Beginning teachers – Professional Development Workshop with Gerard Alford
New teachers bring energy and enthusiasm to their classrooms. They also bring a specific set of needs. Appropriate mentoring, guidance, release time and scheduled time to plan lessons with colleagues is esstential (Smith & Ingersoll). The aim of this full day workshop is to strengthen the beginning teacher's often-challenging journey as they move to proficient teacher. Please consider enrolling any new or beginning teacher in this practical and valuable workshop.
The beginning teachers' workshop is outlined below:
Planning meaningful and explicit lessons and efficiently using the itc Thinking Skills Framework and 4 Step Model.
Designing the lesson intention. Strategies and practical tools to ensure engaging starts to all lessons.
The 4 criteria (PIME) of cooperative learning. Practical cooperative tools for brainstorming, designing, understanding, reflecting and retention.
CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING
Tools for critical thinking. Enhancing creative thinking through divergent thinking and practical creative thinking tools.
Who would benefit?
All beginning K-12, TAFE and emerging teachers.
Cost: $240.00 - (inc. gst) - includes workshop booklets and a free copy of the beginning teachers' companion Second Edition (valued at $39.95)
Date, Time and Location: (includes tea/coffee, morning tea and light lunch)
Date: Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Location: Blacktown RSL - 40 Second Avenue, Blacktown NSW 2148
** Attendees please arrive at 8:45am
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