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Innovative Approaches to Secondary School Timetabling


About the program

This workshop is open to secondary school leaders with timetabling responsibilities.

Don't be limited by the grid! In this half day workshop you'll have the opportunity to work with other secondary school leaders to solve timetabling dilemmas.

Come with a timetabling idea or need you are looking to implement or a dilemma you are trying to solve.  You will also need to bring the parameters of your current timetable including student cohort numbers, rooming and staffing variables.

 

Learning intention

By the end of this workshop you will have the capacity to utilise a range of ways to better cater for students through the innovative construction of your timetable.

 

Success criteria

As a result of this workshop you will be able to be able to:

  • apply a range of innovative solutions to a timetabling need, issue or dilemma you are experiencing in your context
  • access a network  of secondary school leaders with timetabling responsibilities.


Who will benefit?

Secondary school staff with timetabling responsibilities will benefit from this workshop. Participants who have never timetabled before should enrol in The Art of Secondary School Timetabling. Participants looking for training in using the Student Information System to construct a timetable can access SIS training through the STIMS team in Central Office. 

This workshop does not focus on software training and is not for people who have never timetabled before.

 

Participant expectations

You are asked to bring the parameters of your current timetable including student cohort numbers, rooming and staffing variables. You’ll be invited to participate in learning activities and contribute to small group discussions.

 

About the facilitator

Liz Smith is the Associate Principal at Joseph Banks Secondary College. Liz works with teachers to lead the ongoing development of literate, numerate and curious learners, through the provision of a broad based 21st century curriculum.

An experienced educational leader, Liz has worked as a deputy principal in a range of metropolitan schools in Perth. In all of her previous positions; as a classroom teacher, a district curriculum officer, a team leader within the middle years and as an educational consultant, Liz has worked as an instructional leader to link and integrate current research about how people learn with classroom practice.

Liz has led professional development in curriculum design, best practice teaching and learning, whole school literacy, leadership development and coaching practices to build and sustain capacity within schools to develop high quality teacher practice and to improve educational outcomes for students.

Liz was recently awarded the prestigious Principals Australia Institute John Laing Award for 2016, recognising her as one of the top five leaders in Western Australia.

 

Alignment to professional standards

Innovative Approaches to Secondary School Timetabling is aligned with the following key professional practices from the Australian Professional Standard for Principals

  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school.

    Half-day workshop

    $70

    31 October 2017

    Leederville

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Date

Day Date Time
Tuesday 31 October 2017 8.30am - 12.00pm

 

Cost

$70

 

Venues

Institute for Professional Learning
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street
LEEDERVILLE  WA  6007

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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am. Tea and coffee are available from 7.45am.
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea is provided.
  • Wifi connection is available.


Location

Institute for Professional Learning
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville

 

Parking

Please note, the Institute does not have on-site parking:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to enrol

 

Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 801 or email institute.professional.learning@education.wa.edu.au.

 

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