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Mill Park Secondary College

Workshop Week Program Term Three

2012


Workshop Week Term 3 2012 Monday 20 August EDMed: Health and education Revisiting the Christine Richmond approach to behaviour management SyncToy: Easy backup of your computer files to the school network Useful tips I have stolen from published authors Bringing out the best in students Edmodo‌it's Facebook, for schools Twitter - the best staffroom you've never visited Using Microsoft Outlook for your email

Kiri Kane/Ronald McDonald Learning Program Viv Morton

MYC

Josef Breinstampf

MYC

Jane Headon Aurora De Leucio Shaun Isbister Heather Bailie Karen Eastlake

MYC SC SC SC SC

MYC

Tuesday 21 August Basic Application and Interview skills Offline CL (Collaborative Learning) Unit planning with VELS Using Excel to write your reports Apps for productivity in teaching Backup Strategies for Mac and PC Working with same-sex-attracted young people

Colin Burke and Jane Headon Jaclyn Curnow Brenda Prager & Natalie Read Simon McRae Heather Bailie Geoff Matheson Baseline / City of Whittlesea

MYC MYC MYC MYC SC SC SC

Wednesday 22 August Blackjack: Casino game and Probability How does Ramon Lewis's Developmental Management Approach link with our agreed student management processes? Teaching 7-10 Humanities in the years ahead Teaching the 'new' grammar ClickView 2.0 is coming iPad discussion

Stephen Mariani Simon McRae

MYC MYC

Jacqueline Magee and Luke Matthews Penny Gillard Nanette Gardner and Bronwen Quayle Geoff Matheson

MYC MYC SC SC

Thursday 23 August Attachment Styles Min Max Exc Basic Application and Interview skills Revisiting the Christine Richmond approach to behaviour management

Therese Raulin Spiros Tsetsos Colin Burke and Jane Headon Viv Morton

Register at http://goo.gl/Nid5g All workshops run from 3.30-4.30pm

MYC MYC SC SC


Apps for productivity in teaching presented by Heather

Bailie

What’s it about?: This session will look at apps and websites that will help you be more productive using your iPad, smartphone and/or computer. Topics will include making screencasts and information resources; recording student work and accessing your files and information across multiple devices. Come along prepared to share your great apps and productivity ideas too. Who’s it for?: Anyone interested in using technology to be more productive. Suitable for teaching AND non-teaching staff. When and where will it be held?: Tuesday, SC Anything to prepare or bring?: BYO devices. You don't have to own an iPad or smart phone to come (but you'll probably want one after you do!). Back to top

Attachment Styles presented by Therese

Raulin

What’s it about?: In this workshop you will be introduced to 'attachment styles' that begin in infancy and influence and determine one's 'world view. The different 'attachment styles' will go someway toward explaining different student's attitudes and behaviours, both positive and negative and inform the best approach in developing a relationship and managing their behaviours. Who’s it for?: Anyone When and where will it be held?: Thursday, MYC Back to top

Backup Strategies for Mac and PC presented by Geoff

Matheson

What’s it about?: Backup is one of those things that everyone is going to get to one day, and almost nobody has. We'll talk through (and practically guide you through) some simple approaches to backing up important documents or even backing up your whole laptop. Backup shouldn't be a difficult thing, but it is absolutely vital. Who’s it for?: Anyone who needs assistance or some inspiration to back up files. When and where will it be held?: Tuesday, SC Anything to prepare or bring?: Laptop and an external hard drive (if you have one). Back to top

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August 20-23 2012


Basic Application and Interview skills presented by Colin

Burke and Jane Headon

What’s it about?: Focusing on the principles behind the job application process, we will focus on the three main elements: -Application -Interview -Selecting Referees We will look at sample criteria and how to approach some typical interview questions. Who’s it for?: All staff on contracts or seeking promotion positions. Could also be helpful for people who are not necessarily applying for positions at the moment, but who would like to brush up on their skills. When and where will it be held?: Tuesday, MYC; Thursday SC Anything to prepare or bring?: If staff wish they can bring along their last application, or any other application materials they have. Back to top

Blackjack: Casino game and Probability presented by Stephen

Mariani

What’s it about?: Blackjack is a popular casino game known to most Australians. In this workshop I will explain the basic strategy of playing Blackjack and explain the probabilities involved, and how you can use it in class as a lesson in probabilty and basic numeracy. We will actually play blackjack to test our rules of probability in action, and see why the house wins. Who’s it for?: Anyone When and where will it be held?: Wednesday, MYC Back to top

Bringing out the best in students presented by Aurora What’s it about?:      

De Leucio

Building self- esteem in students Improving their confidence to improve results Building relationships Building the desire in students to learn Instilling the passion to strive for excellence. Creating a classroom environment where all students learn to succeed.

Who’s it for?: Teachers. When and where will it be held?: Monday, SC Back to top

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August 20-23 2012


ClickView 2.0 is coming presented by Nanette

Gardner and Bronwen Quayle

What’s it about?: Want to find out about some exciting new features coming to ClickView? Come along and hear about ClickView online, ClickView 24-7 and the ClickView Ipad/Iphone/Ipod touch app. Who’s it for?: All welcome. Experienced users of ClickView will be interested to hear of the upcoming changes. Newbies can find out what ClickView is all about and how it can be used in the Classroom. When and where will it be held?: Wednesday, SC Anything to prepare or bring?: Laptop Back to top

EDMed: Health and education presented by Kiri

Kane/Ronald McDonald Learning Program

What’s it about?: Across Australia 15% of the student population have long term health conditions e.g. Diabetes, Asthma, Epilepsy, Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis and others. EDMed, a one hour PD session, focuses on the educational effects of a chronic illness. If you attend this workshop you will:  better understand the effects of chronic illness and treatments on a student’s learning  examine the emotional, social, physical and cognitive issues faced by students  develop ideas and strategies to enhance learning  examine the changes needed to achieve better learning outcomes  understand the teaching learning approaches specific to students with serious health issues  examine the importance of school connectedness  receive a resource pack Who’s it for?: Teachers, Integration Aides When and where will it be held?: Monday, MYC Back to top

Edmodo…it's Facebook, for schools presented by Shaun

Isbister

What’s it about?: Edmodo provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications. Edmodo helps educators harness the power of social media to customise the classroom for each and every learner. In this session I will introduce you to Edmodo and give you an insight in to how it has helped me engage and communicate with students in my classes. Who’s it for?: Teachers When and where will it be held?: Monday, SC Anything to prepare or bring?: Bring your laptop. Back to top MPSC

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August 20-23 2012


How does Ramon Lewis's Developmental Management Approach link with our agreed student management processes? presented by Simon

McRae

What’s it about?: Some Ramon Lewis basics How these basics fit with our processes The power of reward/positivity Practicing what to say and how to say it when: Challenging behaviour Working towards an exit (A.R.M.E.Y.S) Conferencing with different students Who’s it for?: Staff who are unfamiliar with the Ramon Lewis DMA to student management or who would like a refresher in the theory and dialogues When and where will it be held?: Wednesday, MYC Back to top

iPad discussion presented by Geoff

Matheson

What’s it about?: There has been a marked increase in the number of people carrying around shiny new iPads and just about all of them have a different app or funky little technique they are in love with. This is a chance to share the cool stuff you've discovered, and share the collective wisdom. A facilitated discussion rather than a lecture: bring your brilliant ideas (or even just good ones) Who’s it for?: iPad owners. When and where will it be held?: Wednesday, SC Anything to prepare or bring?: Your iPad and your great ideas Back to top

Min Max Exc presented by Spiros

Tsetsos

What’s it about?: Making excursions "Cost Neutral". Streamline resources to optimise excursion experience.

Who’s it for?: Teachers When and where will it be held?: Thursday, MYC Anything to prepare or bring?: paper, pencils, and biscuits provided. Must know how to add and subtract whole numbers. Back to top

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August 20-23 2012


Offline CL (Collaborative Learning) presented by Jaclyn

Curnow

What’s it about?: This workshop explores both the theoretical and practical sides of Collaborative Learning. In this day and age, it is possible to collaborate online, however this workshop focuses on non ICT activities/strategies. Colleagues will participate in various activities which cultivate Collaborative Learning such as attending a Conversational Cocktail Party and moving into the House of Similarity. These strategies are applicable to any subject as any theme/s can be explored. Both activities can easily be adapted to focus on numeracy, literacy or subject specific information or terms. Who’s it for?: Teachers who would like to widen their range of collaborative learning strategies/activities. Specific subject material/terms for a particular subject can be used in the CL activities. When and where will it be held?: Tuesday, MYC Back to top

Revisiting the Christine Richmond approach to behaviour management presented by Viv

Morton

What’s it about?: Following on from last term's curriculum day this session will revisit Christine Richmond's approach and consider how it fits with Mill Park Secondary College agreed procedures. Who’s it for?: Anyone When and where will it be held?: Monday, MYC; Thursday, SC Anything to prepare or bring?: Back to top

SyncToy: Easy backup of your computer files to the school network presented by Josef

Breinstampf

What’s it about?: SyncToy can help you synchronize, copy, backup and maintain folders of files on your computer. SyncToy synchronizes the files in folders of your choosing. It does so by copying, renaming, and deleting files. SyncToy helps you save time, minimize network usage, and save disk space by only copying when necessary. Who’s it for?: Anyone When and where will it be held?: Monday, MYC Anything to prepare or bring?: Bring your laptop. Back to top

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August 20-23 2012


Teaching 7-10 Humanities in the years ahead presented by Jacqueline

Magee and Luke Matthews

What’s it about?: A variety of new resources for 7-10 Humanities, including planners and assessment pieces, will be shared as part of a broader discussion about teaching Humanities in the years ahead. Who’s it for?: Current and future teachers of 7-10 Humanities and senior Humanities. When and where will it be held?: Wednesday, MYC Anything to prepare or bring?: Ideas for discussion! Back to top

Teaching the 'new' grammar presented by Penny

Gillard

What’s it about?: This is an introduction to Grammatical terms. It also looks at some resources such as 'A New Grammar Companion' by Beverly Derewianka. Who’s it for?: English teachers When and where will it be held?: Wednesday, MYC Anything to prepare or bring?: Back to top

Twitter - the best staffroom you've never visited presented by Heather

Bailie

What’s it about?: Sharing lesson ideas, teaching strategies, the latest websites and tools; chat about what's on TV or who's winning the footy or what's in the news; debate on educational issues, tips on how to engage a reluctant learner, or what's for dinner tonight...Twitter is an amazing place where you can connect with likeminded people as and when you wish...you don't have to wait for lunchtime! Are you curious about twitter? Signed up for an account but don't know what to do now? Not interested because "twitter is just people talking about what they ate for breakfast"? This workshop will provide you with all the tips and information you need to get started and to set-up your perfect Twitter staffroom. Who’s it for?: Anyone When and where will it be held?: Monday, SC Back to top

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August 20-23 2012


Unit planning with VELS presented by Brenda

Prager and Natalie Read

What’s it about?: Planning units to meet VELS requirements using Excel. Tracking student outcomes to accurately record VELS. Examples of Maths / Science VELS plans. Bring your own subject VELS criteria and learn how to set up your own VELS tracker!! Who’s it for?: All teachers wanting to formalise their VELS plans and share results of classes within their department. This is not Maths / Science specific. When and where will it be held?: Tuesday, MYC Anything to prepare or bring?: Bring your laptop. You don't need to be expert in Excel to both use and create these files - details will be given. Back to top

Useful tips I have stolen from published authors presented by Jane

Headon

What’s it about?: This workshop will focus on the essential components of creative writing. It is based on the thieved ideas of famous and respected authors who have presented successful workshops to previous students. It will help teachers to break down the parts of a short story into successful lessons and help students who might be struggling to find those initial ideas. Who’s it for?: English teachers and anyone interested in the writing process When and where will it be held?: Monday, MYC Anything to prepare or bring?: Pen and paper! Back to top

Using Excel to write your reports presented by Simon

McRae

What’s it about?: To introduce the basic functions of Excel (formulae, If statements and concatenate) To outline a plan for creating an assessment spreadsheet using a basic rubric, that significantly helps to write your reports. Who’s it for?: CPT leaders or other staff who are keen to reduce workload and help students connect more closely with assessment criteria. When and where will it be held?: Tuesday, MYC Anything to prepare or bring?: Laptops if computer room is not available Back to top

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August 20-23 2012


Using Microsoft Outlook for your email presented by Karen

Eastlake

What’s it about?: This is a beginners workshop for people who have only ever used the webbased Edumail for their email and would prefer the greater functionality of Microsoft Outlook. Some of the things you will learn to do include; create your contacts list, add the MPSC logo to your signature, create rules to automatically put emails into folders so you don't lose them,generate your own (DL's) distribution lists , work offline, set up your calendar with pop-up reminders for meetings, amoung other things. Who’s it for?: Anyone who is looking to make their email simpler and use the calendar functions to increase their own organisation. When and where will it be held?: Monday, SC Anything to prepare or bring?: Participants will need to bring their laptops with them. Back to top

Working with same-sex-attracted young people presented by Baseline

/ City of Whittlesea

What’s it about?: Led by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria and Rainbow Network Victoria, this session will explore some of the key health and wellbeing issues for same sex attracted and transgender young people, and the impacts of homophobia. Participants will be introduced to research in this area, and will take the first steps in developing strategies for improving their own practice and service delivery. We will explore the ways in which we understand difference, and look at how we can all work together to tackle discrimination. Who’s it for?: Anyone When and where will it be held?: Tuesday, SC Back to top

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August 20-23 2012


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