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Upcoming Conferences and Symposia

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    AIS Education Research Symposium: Where Research Meets Practice

    The AIS Education Research Symposium provides an opportunity for educators to examine the most contemporary research being undertaken in independent schools and how it is impacting on practice and outcomes. In addition to presentations from leading education researchers, independent schools will share their interim findings from the two-year practitioner research projects they are undertaking as part of the AIS Education Research Project. A range of highly regarded academics and school based educators will also make presentations on seminal topics.

    Primary & Secondary: School leaders and teachers K-12

    Whole School Focus

    Session Dates Venue
    #1 Wednesday 26, OCT. - 8:45am for 9:00am - 5:00pm Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park
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    The AIS Digital Technologies Conference 2016 - The Bigger Picture and STEM Symposium 2016

    Formerly the AIS ICT Integration Conference, this year The AISNSW Digital Technologies Conference 2016: The Bigger Picture conference expands to include a much broader look at the ways Technology and Information Communication Technology (ICT) is being taught in schools both as a general capability and also in the more technical and related subjects of Design and Technology and Information and Digital Technology. The program will cater for educators interested in either a pedagogical and integrated or more technically specific approach to teaching with or about technology (including STEM/STEAM through the combining of the AIS 2016 STEM Symposium).
    The 2016 AIS Symposium is a showcase of 25 Round 2 STEM projects from schools across NSW and the ACT. Projects include drones, robots, makerspaces, aquaponics, physical computing, collaborative cloud networks, STEAM and even cheese making. AIS NSW Round 3 STEM schools will introduce their 2016-17 funded projects. Presenters will include leading STEM experts, educators and students.

    Primary & Secondary: Heads of department, ICT integrators, ICT managers, classroom teachers, teacher librarians and teachers of subjects of Design and Technology and Information and Digital Technology

    Session Dates Venue
    #1 Thursday 27, OCT. - 8:30am for 9:00am - 3:30pm University of Technology, ULTIMO
    #2 Friday 28, OCT. - 8:30am for 9:00am - 3:30pm University of Technology, ULTIMO
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    The AIS Alternate Education Conference 2016 - Staying Connected To Learning

    How do schools keep disengaged youth connected to learning? Through strong relationships, tailored learning and local connections. This conference will explore innovative approaches to strengthen the capacity of alternate and flexible education providers supporting at-risk youth stay connected with learning. Keynotes addresses, workshops and facilitated networking will give participants opportunities to examine current practice and continue to strive for improved student outcomes.

    Primary & Secondary: School executive, teachers and allied professionals working in alternate education settings and any interested stakeholders in alternate education delivery

    Special Ed

    Session Dates Venue
    #1 Thursday 10, NOV. - 8:30am for 9:00am - 3:30pm AISNSW, SYDNEY


The Association of Independent Schools of NSW is endorsed to provide QTC Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient, Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher in NSW.

Completing the courses in this professional learning calendar will contribute the indicated hours and minutes of QTC Registered PD addressing the listed standard descriptors from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient, Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


In order to be eligible to receive the QTC Registered PD hours and have these recorded with BOSTES, and to receive an AIS certificate of participation, all components of an AIS professional learning course, conference or online activity need to be completed. This includes:

  • Attendance for the entire duration of the activity/event, including signing on each day where applicable and recording your individual BOSTES number
  • Appropriate participation including engaging fully with face to face or online activities.
  • In online modules, appropriate participation includes providing meaningful and substantial contributions to group discussions, writing detailed reflections and providing feedback to other participants as required.
  • Completion of pre, post and online tasks where applicable

Not fully meeting the participation requirements may result in professional learning hours not being registered with BOSTES and/or the participation certificate not be awarded.

These eBook calendars were correct at the time of production, however some course or event details may have changed including dates, times or venue. Please check the course/event details using the course catalogue search facility above to obtain the most up-to-date information. ​

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