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    • Parent Webinar 15 - Mental Fitness for Families
      With tough assignments, full schedules and day to day family responsibilities, life can be challenging for both parents and their children.  It is not surprising that families forget to focus on their own well-being which can lead to stress, poor family relationships, feeling anxious and overwhelmed.  The good news is that anyone can acquire the tools you need to stay mentally fit.  Just like physical fitness, maintaining mental fitness requires regular activities and practices.  Creating habits to improve  your strength, endurance, flexibility and team can help the whole family achieve optimal functioning, whether that be on the field, in your relationships at home, in the classroom or in the workplace.  In this webinar you will learn evidence-based practical activities that can help you and your family improve your wellbeing and thrive at home, school and work. 

      PLEASE NOTE - Parents do not need to register; just access the following webinar address at the advertised time - https://zoom.us/j/547212551
      School staff are asked to register in the normal fashion.
      AITSL Standards for teachers:
      Presenters
      • Dr Paula Robinson
      • Dr. Paula Robinson, Ph.D is a Consulting Psychologist and an Author & Speaker. Following a career as a senior executive, Dr Paula Robinson is now a registered, consulting Psychologist, author, speaker and Managing Director of the Positive Psychology Institute. Paula specialises in the science, application and integration of traditional Psychology and Positive Psychology. Paula has completed her Bachelor of Science with first class honours and her Ph.D in Positive Psychology with a mental fitness focus, as well as numerous research studies, book chapters, invited presentations, workshops and strategic positive change programmes for government, private organisations, schools and the wider community. Paula has been invited to present at conferences in Australia, Paris, Doha, Singapore and China on her work with schools and organisations. Paula has worked with over 300 schools, training and implementing both large and smaller scale Positive Education initiatives for leaders, teachers, students and parents. Paula has performed numerous expert advisory panel and media roles and is currently a lecturer for the University of Wollongong, Sydney Business School, Laureate Universities and guest lecturer at Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education. Paula has just published her first book in applied Positive Psychology in education, titled "Practising Positive Education: A Guide to Improve Wellbeing Literacy in Schools" has received exceptional reviews.
      Provider: Queensland Independent Schools Parents Network Ltd
      Platform: ZOOM Webinar
      Target Audience: parents and educators
      DateTime (ACT, NSW, Victoria) 
      Wednesday, 06 June 201807:45 PM - 08:45 PMView Webcast
    • Innovative Schools Webinar Series - Session 6
      Presentation 1- Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College - Kati Varela presents "The complexity of effective feedback"
      Receiving feedback is a widely recognised step in helping students improve on their work. However, it is also undeniable that feedback is only useful if it is taken in to account and acted upon. This session will discuss a variety of strategies and tools that can be used in providing feedback to students as well as to help them take action on it. Some other ideas related to the process of receiving feedback and generally communicating with students will be discussed

      Presentation 2 - Nowra Anglican College - Keturah Jones presents "Incorporating Positive Psychology and Christian Theology to create a whole-school Pastoral Care framework"
      The Coordinator of Pastoral Care at Nowra Anglican College will share how she created a whole-school Pastoral Care framework that includes research in Positive Psychology and Christian Theology. Looking at the ways empirical science corresponds with the teachings of the Bible, she will explain how you can create a stand-alone Pastoral Care framework or a framework that complements an existing Teaching and Learning framework in order to improve student wellbeing outcomes.

      Please note - the order of descriptions above is alphabetic and may not be indicative of presentation order on the day.

      Full Series Flier can be found at https://www.isdcn.edu.au/Platform/NPN%20documents/ISDCN_Webinar_Series_Innovative_Schools.pdf  
        
       
      AITSL Standards for teachers:
      Provider: ISDCN
      Platform: ZOOM Webinar
      Target Audience: all educators
      DateTime (ACT, NSW, Victoria) 
      Thursday, 07 June 201803:50 PM - 04:50 PMView Webcast
    • Parent Webinar 16 - Harnessing a teenager’s ability to exert self-control
      Teenagers’ minds are still growing, and they will keep developing until their mind is more or less completed in their mid 20s. Daniel Goleman says that a teenager’s ability to exert self-control is predicated on the teenager’s ability to identify,then track, then manage his or her behaviour. And, it’s in that order. Teenagers can’t manage strong emotion unless they first identify and then track, he says. Some teenagers need help to know ‘when’ and ‘how’ to apply their mental ‘brakes’. This can be harder to achieve if it’s not practised earlier in a child’s development, but it’s never too late. The ability to identify, track and manage behaviour is something that can be practised if only we know what to do to help our teenage son or daughter to do it.

      Most commonly, some of the mental ‘software’ to wrestle with strong emotions already exists in most teenagers. ‘Restraint-ability, as it turns out, builds throughout childhood development with each passing year being accompanied by more and more capacity to exert self-control.

      But, there are many things that parents can do to maximise a teenager’s restraint ability. To start with, parents need to be able to control three things at home for their teenager’s mind to work best. They need to ensure that a teenager gets enough sleep, that they limit a teenager’s use
      of technology and that we limit the risks of using drugs or alcohol.
       
      This webinar will address what a parent can do, to maximise a teenager’s self-control.

      Please note – PARENTS do NOT need to register – just turn up at the following link at the advertised time - https://zoom.us/j/707901632
      Parents will NOT be required to speak or be seen on video. You will however be encouraged to interact and ask questions through a text chat tool. 
      First time zoom "Webinar" users should view: https://www.isdcn.edu.au/Platform/NPN%20documents/ZOOM%20BASICS.pdf 
      AITSL Standards for teachers:
      Presenters
      • Michael Hawton
      • Michael Hawton, MAPS is a registered psychologist and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. He is a former, trained primary school teacher. He is the main trainer for Parentshop, which has produced a suite of adult education training courses since 2006. Michael has authored two books: Talk Less Listen More – solutions for children’s difficult behaviour (2013) and Engaging Adolescents - holding tough conversations with teenagers (2017). His two books have sold over 65,000 copies worldwide and both have been translated into Mandarin. Michael ‘s parenting and teacher behaviour management programmes are listed on various compendia of child mental health websites, as evidenced-based approaches for parents and educators. He has worked with the UNFPA in Vietnam and for the New Oriental Technology & Education Group in China.
      Provider: Parentshop
      Platform: ZOOM Webinar
      Target Audience: parents and staff
      DateTime (ACT, NSW, Victoria) 
      Wednesday, 08 August 201807:45 PM - 08:45 PMView Webcast
    • National Child Protection Week - Cyberbullying and blackmail – how to speak up and stay safe
      This session supports National Child Protection Week by helping students understand the part they can play in creating a safer online community for everyone.

      The students will follow the story of a group of students as they navigate trust in online friendships and learn to respect the values and rights of others online.

      This presentation will address Australian Curriculum outcomes, particularly in the area of Ethical Understandings. 

      Students will:

           examine values accepted and enacted within various communities

           monitor consistency between rights and responsibilities when interacting face-to-face or through social media

      The session will run for approximately 40 mins.
      AITSL Standards for teachers:
      Provider: Office of the eSafety Commissioner
      Platform: ZOOM Webinar
      Target Audience: students in 5 and 6
      DateTime (ACT, NSW, Victoria) 
      Tuesday, 04 September 201811:00 AM - 11:40 AMNo Webcast
    • Parent Webinar 17 - The development of emotional intelligence in primary school-aged children
      Much work has been done in the past decade to show that parents can help children to build-on their children’s developmental progress across their childhood. We know, for example, that children will develop cognitively to do increasingly more complex activities. Whole school curricula are based on children’s abilities at certain ages. But, what we are also learning is that parents can help children become more aware of their emotions and therefore they can be coached to tolerate and manage their emotions. This ability to wrestle with strong emotions is very important in helping children to learn better at school - something that has been demonstrated in the research on emotional intelligence over the past decade.

      In this webinar, Michael will explore the nature of emotional intelligence and how parents can act in ways to develop their child’s emotional intelligence.

      Please note – PARENTS do NOT need to register – just turn up at the following link at the advertised time - https://zoom.us/j/374267168
      Parents will NOT be required to speak or be seen on video. You will however be encouraged to interact and ask questions through a text chat tool. 
      First time zoom "Webinar" users should view: https://www.isdcn.edu.au/Platform/NPN%20documents/ZOOM%20BASICS.pdf 
      AITSL Standards for teachers:
      Presenters
      • Michael Hawton
      • Michael Hawton, MAPS is a registered psychologist and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. He is a former, trained primary school teacher. He is the main trainer for Parentshop, which has produced a suite of adult education training courses since 2006. Michael has authored two books: Talk Less Listen More – solutions for children’s difficult behaviour (2013) and Engaging Adolescents - holding tough conversations with teenagers (2017). His two books have sold over 65,000 copies worldwide and both have been translated into Mandarin. Michael ‘s parenting and teacher behaviour management programmes are listed on various compendia of child mental health websites, as evidenced-based approaches for parents and educators. He has worked with the UNFPA in Vietnam and for the New Oriental Technology & Education Group in China.
      Provider: Parentshop
      Platform: ZOOM Webinar
      Target Audience: parents and staff
      DateTime (ACT, NSW, Victoria) 
      Thursday, 06 September 201807:45 PM - 08:45 PMNo Webcast
    • Virtual Excursion - Infectious & non-infectious diseases - Museum of Human Disease
      Infectious and non-infectious diseases, using museum specimens and virtual microscopy we detail the impacts of significant infectious and non-infectious diseases, talking about the immune system, treatments and preventative measures for each.  We detail the effectiveness and limitations of vaccinations and Antibiotics.
      AITSL Standards for teachers:
      Provider: Museum of Human Disease
      Platform: ZOOM Meeting
      Target Audience: junior secondary students
      DateTime (ACT, NSW, Victoria) 
      Wednesday, 24 October 201812:00 PM - 01:15 PMNo Webcast
    • Innovative Schools Webinar Series 2 - Session 1
      Presentation 1 - Knox Grammar Preparatory School- Ian Fairhurst presents "Global Changemakers - Empowering students with a sense of agency to make change"

      We will be sharing our approach to up-skilling our students for the world of 2030. Using a combination of conceptual inquiry and applied technology skills our goal is to empower our students with a sense of agency and the capacity to make change when they see a need. Specific examples will be shared and resources provided aligning with the new Digital and Design Technologies curriculum content.
       
      AITSL Standards for teachers:
      Provider: ISDCN
      Platform: ZOOM Webinar
      Target Audience: all educators
      DateTime (ACT, NSW, Victoria) 
      Tuesday, 30 October 201804:00 PM - 05:00 PMView Webcast
    • Innovative Schools Webinar Series 2 - Session 2
      Presentation 1 - Eastside Lutheran College - Wendy Ruback presents "Respect, Responsibility and Risk"

      Creating an inclusive culture  and conditions in which  all students thrive.


      Presentation 2 - Seymour College - Jodi Gordon presents "Learning Analytics K-12, digging deep into student data"

      We will provide specific examples of our College's innovative and strategic use of learning analytics platforms. With examples of learning analytics data visualizations and dashboards, we will provide and overview of learning analytics for deeper insights into students' ability, learning, performance, achievement and engagement, leading to purposeful actions for our teachers.

      Presentation 3 - St Paul Lutheran School- Bec Mattner & Jess Robinson present "Purposeful Learning Spaces and Experiences in the Upper Primary"

      Utilising aspects of Reggio Emilia to create purposeful learning spaces in an upper primary setting, St Paul has blended pedagogical approaches such as Project Based Learning, Design Thinking and Writers Workshops to give students much more ownership over their own learning. 


      Please note - the order of descriptions above is alphabetic and may not be indicative of presentation order on the day.
      AITSL Standards for teachers:
      Provider: ISDCN
      Platform: ZOOM Webinar
      Target Audience: all educators
      DateTime (ACT, NSW, Victoria) 
      Thursday, 01 November 201804:00 PM - 05:00 PMView Webcast
    • Parent Webinar 18 - Schoolies Celebrations - Advice for parents
      Parents play an important role in preparing their teens for end-of-year celebrations. If your teenager is planning to partake in Schoolies, it’s important to talk to your teen about their plans. This webinar will draw together three groups integrally involved in the safe running of Schoolies celebrations each year across Australia and internationally:

      * Safer Schoolies Initiative (QLD Government) - Is a whole of government response to the Schoolies holiday season across Queensland. The Queensland Government does not promote Schoolies, rather works in partnership with local council and community groups to provide diversionary activities, support services and safety initiatives to help young people stay safe during end-of-school celebrations and minimise potential impacts of these gatherings on local communities. There are two key Schoolies locations across Queensland - Airlie Beach and the Gold Coast. Each location provides services to support school-leavers, including street patrols, walk-home services, schoolies-only areas, free water and medical assistance.

      * Red Frog (Australia) - In 1997,  Red Frogs Australia founder Andy Gourley hit Schoolies Week on the Gold Coast with his skateboarding mates and realised the need for a designated sober person. Over the next 20 years, Red Frogs grew to be the largest harm-prevention program in Australia for both Schoolies and universities. In situations such as Schoolies/Leavers Week, excessive consumption of alcohol and other substances means that things can often get out of hand and potentially alter the direction of a young person’s future. The Red Frog crew act as the eyes and ears in accommodation venues and out on the streets, providing a positive peer presence to school leavers. Each year over 1500 Red Frog volunteers provide direct relief, safety and support to young people during Schoolies Week across 17 locations nationally and internationally.

      * Schoolies.com - Jenny Fryer will outline tips and advice for the practicalities of booking accommodation etc. for Schoolie venues across the country. Schoolies.com is in its 30th year of operation with over 580,000 students having used their services in that time. They offer centralised, online (or telephone) booking service for over 140 properties in all popular schoolies destinations nationally (QLD, NSW,VIC, WA) and internationally (Bali, Fiji). Packages offered to students include Photo ID passes, 24 Hour helpline for students/parents/property managers plus additional security arrangements.

      Please note – PARENTS do NOT need to register – just turn up at the following link at the advertised time - https://zoom.us/j/107557266
      Parents will NOT be required to speak or be seen on video. You will however be encouraged to interact and ask questions through a text chat tool. 
      First time zoom "Webinar" users should view: https://www.isdcn.edu.au/Platform/NPN%20documents/ZOOM%20BASICS.pdf
      AITSL Standards for teachers:
      Provider: ISDCN
      Platform: ZOOM Webinar
      Target Audience: parents and staff of year 10,11 & 12 students
      DateTime (ACT, NSW, Victoria) 
      Thursday, 01 November 201808:30 PM - 09:30 PMView Webcast
    • Innovative Schools Webinar Series 2 - Session 3
      Presentation 1 - Annesley Junior School - Sarah Walsh & Luke Ritchie present "Children are Capable Now, Not Just in the Future"

      We are rapidly transforming the manner in which we work with young people. At Annesley we are moving from the traditional schooling model to a space where young people are empowered to be global, creative and entrepreneurial. 


      Presentation 2 - Sheldon College - Chris Niven presents "Developing a Mathematics Culture in Middle Years"

      Outlining the strategies taken to build a positive culture of mathematics for students and teachers in the Middle Years, focusing particularly on the transition years from primary school to high school.

      Please note - the order of descriptions above is alphabetic and may not be indicative of presentation order on the day.

      AITSL Standards for teachers:
      Provider: ISDCN
      Platform: ZOOM Webinar
      Target Audience: all educators
      DateTime (ACT, NSW, Victoria) 
      Wednesday, 07 November 201804:00 PM - 05:00 PMNo Webcast
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