Professional Development Opportunities

PTA Cathy Snowdon







The last two years have been somewhat tumultuous in Education, not only with changes to the ways in which we deliver educational content to our students, but the tools we use to do so.

A great many schools are adopting 1:1 mobile technology programs, and be it BYOD, school owned devices, leased devices or BYOT, it heralds enormous change to schools, libraries, students and the wider community.

With this in mind we have secured presenters to facilitate Professional Development that is relevant, useful and inspiring. These workshops will give you hands on experience, resources, tips and tricks and answer your (no doubt many) questions about integrating ICT into your classroom, library or school.

We keep these workshops small (30) to ensure that each voice can be heard, each question answered and facilitate effective collaboration. There are still places available to book in all of our Penguin Teacher Academy workshops, you can RSVP below.

ICT for Primary Literacy Corrie Barclay

Outline: This hands on and comprehensive workshop will give you tips, tricks and resources for the implementation of ICT into literacy. Corrie will guide teachers’ step by step through the tools available and ways in which they can easily implement ICT into a primary classroom setting.

Corrie Barclay is eLearning Coordinator/ICT Leading Teacher
at Manor Lakes P-12 College, in Wyndham Vale Victoria and
ADE class of 2013 participant. A teacher for 9 years and
Leading Teacher for 2, Corrie has presented at various State,
National and International ICT Conferences. These include
ULEARN 2010, VITTA and ICTEV State Conference 2011. Corrie
was chosen to participate in Google Teacher Academy 2011,
held at Google Headquarters in Sydney, in April this year and
is now a Google Certified Teacher.

Cost includes – Resources, 4 books suitable for primary students and the Australian Curriculum, morning tea and lunch. RSVP HERE.

Engaging the Reluctant Reader – Judith Way

Outline: Judith will share with participants of this workshop, the unique and innovative ways she engages reluctant readers and promotes reading culture and a love of literacy in her successful school library.

Judith Way is a teacher-librarian at Kew High School in
Victoria. She has a Master of Applied Science in teacher
librarianship and a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature. She
was the recipient of the International Association of School
Librarianship Softlink International Excellence Award 2010, the
School Library Association of Victoria’s John Ward Award for
outstanding contribution to teacher librarianship in 2007 and
the SLAV Innovators Award in 2009.

She was awarded the Children’s Book Council of Australia
Eleanor E. Robertson prize in 2003. She has presented at
conferences locally, nationally and internationally. Judith
managed the Bright Ideas blog from 2008-2010 inclusive and
now writes her own blog at

Cost includes: Resources, 4 books suitable for primary students
and the Australian Curriculum, morning tea and lunch. RSVP HERE.


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