How can AISNSW support me?


We are committed to ensuring that you develop:

  • confidence in your understanding of new syllabus documents 
  • competence in your ability to implement these documents

As the period of curriculum reform unfolds, AISNSW will be offering a wide range of opportunities for professional learning designed to meet the needs of school leaders, executive and teachers.

These will cover key areas such as:

  • Syllabus familiarisation
  • Planning and programming with the new syllabus documents
  • Digging deeper into syllabus components
  • Building teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge
  • Resource selection and use
  • Assessment and reporting
  • Planning for the change process
  • Leading and managing curriculum change
  • Compliance advice and support

Courses will be available in a variety of modes, including face-to-face, blended (including virtual), webinar and self-paced learning experiences.

We also welcome requests for the provision of bespoke consultancies suited to the needs of your school executive, leaders and teachers. Please contact Sue Pike, Project Lead: NSW Curriculum Reform, for assistance.

Curriculum Reform Courses

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Pathways through the Professional Learning Experiences: 

NSW English and Mathematics K-2 Syllabuses

Context

I want to extend my knowledge of phonological awareness and phonics and how to teach early reading effectively. 

  • Mode: Face-to-face
  • Duration: Full day

Suggested professional learning

Reading Essentials K-2 will explain the importance of the five essential components of reading instruction, with a focus on phonological awareness and phonics in the early years. An overview of fluency, vocabulary and comprehension will also be provided.  

I want to know more about how to teach spelling through phonology, orthography and morphology.  

  • Mode: Face-to-face
  • Duration: Full day

Spelling Essentials K-6 will provide an overview of the linguistic elements included in effective spelling instruction: phonology, orthography and morphology. Strategies for diagnostic assessment and the explicit teaching of spelling will be addressed and practised.   

I want to know more about how to teach the foundation skills of writing effectively.

  • Mode: Face-to-face
  • Duration: Full day

Writing Across the Curriculum K-6 will explore the foundational skills in writing starting from steps to develop writing skills in Kindergarten and how to build on these skills in later years to enable students to become confident writers. It will help you consider how to embed writing instruction across the curriculum.

I want to know more about how to use the Literacy and Numeracy Progressions.

  • Mode: Face-to-face
  • Duration: Full day

The Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions professional learning will assist teachers to understand the purpose and structure of the progressions. A process of analysing work samples to determine the observable behaviours demonstrated by students and mapping these to the progressions will be modelled. 

I want to explore learn more about teaching number skills in K-2.

  • Mode: Face-to-face
  • Duration: Full day

Numeracy Essentials K-2 will focus on the foundational concepts of place value and early additive strategies. The new NSW K- 2 mathematics syllabus will also be explored, with practical teaching strategies shared.  

I would like to better understand the essential numeracy skills that I need to incorporate into my teaching practice.

  • Mode: Blended
  • Duration: 5 hours

Foundations of Effective Numeracy is a blended learning course that will explore the key concepts of number that are essential for effective numeracy development. Practical teaching strategies will be shared. 

I want to better understand ways of supporting my students to think and work mathematically in my Maths lessons. 

  • Mode: Face-to-face
  • Duration: Full day

Working Mathematically in K-6 will explore the components of Working Mathematically. Practical strategies for increasing opportunities for students to work mathematically will be discussed.

I want to understand how to support my students to develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts and how to identify their misconceptions. 

  • Mode: Blended learning
  • Duration: 5 hours

Developing Conceptual Understanding in Maths K-6 will explore the essential concepts that primary students need to understand to build a solid foundation for success in Mathematics. Practical ways of re-conceptualising your scope and sequence will also be shared.

I want to learn how to place a greater emphasis on my students’ ability to reason to support a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.

  • Mode: Face-to-face
  • Duration: Full day

Powerful Routines for the Maths Classroom K-6 will explore a range of powerful instructional routines that can be used to develop students’ mathematical thinking and their ability to reason mathematically. There will also be an opportunity for participants to observe them being demonstrated by practising teachers with their students in real classrooms.

I want to learn how to develop my students’ structural thinking skills to understand the way Maths concepts are organised and related and to provide the reasoning behind the solution to a problem

  • Mode: Face-to-face
  • Duration: Full day

Teaching Maths Through Inquiry K-6 will explore ways of supporting students to investigate and make connections between mathematical concepts, choose and apply problem solving skills and mathematical strategies, as well as develop skills in reasoning and communicating their thinking.

I want to know how to determine the level of English competence of learners for whom English is an additional language or dialect.

  • Mode: Blended learning
  • Duration: 5 hours

Assessing English Proficiency of EAL/D Learners will examine various means to determine English language proficiency of students. There will be a particular focus on plotting achievement on the ESL Scales and EAL/D Learning Progressions and how this relates to the English syllabus.

I want to know how I can meet the needs of learners for whom English is an additional language or dialect.

  • Mode: Blended learning
  • Duration: 5 hours

Supporting EAL/D Learners in the K-6 Classroom will provide a range of practical strategies to facilitate the progression of English language acquisition for students with limited English skills. An examination of current research and curriculum documents will equip you to prepare learning materials to successfully teach K-6 English language learners. 

AISNSW Programs

Many of our current AISNSW programs will also be contextualised to view teaching and learning through the lens of curriculum reform as the process of reform unfolds.

These include: