[OZTL_NET] Official sponsor message: PL webinars smorgasbord on offer during March

kbonanno at bigpond.net.au kbonanno at bigpond.net.au
Thu Mar 5 11:22:40 AEDT 2015


Eduwebinar® is an official sponsor of OZTL_NET

Free webinar with Google Education Solutions - 'Boosting Student Engagement with Google Solutions' will be presented by Brad Main, Deputy Principal, Arthur Phillip High School and Geeta Ajetrao, Head Teacher Digital Learning, Arthur Phillip High School. 

Tune in on Thursday, 19 March at 7.00 pm (ADST) for this free webinar to hear how Arthur Phillip High School dramatically improved student engagement and performance by offering personalized learning with affordable technology solutions from Google. Learn how the school went about choosing  and implementing this technology in their classrooms and the results so far.

You can register for this webinar on our main webinar page at <http://eduwebinar.com.au/webinars>

If you have any colleagues in your school community or networks who would find this content of interest, please let them know about this free webinar we are hosting for our client, Google Education Solutions. 

Then we have more on offer for the month of March. 

11 March: Developing Learning Capacity for Teachers (BOSTES QTC approved for 1 hour professional learning)
18 March: Retech: Digital Innovation and Integration in the Classroom (BOSTES QTC approved for 1 hour professional learning)
25 March: Reflect, Review and Refine – Evaluating library services
31 March: Webinar replay for Making Sense of Makerspaces: Creating a Space for Invention & Imagination (BOSTES QTC approved for 1 hour professional learning)

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Register now at <http://eduwebinar.com.au/webinars> to build your professional capacity and extend your knowledge on these topics. Find out more about each of these topics below. 
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Developing learning capacity for teachers
with June Wall, Education Consultant, June Wall Consultancy
11 March 2015, 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, Daylight Saving Time, Sydney, Australia

As new learning skills emerge it is necessary for teachers to develop sufficient capacity to develop learning programs that will provide the opportunity for students to develop these critical learning skills. ‘Learning and Literacy for the future: Building capacity Part 2’ by June Wall and Karen Bonanno, published in Scan, Volume 33, Issue 4 in 2014 considers a capacity building approach, through formal and information professional learning experiences, to ensure teachers develop competencies and capacity to help improve learning outcomes and prepare students for the rapidly changing world of work. 

A capacity building tool will be outlined and explained as a development tool for teachers to develop capabilities for future learning. Reflection and strategic visioning, that includes the development of a personal professional learning plan, is an integral component of the tool and will also be explained in this presentation. 

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
* Understand the elements of capacity building
* Identify capacities for further individual development
* Explore a capacity building tool for professional learning
* Reflect on a variety of teaching strategies 

Eduwebinar is a BOSTES endorsed provider for this professional development course. The scope of endorsement is for Standard Descriptor 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Proficient Teacher level.

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Retech: Digital Innovation and Integration in the Classroom
with Helen Stower and Kathryn Schravemade, Mt Alvernia College
Curriculum Leaders - ICentre and Teacher Librarian
18 March 2015, 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, Daylight Saving Time, Sydney, Australia

A key goal of future proof education is to ensure students are engaging with information, people and technologies as ‘connected learners’ and that this engagement is effective, safe and ethical.
 
In our particular school setting, it was identified that traditional ICT subjects focused on the development of software usage skills, which no longer supported the evolving needs of our students.  Instead we needed students to develop skills in digital citizenship so that they could participate effectively in an online and networked world.  Retech (Research and Technology) is a Middle Years learning experience that has developed in response to this need. 

This presentation will explore some of the skills taught in Retech:
- Cybersafety & building a positive digital footprint;
- Information literacies such as smart searching, curation, effective note taking, licensing and attribution;
- Using blogs and social media for building a PLN (Personal Learning Network);
- Collaboration through shared bookmarks, notes & Google Groups;
- Inquiry and problem solving; and
- Creating and presenting with digital tools such as video productions, podcasts and infographics.

Participants will leave this session with:
- An outline of the Retech model and its place within the whole school curriculum;
- An overview of the content and strategies used to build robust digital citizens through connecting, researching, creating and collaborating;
- Resources used with students;
- Tools utilised and skills developed by students;
- Resources used to engage parents; and
- Teacher professional development offered.

Eduwebinar is a BOSTES endorsed provider for this professional development course. The scope of endorsement is for Standard Descriptor 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Proficient Teacher level.

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Reflect, Review and Refine – Evaluating library services
with June Wall, Education Consultant, June Wall Consultancy
25 March 2015, 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm, Daylight Saving Time, Sydney, Australia

Evaluation of programs is important to ensure quality learning. Evaluation of the role of the school library in order to identify future development and strategic planning for teaching and learning from the library is critical for effective library services. This session will introduce a review tool developed for school teams to use and identify a school strategic vision. The tool will be available for participants to use in their schools. 

Participants will be able to:
* Outline data collection needed to review library services
* Identify types of library services ad consider a future vision for your school library
* Use data from evidence to analyse patterns and trends

This is a Teacher Identified Professional Development course. 

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Making Sense of Makerspaces: Creating a Space for Invention & Imagination webinar replay
With Kay Oddone, ResouceLink, BCE
Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm AEDT, Sydney, NSW

The idea of providing hands on learning for students is nothing new; what is new, however is the range and affordability of exciting new tools and technology, which allow students to invent and create in ways never before possible. This webinar will give participants an overview of the maker movement, will provide suggestions on how to develop a makerspace or run a maker faire, and give practical guidance for those wishing to bring Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) alive in their classrooms and libraries using cutting edge, yet affordable and accessible tools and technologies.

As a result of attending this webinar you will: 
* Know what a makerspace is, and be familiar with how to set up a basic makerspace or run a one day maker faire.
* Become acquainted with a range of popular makerspace activities and tools including Makey Makeys, Arduino Microcontrollers, Squishy Circuits, Interactive Textile and Papercraft, Lego Robotics and more.
* Have an understanding of how makerspace activities link to the Australian Curriculum and meet the needs of different learners
* Know where to purchase or borrow everything you need to set up your own Makerspace at minimal cost.

Eduwebinar is a BOSTES endorsed provider for this professional development course. The scope of endorsement is for Standard Descriptor 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Proficient Teacher level.

If you know of any colleagues who would be interested in any of these events and webinars please feel free to share the information from our webpage at <http://eduwebinar.com.au/webinars>

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Karen Bonanno, Managing Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd

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