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G ten management and administration anne robertson m anager leadership and teacher development

About G-TEN Semester 1, 2011

G-TEN, the Grampians Region Teacher Education Network, is a membership organisation offering a wide range of high quality professional learning designed to meet the needs of its members.

Presenters are selected for the facilitation of G-TEN professional learning on the basis of their expertise in a given area. Some presenters are local, skilled teachers, while others work across the Region, State and sometimes nationally and internationally.

G-TEN professional learning is offered in venues in Ballarat, Ararat and Horsham and some is available electronically.

In designing the suite of programs offered, ideas are gained from G-TEN participant responses and also from the Networks in the Grampians Region to ensure the identified professional learning needs are addressed.

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G-TEN Office

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Grampians Region

109 Armstrong St Nth

Ballarat VIC 3350

G-TEN Management and Administration

Anne Robertson

Manager - Leadership and Teacher Development

Ph: 5337 8499

[email protected]

Mandy Rhook

Professional Development Administration

Ph: 5337 8471

[email protected]


0 8 years term 1

0 - 8 Years Term 1

  • 21/2/11BallaratVictorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • 22/2/11HorshamVictorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • 7/3/11HorshamKoorie English

  • 8/3/11HorshamIntro to Excel

  • 9/3/11BallaratIntro to Excel

  • 9/3/11BallaratIntro to Interactive Whiteboards: SmartBoard

  • 15/3/11BallaratCybersafety for Cyber Citizens

  • 17/3/11HorshamIntro to Interactive Whiteboards:SmartBoard

  • 17/3/11AraratMandatory Reporting

  • 21/3/11HorshamMandatory Reporting

  • 22/3/11BallaratUsing Art in the Classroom

  • 22/3/11HorshamIntermediate Excel

  • 23/3/11BallaratIntermediate Excel

  • 23/3/11BallaratMandatory Reporting

  • 29/3/11BallaratManaging Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training

  • 31/3/11BallaratKoorie English

  • 5/4/11HorshamUsing Word 2007

  • 6/4/11BallaratUsing Word 2007


0 8 years term 2

0 - 8 Years Term 2

  • 3/5/11BallaratTeacher Self-Care and Stress Management

  • 3/5/11HorshamChild Centred Curriculum  K-4

  • 3/5/11Bacchus MarshVictorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • 4/5/11BallaratIntro to Google Sketchup

  • 5/5/11AraratVictorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • 6/5/11BallaratImplementing Restorative Practices in your School

  • 10/5/11BallaratAutism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

  • 13/5/11HorshamThe Use of Restorative Practices

  • 17/5/11BallaratCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • 18/5/11HorshamMusic, Rhythm and Rhyme in Literacy

  • 18/5/11BallaratAdvanced IWB: Smartboard

  • 18/5/11AraratAn introduction to Asthma

  • 18/5/11BallaratAn introduction to Asthma

  • 18/5/11HorshamAn introduction to Asthma

  • 23/5/11HorshamCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • 23/5/11BallaratDeveloping Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time

  • 24/5/11HorshamDeveloping Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time

  • 24/5/11HorshamDeveloping Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Early Years)

  • 24/5/11Horsham Advanced IWB: Smartboard

  • 26/5/11BallaratDeveloping Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Early Years)

  • 31/5/11HorshamGetting to Know Your Macbook

  • 31/5/11BallaratApply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course

  • 1/6/11HorshamApply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course

  • 1/6/11BallaratGetting to Know Your Macbook

  • 3/6/11BallaratThe Use of Restorative Practices

  • 6/6/11BallaratKey Word Signing (formerly Makaton)

  • 8/6/11BallaratIndividualising Specialist Education

  • 9/6/11BallaratManaging Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training

  • 9/6/11HorshamTeacher Self-Care and Stress Management


Years p 6 term 1

Years P – 6 Term 1

  • 9/2/11 Horsham Administering the English Online Interview

  • 10/2/11BallaratAdministering the English Online Interview

  • 21/2/11BallaratVictorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • 22/2/11HorshamVictorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • 24/2/11Video ConferenceWriting an Individual Education Plan for Koorie Students

  • 2/3/11BallaratPreparing for NAPLAN

  • 7/3/11HorshamKoorie English

  • 8/3/11HorshamIntro to Excel

  • 8/3/11BallaratDeveloping Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Primary)

  • 9/3/11BallaratIntro to Excel

  • 9/3/11BallaratIntro to Interactive Whiteboards: SmartBoard

  • 9/3/11HorshamInterpreting the results of the English Online Interview

  • 9/3/11HorshamPreparing for NAPLAN

  • 10/3/11BallaratWA First Steps Maths (Number)

  • 10/3/11BallaratInterpreting the results of the English Online Interview

  • 11/3/11BallaratThe Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading

  • 15/3/11BallaratCybersafety for Cyber Citizens

  • 15/3/11BallaratThe Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up?

  • 15/3/11BallaratNumeracy Leaders Training

  • 16/3/11HorshamDeveloping Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Prim/Sec)

  • 17/3/11HorshamIntro to Interactive Whiteboards:SmartBoard

  • 17/3/11AraratMandatory Reporting

  • 18/3/11HorshamThe Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading


Years p 6 term 1 cont

Years P – 6 Term 1 (Cont..)

  • 21/3/11HorshamMandatory Reporting

  • 22/3/11BallaratUsing Art in the Classroom

  • 22/3/11AraratManaging Behaviour with Positive Strategies

  • 22/3/11HorshamIntermediate Excel

  • 23/3/11BallaratIntermediate Excel

  • 23/3/11BallaratMandatory Reporting

  • 24/3/11BallaratPART Training

  • 24/3/11Video ConferenceReciprocal Reading Plan 3 - 6

  • 29/3/11BallaratManaging Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training

  • 29/3/11HorshamReading is Thinking (Primary)

  • 30/3/11BallaratReading is Thinking (Primary)

  • 31/3/11BallaratKoorie English

  • 5/4/11HorshamUsing Word 2007

  • 6/4/11BallaratUsing Word 2007


Years p 6 term 2

Years P – 6 Term 2

  • 28/4/11Video ConferenceAssessment Tools - Maths Online Interview

  • 2/5/11BallaratInspiring Children to Read

  • 3/5/11HorshamChild Centred Curriculum  K-4

  • 3/5/11BallaratTeacher Self-Care and Stress Management

  • 3/5/11Bacchus MarshVictorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • 4/5/11BallaratIntro to Google Sketchup

  • 4/5/11HorshamSo, I’ve Done the  English Online Interview  What Now?

  • 5/5/11BallaratSo, I’ve Done the  English Online Interview  What Now?

  • 5/5/11AraratVictorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • 6/5/11BallaratImplementing Restorative Practices in your School

  • 10/5/11BallaratAutism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

  • 12/5/11HorshamManaging Behaviour with Positive Strategies

  • 12/5/11Video ConferenceThe Writing Process 5 - 8

  • 13/5/11HorshamThe Use of Restorative Practices

  • 17/5/11BallaratCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • 18/5/11HorshamMusic, Rhythm and Rhyme in Literacy

  • 18/5/11BallaratAdvanced IWB: Smartboard

  • 18/5/11AraratAn introduction to Asthma

  • 18/5/11BallaratAn introduction to Asthma

  • 18/5/11HorshamAn introduction to Asthma

  • 20/5/11BallaratTeaching Drawing

  • 23/5/11HorshamCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • 23/5/11BallaratDeveloping Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time

  • 24/5/11HorshamDeveloping Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time

  • 24/5/11Horsham Advanced IWB: Smartboard

  • 24/5/11HorshamDeveloping Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Early Years)

  • 24/5/11BallaratThe Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up?


Years p 6 term 2 cont

Years P – 6 Term 2 (Cont..)

  • 26/5/11BallaratDeveloping Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Early Years)

  • 26/5/11Video ConferenceThe Writing Process P-4

  • 31/5/11HorshamGetting to Know Your Macbook

  • 31/5/11BallaratApply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course

  • 1/6/11HorshamApply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course

  • 1/6/11BallaratGetting to Know Your Macbook

  • 3/6/11BallaratThe Use of Restorative Practices

  • 6/6/11BallaratKey Word Signing (formerly Makaton)

  • 6/6/11HorshamNumeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment

  • 7/6/11AraratNumeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment

  • 8/6/11BallaratNumeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment

  • 8/6/11BallaratSuperclubsPLUS

  • 8/6/11BallaratIndividualising Specialist Education

  • 9/6/11BallaratManaging Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training

  • 9/6/11BallaratManaging Behaviour with Positive Strategies

  • 9/6/11HorshamTeacher Self-Care and Stress Management


Years 7 12 term 1

Years 7 – 12 Term 1

  • 16/2/11Horshame5 – What’s it all about?

  • 24/2/11Video ConferenceWriting an Individual Education Plan for Koorie Students

  • 1/3/11Horsham Bringing about Improvement through Working in Teams

  • 2/3/11BallaratPreparing for NAPLAN

  • 7/3/11HorshamKoorie English

  • 8/3/11HorshamIntro to Excel

  • 9/3/11BallaratIntro to Excel

  • 9/3/11BallaratIntro to Interactive Whiteboards: SmartBoard

  • 9/3/11HorshamPreparing for NAPLAN

  • 10/3/11Video ConferenceReciprocal Reading Plan 7 – 10

  • 10/3/11BallaratDeveloping Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Secondary)

  • 11/3/11BallaratThe Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading

  • 15/3/11BallaratCybersafety for Cyber Citizens

  • 15/3/11BallaratThe Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up?

  • 16/3/11HorshamDeveloping Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Prim/Sec)

  • 17/3/11HorshamIntro to Interactive Whiteboards:SmartBoard

  • 17/3/11AraratMandatory Reporting

  • 18/3/11HorshamThe Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading

  • 21/3/11HorshamMandatory Reporting

  • 22/3/11AraratManaging Behaviour with Positive Strategies

  • 23/3/11Video ConferenceAssessment Tools - Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years

  • 22/3/11HorshamIntermediate Excel

  • 23/3/11BallaratIntermediate Excel

  • 23/3/11BallaratMandatory Reporting

  • 24/3/11BallaratPART Training

  • 29/3/11BallaratManaging Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training

  • 31/3/11BallaratKoorie English

  • 5/4/11HorshamUsing Word 2007

  • 6/4/11BallaratUsing Word 2007


Years 7 12 term 2

Years 7 – 12 Term 2

  • 3/5/11BallaratTeacher Self-Care and Stress Management

  • 3/5/11BallaratThinking Reading Across the Curriculum (Secondary)

  • 4/5/11HorshamThinking Reading Across the Curriculum (Secondary)

  • 4/5/11BallaratIntro to Google Sketchup

  • 6/5/11BallaratImplementing Restorative Practices in your School

  • 9/5/11HorshamDeveloping Powerful Questions for Deep Understanding

  • 10/5/11BallaratAutism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

  • 12/5/11HorshamManaging Behaviour with Positive Strategies

  • 12/5/11Video ConferenceThe Writing Process 5 - 8

  • 16/5/11BallaratSecondary Mathematics Teaching: Developing students’ understanding

  • 17/5/11HorshamSecondary Mathematics Teaching: Developing students’ understanding

  • 17/5/11BallaratCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • 18/5/11BallaratAdvanced IWB: Smartboard

  • 18/5/11AraratAn introduction to Asthma

  • 18/5/11BallaratAn introduction to Asthma

  • 18/5/11HorshamAn introduction to Asthma

  • 23/5/11HorshamCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • 23/5/11BallaratDeveloping Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time

  • 24/5/11HorshamDeveloping Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time

  • 24/5/11Horsham Advanced IWB: Smartboard

  • 24/5/11BallaratThe Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up?

  • 31/5/11HorshamGetting to Know Your Macbook

  • 31/5/11BallaratApply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course

  • 1/6/11HorshamApply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course

  • 1/6/11BallaratGetting to Know Your Macbook

  • 3/6/11BallaratThe Use of Restorative Practices

  • 6/6/11BallaratKey Word Signing (formerly Makaton)

  • 8/6/11BallaratSuperclubsPLUS

  • 8/6/11BallaratIndividualising Specialist Education

  • 9/6/11BallaratManaging Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training

  • 9/6/11BallaratManaging Behaviour with Positive Strategies

  • 9/6/11HorshamTeacher Self-Care and Stress Management


Literacy language

Literacy, Language

  • 9/2/11 Horsham Administering the English Online Interview

  • 10/2/11BallaratAdministering the English Online Interview

  • 2/3/11BallaratPreparing for NAPLAN

  • 7/3/11HorshamKoorie English

  • 9/3/11HorshamInterpreting the results of the English Online Interview

  • 9/3/11HorshamPreparing for NAPLAN

  • 10/3/11Video ConferenceReciprocal Reading Plan 7 – 10

  • 10/3/11BallaratInterpreting the results of the English Online Interview

  • 11/3/11BallaratThe Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading

  • 18/3/11HorshamThe Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading

  • 24/3/11Video ConferenceReciprocal Reading Plan 3 - 6

  • 29/3/11HorshamReading is Thinking (Primary)

  • 30/3/11BallaratReading is Thinking (Primary)

  • 31/3/11BallaratKoorie English

  • 2/5/11BallaratInspiring Children to Read

  • 3/5/11HorshamChild Centred Curriculum  K-4

  • 3/5/11BallaratThinking Reading Across the Curriculum (Secondary)

  • 4/5/11HorshamThinking Reading Across the Curriculum (Secondary)

  • 4/5/11HorshamSo, I’ve Done the  English Online Interview  What Now?

  • 5/5/11BallaratSo, I’ve Done the  English Online Interview  What Now?

  • 12/5/11Video ConferenceThe Writing Process 5 - 8

  • 18/5/11HorshamMusic, Rhythm and Rhyme in Literacy

  • 26/5/11Video ConferenceThe Writing Process P-4

  • 6/6/11BallaratKey Word Signing (formerly Makaton)


Numeracy science

Numeracy, Science

  • 10/3/11BallaratWA First Steps Maths (Number)

  • 15/3/11BallaratThe Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up?

  • 15/3/11BallaratNumeracy Leaders Training

  • 23/3/11Video ConferenceAssessment Tools - Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years

  • 28/4/11Video ConferenceAssessment Tools - Maths Online Interview

  • 16/5/11BallaratSecondary Mathematics Teaching: Developing students’ understanding

  • 17/5/11HorshamSecondary Mathematics Teaching: Developing students’ understanding

  • 24/5/11BallaratThe Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up?

  • 6/6/11HorshamNumeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment

  • 7/6/11AraratNumeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment

  • 8/6/11BallaratNumeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment


Learning environment

Learning Environment

  • 16/2/11Horshame5 – What’s it all about?

  • 21/2/11BallaratVictorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • 22/2/11HorshamVictorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • 24/2/11Video ConferenceWriting an Individual Education Plan for Koorie Students

  • 1/3/11Horsham Bringing about Improvement through Working in Teams

  • 8/3/11BallaratDeveloping Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Primary)

  • 10/3/11BallaratDeveloping Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Secondary)

  • 16/3/11HorshamDeveloping Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Prim/Sec)

  • 17/3/11AraratMandatory Reporting

  • 21/3/11HorshamMandatory Reporting

  • 22/3/11AraratManaging Behaviour with Positive Strategies

  • 23/3/11BallaratMandatory Reporting

  • 24/3/11BallaratPART Training

  • 3/5/11HorshamChild Centred Curriculum  K-4

  • 3/5/11Bacchus MarshVictorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • 5/5/11AraratVictorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • 6/5/11BallaratImplementing Restorative Practices in your School

  • 9/5/11HorshamDeveloping Powerful Questions for Deep Understanding

  • 10/5/11BallaratAutism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

  • 12/5/11HorshamManaging Behaviour with Positive Strategies

  • 13/5/11HorshamThe Use of Restorative Practices

  • 23/5/11BallaratDeveloping Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time

  • 24/5/11HorshamDeveloping Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time

  • 24/5/11HorshamDeveloping Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Early Years)

  • 26/5/11BallaratDeveloping Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Early Years)

  • 3/6/11BallaratThe Use of Restorative Practices

  • 8/6/11BallaratIndividualising Specialist Education

  • 9/6/11BallaratManaging Behaviour with Positive Strategies


Learning technologies

Learning Technologies

  • 8/3/11HorshamIntro to Excel

  • 9/3/11BallaratIntro to Excel

  • 9/3/11BallaratIntro to Interactive Whiteboards: SmartBoard

  • 15/3/11BallaratCybersafety for Cyber Citizens

  • 17/3/11HorshamIntro to Interactive Whiteboards:SmartBoard

  • 22/3/11HorshamIntermediate Excel

  • 23/3/11BallaratIntermediate Excel

  • 5/4/11HorshamUsing Word 2007

  • 6/4/11BallaratUsing Word 2007

  • 4/5/11BallaratIntro to Google Sketchup

  • 18/5/11BallaratAdvanced IWB: Smartboard

  • 24/5/11Horsham Advanced IWB: Smartboard

  • 31/5/11HorshamGetting to Know Your Macbook

  • 1/6/11BallaratGetting to Know Your Macbook

  • 8/6/11BallaratSuperclubsPLUS


Humanities arts music

Humanities, Arts, Music

  • 22/3/11BallaratUsing Art in the Classroom

  • 18/5/11HorshamMusic, Rhythm and Rhyme in Literacy

  • 20/5/11BallaratTeaching Drawing


Health related

Health Related

  • 17/3/11AraratMandatory Reporting

  • 21/3/11HorshamMandatory Reporting

  • 23/3/11BallaratMandatory Reporting

  • 24/3/11BallaratPART Training

  • 29/3/11BallaratManaging Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training

  • 3/5/11BallaratTeacher Self-Care and Stress Management

  • 17/5/11BallaratCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • 18/5/11AraratAn introduction to Asthma

  • 18/5/11BallaratAn introduction to Asthma

  • 18/5/11HorshamAn introduction to Asthma

  • 23/5/11HorshamCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • 31/5/11BallaratApply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course

  • 1/6/11HorshamApply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course

  • 9/6/11BallaratManaging Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training

  • 9/6/11HorshamTeacher Self-Care and Stress Management


Administering the english online interview

Administering the English Online Interview

  • Outline This program is designed to assist teachers to effectively administer the English Online Interview.

  • Learn your way around the English Online Interview site to ensure you avoid those pitfalls which can waste your time and potentially cause frustration. Bring along any questions you might have about using the site.

  • The second component of the program will involve watching video clips of children talking. You will learn how to moderate the oral language component of the English Online Interview by doing this with other participants.

  • Presenter Cilla Leonard

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years P-2

  • Location Reading Recovery Room, Horsham North PS, Rasmussen Road, Horsham

  • When Wednesday 9th February, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Administering the english online interview1

Administering the English Online Interview

  • Outline This program is designed to assist teachers to effectively administer the English Online Interview.

  • Learn your way around the English Online Interview site to ensure you avoid those pitfalls which can waste your time and potentially cause frustration. Bring along any questions you might have about using the site.

  • The second component of the program will involve watching video clips of children talking. You will learn how to moderate the oral language component of the English Online Interview by doing this with other participants.

  • Presenter Cilla Leonard

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years P-2

  • Location Reading Recovery Room, Macarthur Street PS, 401 Macarthur Street, Ballarat

  • When Thursday 10th February, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


E5 what s it all about

e5 – What’s it all about?

  • Outline This session is an introduction to the e5 Instructional Model and aims to Engage with the 5 Domains, Explore the Capabilities, and Explain the background to the model. Participants will then review the “Teachers Connecting with e5” journal to link this resource with their reflections on teaching.

  • Presenter Bruce Schmidt, Network Improvement Officer

  • Audience School based staff in years 7-12

  • Location Horsham College, 196 Baillie Street, Horsham

  • When Wednesday 16th February, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Victorian early years learning and development framework veyldf

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • Outline Session 1 Engaging with and understanding the VEYLDF framework and specifically looking at the Programming with the frameworks.

  • Session 2 Follow up and reflective session on Session 1 on engaging and understanding the frameworks.Focus on the Practice Principles for Learning and Development and what it means to put these putting the principles into practice.

  • Collaborative

  • 1. family centred practice

  • 2. partnerships with professionals

  • 3. high expectations for every child

  • Effective

  • 4. equity and diversity

  • 5. respectful relationships and responsive engagement

  • 6. integrated teaching and learning approaches

  • Reflective

  • 7. reflective practice.

  • Presenter Louise Dorrat, Early Childhood Consultant

  • Audience Early childhood professionals and teachersof students in Years K-2

  • Location Yuille P-8 Community College, Violet Grove, Wendouree

  • When Monday 21st February and Thursday 24th March 6.00pm – 8.00pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Victorian early years learning and development framework veyldf1

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • Outline Session 1 Engaging with and understanding the VEYLDF framework and specifically looking at the Programming with the frameworks.

  • Session 2 Follow up and reflective session on Session 1 on engaging and understanding the frameworks.Focus on the Practice Principles for Learning and Development and what it means to put these putting the principles into practice.

  • Collaborative

  • 1. family centred practice

  • 2. partnerships with professionals

  • 3. high expectations for every child

  • Effective

  • 4. equity and diversity

  • 5. respectful relationships and responsive engagement

  • 6. integrated teaching and learning approaches

  • Reflective

  • 7. reflective practice.

  • Presenter Louise Dorrat, Early Childhood Consultant

  • Audience Early childhood professionals and teachersof students in Years K-2

  • Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • When Thursday 17th February and Monday 28th March 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Writing an individual education plan for koorie students

Writing an Individual Education Plan for Koorie Students

  • Outline Wannik, Learning Together – Journey to Our Future, DEECD’s new education strategy for Koorie Students, requires all government schools to develop an individual education plan (IEP) for every Koorie student. This G-TEN program will ensure you are familiar with the principles and guidelines for developing an individual learning plan and the key elements of an effective IEP individual education plan. Primary Literacy Coaches will present some examples of IEPs they have been using, which comply with the DEECD requirements for an effective IEP, while being of practical value to teachers, parents and students. IEP templates used by other Regions will also be shared.

  • Presenter Joy Pike, Natalie Toohey

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years P-10

  • Location Video Conference Rooms at: Grampians Regional Office, Ballarat; Grampians Sub-Regional Office, Horsham; and Stawell Secondary College, Stawell

  • When Thursday 24th February, 4.30-6.00pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Bringing about improvement through working in teams

Bringing about Improvement through Working in Teams

  • Outline Productive teamwork in which teachers gain new knowledge about what they do and how students learn has the power to change the culture of schools and make continuous learning and improvement not only possible but manageable. This 2 session program, focused on secondary settings, will explore how teams can work more effectively and purposefully to bring about improvement in student learning outcomes.

  • Presenters Paul Baker, Marg Scott and Donna Bishop (Network Improvement Officers) and Anne Robertson (Manager Leadership & Teacher Development)

  • Audience Team leaders or teams from schools will benefit from this program

  • Location Horsham College, 196 Baillie Street, Horsham

  • When Thursdays 3rd and 17th March, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Preparing for naplan

Preparing for NAPLAN

  • Outline Session 1 Using the Regional NAPLAN resource developed by the 2010 Regional Coaches, this session will explore how to use it effectively in school settings as well as highlight strategies for supporting students in more confidently approaching ‘test genre’.

  • Session 2 In preparing students to write persuasively all teachers will benefit from this session which will strengthen their knowledge of how to explicitly teach to write persuasively, as well as develop a persuasive writing continuum.

  • Presenters Grampians Region Literacy Coaches

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years 3-9

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Wednesdays 2nd and 16th March, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Koorie english

Koorie English

  • Outline The Koorie English Literacy Program was developed in response to Koorie students coming to secondary school with very low literacy skills, which were inhibiting their academic success. Although the differences between Koorie English and standard Australian English may seem elusive to non-Koories, it is important that teachers, Koorie educators and Koorie students be taught that they are different but that both are valuable.

  • The program highlights the differences between Koorie and Standard English and shows how each has its own linguistic patterns and how its use depends on where, when and with whom, communication takes place.

  • It addresses:

  • • What is Koorie Literacy?

  • • Language, silence, gesture

  • • How does speaking the Koorie language impact on the learning of Koorie students?

  • PresenterMarlene Atkinson, from the Moiduban tribe of the Bangerang people, is a qualified secondary teacher who has worked with schools and families to assist to develop strategies to promote school attendance and engagement.

  • Audience Early childhood educators and school based staff of students in Years P-12

  • Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • When Monday 7th March 4.30 – 6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Intro to excel

Intro to Excel

  • Outline Participants in this activity will be introduced to the basic skills of using the spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel for both curriculum and administrative purposes. The hands-on workshop will cover skills including using basic formulas and functions and in formatting worksheets and creating charts.

  • Presenters Graeme Adams and John Scott, Ultranet Coaches

  • Audience All Staff

  • Location Horsham, TBA

  • When Tuesday 8th March 4:30 – 6:30 pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Developing cultural awareness and cultural competence in the koorie context primary

Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence in the Koorie context (Primary)

  • Outline Session 1- Cultural Awareness

  • Explores some basic concepts behind Aboriginal culture and the impacts of trans-generational trauma and how we can ensure that our environments and practices are culturally appropriate for children, parents/caregivers and staff.

  • Session 2 - Cultural Inclusive Curriculum & Environment

  • Assists schools to implement or develop a culturally inclusive program using the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.

  • Session 3 – Invite Schools to do Presentations

  • Schools will have the opportunity to present what they have implemented in regards to Sessions 1 & 2 and the ways in which they have engaged with the local Aboriginal Community, Parents and Koorie Engagement Support Officers.

  • Presenters Jamie Lowe and Marjorie Pickford

  • Audience All staff

  • Location Reading Recovery Room, Macarthur Street PS, 401 Macarthur Street, Ballarat

  • When Session 1 - Tuesday 8th March, 4.30-7.30pm

  • Sessions 2 & 3 Tuesdays 22nd March and 10th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Intro to excel1

Intro to Excel

  • Outline Participants in this activity will be introduced to the basic skills of using the spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel for both curriculum and administrative purposes. The hands-on workshop will cover skills including using basic formulas and functions and in formatting worksheets and creating charts.

  • Presenter Graeme Oswin

  • Audience All Staff

  • Location BLX, 36 Camp Street, Ballarat

  • When Wednesday 9th March 4:30 – 6:30 pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Intro to interactive whiteboards smartboard

Intro to Interactive Whiteboards:SmartBoard


Interpreting the results of the english online interview

Interpreting the results of the English Online Interview

  • Outline This program will assist you to interpret your students’ results from their English Online Interviews.

  • You will learn how to access reports and also how to use the data in the reports you generate to inform your teaching of all dimensions of English VELS (reading, writing, and speaking and listening). For example, you will learn how the data can inform focused teaching for small groups of students and individuals with similar learning needs.

  • Presenter Cilla Leonard

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years P-2

  • Location Reading Recovery Room, Horsham North PS, Rasmussen Road, Horsham

  • When Wednesday 9th March, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


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Preparing for NAPLAN

  • Outline Session 1 Using the Regional NAPLAN resource developed by the 2010 Regional Coaches, this session will explore how to use it effectively in school settings as well as highlight strategies for supporting students in more confidently approaching ‘test genre’.

  • Session 2 In preparing students to write persuasively all teachers will benefit from this session which will strengthen their knowledge of how to explicitly teach to write persuasively as well as develop a persuasive writing continuum.

  • Presenters Grampians Region Literacy Coaches

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years 3-9

  • Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • When Wednesdays 9th and 23rd March, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Developing cultural awareness and cultural competence in the koorie context secondary

Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence in the Koorie Context (Secondary)

  • Outline Session 1- Cultural Awareness

  • Explores some basic concepts behind Aboriginal culture and the impacts of trans-generational trauma and how we can ensure that our environments and practices are culturally appropriate for children, parents/caregivers and staff.

  • Session 2 - Cultural Inclusive Curriculum & Environment

  • Assists schools to implement or develop a culturally inclusive program using the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.

  • Session 3 – Invite Schools to do Presentations

  • Schools will have the opportunity to present what they have implemented in regards to Sessions 1 & 2 and the ways in which they have engaged with the local Aboriginal Community, Parents and Koorie Engagement Support Officers.

  • Presenters Jamie Lowe and Peter Lovett

  • Audience All staff

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Session 1 Thursday 10th March, 4.30-7.30pm

  • Sessions 2 & 3 Thursdays 24th March and 5th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Wa first steps maths number

WA First Steps Maths (Number)

  • Outline This eight session course (2 hours per session) will help you to

  • • understand how to progress every student

  • • make sense of student’s work samples and responses to diagnostic tasks in mathematics

  • • make links to phases of development in mathematics

  • • determine the key understanding that the student needs to grasp to move forward

  • • understand why some mathematical experiences don’t teach students what we intend them to learn.

  • We will explore the WA 1st Steps – Number books for

  • • Key Understandings, which provide the ‘big mathematical ideas’ that students need to know.

  • • Diagnostic Maps that give clear descriptions of characteristic phases in the development of students’ thinking about the major concepts in outcomes.

  • • Sample Learning Activities

  • • Sample Lessons

  • Presenter Paula Shaw

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years P-6

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Thursdays 10th, 17, 24th and 31st March, 5th, 12th, and19th May, 2nd June

  • PLEASE NOTE: It is an expectation that you attend all sessions

  • Costs *All participants must purchase 3 text books at an approximate cost of $100, plus an additional book for each participating school @ $26.20.

  • Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Reciprocal reading plan 7 10

Reciprocal Reading Plan 7 – 10

  • Outline Reciprocal teaching refers to an instructional approach that takes the form of a dialogue between teachers and students regarding text. It involves the teacher and students in reading, talking and critically thinking about text. The dialogue is structured by the use of the following strategies – predicting, clarifying, generating questions to explore literal, inferential and evaluative comprehension, and summarising. In this session, we will introduce the use of a student plan for effective reading for understanding within any secondary subject area.

  • Presenter Paul Baker, Network Improvement Officer

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years 7-10

  • Location Video Conference Rooms at: Grampians Regional Office, Ballarat; Grampians Sub-Regional Office, Horsham; and Stawell Secondary College, Stawell

  • When Thursday 10th March, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Interpreting the results of the english online interview1

Interpreting the results of the English Online Interview

  • Outline This program will assist you to interpret your students’ results from their English Online Interviews.

  • You will learn how to access reports and also how to use the data in the reports you generate to inform your teaching of all dimensions of English VELS (reading, writing, and speaking and listening). For example, you will learn how the data can inform focused teaching for small groups of students and individuals with similar learning needs.

  • Presenter Cilla Leonard

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years P-2

  • Location Reading Recovery Room, Macarthur Street PS, 401 Macarthur Street, Ballarat

  • When Thursday 10th March, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


The effective teaching and learning of reading improving comprehension

The Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading – Improving Comprehension

  • Outline Participants will be engaged in: exploring the strategies successful readers use to comprehend and enjoy text; how to teach these strategies explicitly through the gradual release of responsibility model. This program is based on an understanding that the basis for the effective teaching and learning of reading lies in daily independent reading of 'just right' texts and teacher-student conferencing.

  • Sessions 2 & 3 These sessions will further support teachers to build their capacity to plan and develop Reading programs utilising the Key Characteristics of Effective Literacy Teaching. Participants will be expected to develop a lesson sequence and revise this with feedback from the group.

  • Please note that if you register for this program, it is expected that you attend all three sessions.

  • Presenters Session 1 (full day) Julie Bennett, Literacy Consultant

  • Sessions 2 & 3 - Secondary (Video Conference – various venues) – Sarah Culican with Coaches & Regional Staff

  • Sessions 2 & 3 - Primarywith Regional Staff & Helen Smith

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-10

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Friday 11th March, 9.00am – 3.00pm,

  • Secondary follow ups: Thursdays 31st March and 5th May

  • Primary follow ups: Mondays 28th March and 9th May

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Cybersafety for cyber citizens

Cybersafety for Cyber Citizens

  • Outline The Internet has opened up many wonderful educational possibilities and opportunities for social interaction BUT with great power comes great responsibility. This workshop will explore some of the online pitfalls and focus on the great resources the DEECD and other organisations have created to educate staff and students on how to harness the power of Internet without crossing over to the Dark Side.

  • *Please bring your fully charged laptop.

  • Presenter David Westaway, Ultranet Coach

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years P-8

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Tuesday 15th March, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


G ten management and administration anne robertson m anager leadership and teacher development

The Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up? Exploring the K-10 structure of the Australian Science Curriculum

  • Outline This session will overview the3 equally important Strands of the Australian Science Curriculum, the structure of the curriculum and how it relates to VELS:

  • Strand 1: Science inquiry skills (incorporating skills and understanding of science as a way of knowing and doing)

  • Strand 2: Science as a human endeavour (incorporating knowledge and understanding of the personal, social, environmental, cultural and historical significance and relevance of science)

  • Strand 3: Science understanding (incorporating knowledge and understanding of the biological, physical, and earth and space sciences).

  • Presenters Bruce Schmidt, Neil Rampling, Chris Wines

  • Audience School based staff in years P-10

  • Location Ballarat Secondary College (Barkly Campus) Barkly Street, Ballarat

  • When Tuesday 15th March, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Numeracy leaders training

Numeracy Leaders Training

  • Outline This 3 day Numeracy Leader training session based on the Key Characteristics of Effective Numeracy Teaching P-6 will support the implementation of the Grampians T4S Numeracy strategy. Numeracy Leaders in primary schools will be assisted in developing the skill of leading numeracy-focused professional learning teams. Sessions will have a specific focus related to Teacher Knowledge, Numeracy Focus, Assessment and Planning & Instruction as well as covering leadership, coaching skills and reflective practice. Participants will have the option of attending a full day with a high profile speaker (TBA) in Semester 2 as part of this training.

  • Presenter Donna Ludvigsen, Acting Teaching & Learning Programs Manager; Melinda Williams, Network Improvement Officer

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-6

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Tuesday 15th March, Tuesday 29th March & Wednesday 30th March, all 9.00 am – 3.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Developing cultural awareness and cultural competence in the koorie context prim sec

Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence in the Koorie context (Prim/Sec)

  • Outline Session 1- Cultural Awareness

  • Explores some basic concepts behind Aboriginal culture and the impacts of trans-generational trauma and how we can ensure that our environments and practices are culturally appropriate for children, parents/caregivers and staff.

  • Session 2 - Cultural Inclusive Curriculum & Environment

  • Assists schools to implement or develop a culturally inclusive program using the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.

  • Session 3 – Invite Schools to do Presentations

  • Schools will have the opportunity to present what they have implemented in regards to Sessions 1 & 2 and the ways in which they have engaged with the local Aboriginal Community, Parents and Koorie Engagement Support Officers.

  • Presenters Jamie Lowe and Nola Illin

  • Audience All staff

  • Location Reading Recovery Room, Horsham North PS, Rasmussen Road, Horsham

  • When Session 1 Wednesday 16th March, 4.30-7.30pm

  • Sessions 2 & 3 Wednesdays 30th March and 11th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Mandatory reporting protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people protocol

Mandatory Reporting:  Protecting the Safety and Wellbeing of Children and Young People  Protocol

  • Outline The session will present the above new joint protocol between DEECD and Child Protection.  It clearly outlines the roles and responsibilities of school staff and Child Protection staff to ensure a unified and consistent approach to protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. 

  • Presenters Student Support Services Officers

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-12

  • Location Ararat College Video Conference Room, Barkly Street, Ararat

  • When Thursday 17th March, 4.50-5.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Intro to interactive whiteboards smartboard1

Intro to Interactive Whiteboards:SmartBoard


The effective teaching and learning of reading improving comprehension1

The Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading – Improving Comprehension

  • OutlineParticipants will be engaged in: exploring the strategies successful readers use to comprehend and enjoy text; how to teach these strategies explicitly through the gradual release of responsibility model. This program is based on an understanding that the basis for the effective teaching and learning of reading lies in daily independent reading of 'just right' texts and teacher-student conferencing.

  • Sessions 2 & 3 These sessions will further support teachers to build their capacity to plan and develop Reading programs utilising the Key Characteristics of Effective Literacy Teaching. Participants will be expected to develop a lesson sequence and revise this with feedback from the group.

  • Please note that if you register for this program, it is expected that you attend all three sessions.

  • Presenters Session 1 (full day) Julie Bennett, Literacy Consultant

  • Sessions 2 & 3 - Secondary (Video Conference – various venues) – Sarah Culican with Coaches & Regional Staff

  • Sessions 2 & 3 - Primarywith Regional Staff and Helen Smith

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-10

  • Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • Secondary Follow ups: Grampians Sub-Regional Office, 26 Darlot Street, Horsham

  • When Friday 18th March, 9.00am – 3.00pm,

  • Secondary follow ups: Thursdays 31st March and 5th May

  • Primary follow ups: Mondays 4th April and 16th May

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Mandatory reporting protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people protocol1

Mandatory Reporting:  Protecting the Safety and Wellbeing of Children and Young People  Protocol

  • Outline The session will present the above new joint protocol between DEECD and Child Protection.  It clearly outlines the roles and responsibilities of school staff and Child Protection staff to ensure a unified and consistent approach to protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. 

  • Presenters Student Support Services Officers

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-12

  • Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • When Monday 21st March, 4.50-5.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Using art in the classroom great ideas to enhance your students curriculum

Using Art in the Classroom: Great ideas to enhance your students curriculum.

  • Outline A fun hands-on art workshop to inspire and support classroom and art room teachers. Incorporating practical ideas to help encourage and engage your students.

  • Link art to your curriculum using creativity and achieve great results without 'blowing your budget'. Participants will leave with unique ideas to bring back to their school, sparking fun and interest into their learning.

  • Presenters Michelle Noyce, Buninyong PS &

  • Cameron Ross, Ballarat North PS

  • Audience All staff P-6

  • Location Ballarat North Primary School, Landsborough Street, Ballarat North

  • When Tuesday 22nd March 4:30 – 6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Managing behaviour with positive strategies

Managing Behaviour with Positive Strategies

  • Outline This 2 session x 2 hour program will address a whole-school approach to managing behaviour with positive strategies. 

  • The program is a good discussion starter for how we manage children with challenging behaviour – and all children exhibit challenging behaviour at some stage of their time in our care.

  • Presenter Paul Deakin, Visiting Teacher - Severe Behaviour

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-10

  • Location Ararat College, Barkly Street, Ararat

  • When Tuesdays 22nd and 29th March, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Intermediate excel

Intermediate Excel


Assessment tools snmy scaffolding numeracy in the middle years

Assessment Tools - SNMY (Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years)

  • Outline Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years is an assessment-guided approach to improving student numeracy outcomes in Years 4 to 8. In particular, it provides a learning and assessment framework for the development of multiplicative thinking using rich assessment tasks. This session will overview SNMY, look at experiences with the program at primary and secondary levels, and provide a discussion forum for sharing ideas on how to use SNMY in practice.

  • Presenter Bruce Schmidt, Peter Durance and Helen Gist

  • Audience School based staff in years 7-10

  • Location Video Conference Rooms at: Grampians Regional Office, Ballarat; Grampians Sub-Regional Office, Horsham; and Stawell Secondary College, Stawell

  • When Wednesday 23rd March, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Intermediate excel1

Intermediate Excel


Mandatory reporting protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people protocol2

Mandatory Reporting:  Protecting the Safety and Wellbeing of Children and Young People  Protocol

  • Outline The session will present the above new joint protocol between DEECD and Child Protection.  It clearly outlines the roles and responsibilities of school staff and Child Protection staff to ensure a unified and consistent approach to protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. 

  • Presenter Student Support Services Officers

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-12

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Wednesday 23rd March, 4.50-5.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Part training

PART Training

  • Outline PART is a proactive-response approach to the prevention and management of aggression in the workplace consistent with a positive support framework resulting in positive outcomes for all (formerly Professional Assault Response Training). With extensive experience in this field, Paul has specifically tailored the program to dealing with aggressive students in the school setting. A must for risk-management and student/staff wellbeing.**

  • Presenter Paul Deakin, Visiting Teacher - Severe Behaviour

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-10

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Thursday 24th March and Friday 25th March, 8.30am – 4.30pm

  • Costs ** Two resource books must be purchased for each participant at an approximate cost of $35 per person.

  • Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Reciprocal reading plan 3 6

Reciprocal Reading Plan 3 - 6

  • Outline Reciprocal teaching refers to an instructional approach that takes the form of a dialogue between teachers and students regarding text. It involves the teacher and students in reading, talking and critically thinking about text. The dialogue is structured by the use of the following strategies – predicting; clarifying; generating questions to explore literal, inferential and evaluative comprehension; and summarising. In this session we will work towards developing a plan for the classroom to include this approach.

  • Presenter Donna Bishop, Network Improvement Officer

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years 3 - 6

  • Location Video Conference Rooms at: Grampians Regional Office, Ballarat; Grampians Sub-Regional Office, Horsham; and Stawell Secondary College, Stawell

  • When Thursday 24th March, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Managing allergic reactions including epipen training

Outline This program will aim to raise awareness of the nature, types and severities of allergic reactions, in order to identify and assess the best response to a situation. Schools will be advised on developing an “action plan” (similar in concept to a fire plan) which allows staff to follow a clear response pathway in the event of a severe allergic reaction occurring among their student/staff population.

As well as covering “planning for” and “assessment of”, participants will have significant time for “hands-on” practice with EpiPen Trainer devices which are needle-less pens designed specifically for training purposes.

Presenter Peter Timms - BN, GradCert Tertiary Education

Clinical Nurse Educator: Paediatrics

Ballarat Health Services

Audience All school personnel including School Support Officers (SSOs)

Location Ballarat Health Services (Ballarat Base Hospital) Education Centre, enter via main entrance

When Tuesday 29th March 4.30-6.00 (afternoon tea served from 4.00pm)

Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools.

Non-member schools - $200 inc GST

Managing Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training


Reading is thinking primary

Reading is Thinking (Primary)

  • Outline Session 1 This session answers the question: “How will I use my reading assessment information to plan for and teach deeper comprehension?”

  • Session 2 This session looks in detail at several comprehension strategies and will assist teachers in explicitly differentiating their reading instruction and developing mental reading plans with students.

  • Presenters Regional Primary Literacy Coaches

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-6

  • Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • When Tuesdays 29th March and 5th April, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Reading is thinking primary1

Reading is Thinking (Primary)

  • Outline Session 1 This session answers the question: “How will I use my reading assessment information to plan for and teach deeper comprehension?”

  • Session 2 This session looks in detail at several comprehension strategies and will assist teachers in explicitly differentiating their reading instruction and developing mental reading plans with students.

  • Presenters Regional Primary Literacy Coaches

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-6

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Wednesdays 30th March and 6th April, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Koorie english1

Koorie English

  • Outline The Koorie English Literacy Program was developed in response to Koorie students coming to secondary school with very low literacy skills, which were inhibiting their academic success. Although the differences between Koorie English and standard Australian English may seem elusive to non-Koories, it is important that teachers, Koorie educators and Koorie students be taught that they are different but that both are valuable.

  • The program highlights the differences between Koorie and Standard English and shows how each has its own linguistic patterns and how its use depends on where, when and with whom, communication takes place.

  • It addresses:

  • • What is Koorie Literacy?

  • • Language, silence, gesture

  • • How does speaking the Koorie language impact on the learning of Koorie students?

  • PresenterMarlene Atkinson, from the Moiduban tribe of the Bangerang people, is a qualified secondary teacher who has worked with schools and families to assist to develop strategies to promote school attendance and engagement.

  • Audience Early childhood educators and school based staff of students in Years P-12

  • Location Reading Recovery Room, Macarthur Street PS, 401 Macarthur Street, Ballarat

  • When Thursday 31st March 4.30 – 6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Using word 2007

Outline This activity is designed to introduce teachers to the Microsoft Word 2007 word processing program.

During this hands-on workshop participants will learn document creation techniques and file management strategies while exploring the features of Word 2007.

Presenter John Scott, Ultranet Coach

Audience All staff

Location Horsham, TBA

When Tuesday 5th April 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools

Non-member schools - $100 inc GST

Using Word 2007


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Outline This activity is designed to introduce teachers to the Microsoft Word 2007 word processing program.

During this hands-on workshop participants will learn document creation techniques and file management strategies while exploring the features of Word 2007.

Presenter Graeme Oswin

Audience All staff

Location BLX, 36 Camp Street, Ballarat

When Wednesday 6th April 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools

Non-member schools - $100 inc GST

Using Word 2007


Assessment tools maths online interview

Assessment Tools - Maths Online Interview

  • Outline You’ve done the interview – Now what?

  • This session will look at practical ways to use your interview data and explore stimulating activities that will address the ‘point of need’ for all students in your class. Strategies to record and monitor progress across the year will be discussed.

  • Presenters Naomi Sordello & Wendy Hines

  • Audience School based staff in years P-4

  • Location Video Conference Rooms at: Grampians Regional Office, Ballarat; Grampians Sub-Regional Office, Horsham; and Ararat College, Ararat

  • When Thursday 28th April, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Inspiring children to read

Inspiring Children to Read

  • Outline Students of all ages love to listen to stories being read, and this, along with other activities, can stimulate interest in reading.

  • Nanette Jackson will explore the magic of inspiring students to engage in reading a variety of text forms. She will also showcase a range of approaches that can inspire students to further develop a love of reading while enhancing reading and comprehension.

  • Presenter Nanette Jackson, Buninyong Primary School

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years P-6

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Monday 2nd May 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Teacher self care and stress management

Teacher Self-Care and Stress Management

  • Outline The two sessions in this program aim to increase:

  • • awareness about different levels of stress,

  • • warning signs of stress overload,

  • • managing symptoms, and

  • • addressing causes of stress.

  • Participants will broaden their repertoire of strategies for dealing with the stress associated with teaching.

  • Presenter Jennie Brennan, Psychologist, Student Services

  • Audience All Primary and Secondary Teachers

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Tuesdays 3rd and 10th May 4:30-6:00 pm

  • 2 x 1.5 hour sessions

  • Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Child centred curriculum k 4

Child Centred Curriculum  K-4

  • Outline Session 1 - Julie Bradby will teach a demonstration lesson at Horsham North Primary School. Sessions 2 - the evening of that day, Julie will conduct a Twilight Session. Sessions 3 and 4 will occur in ensuing weeks.

  • Discovery learning is all about language. When children are working together, discovering and being curious, the levels of language they use are complex and complicated. The key is to extend those rich experiences into their development and learning. In this program we will explore the ramifications of a child centred developmental program on  children's literacy and numeracy learning and examine in detail a teaching and learning model that combines IT and elements of  Reggio Emilia. Planning for rigorous learning  within a child centred learning framework can be a  challenge. In the follow-up sessions we will further explore the teaching and learning model  through sharing child centred episodes we experienced  in  our own classrooms.  Further insights into planning and assessment utilising  elements of Blooms Taxonomy, Reggio Emilia, rubrics and e5 will be introduced. 

  • Presenter Julie Bradby – Early Primary Educational Consultant , Sessional Tutor ACU Ballarat. With many happy years teaching infants, Julie loves sharing ideas to enhance and enrich teaching and learning. She published many practical teaching resources with Rigby Heineman and has always been an advocate and a practitioner of play based curriculum.

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years K-4

  • Location Demonstration lesson: Horsham North Primary School, Rasmussen Road, Horsham

  • Follow up sessions: Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • When Tuesdays 3rd May, 2.00-2.45 (HNPS) and 4.30-6.30 (Grains); 10th and 17th May 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Thinking reading across the curriculum secondary

Thinking Reading Across the Curriculum (Secondary)

  • Outline Session 1 This session will deepen secondary teachers’ understanding of the role of reading in all areas of the curriculum. It will explore how subject teachers can incorporate reading and comprehension strategies, to improve students’ understanding of the content being taught and develop successful outcomes for learners.

  • Session 2 The follow up session will continue to identify and develop  practical strategies within specific content  areas, to ensure increased reading success for learners.

  • NB Teachers are asked to bring to both sessions, samples of text students are required to read in their classes, in order to contextualise the learning in this program.

  • Presenters Regional Secondary Literacy Coaches

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years 7-10

  • Location Ballarat Secondary College (Barkly Campus) Barkly Street, Ballarat

  • When Tuesday 3rd May and Wednesday 25th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Victorian early years learning and development framework veyldf2

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • Outline Session 1 Engaging with and understanding the VEYLDF framework and specifically looking at the Programming with the frameworks.

  • Session 2 Follow up and reflective session on Session 1 on engaging and understanding the frameworks.Focus on the Practice Principles for Learning and Development and what it means to put these putting the principles into practice.

  • Collaborative

  • 1. family centred practice

  • 2. partnerships with professionals

  • 3. high expectations for every child

  • Effective

  • 4. equity and diversity

  • 5. respectful relationships and responsive engagement

  • 6. integrated teaching and learning approaches

  • Reflective

  • 7. reflective practice.

  • Presenter Louise Dorrat, Early Childhood Consultant

  • Audience Early childhood professionals and teachersof students in Years K-2

  • Location Bacchus Marsh, TBA

  • When Tuesday 3rd May and Wednesday 15th June 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Thinking reading across the curriculum secondary1

Thinking Reading Across the Curriculum (Secondary)

  • Outline Session 1 This session will explore what reading means and entails in different subject areas. It will deepen secondary teachers’ understanding of the importance of reading in all areas of the curriculum and in successful outcomes for learners.

  • Session 2 The follow up session will offer practical strategies to ensure increased reading success for learners. Teachers will be required to bring copies of text they use in the classroom to contextualise the learning.

  • Presenters Regional Secondary Literacy Coaches

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years 7-10

  • Location Horsham College, 196 Baillie Street, Horsham

  • When Wednesday 4th May and Thursday 26th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


So i ve done the english online interview what now

So, I’ve Done the  English Online Interview  What Now?

  • Outline This session will explore the DEECD resources (and others) available to teachers to assist with planning and implementing focussed explicit teaching.

  • The DEECD Teaching Resource links tasks from each of the English Online Interview modules to a quality teaching example based on the English Developmental Continuum P-10. These teaching examples demonstrate focused teaching for small groups of students and individuals with similar learning needs and will assist teachers to identify and plan for personalised student learning.

  • Presenter Cilla Leonard

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years P-2

  • Location Reading Recovery Room, Horsham North PS, Rasmussen Road, Horsham

  • When Wednesday 4th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Intro to google sketchup

Intro to Google Sketchup

  • Outline Google Sketchup is a free program that allows user to create three dimensional models. This workshop will introduce participants to the basic concepts of three dimensional modelling and operation of Sketchup including creating and modifying shapes and applying textures. Participants will also explore how Sketchup can be used to support learning and teaching.

  • Presenter Graeme Oswin, Regional ICT Coordinator

  • Audience All staff

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Wednesday 4th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


So i ve done the english online interview what now1

So, I’ve Done the  English Online Interview  What Now?

  • Outline This session will explore the DEECD resources (and others) available to teachers to assist with planning and implementing focussed explicit teaching.

  • The DEECD Teaching Resource links tasks from each of the English Online Interview modules to a quality teaching example based on the English Developmental Continuum P-10. These teaching examples demonstrate focused teaching for small groups of students and individuals with similar learning needs and will assist teachers to identify and plan for personalised student learning.

  • Presenter Cilla Leonard

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years P-2

  • Location Reading Recovery Room, Macarthur Street PS, 401 Macarthur Street, Ballarat

  • When Thursday 5th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Victorian early years learning and development framework veyldf3

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

  • Outline Session 1 Engaging with and understanding the VEYLDF framework and specifically looking at the Programming with the frameworks.

  • Session 2 Follow up and reflective session on Session 1 on engaging and understanding the frameworks.Focus on the Practice Principles for Learning and Development and what it means to put these putting the principles into practice.

  • Collaborative

  • 1. family centred practice

  • 2. partnerships with professionals

  • 3. high expectations for every child

  • Effective

  • 4. equity and diversity

  • 5. respectful relationships and responsive engagement

  • 6. integrated teaching and learning approaches

  • Reflective

  • 7. reflective practice.

  • Presenter Louise Dorrat, Early Childhood Consultant

  • Audience Early childhood professionals and teachersof students in Years K-2

  • Location Ararat College Video Conference Room, Barkly Street, Ararat

  • When Thursday 5th May and Monday 20th June 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Implementing restorative practices in your school introduction

Implementing Restorative Practices in your School - Introduction

  • Outline This session is session one of three with Geoff Blair during 2011.

  • It explores some basic philosophies and theories that underpin restorative practices and makes the link to school settings. This is a day of practical and theoretical activities. Teachers will finish the sessions having a number of approaches and strategies to use in their classrooms the following day. This is suitable for classroom teachers, PLTs and other leadership teams. 

  • Presenter Geoff Blair, Educational Consultant, ‘Positive Outcomes’

  • Restorative Practices Training and Facilitation

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-12

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Friday 6th May, 9.00am-3.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Developing powerful questions for deep understanding

Developing Powerful Questions for Deep Understanding

  • Outline This program will explore the role of questioning in teaching and in learning and how different types of questions can elicit either lower or higher order thinking.

  • In addition to considering questions which aid deeper learning, participants will explore the impact of the deliberate use of wait time after questions on student learning. They will begin to develop a shared language for talking about questioning and new classroom organisational skills which can arise from rethinking the approach to questioning.

  • In between sessions, participants will be given tasks to complete with one of their classes. They will record the impact of these on students participant in class discussions and reflect on this in the following session.

  • Presenter Paul Baker, Network Improvement Officer

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years 7-12

  • Location Horsham College, 196 Baillie Street, Horsham

  • When Mondays 9th and 30th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Autism spectrum disorders asds

Outline This program will provide a brief introduction into Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism and Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) and will outline the background of the three disorders in terms of:

• Characteristics to aid identification in your students

• Clinical definitions / patterns of symptoms

• Indicators observable in and around the classroom

• Impacts on learning and classroom behaviour

• Classroom management techniques and strategies

• Specific learning possibilities

• Social stories

A portion of the session will be dedicated to “workshopping” given scenarios in small groups and discussion of further resources for in-depth study into ASDs.

Presenters Matt Copping, Ballarat Specialist School

Audience All staff

Location Ballarat Specialist School, Gillies Street, Ballarat

When Tuesday 10th May, 4.30-6.30pm

Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools

Non-member schools - $100 inc GST

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)


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Managing Behaviour with Positive Strategies

  • Outline This 2 session x 2 hour program will address a whole-school approach to managing behaviour with positive strategies. 

  • The program is a good discussion starter for how we manage children with challenging behaviour – and all children exhibit challenging behaviour at some stage of their time in our care.

  • Presenter Paul Deakin, Visiting Teacher - Severe Behaviour

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-10

  • Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • When Thursdays 12th and 19th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


The writing process 5 8

The Writing Process 5 - 8

  • Outline This program will investigate the complexity of the writing process at the Year 5 - 8 level and explore the contents of a writer’s toolbox to support students to produce high quality writing that achieves its purpose in all areas of the curriculum.

  • Presenter Paul Baker, Network Improvement Officer

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years 5-8

  • Location Video Conference Rooms at: Grampians Regional Office, Ballarat; Grampians Sub-Regional Office, Horsham; and Ararat College, Ararat

  • When Thursdays 12th and 19th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


The use of restorative practices

The Use of Restorative Practices

  • Outline Restorative practices provides a no blame approach to dealing with harmful behaviours. This approach represents a philosophy and a process that acknowledges when a person does harm it affects those they hurt and the school community as well as themselves. The process (which uses a basic no blame script) can very easily be used in the classroom or school yard. When all parties feel they have been listened to, issues are far more likely to be resolved and young people more willing to take responsibility for their behaviour. There is also no ongoing resentment as there is in a win/lose situation. The workshop will provide participants with a framework to use the approach and simple whole school strategies to introduce the concept.

  • Presenter Kaye Dennis

  • Audience School based staff in Years P-6

  • Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • When Friday 13th May, 9.00am – 3.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Secondary mathematics teaching developing students understanding

Secondary Mathematics Teaching: Developing students’ understanding

  • Outline Session 1 – Helen Chick This session will focus on engaging and stimulating activities to support and illustrate two aspects of secondary maths teaching that will develop student’s understanding of mathematics: Detecting and diagnosing student’s mathematical misconceptions; 7 strategies for incorporating Working Mathematically

  • Session 2: Review the issues and strategies identified at the end of session 1 with Helen Chick. Further resources and activities for developing students’ understanding in mathematics will be explored. Participants will have the opportunity to design their own lesson or group of lessons to try with a class of their own.

  • Session 3: Will focus on strategies for monitoring learning and on-going formative assessment of student understanding in mathematics. Participants will also be able to share any experiences with trialling Helen Chick’s suggested strategies and outcomes of any trial lessons they have designed. Ongoing networking opportunities will be explored.

  • Please note that if you register for this program, it is expected that you attend all three sessions.

  • PresentersHelen Chick is a passionate maths educator and dynamic presenter. She is Associate Professor in Maths Education at The University of Melbourne.

  • Follow up sessions with Bruce Schmidt, Peter Durance and Helen Gist

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years 7-10

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Monday 16th May, 2.00pm – 6.00pm, Mondays 30th May and 25th July, both 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Secondary mathematics teaching developing students understanding1

Secondary Mathematics Teaching: Developing students’ understanding

  • Outline Session 1 – Helen Chick This session will focus on engaging and stimulating activities to support and illustrate two aspects of secondary maths teaching that will develop student’s understanding of mathematics: Detecting and diagnosing student’s mathematical misconceptions; 7 strategies for incorporating Working Mathematically

  • Session 2: Review the issues and strategies identified at the end of session 1 with Helen Chick. Further resources and activities for developing students’ understanding in mathematics will be explored. Participants will have the opportunity to design their own lesson or group of lessons to try with a class of their own.

  • Session 3: Will focus on strategies for monitoring learning and on-going formative assessment of student understanding in mathematics. Participants will also be able to share any experiences with trialling Helen Chick’s suggested strategies and outcomes of any trial lessons they have designed. Ongoing networking opportunities will be explored.

  • Please note that if you register for this program, it is expected that you attend all three sessions.

  • PresentersHelen Chick is a passionate maths educator and dynamic presenter. She is Associate Professor in Maths Education at The University of Melbourne.

  • Follow up sessions with Bruce Schmidt, Peter Durance and Helen Gist

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years 7-10

  • Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • When Tuesday 17th May, 2.00pm – 6.00pm, Tuesdays 31st May and 26th July, both 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation cpr

Outline This three hour course updates CPR skills and knowledge.

Time is critical and knowing what to do in the first few minutes can save a life or prevent serious injury. This course provides the knowledge, confidence and life-support skills needed in the first few minutes of a life-threatening situation which enable breathing and circulation to be maintained until medical help arrives.

Recognise when a person is having a cardiac arrest; correctly call for Ambulance assistance; individual CPR training with the aid of resuscitation manikins; provide vital assistance and support to the patient while waiting for the Ambulance to arrive; infant and child CPR.

Course Validity: 12 months

Presenter Emergency First Aid

Audience First Aid coordinators, Camp or Sports coordinators and all staff with First Aid responsibility

Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

When Tuesday 17th May 4:30-7:30 pm

Costs G-TEN subsidises this program. After subsidy, there is a $60 cost per person to 'G-TEN' member schools.

Non-member schools - $100 plus GST.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)


Music rhythm and rhyme in literacy

Music, Rhythm and Rhyme in Literacy

  • Outline Integrating songs, chants, rhythmic play and movement into the Literacy Program to enhance and stimulate language skills, increase reading ability, memorisation skills, vocabulary recall and creativity.

  • Practical: Choosing known songs to suit current classroom theme and planning musical/literary activities. Bring your voice as some singing is involved.

  • Presenter Carol Armstrong

  • Carol taught for 35 years in schools in Bendigo, Melbourne and Ballarat. She introduced the "Break Thru to Literacy" approach to reading in her Prep grades and also used Brain Gym. Many songs were learnt and sung throughout the day/week/year .

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years K-2

  • Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • When Wednesday 18th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Advanced iwb smartboard

Advanced IWB: Smartboard

  • Outline So you understand the basics of using your Smartboard? What can I do next? It’s time to take the next step and use your Smartboard to its potential to enhance teaching and learning in your classroom.

  • *Make sure you bring along your laptop with the latest Smartboard software (Notebook 10) and we will create some practical, relevant items to use in your classroom.

  • Presenter Matthew Reyntjes, Ultranet Coach

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-10

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Wednesday 18th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


An introduction to asthma

An introduction to Asthma

  • Outline What is Asthma?

  • This session will increase awareness of common symptoms, major trigger factors, medications and devices.

  • The Asthma First Aid Plan and Asthma Friendly Schools will also be addressed.

  • Presenter Louise Vernon, School Nurse

  • Audience All staff

  • Location Ararat College Video Conference Room, Barkly Street, Ararat

  • When Wednesday 18th May, 4.30-5.30

  • Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


An introduction to asthma1

An introduction to Asthma

  • Outline What is Asthma?

  • This session will increase awareness of common symptoms, major trigger factors, medications and devices.

  • The Asthma First Aid Plan and Asthma Friendly Schools will also be addressed.

  • Presenter Heather Feldman, School Nurse

  • Audience All staff

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Wednesday 18th May, 4.30-5.30

  • Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


An introduction to asthma2

An introduction to Asthma

  • Outline What is Asthma?

  • This session will increase awareness of common symptoms, major trigger factors, medications and devices.

  • The Asthma First Aid Plan and Asthma Friendly Schools will also be addressed.

  • Presenter Deb Milgate, School Nurse

  • Audience All staff

  • Location Grampians Sub-Regional Office, 26 Darlot Street, Horsham

  • When Wednesday 18th May, 4.30-5.30

  • Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Teaching drawing

Teaching Drawing


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation cpr1

Outline This three hour course updates CPR skills and knowledge.

Time is critical and knowing what to do in the first few minutes can save a life or prevent serious injury. This course provides the knowledge, confidence and life-support skills needed in the first few minutes of a life-threatening situation which enable breathing and circulation to be maintained until medical help arrives.

Recognise when a person is having a cardiac arrest; correctly call for Ambulance assistance; individual CPR training with the aid of resuscitation manikins; provide vital assistance and support to the patient while waiting for the Ambulance to arrive; infant and child CPR.

Course Validity: 12 months

Presenter Emergency First Aid

Audience First Aid coordinators, Camp or Sports coordinators and all staff with First Aid responsibility

Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

When Monday 23rd May 4:30-7:30 pm

*Please note a minimum of 15 participants for this program

Costs G-TEN subsidises this program. After subsidy, there is a $60 cost per person to 'G-TEN' member schools.

Non-member schools - $100 plus GST.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)


Developing social and emotional intelligence through circle time

Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time

  • Outline Bob aims to provide interactive, engaging and practical workshops. In this workshop participants will experience a Circle Time session and have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas. Bob will cover the full range of Circle Time strategies and will include a segment on using cards to encourage deeper thinking.

  • Presenter Bob Bellhouse, a teacher and author who has written a number of books on social and emotional learning, as well as two popular books specifically about Circle Time. Along with Andrew Fuller and Glenda Johnston, he created the small educational publisher, Inyahead Press.

  • Audience Anyone wishing to work with young people in groups. Suited to both experienced and beginning practitioners of Circle Time.

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Monday 23rd May, 1.00pm-5.00pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Developing social and emotional intelligence through circle time1

Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time

  • Outline Bob aims to provide interactive, engaging and practical workshops. In this workshop participants will experience a Circle Time session and have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas. Bob will cover the full range of Circle Time strategies and will include a segment on using cards to encourage deeper thinking.

  • Presenter Bob Bellhouse, a teacher and author who has written a number of books on social and emotional learning, as well as two popular books specifically about Circle Time. Along with Andrew Fuller and Glenda Johnston, he created the small educational publisher, Inyahead Press.

  • Audience Anyone wishing to work with young people in groups. It is for both experienced and beginning practitioners of Circle Time

  • Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • When Tuesday 24th May, 1.00pm-5.00pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Developing cultural awareness and cultural competence in the koorie context early years

Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence in the Koorie Context (Early Years)

  • Outline Session 1- Cultural Awareness

  • Explores some basic concepts behind Aboriginal culture and the impacts of trans-generational trauma and how we can ensure that our environments and practices are culturally appropriate for children, parents/caregivers and staff.

  • Session 2 - Cultural Inclusive Curriculum & Environment

  • Assist early childhood services and schools to implement or develop a culturally inclusive program using the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework

  • Session 3 – Invite Schools to do Presentations

  • Schools will have the opportunity to present what they have implemented in regards to Sessions 1 & 2 and the ways in which they have engaged with the local Aboriginal Community, Parents and Koorie Engagement Support Officers.

  • Presenters Jamie Lowe and Tracey Lee Beer

  • Audience All staff

  • Location Reading Recovery Room, Horsham North PS, Rasmussen Road, Horsham

  • When Session 1 Tuesday 24th May, 4.30-7.30pm

  • Session 2 & 3 Tuesdays 7th June and 26th July, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Advanced iwb smartboard1

Advanced IWB: Smartboard

  • Outline So you understand the basics of using your Smartboard? What can I do next? It’s time to take the next step and use your Smartboard to its potential to enhance teaching and learning in your classroom.

  • *Make sure you bring along your laptop with the latest Smartboard software (Notebook 10) and we will create some practical, relevant items to use in your classroom.

  • Presenter Gary Schultz, Coordinator Virtual School Program

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-10

  • Location Horsham, TBA

  • When Tuesday 24th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


The australian science curriculum what s coming up exploring strand 1 science inquiry skills

The Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up? Exploring STRAND 1: Science Inquiry Skills

  • Outline This session will focus on Science Inquiry Skills that involve posing questions, planning and conducting investigations, collecting, analysing and interpreting evidence and communicating findings. This involves making valid conclusions and developing evidence-based arguments. It also recognises that scientific explanations change as new or different evidence becomes available.

  • Presenters Bruce Schmidt, Neil Rampling, Chris Wines

  • Audience School based staff in years P-10

  • Location Ballarat Secondary College (Barkly Campus) Barkly Street, Ballarat

  • When Tuesday 24th May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


G ten management and administration anne robertson m anager leadership and teacher development

Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence in the Koorie Context (Early Years)

  • Outline Session 1- Cultural Awareness

  • Explores some basic concepts behind Aboriginal culture and the impacts of trans-generational trauma and how we can ensure that our environments and practices are culturally appropriate for children, parents/caregivers and staff.

  • Session 2 - Cultural Inclusive Curriculum & Environment

  • Assist early childhood services and schools to implement or develop a culturally inclusive program using the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework

  • Session 3 – Invite Schools to do Presentations

  • Schools will have the opportunity to present what they have implemented in regards to Sessions 1 & 2 and the ways in which they have engaged with the local Aboriginal Community, Parents and Koorie Engagement Support Officers.

  • Presenters Jamie Lowe and Darlene Rumler

  • Audience All staff

  • Location Reading Recovery Room, Macarthur Street PS, 401 Macarthur Street, Ballarat

  • When Session 1 Thursday 26th May, 4.30-7.30pm

  • Session 2 & 3 Thursdays 9th June and 28th July, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


The writing process p 4

The Writing Process P-4

  • Outline Session 1 will explore the current thinking on organising a classroom writing program and will go through the process as it works in a primary classroom, using DEECD’s Key Characteristics of Effective Literacy Teaching document. The practices of guided writing, shared writing, interactive writing and independent writing will be explained in the context of the primary classroom. The participants will carry out a between session activity in writing.

  • Session 2 will outline the practicalities of

  • *linking oral language, reading and writing

  • *how to organise the literacy block for writing

  • *integrating writing purpose with the content curriculum

  • *weekly/daily planning

  • *ongoing assessment of writing.

  • The between session activity will be the subject of a substantive conversation about writing practice in the classroom.

  • Presenter Donna Bishop, Network Improvement Officer

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-4

  • Location Video Conference Rooms at: Grampians Regional Office, Ballarat; Grampians Sub-Regional Office, Horsham; and Ararat College, Ararat

  • When Thursdays 26th May, and 2nd June 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Apply first aid level 2 refresher course

Apply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course

  • Outline This course provides the information and skills

  • required to effectively deal with a wide range of First Aid emergencies and accidents that occur as part of daily life, in the workplace and during leisure activities, including: Dealing with an emergency incident, Care of an unconscious patient, Choking, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Control of major bleeding, Shock, Calling an Ambulance, All of Level 1 Emergency Life Support, Burns, Poisons, bites and stings, Fractures, sprains and strains, Medical conditions including stroke, asthma, epilepsy and diabetes.

  • **Participants complete a workbook on-line in their own time, over 2-3 weeks that covers most of the course theory. (Eight hour on-line course) The certificate is then brought to the course where the more practical components are covered and the theory revised.

  • Course Validity3 years with an annual CPR update

  • Presenter Emergency First Aid

  • Audience First Aid coordinators, Camp or Sports coordinators and all staff with First Aid responsibility

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Tuesdays 31st May and 14th June 4:30-8:30 pm2 x 4 hour sessions

  • Costs There is a $135 cost per person to ‘G-TEN’ member schools.

  • Non-member schools - $200 plus GST.


Getting to know your macbook

Getting to Know Your Macbook

  • Outline This workshop is designed to help participants become familiar with using their new Macbook Notebook. Topics covered will include managing and using the OSX computer operating system and included programs, installing and deleting applications, managing network preferences and other options. Participants will need to bring their own MacBook Notebook.

  • Presenter Graeme Adams, Ultranet Coach

  • Audience All staff with MacBook Notebooks

  • Location Grampians Sub-Regional Office, 26 Darlot Street, Horsham

  • When Tuesday 31st May, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Apply first aid level 2 refresher course1

Apply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course

  • Outline This course provides the information and skills

  • required to effectively deal with a wide range of First Aid emergencies and accidents that occur as part of daily life, in the workplace and during leisure activities, including: Dealing with an emergency incident, Care of an unconscious patient, Choking, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Control of major bleeding, Shock, Calling an Ambulance, All of Level 1 Emergency Life Support, Burns, Poisons, bites and stings, Fractures, sprains and strains, Medical conditions including stroke, asthma, epilepsy and diabetes.

  • **Participants complete a workbook on-line in their own time, over 2-3 weeks that covers most of the course theory. (Eight hour on-line course) The certificate is then brought to the course where the more practical components are covered and the theory revised.

  • Course Validity3 years with an annual CPR update

  • Presenter Emergency First Aid

  • Audience First Aid coordinators, Camp or Sports coordinators and all staff with First Aid responsibility

  • Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • When Wednesdays 1st and 8th June 4:30-8:30 pm 2 x 4 hour sessions

  • **Please note a minimum of 15 participants for this course

  • Costs There is a $135 cost per person to ‘G-TEN’ member schools.

  • Non-member schools - $200 plus GST.


Getting to know your macbook1

Getting to Know Your Macbook

  • Outline This workshop is designed to help participants become familiar with using their new Macbook Notebook. Topics covered will include managing and using the OSX computer operating system and included programs, installing and deleting applications, managing network preferences and other options. Participants will need to bring their own MacBook Notebook.

  • Presenter Graeme Oswin, Regional ICT Coordinator

  • Audience All staff with MacBook NoteBook

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Wednesday 1st June, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


The use of restorative practices1

The Use of Restorative Practices

  • Outline Restorative practices provides a no blame approach to dealing with harmful behaviours. This approach represents a philosophy and a process that acknowledges when a person does harm it affects those they hurt, the school community as well as themselves. The process (which uses a basic no blame script) can very easily be used in the classroom or yard. When all parties feel they have been listened to issues are far more likely to be resolved and young people more willing to take responsibility for their behaviour. There is also no ongoing resentment as in win/loose situation. The workshop will provide participants with a framework to use the approach and simple whole school strategies to introduce the concept.

  • Presenter Kaye Dennis

  • Audience School based staff in years P-6

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Friday 3rd June, 9.00am – 3.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Key word signing formerly makaton

Key Word Signing (formerly Makaton)

  • Outline Key Word Signing (formally known as MAKATON) is a system that is used in conjunction with spoken language. Key Word Sign is beneficial for children and adults who have disabilities which impact on their understanding and expression of language, communication and speech intelligibility (i.e. how well they can be understood). This workshop will cover the benefits of using Key Word Sign, who to use it with and how to use it in the classroom. It will also teach you a variety of signs appropriate for use in the classroom setting.

  • This session supports the implementation of the LSP in schools.

  • Presenter Anna Mathison, Speech Pathologist

  • Audience School and kinder based staff of students in Years K-10

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Mondays 6th and 20th June 4:30 – 6:30 pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST

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Numeracy teaching practice planning and assessment

Numeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment

  • Outline Session 1 Full dayAndrea Hillbrick

  • This workshop will explore the ‘Teacher’ component of the Grampians Region T4S - Teach for Success Strategy. Andrea’s session will enable teachers to explore practical ways to assess, plan and teach Numeracy.

  • Sessions 2 & 3 After school

  • These sessions will further support teachers to build their capacity to plan and develop Numeracy programs utilising the T4S strategy. Participants will be expected to develop a lesson sequence and revise this with feedback from the group.

  • Please note that if you register for this program, it is expected that you attend all three sessions.

  • Presenter Andrea Hillbrick day one, with follow up sessions presented by Coaches & Regional Staff

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-6

  • Location Grains Innovation Park, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham

  • When Monday 6th June, 9.00am – 3.00pm, Thursdays 23rd June and 21st July, both 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Numeracy teaching practice planning and assessment1

Numeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment

  • Outline Session 1 Full dayAndrea Hillbrick This workshop will explore the ‘Teacher’ component of the Grampians Region T4S - Teach for Success Strategy. Andrea’s session will enable teachers to explore practical ways to assess, plan and teach Numeracy.

  • Sessions 2 & 3 After school These sessions will further support teachers to build their capacity to plan and develop Numeracy programs utilising the T4S strategy. Participants will be expected to develop a lesson sequence and revise this with feedback from the group.

  • Please note that if you register for this program, it is expected that you attend all three sessions.

  • Presenter Andrea Hillbrick day one, with follow up sessions presented by Coaches & Regional Staff

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-6

  • Location Ararat College Video Conference Room, Barkly Street, Ararat

  • When Tuesday 7th June, 9.00am – 3.00pm, Wednesday 22nd June and Thursday 28th July

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Numeracy teaching practice planning and assessment2

Numeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment

  • Outline Session 1 Full dayAndrea Hillbrick This workshop will explore the ‘Teacher’ component of the Grampians Region T4S - Teach for Success Strategy. Andrea’s session will enable teachers to explore practical ways to assess, plan and teach Numeracy.

  • Sessions 2 & 3 After school These sessions will further support teachers to build their capacity to plan and develop Numeracy programs utilising the T4S strategy. Participants will be expected to develop a lesson sequence and revise this with feedback from the group.

  • Please note that if you register for this program, it is expected that you attend all three sessions.

  • Presenter Andrea Hillbrick day one, with follow up sessions presented by Coaches & Regional Staff

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-6

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Wednesday 8th June, 9.00am – 3.00pm, Thursdays 23rd June and 21st July, both 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $280 inc GST


Superclubsplus

SuperclubsPLUS

  • Outline SuperClubsPLUS is a DEECD approved student-centred social media site designed for primary school students. The site has a heavy emphasis on safe and responsible Internet use and can be utilised as a part of your school’s Cybersafety strategy. This workshop will give an overview of how the site’s star awards can be used to assist students to become responsible Internet users and then, travelling beyond the Stars.

  • *Please bring your fully charged laptop.

  • Presenter David Westaway, Ultranet Coach

  • Audience School based staff of students in Years P-8

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Wednesday 8th June, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $100 inc GST


Individualising specialist education with a tour of ballarat specialist school

Individualising Specialist Education (with a tour of Ballarat Specialist School)

  • Outline Individualising Specialist Education – targeting the Strengths, Weaknesses, Interests, Skills and Talents of each student, including:

  • *Individual Education Plans – assessing student ability and goal setting           

  • *Physical Classroom Setup – utilisation of multiple teaching spaces           

  • *Therapy Provision – Occupational, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology and Hydrotherapy           

  • *Alternative Curriculum Programming – functional, social and emotional curriculum           

  • This program will provide information on the importance of diversity and catering for individual needs when curriculum planning, including a range of strategies and learning styles.

  • Presenter Matthew Copping, Ballarat Specialist School

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-10

  • Location Ballarat Specialist School, Gillies Street, Ballarat

  • When Wednesday 8th June 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Managing allergic reactions including epipen training1

Outline This program will aim to raise awareness of the nature, types and severities of allergic reactions, in order to identify and assess the best response to a situation. Schools will be advised on developing an “action plan” (similar in concept to a fire plan) which allows staff to follow a clear response pathway in the event of a severe allergic reaction occurring among their student/staff population.

As well as covering “planning for” and “assessment of”  participants will have significant time for “hands-on” practice with EpiPen Trainer devices which are needle-less pens designed specifically for training purposes.

Presenter Peter Timms. BN, GradCert Tertiary Education

Clinical Nurse Educator: Paediatrics

Ballarat Health Services

Audience All school personnel including School Support Officers (SSOs)

Location Ballarat Health Services (Ballarat Base Hospital) Education Centre, enter via main entrance

When Thursday 9th June 4.30-6.00 (afternoon tea served from 4.00pm)

Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools.

Non-member schools - $200 inc GST

Managing Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training


Managing behaviour with positive strategies2

Managing Behaviour with Positive Strategies

  • Outline This 2 session x 2 hour program will address a whole-school approach to managing behaviour with positive strategies. 

  • The program is a good discussion starter for how we manage children with challenging behaviour – and all children exhibit challenging behaviour at some stage of their time in our care.

  • Presenter Paul Deakin, Visiting Teacher - Severe Behaviour

  • Audience Teachers of students in Years P-10

  • Location Grampians Regional Office, 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat

  • When Thursdays 9th and 16th June, 4.30-6.30pm

  • Costs Nil program costs to ‘G-TEN’ member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


Teacher self care and stress management1

Teacher Self-Care and Stress Management

  • Outline The two sessions in this program aim to increase:

  • • awareness about different levels of stress,

  • • warning signs of stress overload,

  • • managing symptoms, and

  • • addressing causes of stress.

  • Participants will broaden their repertoire of strategies for dealing with the stress associated with teaching.

  • Presenter Clair Hucker, Social Worker, Student Services

  • Audience All Primary and Secondary Teachers

  • Location Reading Recovery Room, Horsham North PS, Rasmussen Road, Horsham

  • When Thursdays 9th and 16th June 4:30-6:00 pm

  • 2 x 1.5 hour sessions

  • Costs Nil program costs to 'G-TEN' member schools

  • Non-member schools - $200 inc GST


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