19
Aug
2022

Inquiry Learning: What, Why and How?

$270.00
Inquiry Learning: What, Why and How?

A Seminar for Classroom Teachers 1-7

Presented by Kath Murdoch

Brisbane QLD - 19 August 2022

Only 3 places remaining

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!

 

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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

08
Sep
2022

Writers Workshop

Thu 08 September 22 8:45 am
ON-LINE ZOOM Workshop
$200.00
Writers Workshop

Getting the BUZZ in our Writing Sessions!

 An Online Workshop for Classroom Teachers of Years 2 - 6

Presented by Deb Sukarna

We can maximize our teaching time in Writers Workshop by organizing for learning in a structured and manageable way. It is the structure that allows for flexibility and differentiation as we interact and respond to students. The key to this is an independent routine that helps students to self-regulate, as they learn how to reflect and help themselves throughout the writing process. If we want our students to develop these metacognitive strategies, we need a writing culture that encourages and supports this – how we give feedback to students is critical to a Writers Workshop.

 

  • What is the Australian Curriculum and current research telling us?
  • The beliefs underpinning how we organize for learning
  • Are we ‘doing writing’ or actually teaching the writer?
  • Introduction to Writers Notebooks – the key to an independent routine
  • Harnessing thinking from Inquiry units, Language Experience, Investigations
  • Structure of a Writing session – every minute is a treasure!
  • Establishing expectations and routines so writers are not dependent on the teacher
  • Classroom Resources that make a difference
  • The place of Focus Group Teaching – needs based
  • Importance of teacher monitoring – systems in place
  • Structuring conferences in a manageable way
  • Conferences are the key to improving writing – feedback that helps children to help themselves
  • How conferences vary from Year 2 to Year 6
  • A scaffold to help teachers prepare for conference

Please Note

Our online workshops are highly practical and interactive with ample opportunity for questions.

Handouts will be provided by email prior to the workshop.

The day is well structured with appropriate breaks to ensure there is no techno-overload! Confirmation and online instruction will be provided prior to the seminar.

Participant numbers are strictly limited so be sure to enrol quickly!

 

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Register 5 or more delegates and pay $180 per person

Seminar Program - AEST

Gather Online 8.45am – 9.00am 

Zoom Workshop 9.00am – 3.00pm 

 

09
Sep
2022

Designing Powerful Journeys of Inquiry with and for Learners

$270.00
Designing Powerful Journeys of Inquiry with and for Learners

A Seminar for Classroom Teachers K-6

Presented by Kath Murdoch

Hobart TAS - 9 September 2022

A journey of inquiry can be a very effective way to both meet curriculum expectations while engaging children in purposeful and authentic learning. Each journey of inquiry should not only help develop deep understanding but continue to grow children’s capacity to learn. What does it mean to design an inquiry and support students through the process? 

In this workshop, Kath Murdoch will share ideas for designing learning experiences that position the learner as an inquirer - actively questioning, gathering information, organising and analysing that information to achieve deeper understanding.  Kath will guide participants through her powerful ‘cycle of inquiry’, focussing on the purposes of each element of inquiry and what the teaching and learning looks like in response to those purposes.  

Participants will leave with a clearer understanding of the process of inquiry, how to work with the curriculum,  the role of the teacher and learner in the process and why it is such a powerful approach.

Kath will provide participants with practical examples of approaches to planning and documentation and explore the ways in which collaborative teams can design for learning in response to information and insights they gather through formative assessment.  

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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

20
Oct
2022

Inquiry Learning: What, Why and How?

Inquiry Learning: What, Why and How?

A Seminar for Classroom Teachers K-6

Presented by Kath Murdoch

Sydney NSW - 20 October 2022

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!

Register a Group & Save
Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230.00 per person

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