Influential School Leadership – (10 sessions, February 22, 2018 – July 13, 2018, 7 – 9 pm)
The first of the Hartley Institute’s 2018 programs is designed for those looking to enhance their leadership capability or those identified by current leaders as potential future leaders. The number accepted into this program will be strictly limited to sixteen (16) to ensure that all participants develop an understanding of the importance of leadership, an appreciation of the ethos and values of their school, and importantly, have heightened awareness of their own performance and responsibilities.
To accommodate the demands of school leadership and the difficulty and expense of time away from school, this program will be delivered over a six-month period through a series of ten (10) after-hours workshops that focus on enhancing leadership skills.
If you, or any of your colleagues are interested in learning more about this program, click here to download a flyer or to register for one or all sessions.
An Introduction to Practical Philosophy – 10 weeks from February 7th, 7 – 9 pm
Adelaide’s School of Practical Philosophy is delivering a 10-week course on Wednesday evenings at the Hartley Institute, beginning on February 7th. Philosophical principles and examples are presented to the class, and participants are encouraged to discuss these in the light of their own experience and to seek further understanding of the principles by putting them into practice during the week. No previous knowledge of the subject is necessary.
This course, which encourages mindfulness practises in everyday life, is non-academic, non-religious and helps people to increase awareness, become more grounded and confident, overcome the limiting effects of negative emotions, be more productive and at the same time, free of stress.
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Learning to self-regulate emotions and actions (children 2-6 years) – February 26th 6:15 – 8 pm
Dr Jo Fahey will conduct this interactive workshop on ways to guide children to greater self-regulation.
Since self-regulation is central to lifelong success as a learner, how can we help children in early childhood settings to learn to self-regulate? One way is by engaging with children in restorative justice practices. Restorative practices are about creating trusting relationships, using fair processes and involving children actively in repairing problems when conflict arises.
• Unpacking the challenges relating to social conflict between young children
• Understanding how children learn to self-regulate
• Learning practical strategies to establish or maintain restorative justice practices
• Finding ways to develop a culture of ‘we can work this out’
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Integrating Coding and the IoT across the Curriculum – 4 sessions, from May 7th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
A four-session program providing teachers the opportunity to learn how to take students on a coding journey that enhances explorations in multiple subject disciplines. These workshops will show teachers how they can take students on a six to twelve-month journey whereby they will learn the basics of coding, but progress quickly to the use of more complex devices without the need to master complex coding. Participants will undertake several coding activities so that they themselves might teach them to their students, but most importantly, will take away an understanding of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how they might take students on a coding journey that promotes the transfer of learning across and between subjects.
All participants will receive a kit valued at $100 comprising a Thinxtra Xkit, digital and analog sensors and a comprehensive teacher’s handbook outlining the complete coding journey from an introduction to coding an Arduino UNO through to multiple examples and exercises using several simple sensors and finally, the IoT, using the Xkit connected to the Sigfox LPWAN to collect and analyse real-world data to drive decision-making.
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Microsoft Excel Intermediate/Advanced – March 22nd, 9 am – 3:30 pm
A full-day workshop with Nicholas Jankovic for those who wish to learn correct spreadsheet procedures, develop powerful skills and learn time-saving techniques. Excel Intermediate/Advanced is an ideal course for people who currently use Excel and wish to increase their skills. Topics covered will include:
- Working with VLOOKUP
- Linking cells between Excel tabs
- PivotTable and PivotChart basics
- Drop-down menus in cells
- Working with SUMIF and COUNTIF
- Sorting in depth
- Filtering in depth
- Naming cells
- Calculating with dates
- Absolute referencing
- Working with SUBTOTAL
- Protecting worksheets
- Logic tests (eg: IF, AND, OR)
- Conditional formatting
- Print area, page breaks and page scaling
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How to help your child with PowerPoint – March 22nd, 7 – 9 pm
A 2-hour workshop with Nicholas Jankovic for those who wish to learn to create impressive and high-quality presentations.
“How to help your child with PowerPoint” is an ideal course for parents who are self-taught or inexperienced with PowerPoint and who want to learn correct and time-saving techniques while using Microsoft PowerPoint. By the end of this course, you will be productive with PowerPoint even if you have never used it before.
Parents wanting to keep abreast of the technology driving their children’s education will find this course invaluable.
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