webinars

WHAT IS A WEBINAR?

A webinar is a live, web-based conference that uses the internet to connect the individual hosting the webinar to an audience of viewers and listeners from all over the world.

Hosts can show themselves speaking through the use of their webcams, switch to their computer screen for slideshows or demonstrations and even invite guests from other locations to co-host the webinar with them.

Webinar platforms also offer interactive features that the audience can use to ask questions and chat with host. Many people who host webinars include Q&A sessions at the end to answer questions about the content from the presentation

CRTPD and the TLN utilise the Adobe Connect Webinar Tool for all the online sessions and presentations.

2019 Webinars

There will be 45 webinars delivered in the CRTPD program in 2019.

Below is a list of the webinars that have been confirmed with more titles and dates to be confirmed and published in the near future. 

 

Collection 1: Completed on the 27th March, 2019

Michael Victory

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Explore the the framework designed for improving student outcomes in the classroom. This session will give participants an overview of the four components of this model.

Benjamin Pisani

Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm

This presentation is divided into 2 parts:

  • Part 1 – A pre-recorded video which you will be required to watch BEFORE the published webinar date.

    In this introductory session we will explore different digital technology tools that are used in contemporary classrooms. This will include an introduction to the concepts of webinars, on-demand courses, and the CRTPD.com website. You will be introduced to some of the basic tools that you can access.  

                            CLICK ON THIS LINK TO ACCESS THE PRE-RECOREDED VIDEO FOR PART 1

 

  • Part 2 – A live webinar with the presenter.

    This live webinar will be a Q&A session where you can ask specific questions about the material covered. The presenter will work to provide answers to these questions during the session. The presenter will also explore some additional tools in the live session which can help you in your classrooms or your own professional development learning. 

By: Coby Beatson

Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Purposeful routines for students and identifying clear transitions between each step in the lesson.

Laura Greaves

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

This session will provide techniques and strategies that can be used in the classroom to maximise learning for students with ASD.

Belinda Webb

Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

This course goes back to the basics of behaviour management, examining the role that content, teaching and learning strategies and relationships play in creating a positive learning environment.

Benjamin Pisani

Time: 8.00pm to 9.00pm

CRTs are often asked to teach at short notice, and often the regular teacher hasn’t left a lesson plan. This course explores creating learning intentions quickly that link in with what the students are learning. Learn the ways you can quickly assess student needs and communicate the learning intentions to the students.

Collection 2: Completed on the 8th May, 2019

Hannah Galloway

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

This session explores the VIT’s Victorian Teaching Profession Code of Conduct and how it applies to CRTs in their workplace. Themes explored will be best practice regarding professional conduct, personal conduct and professional competence.

Benjamin Pisani

Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm

The Practice Principles for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are nine new principles that provide you with a starting point to analyse professional practice. This session is designed to help you become familiar with the principles and to explore how they can support you to create a positive climate for learning. CRTs who choose this session should also consider registering for the session titled, The Practice Principles – excellence in teaching and learning.

Coby Beatson

Time: THIS SESSION WAS RESCHEDULED TO 16th OCTOBER 2019 (7.00 TO 8.00PM)

 This workshop focuses on how to encourage a growth mindset toward learning for students and how this can help us as teachers.

Ian Reed

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

.In this session you will be encouraged to to understand and enhance your own understanding of Mathematics. The session is designed to show you examples of how simple Mathematics formulas are being taught in contemporary primary classrooms.

Emily Paterson

Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

This course looks at the way a teacher can use their presence and voice to engage students more thoroughly. It asks participants to examine their posture, demeanour and use of voice and how these could be adjusted for different circumstances.

Belinda Webb

Time: 8.00pm to 9.00pm

Understanding the content of an individual education plan is an important skill for a CRT. In this session the presenter will explore the general composition of an individual education plan and some key techniques for following the plan for each student.

Collection 3: Completed on the 29th May 2019

Abby Boyer

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

The Practice Principles for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are nine principles which provide a starting point to analyse professional practice. This session will investigate how the Practice Principles can create a starting point for the implementation of this model into your teaching practice. CRTs who choose this session should also consider registering for the session titled, The Practice Principles – a positive climate for learning. If after the live date the session can be completed from the on-demand catalogue.

Laura Zinghini

Time: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 16TH OCTOBER 2019 (8.00-9.00PM)

It is important for every teacher working in a secondary environment to foster students’ creative writing skills. From reluctant writers to budding authors, each student has their own challenges to overcome. In this session the presenter will outline approaches that she has used in her classroom.

Laura Greaves

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT ON FUTURE COLLECTIONS FOR THE NEW DATE

This workshop explores the characteristics of resilience and how these might be expressed by secondary students. The creation of safe spaces as well as techniques and strategies for enhancement of resilience skills will be explored.

Gail Preston

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

This session will focus on identifying factors that might indicate a student has dyslexia. The session will outline the steps that you can implement as a CRT to assist students with dyslexia in your classrooms

Michelle Meracis

Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

In this session the presenter will outline the meaning of STEM and approaches that she has used to implement a STEM curriculum in her classrooms.

David Innes

Time: 8.00pm to 9.00pm

Using games in the classroom is now accepted as a strategy to enhance student learning. Games can make learning fun and engaging and help consolidate learning. There are challenges in implementing game based learning. This session will explore the benefits of game based approaches in a secondary Maths classroom and strategies to overcome some of the challenges.

Collection 4: Completed on the 12th June 2019

Hannah Galloway

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

This session will include information on the requirements of gaining full registration; strategies for completing these requirements as a CRT; the inquiry-based process for collecting evidence of practice and how CRTs can develop an appropriate inquiry question in their context; examples of how CRTs can collect evidence of practice; and accessing resources for completing the process to move to (full) registration.

Abby Boyer

Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm

High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) are ten instructional practices that reliably increase student learning. This is one of five sessions designed to support your understanding of HITS and help you to incorporate these practices into your teaching. In this session the focus is on lifting the performance of all students by helping them to understand their own learning processes, and on differentiation approaches that you use as a teacher to better meet the learning needs of students.

Zack Haddock

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

This session aims to support you to understand the protocols that influence curriculum and teaching and learning approaches for Koorie education in Victorian primary and secondary schools.

Benjamin Pisani

Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Classrooms have different set up and connection methods to get digital technology functioning. You might be using, or want to use, bluetooth speakers, projectors, televisions, smart boards, chrome cast or Apple TV. This session will provide some basic information about technology, and some step by step instructions, that will assist you in incorporating digital technology into your teaching.

David Innes

Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

In this session you will be encouraged to to understand and enhance your own understanding of Mathematics. The session is designed to show you examples of how simple Mathematics formulas are being taught in contemporary secondary classrooms.

David Vinegrad

Time: 8.00pm to 9.00pm

This session outlines strategies to manage challenging behaviour in the heat of the moment. The presenter will explain how to progress through a difficult behavioural scenario using calm and assertive dialogue instead of anxious and aggressive responses. The presenter will also explore the foundations that can be created in a classroom to minimise the likelihood of a serious incident.

Collection 5: 31st July 2019

To Be Confirmed

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

This is a broad role involving students, parents and colleagues. The expectations may range from counsellor to crowd control to miracle worker.  This session will be run by a student welfare coordinator and shall discuss how the role fits into school and how CRT’s can connect.

Abbey Boyer

Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm

The Pedagogical Model developed by the Department of Education and Training describes what effective teachers do in the classroom to engage students in intellectually challenging work. The model has five domains, Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate which are linked to the Practice Principles and HITS. In this session the model, and these domains, will be investigated.Abbey 

Zack Haddock

Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

This will be a general knowledge session that covers basic information about aboriginal knowledge and approaches to learning.

Lori Pereira

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) are ten instructional practices that reliably increase student learning. This is one of five sessions designed to support your understanding of HITS and help you to incorporate these practices into your teaching. In this session the presenter will investigate explicit teaching and the use of worked examples, and how they enhance student learning.

Gail Preston

Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Education support staff members may hold valuable informaition about the learning program, and insights into the needs of individual students, in a classroom. For CRTs it can be helpful to quickly establish communication with education support staff. In this session the presenter will outline some strategies for creating a rapport with education support staff. 

Roland Lewis

Time: 8.00pm to 9.00pm

This session focuses on techniques that a teacher, working as a CRT, can use to support the development of reading skills among primary age students.

Collection 6: 28th August 2019

Cathy Hickey

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

The Child Safe Standards have been updated. This session will take participants through what is expected of teachers, the new Reportable Conduct Scheme, the VIT power of interim suspension and the resources available from the Victorian DET.

Laura Greaves

Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm

How do you go about setting up classroom expectations? What does the Victorian DET’s School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) suggest to assist teachers to improve social behaviour and academic outcomes? This session explores aspects of classroom practice such as expectations, non-negotiables, ownership, feedback and much more.

Lori Peria

Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Description to be updated soon.

Amanda Hiorth

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Most classrooms have students who experience is of English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D). This session will investigate teaching activities that have been successful for EAL/D students in both primary and secondary schools.

Ian Reed

Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Engaging students in literacy and numeracy activities can be challenging. While some students may be switched on for some activities it is a challenge to keep everyone motivated while still covering everything that is required in the curriculum. Explore how games are an excellent way of making learning interesting and engaging.

David Vinegrad

Time: 8.00pm to 9.00pm

This is an introductory session for those unsure of the current thinking about restorative practice; a theory that has been evolving for many years in education. The course will break down the practice for participants and present ways to implement it in the classroom.

Collection 7: 11th September 2019

Benjamin Pisani

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) are ten instructional practices that reliably increase student learning. This is one of five sessions designed to support your understanding of HITS and help you to incorporate these practices into your teaching. This session focuses on using questioning and feedback, and how they can be used to redirect and refocus students to the possibilities in the learning task.

To Be Confirmed

Time: 5.00pm to 6.00pm

This will be a general knowledge session that covers basic information about gender and the sexual orientation of students as it might manifest across the age range of school students.

Coby Beatson

Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) are ten instructional practices that reliably increase student learning. This is one of five sessions designed to support your understanding of HITS and help you to incorporate these practices into your teaching. In this session the presenter will explore the impact of collaborative learning and multiple exposures on student enagement.

Laura Greaves

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

This workshop explores the characteristics of resilience and how these might be expressed by primary students. The creation of safe spaces as well as techniques and strategies for enhancement of resilience skills will be explored.

Emily Paterson

Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

This session focuses on a much overlooked, overworked and misunderstood teaching resource, your voice. Understand the mechanics of your voice, learn about caring and warming up your vocal cords and know the warning signs of vocal damage. We’ll also look at tips for softening your environment to reduce the strain on your voice. The session includes practical exercises for you to try. 

Roland Lewis

Time: 8.00pm to 9.00pm

Forming and voicing ideas can be difficult, particularly for children who are unsure of how to communicate effectively or have yet to develop the vocabulary needed to articulate their ideas. In this session the presenter will explore ideas for promoting student voice in the primary classroom.

Collection 8: 16th October 2019

Hannah Galloway

Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

This session outlines what you will need to do if VIT audits your registration.  VIT randomly selects teachers for auditing after their renewal each year, and throughout the year for teachers moving to (full) registration. Understanding your registration requirements and what is involved in an audit will help you be prepared. 

Laura Zinghini

Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

In this session the presenter will explore the techniques of persuasion and critical thinking. She will outline approaches she uses to develop persuasive writing skills among the students in her classrooms.

Coby Beatson

Time: 7.00pm to 8.00pm

 This workshop focuses on how to encourage a growth mindset toward learning for students and how this can help us as teachers.

David Innes

Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Teaching a class that contains one or more gifted students creates many opportunities for teachers to reflect deeply on their practice. Following basic principles will help ensure the needs of gifted students are catered for effectively. This session will examine pedagogy that is most effective with gifted students, how to ensure the curriculum is relevant for gifted students, and explore strategies to support gifted students with those things that don’t come easily to them.

Laura Zinghini 

Time: 8.00pm to 9.00pm

It is important for every teacher working in a secondary environment to foster students’ creative writing skills. From reluctant writers to budding authors, each student has their own challenges to overcome. In this session the presenter will outline approaches that she has used in her classroom.

ALL WEBINARS ARE RECORDED AND WILL BE STORED IN THE ON DEMAND CATALOGUE. THIS WILL APPEAR WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE DATE OF THE WEBINAR.