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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 [...]

Exploring Strategic Opportunities from the Pandemic

21-07-2020 @ 7:00 pm

21/07/2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - The global pandemic is presenting challenges to all global communities and particularly to education. Boards need to be acutely aware of the new political, economic, and social environments in which schools are now operating, what is likely to change and strategies to respond. This webinar will address issues arising out of the pandemic and provide [...]

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

29-07-2020 @ 4:00 pm

29/07/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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 [...]

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

Deep Learning and Teaching: Generating Energy and Pathways for Sustained Improvement, curated discussion and project ‘taster’

05-08-2020 @ 4:00 pm

05/08/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - This project ‘taster’ and curated discussion presented by Professor Michael Anderson (The University of Sydney) and Dr Miranda Jefferson (The University of Sydney) will provide insights into this exciting new three-year project now commencing in February 2021.  The session will be offered via Zoom. In this session Professor Michael Anderson and Dr Miranda Jefferson will [...]

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 classroom practice [...]

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

What Boards Need to Know About Child Protection

08-08-2020 @ 9:30 am

08/08/2020 @ 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

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

Catalysts for Pedagogical Improvement – Assessment & Task Design via Zoom

13-08-2020 @ 10:00 am

13/08/2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - A professional learning opportunity for leaders of learning: School leadership, Directors of Learning and Teaching, middle leaders and classroom educators This professional learning opportunity is designed for leaders of learning who are focused on driving improved educational practice across their school. Four catalysts for driving pedagogical improvement will be explored during two introductory workshops delivered [...]

Catalysts for Pedagogical Improvement – General Capability Critical & Creative Thinking & National Literacy & Numeracy Learning Progressions via Zoom

19-08-2020 @ 10:00 am

19/08/2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - A professional learning opportunity for leaders of learning: School leadership, Directors of Learning and Teaching, middle leaders and classroom educators This professional learning opportunity is designed for leaders of learning who are focused on driving improved educational practice across their school. Four catalysts for driving pedagogical improvement will be explored during two introductory workshops delivered [...]

Being and Becoming Early Childhood and OSHC Leaders – Session 2

20-08-2020 @ 9:45 am

20/08/2020 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am - Session 2 focus: Courageous conversations – how can emerging leaders further develop the necessary skills to engage in courageous conversations in every day practices?   Participants will explore as to why courageous conversations are often avoided, even when it is recognised that they are desperately needed through developing a deeper understanding in the following key [...]

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 [...]

What Does It Mean to be on a Board? A Workshop for New Board Members

22-08-2020 @ 9:30 am

22/08/2020 @ 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.   Presented [...]

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

The Legislative and Regulatory Responsibilities Unique to School Boards

05-09-2020 @ 9:30 am

05/09/2020 @ 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

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

Financial Management in an Independent School – a Workshop for New and Established School Board Members via Zoom

15-09-2020 @ 7:00 pm

15/09/2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Presented by John Somerset, CEO of Somerset Education, this workshop is tailored for School Board members and will focus on effective financial management for schools. This will include information on what a School Board member needs to know, what to look out for, financial performance indicators and understanding budgets. This workshop is particularly useful for [...]

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

Financial Management in an Independent School via Zoom

21-09-2020 @ 4:00 pm

21/09/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - A workshop for aspiring, new and established Principals and Business Managers Presented by John Somerset, CEO of Somerset Education, this workshop will focus on effective financial management for schools. This will include information on what leaders need to know, what to look out for, financial performance indicators and understanding budgets. This workshop is particularly useful [...]

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 [...]

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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 Progression: 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 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 Progression 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

Being and Becoming Early Childhood and OSHC Leaders – Session 3

12-11-2020 @ 9:45 am

12/11/2020 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am - Session 3 focus: Courageous conversations in action – How can emerging leaders effectively initiate and engage in courageous conversations within learning communities?   Participants will build upon the knowledge and understanding gained in the previous workshop with a specific focus on the following key areas: Leaders as influencers Critical reflection Responding to feedback Evidence of [...]

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

New Thinking: New Possibilities Educational Leadership STEM Conference

06-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

06/08/2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm - Registrations will open in Term 3 2020. 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 [...]

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