NESA Endorsed Professional Development Workshops

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NESA Endorsed Professional Development Workshops 2019-07-18T16:02:09+10:00

Professional Development for Proficent Teachers:
Individuals Teachers – 1 day workshops  at LEAD Learning Centre
Group Professional Development Workshops for Schools  can be tailored to meet your needs

Develop your strategies to assist you when you are tasked with providing ‘accidental’ counselling to other teachers, parents and carers who may be experiencing distress, strong emotions and concerns. This course recognises and builds on the strengths that teachers and school staff bring to their role but where they have not been formally trained in counselling.

This NESA Endorsed workshop will help to increase your in confidence in using an evidence-based framework to proactively engage with parents, carers and colleagues in times of distress.  The use of an informal counselling framework can positively contribute to maintaining student safety by being able to engage effectively with parents and carers where the student’s wellbeing and safety may be at risk. Strengthened relationships, supported by effective counselling strategies, will help you to provide open and transparent feedback to parents and carers about their child’s achievement.

Completing ‘On-The-Run Counselling’© will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

Registered PD addressing 4.4.2, 5.5.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2 & 7.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards

for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

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Exposure to ACEs can compromise children’s ability to learn and function appropriately in the classroom, or form sound and supportive relationships. This is particularly relevant for teenagers who are undergoing significant neurological changes in their brain.

During this workshop Early Childhood and K to 6 teachers will explore the impact of ACEs on a students’ capacity concerning: memory, concept and language development, attention and focus, plus more. Teachers will leave this workshop with functional tools to assist them with embedding ACEs sensitive targeted learning strategies into lessons.

To ensure that this workshop is as practical as possible, teachers are encouraged to bring a “case study” (confidentiality protected) and a current lesson plan when they attend.

This NESA endorsed workshop will assist teachers and school staff to:

  • Develop an understanding of ACEs;
  • Understand the impact of ACEs on learning;
  • implement ACEs sensitive approaches to Lesson Planning;
  • Understand evidence-based techniques related to self-regulation and brain integration, and
  • Identify resources to maintain their own physical, social, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Completing “Creating an ACEs Sensitive Primary School Classroom” will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

Registered PD addressing 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards 

for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

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Exposure to ACEs can compromise children’s ability to learn and function appropriately in the classroom, or form sound and supportive relationships. This is particularly relevant for teenagers who are undergoing significant neurological changes in their brain.

During this workshop Early Childhood and 7 to 12 teachers will gain knowledge about the Adolescent Brain and explore the impact of ACEs on students’ capacity concerning: memory, concept and language development, attention and focus, plus more. Teachers will leave this workshop with functional tools to assist them with embedding ACEs sensitive targeted learning strategies into their lesson planning. They will gain an understanding of evidence-based techniques related to self-regulation and brain integration, and identify resources to maintain their own physical, social, emotional and spiritual well-being.

To ensure that this workshop is as practical as possible, teachers are encouraged to bring a “case study” (confidentiality protected) and a current lesson plan when they attend.

Completing “Creating an ACEs Sensitive Classroom” will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

Registered PD addressing 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2and 6.2.2  from the Australian Professional Standards

for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

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Are you challenged with the behaviours of angry adolescents?

This ‘MAAD” workshop will help you develop skills to better understand their anger and manage them proactively.

MAAD is a NESA endorsed workshop, developed and delivered by Ken Nathan, to help you understand the drivers of adolescent anger including brain development, attachment disruption and experiences of neglect and abuse.  It will also develop skills to engage at-risk adolescents effectively and manage challenging behaviours.

Attend this workshop and you will:

  • Develop a theoretical base for working with angry adolescents;
  • Further develop an understanding of the adolescent brain, and
  • Understand the profiles of violent teens and features of violent adolescents.

Completing “Managing Angry Adolescents Differently” © will contribute 6 hours

of  NESA Registered PD addressing 3.1.2, 3.5.2, 4.3.2, 4.4.2, 6.1.2 & 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards

for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

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Children who have experienced trauma often exhibit challenging behaviours…..
such as being disruptive, disrespectful, aggressive, bullying, absconding or other internalised behaviours. Often these children will be unable to engage in positive relational interactions with their peers, and therefore unable to participate in group activities the same way as other students.

This NESA endorsed workshop will assist teachers and school staff to increase their understanding of the challenging behavioural presentations of children who have experienced trauma.

The workshop will assist teachers and school staff to:

  • Understand the behavioural impacts of trauma and how these appear in a school setting;
  • Increased knowledge of developmental impacts of trauma and how the brain organises trauma experiences throughout the life span;
  • Build confidence in managing children who have experienced trauma and are using challenging behaviours to communicate, and
  • Develop an understanding of how the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study informed trauma theory.

Completing “Working with Behavioral Impacts on Children post-trauma in a school setting” will contribute 6 hours

of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 3.5.2, 4.3.2, 4.4.2,6.2.2 and 6.4.2

from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

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Effectively engaging with parents is a key component of being a Proficient Teacher. Sometimes discussions with parents/carers need to be about things that we know they will find hard to hear…. perhaps about their child’s development or behaviour or perhaps where we have concerns about what might be happening at home. These encounters with parents will be challenging for both the parents/carers and the teacher.

This NESA endorsed workshop will provide a framework that can assist Teachers to identify ways of promoting parent’s readiness to hear difficult messages, and ways of communicating difficult content in accessible ways. It will provide learning tools and strategies for responding to these challenging conversations, whilst maintaining respect and professionalism.

Completing “Talking to Parents about the Hard Stuff”© will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

Registered PD addressing 3.7.2, 5.5.2, 6.2.2 and 7.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards

for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation  in NSW

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The impact of a child’s emotional development on their capacity to learn, develop and sustain relationships, resilience and problem-solving skills is increasingly recognised as a critical aspect to ensure that children go on to live a meaningful life.

Emotional Intelligence is generally defined as the ability to recognise, identify, understand and utilise one’s emotions, and the ability to recognise and respond in context to the emotions of others. Teachers who have a higher ability to utilise attunements knowledge in relation to children are better equipped to support them when they are under emotional stress and can confidently identify the effects of trauma in children’s emotional landscapes.

This NESA endorsed workshop will unpack the six core elements of Emotional Intelligence and explore these elements in children, with regard to emotional and physical health, as an agent of their own behaviour; thinking independently fostering resilience, enhancing problem solving skills and social connection.

This workshop will assist teachers and school staff to:

  • Develop an understanding of how Emotional Intelligence can impact on all aspects of a child’s development, including their social and intellectual development and their capacity to learn;
  • Develop an increased ability to articulate the concept of emotions as messengers which will contribute to their capacity to implement inclusive and positive interactions that engage and support all students in the classroom, and
  • Identify strategies to assist in the management of challenging behaviour in the classroom.

Completing “Nurturing Emotionally Intelligent Children: Mind, Body & Spirit” will contribute 6 hours

of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 3.5.2, 4.1.2, 4.3.2 and 6.2.2

from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

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With the wide scope of problematic sexual abuse of children and the media attention it receives, it is not unusual for Teachers and Early Childhood Educators to witness a child exhibiting sexual behaviour, and to become alarmed. Teachers may also be the first professional that parents contact with regards to concerns with their child’s sexual behaviour.

It is imperative that teachers understand childhood sexuality and respond appropriately when confronted with child sexual behaviours.

This NESA endorsed workshop will provide guidelines describing normal child sexual behaviours, age specific behaviours and behaviours that are of concern. It will also provide information and discussion on the implications for practice, with examples and case studies provided, to use when evaluating sexual behaviour in children in their classroom.

This workshop will assist teachers and school staff to:

  • Explore the issues of sexual development and sexual problematic behaviours;
  • Develop strategies to manage challenging behaviour and ensure students’ wellbeing and safety;
  • Use verbal and non-verbal communication to respond effectively to inappropriate behaviours, and
  • Understand the requirements to comply with legislative, administrative and organisational policy and processes.

Completing Sexualised development and behaviours in children: “I’m not evil” © will contribute 6 hours

of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 3.1.2, 3.5.2, 4.3.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 and 7.2.2

from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

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There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for time management. This engaging 90-minute Time Management workshop is designed to give Teachers an insight into how your personality affects your time management decisions. Drawing upon modern research in coaching psychology and using proven time management strategies, the workshop enables participants to better manage competing demands on their time.

The NESA endorsed workshop aims to provide validation about the modern pressures of balancing time and encourages teachers to take a proactive mindset towards their use of time across all life quadrants. This workshop is ideal to be incorporated into an In School Professional Development day.

This workshop will assist teachers and school staff to:

  • Identify their time management “personality”;
  • Achieve an awareness of their key personal values;
  • Identify personal barriers to effective time management and learn skills to address these, and
  • Develop a critical and realistic mindset about their use of time in all life quadrants.

Completing Time Management for Teachers will contribute 1.5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

Registered PD addressing 4.2.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards

maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

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Trauma in children can be hidden so teachers may not have any idea of what an individual child or young person is experiencing. The impacts of trauma may affect behaviour in the classroom and with relationships in the school environment.

This NESA endorsed workshop explores Teachers understanding of childhood trauma and how it impacts on behaviour in the classroom. It will increase your confidence and skills in applying basic guidelines in promoting a trauma informed classroom providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students and will encourage you to be open to new ideas. The success of this workshop relies heavily on you being prepared to engage in peer discussion and self-reflection.

The workshop will:

  • Introduce the core trauma concepts and define trauma;
  • Explore a Human Rights view of trauma and apply it to the role of working with children;
  • Review Rights Based Practice from the view of child/young person, staff and services, and
  • Gain theoretical understanding of holistic (body/mind/spirt/social) approach to trauma and apply it to teaching children who have been abused.

Completing “Trauma Informed Classroom: from right chemicals to human rights”© will contribute 6 hours

of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 3.5.2, 4.3.2, 4.4.2, 6.2.2 and 7.1.2

fromthe Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation  in NSW

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