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Log On between 8.45am - 9.00am for 9.00am start (AEST)

Live Streamed One Day Webinar

Teachers, School Leaders, Heads of School, YLCs, Student Support Staff, Other Professionals Working with Young People 

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Booking Conditions

No applications for this program will be accepted after all vacancies have been filled. Unsuccessful applicants will have their monies refunded in full. Cancellation prior to two weeks before the program date (cut-off date) will incur a 15% service charge per applicant. This program will be payable in full for cancellations made on or after the cut-off date or for failure to attend the program. All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to us. In the event of insufficient applications this program will not proceed and registration monies be fully refunded. In the event of this program being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances registration monies only will be refunded as Critical Agendas will not accept liability for the payment of any other associated costs. Critical Agendas reserves the right to vary the advertised programs prior to commencement.

Differentiation—Just Right Seminar

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Groups Bookings (5 or more Participants)  $205 + GST per person

Webinar – Log In Between– 8.45am & 9.00am

9.00am – 10.15am.

Workshop No 1  –Glen Pearsall—
Engaging Differentiation Strategies

10.15 – 10.25am Mini Break

10.25am – 11.25 am 

Workshop No 2 – Kylie Bice 
Planning differentiation to cater for diverse learners 

 11.25am  – 11.35am Morning Tea Break 

11.35am – 12.35pm

Workshop No 3 – Jo Prestia
Differentiophobia’: The fear of differentiation

12.35pm – 1.00pm Lunch

1.00– 2.00pm

Workshop No 4 – Pam Burton
Differentiating Assessment

2.00pm – 2.10pm – Mini Break

2.10pm – 3.10pm

Workshop No 5 – Jim Sprialis
Engaging my information to personalize my learning

3.10pm  – 3.20 pm Afternoon Break

3.20pm – 4.20pm

Workshop No 6Greg Mitchell
The BIG THREE! Preparing for Differentiation with three phase power

Close 4.30pm

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Glen Pearsall

Glen Pearsall is a leading secondary school teacher and an acclaimed presenter of professional development for classroom teachers across Australia. Glen has a particular interest in the development of young teachers and has also developed and delivered a program of renewal for mid-career teachers. His expertise is in high quality instructional practice, and the development of classroom cultures based on sound pedagogy and educational research. He has been a board member of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, and has worked as a research fellow at the Australian Youth Research Centre. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed “And Gladly Teach”, an inspirational and practical book on creating supportive and cooperative classrooms.

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Kylie Bice

Kylie Bice (BA, DipEd, MEd) is an experienced and award-winning teacher and scholar, and is now Director and Education Consultant with Growing Up Greatness Kylie specialises in gifted education, differentiation, assessment, disability and educating diverse student groups, and in this workshop will look at the practical aspects of differentiation in the secondary classroom, including how to ensure it is connected to assessment, program design and classroom practice.

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Jo Prestia

Jo Prestia is an Education Consultant, teacher and PhD student with a Bachelor of Education, a Masters in Educational Leadership and a Post Grad in Education Research. She has over 30 years teaching and leadership experience. Jo currently works at Monash University as a Teaching Associate (Faculty of Education) and Team Leader with English Connect. She facilitates workshops for educational conferences, prepares and delivers professional development programs for many schools. Jo’s expertise includes Special Needs, Boys’ Ed, Differentiation, Engagement & Learning. She also maintains an education blog ‘Smart is Cool’

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Pam Burton

Pam Burton’s interest, experience and expertise in educating students at all levels is reflected in her broad teaching and consultancy career. She is a celebrated presenter and author who works extensively with students, teachers and organisations in the areas of leadership, brain compatible learning, boys’ education, literacy, gifted education, creative and critical thinking, learning styles, multiple intelligences and cooperative learning. She has been a lecturer in Gifted Education at Deakin University, a presenter in the Bright Sparks and Women in Leadership programs and numerous other programs at Deakin University.

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Jim Sprialis

“Sprialis Consulting offers expert advice, presentations, professional development programs and training and support in a broad portfolio of inclusive technology solutions. Robust inclusive technologies provide capabilities for more effective productivity and learning.
My approach focusses on computer and mobile technology solutions that accommodate the diverse learning preferences and abilities of all individuals. With a specialist knowledge base around disability and learning difficulties such as dyslexia, I am passionate about promoting inclusive technologies and universal design approaches that can benefit everyone. I look forward to supporting you to harness inclusive technologies that optimize your productivity and enhance your life long learning and overall well being.”

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Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell is an established and highly sought after consultant who works with teachers, parents and administrators where it counts… in schools and in classrooms. He regularly teaches in classrooms in primary and secondary schools all over Australia demonstrating the changes that really work. Greg is an exceptional presenter with the ability to connect with educators, to challenge them and provide many practical strategies that work! Great knowledge, practical, dynamic and very entertaining!

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