)
  • Inclusive Education

Beijing 2022: Bring the Olympic Winter Games to your classroom

Have fun and enjoy the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. These curriculum aligned resources bring the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games to Australian Schools. The Beijing Winter Olympic Games are held from 4 – 20 February 2022. This unit can be delivered over several days or educators can select individual lessons to share with their class. For more information please click Here 


Constitutional Centre: Three Levels of Government Year 6 program now live

The Three Levels of Government program is now live and is suitable for Year 6 students. Students undertake a series of activities where they learn about the structure of Local, State and Federal Government and compare the responsibilities of each level. For more information, please click  Here


Schools Clean Up Day - Independent Schools WA

Friday 4 March 2022.

A School Clean Up is a great way to inspire your students to learn about the impact of rubbish on their local environment while playing an active role in their community. Students and teachers work together to clean up an area which is special to you. It can be the play ground, a local park, or maybe bushland near your school - it's up to you. for more information please click  Here


Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre Opportunities for Schools 2022

The Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre (operated by WA Gould League) offers a range of school excursions, incursions and virtual learning experiences. Situated on the edge of the largest lake on the coastal plain, Herdsman Lake is a world-class wetland in the heart of Perth.  Please click on the attached Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre for Schools 2022 for more information  or visit the website by clicking Here 


Brightpath Professional Learning 2022 

Brightpath Term 1 PL has been moved online. All workshop materials and logins will be emailed before the workshop and prices have been adjusted accordingly. Details can be found through the following link: Here 

You are welcome to contact with any questions. 


Brightpath Next Steps: Mathematics Actions Research

Are you an educator interested in Action Research in Assessment using Brightpath Mathematics? Please click here to register for the first of two days of professional learning.

AISWA and Brightpath are pleased to offer a two-day professional learning session designed to support you with leading innovative and exemplary teaching as well as leading formative assessment and school-based action research. The session will not only help you demonstrate achievement of key exemplary teaching and leadership competencies but will also inspire your teaching and provide collegial support.


Speak Up Awards 2022

The Speak Up Awards sponsored by the Grand Lodge of WA Freemasons will be held this year in August, with the preliminary finals in September at the Scarborough Masonic Hall and the final at the Lawley Park Village Community Centre. Up to three students per school, from Years 4, 5 or 6, at an entry fee of $20 per student. To indicate your interest or seek further information, please contact: Geoff Paddick, Coordinator 61618721 or opening letter 2022.docx


The Literature Centre

The Literature Centre is once again offering the Young Writers Collective. This  is a face-to-face program that offers an open and encouraging space for young writers and creatives to learn from award-winning Australian authors and illustrators. It is held at The Literature Centre in Fremantle and in four Regional WA towns – Albany, Geraldton, Bunbury and Busselton.
Follow the Link and read about the diverse range of presenters for the year.


Early Career Teacher Course

Just a very quick reminder that AISWA offers an Early Career Teacher course for any graduate teachers or those in their first years of their teaching career. Please click on the link Here to enrol.  


Extra Information

The G2P course is designed to meet the needs of Early Career teachers (ECT's) as they work towards the Proficient career level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and full registration - from Graduate to Proficient.  We assist them to develop a sense of agency, identity and purpose as their capacity grows through an in-depth exploration of the common issues and problems of practice for the beginning teacher.

This is a five day course and attendance is expected. Three of these days occur during term time and the other two are held during the school holidays. Over the 5 days we cover: 

  • Personal resilience and wellbeing

  • Working with your mentor

  • Developing a growth mindset 

  • The First 6 weeks of school - establishing a positive classroom culture

  • How to talk to parents 

  • Writing reports and conducting 3 way interviews

  • Building your professional identity and mindset

  • Student Engagement

  • What Principals, parents and students wish you knew

  • Portfolio development Graduate to Proficient

  • Small group and individual coaching sessions

Each graduate will need a school based mentor.  Mentor training is available. Mentors can register for Mentor training via the AISWA website Mentoring Early Career Teachers.