OEL: Engaging and working with the community

Using technology to enhance communication

Date October 14, 2016 - October 14, 2016
Time 9:00am - 4:00pm

AGSM Building, UNSW Kensington Campus

Using technology to enhance communication

Zeina Chalich (Learning and Innovation, St Finbars Primary)

9am - 12pm

Standards: 7.4.4; 6.3.4

With the proliferation of information technologies, schools are under increasing pressure to engage and connect with their communities. In this workshop, Zeina will outline key practices that schools can adopt to effectively integrate technologies to communicate with their immediate community and those further afield.

Managing community expectations

Craig Peterson (Principal, Dennison College)

1 - 4pm

Standards: 7.3.4; 3.7.4

Creating an effective alignment between school and community expectations can be challenging, but is critical to student success. Low expectations can stifle aspiration, but unrealistically high expectations can result in disappointment and criticism. How do effective school leaders both build and manage community aspiration and expectations? How do leaders educate their communities as well as their students? How do you engage with your community beyond the P&C and the immediate parent body? And … how do you do this whilst remaining true to the core values of your school?

This workshop presented by Craig Peterson will focus on ways in which school leaders can effectively manage the expectations of their communities without compromise.

Completing this workshop will contribute 6 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing Standards 7.4.4; 6.3.4; 7.3.4; 3.7.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Lead Teacher Accreditation in NSW. Proficient and Highly Accomplished teachers are welcome to attend this course, and will receive validation for the Course inclusive of QTC Registered professional development hours and Standard

Craig Petersen is the Principal of Denison College of Secondary Education, a multi-campus secondary college in the regional centre of Bathurst. He was previously Principal, Forbes High School in the state’s central west. Craig is also a Deputy President of the NSW Secondary Principals’ Council.

Cost: $310 per workshops, $1200 if you do all 5 workshops