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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 New Graduates

Intro to Relief Teaching for Graduates

In this course Mel Lichnovsky-Klock discusses 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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Preparing for Your Prac Placement

Join Josh Cauchi in this short course packed full of useful information to support university students on how to prepare for, and succeed in their practical placements in any school.

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Fostering Critical and Creative Thinking in the Classroom

Join Alice Vigors as she takes you through the difference between critical and creative thinking and examine its role in the classroom. Reflect on and explore the implications of critical and creative thinking on pedagogical and classroom practice and understand the role of assessment in the development of student thinking.

This course will show you how to identify and explain ways to assess depth of understanding and critical and creative thinking skills through the three phases of learning and SOLO model.

Teaching and Tutoring with Microsoft Teams

A beginners course for teaching and tutoring using the Microsoft Teams Platform. This course walks you through using Teams, setting up meetings, running meetings and applications within the meetings specifically for teaching and tutoring purposes. Finally planning for learning using the teaching cycle and choosing applications and online resources that suit the individual needs of your students.

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Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Join Tammy McMillan from Share, Shape and Shine in her course designed to give insights for Relief Teachers on how best to support and identify students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The course unpacks the need-to-know information, strategies and tools to support student learning and regulation.

This course is NESA accredited

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Gradual Release Of Responsibility In The Writing Classroom

This course will present an introduction to ‘The Gradual Release Of Responsibility’ (GROR) framework and explicitly cover how it can be used to create a classroom of creative and confident writers. It will provide a template to assist in the understanding and delivering of explicit, effective and engaging instruction that fosters an independent learning environment. 

This course is NESA accredited

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!

This course is NESA accredited

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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.

This course is NESA accredited

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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.

This course is NESA accredited

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.

This course is NESA accredited

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Fast Feedback

This course focuses on formative and summative feedback strategies designed to enhance student learning and promote positive learning outcomes for our students. 

The course will lead you through a very well-rounded discussion of feedback in our classrooms that includes effective tools and strategies to engage and motivate students to meet their potential as learners.

This course is NESA accredited

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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.

This course is NESA accredited

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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.

This course is NESA accredited

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Providing Highly Valuable Assessment and Feedback as a Relief Teacher

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.

This course is NESA accredited

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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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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.

Reclaim Your Time

Could you use another day in the week? Not sure you will get everything done before the weekend? Feeling like you are going to spend Sunday night doing all the things you should have done already?

Complete this course and learn the tricks to help you save time, get more done during the work day and have time to what you love instead of marking into the early hours of morning.

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Behaviour Management for Relief Teachers

Managing student behaviour in the classroom is essential for all teachers. Student behaviour is the determining factor of learning success and sometimes your teacher sanity. Misbehaviour is a toxic element in the classroom but dealing with misbehaviour incorrectly increases the toxicity.

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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Autism awareness Part 1

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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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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Smartphones and Tablets in the Classroom - Part 1

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 and Tablets in the Classroom - Part 1

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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Returning to Teaching and the Education World

Our understanding about how students learn has greatly evolved even in the last 10 years. The major shift is from more about the learning and less about the teaching. We no longer ask ourselves what are we going to teach but more what are the students going to learn and how best can we achieve this.

This course covers the need for greater clarity around the learning, the power of formative assessment in the learning process and the need to differentiate and personalise the learning.

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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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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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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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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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Time Management for Teachers

Learn the benefits of managing your time better and get strategies on communicating efficiently and effectively

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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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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.

Reducing Stress and Increasing Resilience

Iain Smith explores the underlying concepts needed to deeply understand Stress and Resilience, emparting knowledge and tools to help us navigate the the day to day pressures of our Supply Teaching adventures.

Join us as Iain helps us to manage our time, navigate challenging situations and develop the resilience demanded of those working as relief teachers.

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Get +19 extra courses through RTCON TV

Dive into these 19 excellent presentations from RTCON’s gone by. 

RTCON, brought to you by ClassCover Learn, is Australia’s only nationwide virtual relief teacher conference. 

These fun, engaging and popular events have been attended by thousands of relief teachers over the years.

RTCON is targeted specifically to relief teachers who until now, have never had a conference of their own. 

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