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QUALITY LEARNING SERIES – 2017

Throughout 2017, NEAS will offer 40 workshops across Australia for teachers and professionals as part of the Quality Learning Series (QLS). This year will see the release of nine new workshops aligned with the NEAS Quality Assurance Framework, providing high quality professional development for ELT teachers and professional staff across all sectors (independant ELICOS, VET, AMEP, high school and higher education). An additional four workshops will be delivered online as MOOCs, covering diverse areas such as Strategy, Risk Management and Governance, Assessing Against Learning Outcomes and Enhancing the Student Experience.

The NEAS Quality Learning Series provides valuable professional development and guidance for more than 750 participants Australia-wide every year. Workshops are normally three  hours in length and are conducted at our member centre locations in Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

These half and full-day seminars will assist education professionals in their efforts to balance regulation with creativity.

QLS

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Bridge Business College

3/333 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

 

Nicola

Presenter: Nicola Gray

 

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework A: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, this workshop explores strategies for maintaining motivation among teaching staff in order to increase both job satisfaction and staff retention. Open to all staff working in a supervisory or managerial role with teachers, this workshop encourages participants to examine their workplace, to explore key motivating factors, and to create an action plan for their Centre.

 

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1:30pm – 4:30pm – Bridge Business College

3/333 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

Nicola

Presenter: Nicola Gray

ELT centres with the appropriate resources have been exploring blended learning for quite some time. You may feel that you don’t have the budget or the infrastructure to engage with blended learning, but blended learning does not necessarily involve investing in expensive technology. There are a range of low cost options for working with what is already available in most ELT centres, and what students bring with them.

A commonly heard term in discussion of blended learning is the flipped classroom, which draws on new technologies to breathe life into familiar methodologies. Blended learning solutions can be designed for varying contexts, to enable teachers to integrate in-class and out-of-class activities and accelerate language learning.

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9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Cambridge International College

422 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Nicola

Presenter: Nicola Gray

 

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework A: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, this workshop explores strategies for maintaining motivation among teaching staff in order to increase both job satisfaction and staff retention. Open to all staff working in a supervisory or managerial role with teachers, this workshop encourages participants to examine their workplace, to explore key motivating factors, and to create an action plan for their Centre.
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2:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Cambridge International College

422 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Nicola

Presenter: Nicola Gray

 

Aligned with NEAS Quality Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop provides guidance and support for teachers interested in developing their career by moving into managerial and other non-teaching roles. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about possible career avenues and assess their own suitability for these roles. They will also learn how to take steps that can be taken to improve their employability, analyse possible factors that may be holding them back, and create an action plan for their future.
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9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Kaplan Sydney

98 – 104 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW 2000  Australia

Presenter: Lauren O’Hern

Learning outcomes are the foundation of quality syllabus and valid assessment. They provide guidance for teachers in selecting and/or creating resources and materials to enable their students to achieve course outcomes. They also provide a handy checklist to ensure that assessment tools assess what the course aims to teach.

Whether teachers are using assessment tools from their core texts or sample tests in test preparation textbooks, it is essential to determine the degree to which these tools or tests relate to the course syllabus. Mapping an assessment tool against learning outcomes enables the teacher to determine whether it needs to be abandoned or adapted to meet the needs of the syllabus.

This session gives participants the opportunity to work with commercially available assessments to develop skills in adapting assessment tools for use within their centre. These skills are equally applicable in contexts where centres create their own assessments and/or wish to adapt their current assessment bank for different courses.

Participants will be provided with the knowledge, tools and strategies to evaluate and design effective assessment instruments.

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1:30 pm – 4:30 pm –Kaplan Sydney – 98 – 104 Goulburn Street, Sydney, Australia NSW 2000

Presenter: Lauren O’Hern

One way to help you prepare your students for the test is to analyse how the different tasks are actually constructed and graded by having a stab at writing some questions yourselves. So we will look at, among others, multiple choice questions in their various forms to see how they work, and investigate how Classification, for example, differs from a Matching task; or when to find or listen for an exact word as opposed to locating a paraphrase of something read or heard. These are the key skills which candidates need to get them their coveted score. Drawing on some of the commercial IELTS materials already available, an overview of question types, some raw texts in need of questions and the collective wisdom of the participants, we will aim to come up with some useful classroom strategies for you to take back to your IELTS classroom.
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6pm – Bentleys

Level 10, 10 Spring Street Sydney NSW 2000

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Presenter: Patrick Pheasant

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop explores corporate governance and an approach business owners and managers in International Education and Training can take to ensure their staff and strategically aligned to the organisation’s vision and mission. This interactive workshop will cover such concepts as good governance, ethics, corporate social responsibility and organisational design. Participants are also invited to network and share their experiences in managing an ELT centre. This workshop is open to all professional staff.
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Kaplan Cairns  – 130 McLeod St, Cairns City QLD 4870

Presenter: Lauren O’Hern

Quality ELT Centres provide quality teaching but do students always feel that they have had a quality experience during their period of enrolment? In the hustle and bustle of day to day teaching and management, the importance of the students’ broader experience in the language centre and beyond can be overlooked.

Helping students have a positive experience while they are enrolled with you need not be a costly exercise. There are various simple and inexpensive strategies you can implement to improve the student experience, if you know what your students need and/or are likely to value. Many providers, however, are not engaging their stakeholders effectively to access this information.

In this session, participants will explore the principles and features of systems designed to collect robust feedback that can help them add value to the student experience. They will then workshop a number of ideas that they may be able to take back to their own centres and start implementing without having to spend too much time or money.

Participants will be provided with the knowledge, tools and strategies to focus on providing students with a quality experience both inside and beyond the classroom during their period of enrolment.

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Kaplan Cairns – 130 McLeod St, Cairns City QLD 4870

Presenter: Lauren O’Hern

Learning outcomes are the foundation of quality syllabus and valid assessment. They provide guidance for teachers in selecting and/or creating resources and materials to enable their students to achieve course outcomes. They also provide a handy checklist to ensure that assessment tools assess what the course aims to teach.

Whether teachers are using assessment tools from their core texts or sample tests in test preparation textbooks, it is essential to determine the degree to which these tools or tests relate to the course syllabus. Mapping an assessment tool against learning outcomes enables the teacher to determine whether it needs to be abandoned or adapted to meet the needs of the syllabus.

This session gives participants the opportunity to work with commercially available assessments to develop skills in adapting assessment tools for use within their centre. These skills are equally applicable in contexts where centres create their own assessments and/or wish to adapt their current assessment bank for different courses.

Participants will be provided with the knowledge, tools and strategies to evaluate and design effective assessment instruments.

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9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Impact English

1/110 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Nicola

Presenter: Nicola Gray

Syllabus design and development can be a daunting task, whether a syllabus is developed from first principles and content selected to suit, or whether a syllabus is built around a core text. An effective syllabus functions as a road map for teachers and a point of reference in making decisions about how to use core materials and how to supplement them to meet the needs of particular student cohorts.

Even where an ELT course is based on a core text, it is important to have a syllabus which clearly identifies outcomes for students and provides teachers with a clear sense of direction in terms of achieving them. The NEAS syllabus template supports syllabus writers in doing this.

This session examines the NEAS syllabus template and provides an opportunity to work through the process of syllabus design, using examples for participants to create and compare their different approaches.

We recommend bringing along a sample of one of your syllabuses and a copy of the core text – or work with handouts provided by the presenter.

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1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Impact English

Nicola

Presenter: Nicola Gray

Aligned with NEAS Quality Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop provides guidance and support for teachers interested in developing their career by moving into managerial and other non-teaching roles. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about possible career avenues and assess their own suitability for these roles. They will also learn how to take steps that can be taken to improve their employability, analyse possible factors that may be holding them back, and create an action plan for their future.
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9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Langports

62 Appel St, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Nicola

Presenter: Nicola Gray

Syllabus design and development can be a daunting task, whether a syllabus is developed from first principles and content selected to suit, or whether a syllabus is built around a core text. An effective syllabus functions as a road map for teachers and a point of reference in making decisions about how to use core materials and how to supplement them to meet the needs of particular student cohorts.

Even where an ELT course is based on a core text, it is important to have a syllabus which clearly identifies outcomes for students and provides teachers with a clear sense of direction in terms of achieving them. The NEAS syllabus template supports syllabus writers in doing this.

This session examines the NEAS syllabus template and provides an opportunity to work through the process of syllabus design, using examples for participants to create and compare their different approaches.

We recommend bringing along a sample of one of your syllabuses and a copy of the core text – or work with handouts provided by the presenter.

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1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Langports

62 Appel St, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Presenter: Nicola Gray

Learning outcomes are the foundation of quality syllabus and valid assessment. They provide guidance for teachers in selecting and/or creating resources and materials to enable their students to achieve course outcomes. They also provide a handy checklist to ensure that assessment tools assess what the course aims to teach.

Whether teachers are using assessment tools from their core texts or sample tests in test preparation textbooks, it is essential to determine the degree to which these tools or tests relate to the course syllabus. Mapping an assessment tool against learning outcomes enables the teacher to determine whether it needs to be abandoned or adapted to meet the needs of the syllabus.

This session gives participants the opportunity to work with commercially available assessments to develop skills in adapting assessment tools for use within their centre. These skills are equally applicable in contexts where centres create their own assessments and/or wish to adapt their current assessment bank for different courses.

Participants will be provided with the knowledge, tools and strategies to evaluate and design effective assessment instruments.

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9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Sarina Russo

room 901, 349 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Presenter: Lauren O’Hern

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework B: The Student Experience, this workshop explores how student engagement can be used to improve student academic performance. Different types of engagement are explored such as academic engagement, task engagement and social engagement and frameworks and tools are suggested as a way of promoting student engagement activities amongst teachers and students. This workshop is aimed at teachers and professional staff.
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1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Sarina Russo

room 901, 349 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Presenter: Lauren O’Hern

This workshop explores the features of a quality ELT centre and the importance that organisational culture plays in promoting quality.  Workshop participants have the opportunity to discuss practices that build quality cultures and apply them to realistic scenarios as well as their own workplace contexts.

The workshop is applicable to teachers, managers and other staff in ELT centres.

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This session was changed to 28 July 2017 – please check the session below for more details.

5:30pm 7pm – Victoria University – Melbourne

300 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Presenter: Patrick Pheasant

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop explores corporate governance and an approach business owners and managers in International Education and Training can take to ensure their staff and strategically aligned to the organisation’s vision and mission. This interactive workshop will cover such concepts as good governance, ethics, corporate social responsibility and organisational design. Participants are also invited to network and share their experiences in managing an ELT centre. This workshop is open to business owners, Principal Officers and Academic Managers or teachers aspiring to these positions.

As Chief Executive Officer at NEAS, Patrick brings enthusiasm and a healthy pragmatism to projects and teams he engages with. With 20 years’ experience in applying drama, TESOL and teacher training methodologies across ELICOS, high school, vocational education, higher education and corporate sectors in Japan, the Netherlands, the United States and Australia, Patrick’s approach to problem solving is informed by a dynamic systems perspective with a global outlook. Patrick has held senior management positions in education for fifteen years and has extensive experience in change management, including a graduate management qualification from Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM). Patrick’s recent PhD research at the University of Sydney is in using process drama in TESOL. He is past Director at the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching, past Vice-President of the University English Centres of Australia (UECA) and past Convenor of the NEAS Advisory Council.

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9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Academy of English

Level 6, 505 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

Presenter: Ana Bratkovic

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop explores corporate governance and an approach business owners and managers in International Education and Training can take to ensure their staff are strategically aligned to the organisation’s vision and mission. This interactive workshop will cover such concepts as good governance, ethics, corporate social responsibility and organisational design. Participants are also invited to network and share their experiences in managing an ELT centre. This workshop is open to all professional staff.
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1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Academy of English

Level 6, 505 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

Presenter: Ana Bratkovic

This workshop explores the features of a quality ELT centre and the importance that organisational culture plays in promoting quality.  Workshop participants have the opportunity to discuss practices that build quality cultures and apply them to realistic scenarios as well as their own workplace contexts.

The workshop is applicable to teachers, managers and other staff in ELT centres.

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9:30 am – 12:30 pm – The University of Adelaide College

132 Grenfell Street Adelaide SA 5000 Australia

Presenter: Nicola Gray

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework B: The Student Experience, this workshop explores ways student safety can be enhanced in our Centres. Areas examined will include: critical incident policies, social media policies, attendance monitoring, mental health and culture shock, nutrition, beach safety, sexual harassment and work rights. This session is aimed at professional staff, such as Academic Managers, Student Services Staff and Compliance Managers.
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1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – The University of Adelaide College

132 Grenfell Street Adelaide SA 5000 Australia

Presenter: Nicola Gray

This session is aimed at teachers who have never taught IELTS preparation before (or for those who are fairly new to teaching IELTS) and focuses on how to teach IELTS Listening and Reading. After a general overview of the exam, we will analyse how the different tasks are actually constructed and graded, and look at ways to creatively teach each type of task. Participants will gain a basic understanding of how to use commercial IELTS text books, as well as how to create their own materials.
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This course will be offered online

pp

Presenter: Patrick Pheasant

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop explores corporate governance and an approach business owners and managers in International Education and Training can take to ensure their staff are strategically aligned to the organisation’s vision and mission. This interactive workshop will cover such concepts as good governance, ethics, corporate social responsibility and organisational design. Participants are also invited to network and share their experiences in managing an ELT centre. This workshop is open to all professional staff.
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9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Central Queensland University (CQU)

120 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Nicola

Presenter: Nicola Gray

 

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework A: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, this workshop explores strategies for maintaining motivation among teaching staff in order to increase both job satisfaction and staff retention. Open to all staff working in a supervisory or managerial role with teachers, this workshop encourages participants to examine their workplace, to explore key motivating factors, and to create an action plan for their Centre.
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1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Central Queensland University (CQU)

120 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Nicola

Presenter: Nicola Gray

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework B: The Student Experience, this workshop explores how student engagement can be used to improve student academic performance. Different types of engagement are explored such as academic engagement, task engagement and social engagement and frameworks and tools are suggested as a way of promoting student engagement activities amongst teachers and students. This workshop is aimed at teachers and professional staff.
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9:30 am – 12:30 pm – South Metropolitan TAFE

Hayman Road, Bentley WA 6102 – Australia

Presenter: Ana Bratkovic

This workshop explores the features of a quality ELT centre and the importance that organisational culture plays in promoting quality.  Workshop participants have the opportunity to discuss practices that build quality cultures and apply them to realistic scenarios as well as their own workplace contexts.

The workshop is applicable to teachers, managers and other staff in ELT centres.

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1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – South Metropolitan TAFE

Hayman Road, Bentley WA 6102 – Australia

Presenter: Ana Bratkovic

Aligned with NEAS Quality Area B: The Student Experience, this workshop explores how teachers can engage and motivate students through the creation of powerful gamified learning experiences online and in a blended learning environment. The participants in this workshop will be taken through a series of activities enabling them to first identify what the needs of a digital native are and then design activities and assessments to enhance the classroom experience. Teachers and professional staff are invited to participate.

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This course will be offered online

Presenter: Ana Bratkovic

Learning outcomes are the foundation of quality syllabus and valid assessment. They provide guidance for teachers in selecting and/or creating resources and materials to enable their students to achieve course outcomes. They also provide a handy checklist to ensure that assessment tools assess what the course aims to teach.

Whether teachers are using assessment tools from their core texts or sample tests in test preparation textbooks, it is essential to determine the degree to which these tools or tests relate to the course syllabus. Mapping an assessment tool against learning outcomes enables the teacher to determine whether it needs to be abandoned or adapted to meet the needs of the syllabus.

This session gives participants the opportunity to work with commercially available assessments to develop skills in adapting assessment tools for use within their centre. These skills are equally applicable in contexts where centres create their own assessments and/or wish to adapt their current assessment bank for different courses.

Participants will be provided with the knowledge, tools and strategies to evaluate and design effective assessment instruments.

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT
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9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Explore English

5/250 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Presenter: Lauren O’Hern

One way to help you prepare your students for the test is to analyse how the different tasks are actually constructed and graded by having a stab at writing some questions yourselves. So we will look at, among others, multiple choice questions in their various forms to see how they work, and investigate how Classification, for example, differs from a Matching task; or when to find or listen for an exact word as opposed to locating a paraphrase of something read or heard. These are the key skills which candidates need to get them their coveted score. Drawing on some of the commercial IELTS materials already available, an overview of question types, some raw texts in need of questions and the collective wisdom of the participants, we will aim to come up with some useful classroom strategies for you to take back to your IELTS classroom.
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1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Explore English

5/250 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Presenter: Lauren O’Hern

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework B: The Student Experience, this workshop explores ways student safety can be enhanced in our Centres. Areas examined will include: critical incident policies, social media policies, attendance monitoring, mental health and culture shock, nutrition, beach safety, sexual harassment and work rights. This session is aimed at professional staff, such as Academic Managers, Student Services Staff and Compliance Managers.
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10:30 am – 1:30 pm – IH Brisbane

126 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Presenter: Nicola Gray

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework B: The Student Experience, this workshop explores ways student safety can be enhanced in our Centres. Areas examined will include: critical incident policies, social media policies, attendance monitoring, mental health and culture shock, nutrition, beach safety, sexual harassment and work rights. This session is aimed at professional staff, such as Academic Managers, Student Services Staff and Compliance Managers.
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2:30 pm – 5:30 pm – IH Brisbane

126 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Presenter: Nicola Gray

One way to help you prepare your students for the test is to analyse how the different tasks are actually constructed and graded by having a stab at writing some questions yourselves. So we will look at, among others, multiple choice questions in their various forms to see how they work, and investigate how Classification, for example, differs from a Matching task; or when to find or listen for an exact word as opposed to locating a paraphrase of something read or heard. These are the key skills which candidates need to get them their coveted score. Drawing on some of the commercial IELTS materials already available, an overview of question types, some raw texts in need of questions and the collective wisdom of the participants, we will aim to come up with some useful classroom strategies for you to take back to your IELTS classroom.
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6pm – Bentleys

Level 9, 123 Albert Street Brisbane QLD 4000

pp

Presenter: Patrick Pheasant

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop explores corporate governance and an approach business owners and managers in International Education and Training can take to ensure their staff and strategically aligned to the organisation’s vision and mission. This interactive workshop will cover such concepts as good governance, ethics, corporate social responsibility and organisational design. Participants are also invited to network and share their experiences in managing an ELT centre. This workshop is open to business owners, Principal Officers and Academic Managers.
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This course will be offered online

Presenter: Lauren O’Hern

Quality ELT Centres provide quality teaching but do students always feel that they have had a quality experience during their period of enrolment? In the hustle and bustle of day to day teaching and management, the importance of the students’ broader experience in the language centre and beyond can be overlooked.

Helping students have a positive experience while they are enrolled with you need not be a costly exercise. There are various simple and inexpensive strategies you can implement to improve the student experience, if you know what your students need and/or are likely to value. Many providers, however, are not engaging their stakeholders effectively to access this information.

In this session, participants will explore the principles and features of systems designed to collect robust feedback that can help them add value to the student experience. They will then workshop a number of ideas that they may be able to take back to their own centres and start implementing without having to spend too much time or money.

Participants will be provided with the knowledge, tools and strategies to focus on providing students with a quality experience both inside and beyond the classroom during their period of enrolment.

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9:30 am – 12:30pm Phoenix Academy

223 Vincent St, West Perth WA 6005

Presenter: Nicola Gray

Quality ELT Centres provide quality teaching but do students always feel that they have had a quality experience during their period of enrolment? In the hustle and bustle of day to day teaching and management, the importance of the students’ broader experience in the language centre and beyond can be overlooked.

Helping students have a positive experience while they are enrolled with you need not be a costly exercise. There are various simple and inexpensive strategies you can implement to improve the student experience, if you know what your students need and/or are likely to value. Many providers, however, are not engaging their stakeholders effectively to access this information.

In this session, participants will explore the principles and features of systems designed to collect robust feedback that can help them add value to the student experience. They will then workshop a number of ideas that they may be able to take back to their own centres and start implementing without having to spend too much time or money.

Participants will be provided with the knowledge, tools and strategies to focus on providing students with a quality experience both inside and beyond the classroom during their period of enrolment.

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1:30 pm – 4:30pm Phoenix Academy

223 Vincent St, West Perth WA 6005

Presenter: Nicola Gray

One way to help you prepare your students for the test is to analyse how the different tasks are actually constructed and graded by having a stab at writing some questions yourselves. So we will look at, among others, multiple choice questions in their various forms to see how they work, and investigate how Classification, for example, differs from a Matching task; or when to find or listen for an exact word as opposed to locating a paraphrase of something read or heard. These are the key skills which candidates need to get them their coveted score. Drawing on some of the commercial IELTS materials already available, an overview of question types, some raw texts in need of questions and the collective wisdom of the participants, we will aim to come up with some useful classroom strategies for you to take back to your IELTS classroom.
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6:30pm – University of Sydney CET

City Rd, Darlington NSW 2008

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Presenter: Patrick Pheasant

This exciting new workshop showcases five providers in Australia who are demonstrating excellence in their teaching and learning, student experience and support for students under 18 years. NEAS providers are selected based on origination, use, innovation, user outcomes and community benefit. This workshop explores how the premium product was developed and assists staff and teachers who are considering showcasing an area of excellence in their centre.

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9:30am – 12:30pm Cairns Language Centre

91-97 Mulgrave Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870

Nicola

Presenter: Nicola Gray

 

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework A: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, this workshop explores strategies for maintaining motivation among teaching staff in order to increase both job satisfaction and staff retention. Open to all staff working in a supervisory or managerial role with teachers, this workshop encourages participants to examine their workplace, to explore key motivating factors, and to create an action plan for their Centre.
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1:30pm – 4:30pm Cairns Language Centre

91-97 Mulgrave Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870

Nicola

Presenter: Nicola Gray

One way to help you prepare your students for the test is to analyse how the different tasks are actually constructed and graded by having a stab at writing some questions yourselves. So we will look at, among others, multiple choice questions in their various forms to see how they work, and investigate how Classification, for example, differs from a Matching task; or when to find or listen for an exact word as opposed to locating a paraphrase of something read or heard. These are the key skills which candidates need to get them their coveted score. Drawing on some of the commercial IELTS materials already available, an overview of question types, some raw texts in need of questions and the collective wisdom of the participants, we will aim to come up with some useful classroom strategies for you to take back to your IELTS classroom.
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9:30 am -12:30pm – Kaplan International Adelaide

22 Peel St, Adelaide SA 5000

Presenter: Nicola Gray

Aligned with NEAS Assurance Framework Quality Area A: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, this workshop explores strategies, frameworks and tools to develop communities of practice for teachers and professional staff. Participants will develop an understanding of how to enhance their teaching and collective learning through features and process models of communities of practice. This workshop is open to professional staff and teachers.
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1:30 pm -4:30pm – Kaplan International Adelaide

22 Peel St, Adelaide SA 5000

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Presenter: Nicola Gray

 

 

Aligned with NEAS Quality Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop provides guidance and support for teachers interested in developing their career by moving into managerial and other non-teaching roles. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about possible career avenues and assess their own suitability for these roles. They will also learn how to take steps that can be taken to improve their employability, analyse possible factors that may be holding them back, and create an action plan for their future.
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5:30pm – 7pm – Kaplan International – Melbourne

Level 5, 370 Docklands Dr, Melbourne VIC 3008

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Presenter: Patrick Pheasant

 

This exciting new workshop showcases five providers in Australia who are demonstrating excellence in their teaching and learning, student experience and support for students under 18 years. NEAS providers are selected based on origination, use, innovation, user outcomes and community benefit. This workshop explores how the premium product was developed and assists staff and teachers who are considering showcasing an area of excellence in their centre.
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9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Ozford

310 King St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Presenter: Patrick Pheasant

 

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop explores corporate governance and an approach business owners and managers in International Education and Training can take to ensure their staff and strategically aligned to the organisation’s vision and mission. This interactive workshop will cover such concepts as good governance, ethics, corporate social responsibility and organisational design. Participants are also invited to network and share their experiences in managing an ELT centre. This workshop is open to business owners, Principal Officers and Academic Managers.
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1:30pm – 4:30pm – Ozford

310 King St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Presenter: Ben Colthorpe

This workshop explores the features of a quality ELT centre and the importance that organisational culture plays in promoting quality.  Workshop participants have the opportunity to discuss practices that build quality cultures and apply them to realistic scenarios as well as their own workplace contexts.

The workshop is applicable to teachers, managers and other staff in ELT centres.

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LOGISTICS AND PARTICIPATION

NEAS Quality Facilitators will deliver seminars in most capital and some regional centres throughout 2017.

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Participant fees for NEAS members are offered at no charge or on cost recovery if substantial learning resources are required.  Non-members may attend at non-member rates.

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