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ISQ’s Connect and Learn Series

01-01-2020 @ 12:00 am

01/01/2020 - 31/12/2020 @ 12:00 am - For School Leaders, Governors, Teachers & anyone involved in school business management & administration Connect&Learn is Independent Schools Queensland’s (ISQ) online space for teachers, school leaders and school staff to learn and connect in their professional development. ISQ has partnered with AISSA to enable South Australian Independent schools to access the suite of eLearning modules [...]

Early Childhood Educators’ Network meeting 2 via Zoom

02-06-2020 @ 4:00 pm

02/06/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - This session will be offered via Zoom.  Registered attendees will be sent an access link closer to the event.   This session will be an opportunity to come together and reconnect with colleagues and share what has been happening in your ELC spaces. Key focus areas for discussion will include: Staying connected with your parent [...]

Update from SATAC: Q and A via Zoom

04-06-2020 @ 4:00 pm

04/06/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - This session will be offered via Zoom.  Registered attendees will be sent an access link closer to the event. The AISSA will host an information session and Q and A Forum with SATAC’s Stuart Mossman, Chief Executive, and Scott Adkin, Manager Applicant Services, regarding tertiary admission processes. The presentation will assist schools to consider the [...]

Moderation for Learning: Evidence Informed Practice (session 1a) via Zoom

05-06-2020 @ 10:00 am

05/06/2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - This program will commence on Friday 5 June via video conferencing using the Zoom platform. The session will be re-designed and adjusted to support teachers, with consideration given to the current education and global context. Further information about the project and the revised date schedule is provided below. A project for instructional leaders of learning [...]

Leading Innovation and Change Network: Day 2, via Zoom

10-06-2020 @ 9:00 am

10/06/2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - This session will be offered via Microsoft Teams.  Registered attendees have already been given access to the Teams space. Calling all middle and senior managers and leaders who see leading change and/or innovation as their work. In 2020 the AISSA is offering a bespoke leadership program focusing on leading innovation and change. Leaders will explore [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) via Zoom

12-06-2020 @ 9:00 am

12/06/2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am - This session will be offered via Zoom and registered attendees will be sent an access link closer to the event. The session will be redesigned and adjusted to support teachers depending on any changes to the process which may result from the impact of COVID-19 on schools. The national data collection on students with disability [...]

OSHC Educators’ Network meeting 4 via Zoom

17-06-2020 @ 10:00 am

17/06/2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am - This session will be offered via Zoom.  Registered attendees will be sent an access link closer to the event.   The OSHC Educators’ Network is structured for OSHC leaders and educators from our member schools to engage collaboratively in ways which invigorate and enrich practice. It provides a forum for provocation and discussion and facilitates [...]

Moderation for Learning: Evidence Informed Practice (session 1b) via Zoom

23-06-2020 @ 10:00 am

23/06/2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - This program will commence on Friday 5 June via video conferencing using the Zoom platform. The session will be re-designed and adjusted to support teachers, with consideration given to the current education and global context. Further information about the project and the revised date schedule is provided below. A project for instructional leaders of learning [...]

What Boards Need to Know About Child Protection

25-07-2020 @ 9:30 am

25/07/2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Child protection is of paramount importance for every school but it is becoming increasingly complex with changes in State and Federal legislation, technology and social media. Boards need to have a shared understanding and engage with and demonstrate their commitment to child safety to ensure a harmonious school environment where child safety is prioritised. Consideration [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

NAPLAN Online: School Readiness Test (SRT) Training option 1

27-07-2020 @ 9:30 am

27/07/2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - Ministers have agreed that all schools will transition to the online mode of NAPLAN by 2021.  In order to ensure readiness for the online environment, all schools yet to transition are required to participate in the SRT in Term 3 during weeks 5 and 6 (SRT dates to be confirmed at a national level).   [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

NAPLAN Online: School Readiness Test (SRT) Training option 2

28-07-2020 @ 9:30 am

28/07/2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - Ministers have agreed that all schools will transition to the online mode of NAPLAN by 2021.  In order to ensure readiness for the online environment, all schools yet to transition are required to participate in the SRT in Term 3 during weeks 5 and 6 (SRT dates to be confirmed at a national level).   [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

NAPLAN Online: School Readiness Test (SRT) Training option 3

29-07-2020 @ 9:30 am

29/07/2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - Ministers have agreed that all schools will transition to the online mode of NAPLAN by 2021.  In order to ensure readiness for the online environment, all schools yet to transition are required to participate in the SRT in Term 3 during weeks 5 and 6 (SRT dates to be confirmed at a national level).   [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Teacher Certification Workshop A: Introduction to Certification (Semester 2)

29-07-2020 @ 4:00 pm

29/07/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - The AISSA provides support and professional learning for teachers in Independent Schools in SA who are seeking to become certified as a Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher (HALT) and have their Principal’s support to do so.  Certification is a national process and uses the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) as a basis for certifying teachers [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

OSHC Educators’ Network meeting 5

04-08-2020 @ 10:00 am

04/08/2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - The OSHC Educators’ Network is structured for OSHC leaders and educators from our member schools to engage collaboratively in ways which invigorate and enrich practice. It provides a forum for provocation and discussion and facilitates a community of practice approach to ongoing professional learning. Implementing the My Time Our Place Framework and the National Quality [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Primary Mathematics Impact Hub day 2 of 2

06-08-2020 @ 1:00 pm

06/08/2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - In response to a request from primary school leaders and teachers of mathematics, two mathematics impact hubs will be offered in 2020.   These Mathematics Impact Hubs will provide a context for dialogue about current best practices in Mathematics learning and teaching.   Opportunity will be provided for: sharing of recent educational research sharing of [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Legal Series: Disability and Managing a School’s Legal Requirements

06-08-2020 @ 4:00 pm

06/08/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - The Disability Standards for Education 2005 seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as other students. The Standards cover enrolment, participation, curriculum development, accreditation and delivery, student support services and elimination of harassment and victimisation. This session will provide updates regarding what is fair and [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Navigating the First Years: Setting up Early Career Teachers for Success, session 4 of 5

07-08-2020 @ 9:30 am

07/08/2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - Successful early career teacher induction occurs within a collaborative school culture, in addition to intentional and contextual processes that support the professional practices, professional identity and well being of the early career teacher.  Regular access to mentoring is a key component of induction, benefitting both the early career teacher and their mentor. Navigating the First [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Moderation for Learning: Evidence Informed Practice (Session 2)

11-08-2020 @ 9:30 am

11/08/2020 - 30/10/2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - This program will commence on Friday 5 June via video conferencing using the Zoom platform. The session will be re-designed and adjusted to support teachers, with consideration given to the current education and global context. Further information about the project and the revised date schedule is provided below. A project for instructional leaders of learning [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Early Years Language and Literacy Development: Providing Optimal Opportunity for Growth

12-08-2020 @ 9:00 am

12/08/2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Oral language, phonological awareness and print awareness are the foundations upon which literacy is built. This workshop presented by Stephi West will equip participants to: further develop knowledge of early literacy and language development identify the literacy and language proficiencies, needs and development of students consider effective and proactive planning and teaching strategies and environments [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Leading Innovation and Change Network: Day 3

20-08-2020 @ 9:00 am

20/08/2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm - Calling all middle and senior managers and leaders who see leading change and/or innovation as their work. In 2020 the AISSA is offering a bespoke leadership program focusing on leading innovation and change. Leaders will explore innovation work as a specific context for change. Leaders will be supported to undertake leadership learning, context mapping, organisational [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

VET and Vocational Learning PD and Network Day (Term 3)

21-08-2020 @ 8:30 am

21/08/2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm - Venue: TBA For: VET Teachers / Coordinators / Pathways / Career Counsellors / Flexible Learning Managers Teachers and staff in schools who have a role supporting the post-secondary transition pathway of students into further education training and/or employment, will engage in a range of professional learning and networking activities that will enhance and update their [...]

The Legislative and Regulatory Responsibilities Unique to School Boards

22-08-2020 @ 9:30 am

22/08/2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am - This workshop will explore the legislative and regulatory responsibilities that are unique to School Boards. This will include the Education Standards Board’s registration requirements for schools which impose significant obligations on School Boards, with implications for individual School Board members. This workshop will also explain the specific obligations to be met to ensure School Board [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Early Childhood Educators’ Network meeting 3

25-08-2020 @ 4:00 pm

25/08/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - In 2020, the Early Childhood Educators’ network will focus on and provide opportunities to: collaborate and engage in professional discussions on current and emerging issues, at local and national levels inform the development of policies and directions provide a collaborative forum for questions and sharing of best practice for ongoing professional learning network with interested [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

HR Series: Conducting Effective Induction Processes for New Employees

25-08-2020 @ 4:00 pm

25/08/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Commencing a new job can be a daunting process. The transition to the new workplace is made easier and more effective for both the individual and the school if there is an effective induction process in place. Effective induction ensures the employee feels immediately welcome and is able to be productive and increases the likelihood [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Teacher Certification Workshop B: Professional Writing Requirements and Evidence of Impact (Semester 2)

27-08-2020 @ 9:00 am

27/08/2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - The AISSA provides support and professional learning for teachers in Independent Schools in SA who are seeking to become certified as a Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher (HALT) and have their Principal’s support to do so.  Certification is a national process and uses the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) as a basis for certifying teachers [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

AISSA Educational Leaders STEM Conference, New Thinking: New Possibilities

28-08-2020 @ 9:00 am

28/08/2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm - A conference for Principals, Deputy Principals, ELC Directors, Educational leaders, Curriculum Leaders, Lead Teachers from ELC to Year 12   What do we need to think about to educate beyond our present? What might the STEM possibilities be? How early is too early? What impact does Artificial Intelligence have on education? What opportunities exist within [...]

Stamford Grand Hotel

OSHC Educators’ Network meeting 6

09-09-2020 @ 10:00 am

09/09/2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - The OSHC Educators’ Network is structured for OSHC leaders and educators from our member schools to engage collaboratively in ways which invigorate and enrich practice. It provides a forum for provocation and discussion and facilitates a community of practice approach to ongoing professional learning. Implementing the My Time Our Place Framework and the National Quality [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Moderation for Learning: Evidence Informed Practice (session 3)

09-09-2020 @ 9:30 am

09/09/2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - This program will commence on Friday 5 June via video conferencing using the Zoom platform. The session will be re-designed and adjusted to support teachers, with consideration given to the current education and global context. Further information about the project and the revised date schedule is provided below. A project for instructional leaders of learning [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Navigating the First Years: Setting up Early Career Teachers for Success, session 5 of 5

11-09-2020 @ 9:30 am

11/09/2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - Successful early career teacher induction occurs within a collaborative school culture, in addition to intentional and contextual processes that support the professional practices, professional identity and well being of the early career teacher.  Regular access to mentoring is a key component of induction, benefitting both the early career teacher and their mentor. Navigating the First [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Legal Series: Protective Practices and Managing an Allegation in the Community

17-09-2020 @ 4:00 pm

17/09/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - The overarching principle in responding to any allegation of a  breach of child protection is to ensure the safety, welfare and wellbeing of any child who may be at risk of harm. Schools must investigate all allegations against any member of their community according to the following principles: procedural fairness privacy and confidentiality integrity timeliness. [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Teacher Certification Workshop C: Putting it All Together (Semester 2)

08-10-2020 @ 9:00 am

08/10/2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - The AISSA provides support and professional learning for teachers in Independent Schools in SA who are seeking to become certified as a Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher (HALT) and have their Principal’s support to do so.  Certification is a national process and uses the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) as a basis for certifying teachers [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

School Support Officers / Learning Support Officers Development, day 1 of 4

13-10-2020 @ 1:00 pm

13/10/2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Psychologist, Angela Davis, will deliver a series of four, two-hour workshops for School Support Officers with the aim of supporting staff to: view behaviour within the context of its function within the environment complete a behavioural analysis (observe, record and analyse) develop a positive ‘student centred’ approach to increasing the desired behaviours and managing problematic [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Using the CELF-5 A&NZ Screener – Practical Classroom Strategies for Screening, Intervention and Support

16-10-2020 @ 9:00 am

16/10/2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Language development is foundational to literacy development, from learning to read to communicating orally and in print.  Learning occurs mainly through language.  The CELF-5 A&NZ Fifth Edition Screening Test supports teachers in quickly and accurately screening children and young people (ages 5 years to 21 years 11 months) who may be experiencing language difficulties.  This [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

What Boards need to know about Student Wellbeing and Bullying

21-10-2020 @ 4:00 pm

21/10/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - This session for Board members will provide robust practical evidence from Professor Cross’ research on student wellbeing and learning, and the impact of bullying on individual students and the school community. Professor Cross will share the essentials of effective whole school approaches and rigorously tested school-based interventions which improve social and emotional wellbeing and minimise [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Developing a Whole School Approach to Wellbeing and Preventing Bullying in Schools

22-10-2020 @ 9:00 am

22/10/2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Bullying is a complex issue, but we know that when it occurs the impact can have extensive physical, social and mental health consequences which last into adulthood. Changes in technology have spread children and young people’s experiences of bullying into their online world.   In August 2019, the SA Government released a statewide strategy ‘Connected [...]

Immanuel College

Leading Innovation and Change Network: Day 4

22-10-2020 @ 9:00 am

22/10/2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm - Calling all middle and senior managers and leaders who see leading change and/or innovation as their work. In 2020 the AISSA is offering a bespoke leadership program focusing on leading innovation and change. Leaders will explore innovation work as a specific context for change. Leaders will be supported to undertake leadership learning, context mapping, organisational [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD), day 3 of 3

26-10-2020 @ 9:00 am

26/10/2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - The national data collection on students with disability acknowledges the work already undertaken in schools to support students with disability. It assists schools to identify and to support students with disability so they can access and participate in education on the same basis as their peers. This workshop series will assist Inclusive Education Coordinators and [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

School Support Officers / Learning Support Officers Development, day 2 of 4

27-10-2020 @ 1:00 pm

27/10/2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Psychologist, Angela Davis, will deliver a series of four, two-hour workshops for School Support Officers with the aim of supporting staff to: view behaviour within the context of its function within the environment complete a behavioural analysis (observe, record and analyse) develop a positive ‘student centred’ approach to increasing the desired behaviours and managing problematic [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Overview of the EAL/D Progressions: Ensuring Inclusive and Rigorous Engagement Within the Australian Curriculum for Teachers New to EAL/D

30-10-2020 @ 9:00 am

30/10/2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - This one-day workshop will assist teachers in responding to the Australian Curriculum’s EAL/D Progressions and supporting materials as they plan for the engagement of EAL/D students within their classroom. Topics covered include: a general overview of language development in school-age students overview and use of the Australian Curriculum’s EAL/D Progressions in determining language proficiency and [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Moderation for Learning: Evidence Informed Practice (Session 4)

30-10-2020 @ 9:30 am

30/10/2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - This program will commence on Friday 5 June via video conferencing using the Zoom platform. The session will be re-designed and adjusted to support teachers, with consideration given to the current education and global context. Further information about the project and the revised date schedule is provided below. A project for instructional leaders of learning [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Positive Behaviour Support: Prevention and Intervention, day 2 of 2

06-11-2020 @ 9:00 am

06/11/2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Day 1: This full day workshop, hosted by the AISSA and presented by external psychologists Kerry Burke & Lisa Chisholm, will explore student behaviour through a developmental lens.  The workshop will focus on: social and emotional development, particularly in school-age years effects of trauma and adverse life events supportive classroom practice and strategies for both [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

VET and Vocational Learning PD and Network Day (Term 4)

09-11-2020 @ 8:30 am

09/11/2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm - Venue: TBA For: VET Teachers / Coordinators / Pathways / Career Counsellors / Flexible Learning Managers Teachers and staff in schools who have a role supporting the post-secondary transition pathway of students into further education training and/or employment, will engage in a range of professional learning and networking activities that will enhance and update their [...]

School Support Officers / Learning Support Officers Development, day 3 of 4

10-11-2020 @ 1:00 pm

10/11/2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Psychologist, Angela Davis, will deliver a series of four, two-hour workshops for School Support Officers with the aim of supporting staff to: view behaviour within the context of its function within the environment complete a behavioural analysis (observe, record and analyse) develop a positive ‘student centred’ approach to increasing the desired behaviours and managing problematic [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

OSHC Educators’ Network meeting 7

18-11-2020 @ 10:00 am

18/11/2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - The OSHC Educators’ Network is structured for OSHC leaders and educators from our member schools to engage collaboratively in ways which invigorate and enrich practice. It provides a forum for provocation and discussion and facilitates a community of practice approach to ongoing professional learning. Implementing the My Time Our Place Framework and the National Quality [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

School Support Officers / Learning Support Officers Development, day 4 of 4

24-11-2020 @ 1:00 pm

24/11/2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Psychologist, Angela Davis, will deliver a series of four, two-hour workshops for School Support Officers with the aim of supporting staff to: view behaviour within the context of its function within the environment complete a behavioural analysis (observe, record and analyse) develop a positive ‘student centred’ approach to increasing the desired behaviours and managing problematic [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA