Teachers teaching teachers! It’s powerful professional learning and a great way to meet others and share experiences. Health & Physical Education Special (all welcome)
ACHPER is pleased to announce that the 29th ACHPER International Conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia from Monday April 13 to Wednesday April 15, 2015.
The conference theme ‘Values into Action – A Brighter Future’ provides a directive to inspire educators to consider the potential of what the Health and Physical Education learning area could be in the 21st century.
ACHPER is delighted to announce that online registration is now available, and the submission date for the call for papers has been extended until November 28, 2014.
Registration is now open for the 29th ACHPER International Conference. To find out more information about the registration costs and to register online, please click here.
Call for Papers – submission date extended!
Submission closes on Friday, 28 November 2014
The 29th ACHPER International Conference Program Committee invites submissions for presentations at www.achper2015.com. The Conference theme is ‘Values into Action – A Brighter Future’ with the sub themes listed below. We are delighted that over 60 presentations have been received already and encourage your involvement.
Check out “Michael Fullan: New Pedagogies for Deep Learning” on acmi educators lounge
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I was asked today how to create student email accounts for Global2 from a teacher in a Victorian site. I supplied the following advice and ask if you could share it widely as it also applied to filtering in Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) schools.
At your school, you have your DEECD internet provider iiNET (formally Netspace).
Whoever manages that service at your school, possibly the school technician, the ICT coordinator or the Principal has the ability to logon online to create email accounts for any or all of students in your school.
They can even use a file from CASES to generate them quickly. Once you find who has the access password etc… you will be guided through. You can contact email@example.com and they will assist you but it really is pretty easy.
One of the Urban Myths of DEECD school internet is that DEECD manages school internet including the internet filtering.
It is provided and paid for by DEECD but each school is able to manage who sees what at their school. Many schools have set up different access for teachers and students.
The DEECD Reference for schools from the website provides a process which includes your staff evaluating the site for its educational value when allowing access to your students and establishing agreed behaviours particularly with any social media sites included.
There are now more than 720 events & activities on the Connected Educator Calendar with more on the way.
One exciting event you are all invited to is the premiere screening of the latest Cybersmart resource #GameOn. .
The film will be introduced by Kayne Tremills from ABC3 before the premiere screening of the film. Kayne will also present a short outro.
Topics covered in the film include: • Sharing passwords • Selfies and Safe social networking • Online friends • Excessive gaming • Free downloads
Post screening classroom activities will be available for teachers to download from the Cybersmart #GameOn webpage in the week prior to the screening. These activities will focus on safe social networking, selfies and online balance.
This 25 minute presentation is directed at upper primary school students in Years 5/6 and lower secondary students in Year 7. Full details
Tip for users – The video is currently password protected. The password will come off on the
Are you ready for the kickoff of Connected Educator Month? Here’s a dozen things you can do before the launch http://connectededucators.org/12-things-to-do-before-connected-educator-month-2014-launches/ #ce14
Theme feature with ASCD
Get to know our 2014 Themes: Educator Professional Development & Learning with @ASCD http://connectededucators.org/get-to-know-our-2014-themes-educator-professional-development-learning-led-by-ascd/ #ce14 #ceoz14 #cenz14 #cenor14
NZ & Australia kickoff
Launch week! Connected Educator Month will kick-off first ‘Down Under’: New Zealand & Australia http://connectededucators.org/launch-week-connected-educator-month-2014-will-kick-off-first-down-under-in-new-zealand-and-australia/ #ce14 #cenz14 #ceoz14
Updated free Starter Kit
Check out the updated, free Connected Educator Starter Kit for 31 days of connected learning activities! http://connectededucators.org/cem/cem-getting-started/ #ce14
The Connected Educator Month calendar has over 450 events, w/ many more added daily! Create your schedule at http://connectededucators.org/calendar #ce14
Over the next month Global2 will promoting Connected Educator Month events. People can check out or set up an Australian/NZ event at http://connectededucator.vic.edu.au/
“All Call” for Connected Educator Month Book Club #ce14 Do you have a book you want to lead a book club around? http://connectededucators.org/book-club/
Wondering how you or your organization can get involved in Connected Educator Month this year? Check this out: http://ow.ly/BENT0 #ce14
Chat with Arne Duncan
Mark your calendar! #ce14 Twitter chat co-hosted with Secretary Arne Duncan October 16 at 6pm EDT. #plpnetwork #edchat Spread the word.
Updated free Starter Kit
Check out the updated, free Connected Educator Starter Kit for 31 days of activities! http://connectededucators.org/cem/cem-getting-started/ #ce14
The Connected Educator Month calendar has over 300 events, w/ dozens more added daily! Create your schedule at http://connectededucators.org/calendar #ce14
The Department’s Virtual Conference Centre is providing a number of iPads for Learning online professional learning short courses for teachers and leaders who are using iPads in their teaching and learning.
There will be four short courses, each focusing on a different aspect of using iPads:
- iPads for new users
- Publishing with iPads
- iPads for creating, finding and sharing content
- iPad: Workflows
These short courses will contain three sessions, with each one hour session building upon the previous session’s learning. All of the courses will be supported with materials accessible via the Department’s iTunes U campus.
For Full details go to http://diglearning.global2.vic.edu.au/?p=1141
Download this information as a PDF iPads_for_Learning_Short_Courses
For teachers who want to run OR participate in the Connected Educator Month activities this October go to http://connectededucator.vic.edu.au/
I have created some tips for running your Connected Educator Month (CEM) event for those keen to have a go!
- Plan with your audience needs in mind. Think about what stories and ideas will motivate them, build on prior knowledge and help develop their practice. What new information might they need to understand your ideas? How can you find out about your learners’ strengths/needs?
- Design resources that will include all needs/preferences: at the very least, provide clear audio and visuals, attend to cultural needs/preferences), provide a link to the documents so people can access them at another time.
- Provide invitations and space for questions to help participants weave the learning into their own next steps.
- Consider the guidance that underpins Universal Design for Learning to help you design effective, inclusive learning.
Be clear about the learning outcomes:
Consider the Global themes for 2014 for CEM
Choose your online format and tool
Select a format and technology platform that will reach your audience and best support them to engage with your learning focus. You might choose:
- a synchronous event (e.g. webinar, Twitter chat, an open house guided tour of an online space),
- an asynchronous (online discussion in your blog, new online resource, video using a tool like https://todaysmeet.com/
- a blend of both (e.g. face-to-face workshop with online chat or Google doc).
Some resources available to CEM Victorian Educators
Blackboard Collaborate Register as a user of the Virtual Conference Centre by completing the Virtual Conference Centre Moderator Registration Form
Polycom Vic Gov
Microsoft Lync Vic Gov
Google Hangouts on Air [free, with a Gmail account]
To record any session, check everyone is OK for it to be recorded and shared. If so share the link
Global2 All department educators, staff members, strategic partners and all Victorian P-12 educators are able to register and create their own blog in http://global2.vic.edu.au/
This could be a ‘live’ blog during an event, or a blog (or blog series) posted a time(s) that suit you.
Promoting your event
- Pledge the event so it appears on the Connected Educator global calendar
- Share with your audience using your usual communication channels (newsletter, social media, your own networks).
- Tag/label everything with #cenz14 - and #cem14 and #ceoz14, to reach a global audience – and your own hashtag too, if you have one.
- Build in a few loyal friends/followers who will support you and kick the event off.
Virtual Conference Centre coaches are available to assist prepare for a virtual conference. Download the Web Conference Coaching Program Overview (docx – 131.16kb)
Google form for registrations: Open this link, go to File > Make a Copy, add to your Drive, and edit for your event(s)
Google Drive is a cloud storage service that allows you to store your documents, photos, videos, and more online. From Drive, you can also use Google Docs, Google Sheets, forms and other applications to create and edit various types of files. The power is in the sharing.
Connecting with others, whether it be your co-teacher or teachers from across the globe is made easy. Here is some simple steps to follow developed by the Goodwill Community Foundation and the video outlines that all important sharing capacity.
I would recommend sharing this with some of your staff who may not be so comfortable with the idea of online tools but are OK using the Office tools such as Word and Powerpoint.
The Google Form is a great addition for assessment and surveys results come right back to you in real time…organised!!!