• Location: The Kuluin School

    Visiting teachers will participate in professional learning sessions and then visit the classrooms to see the theory and structures in action. There is also an opportunity to choose which classroom and which structure you’d like to see in action. Pick a classroom that will be demonstrating structures using your content. Or pick a Kagan Structure and see it in action with the teachers and students at The Kuluin School. The Kuluin School teachers are masters at Kagan Structures. They will share their wealth of knowledge about their Kagan Cooperative Learning journey.

    • See Kagan Structures in action
    • Observe classbuilding and teambuilding
    • Spice up your existing lessons with new, engaging strategies

    Network with experienced practitioners that “walk the talk, and live the results”

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  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    Develop Deep Thinking While Reading in Every Subject

    Today’s standards demand students think more deeply about more complex texts and support their thinking with evidence from the text. Consequently, students are expected to deal with and understand authors’ ideas, not just the information stated directly in the text. This workshop provides you with simple, concrete activities and engaging structures that guide students to actively interact with texts – making the complex inferential process a habit of mind for all students.

    Workshop Highlights

    • Show students how to read closely to make logical inferences from texts
    • Structure team sharing to explain and describe points of view
    • Have students identify key ideas and details and share them with classmates
    • Use strategies to have students ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding
    • Develop the skills of describing relationships between varying texts
    • Teach your class to cite specific textual evidence to support conclusions drawn from a text
    • Promote comprehension of complex literary and informational texts

    Participants Rave Reviews

    “Great strategies to help struggling readers. So relevant and engaging. I can take this back and model better reading lessons for my teachers.” Curriculum Coordinator, English. HS in Perth.

    See details

  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    The early primary 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 and 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;
    • to organise your students to work in teams;
    • how to share and take turns.
    • Most importantly you’ll learn how to teach your students to communicate effectively.

    In addition you will  learn how to teach your students to think critically, and of course, how to master the content and learn skills to succeed in school.

    See details

  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    Do you want to engage students more in class? Learn structures to raise test score results? Want teacher-friendly strategies to implement tomorrow? This workshop is for you!

    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, a class that has practical, hands-on ideas grounded in sound research and theory.

    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

    See details

  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    Do you want to get the most out of cooperative learning and learn to plan exciting, multi-structured lessons? For All Years K-12.

    Amazing NEW COURSE!

        • Do your students run into class excited about learning?
        • Are the parents of your students telling you that you have ignited the fire of learning for their children?
        • What do your NAPLAN results look like?

    If this is what you want, attend our workshop. Learn to plan multi-structured cooperative learning lessons using literacy as the content. Teach spelling, vocabulary and writing in an exciting, student centred, engaging classroom. Engage and have success with even the most reluctant writers. Make each stage of the writing process more engaging and effective with interactive learning strategies.

    Recommendation from our trail School

    “Brilliant! This need to be every school’s writing, spelling and vocabulary program. Motivational, engaging and practical. All children, even the most reluctant writers were enthusiastic and completely engaged. To have a program where we saw so many improvements was amazing! Awesome structures complemented all the activities! At a district moderating session, other teachers could not believe the level of achievement in the samples of Year 2 writing – most thought it was Year 4, Can’t talk highly enough of this program.” Clare, Assistant Principal, NSW

     

    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.
    See details

  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    Learn teaching structures to create success in your mathematics & numeracy lessons!

    This workshop will show you:

    • How to engage students in mathematics in stages of lesson delivery: opening, checking for understanding, guided practice and in the closure of the lesson
    • Add zing to your daily mathematics & numeracy lesson
    • Boost attention and retention with highly-engaging structures for mathematics & numeracy instruction.

    As a result of attending this course, instead of having your students working independently on “drill and kill” worksheets, your students will be totally engaged with structures such as RallyCoach, Centre Piece, Telephone, Pairs Check, and many more.

    See details

  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Primary School

    Kagan coaching is a breakthrough approach to enhancing the full range of teaching skills. Through working with thousands of teachers, Kagan has developed a revolutionary coaching method.

    Why Is Kagan Instructional Coaching Different?

    Rather than giving feedback out of context after a lesson, Kagan Coaching offers specific and immediate feedback as teachers teach. Kagan Coaching improves instruction, management, discipline and curriculum delivery.

    This is not an intrusive model of coaching because when a teacher is utilising Kagan stucures, students are working in teams. This gives the Kagan coach the opportunity to acknowledge the positives and provide a correction while students are working. The neeed corrections are made and everyone wins!

    In every school that has adopted Kagan Coaching we have seen dramatic gains in student achievement.

     

    See details

  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    Develop Deep Thinking While Reading in Every Subject

    Today’s standards demand students think more deeply about more complex texts and support their thinking with evidence from the text. Consequently, students are expected to deal with and understand authors’ ideas, not just the information stated directly in the text. This workshop provides you with simple, concrete activities and engaging structures that guide students to actively interact with texts – making the complex inferential process a habit of mind for all students.

    Workshop Highlights

    • Show students how to read closely to make logical inferences from texts
    • Structure team sharing to explain and describe points of view
    • Have students identify key ideas and details and share them with classmates
    • Use strategies to have students ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding
    • Develop the skills of describing relationships between varying texts
    • Teach your class to cite specific textual evidence to support conclusions drawn from a text
    • Promote comprehension of complex literary and informational texts

    Participants Rave Reviews

    “Great strategies to help struggling readers. So relevant and engaging. I can take this back and model better reading lessons for my teachers.” Curriculum Coordinator, English. HS in Perth.

    See details

  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    Do you want to engage students more in class? Learn structures to raise test score results? Want teacher-friendly strategies to implement tomorrow? This workshop is for you!

    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, a class that has practical, hands-on ideas grounded in sound research and theory.

    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

    See details

  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    The early primary 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 and 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;
    • to organise your students to work in teams;
    • how to share and take turns.
    • Most importantly you’ll learn how to teach your students to communicate effectively.

    In addition you will  learn how to teach your students to think critically, and of course, how to master the content and learn skills to succeed in school.

    See details

  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Primary School

    Kagan coaching is a breakthrough approach to enhancing the full range of teaching skills. Through working with thousands of teachers, Kagan has developed a revolutionary coaching method.

    Why Is Kagan Instructional Coaching Different?

    Rather than giving feedback out of context after a lesson, Kagan Coaching offers specific and immediate feedback as teachers teach. Kagan Coaching improves instruction, management, discipline and curriculum delivery.

    This is not an intrusive model of coaching because when a teacher is utilising Kagan stucures, students are working in teams. This gives the Kagan coach the opportunity to acknowledge the positives and provide a correction while students are working. The neeed corrections are made and everyone wins!

    In every school that has adopted Kagan Coaching we have seen dramatic gains in student achievement.

    Rave Reviews from Participants

    “Excellent! I leave here with ideas and materials I can put in use immediately. I have not attended any seminar that has been as worthwhile. I would highly recommend it to everyone in and educational leadership role”. John, Principal, WA

     

    See details

  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    Learn teaching structures to create success in your mathematics & numeracy lessons!

    This workshop will show you:

    • How to engage students in mathematics in stages of lesson delivery: opening, checking for understanding, guided practice and in the closure of the lesson
    • Add zing to your daily mathematics & numeracy lesson
    • Boost attention and retention with highly-engaging structures for mathematics & numeracy instruction.

    As a result of attending this course, instead of having your students working independently on “drill and kill” worksheets, your students will be totally engaged with structures such as RallyCoach, Centre Piece, Telephone, Pairs Check, and many more.

    See details

  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    Do you want to get the most out of cooperative learning and learn to plan exciting, multi-structured lessons? For All Years K-12.

    AMAZING NEW COURSE!

        • Do your students run into class excited about learning?
        • Are the parents of your students telling you that you have ignited the fire of learning for their children?
        • What do your academic and NAPLAN results look like?

    If this is what you want, attend our workshop. Learn to plan multi-structured cooperative learning lessons using literacy as the content. Teach spelling, vocabulary and writing in an exciting, student centred, engaging classroom. Engage and have success with even the most reluctant writers. Make each stage of the writing process more engaging and effective with interactive learning strategies.

    Recommendation from our trail School

    “Brilliant! This need to be every school’s writing, spelling and vocabulary program. Motivational, engaging and practical. All children, even the most reluctant writers were enthusiastic and completely engaged. To have a program where we saw so many improvements was amazing! Awesome structures complemented all the activities! At a district moderating session, other teachers could not believe the level of achievement in the samples of Year 2 writing – most thought it was Year 4, Can’t talk highly enough of this program.” Clare, Assistant Principal, NSW

     

    See details

  • Location: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School

    Become an inspirational and creative school leader!

    Do you want to lead the school of your dreams?

    Do you lead or facilitate staff meetings, faculty meetings, retreats, collaborative meetings or work sessions? Join other school leaders who are transforming their schools and districts by improving the quality of their meetings.

    In the 2 day course you will release the power of cooperative meetings!

    You Will Learn

    This workshop gives you step-by-step structures to:

    • improve collegial relationships,
    • make collaborative decisions;
    • build trust; and
    • create engagement among all staff members.

    As a result of attending this workshop you will leave with inspiration and direction to create the ideal environment – a professional learning community of motivated, caring leaders and learners.

    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.
    See details