1. Listening with Understanding and Empathy.
Sometimes we say that we are listening when actually we are rehearsing in our head what we will say when our partner is finished. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about and practice three skills of the skillful listener.
2. Assessing the Quality of Your Classroom Questions.
Teachers ask a lot of questions. This workshop will help us become aware of the questions we are asking and to compose questions deliberately intended to engage and transform the thinking of others. As a result, you will be able to monitor your own and eliminate "unproductive" questions and more skillfully compose questions that include positive presuppositions and that invite complex cognition.
Anatomy of Dialogue - a practical exploration
The Australian Science curriculum encourages an inquiry-based teaching approach. The workshop, using a professional learning resource developed by the Science by Doing program, will clarify what inquiry-based teaching means and provides some practical suggestions of how to effectively implement this approach.
Growing Digital Citizens
This is a 1 hour workshop on developing and implementing an ethically based digital citizenship program with the collaboration of the school community and the students.