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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.

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  1. 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. To navigate around this document: click on the ‘action buttons’ on the left toolbar and then the hyperlinks to individual program outlines. To exit: hit “Esc” 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 robertson.anne.p@edumail.vic.gov.au Mandy Rhook Professional Development Administration Ph: 5337 8471 rhook.amanda.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

  2. 0 - 8 Years Term 1 • 21/2/11 Ballarat Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) • 22/2/11 Horsham Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) • 7/3/11 Horsham Koorie English • 8/3/11 Horsham Intro to Excel • 9/3/11 Ballarat Intro to Excel • 9/3/11 Ballarat Intro to Interactive Whiteboards: SmartBoard • 15/3/11 Ballarat Cybersafety for Cyber Citizens • 17/3/11 Horsham Intro to Interactive Whiteboards:SmartBoard • 17/3/11 Ararat Mandatory Reporting • 21/3/11 Horsham Mandatory Reporting • 22/3/11 Ballarat Using Art in the Classroom • 22/3/11 Horsham Intermediate Excel • 23/3/11 Ballarat Intermediate Excel • 23/3/11 Ballarat Mandatory Reporting • 29/3/11 Ballarat Managing Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training • 31/3/11 Ballarat Koorie English • 5/4/11 Horsham Using Word 2007 • 6/4/11 Ballarat Using Word 2007

  3. 0 - 8 Years Term 2 • 3/5/11 Ballarat Teacher Self-Care and Stress Management • 3/5/11 Horsham Child Centred Curriculum  K-4 • 3/5/11 Bacchus Marsh Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) • 4/5/11 Ballarat Intro to Google Sketchup • 5/5/11 Ararat Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) • 6/5/11 Ballarat Implementing Restorative Practices in your School • 10/5/11 Ballarat Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) • 13/5/11 Horsham The Use of Restorative Practices • 17/5/11 Ballarat Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) • 18/5/11 Horsham Music, Rhythm and Rhyme in Literacy • 18/5/11 Ballarat Advanced IWB: Smartboard • 18/5/11 Ararat An introduction to Asthma • 18/5/11 Ballarat An introduction to Asthma • 18/5/11 Horsham An introduction to Asthma • 23/5/11 Horsham Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) • 23/5/11 Ballarat Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time • 24/5/11 Horsham Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time • 24/5/11 Horsham Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Early Years) • 24/5/11 Horsham Advanced IWB: Smartboard • 26/5/11 Ballarat Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Early Years) • 31/5/11 Horsham Getting to Know Your Macbook • 31/5/11 Ballarat Apply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course • 1/6/11 Horsham Apply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course • 1/6/11 Ballarat Getting to Know Your Macbook • 3/6/11 Ballarat The Use of Restorative Practices • 6/6/11 Ballarat Key Word Signing (formerly Makaton) • 8/6/11 Ballarat Individualising Specialist Education • 9/6/11 Ballarat Managing Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training • 9/6/11 Horsham Teacher Self-Care and Stress Management

  4. Years P – 6 Term 1 • 9/2/11 Horsham Administering the English Online Interview • 10/2/11 Ballarat Administering the English Online Interview • 21/2/11 Ballarat Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) • 22/2/11 Horsham Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) • 24/2/11 Video Conference Writing an Individual Education Plan for Koorie Students • 2/3/11 Ballarat Preparing for NAPLAN • 7/3/11 Horsham Koorie English • 8/3/11 Horsham Intro to Excel • 8/3/11 Ballarat Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Primary) • 9/3/11 Ballarat Intro to Excel • 9/3/11 Ballarat Intro to Interactive Whiteboards: SmartBoard • 9/3/11 Horsham Interpreting the results of the English Online Interview • 9/3/11 Horsham Preparing for NAPLAN • 10/3/11 Ballarat WA First Steps Maths (Number) • 10/3/11 Ballarat Interpreting the results of the English Online Interview • 11/3/11 Ballarat The Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading • 15/3/11 Ballarat Cybersafety for Cyber Citizens • 15/3/11 Ballarat The Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up? • 15/3/11 Ballarat Numeracy Leaders Training • 16/3/11 Horsham Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Prim/Sec) • 17/3/11 Horsham Intro to Interactive Whiteboards:SmartBoard • 17/3/11 Ararat Mandatory Reporting • 18/3/11 Horsham The Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading

  5. Years P – 6 Term 1 (Cont..) • 21/3/11 Horsham Mandatory Reporting • 22/3/11 Ballarat Using Art in the Classroom • 22/3/11 Ararat Managing Behaviour with Positive Strategies • 22/3/11 Horsham Intermediate Excel • 23/3/11 Ballarat Intermediate Excel • 23/3/11 Ballarat Mandatory Reporting • 24/3/11 Ballarat PART Training • 24/3/11 Video Conference Reciprocal Reading Plan 3 - 6 • 29/3/11 Ballarat Managing Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training • 29/3/11 Horsham Reading is Thinking (Primary) • 30/3/11 Ballarat Reading is Thinking (Primary) • 31/3/11 Ballarat Koorie English • 5/4/11 Horsham Using Word 2007 • 6/4/11 Ballarat Using Word 2007

  6. Years P – 6 Term 2 • 28/4/11 Video Conference Assessment Tools - Maths Online Interview • 2/5/11 Ballarat Inspiring Children to Read • 3/5/11 Horsham Child Centred Curriculum  K-4 • 3/5/11 Ballarat Teacher Self-Care and Stress Management • 3/5/11 Bacchus Marsh Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) • 4/5/11 Ballarat Intro to Google Sketchup • 4/5/11 Horsham So, I’ve Done the  English Online Interview  What Now? • 5/5/11 Ballarat So, I’ve Done the  English Online Interview  What Now? • 5/5/11 Ararat Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) • 6/5/11 Ballarat Implementing Restorative Practices in your School • 10/5/11 Ballarat Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) • 12/5/11 Horsham Managing Behaviour with Positive Strategies • 12/5/11 Video Conference The Writing Process 5 - 8 • 13/5/11 Horsham The Use of Restorative Practices • 17/5/11 Ballarat Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) • 18/5/11 Horsham Music, Rhythm and Rhyme in Literacy • 18/5/11 Ballarat Advanced IWB: Smartboard • 18/5/11 Ararat An introduction to Asthma • 18/5/11 Ballarat An introduction to Asthma • 18/5/11 Horsham An introduction to Asthma • 20/5/11 Ballarat Teaching Drawing • 23/5/11 Horsham Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) • 23/5/11 Ballarat Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time • 24/5/11 Horsham Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time • 24/5/11 Horsham Advanced IWB: Smartboard • 24/5/11 Horsham Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Early Years) • 24/5/11 Ballarat The Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up?

  7. Years P – 6 Term 2 (Cont..) • 26/5/11 Ballarat Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Early Years) • 26/5/11 Video Conference The Writing Process P-4 • 31/5/11 Horsham Getting to Know Your Macbook • 31/5/11 Ballarat Apply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course • 1/6/11 Horsham Apply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course • 1/6/11 Ballarat Getting to Know Your Macbook • 3/6/11 Ballarat The Use of Restorative Practices • 6/6/11 Ballarat Key Word Signing (formerly Makaton) • 6/6/11 Horsham Numeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment • 7/6/11 Ararat Numeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment • 8/6/11 Ballarat Numeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment • 8/6/11 Ballarat SuperclubsPLUS • 8/6/11 Ballarat Individualising Specialist Education • 9/6/11 Ballarat Managing Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training • 9/6/11 Ballarat Managing Behaviour with Positive Strategies • 9/6/11 Horsham Teacher Self-Care and Stress Management

  8. Years 7 – 12 Term 1 • 16/2/11 Horsham e5 – What’s it all about? • 24/2/11 Video Conference Writing an Individual Education Plan for Koorie Students • 1/3/11 Horsham Bringing about Improvement through Working in Teams • 2/3/11 Ballarat Preparing for NAPLAN • 7/3/11 Horsham Koorie English • 8/3/11 Horsham Intro to Excel • 9/3/11 Ballarat Intro to Excel • 9/3/11 Ballarat Intro to Interactive Whiteboards: SmartBoard • 9/3/11 Horsham Preparing for NAPLAN • 10/3/11 Video Conference Reciprocal Reading Plan 7 – 10 • 10/3/11 Ballarat Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Secondary) • 11/3/11 Ballarat The Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading • 15/3/11 Ballarat Cybersafety for Cyber Citizens • 15/3/11 Ballarat The Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up? • 16/3/11 Horsham Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Prim/Sec) • 17/3/11 Horsham Intro to Interactive Whiteboards:SmartBoard • 17/3/11 Ararat Mandatory Reporting • 18/3/11 Horsham The Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading • 21/3/11 Horsham Mandatory Reporting • 22/3/11 Ararat Managing Behaviour with Positive Strategies • 23/3/11 Video Conference Assessment Tools - Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years • 22/3/11 Horsham Intermediate Excel • 23/3/11 Ballarat Intermediate Excel • 23/3/11 Ballarat Mandatory Reporting • 24/3/11 Ballarat PART Training • 29/3/11 Ballarat Managing Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training • 31/3/11 Ballarat Koorie English • 5/4/11 Horsham Using Word 2007 • 6/4/11 Ballarat Using Word 2007

  9. Years 7 – 12 Term 2 • 3/5/11 Ballarat Teacher Self-Care and Stress Management • 3/5/11 Ballarat Thinking Reading Across the Curriculum (Secondary) • 4/5/11 Horsham Thinking Reading Across the Curriculum (Secondary) • 4/5/11 Ballarat Intro to Google Sketchup • 6/5/11 Ballarat Implementing Restorative Practices in your School • 9/5/11 Horsham Developing Powerful Questions for Deep Understanding • 10/5/11 Ballarat Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) • 12/5/11 Horsham Managing Behaviour with Positive Strategies • 12/5/11 Video Conference The Writing Process 5 - 8 • 16/5/11 Ballarat Secondary Mathematics Teaching: Developing students’ understanding • 17/5/11 Horsham Secondary Mathematics Teaching: Developing students’ understanding • 17/5/11 Ballarat Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) • 18/5/11 Ballarat Advanced IWB: Smartboard • 18/5/11 Ararat An introduction to Asthma • 18/5/11 Ballarat An introduction to Asthma • 18/5/11 Horsham An introduction to Asthma • 23/5/11 Horsham Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) • 23/5/11 Ballarat Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time • 24/5/11 Horsham Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time • 24/5/11 Horsham Advanced IWB: Smartboard • 24/5/11 Ballarat The Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up? • 31/5/11 Horsham Getting to Know Your Macbook • 31/5/11 Ballarat Apply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course • 1/6/11 Horsham Apply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course • 1/6/11 Ballarat Getting to Know Your Macbook • 3/6/11 Ballarat The Use of Restorative Practices • 6/6/11 Ballarat Key Word Signing (formerly Makaton) • 8/6/11 Ballarat SuperclubsPLUS • 8/6/11 Ballarat Individualising Specialist Education • 9/6/11 Ballarat Managing Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training • 9/6/11 Ballarat Managing Behaviour with Positive Strategies • 9/6/11 Horsham Teacher Self-Care and Stress Management

  10. Literacy, Language • 9/2/11 Horsham Administering the English Online Interview • 10/2/11 Ballarat Administering the English Online Interview • 2/3/11 Ballarat Preparing for NAPLAN • 7/3/11 Horsham Koorie English • 9/3/11 Horsham Interpreting the results of the English Online Interview • 9/3/11 Horsham Preparing for NAPLAN • 10/3/11 Video Conference Reciprocal Reading Plan 7 – 10 • 10/3/11 Ballarat Interpreting the results of the English Online Interview • 11/3/11 Ballarat The Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading • 18/3/11 Horsham The Effective Teaching and Learning of Reading • 24/3/11 Video Conference Reciprocal Reading Plan 3 - 6 • 29/3/11 Horsham Reading is Thinking (Primary) • 30/3/11 Ballarat Reading is Thinking (Primary) • 31/3/11 Ballarat Koorie English • 2/5/11 Ballarat Inspiring Children to Read • 3/5/11 Horsham Child Centred Curriculum  K-4 • 3/5/11 Ballarat Thinking Reading Across the Curriculum (Secondary) • 4/5/11 Horsham Thinking Reading Across the Curriculum (Secondary) • 4/5/11 Horsham So, I’ve Done the  English Online Interview  What Now? • 5/5/11 Ballarat So, I’ve Done the  English Online Interview  What Now? • 12/5/11 Video Conference The Writing Process 5 - 8 • 18/5/11 Horsham Music, Rhythm and Rhyme in Literacy • 26/5/11 Video Conference The Writing Process P-4 • 6/6/11 Ballarat Key Word Signing (formerly Makaton)

  11. Numeracy, Science • 10/3/11 Ballarat WA First Steps Maths (Number) • 15/3/11 Ballarat The Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up? • 15/3/11 Ballarat Numeracy Leaders Training • 23/3/11 Video Conference Assessment Tools - Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years • 28/4/11 Video Conference Assessment Tools - Maths Online Interview • 16/5/11 Ballarat Secondary Mathematics Teaching: Developing students’ understanding • 17/5/11 Horsham Secondary Mathematics Teaching: Developing students’ understanding • 24/5/11 Ballarat The Australian Science Curriculum - what's coming up? • 6/6/11 Horsham Numeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment • 7/6/11 Ararat Numeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment • 8/6/11 Ballarat Numeracy - Teaching Practice, Planning and Assessment

  12. Learning Environment • 16/2/11 Horsham e5 – What’s it all about? • 21/2/11 Ballarat Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) • 22/2/11 Horsham Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) • 24/2/11 Video Conference Writing an Individual Education Plan for Koorie Students • 1/3/11 Horsham Bringing about Improvement through Working in Teams • 8/3/11 Ballarat Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Primary) • 10/3/11 Ballarat Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Secondary) • 16/3/11 Horsham Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Prim/Sec) • 17/3/11 Ararat Mandatory Reporting • 21/3/11 Horsham Mandatory Reporting • 22/3/11 Ararat Managing Behaviour with Positive Strategies • 23/3/11 Ballarat Mandatory Reporting • 24/3/11 Ballarat PART Training • 3/5/11 Horsham Child Centred Curriculum  K-4 • 3/5/11 Bacchus Marsh Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) • 5/5/11 Ararat Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) • 6/5/11 Ballarat Implementing Restorative Practices in your School • 9/5/11 Horsham Developing Powerful Questions for Deep Understanding • 10/5/11 Ballarat Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) • 12/5/11 Horsham Managing Behaviour with Positive Strategies • 13/5/11 Horsham The Use of Restorative Practices • 23/5/11 Ballarat Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time • 24/5/11 Horsham Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence through Circle Time • 24/5/11 Horsham Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Early Years) • 26/5/11 Ballarat Developing Cultural Awareness and Cultural Competence (Early Years) • 3/6/11 Ballarat The Use of Restorative Practices • 8/6/11 Ballarat Individualising Specialist Education • 9/6/11 Ballarat Managing Behaviour with Positive Strategies

  13. Learning Technologies • 8/3/11 Horsham Intro to Excel • 9/3/11 Ballarat Intro to Excel • 9/3/11 Ballarat Intro to Interactive Whiteboards: SmartBoard • 15/3/11 Ballarat Cybersafety for Cyber Citizens • 17/3/11 Horsham Intro to Interactive Whiteboards:SmartBoard • 22/3/11 Horsham Intermediate Excel • 23/3/11 Ballarat Intermediate Excel • 5/4/11 Horsham Using Word 2007 • 6/4/11 Ballarat Using Word 2007 • 4/5/11 Ballarat Intro to Google Sketchup • 18/5/11 Ballarat Advanced IWB: Smartboard • 24/5/11 Horsham Advanced IWB: Smartboard • 31/5/11 Horsham Getting to Know Your Macbook • 1/6/11 Ballarat Getting to Know Your Macbook • 8/6/11 Ballarat SuperclubsPLUS

  14. Humanities, Arts, Music • 22/3/11 Ballarat Using Art in the Classroom • 18/5/11 Horsham Music, Rhythm and Rhyme in Literacy • 20/5/11 Ballarat Teaching Drawing

  15. Health Related • 17/3/11 Ararat Mandatory Reporting • 21/3/11 Horsham Mandatory Reporting • 23/3/11 Ballarat Mandatory Reporting • 24/3/11 Ballarat PART Training • 29/3/11 Ballarat Managing Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training • 3/5/11 Ballarat Teacher Self-Care and Stress Management • 17/5/11 Ballarat Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) • 18/5/11 Ararat An introduction to Asthma • 18/5/11 Ballarat An introduction to Asthma • 18/5/11 Horsham An introduction to Asthma • 23/5/11 Horsham Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) • 31/5/11 Ballarat Apply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course • 1/6/11 Horsham Apply First Aid - Level 2 Refresher Course • 9/6/11 Ballarat Managing Allergic Reactions – Including Epipen Training • 9/6/11 Horsham Teacher Self-Care and Stress Management

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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? • Presenter Marlene 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. Intro to Interactive Whiteboards:SmartBoard

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. Intro to Interactive Whiteboards:SmartBoard

  42. 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 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. Intermediate Excel

  47. 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

  48. Intermediate Excel

  49. 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

  50. 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