Professional Development 

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

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CV & Application Writing: "The Write Message"

A small group practical workshop to help become acquainted with the process and requirements of applying for advertised positions in Victorian schools. Focus is given to researching the positions, defining your suitability, characteristics of successful CVs and Applications, and approaches to addressing the Key Selection Criteria. A valuable workshop for first developing the documentation, or for reviewing, refreshing and customising with peer assistance. For Teaching or Education Support positions.

      March: DOCKLANDS   Click here for more details


Welcome to Relief 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.

    April, DOCKLANDS Click here for details


Teaching Reasoning as a Thinking Capability

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.

February, DOCKLANDS: Click here for details.


Teaching with Critical and Creative Thinking in Mind

 From recent research and a wide range of sources, this program offers highly effective tools that promote stronger thinking and learning engagement within all learning areas to better cater for diverse thinking preferences and learning strengths 

We reference the three strands, Questions & Possibilities, Meta-cognition, and Reasoning from F - 10, in a vibrant and practical workshop that utilises thinking routines, structures and language that build student curiosity and invite participation.

 February, SOUTH YARRA  Click here for more details Bookings are essential, places are limited


When Great Minds DON'T Think Alike: Teaching Children With Learning Difficulties

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 skilfully to a child's learning challenges. This provides excellent overview of the range and complexity of learning difficulties that present themselves in different ways in the classroom. Presenter: Nadine Shome -

      March: SOUTH YARRA   Click here for more details


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!

February, DOCKLANDS: Click here for details


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. 

Stay tuned for news of our other sessions: "When Numbers DON'T Add Up" and "Write Right". More details soon.

WHEELERS HILL, WERRIBEE: Term 1 details will be posted as soon as confirmed.


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:  Click here for more details or to register.



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

An introductory information session to learn about the HBDI®Profile and Whole Brain®Model as a tool for the explicit teaching of Crirical and Creative Thinking in your classrooms. Our next session is:


Visit listings for other dates, times and venues as they become available on the inThync Programs page.

This session is available to school leadership teams and staff meetings at no charge. Contact inThync's facilitators Dawn Colcott or Daryl Brooks directly, to book a session for your team.


My Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument HBDI® Profile

Teachers wishing to inroduce meta-cognition into their classroom practice begin by 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 practice.

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® Leadership Profiling improves communication, problem solving and decision making processes at all levels of school and classroom engagement.



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