- Free Seminars
2018 Free Education Program
Take advantage of the comprehensive FREE education program held inside the Show. Presented by educational experts, sessions will focus on key topics including technology, wellbeing, literacy, gifted learners, behaviour management, mathematical thinking and more. All sessions are eligible for PD hours.
More Free sessions will be announced soon!
Topic: Technology and literacy development – why some learners fall through the gaps and how we can use technology to prevent it happening
Speaker: Ros Lug
Educational Specialist in Learning Support
Qualified Dyslexia Tutor and Assessor
Read more about Ros here
Discover how literacy develops in children, with emphasis on the processing and perceptual skills needed at each stage. It will also cover recent neurological research into literacy acquisition. Analysis of this process will explain why some learners fall through the gaps and how an individualized approach can prevent this happening.
Topic: Proactive teaching strategies to live, work & play safely online
Speakers: Trent Ray
Teacher, Microsoft Learning Consultant, Co- Founder of the Cyber Safety Project
Primary School Teacher, Co-Founder of the Cyber Safety Project
Read more about Trent here and Sam here
The Cyber Safety Project is committed to a whole community, proactive approach aimed at building skills and capacity of teachers, students and parents/guardians in digital safety and wellbeing of young people. This session explores the changing landscape of the most popular social networking platforms and provides easy to implement lesson ideas that will arm teachers and students with protective measures for safe online use within the classroom.
Topic: Strategies to develop body confident young people
Speaker: Danni Rowlands
National Manager, Prevention Services
The Butterfly Foundation
Read more about Danni here
Body image continues to be reported as a top personal concern for males and females. Body dissatisfaction can and does impact wellbeing and potential. This session provides educators with information and strategies that address the modifiable risk and protective factors, that underpin the development of negative body image. Topics covered include significant influences; media, social media, diet culture, the importance of role modelling and also how to incorporate body esteem education within existing curriculum. Basic early intervention information is also included so educators know what to do, if and when, serious body image issues and eating disorders develop.
Topic: What makes an exceptional student wellbeing program?
Facilitated panel discussion - Hear from 3 schools leading the way and learn why they are being recognised nationally
Amanda Scott, Director of Student Wellbeing, Geelong Grammar School
Shane Kamsner, Head of Student Development, Carey Baptist Grammar School
Saraid Doherty, Principal, Parkmore Primary School
Read more about Amanda here, Shane here and Saraid here
Hear from 3 finalists in the 2018 Australian Education Awards, ‘Best Student Wellbeing Program’. Representatives from each school will discuss how their school has created an exceptional student wellbeing program, what makes it work and why they are being recognised nationally.