Christian Studies Leaders Lab days – 20 May
In response to feedback from Christian Studies Leaders (CSL) in term 1, we will continue using an Awareness Based Systems Leadership approach with CSLs for a further 3 days in 2019. These are included in the LESNW Events as Christian Studies Leaders Lab – Day 2 (in term 2), Day 3 (in term 3) and Day 4 (in term 4). CSLs will continue to explore and develop prototypes for their learning communities in Christian Studies (previously called Christian Studies Leaders Days).
Please see the attached flyer for further information. LCs GEN ED (CSLD flier) 2019 May
Christian Studies and the Early Years – 21 May
Over the years, Early Years leaders have been working towards an alignment of the CSCF (Christian Studies Curriculum Framework) with the EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework). As a result, we have invited interested teachers and/or leaders from Early Years centres to be part of a working group. Please see the attached flyer for further information. LCs GEN ED (Flier CS and Early Years) 190521
Christian Studies Leaders connecting with Teaching and Learning Leaders
Thank you for accommodating dates and times for us to connect with key leaders in your learning communities. We are finding these shared conversations valuable, as we get to know your community’s needs and discuss possible directions forward in supporting you as leaders of influence in the CS learning area. If this connection time has not yet been set up with your CS and T&L Leaders and us, we invite you to contact Phyllis (phone 08 8267 5565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a suitable date and time for us to connect in person, via phone or LifeSize during term 2.
Christian Studies teacher induction – 6 and 27 May
These 2 x 1-hour Lifesize sessions have been developed for teachers new to Christian Studies (CS), or for those who have not yet commenced their Equip workshops. They are designed to start orientating new teachers to the Christian Studies Curriculum Framework (CSCF). Sessions are from 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm. We ask that the Christian Studies Leader be present with their new CS teachers during the sessions to be part of the conversation, learning and to provide assistance.
Please register participants via Events at www.lesnw.edu.au.
Equip 1 – 30/31 May and August 12
We look forward to facilitating this new version of Equip soon! Please ensure participants register via Events for Group A (dates above) or Group B (19/20 August, 25 October).
As in previous years, ALC graduates who are teaching CS will need to collate a portfolio for Accreditation. Once portfolios are ready to be shared with one of us, please email us to set up a time for this discussion. Graduate portfolio criteria can be found here: ALC graduate portfolio criteria
GROW – CS teachers professional learning
In response to requests from CS teaching staff to attend professional learning in CS, we are providing several opportunities for CS teachers to engage in workshops during term 3. These will allow further investigation and learning on selected Key Ideas of the CSCF. Examples include a focus on prayer (CC3) and service (CL2). Please monitor Update information and the LESNW Events page for specific dates, and the focus areas based on CSCF key ideas.