Upcoming Professional Learning Events
Curtin University has decided to postpone all face-to-face upcoming events until further notice.
This decision has been made in light of the increasing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of acting responsibly to protect all those on our campus and in our community, and the recent announcement by the Prime Minister regarding the need to reconsider large, non-essential events.
We are disappointed but believe it is the most responsible course of action.
All is not lost, the first of our free online offerings are listed below. We hope to see you at an online event soon!
Career Skills Workshop: CV and Cover Letters
Date: Tuesday 6 October 2020
Time: 3pm to 3.45pm
The School of Education and Professional Learning Hub are excited to announce a free online workshop for educators, designed to support you with future professional job applications.
Learn how to identify the key requirements that employers are looking for and how these can be applied to application documents in the education sector.
Led and curated by Stuart Hunter.
Children – Mind, Well-being and Nature
Date: Saturday 12 September 2020
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
The COVID-19 lock down has made us all acutely aware of how much we need to be in contact with nature. There is a growing body of research that is showing sustained positive effects on mental health and wellbeing when exposed to the natural environment. This workshop brings together educators, mental health professionals and environmental practitioners to support schools looking for ways to ameliorate the negative effects of the lock down on our young students.
Presented by the School of Education’s Dr Sophia Kuzich. Speakers include Griffith Longley, CEO Nature Play Australia, Jacqueline Reid, Chartered Development and Educational Psychologist (BPS, HCPC UK); Registered General Psychologist (APS, AHPRA) and Beth Weldon, Manager of ForestLearning, an initiative of Forest and Wood Products Australia.
Contestability in the HASS classroom
Date: Thursday 3 September 2020
Time: 5pm to 5.45pm
Venue: Online (Collaborate)
The School of Education is excited to announce the first in a series of workshops on Contestability in the HASS classroom for educators at all levels – ECE, Primary and Secondary. The series is led and curated by Dr Samantha Owen.
Join us online for a free introductory session which will introduce Contestation, place it into context and provide some practical ways to introduce it to your curriculum.
Authors in schools: how to organise and host a successful author visit
Postponed – New Date TBC
Do you want to inspire your students by hearing from an author? Author visits to schools and libraries are exciting incursion opportunities, with potential benefits in reading and writing. It can be a challenge to ensure that the cost and time commitment have immediate and long term benefits for students.
This session will help teachers and librarians make the most of an author visit through planning, implementation and follow up.
Author and educator Dr Sally Murphy will help you get the most out of a visit, from finding and booking an author to maintaining the momentum after the visit.
Autism: Going beyond inclusion to empowerment conference
Postponed – New Date TBC
This research-based conference is for professionals who support individuals with Autism and their families as educators, health care professionals and social services.
The conference will provide a venue for professionals to engage with the latest research in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and gain practical knowledge of information and strategies to support individuals with ASD.
Lives: A dramatic look at history
Postponed – New Date TBC
We are delighted to announce two half-day workshops in partnership with Hooked on Humanities and Company O, for Humanities and Social Science teachers who are interested in using drama to teach history.
These practical and fun-filled workshops will provide an avenue for delving into historical lives and the complexities that lie behind actions and reaction across time and place. The workshops will be presented by Giselle Mafa and Andrew O’Connell.
Please note that both sessions are to be attended and are included in the cost.
Sally Murphy school visits
Postponed – New Dates TBC
Spice up your literacy program with a visit from award-winning author Dr Sally Murphy, who will inspire your students to read and write.
Sally offers a range of experiences, from a ‘Meet the Author’ session (small or large groups), to intensive writing workshops. She can tailor the session to your needs, engage with children of all ages, and run teacher PD or parent sessions.
Further information can be viewed on the Professional Learning Hub website. Please register your interest below and we will contact you to discuss options for your school.