A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR TEACHERS NEW TO INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

Tuesday 9 February 2021

Time:                   

5:00pm registration / refreshments

5.15pm commencement

 

Venue:          

Concord Golf Club, 190 Majors Bay Road, Concord. See map below

 

Cost:        

Members: $90.00

Non-Members: $110.00

Includes dinner and beverages



Teachers who have never taught in an Independent School before – no matter how experienced they may be – can be confused and challenged by their new environment. They are likely to have encountered new demands on them both from the School and from the parents. They may find the core values of Independent schooling new and different. This program highlights what is different about Independent Schools.

 

All the presenters in this course are or have been Senior staff members at well-established Independent Schools.  They have been trusted by many Independent schools to provide appropriate advice to teachers coming new to the Independent sector. The course affirms the core values of Independent Schools.  The course will provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the role they play in planning for professional development of teachers. It will emphasise the need for teachers to be lifelong learners who participate in professional learning opportunities provided by the Teachers’ Guild of NSW.

For more information please view the flyer HERE.

MENTORING VS COACHING OPTIONS CONVERSATIONS IN THE TEACHERS’ GUILD OF NSW

Tuesday 2 March 2021

or

Tuesday 20 July 2021

Time:                   
5:15pm registration
5:30pm refreshments
6.00pm commencement

Venue:          

Concord Golf Club, 190 Majors Bay Road, Concord.

Cost:

Members: $60.00

Non-Members: $70.00

Includes canapés and beverages

 

Join us for the opportunity to better understand and experience the difference between mentoring and coaching in the world of education. Consider what mentoring means using the Coaching College’s OPTIONS model™; grounded in Neuro Linguistic Programming for processing well-formed outcomes. This different approach to having mentoring and coaching conversations guarantees to create transformational results.

 

The course will provide professional discussions and goal-setting as we considered the difference between and the inclusion of mentoring and coaching in the education sector. Providing individuals with a positive environment for mentoring and coaching skills. Hearing from a hiring professional within recruitment and industry you will develop or fine tune your skills to best support classroom discussions. The session provides numerous opportunities for the identification and modification of teaching and communication strategies to address their personal learning based on the professional standards. Interaction during the session and subsequent opportunities allow colleagues to utilised their existing and new networks to build a positive and evolving professional development plan resulting in sustained improvement and personal growth. The session will provide with the opportunity to evaluate and share best practice in teaching strategies and professional knowledge through practice, improvement and reflection.

 

Presenter:

Denise Archie is a passionate educator from the classroom to the boardroom inspiring others to see the ‘magic’ some call potential within themselves; to create their magnificence in the world. Denise is a leading expert in ‘Culture and Workplace Behaviour Game Changer’. Denise is joint founder and owner of Coaching College, a multiple award-winning company for its Leadership Development Programs, Mentoring and Coaching Programs.

For more information please view the event flyer HERE.

STEAM PROJECTS LITERACY, COMMUNICATION AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING WORKSHOP 

Tuesday 30 March 2021 
or
Tuesday 8 June 2021

Time:

5:15pm registration

5:30pm refreshments

6.00pm commencement

 

Venue:

Concord Golf Club, 190 Majors Bay Road, Concord.

COST:

Members: $60.00

Non-Members: $70.00

Includes canapés and beverages

 

This interactive workshop will guide teachers to improve literacy, engagement, and social emotional skills with an online book-creating tool, that scaffolds students to interview their family and collect oral stories, and improve their critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in school, career and life.
 
The workshop aims to emphasise both networking and practical applications to develop ICT, literacy, art and collaboration skills to implement their own school’s STEAM project initiatives (6.2.2). The workshop will provide opportunities for educators to network with like-minded STEAM thinkers to create an original, valuable book that can be graded in writing across the English, History and ICT curriculum objective areas (6.4.2).
 
 
Workshop details:

  • STEAM Project - The Collaborative Book: Experience how to use the Bookform online dashboard to automatically collect written content and photos from your class (up to 300 people) to create a collaborative class book. Students develop ICT, literacy, art and collaboration skills.

  • The Family Book Project: Participants will role-play an interview scenario using the voice-to-text technology to experience how a student would collect oral stories from their family or people in their community to scaffold authentic experiential learning and family engagement.

  • Classroom application: Participants will explore how student collected content can be used for curriculum-aligned class lessons in English, History, ICT, Social Studies and more.

 
Presenter:
Carey Furze is the FamilyBookform Founder, published author and presenter. FamilyBookform was created as an affordable resource for teachers to personalise and enrich lessons by scaffolding students to collaborate with their family, peers and community in emotional Communication Projects to develop academic and Emotional Intelligence skills. 
 
FamilyBookform originated in Australia and is being used in schools around the world. It’s integrated with Google Classroom, available on Chromebooks and on any device connected to WiFi. Teachers and students have been awarded for projects and case studies are in demand for thought-leadership and conferences globally.

For more information please view the flyer HERE.

LEARNING WITH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE CLASSROOM

Tuesday 4 May  2021 
or
Tuesday 31 August 2021

Time:                   

5:15pm registration

5:15pm refreshments

6.00pm commencement

 

Venue:          

Concord Golf Club, 190 Majors Bay Road, Concord.

COST:

Members: $60.00

Non-Members: $70.00

Includes canapés and beverages

 

Join us to see how learning with digital technologies can be included in the classroom. Learning technologies have provided new teaching platforms to build relationships within School communities by integrating into teaching and learning programs and transforming ICT curriculum and syllabus documents. Participants will also have the opportunity to experience technology tools and teaching strategies and exploring ways that encourage depth and motivation. 

 

The course aims to emphasise both networking and practical applications to develop and explore teaching strategies into digital technologies in the classroom. The course will outline key methods and outcomes from a series of recent published studies involving young students using science simulations on iPads to learn simple circuit building procedures and concepts. The studies adopted a problem base learning approach to investigate if and how a range of iPad simulations could help 5 and 6 year old’s learn how to build simple electrical circuits, and develop understanding of the science concepts behind each circuit design. A range of experiments were then carried out to determine if the procedures and concepts learnt could be transferred to equivalent tasks using real equipment. The presentation will include a discussion of the implications of these findings for teachers at all levels, who wish to use simulations on their classroom curriculum.

 

Presenters and Panellist:

  • Noelene Callaghan, Technologies Teacher in DoE (Department of Education) – Embedding social media in curriculum and school promotions.

  • Professor Garry Falloon, Macquarie University – Digital Technologies in the Classroom: Key outcomes from series of recent published studies.

For more information please view the flyer HERE

THE 3RD BIENNIAL GIFTED AWARENESS FORUM FOR EDUCATORS

Saturday May 29 2021

On behalf of Gifted NSW Inc. and the Teachers' Guild of NSW we would like to invite you to save the date and join us as the Gifted Awareness Forum for Educators (GAFE) in 2021. GAFE envisions the provision of a unique platform for all educators to network as they engage in evidence- informed application for gifted learners within their chosen field. The GAFE Program will emphasise both networking (within both focus areas and stages) and practical application, delivered on a professional platform.

 

Venue: Newington College, Drama Centre 
200 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore NSW 

 

Cost:

$160 non-members per person /$120 member per person pricing for Teacher’s Guild Members and Gifted NSW Inc. Members

Special Group Registration pricing for four (4) or more delegates at $120 per person

Registration entitles delegates to:
• Attendance at all day sessions
• Lunch, morning and afternoon tea

• Forum stationery
 

$70 Optional FORUM DINNER at Salisbury Hotel, Stanmore 6:30pm

Includes Shared entrée, choice main, alternate drop dessert

Including 2 drinks (house wine, beer, house spirit or softdrink)

For more information please view the flyer HERE

FELLOWS AND LIFE MEMBERS DINNER, PRINCIPALS OF PRINCIPLE
THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION

Friday 30 July 2021

Time:

6.00pm

Venue:          

Concord Golf Club, 190 Majors Bay Road, Concord

Cost:

$100


A very warm invitation is extended to all Honorary Fellows and Life Members of the Guild and their partners, to attend the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales Fellows Dinner. During the evening, there will be a presentation by our distinguished speaker Cheryl Lacey. The Guild will also honour Fellowships of the Guild to some very worthy colleagues on the evening.

Schools are in the business of providing a service – education – and while every school is led by a Principal, not all are principled in the same manner. While reports indicate that Principals and schools are coming under increased pressure, what is not reported are the opportunities Principals have to ensure a world leading education is offered. In this presentation, Cheryl challenges her audience to believe in the power of a principled Principal and provides a balanced pathway for effecting immediate change. It’s optimistic, it’s powerful and above all – possible.


Presenter:

Cheryl Lacey is a mum, educationist, speaker and author, and highly respected in her approach to agitating for change in Australian education. In Cheryl’s latest book, Marching Schools Forward, she challenges some of the basic concepts that underpin education and makes no apology for what are, sometimes, controversial observations. Cheryl has worked in all sectors of education from early-childhood to tertiary and in independent, denominational and government schools. Cheryl is recognised internationally for her work and continues in her quest for a world-class education for all Australians

For more information please view the flyer here.

ANNUAL DINNER AND PRESENTATIONS OF AWARDS 

Friday 22 October 2021

Time:

5:15pm registration

6.00pm commencement

Venue:          

Concord Golf Club, 190 Majors Bay Road, Concord

Cost:

Guild Members: $100.00

Non-Members: $110.00

Table of 10 special rate: $1000

Includes two course dinner and beverages.

A very warm invitation is extended to all members and friends of the Guild to attend the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards. The 2021 Awards for Excellence in Teaching will be presented to a number of outstanding young colleagues. During the evening, the Guild will also honour teachers who have made a significant contribution to their school, with recipients receiving their World Teachers’ Recognition Awards. The Guild Research Awards will also be presented on the evening along with Honorary Fellowships of the Guild to very worthy colleagues on the evening.

 

The awards will honour Mr Robert. William Randall, who is currently the Director of the Rob Randall Group which has been established to provide education consultancy, research and project leadership services, focused on improving educational outcomes for students, to Australian national and state Governments, education organizations and/or to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

 

From 2012 until 2019, Rob was CEO of ACARA, leading the organization through a period of transition with a focus on consolidating ACARA’s place in the national educational landscape. Prior to that, Rob was General Manager, Curriculum and Deputy CEO of ACARA, having a key leadership role during its establishment phase. From 2001 until 2008, he was Director, Professional Support and Curriculum Director, Curriculum K-12, Department of Education and Training, NSW where he implemented new initiatives relating to literacy and numeracy assessment, curriculum development and the establishment of Quality Teaching pedagogy.

 

As a teacher, Head of Department and Principal Consultant to state Education Departments, Rob has a wealth of experience to share with educators at all levels. He is currently working with Professor Geoff Master, ACER CEO, on a project to investigate the learning systems of five top-performing countries on PISA. The project is a partnership between the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and the US National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE). He is also working with Studio Schools Australia, on behalf of ACER, to review the Senior Years Learning Framework used at Yiramalay Wesley Studio School; providing consultancy advice as part of Palladium’s INOVASI capacity building projects in Indonesia, which includes preparing advice, conducting workshops and presentations, and providing feedback on curriculum and assessment initiatives and advice to senior education officials, as well as working with Professor Jenny Gore and Steve Hannan at the University of Newcastle's Quality Teaching Academy.

For more information please view the flyer here.

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