TRAINING

Quality instruction for Community Languages Schools

During these difficult COVID times, Hunter Community Languages Education Officer, Kara will be offering special training sessions to lift your spirits and inspire your teaching. You can subscribe to receive notice of new training or visit this page to find out about the training.  

 

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Creating an Environment that fosters EQ

CODE OF CONDUCT

This course will show you how to write a Code of Conduct for your organisation. The Code of Conduct clearly states:

  •  your organisation's values

  • the behaviour that is expected by everyone in your organisation to uphold these values 

  • the consequences for behaviour that erodes trust and collaboration in your organisation's community. 

A Code of Conduct is an important policy document for every organisation. Like insurance, you might not realise how much your organisation needs it until something goes wrong. 

The process that Kara shares for developing a Code of Conduct is an emotionally intelligent process that supports the mental health of everyone in your organisation.

To get started, contact Kara for access to the Google Classroom for this course. 

CREATE AND IMPLEMENT A GROUP AGREEMENT FOR CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

90 minute webinar
Flipped Classroom option coming soon

By the end of this course, teachers will be able to lead students in the collaborative process of writing a positive and effective Group Agreement, and know how to keep it relevant and effective as a strategy for classroom management.
This learning will update teachers’ knowledge and practice of classroom management techniques that create a Quality Learning Environment to maximise student engagement. This is a school and system priority, as identified in the Quality Teaching Framework (Department of Education, 2008).

Research shows the importance of establishing and teaching expected behaviour in the classroom (J. Greenberg, H Putman and K Walsh 2014, Training our future teachers: Classroom management, National Council on Teacher Quality).

Based on NSW Department of Education's Positive Behaviour for Learning Guidelines, this approach to classroom management supports the development of emotional intelligence and mental health.

 

TEACHING

Courses to help you to plan and deliver great lessons

HELP WITH PLANNING - WHAT YOU WILL TEACH OVER A TERM, SEMESTER OR YEAR

Flipped Classromm

The learning journey, like most journeys, tends to be smoother and richer if it is planned. In this course Kara shows you how to develop a Scope and Sequence and a Unit of Work for your planning. Kara also introduces the NESA languages syllabuses and the Australian Curriculum as tools to support your planning.

Finally, Kara explains Higher Order Thinking Skills and gives examples of tasks that encourage development of this kind of thinking skill.

To get started, contact Kara for access to the Google Classroom for this course. 

USING GOOGLE CLASSROOM

90 minute webinar

Learn how to set up a Google Classrom and use some of the features of Google Classroom

 

TEACHING PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Especially for Community Languages Schools teachers who teach 5 - 12 year olds

WHAT IS DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PEDAGOGY?

60 minute webinar

This is a very interactive webinar you learn about developmental needs of lower and upper primary age students and reflect on how you teach in your Community Language School

STRATEGIES TO MOTIVATE

60 minute webinar

Learn about research-based techniques for helping students to learn language and reflect on and share your own strategies in your Community Language School

 

ASSOCIATION GOVERNANCE

Courses to help you to run your association using good governance practices.

Also see the publications on our Resources page

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

60 minute webinar

A quick overview of NSW Department of Fair Trading requirments for reporting, and suggestions on how to organise your association's finances for smooth grant aquittals

STRATEGIC PLANNING

60 minute webinar

Learn how to do a simple strategic plan for your organisation. This can be a powerful way to look at how you want to grow or strengthen your community language school

RISK MANAGEMENT

60 minute webinar

Learn how to do a risk management plan for your school. Whether for grants, for child safety, or for COVID-19, risk assessment and management is an important skill for any organisation