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, Manager: K-12 Curriculum, for assistance.

AISNSW Professional Learning 2022: Implementing the English and Mathematics K-2 Syllabuses

Throughout 2022, we will be providing syllabus implementation support for primary schools as they develop their confidence and competence in implementing the new syllabuses.

A range of face-to-face, blended and online self-paced offerings have been developed to suit the needs of schools and teachers within our sector.

Click here to download a copy of all our courses. Each one is hyperlinked to take you directly to the course registration page on our website. 

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Pathways through the Professional Learning Experiences: 

NSW English and Mathematics K-2 Syllabuses

Context

Suggested professional learning

I want to have greater confidence, knowledge and skills in planning my own units using the new syllabus in English K-2.

Two versions:

  • Mode: Face-to-face
  • Duration: Full day
    -
  • Mode: Online self-paced
  • Duration: Six hours

Programming and Planning for English K-2 will guide teachers through the key steps in designing coherent and well-sequenced units of learning aligned to the new English K-2 syllabus. Practical examples of scope and sequences, as well as units, will be shared.

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

  • Mode: Blended
  • Duration: Three 1.5 hour virtual face-to-face experiences

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: Blended learning
  • Duration: 5 hours

Writing Across the Curriculum K-6 will explore the foundational skills in writing and how to build these from Kindergarten to the 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 learn how to use quality literature as mentor texts for my students’ own reading and writing. 

  • Mode: Blended
  • Duration: 5 hours

Using Quality Literature to Inspire Young Readers and Writers will focus on unpacking the textual concepts embedded in the literature component of the syllabus and consider ways of using these to build students’ deep understanding of, and response to, literature.

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

Effectively Teaching the Big Ideas of Mathematics K-6 will explore the essential concepts that primary students need to understand to build a solid foundation for success in Mathematics. Ways of developing conceptual understanding through effective, explicit numeracy instruction will be explored.

I want to have greater confidence, knowledge and skills in planning my own units using the new syllabus in Maths K-2.

Two versions:

  • Mode: Face-to-face
  • Duration: Full day
    -
  • Mode: Online self-paced
  • Duration: Six hours

Programming and Planning for Mathematics K-2 will guide teachers through the key steps in designing coherent and well-sequenced units of learning aligned to the new Maths K-2 syllabus. Practical examples of scope and sequences, as well as units, will be shared.

I want to learn how to develop my students’ structural thinking and problem solving skills to understand the way Maths concepts are organised and related.

  • Mode: Blended
  • Duration: 5 hours

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 use Number Talks and other simple routines to build my students’ skills in communicating their mathematical thinking and reasoning. 

  • Mode: Blended
  • Duration: Five hours

Using Powerful Routines in Maths K-6 will explore a range of powerful routines that can be used in classrooms to support students’ skills in mathematical thinking and reasoning. Routines will be demonstrated and a range of practical resources will be shared for immediate classroom use.

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: