Conferences, Symposiums and Webinars

2024 Biennial Symposium 

Watch this space for more information soon…

 

2023 Webinar Program  

Program Outline, Dates, Abstracts, Bios – listed below…

 

2023 Biennial National Curriculum Conference 

To view a wide range of 2023 Conference photos, visit the ACSA Facebook page and scroll down to 22-24 June, 2023. Click HERE | Facebook

To find out more about ACSA’s highly successful 2023 Conference held in Brisbane 22-24, 2023, and to explore the dedicated Conference Website click Conference Program.

Webinars

ACSA continues to offer a fantastic range of relevant and engaging professional learning delivered via our webinar medium. 2023 will see over 30 hours of online Professional Learning sessions for educators!

Webinar Program Overview 2023

Download pdf – Webinar Program Outline – updated 17-08-23

Download pdf – Webinar Program – state by state – Terms/Weeks Outline – updated 17-08-23

Keep scrolling below for Webinar Abstracts, Bios and Registration links.

New Members benefit! All Webinars for FREE!

Non-Members $80 / Webinar 

We understand the financial pressures of the current times and want to support our members’ professional journey by offering free webinars for the remainder of 2023.

Identify the Webinar No. in the Program outline above, and search the number in the sections below. Webinars are sorted into the following categories:

  • VIP Series
  • Curriculum – key Considerations
  • Curriculum Leadership
  • Curriculum Conversations
  • Learning Areas

Registration links are OPEN for all Webinars held during July to September 2023.

Click on the boxes below to view Webinar Abstracts, Presenter Bios and Registration links.

VIP Series

VIP | WEBINAR 4 | Professor Martin Westwell - The Purpose for Public Education

VIP | Webinar 4 | The Purpose for Public Education | Wednesday 29 March, 2023 |

Professor Martin Westwell | Chief Executive DfE SA | view bio

Overview:

The world is changing and the future we’re educating young people for will be different from today. Our best schools are the schools that make the biggest difference to the lives of children and young people, supporting them and their society to thrive and prosper. Public education needs to constantly adapt if it is to deliver on this promise.

Professor Martin Westwell has been leading a state-wide conversation about public education, led by student voice and involving industry, parents, staff and stakeholders. These insights are being used to co-create a clear purpose statement for public education in South Australia, a set of principles to guide the work of everyone in public education and agreement on what we are going to hold ourselves responsible for. From this work South Australian public education will define its measures of success. This work is an Australian first.

AITSL Standards addressed

 

VIP | WEBINAR 6 | Professor Donna Cross - Improving Equity and Excellence Through School Leadership, Policy, Practices and Student Wellbeing

VIP | Webinar 6 | Improving equity and excellence through school leadership, policy, practices and student wellbeing

Professor Donna Cross | Chief Behavioural Advisor, NSW | View Bio

Overview:

The gap in educational achievement between advantaged and disadvantaged students is estimated by the OECD to be approximately three school years, with COVID-19 likely increasing this gap.  While schools alone can’t compensate for disadvantage – they can make a significant difference doing what they already do – well.  This presentation will consider how equity-focused leadership, particularly addressing school climate, policies and student wellbeing can better support all students, particularly students experiencing disadvantage. This presentation will review evidence-based leadership practices, processes and systems found to be the most closely associated with positive student academic achievement, behaviour and wellbeing.

AITSL Standards addressed:

Standard 1: Know students and how they learn

Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

Standard 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community~

VIP | WEBINAR 8 | Commissioner Helen Connolly - 21st Century Learning for 21st Century Children

VIP | Webinar 8 | 21st Century Learning for 21st Century Children | Wednesday 3 May, 2023 |

Helen Connolly | Commissioner for Children & Young People | View Bio

Overview:

The commissioner will outline what children and young people have told her about their lives their views on schooling and how they believe it could better meet their diverse abilities aspirations and expectations as a generation born this century. 

AITSL Standards addressed:

 

VIP | WEBINAR 12 | Mark Lamont (World Mosaic) & Stephen Shapiro (CEO, Colorado, USA) - Collaborative Technologies

VIP | Webinar 12 | Collaborative Technologies - Strengthening Communication within Learning Communities | Wednesday 17 May, 2023 |

Mark Lamont (Director, World Mosaic) and Stephen Shapiro (President, SchoolFeed, Colorado, USA) view bio

Overview:

Stephen Shapiro and Mark Lamont will draw on their knowledge and experience in the US and Australia and engage in an interactive discussion with each other and the attendees  focused on the following questions:

  • What types of communications take place between a school, its students, parents, teachers, and the larger community?
  • As a teacher, why do you think these  communications are important ?
  • What role do you play as a teacher in the communications efforts in your school or district?
  • How did communications change during Covid? Have these changes continued in the post Covid era?
  • Are current communications efforts effective?  How can they be improved?

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 7.3 Engage with the parents.

VIP | WEBINAR 23 | Jordana Hunter, Grattan Institute - Curriculum Implementation; Guide for Principals and Curriculum Leaders

VIP | WEBINAR 23 | Curriculum Implementation; Guide for Principals and Curriculum Leaders

Jordana Hunter | Program Director, Education, GRATTAN Institute View Bio

Overview:

A coordinated, whole-school approach to curriculum planning and materials – which carefully sequences teaching of key knowledge and skills – is best. Yet many schools struggle to put to this in place. Two recent Grattan surveys showed that few teachers have access to the high-quality, carefully sequenced curriculum materials they need.

Tackling this challenge will require more support from governments. But school leaders should not wait for governments to act. This session will set out practical steps leaders can take now to establish an effective whole- school approach to curriculum planning that empowers teachers to set their students up for success.

 

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 1.2 Understand how students learn

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

~ 3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs

~ 3.4 Select and use resources

~ 3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

 

VIP | WEBINAR 25 | Dr Jared Cooney Horvath | Principal, LME Global Learning | Trajectory and Transfer of Information

WEBINAR 25 | Learning Trajectory and Transfer of Information

Dr Jared Cooney Horvath | Principal, LME Global Learning | View Bio

Overview:

The Transfer Dilemma

Why are skills and knowledge so difficult to move between different contexts?  During this session, we will dive into the issue of transfer, consider what is required for effective transfer, and discuss what this means for the modern 21st Century Skills movement in education.  Furthermore, we will explore the only truly future-proof skill research has ever found…

AITSL Standards addressed:

1.2 Understand how students learn

3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

VIP | WEBINAR 27 | Professor Vince Geiger - STEM in Education, Critical Mathematical Thinking to Solve Real World Problems

VIP | WEBINAR 27 | Critical Mathematical Thinking to Solve Real World Problems | Wednesday 9 August, 2023 |

Professor Vince Geiger | Research Director, STEM in Education, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane | View Bio

Overview:

Critical Mathematical Thinking (CMT) is the use of mathematical reasoning to address challenging problems in real world contexts, while also reflecting on the ethical, economic, environmental, and social consequences of decisions. As such, CMT is central to addressing both the national and international challenges that define a complex and rapidly changing world. However, while the importance of CMT is broadly accepted, there is little evidence to support that current curriculum and pedagogical responses to this challenge have been effective. In this presentation, Professor Vince Geiger will discuss the challenges and difficulties, but also the benefits and opportunities, for implementing intellectually challenging CMT tasks in classrooms.

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 1.2 Understand how students learn

~ 1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies

~ 3.1 Establish challenging learning goals

~ 3.3 Use teaching strategies

~ 3.4 Select and use resources

~ 3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

~ 5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning

~ 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

~ 6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

~ 6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

VIP | WEBINAR 29 | Professor Geoff Masters - Building a World Class Learning System

VIP | Webinar 29 | Building a World Class Learning System | Wednesday 16 August, 2023 |

Professor Geoff Masters | CEO, Australian Council for Educational Research | View Bio

Overview:

It has become common to seek improved student outcomes through the tighter specification of what teachers should teach and how they should teach it, resulting in detailed curricula, increased government testing, and a search for teaching strategies that all teachers can be encouraged or required to use.

In contrast, I will argue that the challenges of better preparing young people for their future and ensuring that every student learns successfully and achieves their potential require fundamental reforms of the framework within which schools operate. This framework includes the curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements, and credentialling arrangements.

AITSL Standards Addressed:

~ 1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

~ 1.2 Understand how students learn

~ 1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

VIP | WEBINAR 33 | Professor Peter Sullivan - Turning Mathematical Inquiry Experiences into Robust Learning

VIP | Webinar 33 | Turning Mathematical Inquiry Experiences into Robust Learning | Wednesday 30 August, 2023 |

Professor Peter Sullivan | School of Curriculum Teaching & Inclusive Education, Monash University | View Bio

Overview:

Structuring lessons to support a mathematics curriculum that fosters agency, equity and connections – Education is fundamentally about giving students (and teachers) a sense of control. In classrooms we want all students to be doing the thinking and to understand the purpose of the learning. This is best achieved by structuring lessons to prioritise student agency and taking specific actions to give all students access to the learning. This seminar will outline an illustrative lesson structure, summarises the elements and the advantages of those elements, and will offer an example of what such a lesson might look like.

AITSL Standards addressed:

1.2 Understand how students learn

Curriculum - Key Considerations

Inclusive education | Cross Curriculum Priorities | WEBINARS 14, 16, 17, 21, 26, 30, & 35

WEBINAR 14 | Autism Series - Webinar 1 of 2 - Pedagogical approaches to help children with autism thrive | Wednesday 24 May, 2023 |

Professor Beth Saggers | School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) | view bio

Overview:

This webinar will consider from research that included autistic learners perspectives key things that need to be considered to support their learning and the pedagogical approaches implemented in schools to support success.

AITSL Standards addressed:

Professional knowledge 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.6

Professional Practice 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

 

WEBINAR 16 | Autism Series - Webinar 2 of 2 - Pedagogical approaches to help children with autism thrive | Wednesday 31 May, 2023 |

Cathy Drummond | School Principal, Autism Queensland | View Bio

Overview:

Pedagogical practices:

  • Consider the significance of relationships in the teaching – learning process,
  • Should be evidence informed,
  • Are rarely supported by an all or nothing approach,
  • Ensure the individual is part of the class,
  • Are collaborative and involve more than just the teacher, and
  • Is everything a teacher does.

Autism Queensland School’s philosophy is that we believe autistic individuals can be successful learners when provided with evidence-informed, educational adjustments in a differentiated, inclusive, and supportive environment.

AQ School pedagogical practices documented in the AQ schoolwide approach to teaching and learning include a commitment to:

  • implementing the Australian Curriculum with adjustments
  • the provision of interdisciplinary team support
  • a collaborative approach to support optimum outcomes
  • a focus on student wellbeing and engagement
  • cultivating a strengths-based approach; and
  • the implementation of evidence informed practices
  • providing opportunities to apply skills and strategies across learning environments.

The AQ School’s Universal Supports Checklist will be discussed to demonstrate how AQ School pedagogical practices applied within a fully adjusted learning environment may also be applied within other school learning environments to support autistic students to engage with learning.

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

~ 1.6 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

~4.1 Support student participation

~4.4 Maintain student safety

WEBINAR 17 | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures - key changes to Aust Curr V9 | Tuesday 6 June, 2023

Max Lenoy | Curriculum Specialist, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, ACARA | View Bio

Overview:

Educators will be guided by ACARA’s Curriculum Specialist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Max Lenoy to explore the changes and refinements to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cross-Curriculum Priorities content in V 9.0. They will also explore how the implementation of the Organising Ideas can enhance student knowledge and understanding across the Learning Areas.  They will briefly share an outline of a framework to work with local First Nations knowledge custodians.

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.4 Understanding and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

~ 7.4 Engage in professional learning networks and broader communities

WEBINAR 21 - Sustainability and Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia - key changes to Australian Curriculum V 9.0 | Tuesday 18 July, 2023

Rachelle Willington and Simon Collier | Curriculum Specialists, Humanities and Social Sciences / Science, ACARA | View Bio

Overview

Educators will be guided by ACARA’s Curriculum Specialist Science, Simon Collier and Curriculum Specialist HASS, Rachelle Willington to explore the changes and refinements to the cross-curriculum priorities Sustainability and Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia in the Australian Curriculum V 9.0.

AITSL Standards addressed

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

~ 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

WEBINAR 26 - Embedding First Nations People's perspectives in Mathematics | Wednesday 2 August, 2023 |

Note: This is Webinar 1 in a MATHS SERIES - Webinar 26 + Webinar 28 + Webinar 34 | First Webinar by Dr Caty Morris, ATSIMA | View Bio

Overview:

The latest version of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics includes over 90 content elaborations connected to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority. Each elaboration also links to one or more of 9 rich contexts that tell narratives across the year levels and the 6 strands of the maths curriculum. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to each of these rich contexts including Caring for Country/Place, Indigenous Data Sovereignty, and Instructive Games and Toys. Participants will also get the opportunity to engage in a problem-solving task connected to several elaborations and consider local contexts for the classroom.

AITSL Standards addressed:

2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians

1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area     

WEBINAR 30 | Supporting Disengaged Young People - Special Assistance Schools | Tuesday 22 August, 2023

Tracey Taylor | Director, Education Policy View Bio

Overview:

Independent special assistance schools play an important role in removing barriers to education, providing vulnerable young people with safety, hope and the opportunity to complete school. Students enrolling in an Independent special assistance school have usually experienced long-term disengagement from education. With specialised support and passionate educators willing to reduce barriers, these young people can re-engage in learning and determine future pathways for further study or employment. This webinar will cover aspects of Independent Schools Australia’s latest research report and how these schools are working creatively to re-engage students in their education. Several special assistance school principals will join Tracey to share their innovative programs, where nothing is impossible and everything possible

AITSL Standards addressed:

1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds

1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

3.1 Establish challenging learning goals

3.3 Use teaching strategies

4.1 Support student participation

4.3 Manage challenging behaviour

WEBINAR 35 | Restorative Practices Work | Wednesday 6 September, 2023

Adam Voigt | CEO of Real Schools View Bio

Overview:

The restorative practice philosophy aligns well with the goals of almost every educator who works with young people. However, its effective application in schools has been inconsistent. This webinar aims to tackle this issue and highlights the importance of embracing a truly restorative approach for the future of your school.

AITSL Standards addressed:

1.2 Understand how students learn.

3.5 Use effective classroom communication.

4.2 Manage classroom activities.

4.3 Manage challenging behaviour.

7.3 Engage with the parents/carers.

General Capabilities | WEBINAR 19

WEBINAR 19 | General Capabilities | CCT, PSC, EU, IU - key changes to Australian Curriculum v9 | Tuesday 13 June, 2023

Danielle Cavanagh | Curriculum Specialist, General Capabilities and Primary, ACARA | view bio

Overview

Educators will be guided by ACARA’s Curriculum Specialist General Capabilities, Danielle Cavanagh to explore the changes and refinements to the General Capabilities in V 9.0 for both Primary and Secondary year levels. They will examine how the 3 dimensions of the Australian Curriculum work together to support student learning and develop a deeper understanding of the connections between the General Capabilities and the learning areas.

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

 ~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

Assessment | WEBINAR 32 | Communicating Student Learning Progress

WEBINAR 32 - Communicating Student Learning Progress: Ideas for reshaping policy and practice | Tuesday 29 August |

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth | Principal Research Fellow, Education Policy and Practice, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) view bio

Overview:

How effective are student reporting processes used in schools? Are they aligned with teaching and learning practices? Do they provide quality information about student learning? A few years ago, we undertook a project that investigated national research, policies and practices related to the ways schools communicate student learning to explore questions like these.

Our aim was to provide an evidence-base for effective reporting processes. We collected information from a range of sources and stakeholders, and our findings prompted important questions about the purpose and form of student reports as well as school processes for communicating student learning progress.

This webinar will revisit the main findings and recommendations of the project, explore how these can usefully inform and improve reporting processes, and point to future research that has the potential to reshape student reporting policy and practice.

AITSL Standards addressed:~ 5.1 Assess student learning
~ 5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning
~ 5.5 Report on student achievement

Well being | WEBINAR 24 | Child Protection Education

WEBINAR 24 - Enriching the delivery of Child Protection Education | Wednesday 26 July, 2023 |

Linda Woolcock | Manager, Child Protection Curriculum | view bio

Overview

All children have the right be safe!

Child protection education empowers children and young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding about their right to be safe, to recognise abuse and unsafe situations, to apply strategies to be safe, and to seek support and report.

This presentation will provide the rationale for child protection education; information about the key components (structures, curriculum, and impact); and the importance of whole site approaches and building teacher capacity. An overview of the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum will be provided and the ongoing work with educators from Australia and international schools.

AITSL Standards addressed

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

2.2 Content selection and organisation

3.3 Use teaching strategies

3.4 Select and use resources

4.1 Support student participation

4.4 Maintain student safety

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

 

Restorative Practices | WEBINAR 35 |

WEBINAR 35 | Restorative Practices Work |

Mr Adam Voigt | CEO of Real Schools view bio

Overview

The restorative practice philosophy aligns well with the goals of almost every educator who works with young people. However, its effective application in schools has been inconsistent. This webinar aims to tackle this issue and highlights the importance of embracing a truly restorative approach for the future of your school.

AITSL Standards addressed

1.2 Understand how students learn.

3.5 Use effective classroom communication.

4.2 Manage classroom activities.

4.3 Manage challenging behaviour.

7.3 Engage with the parents/carers.

Curriculum Leadership

Curriculum Change and Opportunities | WEBINAR 28

WEBINAR 28 | Leading Through Spirals of Inquiry | WEBINAR CANCELLED

Dr Judy Halbert and Dr Linda Kaser | Co-directors of the Networks of Inquiry and Indigenous Education (NOIIE) and leaders of the Transformative Educational Leadership Program at UBC View Bio

Overview

Brief summary of webinar yet to come.

AITSL Standards addressed

Evidence based curriculum reform | WEBINAR 29

See VIP Webinar 29 | Building a World Class Learning System

Professor Geoff Masters | CEO at ACER view bio

Overview:

It has become common to seek improved student outcomes through the tighter specification of what teachers should teach and how they should teach it, resulting in detailed curricula, increased government testing, and a search for teaching strategies that all teachers can be encouraged or required to use.

In contrast, I will argue that the challenges of better preparing young people for their future and ensuring that every student learns successfully and achieves their potential require fundamental reforms of the framework within which schools operate. This framework includes the curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements, and credentialling arrangements.

AITSL Standards Addressed:

1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

1.2 Understand how students learn

1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities ~

Teacher Retention Series | WEBINAR 34

Teacher Retention | Key practices to improve Student Success & Teacher Retention–Transforming Teaching, Learning & Leading | WEBINAR 34

Professor John Fischetti | Pro Vice-Chancellor, Uni of Newcastle | view bio

Overview:

The design of schools is broken, and the teacher shortage is exposing the potential dangers lurking of BOA for not only education but for study.

Schools cannot be places young people go to watch their teachers work.

This session will discuss the amazing future of Australia’s regions and the growing potential to lead the world in health, tourism, green energy and lifelong learning. But are we ready? Is the greatest issue we face as a society and as a profession undereducation of our children and ourselves?

AITSL Standards Addressed:

3.1 Establish challenging learning goals

3.7 Engage parents/carers in the educative process

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

Curriculum Leadership | WEBINAR 6, 23, 29, 37

See VIP WEBINAR 6 - Improving Equity and Excellence Through School Leadership, Policy, Practices and Student Wellbeing

Professor Donna Cross | NSW Chief Behavioural Advisor | view bio

Overview:

The gap in educational achievement between advantaged and disadvantaged students is estimated by the OECD to be approximately three school years, with COVID-19 likely increasing this gap.  While schools alone can’t compensate for disadvantage – they can make a significant difference doing what they already do – well.  This presentation will consider how equity-focused leadership, particularly addressing school climate, policies and student wellbeing can better support all students, particularly students experiencing disadvantage. This presentation will review evidence-based leadership practices, processes and systems found to be the most closely associated with positive student academic achievement, behaviour and wellbeing.

AITSL Standards addressed:

Standard 1: Know students and how they learn

Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

Standard 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community~

See VIP WEBINAR 23 - Curriculum Implementation; Guide for Principals and Curriculum Leaders

Jordana Hunter | Director, Education Program | Grattan Institute | view bio

Overview:

A coordinated, whole-school approach to curriculum planning and materials – which carefully sequences teaching of key knowledge and skills – is best. Yet many schools struggle to put to this in place. Two recent Grattan surveys showed that few teachers have access to the high-quality, carefully sequenced curriculum materials they need.

Tackling this challenge will require more support from governments. But school leaders should not wait for governments to act. This session will set out practical steps leaders can take now to establish an effective whole- school approach to curriculum planning that empowers teachers to set their students up for success.

 

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 1.2 Understand how students learn

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

~ 3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs

~ 3.4 Select and use resources

~ 3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

 

See VIP Webinar 29 - Building a World Class Learning System

Professor Geoff Masters | CEO, ACER | view bio

It has become common to seek improved student outcomes through the tighter specification of what teachers should teach and how they should teach it, resulting in detailed curricula, increased government testing, and a search for teaching strategies that all teachers can be encouraged or required to use.

In contrast, I will argue that the challenges of better preparing young people for their future and ensuring that every student learns successfully and achieves their potential require fundamental reforms of the framework within which schools operate. This framework includes the curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements, and credentialling arrangements.

AITSL Standards Addressed:

1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

1.2 Understand how students learn

1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities ~

Webinar 37 - Educating for Global Competence - Global Competence Framework - CANCELLED

Jacinta Webb & Meredene Hill (DEi), Dr Karena Menzie-Ballantyne CQU, Chantelle Kohn, The Change Collab | Wednesday 13 September, 2023 View Bio

Middle Leadership | Supporting Early Career Teachers | WEBINAR 22

WEBINAR 22 | Curriculum Leadership for New and Aspiring Leaders | Wednesday 19 July, 2023 |

Liz Benson | Director and Coach, Pivotal Leadership; Executive Officer, Adolescent Success | view bio

Overview

You know that leading curriculum in schools involves more than knowing the curriculum. In this session we will explore your leadership practice and how you can amplify your leadership strengths to lead your team to create learning environments where all children thrive. Specifically, we’ll look at leadership strategies that will help you with the challenges of leading from the middle, including:

  • Unpacking the complexities of curriculum leadership and why it’s more than knowing the curriculum.
  • Identifying your strengths as a curriculum leader, and devise an action plan your leadership development.
  • Exploring The 5 Dimensions of Trust and how you can tap into these to influence and lead curriculum improvement (including implementing V9 of the Australian Curriculum).

 

This session will suit primary and secondary curriculum leaders who wish to be reenergised and inspired.

AITSL Standards addressed

Curriculum Conversations

Strengthening Learning Communities | WEBINAR 18

WEBINAR 18 - Design Great Learning: Renegotiating Learning in a Hybrid World | Wednesday 7 June, 2023

Summer Howarth | Founder, Learning Designer, The Eventful Learning Co. | view bio

Overview:

How do we ensure that we renegotiate learning in a hybrid world based upon an authentic purpose, which has learner agency at its core, and which is reflective of the complexities of learning, while avoiding being overly complicated? If we are to thrive globally as humans, education is a key part of that. Hybrid learning is not about assimilating all communities and individuals into one way of ‘doing’ education, but rather much more about creating systems that allow for equity, autonomy, personalisation, agency and joy in learning growth.

AITSL Standards addressed:

~1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

~3.4 Select and use resources
~4.1 Support student participation

Student Voice & Agency | WEBINAR 8 | 21st Century for 21st Century children

See VIP WEBINAR 8 - 21st Century for 21st Century children

Helen Connolly, Commissioner of Children and Young People, SA | view bio

Overview:

The commissioner will outline what children and young people have told her about their lives their views on schooling and how they believe it could better meet their diverse abilities aspirations and expectations as a generation born this century. 

AITSL Standards addressed:

 

Innovative education strategies | Flexible Learning | WEBINAR 2 & 10

WEBINAR 2 - Adolescent Success in the Middle Years | Wednesday 15 March, 2023 |

Liz Benson | Executive Officer, Adolescent Success; Director and Coach, Pivotal Leadership | view bio

Overview: 

Teaching and Learning in the middle years of schooling (grades 5-9) has unique challenges. In this conversation we’ll explore the Adolescent Success Position Paper and how you can use the concepts to cultivate a middle schooling learning environment that creates thriving students and teachers. This session will suit leaders and teachers in the middle years.

AITSL Standards addressed

1. Know students and how they learn

4. Create and maintain supportive learning environments

WEBINAR 10 - Nature Play - Maximizing the benefits of play to enrich Culture and Space Development | Wednesday 10 May, 2023 |

Jason Tyndall | General Manager, Nature Play SA | View Bio

Overview:

Nature play is often a term used in the context of free play. As a result is can be undervalued or simply seen as a revitalised playground with natural elements. This presentation will explore the depth of what nature play really is. From wellbeing and curiosity to supporting dispositions and an atmosphere enriched by outdoor learning.

AITSL Standards addressed:

1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

3.3 Use teaching strategies

3.5 Use effective classroom communication

3.7 Engage parents / carers in the educative process

4.2 Manage classroom activities

6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) | WEBINAR 31 |

WEBINAR 31 - Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) – Insights into the teaching profession | Wednesday 23 August, 2023 |

Amanda Stevenson | AITSL Director, Evidence and Impact | view bio

Overview:

Amanda Stevenson (AITSL) will be presenting on the Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD), an ATWD Teacher Survey, which offers an opportunity for every teacher to share their story and insights into the teaching profession. The ATWD Teacher Survey is the largest survey of the teacher workforce in Australia.

AITSL Standards:

The ATWD Initiative does not directly relate to one standard but is focused on supporting the profession through creating an understanding of the teacher workforce and workforce experiences.

Learning Areas

English & Literacy | WEBINAR 1

WEBINAR 1 | English/Literacy - key changes to the Australian Curriculum Version 9 | Tues 14 March 2023 |

Denise Roberts, Curriculum Specialist, English, ACARA | view bio

Overview

Educators will be guided by ACARA’s Curriculum Specialist English, Denise Roberts to explore the changes and refinements to English curriculum content in V 9.0. Key version 9 changes will be identified for both Primary and Secondary year levels. They will examine how the 3 dimensions of the Australian Curriculum work together to support student learning and develop a deeper understanding of the connections between the General Capabilities and the learning areas.

AITSL Standards addressed

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

~ 2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies

Mathematics & Numeracy | WEBINAR 5, 26, 27, 33

WEBINAR 5 | Mathematics/Numeracy - key changes to Australian Curriculum Version 9 | Tuesday 4 April, 2023 |

Rachael Whitney-Smith, Curriculum Specialist, Mathematics, ACARA | view bio

Overview

Brief summary of webinar yet to come.

AITSL Standards addressed

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

~ 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

WEBINAR 26 | Three part Maths Series | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the mathematics curriculum: an introduction to rich contexts or teaching/learning

Dr Caty Morris | Wednesday 2nd August 2023 view bio

Overview:

The latest version of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics includes over 90 content elaborations connected to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority. Each elaboration also links to one or more of 9 rich contexts that tell narratives across the year levels and the 6 strands of the maths curriculum. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to each of these rich contexts including Caring for Country/Place, Indigenous Data Sovereignty, and Instructive Games and Toys. Participants will also get the opportunity to engage in a problem-solving task connected to several elaborations and consider local contexts for the classroom.

AITSL Standards:

2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians

1.4 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area     

VIP WEBINAR 27 | Three part Maths Series - STEM in Education, Critical Mathematical Thinking to Solve Real World Problems

Dr Vince Gieger | Research Director at ACU View Bio

Overview:

Critical Mathematical Thinking (CMT) is the use of mathematical reasoning to address challenging problems in real world contexts, while also reflecting on the ethical, economic, environmental, and social consequences of decisions. As such, CMT is central to addressing both the national and international challenges that define a complex and rapidly changing world. However, while the importance of CMT is broadly accepted, there is little evidence to support that current curriculum and pedagogical responses to this challenge have been effective. In this presentation, Professor Vince Geiger will discuss the challenges and difficulties, but also the benefits and opportunities, for implementing intellectually challenging CMT tasks in classrooms.

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 1.2 Understand how students learn

~ 1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies

~ 3.1 Establish challenging learning goals

~ 3.3 Use teaching strategies

~ 3.4 Select and use resources

~ 3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

~ 5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning

~ 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

~ 6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

~ 6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

VIP WEBINAR 33 | Three part Maths Series - Turning Mathematical Inquiry Experiences into Robust Learning

Professor Peter Sullivan | Monash University view bio

Overview:

Structuring lessons to support a mathematics curriculum that fosters agency, equity and connections – Education is fundamentally about giving students (and teachers) a sense of control. In classrooms we want all students to be doing the thinking and to understand the purpose of the learning. This is best achieved by structuring lessons to prioritise student agency and taking specific actions to give all students access to the learning. This seminar will outline an illustrative lesson structure, summarises the elements and the advantages of those elements, and will offer an example of what such a lesson might look like.

AITSL Standards addressed:

1.2 Understand how students learn

The Arts | HASS | WEBINAR 7, 9, & 20

WEBINAR 7 | HASS - key changes to Australian Curriculum V9 | Tuesday 2 May, 2023 |

Rachelle Willington, Curriculum Specialist, HASS, ACARA | view bio

Overview:

Educators will be guided by ACARA’s Curriculum Specialist HASS, Rachelle Willington to explore the changes and refinements to HASS curriculum content in the Australian Curriculum V 9.0. Key changes will be identified for both Primary and Secondary year levels. They will explore specific changes within each of the five HASS subjects: HASS F-6, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History.

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

~ 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

WEBINAR 9 | The Arts - key changes to Australian Curriculum V9

Jane Polley, Curriculum Specialist, The Arts, ACARA | Tuesday 9 May, 2023 view bio

Overview

Educators will be guided by ACARA’s Curriculum Specialist, The Arts Jane Polley to explore changes and refinements to The Arts curriculum content in V 9.0. Key changes will be identified for both Primary and secondary year levels. Participants will explore the new four-strand structure and examine how an authentic inclusion of First Nations content is expressed through the Exploring and responding strand.

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

~ 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

WEBINAR 20 | HASS | Being and Becoming Global Citizens: Measuring Progress toward UN SDG 4.7

Rachel Parker | Senior Research Fellow | ACER | View Bio

Overview:

For the past six months, ACER has been working with UNESCO’s Asia Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding on a collaboration to measure progress toward the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 in the Asia Pacific Region. Almost 100 teachers from Australia, South Korea and the Philippines participated in research that found a range of understandings, enactments, enablers, and barriers to fostering global citizenship in schools. These findings informed a framework to measure global citizenship for teachers, schools, and systems. The research proposes a holistic approach to measuring a holistic construct like global citizenship that is useful for all stakeholders to locate and improve their global citizenship practice.

AITSL Standards addressed:

This study cuts across all AITSL professional standards.

Science | Tech | HPE | Languages | WEBINAR 3, 11, 13, 15

WEBINAR 3 | Science - key changes to the Australian Curriculum Version 9 | Tuesday 28 March, 2023 |

Simon Collier, Curriculum Specialist, Science, ACARA | View Bio

Overview

Educators will be guided by ACARA’s Curriculum Specialist Science, Simon Collier to explore the changes and refinements to Science curriculum content in V 9.0 for both Primary and Secondary year levels. They will also explore the intent and structure of the Australian Curriculum: Science and the interrelationship between strands and sub-strands.

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

~ 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

WEBINAR 11 | Technologies / Digital Literacy, key changes to Australian Curriculum Version 9 | Tuesday 16 May

Melanie Hughes, Curriculum Specialist, Technologies / Digital Literacy, ACARA | view bio

Overview:

Educators will be guided by ACARA’s Curriculum Specialist Technologies, Melanie Hughes to explore the changes and refinements to the Technologies curriculum content in V 9.0. Key changes will be identified for both Primary and Secondary year levels. They will also explore the general capability Digital Literacy, examine the intent of the learning continuum and understand how it can be used to support digital literacy development across the curriculum.

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

~ 2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

~ 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

WEBINAR 13 | Languages - key changes to the Australian Curriculum Version 9 | Tuesday 23 May, 2023

Alison von Dietze, Curriculum Specialist, languages, ACARA | view bio

Overview:

Brief summary of webinar yet to come.

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

~ 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

WEBINAR 15 | Health and Physical Education - Key changes to Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0 | Tuesday 30 May, 2023

Matt Ryans, Curriculum Specialist, HPE, ACARA view bio

Overview:

Educators will be guided by ACARA’s Curriculum Specialist Health and Physical Education, Stuart Burns to explore the changes and refinements to Health and Physical Education curriculum content in V 9.0. Key changes will be identified for both Primary and Secondary year levels. They will also explore changes and refinements to HPE curriculum content that address mental health and consent. They will discuss how these changes support students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours that relate to wellbeing and respectful relationships.

AITSL Standards addressed:

~ 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

~ 2.2 Content selection and organisation

~ 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

~ 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Time and Duration

ACSA webinars are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings beginning 7:00pm AEDT/AEST (6:30pm CST) and are one hour in duration.

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Why engage with Webinars?

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Don’t miss the chance to hear leading presenters offering their insights on a range of fascinating curriculum topics. The webinars are interactive – participants can pose questions for the presenter/s, view videos and websites that the presenters refer to, and respond to poll questions put to the group. Following the webinar, participants receive a recording of the entire event for their own use or for sharing with colleagues – the recordings can be an excellent discussion vehicle for staff development.

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