This Professional Learning Network will be focused around skills and knowledge that lab assistants and technicians can use to support student learning through the various roles they have across and within schools. Roles which can switch during the day from period to period.
Sessions will be facilitated by Steve Barkley a highly experienced coach and trainer of educators internationally. Henry Wong will partner with Steve to ensure Chinese speaking participants can access the learning, as well as moderate a Chinese language forum for sharing and learning. The sessions will include dialogue, sharing and networking for participants to contribute and focus the conversations. Issues that participants are addressing in their schools will be collected and built into each session.
15:30 - 18:30 China Standard Time
September 15, 2022
Engaging and extending students in learning behaviors that increase their learning achievements. How can your informal questions and feedback promote deeper learning as well as learning beyond the content?
November 17, 2022
Understanding your sensory, organizational, and personality styles and how they may differ from some colleagues and students. Knowing the differences can lead to conscious choices that can increase effective collaboration and communication
March 16, 2023
Communication skills in dialogue with students and staff. Focus on engaging others in dialogue, active listening skills, responding to resistance and approaches to problem-solving.
Steve Barkley, Chief Learning Officer and Executive Vice-President of PLS 3rd Learning, is internationally recognized for his teaching and coaching. He's skilled in guiding teams through continuous improvement with coaching, mentoring, and professional learning communities. Most recently, Steve has concentrated on leadership training, coaching skills, and establishing teacher professional development goals, often focused on efficacy, agency and accelerated learning. Students' holistic growth requires learning opportunities that are authentic, purposeful, and connected. // He began his career in education more than 45 years ago as an elementary school teacher. For the past 30+ years he served as a consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities both nationally and internationally. His strategies to connect with clients virtually has greatly increased his availability for personalized faciltation and coaching. // Steven is a master teacher-of-educators, a highly motivational speaker who is extraordinarily knowledgeable about life in schools. A catalyst for growth, he is a true role model who practices what he teaches.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARTICIPANTS
Email communication before the course start date
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Approximately 2-weeks before the start of the course, participants will be emailed a course introduction, instructions for how to participate and a pre-course survey and readings, if applicable. If you do not receive this email please let us know.
REGISTRATION FEE REFUND POLICY
If notice of cancellation re the registered participant is received:
- 30+ days pre-event: 80% of fee is refundable
- 15-29 days pre-event: 40% of fee is refundable
- Less than 15 days pre-event: no refund
"Event" means the first PLN strand session in the annual program.
Participants who commence but do not complete the full annual program (withdrawing part way through) will not be granted any fee refund.
You may request substitution of a participant(s) and this will be processed at no cost.
Any free places purchased will be cancelled first. Free places cancelled are not refundable.
REFUND DUE TO PD EVENT CANCELLATION
In the event of cancellation of any session of the three PLN strand annual sessions, we will make a pro-rata refund or provide an equivalent credit for the registration fee(s) paid.