Federation conducts online webinars for financial members of the union on a range of topics. The webinars below ran in 2020. A new suite of webinars will be available early in the 2021 school year.
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Disasters have significant impacts on both the physical environment as well as the communities in which we live. This webinar will assist teachers to identify the psychological, behavioural, learning and social impacts of disaster on students based on a body of research engaged in by the presenters following the Black Saturday bushfires. Participants will develop an understanding of a stepped care approach to supporting people after a disaster, and develop knowledge and skills in strategies to support students following a traumatic incident.
This one hour seminar covers the process of gaining teacher accreditation in NSW at proficient teacher level. Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of NESA and DoE requirements relating to the teacher accreditation process, and apply this to their current context of employment. Participants will develop their understanding of their legislative requirements of the teacher accreditation process, and their obligations in relation to accreditation at proficient level.
This one hour webinar covers the process of gaining teacher accreditation in NSW at proficient teacher level. Specifically the roles and responsibilities of the supervisors. Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of NESA and DoE requirements relating to the teacher accreditation process, and apply this to their current context of employment.
This webinar will assist participants to develop a thorough understanding of the process to maintain their accreditation at Proficient Teacher (PT).
The webinar will enable teachers to participate in learning to update and solidify their knowledge and practice about the maintenance of their accreditation at PT by explaining the process of providing the opportunity for participants to ask questions about aspects they find challenging or difficult to understand in their context/s.
Upon completion, participants will be able to identify and understand all requirements for maintenance of accreditation, distinguish between different types PD and understand how to use ETAMs to evaluate and log (teacher identified) hours. The webinar will run for 1 hour.
This webinar is for casual and temporary teachers, and those supporting casual/temporary teachers in schools. The webinar aims to increase teachers’ knowledge of the professional rights and responsibilities of casual and temporary teachers as determined by relevant legal and professional requirements.
This webinar is for casual teachers and aims to increase teachers’ understanding of the implications of engaging with the DoE’s Performance and Development Framework (P&DF) as a casual teacher. Participants will be able to identify when a PDP is required by a casual teacher, understand the P&DF process and be aware of the steps that casuals can take to facilitate this process at the school level.
This webinar seeks to increase permanent teachers’ knowledge of their professional rights and responsibilities as determined by relevant legal and professional requirements. The session will also consider permanent teacher entitlements to assist participants in developing a current understanding in this area, as well as reference on where to find this type of information in the future.
This webinar is designed to assist teachers in understanding the process by which classroom teachers are appointed to permanent positions within the DoE statewide staffing system, as determined by legislative and organisational requirements. Participants will understand how permanent positions become available, and distinguish between different types of appointments. The webinar will run for 1 hour.
This webinar provides teachers with information (from research) about LGBTIQ students and reasons to incorporate inclusive LGBTIQ practice into their schools and classrooms. DoE policy will be referenced and examples of inclusive strategies will be shared with participants. The webinar will run for 1 hour.
One of the main tools a teacher uses is their voice. This webinar is designed for teachers to learn about their voice in order to better use and care for it. Participants will consider how (restrictive) vocal habits are formed, and learn practical strategies for using and protecting their voice.
This webinar is designed to inform members about the role of the Health and Safety Representative (HSR), the process needed to elect a HSR and the responsibilities and powers that come with the role. The session will reflect on the legal basis of the position and explore the responsibilities associated with carrying out the role effectively. Participants will also develop an understanding of the role of consultation in the development of workgroups and how the role of the HSR can work together with existing Health and Safety Committees.
This webinar will cover a brief overview of the WHS Act and how to identify risks, ‘hazards’ and / or a “WHS Issue”. There can be a myriad of ‘issues’ that may be encountered however the example provided will focus on risk posed by student violence. This specific issue will be used to examine how the Department (PCBU) has established a framework to minimise risk as well as how the WHS Issue Resolution Procedures can be used to resolve further concerns. While specific to one issue, the skills and understanding can then be applied to other concerns or WHS issues.
Multicultural Education describes a range of programs and services implemented in NSW government schools that respond to our cultural diversity, including programs that promote intercultural understanding and address issues of racism as well as programs that meet the specific needs of LBOTE students and culturally diverse communities. This webinar provides teachers with information about Multicultural Education and the need to incorporate culturally inclusive practice into their schools and classrooms. DoE policy will be referenced and examples of best practice will be shared with participants.