Professional Development 

The following programs are available from inThync Professional Training. Follow their links for more details of each session (venues, dates and fees) and for online registration.

Click here to request regular updates and special offers directly from Dianne and the events team at inThync.

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When Numbers Don't Add Up - Learning Needs and Numeracy Struggles

In partnership with ReMinds, this half-day session is provided for teachers and education support personnel wishing to assist children with learning difficulties who are specifically struggling with Mathematics.

This intensive and practical workshop is designed to improve numeracy skills for struggling students and children with learning difficulties.

Number sense and an ability to see patterns in numbers are core skills that contribute to an understanding of many math concepts. Neurological differences and a challenging numeracy curriculum often see these skills lacking for children with learning difficulties.

Math is a subject requiring strong foundations. Without this, applied math will be a huge task. For example, a child without addition knowledge will be unable to determine the perimeter of a shape or calculate how much money they have. In essence, gaps in basic arithmetic will most likely affect their ability in other areas of math.

In addition, our move towards applied real life learning with math has been problematic for many children with learning difficulties. Firstly, a less structured approach often used through discovery and conversational games has led many children with learning difficulties struggling with mastering basic math facts. Word problem solving in math continues to be a challenge for children with language, reading, visualisation and working memory issues.

Join us for a step by step process on how to equip these children with core math skills of mental arithmetic as well as strategies and techniques for bridging the gap to applied math.

October, WERRIBEE : Click here for details

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Teaching Reasoning as Thinking Capabilities

This is Module 2 of a series of three programs linked to the thinking capabilities strands. It provides teachers with practical ideas on the explicit teaching of Reasoning processes across a range of learning areas.
We explore how learners compose, analyse and evaluate arguments and reasoning. Explicitly referencing reasoning processes within the lesson enables learners to identify, describe, understand, practice, develop and manage their own reasoning strategies in different subject contexts.

October, DOCKLANDS: Click here for details.

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Teaching Questions and Possibilities as Thinking Capabilities

This is Module 3 of a series of programs linked to thinking capabilities. We identify how learners develop understanding of the role that questioning plays in enabling their learning within all learning areas F-10.
Teachers are offered practical techniques and resources that support the explicit teaching of Questioning processes within inquiry-driven lesson structures and build learners' imaginative and intuitive capacities through curiosity and speculation. An interesting and fun workshop!

October, DOCKLANDS: Click here for details

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Word Woes - Addressing Reading for Students with Learning Difficulties

In partnership with ReMinds, this half-day morning session is being offered to teachers and education support personnel wishing to assist children with learning difficulties who are specifically struggling with Reading.

Given that learning difficulties may not be an exact science, and that no two individuals' needs will be identical, this program is designed to assist teachers and education support personnel to make well-informed decisions about identifying and responding to the the child's reading challenges. Participants receive written course materials and numerous tools and resources to help improve and enhance learning in reading, comprehension and related areas of need. 

This is also being run in conjunction with a  separate optional afternoon session on the same day that focuses on challenges in Numeracy understandings and skills - "When Numbers DON'T Add Up" 

October, WERRIBEE: Click here for details..

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Relief Teaching: What a Great View of Teaching

A comprehensive introduction to the local relief teaching landscape in Victoria, with practical strategies for early success in the classroom and some suggested point scorers for the staff room - the perfect ingredients for regular returnability as a "first-called" casually employed teacher. A vital overview for newly qualifed, new arrivals or teachers resuming from a break in service.

     Click here for details

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Teaching Metacognition as a Thinking Capability

This is one of a series of programs linked to the three strands of the Critical and Creative Thinking Capability area that provides teachers with practical ideas on the incorporation of Metacognition education into their teaching repertoires.

Metacognition is thinking about one's own thinking and the cognitive processes that apply within different contexts. Increasing awareness and understanding about one's own thinking leads to better understanding, management and reflection on personal thinking and learning skills. It involves knowledge about when and how to use particular strategies for learning or for problem solving.

The explicit teaching of metacognition equips learners with knowledge and skills that enable them to better identify, describe, understand, practice, develop and manage their own learning processes across all the learning areas in their school day.

Ready-to-use exemplary thinking tools, strategies and lesson plans provide practical starting points.

January, DOCKLANDS:  Details shortly.

   

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CV & Application Writing: "The Write Message"

A practical workshop to help become acquainted with the process and requirements of applying for advertised positions in Victorian schools. Focus is given to characteristics of successful CVs and Applications, including approaches to addressing the Selection Criteria. A valuable workshop for first developing the documentation, or for reviewing and refreshing.

      November: DOCKLANDS   Click here for more details

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Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument HBDI® Profile and Whole Brain Thinking explained

Free 1 hour information sessions are available every month across various venues to learn about the HBDI® as a tool for the explicit teaching of Crirical and Creative Thinking in our classrooms. Visit the October, November or December listings for dates, times and venues, or go directly to the inThync Programs page.

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My Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument HBDI® Profile

Teachers wishing to inroduce meta-cognition into their classroom practice find huge value in having their own thinking preferences and strengths profiled with the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument HBDI® Profile, and then incorporating the Whole Brain®Thinking model into their explicit instuctional language.

Click here to view the schedule of fees. Special rates apply for classroom teachers, casual reief teachers, pre-service teachers, education support staff, pairs, school leadership teams and their governance bodies.

Individuals may purchase online, or place an order to get started. It's easy to complete your Profile questionnaire online, and then be presented with your personal Profile Package from a chosen licenced practitioner who can introduce you to its findings and implications. Contact inThync directly to customise your pair, teams or group options.

The HBDI® Profile is a brilliant vehicle for schools that are seeking improvement in their communication, problem solving and decision making processes at all levels of school and classroom engagement.

      

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or email our Business Support Manager, Dianne with your enquiry

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