Upcoming Public Workshops

itc publications is devliering a series of exciting and valuable public workshops in 2022! 

See below for all upcoming public workshops!

NSW Beginning Teachers Workshop

with Gerard Alford

Editor and co-author of the innovative teachers’ companion, the beginning teachers’ companion and co-founder of itcthinkdrive.com.au . 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.


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

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.


What do people have to say about this workshop?

“The conference was very much worth getting out of bed for on a Saturday morning. I certainly got a lot out of the conference. I’m very excited to let you know that my maths students loved the silent card shuffle for an ignition
activity yesterday and I have planned to do another one today. I have spoken to my principal and she is going to let me have some time in our staff admin meeting to present what I have learnt to my colleagues.”

Abbie Newell
Medowie Public School

Download the brochure here


11/4/22 Beginning Teachers Workshop - Newcastle Newcastle Beginning Teachers Professional Development