Webinars

Federation conducts online webinars for financial members of the union, on a range of topics. Click here to download a PDF of the webinar program.

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Supporting student wellbeing after a disaster

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.

    Completing a Supporting student wellbeing after a disaster webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Supporting teacher wellbeing after a disaster

Teachers often carry a double burden when experiencing the significant impacts of disasters – as both an individual coping with the trauma of the disaster and an adult responsible for the care, wellbeing and continued learning of students in their school communities. This webinar will assist teachers to identify the psychological, behavioral, occupational and social impacts of disasters on teachers as well as 5 core principles of recovery following a trauma. Participants will develop knowledge and awareness required to develop and implement a self-care plan that can be helpful following a traumatic incident.

    Completing a Supporting teacher wellbeing after a disaster webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

The role of the Federation Representative and Women’s Contact

This webinar is designed to support new Federation Representative, Women’s Contact and Workplace Committee Members in understanding their roles. The session will reflect on the legal basis of the positions and explore the responsibilities associated with carrying out the role effectively. Participants will also develop their knowledge of where to find a range of information and support they can access in carrying out their roles. The webinar will run for 1 hour.

    Completing The role of the Federation Representative and Women’s Contact webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 7.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

How to run a Federation meeting

This webinar is designed to support new Federation Representative, Women’s Contact and Workplace Committee Members in identifying and adopting effective meeting practices. Participants will reflect on different types of Federation meetings and identify the type/s that will apply to their context. The webinar will consider practices that assist to effectively plan and organise a Federation meeting, as well as guidelines to maintain effective meeting procedure. The webinar will run for 1 hour.

    Completing a How to run a Federation meeting webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Talking Union: Building professional networks in the workplace

This webinar is designed to support new Federation Representatives and Women’s Contacts in developing their knowledge and understanding of the union, the benefits of membership and how to talk to others about the positive professional and industrial impacts of the Federation.

    Completing a Talking Union: Building professional networks in the workplace webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Women and Work – Women’s workplace rights and entitlements (schools)

This webinar will develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of the rights and entitlements applicable to women employed as teachers in NSW public schools. Participants will be able to apply this to their current or future employment options and know where to seek information about additional support and advice if needed.

    Completing a Women and Work – Women’s workplace rights and entitlements (schools) webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Gaining your teacher Accreditation at Proficient Teacher

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.

    Completing a Gaining your teacher accreditation at Proficient Teacher webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Supporting Teachers Gaining Accreditation at Proficient Teacher

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.

    Completing a Supporting Teachers Gaining Accreditation at Proficient Teacher webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Maintaining your teacher accreditation at Proficient Teacher

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.

    Completing a Maintaining your teacher accreditation at Proficient Teacher webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Working as a Casual or Temporary Teacher

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.

    Completing a Working as a Casual or Temporary Teacher webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Casual Teachers and the Performance and Development Framework

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.

    Completing a Casual Teachers and the Performance and Development Framework webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Working as a Permanent Teacher

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.

    Completing a Working as a Permanent Teacher webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Understanding the staffing process

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.

    Completing an Understanding the staffing process webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

LGBTIQ Inclusive Schools

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.

    Completing a LGBTIQ Inclusive Schools webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Your voice and you

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.

    Completing a Your voice and you webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

What is a HSR and why do we need one?

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.

    Completing a HSR webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

The Association Women's Contact

Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of the role of the Association Women’s Contact, its history and importance. Participants will identify potential leadership skills that will assist them to contribute to professional networks and build productive links in their public education community, and identify activities that can be implemented to support women colleagues to further engage with these professional teaching networks and broader community interactions.

    Completing the Association Women's Contact webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Addressing Workplace Health and Safety Concerns

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.

    Completing an Addressing Workplace Health and Safety Concerns webinar will contribute 1 hour of NESA Registered PD addressing 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.