September e-news

For the next two-days, Learnability Professional Development we will be attending the 2014 Curriculum Conference at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is a very exciting time for us here at Abilityware, as we will be launching our 2015 professional development calendar of events. Guests attending the conference will be provided with a summary of our course outlines and we are sure they will be excited by the diverse range of topics and facilitators with have to offer.

Colleagues

Welcome to your September edition of Abilityware e-news.

What’s been happening at Abilityware?

For the next two-days, Learnability Professional Development we will be attending the 2014 Curriculum Conference at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is a very exciting time for us here at Abilityware, as we will be launching our 2015 professional development calendar of events. Guests attending the conference will be provided with a summary of our course outlines and we are sure they will be excited by the diverse range of topics and facilitators with have to offer.

The calendar is posted on our Learnability Professional Development website, or, click here to download the PDF version. More workshops will be added to the calendar through out the year.

The wait is finally over…Adam Smith will return to Perth this week to facilitate the two-day Entrepreneurial series, Leading the Entrepreneurial School Master Class and Leading the Entrepreneurial School Program Extension. Educators will be truly inspired and leave with a concrete plan for becoming an entrepreneurial leader for their school.

Have you heard about our new Shareability pricing?

  • Schools with 300 students or less: $600 setup + $300 per year
  • Schools with 300-500 students: $600 setup + $400 per year
  • School with 500+ students: $600 setup + $500 per year.

Want an app for your school? Click here to request a free consultation with one of our friendly team members and get your school set up for next year.

Apps coming soon

  • City Beach Residential College
  • Banksia Grove Secondary School

New live apps

  • St Josephs Bunbury 
  • Warnbro Community High School
  • Ellenbrook Secondary College
  • Albany Senior High School
  • Oberthur Primary School
  • Gnowangerup Distric High School
  • The Western Australian Education Support Principals and Administrators Association 

Do you want to provide professional development to you staff or online learning for students? Learnability is our new online learning management system, providing organisations with opportunities to enhance learning and collaboration in an easy to use, managed online environment.

Using Learnability you can:

  • Create online courses and invite participants to engage in learning
  • Easily upload and share documents, graphics, videos and links to content from the Internet
  • Collaborate online using discussion forums, chat and instant messaging, blogs and wikis
  • Maintain an online calendar of events
  • Include assessments, quizzes and certify learning.

Click here to start your 30-day free trial or contact us on info@abilityware.com.au or 1300 446 992 to discuss your school’s needs.

Upcoming Professional Learning

Thursday 4 September 2014

Leading the Entrepreneurial School Master Class at Tompkins on Swan.

The Master Class provides:

  • Strategies for creating a truly entrepreneurial school that effectively engages with the school and wider communities.
  • Tactics for how to gain funding and in-kind support through sites such as pozible.com.
  • Understanding of how to lead a school that can effectively compete for external resources that will enhance your school’s programs and standing in the community.
  • Ongoing access to an online support community, including mentoring from Adam Smith.

Click here for the FINAL chance to REGISTER

Friday 5 September 2014

Leading the Entrepreneurial School Program Extension at Tompkins on Swan.

The Program Extension provides:

  • Strategies for embracing community leadership, as an extension of school leadership.
  • Strategies for leading cultural change within and beyond schools and communities.
  • Strategies for maximising the potential of technology and social media for community building.
  • Tools for measuring, celebrating and sharing success.

Click here for the FINAL chance to REGISTER

Thursday 16 October 2014

Sensory Processing - Engaging Students in your Classroom More Effectively.

This professional learning event will support you to work more effectively with students who may be disengaged in the learning process by assisting you to:

  • Understand the evidence-based research into sensory motor, behavioural and social development theories
  • Recognise the effects on behavioural diagnoses including Autism Spectrum, ADHD, Global Developmental Delay and specific learning difficulties
  • Improve student’s concentration and attention in class activities
  • explore effective strategies to support emotional regulation, social relationships, focus, attention, problem solving, learning and motor activities.

Click here to register now

Friday 24 October 2014

Supporting the Literacy Needs of English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) Students in the Early Years Kindergarten - Pre-primary.

This professional learning event will enhance your knowledge of EAL/D student’s language and learning needs by assisting you to understand:

  • How first and second language acquisition differ
  • What key elements assist second language development in early childhood settings
  • How to effectively plan, monitor and assess second language development
  • How to effectively engage with culturally and linguistically diverse families in your school community.

Click here to register now