Professional Development Network

PDN Webinar: Leading by using and generating evidence-based practices: Conceptual PlayWorlds for teachers in primary schools
08 Jun

PDN Webinar: Leading by using and generating evidence-based practices: Conceptual PlayWorlds for teachers in primary schools

This webinar will begin by orienting leaders to an evidence-based model of practice that research has shown to inspire teachers and children in primary schools to engage in STEM. The model can support a broad range of curriculum areas. ​This will be followed by downloading a free app to take back to teaching teams to support evidence-led practices.
National Reconciliation Week Educational Leadership Breakfast - Walking and Talking Together in Australian Education
31 May

National Reconciliation Week Educational Leadership Breakfast - Walking and Talking Together in Australian Education

Dr Marcus Waters, Dean Learning and Teaching (Indigenous), Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor (Indigenous) Griffith University, will share his personal journey in successfully taking his identity from a negative to a positive construction, built on inclusive collegiate practice in such a way that allows for a move beyond the binary and its associated power relations by bringing people together, rather than keeping them apart.
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PDN Workshop - Using Emotions as a Gateway to High Performance
18 May

PDN Workshop - Using Emotions as a Gateway to High Performance

Practical ways to embed emotional intelligence and social emotional learning into schools.

In this workshop, participants will learn the Decida Emotion Intensity Scale, how to use language to help students better control their emotions, how new digital tools can empower teacher-student rapport, and explore practical tools that helps empathy based leadership in the classroom.
PDN TAKE 30 - Positive Agile Leaders: Cultivate Strengths & Energise Others
27 Apr

PDN TAKE 30 - Positive Agile Leaders: Cultivate Strengths & Energise Others

Positivity on purpose is one of the most critical skills a leader can develop. It is also one of the most challenging.
In this interactive 30 minute session, Mia will bring innovative interdisciplinary research and application of positivity research to real teaching, learning and professional development settings, in a collaborative environment that allows participants to learn from fellow leaders.
PDN Leadership Breakfast - Empower-lifting: The Neuroscience of Resilient Leadership
15 Mar

PDN Leadership Breakfast - Empower-lifting: The Neuroscience of Resilient Leadership

In conversation with Roshelle Weir, a leadership and human centred design expert with a background in culture transformation, Katrina will draw from her background as an experienced psychologist, world powerlifting champion and world record holder. Katrina and Roshelle will delve into the neuroscience behind what it takes to build resilient teams and empower staff and students through challenging times.