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

03-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

03/08/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 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 [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

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

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 Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) and to explore how their practice aligns to the career stages. Applicants are encouraged [...]

Spotlight Event C: 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 [...]

Leading for High Impact School Improvement: Building Evaluative Capacity, session 2 of 4

04-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

04/08/2021 @ 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

New Thinking: New Possibilities – AISSA Educational Leaders STEM Conference

06-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

06/08/2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - See the complete AISSA Educational Leaders 2021 STEM Conference Program now   A full refund will be made should the event be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.   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 [...]

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

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

Five Ways of Being, Webinar 3

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 [...]

Early Childhood Directors’ Network Meeting 3: Reconciliation

19-08-2021 @ 4:00 pm

19/08/2021 @ 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

OSHC Educators’ Network Meeting 5

19-08-2021 @ 10:00 am

19/08/2021 @ 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

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 - This event is fully booked: Please email Rae Dawkins if you would like to be placed on a waitlist.   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 [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

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

23-08-2021 @ 1:00 pm

23/08/2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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 [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

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 [...]

VET & VL PD & Network Day

27-08-2021 @ 9:00 am

27/08/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - 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 knowledge and understanding of the vocational education and training sector. Core foci AITSL Australian Professional Standards [...]

TAFE SA Regency Campus

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 B: Professional Writing Requirements and Evidence of Impact

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 Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).   The professional writing [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Effective Assessment in an Evolving Curriculum Landscape, workshop 1

01-09-2021 @ 9:00 am

01/09/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm - In light of the evolving Curriculum landscape with regard to the Australian Curriculum review, the dates for this course are now: Workshop 1: Wednesday 1 September 2021, 9.00 am-12.30 pm (via Zoom) Workshop 2a: (Years 7-10), Friday 29 October 2021, 9.00 am -12.30 pm (face to face) Workshop 2b: (Primary), Wednesday 3 November 2021, 9.30 [...]

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, Webinar 4

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

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) – a 2 day course

06-09-2021 @ 9:00 am

06/09/2021 - 07/09/2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid training is accepted and widespread in our community, however, most do not cover mental health issues. Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they [...]

Immanuel College

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, Webinar 5

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 [...]

Cyber Risks and Rewards: The Challenges and Opportunities for Education

17-09-2021 @ 8:30 am

17/09/2021 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Last year, Education faced the highest level of ransomware attacks, with 44% of organisations hit.  For educational institutions, the financial impact of a ransomware attack in 2020 was crippling. The total bill was on average AU$3.64 million - the highest across all sectors surveyed, and 48% above the global average. The risks are high, but how [...]

Flinders University

The Legislative and Regulatory Responsibilities Unique to School Boards

18-09-2021 @ 9:30 am

18/09/2021 @ 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

Leading for High Impact School Improvement: Building Evaluative Capacity, session 3 of 4

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 C: Putting it all Together

15-10-2021 @ 9:00 am

15/10/2021 @ 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

21-10-2021 @ 9:00 am

21/10/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - This event is fully booked. Day 2 A full day workshop provided to teachers and school leaders, focusing on fostering proactive, positive behaviour strategies and supports within schools from the everyday classroom through to intervention. The workshop will consider practical actions and responses in the educational setting, with consideration to the learning from Day 1 [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Effective Assessment in an Evolving Curriculum Landscape, workshop 2a

29-10-2021 @ 9:00 am

29/10/2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 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 learning [...]

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: Immanuel College 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 [...]

Immanuel College

Effective Assessment in an Evolving Curriculum Landscape, workshop 2b

03-11-2021 @ 9:00 am

03/11/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 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 learning [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

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

VET & VL PD & Network Day

08-11-2021 @ 9:00 am

08/11/2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - 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 knowledge and understanding of the vocational education and training sector. Core foci AITSL Australian Professional Standards [...]

Flinders University Tonsley Campus

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

Leading for High Impact School Improvement: Building Evaluative Capacity, session 4 of 4

15-11-2021 @ 9:00 am

15/11/2021 @ 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

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