14 March 2018
|NRM Education works with school/pre-school communities to embed sustainability principles in their learning and management practices.
Here is how we can support you in your work:
· planning tools to track both your sustainability projects and the journey of EfS (Education for Sustainability) across the whole site, thereby helping embed sustainability into the school culture
· technical advice/support and site visits from our thirteen locally based NRM Education officers spread across the Adelaide region
· assistance with practical implementation of the six steps of the Earth Care Charter
· grants for school projects
· support with curriculum links around sustainability at staff planning days
· student capacity-building programs such as environment groups, Student Voice regional clusters, Youth Environment Council.
Why not subscribe to our Weekly e-Digest for teachers: http://www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/adelaidemtloftyranges/subscribe
For further info read our brochure at: http://www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/adelaidemtloftyranges/education/for-educators>
Best of all, we come at no cost to your school, plus we’re already working with some 24 Lutheran sites in SA, so why not join up and let us help you embed sustainability practices into your routine?
Contact your nearest NRM Education officer –
Central team 8234 7255
The CS Induction is an interim measure only during the transition phase from the current Equip to the new revised Equip (due for release in 2019); it does not replace any modules or units of the new Equip from 2019. This induction was developed with the intention of ensuring costs are kept to a minimum for learning communities.
The CS Induction consists of several components:
- Online coursework prior to Session 1 (open from 26 March at 9 am).
- Session 1: 1-hour webinar
- In-between work prior to Session 2
- Session 2: 1-hour webinar
- Post session submission
Please register for a Session 1 and a Session 2 time via the Events section on the LESNW website. The session times during Semester 1 are as follows:
- Wednesday 4th April from 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm OR
- Thursday 10th May 8 am – 9 am OR
- Thursday 10th May 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
- Wednesday 11th April from 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm OR
- Thursday 24th May 8 am – 9 am OR
- Thursday 24th May 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
We look forward to working with new CS teachers through this Induction program. Should you have any queries, please contact Phyllis Vosgerau via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Science, Mathematics, Leadership, Early Childhood, Differentiation, Conceptual Understanding and Assessment
Innovative Global Education is offering a series of workshops that cater for a cross section of subject areas, roles, interest and year levels, on the 5th – 6th May 2018 at Caulfield Grammar School, Melbourne.
Each workshop leader has been selected based on their expertise in the area they are presenting. Each workshop takes place for one and half days.
To find out more details about the workshop, the workshop leader and to register click on the URL link.
Planning for Conceptual Understanding with a Focus on Assessment for Understanding
Workshop Leader: Tania Lattanzio
Registration Link: https://2018cgsconceptassessment.eventbrite.com
50 Activities for Teaching Scientific Thinking to Grades K to 8
Workshop Leader: Jane Altemen
Registration Link: https://2018cgsscience.eventbrite.com
Differentiation: Attending to Needs
Workshop Leader: Andrea Muller
Registration Link: https://2018cgsdifferentiation.eventbrite.com
Inquiry Mathematics: Research Based Strategies to Improve Student Learning
Workshop Leader: Mignon Weckert
Registration Link: https://2018cgsinquirymath.eventbrite.com
Scaffolding English Language Learners (ELL) for Success Across the Curriculum
Workshop Leader: Kay Mitchell & Carmel Egan
Registration Link: https://2018cgsscaffoldell.eventbrite.com
The Pedagogy of Loose Parts
Workshop Leader: Kirsty Liljegren
Registration Link: https://2018cgslooseparts.eventbrite.com
You’re Not the Boss of Me: Rethinking Leadership
Workshop Leader: Pam Ryan
Registration Link: https://2018cgsrethinkingleadership.eventbrite.com
Saturday 05 May
8.30 – 9.00 Introduction to the conference
9.00 – 10.30 Session One
10.30 – 11.00 Break (snacks provided)
11.00 – 1.00 Session Two
1.00 – 1.45 Lunch (lunch provided)
1.45 – 3.45 Session Three
Sunday 06 May
8.30 – 10.30 Session Four
10.30 – 11.00 Break (snacks provided)
11.00 – 12.30 Session Five (conclusion of workshop)
All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.
Early Bird Fee: US$300
Registration fee after the 31 March 2018: US$330
Registration fee after the 13 April 2018: US$360
Innovative Global Education www.innovativeglobaled.org
Facebook: Innovative Global Education Twitter: @igeeducators
inspiring – creating – diversifying – connecting
Everyone’s got a story. Some people like to tell their story and some people don’t. Some are proud of their story and some are ashamed by it. So many important stories remain untold while so many insignificant stories get great air play.
Stories are important because,
stories, out of their very nature, create community. Stories tell us who we belong to, who holds us accountable and where home is for us. In light of this reality, stories connect us to what is outside us, beyond us and within us. They give us a background, a sense of where we come from. They give us our values, our hopes and fears, our dreams of the future, not just as individuals, but also as belonging to others: ancestors, families, religions, God, friends, groups, institutions and countries. The stories we tell reveal our connections and our ways of finding meaning in the world.
(McKenna, M. We live inside a story. 2010, New City Press, New York. P.23)
For a story to have such power the story needs to be told. But unfortunately, many stories remain untold for a variety of reasons: embarrassment, fear of being judged, lack of time, no one wants to listen, and the list goes on.
No matter what our story though, there is always a connecting point with God, and in particular with his son Jesus. Whether your story is encouraging or discouraging, a point of celebration or shame, profoundly deep or lightly entertaining, Jesus came into our world to personally experience and identify with each of those human emotions.
So, what’s your story? Share it with Jesus so that you can allow him to speak into it and assure you of his love and acceptance. Share it with your community so that they too, in a spirit of love, can also assure you of their love and acceptance.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Spiritual & Cultural Development Leader
Teacher Certification: Preparing for Stage 1
Evidence and Annotation Workshop 2018
Saturday 24 March, 8.45am – 1pm
277 Unley Rd, Malvern
National Certification is a voluntary and portable process that ensures teachers have access to a rigorous and transparent process that recognises Highly Accomplished and Lead teachers. It enables you to receive feedback on your practice and have your practice evaluated by nationally trained assessors who are external to your school. It exposes you to communities of practice and supports you to further develop and grow as a professional whilst improving outcomes for your students.
Certification recognises and promotes the development of collaborative learning professionals who strive to continually reflect upon and improve their practice. Certification supports teachers to explore their practice at the Highly Accomplished or Lead career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. For further information see the AITSL and the AISSA Certification websites.
The Evidence and Annotation workshop is for teachers who currently teach in an Independent School in SA and have started to prepare their Stage 1 Evidence Collection with the intention of applying for Teacher Certification at the Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher career stage in 2018 or early 2019.
Trained Assessors and certified HA and Lead Teachers will present at the workshop. Key elements of Stage 1 will be unpacked including: evidence and annotations, classroom observation reports, teacher reflection and referee statements and the lead initiative. Ideas for how to prepare and present a Stage 1 Collection of Evidence will also be shared. Participants are encouraged to bring along evidence (single artefacts or sets) of their own teaching practice that align to the HA or Lead Descriptors.
As this is not an introductory information session familiarity with the following documents will be assumed:
- Guide to Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers in South Australia 2017
- AITSL Certification Documentary Evidence Supplement: Highly Accomplished or Lead
- AITSL Classroom Practice Continuum and Looking at Classroom Practice Resource Guide
- AISSA Teacher Certification Expression of Interest Form
* Please bring these to the Workshop in either hard or soft copy.
Participants are expected to:
- be eligible for Teacher Certification in Australia (Guide pp 10/11)
- have the support of their Principal
- have a thorough knowledge of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers,
- be familiar with Stage 1 and Stage 2 processes and requirements as outlined in the Guide to the Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers in SA, 2017
- undertake a reflection and self-assessment using the AITSL Teacher Self-Assessment Tool
For further details, contact: Mary Pickett
Senior Educational Consultant AISSA
T: 08 8179 1423
Please note registrations will be accepted up until Monday March 19th (unless workshop is filled prior). Another opportunity to participate will be offered in term 2.
To register click here
Last year District Church Council approved $63,896 worth of grants to our learning communities who applied through the Legacy Fund for Mission Grants. This means we have $50,104 remaining in the fund. We now begin round 2 of seeking applications for further grants of up to $20,000. Applications close COB Friday 23 March. All applications are to address the criteria in the document below.
Please see the flyer below for dates of the 2018 Sevenhill Retreats.
2018 LESNW RETREATS
Wednesday 11 April, St John’s Lutheran Church, Southgate, Melbourne, $75
A one-day practical workshop focussing on embedding a culture of service learning in Lutheran schools with input from each of our three regions.
See this flyer for further information. Service-Learning Day Melbourne 2018 flyer
This one day conference precedes the three day ecumenical TRANSFORMING SERVICE conference in Kew, Melbourne.
12-14 April, $400. Click here for information and booking details.
With the introduction of a new version of Pathways in 2019 we are encouraging all learning communities to complete the Pathways journey with as many staff as possible in 2018. To assist communities in doing this we are making all Pathways available throughout the year. Please click here to register for each of the offerings.
Pathways – Spiritual (one day)
- 16 March. 9:00am – 4:00pm at LESNW
- 8 June. 9:00am – 4:00pm at LESNW
Pathways – Theological (one day intensive) 19 March or 2 July. 9:00am – 4:00pm at Faith Lutheran College
Pathways – Theological (two days) 18 – 19 May. 8:30am – 4:30pm at Immanuel College
Pathways – Theological (Encounters 1-3) 24 August. 9:00am – 3:00pm at LESNW
Pathways – Theological (Encounters 4-7) 3 September. 9:00am – 4:30pm at LESNW
Pathways – Vocational (one day)
• 20 March. 9:00am – 4:00pm at Faith Lutheran College
• 30 April. 11:00am – 4:00pm at Concordia College
- 3 July. 9:00am – 4:00pm at Faith Lutheran College
• 6 August. 9:00am – 3:00pm at LESNW
- 13 December. 9:00am – 4:00pm at Encounter Lutheran College ****New offering