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September 2019

Australian Children’s Laureate: Say It Anyway September

September 1 @ 12:00am - September 30 @ 11:59pm AWST

From Morris Gleitzmann on the Australian Children's Laureate (ACL) website: This month I've been thinking about the generations of children who were told that young people should be seen but not heard. I don't know who first came up with the idea back then, but I wish they hadn't taken all those silent movies they were watching quite so literally.... Find out more about the ACL program here Download the full Stories Make Us calendar here

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Australian Reading Hour

September 19 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm AWST

On Thursday September 19 2019, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book. We want Australians to either rediscover or introduce themselves to the benefits of reading. Take the time to learn, escape and relax. In children, reading has been shown to help with identity formation, setting them up for success in the future. In adults, reading has been shown to reduce stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk, or having…

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Global Climate Strike

September 20 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm AWST

We're stepping things up - join us as students and adults all around the world walk out from school and work in a bid to halt this climate crisis.Australia is experiencing a climate emergency, with First Nations people and front line communities in the thick of it. Prolonged droughts are crippling farming communities and unprecedented floods are creating chaos. Homes and cities are constantly under threat from catastrophic bush fires and severe cyclones. Heatwaves are sweeping the nation. Our reefs…

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Social Justice Sunday

September 29
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Queen’s Birthday (WA only) – Public Holiday

September 30
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October 2019

Classroom Management for EA’s and Teachers

October 1 @ 9:30am - 11:00am AWST
Independent Education Union of Australia WA Branch, Suite 20, 63 Knutsford Avenue
Rivervale, Western Australia 6060 Australia
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How to create a safe and supportive and inclusive  learning environment that supports the needs of diverse students. AITSL Standards: 4.1 Support student participation 4.2 Manage classroom activities 4.3 Manage challenging behaviour 4.4 Maintain student safety 4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

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Duty of Care for EA’s and school support staff

October 1 @ 11:00am - 12:30pm AWST
Independent Education Union of Australia WA Branch, Suite 20, 63 Knutsford Avenue
Rivervale, Western Australia 6060 Australia
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Understand the legislative requirements of duty of care for teachers, and how it applies to EAs and support staff AITSL Standards:4.4 Maintain student safety 7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities 7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements

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Early Career Teacher Support 1:1 Peer Support

October 1 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm AWST
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Come and meet with an experienced teacher/mentor for a 1:1 support session. Bring your programs, lessons and questions! AITSL Standards: 6.1 – Identify and plan professional learning needs6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice6.3 – Engage with colleagues and improve practice

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Education Assistants: understanding your contract and permanency

October 2 @ 9:30am - 11:00am AWST
Independent Education Union of Australia WA Branch, Suite 20, 63 Knutsford Avenue
Rivervale, Western Australia 6060 Australia
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What should be included in your contract, and what steps should you take to protect your rights when negotiating your contract?

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Manual Handling in Early Childhood

October 2 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm AWST
Independent Education Union of Australia WA Branch, Suite 20, 63 Knutsford Avenue
Rivervale, Western Australia 6060 Australia
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Explore the regulations and guidelines around touching and handling children, including in difficult situations. AITSL Standards:1.6 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability 4.3 Manage challenging behaviour 4.4 Maintain student safety 7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities 7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements

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