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					                                   January 2010
6-8     Public sector employees,   Women’s Education Worldwide 2010 Conference                                                             University of Sydney, Sydney
        executive leaders          The conference theme is ‘Empowering Women: the Economic Imperative’. For more information
                                   contact Jacinta Walpole, The Women’s College, University of Sydney on (02) 9517 5008 or visit their
                                   website.
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10-13   Teachers, school leaders   16 National Outdoor Education Conference                                                                Fremantle, Western Australia
                                   This conference will be a relaxed event featuring international, national and local presentations,
                                   workshops and associated activities. For more information and to register, visit their website.
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10-14   Teachers                   16 Biennial Conference National Association of Agricultural Educators: Putting the National             University of Queensland, Gatton
                                   Curriculum into Context                                                                                 Campus
                                   Conference keynote speaker will be Prof. Barry McGaw, Chair, Australian Curriculum, Assessment
                                   and Reporting Authority on ‘The National Curriculum: what will it look like and where might education
                                   about primary industries fit in?’. For more information contact Nigel Grant, Scots PGC College on
                                   4666 9802 or visit their website.
11      Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Primary Connections: An Introduction                   Gladstone
                                   (Science) 1 Day Teacher Workshop
                                   Primary Connections is a teaching resource developed by the Australian Academy of Science that
                                   enhances teacher competence and confidence in teaching both science and literacy. The resource
                                   matches the Knowledge and understanding and Ways of working within in the QCAR Essential
                                   Learnings. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
11-13   Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – First Steps in Mathematics: Number                     Ipswich
                                   This professional development will enhance teachers’ understanding of the major conceptual ideas
                                   related to the Number organiser. The course is based on cutting-edge research around how children
                                   learn mathematics. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites,
                                   EdInfo or OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
11-14   Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Language and Literacy: Classroom                       Jindalee, Brisbane and Sunshine
                                   Applications of Functional Grammar                                                                      Coast
                                   Language and Literacy is a comprehensive and innovative professional development program for
                                   teachers. Participation has led to significant improvements in language and literacy outcomes for all
                                   students. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
11-15   Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Language and Literacy: Classroom                       Rockhampton
                                   applications of functional grammar
                                   Language and Literacy is a comprehensive and innovative professional development program for
                                   teachers. Participation has led to significant improvements in language and literacy outcomes for all
                                   students. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
11-15   Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Literacy Professional Development                      Sunshine Coast
                                   Program for Years 4-7 Teachers (5 days)
                   Participation in the Language and literacy program has led to significant improvements in language
                   and literacy outcomes. By learning about language in this program, teachers will be better equipped
                   to improve their students' learning. This program deals with the English language in a highly
                   systematic way and focuses on the language patterns within Key Learning Areas. For more
                   information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or OnePortal, or contact
                   the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
11-20   Teachers   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Literacy Professional Development                        Cairns
                   Program for Years 4-7 Teachers (5 days)
                   Participation in the Language and literacy program has led to significant improvements in language
                   and literacy outcomes. By learning about language in this program, teachers will be better equipped
                   to improve their students' learning. This program deals with the English language in a highly
                   systematic way and focuses on the language patterns within Key Learning Areas. For more
                   information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or OnePortal, or contact
                   the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
12      Teachers   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Primary Connections (Science)                            Brisbane
                   Primary Connections is a teaching resource developed by the Australian Academy of Science that
                   enhances teacher competence and confidence in teaching both science and literacy. The resource
                   matches the Knowledge and understanding and Ways of working within in the QCAR Essential
                   Learnings For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
12-13   Teachers   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Primary Connections (Science) 2 Day                      Sunshine Coast
                   Training
                   Primary Connections is a teaching resource developed by the Australian Academy of Science that
                   enhances teacher competence and confidence in teaching both science and literacy. The resource
                   matches the Knowledge and understanding and Ways of working within in the QCAR Essential
                   Learnings. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
12-14   Teachers   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – First Steps in Mathematics: Number                       Toowoomba and Beenleigh
                   This professional development will enhance teachers’ understanding of the major conceptual ideas
                   related to the Number organiser. The course is based on cutting-edge research around how children
                   learn mathematics. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites,
                   EdInfo or OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
13      Teachers   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Primary Connections (Science)                            Brisbane
                   Primary Connections is a teaching resource developed by the Australian Academy of Science that
                   enhances teacher competence and confidence in teaching both science and literacy. The resource
                   matches the Knowledge and understanding and Ways of working within in the QCAR Essential
                   Learnings. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
13-15   Teachers   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – First Steps in Mathematics: Number                       Cairns, Mackay, Gladstone,
                   This professional development will enhance teachers’ understanding of the major conceptual ideas          Townsville and Rockhampton
                   related to the Number organiser. The course is based on cutting-edge research around how children
                   learn mathematics For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites,
                   EdInfo or OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
13-15   Teachers   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Language and Literacy: Classroom                         Warwick, Cairns
                   Applications of Functional Grammar
                   Language and Literacy is a comprehensive and innovative professional development program for
                   teachers. Participation has led to significant improvements in language and literacy outcomes for all
                   students For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
13-15   Teachers, school leaders   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – First Step in Mathematics: Measurement                        Cairns
                                   This program will enhance teachers' understanding of the major conceptual ideas related to the
                                   measurement organiser. The course is based on recent research around how children learn
                                   mathematics. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo
                                   or OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
13-19   Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Language and Literacy: Classroom                              Brisbane and Hervey Bay
                                   Applications of Functional Grammar
                                   Language and Literacy is a comprehensive and innovative professional development program for
                                   teachers. Participation has led to significant improvements in language and literacy outcomes for all
                                   students. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
14-15   Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Primary Connections (Science)                                 Mackay
                                   Primary Connections is a teaching resource developed by the Australian Academy of Science that
                                   enhances teacher competence and confidence in teaching both science and literacy. The resource
                                   matches the Knowledge and understanding and Ways of working within in the QCAR Essential
                                   Learnings. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
14-15   Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Primary Connections (Science) 2 Day                           Rockhampton
                                   Workshop to Train Teachers to a Regional PC Leader Level
                                   Primary Connections is a teaching resource developed by the Australian Academy of Science that
                                   enhances teacher competence and confidence in teaching both science and literacy. The resource
                                   matches the Knowledge and understanding and Ways of working within in the QCAR Essential
                                   Learnings. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
14-15   Teachers, school leaders   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – First Step in Mathematics: Measurement                        Brisbane
                                   This program will enhance teachers' understanding of the major conceptual ideas related to the
                                   measurement organiser. The course is based on recent research around how children learn
                                   mathematics. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo
                                   or OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
15      Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Primary Connections (Science)                                 Cairns
                                   Primary Connections is a teaching resource developed by the Australian Academy of Science that
                                   enhances teacher competence and confidence in teaching both science and literacy. The resource
                                   matches the Knowledge and understanding and Ways of working within in the QCAR Essential
                                   Learnings. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
15-21   Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Language and Literacy: Classroom                              Townsville
                                   Applications of Functional Grammar
                                   Language and Literacy is a comprehensive and innovative professional development program for
                                   teachers. Participation has led to significant improvements in language and literacy outcomes for all
                                   students. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
17-19   Teachers                   National Partnership Schools Teachers Induction Conference 2010                                                Brisbane
                                   This conference is a targeted strategy within the National Partnership Schools initiative. The focus of
                                   this initiative is to build teachers’ capability and flexibility to deliver high-quality education services.
                                   For more information contact Veronica Merry, Professional Development Unit on 323 70391.
18      Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Primary Connections (Science)                                 Gold Coast and Wondai
                                   Primary Connections is a teaching resource developed by the Australian Academy of Science that
                                   enhances teacher competence and confidence in teaching both science and literacy. The resource
                                   matches the Knowledge and understanding and Ways of working within in the QCAR Essential
                                   Learnings. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
18      Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers: QSA: Literacy: Using the P-3 Literacy                   Toowoomba
                                   Indicators to support planning for learning, teaching and assessment
                                   This program will be delivered by the Queensland Studies Authority. The full-day professional
                                   development will build teachers’ understanding of the P-3 Literacy Indicators and how to use the
                                   Indicators to support improvement in literacy learning across the KLAs in early years contexts. For
                                   more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or OnePortal, or
                                   contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
18-19   Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Language and Literacy: Classroom                       Warwick, Cairns
                                   Applications of Functional Grammar
                                   Language and Literacy is a comprehensive and innovative professional development program for
                                   teachers. Participation has led to significant improvements in language and literacy outcomes for all
                                   students. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
18-19   Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – First Step in Mathematics: Measurement                 Jindalee, Brisbane and Sunshine
                                   This program will enhance teachers' understanding of the major conceptual ideas related to the          Coast
                                   measurement organiser. The course is based on recent research around how children learn
                                   mathematics. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites , EdInfo
                                   or OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
18-19   Teachers                   Digital Device Bootcamp and Workshops                                                                   ICT Learning Innovation Centre,
                                   Day 1: The iPod Touch is a mobile device that has huge potential to improve student learning            Sunshine Coast
                                   outcomes when blended with carefully constructed learning experiences. Day 2: Project Boost: This
                                   program aims to support learners to develop positive images of themselves as learners. For more
                                   information contact Gayleen Jackson, ICT Learning Innovation Centre on 5459 4590 or visit their
                                   website.
18-20   Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – First Steps in Mathematics: Number                     Sunshine Coast and Kingaroy
                                   This professional development will enhance teachers’ understanding of the major conceptual ideas
                                   related to the Number organiser. The course is based on cutting-edge research around how children
                                   learn mathematics. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites,
                                   EdInfo or OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
18-20   Teachers                   Edmund Rice Education – Flexible Learning Centre Network: Certificate IV in Career                      Indooroopilly, Brisbane
                                   Development (CHC42108)
                                   This course is designed for teachers working in schools who are undertaking SET planning. For more
                                   information contact Sharon Webster on 0419 255 621 or visit their website.
19      Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – Primary Connections: An introduction                   Narangba
                                   (Science) 1-day teacher workshop
                                   Primary Connections is a teaching resource developed by the Australian Academy of Science that
                                   enhances teacher competence and confidence in teaching both science and literacy. The resource
                                   matches the Knowledge and understanding and Ways of working within in the QCAR Essential
                                   Learnings. For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or
                                   OnePortal, or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
19      Teachers, school leaders   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers – English as a Second Language: Literacy                 Cairns
                                   Strategies and How English works
                                   For more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or OnePortal,
                                   or contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
19-21   Teachers, school leaders   Annual Australian Research in Early Childhood Education (ARECE) Conference 2010                        Monash University, Frankston
                                   For more information email ARECE or visit their website.
20      Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers: QSA: Literacy: Using the P-3 Literacy                  Townsville
                                   Indicators to support planning for learning, teaching and assessment
                                   This program will be delivered by the Queensland Studies Authority. The full-day professional
                                   development will build teachers’ understanding of the P-3 Literacy Indicators and how to use the
                                   Indicators to support improvement in numeracy learning across the KLAs in early years contexts For
                                   more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or OnePortal, or
                                   contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
20-23   School leaders             ACEL Academy Summer School                                                                             Sydney
                                   The Australian Council for Educational Leaders four-day intensive learning program will provide a
                                   number of half-day deep dive learning sessions with leading education experts. For more information
                                   contact ACEL on 1800 680 559 or (02) 4732 1201 or visit their website.
21      Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers: QSA: Numeracy: Using the P-3 Numeracy                  Townsville
                                   Indicators to support planning for learning, teaching and assessment
                                   This program will be delivered by the Queensland Studies Authority. The full-day professional
                                   development will build teachers’ understanding of the P-3 Numeracy Indicators and how to use the
                                   Indicators to support improvement in numeracy learning across the KLAs in early years contexts. For
                                   more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or OnePortal, or
                                   contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.
21      Teachers                   Vacation Professional Development for Teachers: QSA: Literacy: Using the P-3 Literacy                  Gold Coast
                                   Indicators to support planning for learning, teaching and assessment
                                   This program will be delivered by the Queensland Studies Authority. The full-day professional
                                   development will build teachers’ understanding of the P-3 Literacy Indicators and how to use the
                                   Indicators to support improvement in numeracy learning across the KLAs in early years contexts. For
                                   more information and to register access one of the following intranet sites, EdInfo or OnePortal, or
                                   contact the Professional Development Coordinator in your region.