2013 OPL Major Event Calendar

Professional Learning Major Events - 2013 Archive

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April

DATE TBA

Children's Literature – Module 1
Presenters: Professor Robyn Ewing and Bill Spence

May

Fri 10

Teaching language, literature and literacy in kindergarten
Presenter: Robyn Wild

Wed 22 & Wed 29
9.30am–3.30pm

Two-day workshop in professional practice supervision for practitioners in human, health, community and social services
Presenter: Roslyn Giles AM

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of theoretical approaches to professional practice supervision of staff
  • Identify and develop supervision processes that are critical to the enhancement of professional practice and the appropriate strategies and skills to implement them
  • Critique the relevance of these approaches in a range of practice settings
  • Identify and analyse key features of an organisational environment in which supervision plays a positive role and demonstrate the skills to do this
  • Analyse issues that may arise in the supervision process and identify appropriate strategies to address these (for example the influence of power on the relationship between supervisor and supervisee, structural inequalities such as race, gender, age).

Cost: $385

June

Fri 14

Quality literature for quality learning
Presenters: Professor Robyn Ewing and Bill Spence

Tue 11
9.30am–1pm

Half-day introductory course in motivational interviewing for enhancing change talk
Presenter: Dr Kate Russell

This program may be taken as a stand-alone course but is also a prerequisite for the two-day intensive workshop. Recently updated to include all the latest advancements from the 3rd edition of Miller and Rollnick’s Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, this formal presentation, group discussion and related activities will focus on conversations for change. "Motivational interviewing" is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to change. It is a person-centred, guided method for evoking change talk and enhancing intrinsic motivation. It is a model to describe how people change certain health-related behaviours (such as stopping smoking or starting physical activity) and examines an individual’s own fears and difficulties in order to resolve the issue. Participants will develop an understanding of motivational interviewing and key strategies.

Cost: $132 (incl. GST)

Wed 12 & Thu 13
9am–4pm

Two-day intensive workshop in motivational interviewing for enhancing change talk
Presenter: Dr Kate Russell

The workshop program will explore motivational interviewing in detail, providing practical techniques to resolve ambivalence. Day 1 will develop further understandings and begin an exploration of the use of the technique. Day 2 will focus on enhancing skills and strategies. The format will include formal presentations and practical workshop activities with opportunities for discussion. The focus will be on interactive delivery where individuals practice techniques within the sessions. Completion of the half-day introductory course is prerequisite for enrolment. Please confirm when you register that you have completed the introductory course within the past year.

Cost: $440 (incl. GST)

Thu 20

Creative arts workshop
Presenters: Professor Robyn Ewing and Dr Robyn Gibson

Mon 24 & Tue 25

Successful Learning Conference 2013

July

Thu 18

Certificate in Educational Studies (Learning Support) (workshop 1 of 5)
Presenter/academic coordinator: Associate Professor David Evans

Fri 26

Teaching reading K–6
Presenter: Robyn Wild

August

Thu 1, 15 & 29

Certificate in Educational Studies (Learning Support) (workshops 2, 3 & 4 of 5)
Presenter/academic coordinator: Associate Professor David Evans

Fri 9

Australian curriculum – implementing the new Mathematics Syllabus in NSW: a professional learning day for all teachers of mathematics, stages 4 & 5
Presenters: TBA

Fri 16

Teaching writing K–6
Presenter: Robyn Wild

Sat 17

Australian curriculum – implementing the new English K–10 Syllabus in NSW: a professional learning day for all teachers of English
Presenters: Dr Don Carter and Associate Professor Jacqueline Manuel

September

Thu 12

Certificate in Educational Studies (Learning Support) (workshop 5 of 5)
Presenter/academic coordinator: Associate Professor David Evans

October

Fri 11

Teaching comprehension K–6
Presenter: Robyn Wild

Fri 25

Australian curriculum – implementing the new Mathematics Syllabus in NSW: a professional learning day for all teachers of mathematics, stages 4 & 5
Convenor: Associate Professor Judy Anderson

November

Thu 7

Game Sense for Teaching and Coaching Conference 2013
Convenor: John Evans

Mon 18
9.30am–1pm

Half-day introductory course in motivational interviewing for enhancing change talk
Presenter: Dr Kate Russell

This program may be taken as a stand-alone course but is also a prerequisite for the two-day intensive workshop. Recently updated to include all the latest advancements from the 3rd edition of Miller and Rollnick’s Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, this formal presentation, group discussion and related activities will focus on conversations for change. "Motivational interviewing" is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to change. It is a person-centred, guided method for evoking change talk and enhancing intrinsic motivation. It is a model to describe how people change certain health-related behaviours (such as stopping smoking or starting physical activity) and examines an individual’s own fears and difficulties in order to resolve the issue. Participants will develop an understanding of motivational interviewing and key strategies.

Cost: $132 (incl. GST)

Tue 19 & Wed 20
9am–4pm

Two-day intensive workshop in motivational interviewing for enhancing change talk
Presenter: Dr Kate Russell

The workshop program will explore motivational interviewing in detail, providing practical techniques to resolve ambivalence. Day 1 will develop further understandings and begin an exploration of the use of the technique. Day 2 will focus on enhancing skills and strategies. The format will include formal presentations and practical workshop activities with opportunities for discussion. The focus will be on interactive delivery where individuals practice techniques within the sessions. Completion of the half-day introductory course is prerequisite for enrolment. Please confirm when you register that you have completed the introductory course within the past year.

Cost: $440 (incl. GST)

December

Thu 12 & Fri 13

2013 Aboriginal Studies Association Conference
Contact: Cathie Burgess