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Setting yourself up for Success: Teaching in the Middle Years

  • 01 Feb 2024
  • 3:30 PM
  • 02 May 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Online
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Setting Yourself up for Success

Target audience – Beginning, Graduate and Early career teachers

Are you new to teaching and teaching students in aged 10-15? Are you looking for practical strategies to set your students up for success?

Adolescent Success is offering six targeted professional learning opportunities to support you in your transition to teaching. The six topics have been identified as by graduate teachers as key areas where they would like more information and ideas.

Each session is facilitated by an experienced middle years educator and beginning teacher mentor. In each session you will learn a little more about the theory behind the topic and walk away with practical strategies you can implement in your next lesson.

  • Thursdays
  • Online 3.30pm-5pm AEST
  • $50 per session members/$65 per session for non-members.
  • $250 for all six sessions

Join Adolescent Success NOW and pay $210 for all six sessions.

Session 1: Setting Yourself up for Success

 Thursday February 1st, 2024, 3.30pm-4.30pm AEST

Looking for that bit more to help you feel confident and capable teaching in the middle years. This conversation will cover what is unique about students in the middle years and strategies for setting yourself and students up for a fruitful learning partnership. We will also discuss strategies for managing your workload and wellbeing.

Session 2: Behaviour Strategies for Middle Years Students

Thursday February 15th, 2024, 3.30pm-4.30pm AEST

Unpack strategies to add to your behaviour management tool kit. Adolescence is a time of great development and change for students. In this session you will explore the essentials of classroom management. We will take you through how to form positive relationships whilst maintaining an environment where all students can learn.

Session 3: Engaging with Middle Years Students and Their Parents

Thursday February 29th, 2024, 3.30pm-4.30pm AEST

A positive relationship between teacher, student and parent is vital for all students to thrive. In this session we will explore, with you, strategies for cultivating positive relationships with parents. From making phone calls to parent teacher interviews, we will help you feel confident to always engage with parents.

Session 4: Supporting Middle Years Students Suffering from Trauma

Thursday March 14th, 2024, 3.30pm-4.30pm AEST

In this session you will explore how to create a classroom environment where all students can thrive. Trauma affects students in diverse ways. Develop your understanding of how trauma can impact student learning. And take away teaching strategies that will increase your confidence and skill to support your students.

Session 5: Differentiated Instruction: Designing and Scaffolding for Success

Thursday April 18th, 2024, 3.30pm-4.30pm AEST

Learning to differentiate for all your students takes time. In this session we will take you through practical differentiation strategies that you can employ in your class tomorrow. Strategies include:

  • Cooperative learning strategies
  • Scaffolding for all learners
  • Making adjustments to cater for the differing writing and thinking levels of students.
  • Designing tasks for extension and challenge – thinking skills framework

Session 6: Evidence Based Strategies for Students with Autism

 Thursday May 2nd, 2024, 3.30pm-4.30pm AEST

Deepen your knowledge of teaching students with Autism. Explore practical strategies to create learning environments that are inclusive of students with Autism. You will walk away from this session feeling supported and with more resources in your teacher tool kit.


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