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Effective Use of Interactive Whiteboards

Expand your knowledge of the Interactive Whiteboard with this course presented by Susan Burke. Learn activities that engage students whilst best integrating the IWB into your lessons.

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Intro to Relief Teaching for Graduates

In this course Mel Lichnovsky-Klock dicusses how to increase your chances of getting relief teaching work and how to best prepare yourself for your first days in the classroom.

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Microsoft Teams for Education

Microsoft Teams has taken education by storm and is now widely used in schools across Australia and New Zealand. 

In this course, Jaime will take you through the ins and outs of Microsoft Teams and how it can be used in classrooms and schools.

Bringing Aboriginal Perspectives in the Australian Classroom

Educators from Wingaru Education share their expertise and explore how Aboriginal education fits into the Australian classroom. Learn how to have impact in Aboriginal education as a casual teacher and why it is important to include Aboriginal perspectives + more.

Creating Differentiated Classrooms

Quality differentiation is no easy task. Every classroom is filled with students that possess a huge range of abilities across all areas of learning. Learn a range of strategies to ensure the needs of all students are catered for every day, in every lesson.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is suitable for all students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Once you master the tools, you will be able to create activities yourself for relief teaching days, or it will give you the skills to know how to take over when the regular teacher is absent.

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Positive Behaviour Management

Positive Behaviour Management Strategies

In this course Hilary Nunns explores the many aspects of behaviour and walks you through strategies and tips on how to prepare your class to be one where good behaviour flourishes and flash points are addressed preemptively and quickly.

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Seesaw

Encourage student engagement with Seesaw! Learn fom Nikki Tester from the RTA on how to use and implement this free tool in the classroom and use it to create lessons for days when you are called in for relief teaching.

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Autism Awareness Part 1: Adapting Lessons & Learning

Presented by Karina Barley in this course you will learn the critical elements of autism awareness, sensory issues & varied learning types and develop strategies for the classroom.

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Autism Awareness Part 2: Managing Students with Autism

Presented by Karina Barley in this course you will learn how to build rapport quickly with students on the Autism Spectrum, what not to do with children on the Autism Spectrum, and behaviour management and strategies.

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K-6 Numeracy Strategies & Activities

Presented by Sandra Rowan in this course you will develop your teaching repertoire in the area of Numeracy – with minimal preparation and utilising a single resource to deliver multiple Numeracy concepts.

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Understanding & Maintaining your Wellbeing as a Teacher

Presented by Daniela Falecki this course will help you to monitor and constantly improve your wellbeing. Receive ideas on how to begin integrating wellbeing into your classroom and across other school programs.

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Smartphones & Tablets in the Classroom Part 1

Karina Barley discusses how to transform your smartphone and / or tablet into a valuable learning tool. You will improve your confidence with mobile technology.

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Smartphones & Tablets in the Classroom Part 2

In this course; presented by Karina Barley you will learn about the best apps, technological tools software that can be integrated into the classroom using a smartphone or tablet.

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Behaviour Management with a High School Focus

Managing student behaviour in secondary schools is a challenge for all relief teachers at times. In this course, Emma Watson will give you a repertoire of behaviour management strategies to call upon tailor made to the secondary school relief teaching classroom.

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Yrs 7-8 Literacy Strategies & Activities

Presented by Anna Bennett learn how to create and source excellent Literacy resources, teach engaging Literacy based lessons with minimal preparation and how to build Literacy into various aspects of your teaching.

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Yrs 7-10 Geography Activities & Strategies

Presented by Jessica David this course will equip you with a broad array of Geography topics and appropriate activities, resources and strategies that can be used at any time in a relief teaching context.

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Teach Music Now with Tom Benjamin

Presented by Tom Benjamin; in this course regardless of your musical capabilities or experience will give you the skills to teach and enjoy music in your classroom through a revolutionary new technique allowing you to teach music with confidence.

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Yrs 7-10 History Activities & Strategies

Presented by Sara Korman this course will assist you in creating and sourcing excellent History resources, teaching engaging History lessons with minimal preparation, and building your knowledge in the History subject area.

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Antidote to Boring Lessons with Vikki Grant

Vikki Grant – 2014 Teacher of the Year will help you bring an enhanced energy and engagement into your classroom. You will be able to connect with your classroom and maintain engagement.

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Maximising Student Engagement as a Relief Teacher

Whether it be fast starter activities to capture the student’s imagination and attention or ways to ‘bring a class back’ this course is full of engagement tips and strategies suited to all ages and all situations.

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K-6 Literacy - Setting your Students up for Success

This course uses visual and hands-on resources allowing teachers to explore and overcome some of the challenges students face in their journey towards becoming literate.

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How To Build Rapport Quickly In The Classroom

Rapport is one of the most powerful skills a teacher can have in their toolbox. Presented by Vikki Grant this course will provide you with 12 strategies that you can immediately implement to build rapport with your students.

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Super 6 Literacy Activities for all KLAs

In this course you will be shown the building blocks for creating excellent literacy activities using the Super 6 Strategies and how to best deliver them for maximum engagement.

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Providing Valuable Assessment & Feedback

In this course, presented by Vikki Grant, you will learn formative and summative assessment techniques that you can implement in a relief teaching setting as well as common signs to look for as markers of understanding.

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Numeracy Activities on the Interactive Whiteboard

Learn how to enhance your numeracy lessons with the IWB and improve your class engagement. Presented by Susan Burke this course will teach you new ways to deliver traditional numeracy content.

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Social Media Awareness

Be armed with the knowledge and strategies to ensure the responsible and safe use of social media. This course will teach you to to detect the signs of inappropriate behaviour online and how to safely get the most out of social media.

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Creating a Highly Effective Relief Teacher Bag of Tricks

Presented by Mel Lichnovsky-Klock; learn how to create and curate a highly effective ‘bag of tricks’ for those occasions when you need something that is engaging and can be implemented easily.

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Strategies for students with ADHD

ADHD is a condition that can have serious implications on your class and our ability to deliver effective lessons. Join Hilary Nunns as she gives you the strategies to proactively address instances of a student in your class with ADHD to the benefit of these students and others.

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Emergency Maths

Each module of the course is set aside to deal with specific scenarios you might encounter and pass on winning strategies and resources whether you have access to classroom technologies, textbooks or even nothing at all!

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Health and PE Activities and Games

This course will assist you in creating and sourcing excellent HPE resources, teaching engaging lessons with minimal preparation, and building your knowledge in the HPE subject area.

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Digital storytelling with Sway

Join Jaime Marinkovich as she takes you step by step through Digital Storytelling basics, how to create your free Sway account and how to use Sway to implement effective digital storytelling techniques.

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Growth Mindsets

Zebedee Freidman introduces us to growth mindset concepts and practices that support our students to be responsible risk takers and resilient learners. A mix of down to earth delivery, practical content and fun activities awaits you in this course!

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Fast Feedback

Zebedee Freidman introduces us to growth mindset concepts and practices that support our students to be responsible risk takers and resilient learners. A mix of down to earth delivery, practical content and fun activities awaits you in this course!

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Time management for relief teachers

This course will assist you in creating and sourcing excellent Science resources, teaching engaging Science lessons with minimal preparation, and building your knowledge in the Science subject area.

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Working Memory

This course will provide teachers with the latest research on Working Memory Theory and its impact on learning for children with deficits in their working memory. The course will not only provide theory but specific intervention practices that can be utilised upon course completion.

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Behaviour Management for Relief Teachers

After completing this course presented by Bob Brandis you will have better options, more effective strategies and more competent skills to handle disruptive students in your classrooms.

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Literacy Activities on the Interactive Whiteboard

Bring your literacy lessons to life with this course presented by Susan Burke. Susab explains activities, lesson strategies and concepts that will have you getting more out to the IWB than ever before.

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