Advanced Strategies for Student Performance

Introduction to Personalising Learning

What is Personalised Learning & why it is important?
The Elements of Personalised Learning
Role of Student, Teacher and Parent
Culture, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Technology
Personalised Learning Focus in your Classroom

Strategies for Teaching Large Classes

Large Classes: Challenges & Opportunities
Creating Effective Learning Environments
Managing Large Classes
Teaching Large Classes Effectively

Facilitating Collaborative Group Work

Why do we need collaborative group work?
What is ‘collaborative group work’?
Strategies for facilitating group work
What to avoid when using group work
Using group work more effectively

Teaching Effective Study Skills

Why Developing Effective Study Skills is Important
Developing: Listening, Reading Comprehension and Memory
Preparing for Study & Time Management
Key Study Skills
Managing Stress

Teaching for Higher Order Understanding

Why Students Need Higher Order Understanding
What is Meant by Higher Order Understanding?
Skills Necessary for Higher Order Understanding
Developing Higher Order Understanding
Assessment of Higher Order Understanding

Teaching Creative & Critical Thinking Skills

Why is Creative & Critical Thinking Important?
What are Creative & Critical Thinking Skills?
How to Teach Creative & Critical Thinking Skills
Success in Creative & Critical Thinking Skills
How to Establish a Culture of Thinking

Becoming a Subject Specialist

Teaching 0-3 Learners (Early Childhood)

Why focus on early learners?
Teaching Mathematical Language in the Early Years
Promoting Positive Behavior in the Early Years
English as a Second Language in the Early Years

Developing Literacy in 0-3 Learners

History of Teaching Reading
History of Teaching Writing
How Children Learn
Designing a balanced literacy session
Setting up for success

Teaching English (7-10)

Why English is important
The structure of English
Teaching English through reading
Teaching English through writing
Teaching English through speaking & listening
The importance of Teaching Science
Scientific Method as a Way of Thinking
Teaching Science Content
Teaching Science Practical Skills

Teaching Mathematics (7-10)

Why is Teaching Mathematics Important?
Motivating Your Students
Teaching Strategies
What to Avoid when Teaching Mathematics

Building Leadership Capacity

Why Work in Teams?
Characteristics of Effective Teams

Leading and Building a Team
Running Effective Team Meetings

Effective Assessment & Reporting

Effective Feedback to Improve Student Learning

What is Effective Feedback and why is it Important
Characteristics of Effective Feedback
Using Effective Feedback in the Classroom
Benefits of Effective Feedback

Writing Quality Tests & Examinations

Importance of Quality Tests and Examinations
The Purposes of Tests and Examinations
Types of Questions and their Functions
Writing Quality Tests and Exams
Creating Marking Rubrics

Teaching Effective Test & Exam Techniques

Why developing test/exam skills is important
Preparing for different types of exams & tests
Exam preparation skills
The day of the exam

Writing Quality Student Reports

Why are student reports important?
What Should be Included in a Student Report?
How to Write a Quality Student Report
How to Develop Consistency in Report Writing
Writing Constructive Comments

Foundations of Teaching Practice

How to Teach & Learn with IDEA

Why Use IDEA and What Is It?
Models for the Implementation of IDEA
Advantages of the Models for Teachers and Students
Checklists to Assist With the Implementation of the Models

Understanding IDEA Curriculum

Overview of IDEA Curriculum
Changes in Learning and Teaching
Research which underpins IDEA Curriculum
How IDEA Curriculum assists teachers & students

Developing a Personal Best focus with Students

Personal Best Focus and Why it is Important
Creating the Personal Best Classroom
Personal Best Goal Setting and Success Criteria
Assessing and Recording Personal Best Progress

Positive Ways to Manage Student Behaviour

Why is Effective Classroom Management Important?
Evaluating Approaches to Classroom Behaviour
Preventative Strategies for Managing Classroom Behaviour
Classroom Behaviour & Teacher-Student Relationships

Writing a Lesson Plan

Why it is Important to Have a Lesson Plan
How to Write a Lesson Plan
The Language of Lesson Plans
How Will you Know you Have a Good Lesson Plan?

Writing a Teaching Program for a Unit of Study

What is a Teaching Program?
Scheduling a Year-Long Teaching Program
Features of a Teaching Program
Steps to Prepare a Teaching Program
Checklist for Writing a Teaching Program

Asking Good Questions

The Importance of Asking Good Questions
Good Classroom Questioning Techniques
Using Questions to Develop Higher Order Thinking
Improve your Questioning in the Classroom
Teaching Students to ask Good Questions

Characteristics of Highly Effective Teachers

What is an Effective Teacher?
Effective Teachers and their Students
Effective Teachers: Content and how to Teach it
Effective Teachers Create Effective Classrooms
Effective Teachers Monitor their Students’ Progress
Effective Teachers Continue to Grow

Improving Student Learning & Wellbeing

Improving Student Learning Skills

The Importance of Teaching Students How to Learn
Understanding How Students Learn
Creating Self-directed Learners
Techniques for Improving Learning
Strategies for Students to Become Effective Learners

Teaching Students Who Have Difficulties With Learning

Why Do Some Students Have Difficulties Learning?
How We Teach Students Who Have Difficulties Learning
Strategies to Support Students With Learning Difficulties

Teaching Gifted Students

Why Do Gifted Students need different teaching?
What is Meant By ‘Gifted’?
Teaching Strategies for Gifted Students
What to Avoid When Teaching Gifted Students
Changes in Your Class to Cater for Gifted Students

Teaching Digital Citizenship and Cyber Safety

What is Digital Citizenship and why does it Matter?
The Seven Features of Digital Citizenship
Creating a Digital Citizenship Program
Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship

Whole School Organisation

Developing a School Culture of Achievement

School Culture & Why Should We Focus on it
Importance of a Culture of Achievement
How to Assess Your School’s Culture
Developing a Culture of Achievement

Using Data to Improve Classroom & School Performance

Why Using Data is Important
Types of School Data That Improve Performance
Classroom Data: Data That a Teacher Can Collect
Ways to analyse (using your own data) to improve student outcomes
Making a Survey

Integrating Technology: Professional Learning Plans

What is a School ICT Environment?
Planning & Technology in Teaching – Hardware
Planning & Technology in Teaching – Software
Building Technology-focused Professional Learning

Developing Effective Induction Programs

The Importance of Induction Programs
Student Induction Program
Novice Teacher Induction Program
New Teacher Induction Program
Administration Staff Induction Program
Parent Induction Program
Preservice Student Teacher Induction Program
Evaluation of Induction Programs