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Early Childhood Directors’ Network Meeting 1: Child Protection

18-02-2021 @ 4:00 pm

18/02/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - These meetings will focus on a range of local and national current issues and topics that relate to the early childhood sector. ELC Directors and Coordinators will come together to collaborate and discuss their roles and responsibilities as highly regarded leaders in their field of expertise. In 2021, the Early Childhood Directors' network will provide [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Navigating the First Years: Early Career Teacher and Mentor Program

18-02-2021 @ 3:45 pm

18/02/2021 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm - Carefully designed induction processes enable early career teachers to successfully navigate their first years. Effectiveness of induction programs increase as the range of supports and strategies provided increase, with the best induction programs including practice-focused mentoring, leadership contact, participation in collaborative networks, targeted professional learning, observation and reflection on teaching, practical information and time allocation. [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Science of Understanding Learning Project (SOUL): Evidence Informed Practice, session 1 of 3

19-02-2021 @ 9:00 am

19/02/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - How might current scientific understanding of how learning takes place inform the design of effective teaching and learning? The SOUL project provides schools with an opportunity to connect with the latest, powerful research in how we best learn that will assist teachers and leaders to amplify learning in their schools. Leading educational neuroscientist and research [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

NAPLAN Online Assessment Platform Full Day Training Refresher

22-02-2021 @ 9:00 am

22/02/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - Confidence with the NAPLAN Online Assessment Platform (the Platform) and the key school implementation roles and responsibilities is integral to success during the NAPLAN testing period. This session is designed to support the NAPLAN Coordinators who are new to the role or those who wish to re-familiarise themselves with the Platform, as well as the [...]

Immanuel College

NAPLAN Online Assessment Platform Training Refresher, option 1

23-02-2021 @ 12:30 pm

23/02/2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Confidence with the NAPLAN Online Assessment Platform (the Platform) and the key school implementation roles and responsibilities is integral to success during the NAPLAN testing period.\ This session is designed to support the school NAPLAN Coordinator to re-familiarise themselves with the Platform, as well as the key preparation and training activities required within schools in [...]

OSHC Educators’ Network Meeting 1

23-02-2021 @ 10:00 am

23/02/2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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

Teacher Certification Workshop Series for Aspiring Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers: Workshop A, semester 1

24-02-2021 @ 4:00 pm

24/02/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Workshop A: Introduction to Certification This workshop will introduce certification, unpack the requirements of the process and identify your suitability and readiness to apply. This workshop supports applicants to develop a deeper understanding of the APST and to explore how their practice aligns to the career stages. Applicants are encouraged to bring their mentor or [...]

NAPLAN Online Assessment Platform Training Refresher, option 2

26-02-2021 @ 9:00 am

26/02/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Confidence with the NAPLAN Online Assessment Platform (the Platform) and the key school implementation roles and responsibilities is integral to success during the NAPLAN testing period. This session is designed to support the school NAPLAN Coordinator to re-familiarise themselves with the Platform, as well as the key preparation and training activities required within schools in [...]

Narragunnawali RAPs in Schools: Creating a Better Future for all Young People through Reconciliation

01-03-2021 @ 9:00 am

01/03/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - This workshop is designed to support schools to create a better future for all young Australians through working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to learn more about Australia’s rich histories and cultures. The session will provide insights and strategies relevant for schools at all stages of their engagement with a Narragunnawali [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Leading Momentum Series: Adaptive Cultures for Cultural Evolution and Innovation, module 1 of 6

01-03-2021 @ 9:00 am

01/03/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - The program is based on a cultural evolution and innovation framework that integrates adaptive cultures, strategic foresight and innovation, as a means to support cultural development in schools. This program has been designed to support the intentional development of cultures that enable each school to develop a pathway towards their desired/ aspirational state. Comprised of [...]

Primary Mathematics Impact Hub, session 1 of 4

02-03-2021 @ 1:00 pm

02/03/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - The Mathematics Impact Hub series focuses on networking and engaging in dialogue about current best practices in primary mathematics learning and teaching. Hubs are held once a term and follow an agenda established at each previous hub meeting. The Mathematics Impact Hub was established in 2020. New participants are welcome! Dialogue is focussed on: Current [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Early Childhood Educators’ Network Meeting 1: Demonstrating and Assessing Exceeding National Quality Standard

02-03-2021 @ 4:00 pm

02/03/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - In 2021, 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: Performance Management

04-03-2021 @ 4:00 pm

04/03/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Tips for rewarding good performance and dealing with employees and their unions when standards of performance fall short.   Delivery mode: face to face Presenter: Elizabeth Sexton, AISSA   IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the AISSA is required to enforce set limits on the number of attendees for this event based on social distancing and maximum density [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD), session 1 of 3

05-03-2021 @ 9:00 am

05/03/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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 [...]

New Thinking: New Possibilities Webinar Series, webinar 1: Why AI?

09-03-2021 @ 4:00 pm

09/03/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The 2021 Webinar Series leading up to the Conference aims to bring together educators from the Early Years to Year 12, researchers and industry to consider new thinking and possibilities and explore how STEM education can provide students with new opportunities and pathways for a strong and vibrant future. AI is gamechanger for schools. ELC [...]

NAPLAN Protocol Session: Adjustments for Students with Disabilities within the online platform

09-03-2021 @ 3:30 pm

09/03/2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - The focus of this session is the NAPLAN Online environment and understanding adjustments the online platform affords students together with the process for determining if students require an adjustment. National protocols related to adjustments for students with disability, the Guide that details the process and critical timelines will be discussed. Participants are required to have [...]

Curriculum Leaders Masterclass: Foundation to Year 10

10-03-2021 @ 1:30 pm

10/03/2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Having an in depth understanding of the national and local education agenda, clarity around expectations for curriculum implementation, assessment and reporting in South Australia are critical for Curriculum Co-ordinators, Heads of Teaching and Learning and Heads of School. This masterclass is designed to support school leaders who have responsibility for curriculum leadership Foundation to Year [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Being and Becoming: Early Childhood and OSHC Leaders, session 1 of 4

11-03-2021 @ 9:30 am

11/03/2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - This series of four sessions will focus on developing leadership capacity for early childhood and OSHC educators seeking opportunity to build on their professional knowledge base and skills as emerging leaders. Key areas: Review and discuss leadership capabilities and competencies that support early childhood educators to lead effectively. Explore different leadership styles to create and [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

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

12-03-2021 @ 9:00 am

12/03/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Oral language, phonological awareness and print awareness are the foundations upon which literacy is built. This workshop 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 monitor and respond [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

New Thinking: New Possibilities Webinar Series, webinar 2: Discovering Artificial Intelligence, Creating Curious Classrooms

16-03-2021 @ 4:00 pm

16/03/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The 2021 Webinar Series leading up to the Conference aims to bring together educators from the Early Years to Year 12, researchers and industry to consider new thinking and possibilities and explore how STEM education can provide students with new opportunities and pathways for a strong and vibrant future. This webinar will enable teachers to [...]

Leadership for the 21st Century: Leading Change and Innovation, session 1 of 4

16-03-2021 @ 9:00 am

16/03/2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - In 2021 the AISSA is offering a bespoke leadership program focusing on leadership for the 21st Century. Leaders will be supported to undertake leadership learning, context mapping, organisational analysis and change, visioning, implementation and scaling of their own school-based project related to their current role and strategic focus. The program provides participants with a practical [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions Masterclass 1a: What are they and how can we optimise their use in schools to support student learning? Years F – 7

17-03-2021 @ 9:30 am

17/03/2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - How might we use the National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions, (v.3) to: Facilitate a shared professional understanding of student’s expected literacy and numeracy development? Identify the literacy and numeracy knowledge that enables students to access content across learning areas? Locate the current literacy and numeracy development of students? Identify where to next for students [...]

National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions Masterclass 1b: What are they and how can we optimise their use in schools to support student learning? Years 7 – 10

18-03-2021 @ 9:30 am

18/03/2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - How might we use the National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions, (v.3) to: Facilitate a shared professional understanding of student’s expected literacy and numeracy development? Identify the literacy and numeracy knowledge that enables students to access content across learning areas? Locate the current literacy and numeracy development of students? Identify where to next for students [...]

Five Ways of Being, session 1 of 6

19-03-2021 @ 8:45 am

19/03/2021 @ 8:45 am - 3:45 pm - In this program you will learn how to apply the Five Ways of Being to become a leader who is more trusting, brave, compelling, purposeful and focused on growth. Leaders will walk away with practical, evidence-based strategies, improved leadership skills and a renewed sense of clarity and confidence. This program supports learning leaders to author [...]

Wilderness School

Legal Series: Managing and Investigating a Child Protection Breach

23-03-2021 @ 4:00 pm

23/03/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - The session will detail the steps that are to be taken when a breach or potential breach to a  School’s Child protection policy is discovered. It will also outline the range of consequences and follow up action required depending on the severity of the breach.   Delivery mode: face to face Presenter: Sonia Albertini, AISSA [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Science: Ancient knowledge meets western science, teaching a truer Australian science Year 7 – Year 10

23-03-2021 @ 9:00 am

23/03/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Educators, teachers and an Aboriginal Elder will share how student engagement and learning of scientific concepts can be enriched by embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.  Science teachers will share how they embedded Aboriginal perspectives into authentic science tasks and discuss the task design, pedagogical approach, resources and student learning. This workshop is designed [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

OSHC Educators’ Network Meeting 2

24-03-2021 @ 10:00 am

24/03/2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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

National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions Masterclass 2: What are they and how can we optimise their use in schools to support student learning? Years F – 10

26-03-2021 @ 9:30 am

26/03/2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - How might we use the National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions, (v.3) to: Facilitate a shared professional understanding of student’s expected literacy and numeracy development? Identify the literacy and numeracy knowledge that enables students to access content across learning areas? Locate the current literacy and numeracy development of students? Identify where to next for students [...]

Leading Momentum Series: Adaptive Cultures for Cultural Evolution and Innovation, module 2 of 6

30-03-2021 @ 9:00 am

30/03/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - The program is based on a cultural evolution and innovation framework that integrates adaptive cultures, strategic foresight and innovation, as a means to support cultural development in schools. This program has been designed to support the intentional development of cultures that enable each school to develop a pathway towards their desired/ aspirational state. Comprised of [...]

School-wide Approaches to Supporting EAL/D Students and Families

31-03-2021 @ 9:00 am

31/03/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - AL/D students represent a growing population in Independent schools, prompting schools to consider how best to support these students and their families. Clear whole-school practice regarding enrolment, communication, shared understanding, language learning and access to the curriculum is necessary. This two-hour workshop will assist school leaders and their staff in determining best practice within their [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Teacher Certification Workshop Series for Aspiring Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers: Workshop B, semester 1

21-04-2021 @ 9:00 am

21/04/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Workshop B: Professional Writing Requirements and Evidence of Impact  Certification requires a deep reflection on your teaching practice and an evaluative mindset to explore the impact of your professional practice on colleagues and students and to collect relevant evidence and articulate its alignment to the APST.   The professional writing requirements of the process are significant [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

NAPLAN Protocol Session: Online Mode of Test, option 1

05-05-2021 @ 3:30 pm

05/05/2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - ACARA annually updates the national NAPLAN Test Administration protocols for online mode schools and this information will be available to schools in the Handbook for Principals (online mode) distributed to schools early in Term 1. The protocol session will be held after the Coordinated Practice Test (CPT) to: debrief on school CPT experiences become familiar [...]

NAPLAN Protocol Session: Paper Mode of Test

06-05-2021 @ 3:30 pm

06/05/2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - ACARA annually updates the national NAPLAN Test Administration protocols for schools. This is published in the Handbook for Principals (paper mode) and distributed to schools early in Term 1. The protocol session provides important information about: 2021 NAPLAN paper mode protocols critical dates the Student Participation Website delivery and return of test materials Participants are [...]

NAPLAN Protocol Session: Online Mode of Test, option 2

06-05-2021 @ 3:30 pm

06/05/2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - ACARA annually updates the national NAPLAN Test Administration protocols for online mode schools and this information will be available to schools in the Handbook for Principals (online mode) distributed to schools early in Term 1. The protocol session will be held after the Coordinated Practice Test (CPT) to: debrief on school CPT experiences become familiar [...]

Science of Understanding Learning Project (SOUL): Evidence Informed Practice, session 2 of 3

06-05-2021 @ 9:00 am

06/05/2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - How might current scientific understanding of how learning takes place inform the design of effective teaching and learning? The SOUL project provides schools with an opportunity to connect with the latest, powerful research in how we best learn that will assist teachers and leaders to amplify learning in their schools. Leading educational neuroscientist and research [...]

Positive Behaviour Support: Prevention and Intervention, session 1 of 2

07-05-2021 @ 9:00 am

07/05/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Day 1, 7 May A full day workshop, hosted by the AISSA and presented by external psychologists Kerry Burke and 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 [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

HR Series: Managing Social Media

11-05-2021 @ 4:00 pm

11/05/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - The misuse of social media can trigger legal consequences under a range of different laws. Making offensive public posts about a person could constitute defamation or online bullying. Schools should create comprehensive yet easily understood policies for students, teachers and parents to ensure that all concerned understand the school’s position on the use of social [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Early Years Language Development: Providing Language Rich Environments for Young Children

12-05-2021 @ 4:00 pm

12/05/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Early language development plays a critical role in supporting children’s overall development. How young children develop and understand language is a complex topic and is one of the key developmental milestones of early childhood. Language allows children to identify and communicate feelings, needs and emotions of others. Learning to understand, use and enjoy language is [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Leading Momentum Series: Adaptive Cultures for Cultural Evolution and Innovation, module 3 of 6

12-05-2021 @ 9:00 am

12/05/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - The program is based on a cultural evolution and innovation framework that integrates adaptive cultures, strategic foresight and innovation, as a means to support cultural development in schools. This program has been designed to support the intentional development of cultures that enable each school to develop a pathway towards their desired/ aspirational state. Comprised of [...]

Early Childhood Directors’ Network Meeting 2: Inclusive Practices in the Early Years

20-05-2021 @ 4:00 pm

20/05/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - These meetings will focus on a range of local and national current issues and topics that relate to the early childhood sector. ELC Directors and Coordinators will come together to collaborate and discuss their roles and responsibilities as highly regarded leaders in their field of expertise. In 2021, the Early Childhood Directors' network will provide [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Spotlight Event A – Forum Event: Future Directions in the Recognition of Learning, Learner Profiles, Micro Credentials and the Potential of Digital Passports

20-05-2021 @ 4:00 pm

20/05/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Spotlight Sessions: New Credentials and Paths to Tertiary Study How might schools broaden the definition of school success to recognise learning both with and beyond an ATAR? Can a Learner Profile approach enhance and recognise a broader range of student capacities that enable engagement with post school pathways? In 2021, how far have we come? [...]

OSHC Educators’ Network Meeting 3

25-05-2021 @ 10:00 am

25/05/2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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

Leading for High Impact School Improvement: Building Evaluative Capacity, session 1 of 3

25-05-2021 @ 9:00 am

25/05/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - School improvement is both a regulatory requirement and a moral imperative because children are entitled to the best education we can provide in order to fully realise their unique potential. Embarking on a school improvement journey requires a passionate desire on the part of leadership to improve teaching and learning and this desire must be [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Five Ways of Being, session 2 of 6

26-05-2021 @ 4:00 pm

26/05/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - In this program you will learn how to apply the Five Ways of Being to become a leader who is more trusting, brave, compelling, purposeful and focused on growth. Leaders will walk away with practical, evidence-based strategies, improved leadership skills and a renewed sense of clarity and confidence. This program supports learning leaders to author [...]

Catalysts for Pedagogical Improvement, session 1 of 2

27-05-2021 @ 9:00 am

27/05/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm - “… highly effective teaching is the key to improving student learning throughout the school.”(ACER) “…the best teachers believe in the capacity of their students to learn, and carefully utilize a range of pedagogical approaches to ensure this learning occurs (UNESCO, 2018) Four catalysts for driving pedagogical improvement will be investigated during these two half-day clinics [...]

Information Session: Transitioning to NAPLAN Online in 2022

31-05-2021 @ 3:30 pm

31/05/2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Ministers have agreed that all schools will transition to the online mode of NAPLAN by 2022.  In order to ensure readiness, all schools yet to transition are required to participate in the Term 3 activity, the School Readiness Test (SRT). This session, delivered via AISSA Zoom conferencing, will provide critical information to schools about the [...]

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

01-06-2021 @ 9:00 am

01/06/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - This one-day workshop will assist teachers in responding to the Australian Curriculum’s EAL/D Progression 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 [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Catalysts for Pedagogical Improvement, session 2 of 2

04-06-2021 @ 9:00 am

04/06/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm - “… highly effective teaching is the key to improving student learning throughout the school.”(ACER) “…the best teachers believe in the capacity of their students to learn, and carefully utilize a range of pedagogical approaches to ensure this learning occurs (UNESCO, 2018) Four catalysts for driving pedagogical improvement will be investigated during these two half-day clinics [...]

Financial Management for Non-Accountants: Improving your Financial Literacy

04-06-2021 @ 9:00 am

04/06/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - A workshop for aspiring, new and established principals This workshop is designed for those leaders who have minimal financial training or knowledge. It will focus on what leaders need to know, what to look out for, financial performance indicators and understanding budgets. This interactive workshop aims to build the capacity of leaders to better understand [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Financial Management for Non-Accountants: Improving your Financial Literacy, governance session

05-06-2021 @ 9:00 am

05/06/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm - A workshop for aspiring, new board members and those wishing to improve their financial literacy. This workshop is designed for those board members who have minimal financial training or knowledge. It will focus on what board members need to know, what to look out for, financial performance indicators and understanding budgets. This interactive workshop aims [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Primary Mathematics Impact Hub, session 2 of 4

08-06-2021 @ 1:00 pm

08/06/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - The Mathematics Impact Hub series focuses on networking and engaging in dialogue about current best practices in primary mathematics learning and teaching. Hubs are held once a term and follow an agenda established at each previous hub meeting. The Mathematics Impact Hub was established in 2020. New participants are welcome! Dialogue is focussed on: Current [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Early Childhood Educators’ Network Meeting 2: Mathematics in the Early Years is Everywhere! How can we draw on our prior and new knowledge and our senses to find it?

08-06-2021 @ 4:00 pm

08/06/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - In 2021, 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

Teacher Certification Workshop Series for Aspiring Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers: Workshop C, semester 1

09-06-2021 @ 9:00 am

09/06/2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Workshop C: Putting it all together The final workshop will unpack the requirements of classroom observation as well as provide an opportunity to share and seek feedback on evidence collected. Advice on ways in which to collate and map your Stage 1 portfolio and next steps towards final submission will be provided as well as [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Being and Becoming: Early Childhood and OSHC Leaders, session 2 of 4

10-06-2021 @ 9:30 am

10/06/2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - This series of four sessions will focus on developing leadership capacity for early childhood and OSHC educators seeking opportunity to build on their professional knowledge base and skills as emerging leaders. Key areas: Review and discuss leadership capabilities and competencies that support early childhood educators to lead effectively. Explore different leadership styles to create and [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Spotlight Event C: SATAC Update

10-06-2021 @ 4:00 pm

10/06/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Spotlight Sessions: New Credentials and Paths to Tertiary Study How might schools broaden and innovate the definition of school success to recognise learning both with and beyond an ATAR? Can a Learner Profile approach enhance and recognise a broader range of student capacities that enable the engagement with post school pathways? In 2021, how far [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Effective Assessment in an Evolving Curriculum Landscape session 1

15-06-2021 @ 9:30 am

15/06/2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm - Effective assessment practices and moderation are crucial “in promoting more consistent and valid teacher judgements about students’ work particularly when aligned with standards and criteria. (Scott, 2016) This professional learning opportunity invites F-10 leaders and teachers to strengthen their current assessment practices using the Achievement Standards to confirm teacher professional judgements against those standards. This [...]

Leading Momentum Series: Adaptive Cultures for Cultural Evolution and Innovation, module 4 of 6

15-06-2021 @ 9:00 am

15/06/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - The program is based on a cultural evolution and innovation framework that integrates adaptive cultures, strategic foresight and innovation, as a means to support cultural development in schools. This program has been designed to support the intentional development of cultures that enable each school to develop a pathway towards their desired/ aspirational state. Comprised of [...]

Legal Series: Strategies to Minimise Inappropriate Parent Behaviour that Breaches the School’s Code of Conduct

17-06-2021 @ 4:00 pm

17/06/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - This seminar will discuss strategies that will support school staff to work in a safe environment that fosters respectful environments in schools and raises community awareness of the issue.   Delivery mode: face to face Presenters: Sonia Albertini, AISSA   IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the AISSA is required to enforce set limits on the [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD), session 2 of 3

18-06-2021 @ 9:00 am

18/06/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Venue: To be advised. 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 [...]

Leadership for the 21st Century: Leading Change and Innovation, session 2 of 4

21-06-2021 @ 9:00 am

21/06/2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - In 2021 the AISSA is offering a bespoke leadership program focusing on leadership for the 21st Century. Leaders will be supported to undertake leadership learning, context mapping, organisational analysis and change, visioning, implementation and scaling of their own school-based project related to their current role and strategic focus. The program provides participants with a practical [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

OSHC Educators’ Network Meeting 4

23-06-2021 @ 10:00 am

23/06/2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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

Leading for High Impact School Improvement: Building Evaluative Capacity, session 2 of 3

29-06-2021 @ 9:00 am

29/06/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - School improvement is both a regulatory requirement and a moral imperative because children are entitled to the best education we can provide in order to fully realise their unique potential. Embarking on a school improvement journey requires a passionate desire on the part of leadership to improve teaching and learning and this desire must be [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

NAPLAN Online: School Readiness Test (SRT) Training

26-07-2021 @ 9:00 am

26/07/2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Ministers have agreed that all schools will transition to the online mode of NAPLAN by 2022.  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). The [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Five Ways of Being, session 3 of 6

28-07-2021 @ 4:00 pm

28/07/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - In this program you will learn how to apply the Five Ways of Being to become a leader who is more trusting, brave, compelling, purposeful and focused on growth. Leaders will walk away with practical, evidence-based strategies, improved leadership skills and a renewed sense of clarity and confidence. This program supports learning leaders to author [...]

Leading Momentum Series: Adaptive Cultures for Cultural Evolution and Innovation, module 5 of 6

03-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

03/08/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - The program is based on a cultural evolution and innovation framework that integrates adaptive cultures, strategic foresight and innovation, as a means to support cultural development in schools. This program has been designed to support the intentional development of cultures that enable each school to develop a pathway towards their desired/ aspirational state. Comprised of [...]

Teacher Certification Workshop Series for Aspiring Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers: Workshop A, semester 2

04-08-2021 @ 4:00 pm

04/08/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Workshop A: Introduction to Certification This workshop will introduce certification, unpack the requirements of the process and identify your suitability and readiness to apply. This workshop supports applicants to develop a deeper understanding of the APST and to explore how their practice aligns to the career stages. Applicants are encouraged to bring their mentor or [...]

Spotlight Event B: University Admissions Pathways Forum Q and A Expert Panel

04-08-2021 @ 4:00 pm

04/08/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Spotlight Sessions: New Credentials and Paths to Tertiary Study How might schools broaden and innovate the definition of school success to recognise learning both with and beyond an ATAR? Can a Learner Profile approach enhance and recognise a broader range of student capacities that enable the engagement with post school pathways? In 2021, how far [...]

New Thinking: New Possibilities – AISSA Educational Leaders STEM Conference

06-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

06/08/2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - What do we need to think about to educate beyond our present? What might the STEM possibilities be? How early is too early? What does Artificial Intelligence mean for education? What opportunities exist within the Australian Curriculum? What is machine learning? How might the space industry shape the future? The AISSA Educational Leaders STEM Conference [...]

Stamford Grand Hotel

Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program

08-08-2021 @ 12:00 am

08/08/2021 - 14/08/2021 @ All Day - The Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program (Sunday 8 August 2021 to Saturday 14 August 2021) aims to bring together current and aspiring School Leaders and educators wanting to know more about our First Nations Peoples, to experience first-hand the uniqueness of an Aboriginal culture.  This program will provide opportunities to deepen your understanding of Australia’s First [...]

East Arnhem Land

Primary Mathematics Impact Hub, session 3 of 4

10-08-2021 @ 1:00 pm

10/08/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - The Mathematics Impact Hub series focuses on networking and engaging in dialogue about current best practices in primary mathematics learning and teaching. Hubs are held once a term and follow an agenda established at each previous hub meeting. The Mathematics Impact Hub was established in 2020. New participants are welcome! Dialogue is focussed on: Current [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

OSHC Educators’ Network Meeting 5

10-08-2021 @ 10:00 am

10/08/2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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

HR Series: Redundancy and the use of Fixed Term Contracts

10-08-2021 @ 4:00 pm

10/08/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - In accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009, this session will look at ways to bring the employment relationship to an industrially safe and amicable end when having to make a staff member’s position redundant. It will also cover the risks associated with fixed term contracts – their use and what happens when the contract [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Transforming Data into Action

12-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

12/08/2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - This project supports leadership teams interrogate student achievement data at a deeper level, and to plan for action arising from this interrogation.    A mentor text (Venables, D., How Teacher Can Turn Data into action, ASCD, 2014) will be used to frame this action research focussed on:   Developing data literacy  Reviewing existing data – asking probing questions  [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Early Childhood Directors’ Network Meeting 3: Reconciliation

12-08-2021 @ 4:00 pm

12/08/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - These meetings will focus on a range of local and national current issues and topics that relate to the early childhood sector. ELC Directors and Coordinators will come together to collaborate and discuss their roles and responsibilities as highly regarded leaders in their field of expertise. In 2021, the Early Childhood Directors' network will provide [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Five Ways of Being, session 4 of 6

12-08-2021 @ 4:00 pm

12/08/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - In this program you will learn how to apply the Five Ways of Being to become a leader who is more trusting, brave, compelling, purposeful and focused on growth. Leaders will walk away with practical, evidence-based strategies, improved leadership skills and a renewed sense of clarity and confidence. This program supports learning leaders to author [...]

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

23-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

23/08/2021 @ 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. The [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Science: Ancient knowledge meets western science, Year 3 – Year 6

23-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

23/08/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Educators, teachers and an Aboriginal Elder will share how student engagement and learning of scientific concepts can be enriched by embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.  Science teachers will share how they embedded Aboriginal perspectives into authentic science tasks and discuss the task design, pedagogical approach, resources and student learning. This workshop is designed [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Early Childhood Educators’ Network Meeting 3: Building a sustainable future goes beyond recycling!

24-08-2021 @ 4:00 pm

24/08/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - In 2021, 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

Leadership for the 21st Century: Leading Change and Innovation, session 3 of 4

24-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

24/08/2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - In 2021 the AISSA is offering a bespoke leadership program focusing on leadership for the 21st Century. Leaders will be supported to undertake leadership learning, context mapping, organisational analysis and change, visioning, implementation and scaling of their own school-based project related to their current role and strategic focus. The program provides participants with a practical [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

NAPLAN Online: Interpreting and understanding your 2021 School and Student Summary Report (SSSR), option 1

25-08-2021 @ 1:00 pm

25/08/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - The School and Student Summary Report (SSSR) is the report available to NAPLAN online schools from the Assessment Platform. The purpose of the interactive SSSR is to provide preliminary feedback on how students and cohorts of students within schools performed in NAPLAN Online. The SSSR comprises six reports: school item report class summary report class [...]

Science of Understanding Learning Project (SOUL): Evidence Informed Practice, session 3 of 3

25-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

25/08/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - How might current scientific understanding of how learning takes place inform the design of effective teaching and learning? The SOUL project provides schools with an opportunity to connect with the latest, powerful research in how we best learn that will assist teachers and leaders to amplify learning in their schools. Leading educational neuroscientist and research [...]

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NAPLAN Online: Interpreting and understanding your 2021 School and Student Summary Report (SSSR), option 2

27-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

27/08/2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am - The School and Student Summary Report (SSSR) is the report available to NAPLAN online schools from the Assessment Platform. The purpose of the interactive SSSR is to provide preliminary feedback on how students and cohorts of students within schools performed in NAPLAN Online. The SSSR comprises six reports: school item report class summary report class [...]

What Does it Mean to Be on a Board? A Workshop for New Board Members

28-08-2021 @ 9:30 am

28/08/2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - This workshop is designed for those who are new to School Board work. It will focus on good governance practices including: particular responsibilities for School Board members roles and responsibilities including legal, compliance and fiduciary responsibilities what it means to be an effective School Board member regarding participation, relationships, confidentiality and meeting procedures. This session [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Teacher Certification Workshop Series for Aspiring Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers: Workshop B, semester 2

30-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

30/08/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Workshop B: Professional Writing Requirements and Evidence of Impact  Certification requires a deep reflection on your teaching practice and an evaluative mindset to explore the impact of your professional practice on colleagues and students and to collect relevant evidence and articulate its alignment to the APST.   The professional writing requirements of the process are significant [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Effective Assessment in an Evolving Curriculum Landscape session 2b

31-08-2021 @ 9:30 am

31/08/2021 - 01/09/2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - Effective assessment practices and moderation are crucial “in promoting more consistent and valid teacher judgements about students’ work particularly when aligned with standards and criteria. (Scott, 2016) This professional learning opportunity invites F-10 leaders and teachers to strengthen their current assessment practices using the Achievement Standards to confirm teacher professional judgements against those standards. This [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Effective Assessment in an Evolving Curriculum Landscape session 2a

01-09-2021 @ 9:30 am

01/09/2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm - Effective assessment practices and moderation are crucial “in promoting more consistent and valid teacher judgements about students’ work particularly when aligned with standards and criteria. (Scott, 2016) This professional learning opportunity invites F-10 leaders and teachers to strengthen their current assessment practices using the Achievement Standards to confirm teacher professional judgements against those standards. This [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Being and Becoming: Early Childhood and OSHC Leaders, session 3 of 4

02-09-2021 @ 9:30 am

02/09/2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - This series of four sessions will focus on developing leadership capacity for early childhood and OSHC educators seeking opportunity to build on their professional knowledge base and skills as emerging leaders. Key areas: Review and discuss leadership capabilities and competencies that support early childhood educators to lead effectively. Explore different leadership styles to create and [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Five Ways of Being, session 5 of 6

02-09-2021 @ 4:00 pm

02/09/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - In this program you will learn how to apply the Five Ways of Being to become a leader who is more trusting, brave, compelling, purposeful and focused on growth. Leaders will walk away with practical, evidence-based strategies, improved leadership skills and a renewed sense of clarity and confidence. This program supports learning leaders to author [...]

Science: Ancient knowledge meets western science, ELC – Year 2

06-09-2021 @ 9:00 am

06/09/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - This workshop is designed to provide teachers and educators from ELC to Year 2 with hands-on activities that will allow their students to explore scientific concepts which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have used for millennia. Presenters, in partnership with an Aboriginal Elder, will share how student learning of scientific concepts can be enriched by [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Leading Momentum Series: Adaptive Cultures for Cultural Evolution and Innovation, module 6 of 6

13-09-2021 @ 9:00 am

13/09/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - The program is based on a cultural evolution and innovation framework that integrates adaptive cultures, strategic foresight and innovation, as a means to support cultural development in schools. This program has been designed to support the intentional development of cultures that enable each school to develop a pathway towards their desired/ aspirational state. Comprised of [...]

Legal Series: Legal Obligations When Terminating a Student’s Enrolment

14-09-2021 @ 4:00 pm

14/09/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - The enrolment contract between a school and parents is a legally binding document. In the event of disputes, such as a potential termination of an enrolment, it is vital that its terms clearly outline the steps that the School will take to fairly and appropriately manage this situation.   Delivery mode: face to face Presenters: [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

OSHC Educators’ Network Meeting 6

15-09-2021 @ 10:00 am

15/09/2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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

Five Ways of Being, session 6 of 6

15-09-2021 @ 4:00 pm

15/09/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - In this program you will learn how to apply the Five Ways of Being to become a leader who is more trusting, brave, compelling, purposeful and focused on growth. Leaders will walk away with practical, evidence-based strategies, improved leadership skills and a renewed sense of clarity and confidence. This program supports learning leaders to author [...]

The Legislative and Regulatory Responsibilities Unique to School Boards

18-09-2021 @ 9:30 am

18/09/2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am - his 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

Leading for High Impact School Improvement: Building Evaluative Capacity, session 3 of 3

24-09-2021 @ 9:00 am

24/09/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - School improvement is both a regulatory requirement and a moral imperative because children are entitled to the best education we can provide in order to fully realise their unique potential. Embarking on a school improvement journey requires a passionate desire on the part of leadership to improve teaching and learning and this desire must be [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Teacher Certification Workshop Series for Aspiring Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers: Workshop C, semester 2

07-10-2021 @ 9:00 am

07/10/2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Workshop C: Putting it all together The final workshop will unpack the requirements of classroom observation as well as provide an opportunity to share and seek feedback on evidence collected. Advice on ways in which to collate and map your Stage 1 portfolio and next steps towards final submission will be provided as well as [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Leadership for the 21st Century: Leading Change and Innovation, session 4 of 4

20-10-2021 @ 9:00 am

20/10/2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - In 2021 the AISSA is offering a bespoke leadership program focusing on leadership for the 21st Century. Leaders will be supported to undertake leadership learning, context mapping, organisational analysis and change, visioning, implementation and scaling of their own school-based project related to their current role and strategic focus. The program provides participants with a practical [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

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

21-10-2021 @ 9:00 am

21/10/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Day 1, 7 May A full day workshop, hosted by the AISSA and presented by external psychologists Kerry Burke and 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 [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

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

01-11-2021 @ 9:00 am

01/11/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Venue: To be advised. 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 [...]

Early Childhood Directors’ Network Meeting 4: Leading and Innovation

04-11-2021 @ 4:00 pm

04/11/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - These meetings will focus on a range of local and national current issues and topics that relate to the early childhood sector. ELC Directors and Coordinators will come together to collaborate and discuss their roles and responsibilities as highly regarded leaders in their field of expertise. In 2021, the Early Childhood Directors' network will provide [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Primary Mathematics Impact Hub, session 4 of 4

09-11-2021 @ 1:00 pm

09/11/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - The Mathematics Impact Hub series focuses on networking and engaging in dialogue about current best practices in primary mathematics learning and teaching. Hubs are held once a term and follow an agenda established at each previous hub meeting. The Mathematics Impact Hub was established in 2020. New participants are welcome! Dialogue is focussed on: Current [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Legal Series: Record Keeping – Your Legal Obligations

09-11-2021 @ 4:00 pm

09/11/2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - The requirement to keep records in a school is subject to legislation. This session will outline these record keeping requirements.   Delivery mode: face to face Presenters: Sonia Albertini, AISSA   IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the AISSA is required to enforce set limits on the number of attendees for this event based on social distancing and [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Being and Becoming: Early Childhood and OSHC Leaders, session 4 of 4

11-11-2021 @ 9:30 am

11/11/2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - This series of four sessions will focus on developing leadership capacity for early childhood and OSHC educators seeking opportunity to build on their professional knowledge base and skills as emerging leaders. Key areas: Review and discuss leadership capabilities and competencies that support early childhood educators to lead effectively. Explore different leadership styles to create and [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

OSHC Educators’ Network Meeting 7

17-11-2021 @ 10:00 am

17/11/2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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