Beginning Teachers Workshop - Newcastle


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NSW Beginning Teachers Workshop

with Gerard Alford

Editor and co-author of the innovative teachers’ companion, the beginning teachers’ companion and co-founder of . Learn more about Gerard and his background on our presenters page.

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 essential (Smith & Ingersoll).

The aim of this workshop is to strengthen the beginning teacher’s often-challenging journey as they move to proficient teacher. Please consider enrolling in this practical and valuable workshop.

The beginning teachers’ workshop covers:


Planning meaningful and explicit lessons 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.


Tools for critical thinking. Enhancing creative thinking through divergent thinking and practical
creative thinking tools.

Who would benefit? 

All beginning K-12 and emerging teachers.

Completing Beginning Teachers’ Workshop will contribute 4 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Cost: $220.00 (inc. GST) includes a free beginning teachers’ companion
(valued at $49.95) and workshop resources. (view our beginning teachers' companion here)

Date: Saturday 21st May, 2022

Time: 9am-1pm (includes tea/coffee and light lunch)

Location: Cardiff RSL – 45 Macquarie Rd, Newcastle NSW 2285  (view their website here)

Note: Please bring a laptop/tablet if possible


SKU BTW-GA-210522-Newcastle

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