Professional Learning

APPLY NOW: Japanese Government 2023 MEXT Scholarship - Teacher Training Category (Ref: 1/23)

The Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship 2023 Teacher Training Category is now open!

This scholarship offers Australian teachers of primary school, high school or college level the opportunity to conduct research on school education at designated Japanese universities as “Teacher Training Students”.

Applications are open to teachers who were born on or after 2 April 1988, have graduated from a university or Teachers’ College and have 5+ years of teaching experience. Applicants will also be required to take Japanese and English exams and must demonstrate a sufficient level of Japanese language ability to be able to receive research guidance in Japanese.

Hard-copy application documents are due at the Embassy of Japan in Canberra by 5PM (AEDT) on Friday 17 February 2023.

More information and application forms are available on the Embassy of Japan in Canberra website here.

If you have any enquiries, please contact the Embassy via cultural-application@cb.mofa.go.jp or (02) 6272 7252.

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HSC Data Analysis Seminar Programme, Jan-Feb 2023 ​​​​​​​(Ref: 278/22)

A seminar programme, running during January and February 2023, concerning the analysis of the upcoming HSC results, will be of interest to teachers, principals, and leaders of curriculum or pedagogy. Three different seminars will be offered providing general information regarding analysis, a more detailed look at particular results for your school and ways in which principals and school leaders can guide their schools using the results.

Seminar registration: https://csnsw.link/CSNSW_HSC_Analysis_2023

Online training: https://csnsw.link/CSNSW_HSC_Analysis_Online_Training

See below for more information and to register for each particular session.

Please feel free to contact Gary Molloy should you require any further detail or clarification: gary.molloy@csnsw.catholic.edu.au

SEMINAR PREPERATION

NetID Registration

Before attending any of the face-to-face seminars listed below, it is essential that every participant has a functioning NetID logon, and have been able to use that to access both the HSC Data Analysis Users portal, and within that the online Tutorial (see below). (Access to the Complete Report for your school is not enough!)

The Online Tutorial

Before attending any of the face-to-face seminars listed below, it will be extremely useful for intending participants to have completed the online tutorial which has been created to support users of the HSC Data Analysis.  It is accessed within the HSC Data Analysis Users portal:  on the LHS of the portal, click on “Tutorial” then “HSC Analysis Online Tutorial Modules” then “Access Catholic Schools New South Wales online PL here”.  Go to “NESA Elective PD”, and scroll down to “Catholic Schools New South Wales HSC Analysis Online”.

The tutorial consists of 17 modules each of which takes the user through a different aspect of the Analysis.  Each module consists of a short video followed by a 3-question quiz.

While teachers can complete the tutorial solo, by far the best professional learning comes from undertaking them with a colleague. Work through both the content and the quiz together and look at examples of what is provided in each video within your school’s own Analysis.  It’s in the discussion that the learning occurs.

Prerequisite Requirements
Please carefully note the target group information associated with each course below.

TRAINING SEMINARS

Diocesan Officers’ Overview   

Target group:   Diocesan & congregational system officers

When:                  Tuesday 31 January 2023, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where:                Sydney Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn St

Programme:     A walk-through of how you use the system-level reports in conjunction with school reports to support schools.  New developments in the 2022 HSC Analysis and 2023 seminar programme, including opportunities for cross-system sharing and key features of the 2022 HSC.   A NESA representative has been invited to attend to talk briefly about the 2022 results, marking operation and NESA services available to the diocese.

Preparation:    Please see “NetID Registration” and “The Online Tutorial” above.

Standards:       5.1.4, 5.4.4

Register at:     Diocesan Overview

HSC Analysis #1: Introduction to the Analysis

Target group:  Teachers, KLA coordinators and others who have not previously attended an HSC seminar, and for those who have but who want to ‘brush up’ on the main ideas behind the Analysis. It’s very handy if two or more people from the same school can enrol for the same seminar.

When:                 Offered twice, on both occasions at Sydney Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn St.

  • Thursday 2 February 2023, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Monday 20 February 2023, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Programme:    Why and how we should use data within schools to shape the direction of pedagogy.  What we are trying to do with the Analysis, and how does it fit with the Board’s RAP?  The idea of Comparative Learning Gain, and how it can be used to understand HSC data.  A guided reading of your school’s Analysis.

Preparation:    Please see “NetID Registration” and “The Online Tutorial” above.

Accreditation: Completing Introduction to the Analysis will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptor 5.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Register for Thu 2 Feb here:  Introduction 2 Feb

Register for Mon 20 Feb here: Introduction 20 Feb

HSC Analysis #2: A detailed reading of your Analysis

Target group:  Experienced users – any teacher, coordinator, AP or Principal who has previously attended at least one HSC Analysis Seminar.  Applicants will be asked to nominate the year in which they attended the earlier seminar.

When:   Offered twice, on both occasions at Sydney Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn St.

  • Monday 6 February 2023, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Thursday 16 February 2023, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Programme:    The background data theory covered in HSC Analysis #1 will be assumed knowledge.  After a brief revision of the main underlying premise of the Analysis, participants will spend most of this seminar in a detailed, guided reading of their own school’s Analysis, surfacing the questions in it and considering ways to resolution.

Preparation:    Please see “NetID Registration” and “The Online Tutorial” above.

Accreditation: Completing A Detailed Reading of your Analysis will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptor 5.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Register for 6 Feb here: Detailed Read 6 Feb

Register for 16 Feb here: Detailed Read 16 Feb

HSC Analysis #3: Leading your school in the Analysis

Target group:  Principals, APs, Leaders of Curriculum or Pedagogy:  those who have a whole-school focus rather than a one-KLA or year group.  This program is targeted at senior leadership teams: principals with whoever in the school has carriage of leading the use of the Analysis and the necessary professional learning within the school.

When:                 Tuesday 14 February 2023, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Where:                Masonic Centre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney

Programme:     We will explore the intersection of leadership, data, teacher professional learning and student achievement.  The idea of the seminar is to surface the questions that come from a reading of the school’s Analysis, and then to consider leadership responses to the issues that surface.  Because leadership is essentially a team function, it is very useful if two or more members of a school’s senior leadership team can attend this seminar together.

Preparation:     Please see “NetID Registration” and “The Online Tutorial” above.

Accreditation: Completing Leading the Analysis will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptor 5.4.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher or Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Register for 14 Feb here: Leading the Analysis 14 Feb

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HSC Data Analysis Available Online (Ref: 2/23)

The Catholic Schools NSW 2022 HSC Analysis has been uploaded and is available on the portal. Catholic Schools NSW thanks Dr John DeCourcy for delivering this earlier than in previous years.

The seminar program dates have been published here: HSC Data Analysis Seminar Programme, Jan-Feb 2023 ​​​​​​​(Ref: 278/22).

The online training is available on the PL Platform here.

Please feel free to contact Gary Molloy should you require any further detail or clarification: gary.molloy@csnsw.catholic.edu.au.

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SAVE THE DATE! Friday 28 April 2023 – Early Years Symposium (Ref: 282/22)

In term one this year, Catholic Schools NSW is holding the inaugural ‘Early Years Symposium’.

Registration for the event will go live on the Catholic Schools NSW PL Platform with more information to come shortly.

On Friday 28 April 2023, keynote speaker Nathan Wallis will present at the Symposium, along with Sue Larkey, Professor Tricia Eadie with more speakers to be announced.

Early childhood and early years primary school teachers are encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact Mr Sean Maloney – Senior Education Officer (sean.maloney@csnsw.catholic.edu.au)

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