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EKN Professional Learning Workshops
Since 2007, EKN has been offering a wide range of high-quality professional learning opportunities to assist teachers in adapting to the challenges they face in improving student learning, engagement and wellbeing. We offer a range of different types of professional learning events including:
- conferences and forums,
- tailored professional learning for whole schools and early childhood settings,
- support for teachers and schools engaging in action research.
Face-to-face sessions are conducted at various Western Sydney University campuses and through our network of professional partners across Sydney. Several courses are delivered fully online. We also conduct no cost, professional learning forums throughout the year. All of our events focus on new and emerging practices and theories to promote innovation in teaching practice. Our on campus and online sessions are designed to bring teachers together from across schools and systems and provide them with opportunities to network and learn about current initiatives in education.
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Registrations for the following workshops are now open.
Register to attend our upcoming workshops
|Saturday, 14 March 2020 and Saturday, 28 March 2020. 8.30am - 6:00pm||(Basic) Alternative to Violence Training||Western Sydney University, Parramatta South campus||TBC||TBC||TBC|
Expression of Interest
Interested in attending a course?
Please view our full selection of workshops below and complete the Expressions of Interest Form. We will then contact you when registrations open for the courses you are interested in. Our list is regularly updated with new workshops, so check back regularly to ensure you do not miss any opportunities.
Browse our full selection of workshops
|Course||Description||Audience||PD Hours||Expressions of Interest|
|I Am Not Maths Trained But am Teaching Stage 4 Mathematics. Help||This course is designed to assist teachers trained in areas other than mathematics with aspects of the stage 4 mathematics course by addressing common misconceptions and providing teaching strategies that promote student learning.||Secondary Teachers||5||Click to Express Interest|
|Developing Assessment Tasks For Stage 6 Standard Mathematics||This course is designed to provide guidance in the development of an assignment or investigation-style assessment task, and will result in the development of a quality assessment task ready for use at school.||Secondary Teachers||5||Click to Express Interest|
|Numeracy in Early Childhood||This workshop will explore and discuss how young children learn mathematical concepts, and what decisions we can make as teachers to embed the teaching of mathematics and numeracy in the early years.||Early Childhood Teachers||2.5||Click to Express Interest|
|Positive Behaviour and Parent Involvement||This presentation focuses on developing partnerships with parents to support and sustain Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) in schools.||All Educators, School Leadership and Support Staff||2||Click to Express Interest|
|Education and Climate Change||This interdisciplinary course looks at how to enact positive climate change pedagogy, that helps communities with the changing climate.||Primary and Secondary Teachers, School Leadership||2||Click to Express Interest|
|Creative Approaches to Literacy||This hands-on workshop will allow educators to explore creative pedagogies for literacy development, while improving their understanding of the role of creativity across the curriculum.||Primary and Secondary Teachers, School Leadership||3||Click to Express Interest|
|Exploring Sexualities & Gender Diversity in the Classroom: A Practical Approach||This practical workshop will look at what teachers and schools can do to provide an equitable learning space for all of their students.||All Educators, School Leadership and Support Staff||2||Click to Express Interest|
|VR & AR in the classroom||In this session, participants will get to see how the innovative technologies of virtual reality and augmented reality can be integrated across the curriculum. Links to the syllabus will be identified throughout. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and create with both virtual reality and augmented reality applications. Participants will also be exposed to current research in this area.||Primary Teachers||2||Click to Express Interest|
|Innovative Inquiry learning for HSIE||In this session, participants will explore current inquiry-based learning models and develop a deep understanding of how to innovate current units of work that delve deep into the content with the use of inquiry models. Participants will see how bringing innovative inquiry into the classroom can spark the interest of their students and History and Geography will come alive. Participants will also be exposed to current research in this area.||Primary Teachers||2||Click to Express Interest|
|Effective ICT integration for P-6||In this session, participants will have the opportunity to explore a range of tried and tested ICT applications as well as emerging technologies that can be used to enhance the learning in the classroom. Close alignment to the new Digital Curriculum will be evident||Early Childhood and Primary Teachers||6||Click to Express Interest|
|Authentic STEM integration||In this session, participants explore what STEM is and the philosophy behind its emergence into the education system. From here, participants will discover how best to integrate STEM authentically into their teaching and learning program.||Early Childhood and Primary Teachers||6||Click to Express Interest|