AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news, and information.
Kate Mullin Educator Award Flyer
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 Award has been created in memory of Kate Mullin, a passionate and visionary EALD consultant who made significant improvements in the teaching of Indigenous literacy in Western Australia. This award aims to recognise and celebrate educators who demonstrate excellence in the teaching of English to Aboriginal students, whose first language may be Aboriginal English, an Aboriginal Language or a creole such as the Kimberley Kriol. The educator can self-nominate or be nominated by a line-manager, colleague, student or community member. For more information please click Here
No Jab No Play Impact evaluation
Researchers at Curtin University are evaluating the impact of the No Jab No Play legislation in Western Australia. This project is funded by the Department of Health. .As part of the evaluation they are interested in the opinions of families; early childhood providers; and health care service providers on the legislation and the implementation of the legislation. For more information and to take the survey please click Here
The NCU Copyright Hour: Short Lunchtime School Webinar Series
In Term 3 2022, the National Copyright Unit (NCU) will be running The NCU Copyright Hour, a series of free short webinars for school educators, librarians and administrators on specific copyright topics. These free one-hour lunchtime sessions will run 12-1pm AEST and will be conducted via Zoom. Please more information please click Here
Australia–Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program
Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE program is launching in Semester 2! This immersive and blended model of professional learning supports school communities across Australia in building an international school partnership with schools from Indonesia. The program is fully funded for participants by DFAT and the BRIDGE program. Applications have been extended until the 17th of June. Register Here
UWA Micro credential courses on Teaching Einsteinian Physics
Upon completion, you will get 3 Credit points which will contribute to your future degrees
The first online micro-credential courses on teaching Einsteinian physics to primary and secondary school students will start on 25 July 2022. Teachers will learn modern concepts of space and time, gravity, energy and light through simple fun activities that use toys and models to uncover the basic ideas. They will become proficient with a broad range of classroom activities, and become confident about using them in their classrooms.
Teachers do not need a science degree to discover our best understanding of the universe.
The Einstein-First team would like to invite principals to support their teachers with the fees for this very valuable professional learning experience that will inspire them to make their teaching more fun and engaging for their students.
For more information, please click on the following links: Micro-credential course for primary school teachers
Micro-credential course for secondary school teachers
For any inquiries, please contact Jyoti Kaur at Tejinder.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Literature Centre's Storytellers Festival
Come along to The Literature Centre's free Storytellers Festival at Fremantle Library, Walyalup Civic Centre on Sunday 26 June, 10am to 4.30pm. It’s for all ages and celebrates stories of belonging and hope, and made possible due to the generous support of Lotterywest and City of Fremantle.
The festival's free workshops from authors and artists James Foley, Gabriel Evans, Tina Wilson, Madjitil Moorna, Cath Moore and Meg McKinlay will take place throughout the three levels of the Fremantle library. See the full program here: Here
Get your free tickets here: Here
Celebrate Reading Conference in Fremantle, 28-29 October
Don’t miss The Literature Centre’s Celebrate Reading Conference, 28-29 October 2022. It’s your chance to dive into the world of creating Australian picture books and junior fiction for children, right here in Fremantle. Reminder - Early Bird registration closes 5pm, 7 June. See this incredible line-up of presenters in a festival-like atmosphere: Morris Gleitzman, Jackie French AM, Marc McBride, Kirli Saunders, Sean E. Avery, Cristy Burne, Gabriel Evans, Deb Fitzpatrick, James Foley, Dr Helen Milroy and Dianne Wolfer.
Delegates attend all panels and solos - no concurrent sessions. Enjoy enlightening discussions on key issues in Australian children's literature including: the importance of First Nations voices, writing for diverse learning abilities, history meets imagination, reaching the digital child with story, insights into creating new work, and more!
For teachers, this is your chance to develop a deeper understanding of Australian picture books and junior fiction, particularly their importance in the classroom. To broaden access, there is a single day registration option at $330 per person or enjoy the full two day program for $495 per person (Early Bird) or $550 per person (Standard). Find out more and book now via Eventbrite Here
Premiers Reading Challenge
The challenge will run from May to 9 September 2022. You can take part if you are in Kindergarten up to Year 10, whether you go to your local public school, private school or if you are educated at home. By taking part in the challenge and recording the books you've read, you will be in the running to win some fantastic prizes, including family holidays and experiences across Western Australia.
For more information please click Here