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Inside Teaching : April 2010
www.atra.edu.au | firstname.lastname@example.org DIARY 49 1 MAY Peer Support Program Implementation workshops Available throughout the year and repeated each month, these workshops help teachers to initiate a whole-school approach to the creation of a positive school culture in primary or secondary schools. Scheduled workshops all states, plus in SA and Victoria by negotiation. phone 02 9905 3499 email email@example.com website www.peersupport.edu.au 1-30 MAY Back to School Month The Education Foundation Australia’s Back to School program now operates across the whole month of May, so you can decide exactly when your former students come Back to School to inspire current students. phone 03 9650 4277 email firstname.lastname@example.org website www.backtoschool.org.au 5 MAY Excelling in Your First Years of Teaching For teachers in their first three years, this practical professional learning day hosted by the ACER Institute focuses on giving beginning teachers the tools and skills to successfully navigate the world of teaching. Repeated on 30 August. place ACER, Melbourne contact Margaret Taylor email email@example.com phone 03 9277 5403 website www.acer.edu.au/1/index.php/seminar/ Excelling-in-Your-First-Years-of-Teaching 11-13 MAY NAPLAN The National Literacy and Numeracy tests for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 in all states and territories. website www.naplan.edu.au 15-18 MAY Classroom Strategies that Work: Closing the achievement gap Hawker Brownlow Education 7th annual thinking and learning conference This conference brings to Australia internationally renowned authors and presenters David Sousa, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Ruby Payne, Jay McTighe, Gayle Gregory, Jan Chappuis, Patti Drapeau, Lane Clark and Sue Pressler. The conference is highly interactive and is designed for all teachers K-12 and educational leaders. place Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne phone 03 8558 2444 email firstname.lastname@example.org website www.hbe.com.au 21 MAY Children, Young People and Privacy Conference Hosted by Privacy Victoria – Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner. When does a student have privacy rights? What does the law say about who can know what about students? What can be done to help students thrive in the cyber age, while protecting their personal information? Find out at this event, sponsored by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. place Crown Promenade Hotel, Melbourne phone 1300 666 444 email email@example.com website www.privacy.vic.gov.au 24 MAY Small Schools, Big Issues: the challenges of leading learning in small, rural and remote schools place The University Club of Western Australia, Perth contact Margaret Taylor email firstname.lastname@example.org phone 03 9277 5403 website www.acerinstitute.edu.au/smallschools 25-28 MAY Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2010 This biennial conference focuses specifically on technologies designed to advance independent achievement for students with disabilities, complex communication needs or literacy difficulties. place Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Queensland contact Eliza Bale email email@example.com website www.spectronicsinoz.com/conference 7 JUNE The 2010 ATOM awards The awards of the Australian Teachers of Media provide a fantastic opportunity for students to show off their work and be recognised by their peers. Closing date for entries is 7 June. website www.atomawards.org 16 JUNE Big Notes: Music inspiring change, change inspiring music Big Notes features some of Australia’s best musicians who have been influenced by social, personal or social change, as shown through their work or life story, and is a journey for middle years students into the significance of music, from music history into contemporary performance. Hosted by writer, hip hop artist and social innovator Candy Bowers, with Kutcha Edwards, Dan Sultan, Banawurun, Pez – featuring Hailey Cramer and MC Momo – p lus the Mista Savona house band and support from The Rustys. place The Arts Centre, Hamer Hall, Melbourne phone 1300 182 183 website www.theartscentre.com.au/education 6 AUGUST Jeans for Genes Day By donating a gold coin on Jeans for Genes Day, your students can support the Children’s Medical Research Institute to unravel the mysteries of childhood diseases. contact Nickie Flambouras phone 1800 GENIES (436 437) website www.jeansforgenes.org.au 15-17 AUGUST Teaching Mathematics? Make it count The research conference of the Australian Council for Educational Research will focus on mathematics teaching, drawing together research-based knowledge about the effective teaching and learning of mathematics. place Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne contact Margaret Taylor email firstname.lastname@example.org phone 03 9277 5403 website www.acer.edu.au/research_conferences Diary