Dynamic Learning Seminars 2023

Below you will find our complete 2023 Seminar Program. Simply scroll down to view our range of topics, dates and locations. 


Behaviour Management

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behaviour 2A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar is designed specifically for teachers with less than 5 years' experience in the classroom and will provide strategies for developing a positive approach to behaviour leadership and discipline.

During this highly practical seminar Bill will share:

• The core principals of positive behaviour leadership and discipline skills
• The language of correction and discipline
• How to establish a class well - covering basics such as initiating and sustaining attention, engagement and motivation, noise levels and time-on-task
• How to develop a class behaviour agreement - whole class/developing rights, responsibilities and rules
• Following up and following-through with students, especially those who present with on-going 'behaviour problems'
• Developing effective use of 'time-out'
• Using behaviour consequences
• Managing frustration and anger in behaviour management situations
• Managing challenging students in and out of class
• Key aspects of colleague support – peer coaching/mentoring/appraisal

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $265 per person

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

*Please Note: As so many teachers wish to attend our SYDNEY seminars we now offer separate days for PRIMARY School (Wed) and HIGH School (Fri). Please ensure you enrol in the correct seminar.

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cracking 2A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Bill Rogers

This seminar will help in addressing a challenge faced by many teachers today – Why is this particular class so difficult? What can we do, together, to change things? How can we get out of the spiral of defeat and low expectation to enhance success in learning, and social interaction? Most of all how can we support one another?

•   What do we mean by hard class
•   Why do some classes get hard or have a reputation?
•   The importance of establishing classes well
– the first hours, first days
– the critical first meeting with new classes, particularly 'reputation classes
– re-establishing a class that has gone off the rails
•   Approaches to cracking a hard or reputation class
•   Developing individual behaviour management plans for troublesome and behaviourally disordered students
•   Teacher bullying – why some teachers are bullied and how to address it
•   Teacher stress

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $265 per person

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

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Inquiry Learning

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A Seminar for K-6 Classroom Teachers
Presented by Kath Murdoch

Inquiry as an approach to teaching and learning has long been regarded as an effective way not only to engage students in their learning but to challenge them to think deeply and apply skills and understandings to new contexts. Many of us like the idea of an inquiry approach but feel less confident with how to actually use it effectively in the classroom. This workshop is designed for teachers who are newer to inquiry or those who wish to refresh their understanding of the approach and update their pedagogy.

This highly practical, interactive day will explore the following questions:

  • Why use an inquiry based approach?
  • How can we adopt an inquiry ‘stance’ in our teaching across the day?
  • What is the role of the teacher in the inquiry classroom? Where does ‘explicit teaching’ fit into the picture?
  • What does inquiry learning ‘look like’ in the classroom?
  • How is the inquiry classroom organised? How to we curate the space?
  • How can we use an inquiry approach while remaining accountable to the curriculum?
  • What does an inquiry based lesson entail?
  • How do we collaboratively plan/design extended journeys (units) for inquiry learning?
  • How can an inquiry approach help us make connections across the curriculum?
  • What strategies can we add to our repertoire to strengthen our inquiry based teaching?

Come along and enjoy inquiring into inquiry!


A 2 Day Seminar for Primary School Teachers
Presented by Kath Murdoch

Participants will leave with a treasure trove of strategies, resources and insights into the use of a quality, inquiry based approach to teaching.

About the workshop

The learning landscape is rapidly changing. For teachers in the 21C, adapting to this changing landscape requires new ways of thinking and new instructional strategies that really build students' capacity as learners. An inquiry approach has long been recognized as a powerful way to equip students with the skills, strategies and dispositions needed for independence and creativity in learning. The Australian Curriculum also recognizes the need to engage students in active exploration and promotes the development of inquiry skills in history, science, geography and other areas. Contemporary inquiry practices, however, go beyond the "unit of work" and weave their way across the curriculum. Quality inquiry teaching helps both teachers and students navigate their way through abundant information, rapidly changing technologies, shifting community priorities and the need for both personalized AND collaborative learning.

Through interactive tasks, viewing of videos, work samples and planners as well as access to resources and research-based strategies participants explore the following questions ...

• How can we create classrooms where inquiring into LEARNING is central to all we do?
• How can we use an inquiry approach across the curriculum?
• How can we personalize inquiry for students while maintaining a manageable routine?
• What frameworks and scaffolds can we use to 'anchor' student learning and guide our practice?
• How can we create contemporary contexts for real inquiry into relevant questions for students?
• How can quality thinking routines and strategies help build capacity for learning?
• How do we ensure we involve students in negotiating aspects of their learning while maintaining clear learning intentions and meeting curriculum expectations.
• How can we use technologies to engage students in authentic inquiries and to build our own personal professional inquiry networks.

Through this 2 day workshop, participants will gain:

• A deeper understanding of how to use contemporary, inquiry based approaches in the classroom
• A broader repertoire of quality teaching strategies and techniques to help build students' skills as inquirer
• Greater familiarity with and understanding of a model for designing powerful units of inquiry with conceptual underpinnings
• Strategies for planning and teaching that encourage students to become increasingly independent as inquirers
• Ideas for assessing growth in students' understandings and skills in the context of inquiry
• Opportunities for reflection, collaboration and planning
• Knowledge of the resources (particularly on line) available to support teaching and learning through inquiry

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $540 per person

Seminar Program
Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

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Inquiry Learning: Powering Up Inquiry Learning in your Classroom

Igniting A Passion for Learning

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Teaching Boys

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Students with Particular Needs

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Integrating Technology

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Dynamic Teaching

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Through Student-Centred Teaching Strategies
A Seminar for Primary & High School Teachers
Presented by Dr Rich Allen

Do something for you!
This inspiring, entertaining and potentially life changing PD session that will ignite your passion for teaching.
Find out how to harness your students’ energy to drive their success. You’ll leave armed with practical, easy-to-implement strategies, tools and ideas – and energised to embark on new learning journeys with your students in 2020.

Strategies shared in this seminar beautifully compliment an inquiry approach to learning.
This dynamic and uplifting seminar will arm you with a bucket load of amazing teaching tricks!

About the Workshop
With the Australian Curriculum promoting the development of inquiry skills, teachers require a tool box of strategies to turn their classrooms into effective learning hubs. Inquiry learning requires teachers to run student-centred hands-on activities, facilitate in-depth classroom conversations and become co-learners alongside their students. It’s a world away from ‘chalk and talk’ teaching, requiring strong student engagement and radically different classroom management strategies.

In this engaging, hands-on workshop, Dr Allen models student-centred strategies that harness the latest research in educational psychology.

You will learn how to:

  • Capture and hold your students attention through highly engaging lesson ideas
  • Harness movement and social interaction to support inquiry learning
  • Elicit thoughtful responses and productive conversations during group discussions
  • Make sure all student voices are heard
  • Give effective directions to get students organised quickly and keep them on task
  • Use the power of music to energize activities – and enhance learning
  • Incorporate positive behaviour techniques to engage all students
  • Implement effective memory strategies to assist students with knowledge retention
  • Tap into, rather than push down, the energy in your classroom to generate positive learning outcomes
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Completing ‘Igniting a Passion for Learning’ will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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    Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230.00 per person
  • Seminar Program
    Registration 8.30am – 9.00am Seminar 9.00am – 3.00pm

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Teacher Wellbeing

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