• Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    Cooperative Learning for Little Ones K-Pre to Year 2

    The early years are a critical time in a student’s education. Students come to class with vastly different abilities and experiences, and we want them all to experience early success academically and socially. Come to this workshop to learn the best Kagan Structures to engage all your little ones.

     

    What You Will Learn

    As a result of attending this course you’ll learn:

    • how to get your budding students to follow directions;
    • how to organise your students to work in teams;
    • how to teach your students to share and take turns.
    • you’ll learn how to teach your students to communicate effectively;
    • how to think critically, and of course, how to master the content and skills to succeed in school.

    Kagan will give you the structures and adaptations necessary to make cooperative learning a huge hit with your youngsters. Start your little ones on the path to school success by nurturing important social and academic skills. Create a cooperative and caring classroom. Come away with ideas and activities you’ll be excited to implement the first day and every day of school!

    Workshop Highlights

    • Learn the best Kagan Structures to use with younger children
    • Master simple management techniques that make your class hum
    • Get your little ones off to the right start with terrific teamwork skills
    • Meet your students need to talk, move, and play in a productive way
    • Create a cooperative and caring class where everyone wants to be
    • Boost comprehension and retention by engaging their minds and bodies
    • Use fun and easy strategies to reach high standards for all students

     

    How Many Days Should I Attend?

    • You can attend any number of days – 1 day or up to all days listed for a course.
    • We recommend that you initially attend days 1 & 2 which will give you good a basis for implementing cooperative learning for early primary students in your classroom. This is how the majority of participants build their knowledge and skill of Kagan Cooperative Learning.
    • Some participants attend all 4 days in one go. These participants usually like to complete the full course in one go so they have a good understanding of Kagan Cooperative Learning and they are saving on travel expenses.
    • Courses are repeated throughout the year. Participants can complete the course over a period of time.

    Additional Information

    • A special feature of our courses is that once you have attended a course you can repeat that course within 2 years of completing the course at NO COST!
    • Generous discounts are available to school groups – contact Yvonne by email training@kaganaustralia.com.au or phone 0429 824511.
    • Principals attend any course for free when 2 or more of their staff register and attend the same course. (Cost of course materials are to be paid for and are not included in this discount)
    • If you are interested in attending any of our courses please submit the registration form as soon as possible to help us plan for upcoming courses.
    • NO PAYMENT is required or processed until you receive confirmation that you have a position on a course and that the course has sufficient numbers to be conducted.
    • We cannot guarantee that any course will be conducted – it all depends on the numbers. So get going & submit your registration form today!
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  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    Kagan Cooperative Learning is the Course All Teachers Love To Complete!

    Our most popular course

    More than 10,000 teachers have completed this course since Kagan Australia commenced conducting courses in Australia

     

     

    • Do you want to engage students more in class?
    • Do you want to learn structures that will help raise test score results?
    • Do you want to have a toolbox full of teacher-friendly strategies that you can implement tomorrow?

    If the answer is yes to any of these questions – this is the course for you!

    What You Will Experience

    Firstly, you’ll experience cutting edge teaching structures to create classroom success now and forever!

    In addition, you’ll learn management tips, how to form effective teams, strategies for creating a cooperative class through teambuilding and classbuilding, and why cooperative learning produces gains when group work often fails.

    Finally, you will experience a professional development course that has practical, hands-on ideas grounded in sound research and theory.

    (All Kagan Australia courses are registered with the Australian Institute of Teachers)

    Rave Reviews from Participants

    “This professional learning is without a doubt the most effective professional learning I have ever done! I felt so inspired it made me want to go back into a classroom!! I don’t know about other schools, but there is a real buzz happening here at the moment and all teachers have implemented the strategies and the structures in their classes already.” Jack B, Principal, WA

    How Many Days Should I Attend?

    • You can attend any number of days – 1 day or up to all days listed for a course.
    • We recommend that you initially attend days 1 & 2 which will give you good a basis for implementing cooperative learning in your classroom. This is how the majority of participants build their knowledge and skill of Kagan Cooperative Learning.
    • Some participants attend all 5 days in one go. These participants usually like to complete the full course in one go so they have a good understanding of Kagan Cooperative Learning and they are saving on travel expenses.
    • Courses are repeated throughout the year. Participants can complete the course over a period of time.

    Additional Information

    • A special feature of our courses is that once you have attended a course you can repeat that course within 2 years of completing the course at NO COST!
    • Generous discounts are available to school groups – contact Yvonne by email training@kaganaustralia.com.au or phone 0429 824511.
    • Principals attend any course for free when 2 or more of their staff register and attend the same course. (Cost of course materials are to be paid for and are not included in this discount)
    • If you are interested in attending any of our courses please submit the registration form as soon as possible to help us plan for upcoming courses.
    • NO PAYMENT is required or processed until you receive confirmation that you have a position on a course and that the course has sufficient numbers to be conducted.
    • We cannot guarantee that any course will be conducted – it all depends on the numbers. So get going & submit your registration form today!

     

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  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    Emotion-Friendly Teaching 2 day course

    This is another brilliant new course on accelerating social and emotional learning from Dr Spencer Kagan!

    We can align the theory and research on emotions into a practical guide any teacher can use to make their teaching more emotion-friendly. In our uncertain times, with COCID-19, droughts, bush fires, floods and less face-to-face teaching and learning, this is an outstanding course to gain skills to support our students. Learn how to teach with the Emotion Wheel, a student-friendly way to help our students understand and manage their own emotions. We learn why EQ can be more important than IQ to students’ success. This course provides a practical guide to developing the facets of EQ, including student self-knowledge, self-control, motivation, and empathy. And last, but definitely not least, we learn how to evoke emotion when we teach to make learning more meaningful and memorable..

    What You Will Experience

    • Learn how eliciting positive emotions boosts student achievement, do’s and don’ts, ready-to-use student activities, and practical, simple and easy to implement tips to put students in the optimal emotional states for learning.
    • Learn how to teach with the Emotion Wheel, a student-friendly way to help our students understand and manage their own emotions.
    • Learn why EQ can be more important than IQ to students’ success.
    • This course provides a practical guide to developing the facets of EQ, including student self-knowledge, self-control, motivation, and empathy.
    • And last, but definitely not least, learn how to evoke emotion when we teach to make learning more meaningful, fun and memorable..
    As an Emotion-Friendly Teacher You Will:
    • Strengthen Memory
    • Increase Motivation
    • Amplify Relevance
    • Enhance Meaning
    • Raise Test Scores
    • Improve Thinking
    • Broaden Perception
    • Boost Problem Solving
    • Expand Creativity
    • Elevate IQ + EQ!

    Rave Reviews from Participants

    • I’m always impressed when such highly intelligent people can deliver complex information in a way anyone can comprehend and use Lisa Year 3 teacher WA
    • Inspiring, motivating, supportive Sarah Year 11 & 12 Science teacher QLD
    • Super powerful information that I wished I had learned years ago when I was at Uni preparing to become a teacher     Sascha Year 5 teacher NSW
    • This workshop was extremely valuable. The connection with EQ and success in the classroom and in life is powerful   Peter HS History teacher NSW
    • I now have some great ways to help my students through difficult times for the rest of my career. The personal and emotional growth, plus the understanding and management by students is exceptional Clare, Yr 5 & 6 NSW

    Additional Information

    • A special feature of our courses is that once you have attended a course you can repeat that course within 2 years of completing the course at NO COST!
    • Generous discounts are available to school groups – contact Yvonne by email training@kaganaustralia.com.au or phone 0429 824511.
    • Principals attend any course for free when 2 or more of their staff register and attend the same course. (Cost of course materials are to be paid for and are not included in this discount)
    • If you are interested in attending any of our courses please submit the registration form as soon as possible to help us plan for upcoming courses.
    • NO PAYMENT is required or processed until you receive confirmation that you have a position on a course and that the course has sufficient numbers to be conducted.
    • We cannot guarantee that any course will be conducted – it all depends on the numbers. So get going & submit your registration form today!

     

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  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School
    Brain friendly teaching

    Brain-Friendly Teaching

    Tools, Tips and Structures

    Put the power of brain research and theory to work in your classroom. Your students will learn more, learn more quickly, retain and recall more and like learning more.

    We have a choice: We can teach using traditional methods or we can teach the way the brain best learns. Teaching with traditional methods is like swimming against the current: Teaching is more exhausting, students learn less, and like class, content, and the teacher less.

    When we teach the ways the brains best learn, teaching is more effortless and students learn and enjoy class more.

    You will view actual brain scans demonstrating how to boost engagement and retention with simple structures as part of any lesson. You will learn the six principles of brain-friendly teaching in a way you will never forget!

    Come turn on your brain in this active brains-on, interactive workshop. Learn to boost motivation and achievement as you create your brain-friendly classroom.

    Highlights

    • Put brain science to work to maximise learning
    • View brain scans showing how brains “light up” with student interaction
    • Master Kagan Structures to make every lesson brain-friendly
    • Target brain centres for emotion, motivation, memory, attention and thinking
    • Create a safe learning environment where learning, thinking and creativity flourish
    • Nourish the brain with Number Group Mania
    • Discover the stimuli that boost comprehension and retention of content
    • Apply the six principles of brain friendly teaching in every lesson

    What You Will Find Find Out About

    • 27 Brain-Friendly Kagan Instructional Strategies to make learning come alive
    • 59 Research-based tools to transform brain science into good teaching
    • The most extensively reference book on brain-friendly teaching – contain over 1000 references!

    Additional Information

    • A special feature of our courses is that once you have attended a course you can repeat that course within 2 years of completing the course at NO COST!
    • Generous discounts are available to school groups – contact Yvonne by email training@kaganaustralia.com.au or phone 0429 824511.
    • Principals attend any course for free when 2 or more of their staff register and attend the same course. (Cost of course materials are to be paid for and are not included in this discount)
    • If you are interested in attending any of our courses please submit the registration form as soon as possible to help us plan for upcoming courses.
    • NO PAYMENT is required or processed until you receive confirmation that you have a position on a course and that the course has sufficient numbers to be conducted.
    • We cannot guarantee that any course will be conducted – it all depends on the numbers. So get going & submit your registration form today!
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  • Location: Mary McKillop Community Primary School

    Kagan Cooperative Learning Refresher & Lesson Planning

    • Have you previously completed Kagan Cooperative Learning course/s and would love a refresher?
    • Would you like to to go into more depth in lesson planning using Kagan Cooperative learning structures?
    • Do you want to reinvigorate your Kagan Cooperative Learning classrooms?
    • Do you want to revise and evaluate your Kagan Cooperative Learning full-engagement structures and strategies that enhance student engagement and achievements?

    If you answered yes to the above questions then here is the course for you!!!!

    In this workshop you will:

    • Revisit the 7 keys through self-assessment and improve your implementation of Kagan Cooperative Learning.
    • Gain more powerful learning, management tips, thinking skills, presentation skills, and decision making.
    • Extend your toolbox with more easy-to-use, full-engagement structures.
    • Learn to compare structures to ensure you choose the best structure for use in different learning situations.
    • Learn lesson planning processes using the 5 Interpersonal and 5 Academic Functions
    • Share stories from other like-minded teachers who have been using Kagan Cooperative as their pedagogical bases

    Some Structures You Will Use in this Workshop

    • Take Off, Touch Down
    • Line-Ups
    • Team Interview
    • Listen Right!
    • Pair Share
    • Give One, Get One
    • Stroll-Pair-Share
    • We Have That!
    • Spin-N-Tag

    Rave reviews from participants…….

    • Thank you for the opportunity to revitalise my Kagan thinking. The planning session helped me so much. I really enjoyed sharing with other teachers and getting some very helpful tips!!   Jason L, teacher, NSW
    • I now have a much deeper understanding of Kagan CL. I have learnt more structures and a much clearer way of targeting the correct structure to use.  Great way to energise before the year starts. Linda H, AP, NSW
    • I found the PD has taken me to the next level. Meeting other teachers, sharing ideas, revisiting the philosophical bases of Kagan and extending my network has been extremely exciting!!   Dawn C, teacher, ACT
    • Appreciate the chance to revisit Kagan, learn new structures, share with others, planning processes – all have energised me and my staff!!! Looking forward to the next year. Robyn L, Principal, ACT

    Additional Information

    • A special feature of our courses is that once you have attended a course you can repeat that course within 2 years of completing the course at NO COST!
    • Generous discounts are available to school groups – contact Yvonne by email training@kaganaustralia.com.au or phone 0429 824511.
    • Principals attend any course for free when 2 or more of their staff register and attend the same course. (Cost of course materials are to be paid for and are not included in this discount)
    • If you are interested in attending any of our courses please submit the registration form as soon as possible to help us plan for upcoming courses.
    • NO PAYMENT is required or processed until you receive confirmation that you have a position on a course and that the course has sufficient numbers to be conducted.
    • We cannot guarantee that any course will be conducted – it all depends on the numbers. So get going & submit your registration form today!
    See details

  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School
    win-win discipline

    Win-Win Discipline is the most comprehensive classroom discipline program available

    Win-Win transforms our concept of discipline. Discipline is not something we do to students it is something we help our students acquire – autonomous responsibility! This course goes beyond classroom management and provides a total philosophy of classroom discipline.

    Disruptions are guide posts. They tell us what kinds of responsible behaviours students need to learn – what needs to be taught.

    What You Will Learn

    Learn the approach to discipline that is transforming the field.

    • Convert every disruption into a learning opportunity.
    • Go beyond ending disruptions—teach responsible behaviours and life skills.
    • In this Win-Win Discipline 2 day course learn to handle all types of disruptions and experience effective strategies for today’s students.
    • Win-Win Discipline presents 195 Preventative Procedures to help teachers be proactive in their approach to manage disruptive incidents in their classrooms.
    • Learn “In the Moment of Disruption” structures which are easy-to-use, step-by-step strategies.
    • Learn and practice “Follow-Up” procedures

    Everyone Wins with Win-Win Discipline

    Convert disruptions into learning opportunities:

    1. Students win – they learn responsible ways to meet their needs for a lifetime
    2. The class wins – students spend their time learning in unhindered by disruptions
    3. You Win – as you get to teach without interruptions and boost your confidence in handing all types of disruptions.

    Additional Information

      • A special feature of our courses is that once you have attended a course you can repeat that course within 2 years of completing the course at NO COST!
      • Generous discounts are available to school groups – contact Yvonne by email training@kaganaustralia.com.au or phone 0429 824511.
      • Principals attend any course for free when 2 or more of their staff register and attend the same course. (Cost of course materials are to be paid for and are not included in this discount)
      • If you are interested in attending any of our courses please submit the registration form as soon as possible to help us plan for upcoming courses.
      • NO PAYMENT is required or processed until you receive confirmation that you have a position on a course and that the course has sufficient numbers to be conducted.
      • We cannot guarantee that any course will be conducted – it all depends on the numbers. So get going & submit your registration form today!
    See details