Professional Learning dates and details to be advised following registration
The Reading Recovery In-Service Course is facilitated across a full school year, with teachers attending two full days of professional learning at the beginning of the year, followed by fortnightly 2.5-hour sessions for the remainder of the year. In addition to attending these professional learning sessions, participants are required to teach individual students in Reading Recovery, on a daily basis, i.e. five days per week.
In order for teachers to be registered as a Reading Recovery teacher at the completion of the Reading Recovery Inservice Course, in the first year, a minimum time allocation of 0.4 (two hours per day) is required for the Reading Recovery teacher-in-training. This time allocation allows for teachers to teach four individual students, in Reading Recovery, on a daily basis.
An alternative training model is available for schools who wish to train a Reading Recovery teacher across a two-year period. In this model, in the first year, the Reading Recovery teacher attends all sessions in the Reading Recovery Inservice Course and teaches a minimum of two individual students in Reading Recovery, on a daily basis. In the second year, the Reading Recovery teacher attends a minimum of six Ongoing Professional Learning sessions, and continues to teach a minimum of two children in Reading Recovery. The Reading Recovery teacher is registered as a Reading Recovery teacher at the completion of the second year.
Participation in the Reading Recovery In-Service Course is open to teachers, selected to train as a Reading Recovery teacher, by their school. Selected teachers will be highly effective teachers with the capacity to provide strategic, differentiated teaching, to support identified students in Year 1 to get underway with reading and writing.
Two day event
Day 1 is 28 February 2019 and
Day 2 is 4 April 2019
9.30 am to 3.00 pm each day
When registering you are registering for BOTH days. Please ensure that your school is aware that it is a two day Professional Development and supports your attendance on BOTH days.
Graduates and their mentor/s, early career teachers (1,2 or 3 years' experience) and teachers returning to work.
You will be provided with evidence-based practices that will support you as educators. Desirable outcomes include the expansion of teacher's behavioural repertoires beyond what are often described as tricks or tools.
Ph: 0400 505 464
Who should attend? Western Deanery Principals and School Leaders
Tuesday 5 March - 1pm at St Joseph's PS Rochester
Tuesday 26 March - 1pm at St Monica's PS Kangaroo Flat
All Western Deanery schools will be undertaking a VRQA review of their compliance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards.
To assist you in preparing for this we are holding a briefing in each Cluster for school leaders; we recommend that Principal’s and any relevant school leaders be in attendance.
Contact for questions about the Child Safe Standards Review Briefings:
Tuesday 2 April 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Bendigo CEO - De Campo Hall, 120 Hargreaves St
This professional learning day is designed to support Western Deanery teachers to participate in The Festival of the Sacred 2019. Each school is asked to send at least one representative though more are welcome. (see attached flyer)
Presenter: Kass McLeod, ASPA Education from the Australian School of Performing Arts
ASPA Education's dynamic instructors will introduce the content and resources for this year's Festival of the Sacred and present Performing Arts based activities and strategies for grade 5/6 students.
Session 1: Church Teaching, e.g. Amoris Laetitia, Catechism, Scripture
Session 2: Understanding the Sandhurst CEPD Framework
Session 3: In the Classroom