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  1. Illawarra and South East Region Technology Update Meeting Term 2, 2012. Loreta Kocovska, Connected Learning Coordinator Julie Thomas, DER Project Officer Karran Williamson , DER Project Officer

  2. ISER Connected Learning Reference Group Teacher Representatives Vanessa Glasgow, Warilla HS, Paul Cuthbertson, Keiraville PS, Dave Hounsell, Broulee PS, • The group provides a forum for key personnel to collaborate and discuss innovative ideas to promote and enhance technology opportunities in our region.

  3. Professional Learning Smorgasbord TeachMeet “TeachMeets are informal, collaborative experiences organised by educators, for educators in order to share ideas and experiences and support each other in our professional growth”. TeachMeet in the Illawarra!‍Location: Oak Flats Public School Date: Wednesday 30th May 2012 Information at: Poster at: TeachMeets currently count for 'Teacher Identified' hours of Professional Development. Full details on the TeachMeet website. Why not host your own TeachMeet?

  4. Mathematics MoodleWorkshop Develop resources such as questions and quizzes in their MOODLE courses by attending this workshop you will: 1.Learn how to use the equations editor and create a bank of questions of multiple types that enable teachers to generate quizzes. 2. Learn how to create different types of questions such as calculated, numerical, multiple choice and cloze to then create quizzes in your MoodleCourse and improve your understanding of how this can support effective classroom practice. Date: 21st June, 2012. Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm Location: Illawarra Training Room, Warilla. Enrol via MyPL@Edu Moodle 2.2 Quick Guides from Macquarie Uni

  5. Digital Citizenship 6 hour Accredited TPL Course • The new Digital Citizenship resource at • includes updated resources, plus new resources for K-10 students and teachers. • The site still includes the same format of lesson activities, games, links, videos, • a 6 hour accredited TPL course, and parent information sites. • Of note is the: • Dache4Cahe (QR code) and the Games activity. • Party planner game that works students through planning a party using a • Facebooklike resource • OneNote files for ES1 – S2 Activities • New parent resources • A new look TPL course for teachers

  6. Switch on to Interactive Whiteboards Become familiar with the operation of the IWB and its basic interaction with SMART Notebook software, other applications and the Internet. And have the opportunity to consider and incorporate IWB technology into their classroom programs, in keeping with the Quality Teaching Model. Location: Illawarra Training Room, Illawarra Senior College, Port Kembla. Date: 21st and 22nd June, 2012. Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm Enrol via MyPL@Edu

  7. Getting started with Digital Citizenship - Registered Course The course provides an orientation on issues relevant to adolescents, teachers and social networking as well the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in the same or different schools. Participants work through online course materials and complete scaffolded activities in lesson and course planning as well as communicating with students, other teachers and parents/carers on the Digital Citizenship course. The course is scheduled and managed at a school level. Location: Illawarra Training Room, Illawarra Senior College, Port Kembla. Date: 28th May, 2012 Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm Enrol via MyPL@Edu

  8. Digital Study Skills Participants will explore numerous online sites that support the organisation and collaboration of resources in addition to specific web2.0 tools that are applicable to Stage 6 study. Participants will use this exploration in the creation of a 'Symbaloo'. This being a simple yet feature-rich platform that allows you to easily organise and access favourite websites and web services on one page. Location: Illawarra Training Room, Illawarra Senior College, Port Kembla. Date: 14th June, 2012 Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm Enrol via MyPL@Edu

  9. iPad4 Administrator Training Participants will develop knowledge and skills on how to make informed decisions relating to the implementation of iPad technologies at school. Decisions regarding the care, storage and maintenance of devices along with the use if itunes and teacher training and maximising student potential are investigated. Location: Barrack Heights PS Date: 29th May Time: 2pm – 4:30pm Enrol via MyPL@Edu

  10. iPad4 Teachers Training This workshop will develop teacher knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about integrating iPad technologies in their learning programs to engage students and improve outcomes. Location: Barrack Heights PS Date:  30th May Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm. Enrol via MyPL@Edu

  11. 2nd & 3rd July, 2012 Two full days of all things Apple! (Wollongong) “‘Going Mobile’ is a free two day event aimed at arming educators with the content and knowledge they need to authentically embed iOS devices into their classrooms. This two day professional development session will allow you to participate in workshops, as well as give you the chance to work on your own content ready for implementation into your curriculum. This is a two day event (catering provided) with no partial attendance running 10am - 4pm each day”.

  12. Creating Student Digital Portfolios using Adobe Acrobat Pro - Registered Course Learn how easy it is to integrate Adobe Acrobat 9 into any KLA. We will investigate the authentic use of this software tool and its relevance to engage students and enhance teaching and learning across the secondary curriculum. Location: Illawarra Training Room, Illawarra Senior College, Port Kembla. Date: 15th June, 2012. Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm Enrol via MyPL@Edu

  13. “A SMART BUG is a SMART Board™ User Group organised and sponsored by Electroboard. These groups have been set up to provide education users of SMART Boards with professional support in order to gain maximum benefit from the technology in the classroom”. At each training afternoon participants will be able to select which group to join, the options are: SBUG1: SMART Board Foundation Skills 1 SBUG2: SMART Board Foundation Skills 2 SBUG3: SMART Board Foundation Skills 3 Enrol at: Term 2 SMART BUGS will be held at: Location: UOW Date: 28th June Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm Location: Wollongong PS Date: 7th June Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

  14. PL Video Conferences ISER BUGS (Board User Groups) VC Workshops 30 minute free VCs that demonstrate the effective integration of IWBs in teaching and learning. All resources located at: The next two VCs are scheduled for the 3/06/12 and 20/06/12 Registrations Close: 14/05/12 Time: 3.10pm dial in for 3.15pm start – 3.45pm finish Venue: Dial into Virtual Meeting Number – 571032559 Bridgit Conference ID: ISER BUGS Password: ISER To nominate for a presentation contact the ISER BUGS Program Coordinator Vanessa Glasgow at

  15. The Bits & Bytes VCseries is offered by The South Western Sydney Region. • The series will focus on showcasing skills and integration of ideas programs and • Web2.0 tools for use with the T4L rollout and DER laptops. • “The Bits & Bytes VC series will be advertised each term through SchoolBiz • and will be held each fortnight (even weeks) on Wednesday • after school from 3:15pm to 4:00pm. These sessions are free”. • Term 2 Schedule: • Term 2 Week 6 – Wed 30 May – SMART Notebook & Mathematics • Term 2 Week 8 – Wed 13 June – Student Response Network • Register at:

  16. “Breakkiewith a Teckkie” Is a collaborative regionally organised DER Video Conference Series focussing on Web 2 Tools use in the classroom. The VC Series is held on Wednesday Mornings from 8:00am to 8:30am. Sessions limited to 75 sites. Register here “Beginning Teachers Buddy”“The VC is designed for beginning teachers to build their classroom toolkit. The conference will start at 3:45pm on Mondays and run from week 2 to 9 of term 2. Learn some great tips and tricks for your classroom and share some of those stories. You can join the conference with just your computer and a set of headphones” Register at:

  17. Cool Tools for the Connected ClassroomThis year Curriculum Press are running professional learning sessions for different areas in the curriculum ICT with Anne Mirtschin. Anne Mirtschin, author of Cool Tools for the Connected Classroom, and the ACCE 2012 Educator of the Year.Anne will be hosting two-hour virtual webinar sessions during Terms 2 and 3. It will cover: the best tools for connecting: connecting the school and connecting to the global community; the best tools for communicating: podcasts, blogs, Google applications, Timebridge, live-blogging, back-channel chat; the best tools for creating: including wikis, blogs, voicethreads and more.For more information and to book please see the below link.Webinar sessions -

  18. The Next Practice team NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre Offer a variety of REGISTERED ONLINE courses that may be completed in a self study or facilitated mode of delivery. Of particular interest are the Intel Teach Elements courses that include: • 1.Assessment in a 21st Century Classroom enables teachers to develop and manage innovative, ongoing student-centred assessment processes, which deepen learning experiences for students and evaluate contemporary skills.  • 2.Collaboration in the digital Classroom shows teachers how, when and where to integrate collaborative online learning tools into learning activities, developing students’ understanding and 21st century skills.  • 3.Project –based approaches. takes a fresh look at how to implement effective, and engaging project-based learning and how to integrate ICT for enhanced learning outcomes.  •

  19. The Next Practice team NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre • Other REGISTERED ONLINE Courses from CLIC • Personalising the Portal • During this session participants will personalise and become familiar with some of the most useful teaching and learning features available in the DEC Portal. • Social Media in your school- When, How, Who and Why? • With the increasing use of Social Media in the classroom teachers must be aware of the guidelines and policies the DEC have developed to support schools and teachers when engaging with social media sites and professional learning networks such as Maang, Edmodo, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. •

  20. The Next Practice team NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre • Video Conferencing REGISTERED ONLINE Courses from CLIC • VC Refresher is a course designed to guide teachers through using Video Conferencing equipment and to highlight video conferencing opportunities. • VC Highway- Preparing to participate in an event • This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding of the scope of VC Highway • VC Highway- Creating your own VC event • Participants will access the online resources to support the development and scheduling of VC Highway events and make connections through VC Café VC, aimed at all staff • GeoGebra for Beginners Online is an Institute registered, non-facilitated online professional learning course with a mix of pedagogy and technical skill development. The focus of the course is the exciting dynamic mathematics software, GeoGebra. •

  21. The Next Practice team NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre The VC Highway initiative is offered as a series VC workshops to provide an opportunity for schools to: ·         complete appropriate professional learning in Video Conferencing, Bridgit desktop collaboration, Edmodo, blogEd and cross school blogs ·         improve teacher skills in using video conferencing with their students ·         share work using the desktop collaboration software Bridgit, ·         online collaboration tools including blogEd and cross school blogs ·         establish a network of schools for future interactions

  22.   Outline of the VC Highway Events ( full details at: )

  23. The Next Practice team NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre To participate in the VC Highway events complete the Registration form at: Due to the late notice of events, the Next Practice Team may take late registrations. For further information and support contact: Therese Coogan therese.coogan@d Tel: 9715 827

  24. Help us help you! The ISER Connected Learning Team is committed to helping schools effectively integrate the DER laptops into the curriculum. We are committed to achieving this and a survey will be coming to you soon which will assist us by allowing us to determine how we can best meet your individual schools needs.

  25. ISER School Technology Leaders Stay Connected By: • Subscribing to the ISER School Technology Email Distribution List. As a member you receive the latest “TechnologyBiz” that includes professional learning opportunities, news, research and resources. Email to subscribe. • TUMs • ISER iPad Reference Group Meetings, onsite or via VC • ISER Bugs VCs • Yammer (simply use your TAFE email) • Maang • Facebook

  26. Find all Regional Resources at! ISER Connected Learning Portfolio Wiki ISER iPadWiki ISER BUGS Wiki ISER Corporate Staff Wiki ISER Education Week 2011 Wiki