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QUALITY LEARNING SERIES – 2018

Throughout 2018, 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 (independent ELICOS, VET, AMEP, high school and higher education). An additional four workshops will be delivered online as MOOCs, covering the 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.

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Sessions

Fully online course, complete at your own pace.

 

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Presenter: Patrick Pheasant

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this online course explores a number of approaches business owners and managers in International Education and Training can take to ensure their Centres maintain quality, and are prepared for any eventuality.

This online course will cover such concepts as good governance, risk management, and quality assurance. Participants are also invited to network and share their experiences in managing an ELT centre.

This workshop is open to all professional staff and teachers who aspire to management positions.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

Fully online course, complete at your own pace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

Fully online course, complete at your own pace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session.

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – International house Sydney

Level 1, 203 Clarence Street, SYDNEY, NSW 2000

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Ben Colthorpe

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework B: The Student Experience, this workshop explores ways in which the student orientation can be enhanced. The workshop is suitable for all professional staff, including Academic Managers, Students Services staff and Marketing staff.

 

 

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – International House Sydney

Level 1, 203, Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Ben Colthorpe

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.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

*This session is now full

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Discover English

247 Collins Street, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Nicola Gray

Aligned with NEAS Quality Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop provides participants with the tools to create a creative, engaging PD program aligned to your organisation’s mission. Strategies to change the PD culture of your organisation will also be explored, and best practice methods of teacher evaluation showcased. This workshop is suitable for Academic Managers and Senior Teachers involved in preparing and delivering PD programs.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Discover English

247 Collins Street, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Nicola Gray

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework B: The Student Experience, this workshop explores ways in which the student orientation can be enhanced. The workshop is suitable for all professional staff, including Academic Managers, Students Services staff and Marketing staff.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – International house Sydney

Level 1, 203 Clarence Street, SYDNEY, NSW 2000

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Ben Colthorpe

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework B: The Student Experience, this workshop explores ways in which the student orientation can be enhanced. The workshop is suitable for all professional staff, including Academic Managers, Students Services staff and Marketing staff.

 

 

 

 

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – IH Brisbane

level 9 116 Adelaide Street Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

NEAS-3309

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Rufus James

Aligned with NEAS Quality Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop provides Academic Managers and Senior teachers with the tools to create an engaging PD program for their institution.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

01:30pm – 04:30 pm – IH Brisbane

level 9 116 Adelaide Street Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

NEAS-3309

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Rufus James

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework B: The Student Experience, this workshop explores ways in which the student orientation can be enhanced. The workshop is suitable for all professional staff, including Academic Managers, Students Services staff and Marketing staff.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

 

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Kaplan

1325 Hay Street, WEST PERTH, WA 6005

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Nicola Gray

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework B: The Student Experience, this workshop explores ways in which the student orientation can be enhanced. The workshop is suitable for all professional staff, including Academic Managers involved with orientation, Students Services staff and Marketing staff.

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Kaplan

1325 Hay Street, WEST PERTH, WA 6005

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Nicola Gray

NEAS centres in regional locations will this year decide which workshops they feel are most relevant to them.

 

Aligned with NEAS Quality Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop provides participants with the tools to create a creative, engaging PD program aligned to your organisation’s mission. Strategies to change the PD culture of your organisation will also be explored, and best practice methods of teacher evaluation showcased. This workshop is suitable for Academic Managers and Senior Teachers involved in preparing and delivering PD programs.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Level 3, 132 Grenfell Street, ADELAIDE, SA 5000

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Ben Colthorpe

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Frameworks A, B & D, 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.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE COLLEGE

Level 3, 132 Grenfell Street, ADELAIDE, SA 5000

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Ben Colthorpe

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework A: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, this workshop will focus on how different types of research can be used to inform and improve teaching practices, drawing on IELTS Research Reports as examples of potential tools. This workshop is aimed at all academic staff.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – AAC

Level 8, 338-340 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Ben Colthorpe

Aligned with NEAS Quality Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop provides participants with the tools to create a creative, engaging PD program aligned to your organisation’s mission. Strategies to change the PD culture of your organisation will also be explored, and best practice methods of teacher evaluation showcased. This workshop is suitable for Academic Managers and Senior Teachers involved in preparing and delivering PD programs.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – AAC

Level 8, 338-340 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Ben Colthorpe

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework A: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, this workshop will focus on how different types of research can be used to inform and improve teaching practices, drawing on IELTS Research Reports as examples of potential tools. This workshop is aimed at all academic staff.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Inforum Education Australia

13-15 Short Street, Southport, QLD 4215

NEAS-3309

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Rufus James

Aligned with NEAS Quality Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop provides participants with the tools to create a creative, engaging PD program aligned to your organisation’s mission. Strategies to change the PD culture of your organisation will also be explored, and best practice methods of teacher evaluation showcased. This workshop is suitable for Academic Managers and Senior Teachers involved in preparing and delivering PD programs.

 

 

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Inforum Education Australia

13-15 Short Street, Southport, QLD 4215

NEAS-3309

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Rufus James

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework A: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, this workshop will focus on how different types of research can be used to inform and improve teaching practices, drawing on IELTS Research Reports as examples of potential tools. This workshop is aimed at all academic staff.

 

 

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – AAC Language Centre (Australian Academy of Commerce)

Level 8, 338-340 Pitt Street, SYDNEY, NSW 2000

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Patrick Pheasant

Aligned with NEAS Quality Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop provides guidance and support for management staff who would like to effectively prepare, equip and support individuals to successfully adopt change in order to drive organizational success and outcomes.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

Presentation notes

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

01:30 pm – 04:30 pm – AAC Language Centre (Australian Academy of Commerce)

Level 8, 338-340 Pitt Street, SYDNEY, NSW 2000

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Patrick Pheasant

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.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

This is a 4 week online course, and requires a time commitment of 1 hour per week. Although you can log on at any time, you will need to log on at least twice per week.

 

pp

Presenter: Patrick Pheasant

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this online course explores a number of approaches business owners and managers in International Education and Training can take to ensure their Centres maintain quality, and are prepared for any eventuality.

This online course will cover such concepts as good governance, risk management, and quality assurance. Participants are also invited to network and share their experiences in managing an ELT centre.

This workshop is open to all professional staff and teachers who aspire to management positions.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

09:30 am – 12:30 pm – Languages Across Borders

Level 8, 250 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

NEAS-4053

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Darren Brookes

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework A: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, this workshop will look at ways that Centres and individual teachers can increase student learner autonomy. This workshop is suitable for teachers and Academic Managers.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Languages Across Borders

Level 8, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

NEAS-4053

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Darren Brookes

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework A: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, this workshop will look at ways that Centres and individual teachers can increase student learner autonomy. This workshop is suitable for teachers and Academic Managers.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT
Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

This is a 4 week online course, and requires a time commitment of 1 hour per week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

This is a 4 week online course, and requires a time commitment of 1 hour per week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session.

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – University of Sydney

New Law School Annexe SR 440, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Ana Bratkovic

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Frameworks A, B & D, 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.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

01:30 pm – 04:30 pm – University of Sydney

New Law School Annexe SR 440, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Ana Bratkovic

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework A: Teaching, Learning and Assessment, this workshop will look at ways that Centres and individual teachers can increase student learner autonomy. This workshop is suitable for teachers and Academic Managers.

 

REGISTER HERE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

Please click here to complete the online survey after the session

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