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Category: Professional Learning Opportunities

These are workshops, presentations and keynotes I’ve been running lately. If you’d like more information, send an email to mark.osborne@core-ed.org and I’ll tell you more about the benefits to your staff and students.

Design Thinking workshop

I recently ran this workshop: Design thinking is a powerful tool that educators can use to ensure the interventions they develop are meeting the needs of the students in front of them. This workshop is immersive and experiential and takes staff through the process of unpacking a problem, creatively developing solutions, testing, iterating and improving that solution. Think like a designer to become a better teacher. [ Whole school | hands-on workshop | 1/2 day ] To enquire about this workshop for your school or cluster email Mark

Teaching as Inquiry Case Studies

I recently ran this workshop: This workshop looks at a set of Teaching as Inquiry case studies, drawing from them a deeper understanding of the process and  tools that can make on-going, iterative improvement of teacher practice a reality in every school. [ Whole school | hands-on workshop | 1/2 day ] To enquire about this workshop for your school or cluster email Mark

Designing effective teacher inquiries

I recently ran this workshop: While Teaching as Inquiry is written into our curriculum document, recent research suggests that few teachers feel well supported in developing their inquiries. This workshop unpacks the inquiry process in simple, easy-to-understand terms and provides teachers and leaders with several simple tools to deepen the quality of inquiry, and therefore outcomes for students. [ Whole school | hands-on workshop | 1/2 day ] To enquire about this workshop for your school or cluster email Mark

Serious Gaming

I recently ran this workshop: This hands-on workshop looks at the role that ‘serious games’ or computer games with serious messages (and deep connections to the curriculum) can play in raising student engagement and achievement. We will explore a wide range of games and look at the way they can be used with a wide range year levels and learning areas. If you come away with nothing else, seeing how Angry Birds can be used to teach maths and physics is well worth it! [ Interested staff | hands-on workshop… Read more Serious Gaming

In-house Unconference

I recently ran this workshop: What’s an unconference? An unconference is a participant-driven event. Rather than inviting people to attend a conference where everything has been decided by others in advance (the speakers, the content, the timetable, the spaces etc.) an unconference emerges out of the strengths and interests of the people who attend. Holding your own internal unconference helps people to actively find solutions to the issues that matter, rather than sitting passively in something someone else has put together. Having an experienced facilitator come in and run a session like this… Read more In-house Unconference

BYOD masterclass

I recently ran this workshop: This all-day, hands-on workshop for primary, intermediate and secondary looks at how to maximise learning in a BYOD class. Working from a base that is informed by research into effective learning and teaching using technology, we will cover a wide variety of collaborative, critical and creative tools that any teacher can begin using with classes tomorrow. We will cover some iPad apps, but the majority of the tools covered will be web-based and therefore accessible by anyone, from anywhere, with any device. [ eLearning leaders | hands-on… Read more BYOD masterclass

Practical tools for maximising ako, collaboration and feedback

I recently ran this workshop: One of the most powerful tools for raising outcomes for students is feedback: teacher > student, student > teacher and student > student. Ako starts with knowing your learners and the strengths they bring into your classroom. This practical, hands-on workshop gets teachers building things using a wide range of tools. These tools can then be used to surface student strengths, then build on those strengths through ako, collaboration and feedback. [Whole school | hands-on workshop | 1/2 day ] To enquire about this workshop… Read more Practical tools for maximising ako, collaboration and feedback

BYOD for secondary learning areas

I recently ran this workshop: A full-day workshop arranged around learning areas and designed to fit into your school timetable. Covers a wide range of practical tools underpinned by research into the best ways to use technology to raise student achievement. What free (or ‘freemium’) tools can we use with BYOD classes in biology, phyical education, music, English or any other subject? We’ll cover the lot! If it’s easier [Whole school | presentation | learning areas ] To enquire about this workshop for your school or cluster email Mark