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CRTPD Courses

Regional in person event

Jul 01, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Wellbeing, behavior & practical resources - Bairnsdale

Classroom and behaviour management,
Staff and student wellbeing

Description:
Learn some practical strategies to support your teaching practice in this full day, in-person mini- conference. During the day, your presenter will outline the importance of teacher and student wellbeing as the underpinning quality that creates a sense of community, positive behaviour building and ultimately academic growth. Your presenter will demonstrate how to build a positive learning space, understand and address challenging behaviours and access quick, fun curriculum-based lessons to engage learners. Having strategies in wellbeing, behaviour management and access to practical curriculum resources will assist your student’s academic achievement and your confidence teaching in any classroom.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 6 hours

Presenter: Megan Corcoran

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 01, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Coding, Technology and BOTs - Abbotsford

Technology and the Classroom (ICT)

Description:
In today's digital age, digital literacy is a vital skill for success in virtually any field. By utilising coding, digital technologies and robotics in the classroom, you're equipping students with the tools they need to thrive in an increasingly tech-driven world. During this full day in-person workshop, teachers will be introduced to several easy to learn robotics platforms, how to code them, and unpacking the impact of new technologies in education (including some discussion around the use of AI). With hands-on coding activities and some very personable robots, you'll capture your students' imaginations and ignite their passion for learning.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.6.2 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • 3.4.2 Select and use resources
  • 4.5.2 Use ICT safely responsibly and ethically

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Allen Dickson

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 02, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Creating a calm and positive classroom environment - Morwell

Classroom teaching strategies,
Classroom management

Description:
Studies show that students thrive in environments where they feel safe, supported, and valued. During this full day in-person workshop, presenters will unpack establishing clear classroom expectations, routines and rituals, practising mindfulness, encouraging positive interactions through engagement strategies and celebrating growth. Reduced stress levels and increased feelings of security empower students to engage in constructive behaviours, fostering a harmonious learning environment. A calm and positive classroom is what every teacher needs to create a happy and successful working environment for themselves and their students.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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TeachMeet in-person including participant discussions

Jul 02, 2024 | 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Activities to promote engagement at the start of a lesson

Classroom teaching strategies

Description:
Gaining student attention is important at the start of the lesson to set the tone for the rest of the session. It can be a challenge when there is no prior rapport with the students. This session will provide an opportunity to look at how to encourage engagement quickly and effectively. There will be opportunities to hear from other colleagues and share your own great ideas. Bring along your favourite lesson starters to share. By the end of this session everyone will have a great range of ideas to take into the next teaching session.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.2.2 Manage learning and teaching activities

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 03, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Insights into IT - Lilydale

Technology and the Classroom (ICT)

Description:
Advances in IT can bring huge benefits to education and student access and engagement. However understanding these advances and how to effectively utilise them can be challenging to keep up with. As IT changes rapidly, teachers also need to develop confidence and skills in managing the ever-changing digital classroom. Access to technology isn't always guaranteed when working as a CRT but when it is accessible then having a broad understanding of how the technology can be used is essential. This in- person workshop takes you beyond the general discussion of what a digital classroom is and focuses on possibilities provided by technology. Insights into IT, will offer a range of ideas aimed at creating increased student participation, increased student voice, and a helpful approach to managing classroom administration. During this session, the presenter will cover some practical considerations for trouble shooting issues and explore the potential benefits of school Learning Management Systems such as Compass/Canvas. The presenter will also be demonstrating useful classroom-based activities utilising tools that can be accessed through Google Suite or microsoft online. The techniques involved can be implemented by CRTs on short term placements but are also valuable for those seeking longer term roles in schools.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.6.2 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • 3.4.2 Select and use resources
  • 4.5.2 Use ICT safely responsibly and ethically

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Abbey Boyer

This course will give you credit towards the CRTPD IT Insights badge.

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 04, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Insights into IT - Mornington

Technology and the Classroom (ICT)

Description:
Advances in IT can bring huge benefits to education and student access and engagement. However understanding these advances and how to effectively utilise them can be challenging to keep up with. As IT changes rapidly, teachers also need to develop confidence and skills in managing the ever-changing digital classroom. Access to technology isn't always guaranteed when working as a CRT but when it is accessible then having a broad understanding of how the technology can be used is essential. This in- person workshop takes you beyond the general discussion of what a digital classroom is and focuses on possibilities provided by technology. Insights into IT, will offer a range of ideas aimed at creating increased student participation, increased student voice, and a helpful approach to managing classroom administration. During this session, the presenter will cover some practical considerations for trouble shooting issues and explore the potential benefits of school Learning Management Systems such as Compass/Canvas. The presenter will also be demonstrating useful classroom-based activities utilising tools that can be accessed through Google Suite or microsoft online. The techniques involved can be implemented by CRTs on short term placements but are also valuable for those seeking longer term roles in schools.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.6.2 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • 3.4.2 Select and use resources
  • 4.5.2 Use ICT safely responsibly and ethically

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Abbey Boyer

This course will give you credit towards the CRTPD IT Insights badge.

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 05, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Induction to Victorian schools - South Morang

The profession of teaching

Description:
If you are new to Victorian schools, this full day in-person workshop is for you. During this workshop, the presenter will unpack the Victorian school system and its culture. Experts in the field will investigate the Victorian Teaching and Learning model and its High Impact Teaching approach to promote Victorian children to be lifelong learners. Amongst other skills, teachers will learn how Victorian schools set goals, structure lessons, and explicitly teach. As learning and wellbeing are paramount in the discussion for this day, presenters will also be guiding teachers through the Victorian Framework for Improving Student Outcomes which ensures that teachers build positive learning environments. Teachers will also walk away with helpful advice on understanding the models of employment in Victorian schools and the Victorian Institute of Teaching’s professional requirements and registration.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.3.2 Curriculum assessment and reporting
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: David Innes

This course will give you credit towards the CRTPD Victorian School Induction badge.

 

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Whole day online session

Jul 08, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM

Learning Diversity and inclusive practices

Inclusive practice and individual learning plans

Description:
Students have a range of different learning needs no matter what type of setting they are in. Whether they are progressing at different rates with the curriculum or they have additional needs, each student should have the opportunity to engage in classroom learning. Casual Relief Teachers have a unique challenge where the needs of students are not always obvious immediately but there is still an expectation that adaptations can be made to cater for their needs. This session aims to explore different strategies to ensure that all students can engage with learning in meaningful ways that support their needs. This will include making reasonable adjustments to the work being undertaken in the classroom, looking at how differentiation can provide opportunities for more engagement and identifying ways that students can extend beyond the task to engage with their own learning goals. Rich activities will allow multiple ways to engage with curriculum and allow students to increase their engagement with the topics. Additionally this provides a much more flexible approach for work as a casual relief teacher so that preparations and adaptations can be made as quickly as possible. Join this session to gain practical examples of how these ideas can be put into practice.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities
  • 2.2.2 Content selection and organisation

Course Length: 5 hours

Presenter: Allen Dickson

This course will give you credit towards the CRTPD Learning Diversity badge.

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 08, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

From Graduation to CRT - South Melbourne

The profession of teaching

Description:
So, you have decided to become a Casual Relief Teacher. What next? There are many reasons to work as a Casual Relief Teacher. You may have recently graduated and are weighing up your options, be returning from a period of leave, have recently retired and still want to stay connected to teaching, or the work pattern fits better with your work/life balance. Just as there is no single way to be a casual relief teacher, there is no single way to get started. Once you have made the decision to work as a CRT you need to gain work. Once you gain work then having a successful day will depend on the school and students you work with. This session will explore knowing how to manage your day as a CRT, lesson structures that work for any subject and year level, behaviour management tips, building rapport with children and strategies to gain work. Whether you are a new or experienced teacher this session will a wealth of practical ideas that will help you achieve your best in the work you undertake.

Standards addressed:

  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners
  • 6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Jeanene Booth

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 09, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Creating a calm and positive classroom environment - Geelong

Classroom teaching strategies,
Classroom management

Description:
Studies show that students thrive in environments where they feel safe, supported, and valued. During this full day in-person workshop, presenters will unpack establishing clear classroom expectations, routines and rituals, practising mindfulness, encouraging positive interactions through engagement strategies and celebrating growth. Reduced stress levels and increased feelings of security empower students to engage in constructive behaviours, fostering a harmonious learning environment. A calm and positive classroom is what every teacher needs to create a happy and successful working environment for themselves and their students.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 10, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Creating a calm and positive classroom environment -Ballarat

Classroom teaching strategies,
Classroom management

Description:
Studies show that students thrive in environments where they feel safe, supported, and valued. During this full day in-person workshop, presenters will unpack establishing clear classroom expectations, routines and rituals, practising mindfulness, encouraging positive interactions through engagement strategies and celebrating growth. Reduced stress levels and increased feelings of security empower students to engage in constructive behaviours, fostering a harmonious learning environment. A calm and positive classroom is what every teacher needs to create a happy and successful working environment for themselves and their students.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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TeachMeet in-person including participant discussions

Jul 10, 2024 | 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Responding to student trauma and anxiety – Ballarat

Student wellbeing

Description:
Understanding the causes of trauma and the effects of trauma is necessary to put strategies in place to cater for student needs. Once you understand the topic then the next step is to identify practices and activities that will help adapt your teaching style and expectations. This session will provide an opportunity to discuss scenarios and strategies for how to effectively respond to issues when we are made aware of them. This session will provide an opportunity to hear from your colleagues and share your own ideas and stories for situations that you have faced. By the end of the session you will be able to identify how you may support students and colleagues in dealing with the challenges presented.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 11, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Wellbeing, behaviour & practical resources - Horsham

Classroom and behaviour management,
Staff and student wellbeing

Description:
Learn some practical strategies to support your teaching practice in this full day, in-person mini- conference. During the day, your presenter will outline the importance of teacher and student wellbeing as the underpinning quality that creates a sense of community, positive behaviour building and ultimately academic growth. Your presenter will demonstrate how to build a positive learning space, understand and address challenging behaviours and access quick, fun curriculum-based lessons to engage learners. Having strategies in wellbeing, behaviour management and access to practical curriculum resources will assist your students' academic achievement and your confidence teaching in any classroom.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 6 hours

Presenter: Megan Corcoran

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 12, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Wellbeing, behaviour & practical resources - Warrnambool

Classroom and behaviour management,
Staff and student wellbeing

Description:
Learn some practical strategies to support your teaching practice in this full day, in-person mini conference. During the day, your presenter will outline the importance of teacher and student wellbeing as the underpinning quality that creates a sense of community, positive behaviour building and ultimately academic growth. Your presenter will demonstrate how to build a positive learning space, understand and address challenging behaviours and access quick, fun curriculum-based lessons to engage learners. Having strategies in wellbeing, behaviour management and access to practical curriculum resources will assist your students' academic achievement and your confidence teaching in any classroom.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 6 hours

Presenter: Megan Corcoran

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jul 17, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

LGBTIQA+ Inclusion in Schools

Inclusive practice and individual learning plans

Description:
Teachers and educators play an important role in creating a safe and inclusive environment for students in contemporary classrooms. This session is designed to support teachers and educators to expand their own knowledge about LGBTIQA+ inclusion. This will be a general information session that will include breaking down the LGBTIQA+ acronym, experiences of LGBTIQA+ students, and a school’s legal obligations. There will be a practical focus on what teachers and educators can do to support LGBTIQA+ students in schools and how teachers and educators can promote a culture of safety and inclusion.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.4.2 Maintain safety of learners

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Department of Education and Training

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jul 17, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Building Positive Behaviours

Classroom and behaviour management

Description:
Learning is more effective when students are in a supportive environment. This session is designed to equip Casual Relief Teachers with strategies to foster an engaging classroom environment where participants will explore positive behaviour management techniques, and supportive learning strategies. CRTs will develop a comprehensive toolkit to effectively address behavioural challenges and nurture a supportive learning space to create a culture of respect and co-operation.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners
  • 4.2.2 Manage learning and teaching activities

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Antoinette Masiero

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jul 24, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Understanding Individual Learning Plans and Responsibilities

Inclusive practice and individual learning plans

Description:
This 90 minute webinar is designed for Casual Relief Teachers seeking to deepen their understanding of ILPs and their pivotal role in fostering inclusive and supportive learning environments. The presenter will explore the fundamental concepts of ILPs, including their purpose, components, and effective implementation strategies. Through  practical examples, participants will gain valuable insights into crafting personalized ILPs that address the unique needs and aspirations of each learner. Moreover, the webinar will delve into the responsibilities of educators in facilitating the development, monitoring, and review of ILPs. Enhance your collaborative approaches to working with students, parents, and colleagues to support your students’ learning needs. Our expert presenter will also share a wealth of resources and supportive practices aimed at empowering you in the ILP process. Register now to increase your understanding of ILPs and contribute to the success of every learner.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.3.2 Learners with diverse linguistic cultural religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • 1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Belinda Webb

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jul 24, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Using the DET Literacy Toolkit – Primary Focus

Primary literacy

Description:
The Department of Education's comprehensive literacy toolkit is designed to support educators across Early Childhood, Primary, and Secondary Education. During this session, our presenter will outline strategies, activities, and resources embedded within the DET literacy toolkit, tailored to empower CRTs in their teaching. Whether you're stepping into a classroom for the day or navigating a long-term placement, this webinar will equip you with the necessary tools to effectively engage students in literacy learning. Discover practical approaches to enhance literacy instruction, explore engaging activities to foster a love for reading and writing, and access a plethora of resources to cater to diverse learning needs. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your toolkit and enrich your teaching practice.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area(s)
  • 2.5.2 Literacy and numeracy strategies

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Antoinette Masiero

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jul 25, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Child Safety Standards for Victorian Schools

Student wellbeing

Description:
In this one-hour webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the Child Safety Standards mandated for Victorian schools. The presenter will discuss essential topics outlined by the Victorian Department of Education, providing teachers and administrators with practical insights into ensuring the safety and well-being of children in educational environments. Drawing from the official guidelines outlined by the Victorian Government, attendees will explore key components such as creating a child-safe culture, implementing policies and procedures, screening and training staff, empowering children, and responding effectively to incidents of harm or abuse. Through reference to on-line resources, participants will learn how to identify potential risks, establish clear protocols, and foster an environment where every child feels safe, respected, and valued. By the end of the session, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to uphold the highest standards of child safety within their schools, aligning with legislative requirements and best practices. Join us to ensure that every child in Victoria receives the protection and care they deserve.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.4.2 Maintain safety of learners

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Mick Butler

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jul 31, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Techniques to Support Struggling Readers - Primary

Primary literacy

Description:
Reading is a fundamental skill for any student to use across the curriculum. In this 90-minute webinar tailored for Casual Relief Teachers, we investigate effective techniques to support primary students who are facing challenges in reading. Whether grappling with decoding, comprehension, or motivation, CRTs play a crucial role in providing targeted assistance. In this session, participants will explore strategies to engage struggling readers and foster their literacy development. Attendees will be presented with practical ways to identify struggling readers and utilise differentiated instruction to meet diverse learning needs within the classroom. Presented by Jacqui Tarquinio, teacher and SOLAR Lab (LaTrobe's Science of Language and Reading) trained, CRTs will learn how to assess reading difficulties, implement intervention strategies, and create a supportive environment conducive to student growth.                  By the end of this course, CRTs will feel empowered with effective techniques to confidently assist primary school children in overcoming reading obstacles and unlocking their full potential.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities
  • 2.5.2 Literacy and numeracy strategies

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Jacqui Tarquinio

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jul 31, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Exploring the Mathematics Toolkit – Primary Focus

Primary numeracy

Description:
Supporting students in developing their mathematical knowledge, skills, and confidence is pivotal for their ongoing learning. Join us for a 60-minute webinar where we explore the Victorian Department of Education Mathematics Toolkit, focusing on primary students. The presenter will guide participants through exploring  resources and available materials which will enrich student learning experiences in Mathematics. This course covers the outline of the toolkit available, where to find more information and the provided materials which cover all key components of the maths curriculum. Participants will see worked examples tailored to primary education, instantly applicable in the classroom. By the end of the session, attendees will adeptly utilise the online toolkit, equipped to lead students towards excellence in mathematics.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area(s)
  • 2.2.2 Content selection and organisation

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: David Innes

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Aug 07, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Understanding and Supporting Students with Dyscalculia

Primary numeracy,
Secondary literacy and numeracy

Description:
Students with dyscalculia will encounter difficulties with mathematical concepts and calculations, and left unsupported may struggle with problem-solving and mathematical reasoning. This will impact on the student’s learning capability across all areas of the curriculum, particularly in subjects heavily reliant on mathematical skills. Teachers can create a learning environment and use instructional practices that maximise the learning outcomes for all students, those with and without dyscalculia. In this session, the presenter will outline typical indicators of a student who is experiencing dyscalculia; some effective strategies for supporting the student in the classroom; and the session will also highlight specialist organisations and resources that can be accessed for further support.  This session is suitable for Casual Relief Teachers who may be working one to one or with small groups.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities
  • 1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of learners with disability

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Judi Humberstone

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Aug 07, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

VIT - Obtaining Teacher Registration in Victoria

The profession of teaching

Description:
This session will cover information on the requirements for obtaining full registration to work in Victorian schools. It will outline the approach available to new teachers, CRTs, who are seeking to move from another area to teach in Victoria.  The session will also include information about requirements for teachers registered as non-practicing. It will cover the requirements for those who are working in schools and in early childhood settings. This is an important session for graduate teachers and those returning to teaching after a break. The course is NOT for teachers who are already fully registered and who are seeking to maintain their registration.

Standards addressed:

  • 7.1.2 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
  • 7.2.2 Comply with legislative administrative and organisational requirements

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Victorian Institute of Teaching

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Aug 14, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

VIT - Maintaining Teacher Registration in Victoria

The profession of teaching

Description:
This session will cover the requirements for maintaining your teacher registration to work in Victorian schools. It will emphasise how the registration rules apply to those engaged in Casual Relief Teacher work.  It will cover the requirements for those who are working in schools and in early childhood settings and who are already fully registered and are looking to maintain that registration. This course will NOT outline requirements for moving form provisional to full registration.

Standards addressed:

  • 7.1.2 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
  • 7.2.2 Comply with legislative administrative and organisational requirements

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Victorian Institute of Teaching

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Aug 14, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

What to do if there is a Behaviour Crisis – Secondary Focus

Classroom and behaviour management,
Behaviour management

Description:
From a behaviour crisis to a calm classroom. This course covers the basic steps to convert a tumultuous classroom to a place of engaged learning. Participants will explore how to recognise warning signs, appropriate interventions, maintain safety requirements and end the class with a positive outlook.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour
  • 4.4.2 Maintain safety of learners

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: David Vinegrad

 

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Live online meeting
Early Childhood Focus

Aug 21, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Managing Challenging Behaviours in Early Childhood

Classroom and behaviour management

Description:
Supporting behaviours that challenge in the Early Childhood setting requires thoughtful teacher adjustments. During this session, the presenter will discuss how behaviour is a sign to address the needs of the child and how they are engaging and interacting within their environment.  It is important for Educators to have a range of proactive strategies to support children with behaviours that may challenge us. This session will explore a range of children's underlying needs and discuss how to engage and interact with children proactively. The presenter will share strategies that can be implemented for specific children as well as be incorporated for the whole group.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Belinda Harssarati

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Aug 21, 2024 | 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Building Social and Emotional Skills in Primary Students

Student wellbeing

Description:
Anxiety can present in different ways and has many different causes. Factors from home and school can all have positive and negative effects on anxiety. Developing effective strategies for nurturing emotional intelligence and resilience in young learners is important for students to be successful in all apsects of school life. This course will enhance abilities of Casual Relief Teachers to foster understanding and create supportive environments to address anxiety and promote mental well-being. CRTs will gain insights into practical techniques to enhance social interactions, empathy, and self-regulation. Empower yourself with tools to create a positive classroom culture where students thrive emotionally and academically. Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity to enrich your teaching practice.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Lara Schendzielorz

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Aug 28, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Applying for Ongoing Positions - Applications and Resumes

Career development

Description:
This 90-minute session is designed for the many Casual Relief Teachers who are interested in pursuing teaching jobs in Victoria. In the session the presenter will discuss the influence of resumes, teaching experience, the interview process, selection criteria, presentation skills and values alignment on the decision making process in schools. The course will include opportunities for you to ask questions and will also highlight strategies that can support you in maximising your employability.

Standards addressed:

  • 6.1.2 Identify and plan professional learning needs
  • 7.2.2 Comply with legislative administrative and organisational requirements

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Megan Corcoran

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Aug 28, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Understanding and Supporting Students with ADHD

ADHD

Description:
Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may encounter difficulties with various aspects of learning, including attention span, impulse control, and organization. Left unaddressed, these challenges can hinder their ability to fully engage in academic tasks across different subjects. Particularly, subjects requiring sustained attention, organization, and self-regulation may present significant hurdles for students with ADHD. Casual Relief Teachers play a pivotal role in establishing an inclusive learning environment that accommodates the diverse needs of all students, including those with ADHD. By employing suitable instructional approaches and support systems, educators can optimize learning outcomes for students with varying abilities. This session will explore how to create supportive spaces for students with ADHD, will examine ADHD within the framework of Response to Intervention (RTI) as utilized by the Victorian Education Department as well as exploring strategies customized to assist students with ADHD, referencing the Victorian Education Department’s Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD). Participants in this course will deepen their understanding of ADHD and gain practical insights and techniques to effectively support all students. It is designed to cater for teachers who may engage closely with individuals or small groups of students with ADHD as well.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities
  • 1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of learners with disability

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Christine Gibbs

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Sep 04, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Understanding the Australian Professional Teaching Standards

The profession of teaching

Description:
AITSL describe the Australian Professional Teaching Standards as defining 'the work of teachers and make(ing) explicit the elements of high-quality, effective teaching in 21st century schools that will improve educational outcomes for students'. In this 30 minute webinar, Casual Relief Teachers will gain an overview of the Standards, to develop their teaching practice by incorporating the principles of the standards into their daily routines. By the end of the session, participants will be equipped with a deeper understanding of further developing their teaching skills.

Standards addressed:

  • 6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Course Length: 0.5 hours

Presenter: Stephen Matthews

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Sep 04, 2024 | 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Responding to Low Level Irritating Behaviours - Secondary

Behaviour management

Description:
Casual Relief Teachers are often required to understand and manage irritating behaviours and evaluate situations with little knowledge or experience of the classroom environment. The presenter will outline underlying causes, prevention, de-escalation, intervention, and self-care. By the end of the session, CRTs will explore a range of strategies to foster a positive classroom climate and effectively respond to low-level disruptive student behaviours, ultimately enhancing the learning experience for all.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.2.2 Manage learning and teaching activities
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Gary Warren

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Sep 11, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Managing Transitions During a Lesson

Classroom management

Description:
In this 60-minute webinar, Casual Relief Teachers will explore essential strategies for smooth transitions between activities, ensuring student safety, engagement, and comprehension. From maintaining classroom management during focused work times to keeping students active, we will explore techniques to seamlessly guide students through transitions while fostering a positive learning environment. Gain practical tips to enhance your ability to manage classroom dynamics effectively, ensuring every transition is not just smooth but also conducive to student learning. Join us to elevate your skills in managing transitions with confidence and ease.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners
  • 4.2.2 Manage learning and teaching activities

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Paul Bevilaqua

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Sep 11, 2024 | 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Building Social and Emotional Skills in Secondary Students

Student wellbeing

Description:
Secondary students experience a range of challenging situations that require drawing on their social and emotional understanding. This session is designed to empower Casual Relieving Teachers with effective strategies to enable students to form positive social and emotional skills. In this session, discover how to cultivate understanding and supportive environments that nurture self-esteem, combat peer-pressure, and address depression. Explore practical approaches to fostering resilience and emotional intelligence, equipping students with the tools they need to navigate challenges confidently. Join us as we explore actionable techniques for promoting holistic development in secondary education settings.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Karen Dymke

 

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Regional in person event

Sep 23, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Induction to Victorian schools - South Melbourne

The profession of teaching

Description:
If you are new to Victorian schools, this full day in-person workshop is for you. During this workshop, presenters will unpack the Victorian school system and its culture. Experts in the field will investigate the Victorian Teaching and Learning model and its High Impact Teaching approach to promote Victorian children to be lifelong learners. Amongst other skills, teachers will learn how Victorian schools set goals, structure lessons, and explicitly teach. As learning and wellbeing are paramount in the discussion for this day, presenters will also be guiding teachers through the Victorian Framework for Improving Student Outcomes which ensures that teachers build positive learning environments. Teachers will also walk away with helpful advice on understanding the models of employment in Victorian schools and the Victorian Institute of Teaching’s professional requirements and registration.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.3.2 Curriculum assessment and reporting
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: David Innes

This course will give you credit towards the CRTPD Victorian School Induction badge.

 

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Whole day online session

Sep 24, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM

Engagement activities for practical and specialist classes

Lesson structure

Description:
The great thing about being a Casual Relief Teacher is the variety in your teaching day. No two days are ever the same offering constant opportunities for professional growth and learning. However there are often other challenging factors that impact the day. What do you do when you’re assigned a specialist class that you’re unfamiliar with? Participate in this session to hear from an experienced teacher who has surpassed the challenge of teaching in an unfamiliar area, and you’ll be enjoying your day as a specialist too.  If Art is something that you see in Museums, L.O.T.E is something spoken in another country, P.E. are letters you teach Prep classes, Music is something overheard and STEM is something they talk about on the radio - then this day is for you. In this online comprehensive PD day, our specialist presenters will outline how to plan and teach any specialist lesson in a Primary School. With a ready to use bag of activities, any CRTs will be confidant of enjoying their day as a specialist. We’ll include other tips like finding classes, setting up and packing up as well. By the end of this day, participants will be equipped with practical, and on-line ideas that work and confidence to run engaging and effective classes in Art, Music, STEM, and Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Book in now.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area(s)
  • 3.2.2 Plan structure and sequence learning programs

Course Length: 5 hours

Presenter: Abbey Boyer

This course will give you credit towards the CRTPD Practical Engagement badge.

 

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Regional in person event

Sep 24, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

From Graduation to CRT - Abbotsford

The profession of teaching

Description:
So, you have decided to become a Casual Relief Teacher. What next? There are many reasons to work as a Casual Relief Teacher. You may have recently graduated and are weighing up your options, be returning from a period of leave, have recently retired and still want to stay connected to teaching, or the work pattern fits better with your work/life balance. Just as there is no single way to be a casual relief teacher, there is no single way to get started. Once you have made the decision to work as a CRT you need to gain work. Once you gain work then having a successful day will depend on the school and students you work with. This session will explore knowing how to manage your day as a CRT, lesson structures that work for any subject and year level, behaviour management tips, building rapport with children and strategies to gain work. Whether you are a new or experienced teacher this session will a wealth of practical ideas that will help you achieve your best in the work you undertake.

Standards addressed:

  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners
  • 6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Jeanene Booth

 

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Regional in person event

Sep 25, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Coding, Technology and BOTs - Abbotsford

Technology and the Classroom (ICT)

Description:
In today's digital age, digital literacy is a vital skill for success in virtually any field. By utilising coding, digital technologies and robotics in the classroom, you're equipping students with the tools they need to thrive in an increasingly tech-driven world. During this full day in-person workshop, teachers will be introduced to several easy to learn robotics platforms, how to code them, and unpacking the impact of new technologies in education (including some discussion around the use of AI). With hands-on coding activities and some very personable robots, you'll capture your students' imaginations and ignite their passion for learning. 

Standards addressed:

  • 2.6.2 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • 3.4.2 Select and use resources
  • 4.5.2 Use ICT safely responsibly and ethically

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Allen Dickson

 

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Regional in person event

Sep 26, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Wellbeing, behavior & practical resources - Wonthaggi

Classroom and behaviour management,
Staff and student wellbeing

Description:
Learn some practical strategies to support your teaching practice in this full day, in-person mini- conference. During the day, your presenter will outline the importance of teacher and student wellbeing as the underpinning quality that creates a sense of community, positive behaviour building and ultimately academic growth. Your presenter will demonstrate how to build a positive learning space, understand and address challenging behaviours and access quick, fun curriculum-based lessons to engage learners. Having strategies in wellbeing, behaviour management and access to practical curriculum resources will assist your student’s academic achievement and your confidence teaching in any classroom.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 6 hours

Presenter: Megan Corcoran

 

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TeachMeet in-person including participant discussions

Sep 30, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Feedback to students – the approaches I use - Wodonga

Classroom teaching strategies

Description:
Setting expectations in the classroom is an important exercise in the classroom. However it is not enough to set the expectation as it needs to be regularly revisited. Providing feedback to students is essential for teachers to communicate desired outcomes and for students to self evaluate their progress. This session will provide a chance for participants to hear from colleagues and share their own ideas and strategies for effective ways to provide feedback to students. Join in the discussion and explore quick and efficient strategies that can be built in to your regular routine.

Standards addressed:

  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)
  • 5.2.2 Provide feedback to learners about their learning

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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Regional in person event

Sep 30, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Creating a calm and positive classroom environment - Wodonga

Classroom teaching strategies,
Classroom management

Description:
Studies show that students thrive in environments where they feel safe, supported, and valued. During this full day in-person workshop, presenters will unpack establishing clear classroom expectations, routines and rituals, practising mindfulness, encouraging positive interactions through engagement strategies and celebrating growth. Reduced stress levels and increased feelings of security empower students to engage in constructive behaviours, fostering a harmonious learning environment. A calm and positive classroom is what every teacher needs to create a happy and successful working environment for themselves and their students.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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Regional in person event

Oct 01, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Wellbeing, behavior & practical resources - Mildura

Classroom and behaviour management,
Staff and student wellbeing

Description:
Learn some practical strategies to support your teaching practice in this full day, in-person mini- conference. During the day, your presenter will outline the importance of teacher and student wellbeing as the underpinning quality that creates a sense of community, positive behaviour building and ultimately academic growth. Your presenter will demonstrate how to build a positive learning space, understand and address challenging behaviours and access quick, fun curriculum-based lessons to engage learners. Having strategies in wellbeing, behaviour management and access to practical curriculum resources will assist your student’s academic achievement and your confidence teaching in any classroom.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 6 hours

Presenter: Megan Corcoran

 

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Regional in person event

Oct 02, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Insights into IT - Bendigo

Technology and the Classroom (ICT)

Description:
Advances in IT can bring huge benefits to education and student access and engagement. However understanding these advances and how to effectively utilise them can be challenging to keep up with. As IT changes rapidly, teachers also need to develop confidence and skills in managing the ever-changing digital classroom. Access to technology isn't always guaranteed when working as a CRT but when it is accessible then having a broad understanding of how the technology can be used is essential. This in- person workshop takes you beyond the general discussion of what a digital classroom is and focuses on possibilities provided by technology. Insights into IT, will offer a range of ideas aimed at creating increased student participation, increased student voice, and a helpful approach to managing classroom administration. During this session, the presenter will cover some practical considerations for trouble shooting issues and explore the potential benefits of school Learning Management Systems such as Compass/Canvas. The presenter will also be demonstrating useful classroom-based activities utilising tools that can be accessed through Google Suite or microsoft online. The techniques involved can be implemented by CRTs on short term placements but are also valuable for those seeking longer term roles in schools.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.6.2 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • 3.4.2 Select and use resources
  • 4.5.2 Use ICT safely responsibly and ethically

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Abbey Boyer

This course will give you credit towards the CRTPD IT Insights badge.

 

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TeachMeet in-person including participant discussions

Oct 02, 2024 | 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

How I alter my teaching approach to suit the subject

Curriculum, literacy and numeracy

Description:
Being adaptable is an integral part of working as a CRT. Each day brings new and unexpected challenges. Our focus is on ensuring that the students in our classes are able to participate in the learning activities being presented. However there are a range of factors that affect how smoothly the day will progress. Join this teachmeet to participate in discussions about how other teachers manage to thrive in the complexity of school environments. Altering teaching may include changing the language you use, the physical environment, the expectation for students, the topic being presented or simply the amount of time activities will take. Join the discussion to share your ideas and to take away a collection of new strategies to add to your toolkits.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.6.2 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • 3.4.2 Select and use resources
  • 4.5.2 Use ICT safely responsibly and ethically

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Abbey Boyer

 

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Regional in person event

Oct 03, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Wellbeing, behavior & practical resources - Swan Hill

Classroom and behaviour management,
Staff and student wellbeing

Description:
Learn some practical strategies to support your teaching practice in this full day, in-person mini- conference. During the day, your presenter will outline the importance of teacher and student wellbeing as the underpinning quality that creates a sense of community, positive behaviour building and ultimately academic growth. Your presenter will demonstrate how to build a positive learning space, understand and address challenging behaviours and access quick, fun curriculum-based lessons to engage learners. Having strategies in wellbeing, behaviour management and access to practical curriculum resources will assist your student’s academic achievement and your confidence teaching in any classroom.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 6 hours

Presenter: Megan Corcoran

 

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Regional in person event

Oct 04, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Creating a calm positive classroom environment - Caroline Sp

Classroom teaching strategies,
Classroom management

Description:
Studies show that students thrive in environments where they feel safe, supported, and valued. During this full day in-person workshop, presenters will unpack establishing clear classroom expectations, routines and rituals, practising mindfulness, encouraging positive interactions through engagement strategies and celebrating growth. Reduced stress levels and increased feelings of security empower students to engage in constructive behaviours, fostering a harmonious learning environment. A calm and positive classroom is what every teacher needs to create a happy and successful working environment for themselves and their students.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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TeachMeet in-person including participant discussions

Oct 24, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

What I do to promote calm and positive classrooms Melbourne

Classroom teaching strategies,
Classroom management

Description:
Classrooms are dynamic environments where the routines are rarely routine and things change frequently. This can lead to a loud and raucous environment. When you throw in the social interactions of students then behaviours and off task activities can escalate. This session will explore how calmness and positivity can lead to a focused and productive classroom environment. This session will provide the opportunity for you to hear from your colleagues and share your own ideas and strategies for encouraging students to remain calm and positive. Join us to add to your toolkit of strategies that can be used the next time you are teaching.

Standards addressed:

  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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