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Approved Refresher Courses are NESA Registered Professional Development. Refresher Courses are designed to support the professional learning needs of overseas teachers who are starting teaching in NSW, or teachers returning to teach in NSW after a break of five years or more.

NESA Registered Professional Development courses reflect high quality professional learning for teachers and are aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

A comprehensive program of approved Refresher Courses is listed below. This list is constantly updated as new providers are endorsed and new courses are registered.

For attendance information along with further details of each course please contact the provider.

While the following PD providers may offer a range of courses, only those listed below are approved as Refresher Courses.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority

  • The Koori Classroom Professional Learning Workshop

Modfab

  • 1 Day 3D Printing & CAD: STEM to STREAHMD

Bev Babbage

  • Get Creative with iPads – Integrating iPads into your CAPA Programs – Primary Focus
  • Get Creative with iPads – Integrating iPads into your Music Programs – Secondary Focus
  • An Introduction to Coding with iPads K-6

NSW Teachers Federation

  • Improving your Pedagogy with Assessment in English K – 6
  • Leading a School Choir in primary Schools – As Embedded in the NSW Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus
  • Leading Aboriginal Education in Your School
  • Conversations about Text in the Secondary School
  • Teaching Students with Special Needs in Mainstream Classes
  • History 7 – 10
  • Maths 7 – 10
  • Classroom Management through Effective Teaching
  • Navigating the NSW Mathematics K-6 Syllabus
  • Teaching Grammar K-6
  • Navigating the NSW Mathematics K – 6 Syllabus
  • Teaching Reading & Writing K – 6
  • Grammar K – 6
  • Planning for Successful Learning Maths K - 6
  • Music K-6 (Partnership with the Association of NSW Regional Conservatoriums)
  • Classroom Management through Effective Teaching
  • Lifting Achievement in Years 7-12
  • History 7-10
  • History K-6
  • Planning for Successful Learning Maths K – 6
  • Grammar K-6
  • Conversations about Text in the Secondary School
  • Science K-6 (Partnership with The University of Sydney)
  • Teaching Writing in Secondary English
  • Leading Aboriginal Education in Your School
  • History K – 6
  • History 7 – 10

Catholic Schools Office, Broken Bay

  • 2014 - Collaboration in the Digital Classroom
  • 2014 - DBB Online eLearning Essentials
  • 2015 - eLearning Chrome & the NSW Syllabus
  • 2015 Asquith SDD -- Improving Student Wellbeing
  • 2015 eLearning, iPads & the NSW Syllabus K-6
  • 2015 Lake Munmorah SDD -- Seven Steps to Writing Success
  • 2015 Lindfield SDD - Seven Steps to Writing Success
  • 2015 Mental Health First Aid
  • 2015 Pennant Hills SDD -- Literacy Block
  • 2015 Teacher Librarian Networks K-12
  • 2015 Tumbi Umbi SDD -- Planning for Mathematics
  • 2015 Wellbeing PLC
  • 2015 Willoughby SDD -- Differentiation
  • 2015 Writing Workshop for Literacy Leaders K-6
  • 7-12 Creative Arts Teachers KLA Network Forum
  • 7-12 English Teachers KLA Network Forum
  • 7-12 HSIE Teachers' KLA Network Forum
  • 7-12 Maths Teachers KLA Network Forum
  • 7-12 Science Teachers' KLA Network Forum
  • 7-12 Studies of Religion - Marking Day
  • 7-12 TAS Teachers' KLA Network Forum
  • Education of Gifted/High Ability Students
  • eLearning Facilitators PLC
  • EMU Middle Years
  • Gifted/High Ability Differentiation Workshop
  • K-12 Language Teachers KLA Network Forum
  • Literacy for ECT, Casual, P/T & Returning K-6
  • Literacy PLC
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)
  • NVCI Early Career Teachers
  • PBL New Coach training
  • Primary Creative Arts Forum
  • Primary LST PLC
  • Secondary LST PLC
  • Secondary Pastoral Care Network Years 10-12
  • Secondary Pastoral Care Network Years 7-9
  • VET Coordinators Network
  • VET Retail Forum

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

  • 2014 CEDP ASCIA Anaphylaxis Training
  • 2014/2015 CEDP Provide CPR
  • 2014/2015 CEDP Provide First Aid
  • 2014/2015 CEDP Re:VIVA First Aid and Resuscitation Training
  • 2015 Agriculture Independent Network meetings Term 1
  • 2015 Agriculture Independent Network meetings Term 2
  • 2015 Agriculture Independent Network meetings Term 3
  • 2015 Agriculture Independent Network meetings Term 4
  • 2015 CEDP Catholic Values Across the Curriculum: English 7-10
  • 2015 CEDP Catholic Values Across the Curriculum: English K-6
  • 2015 CEDP Catholic Values Across the Curriculum: History 7-10
  • 2015 CEDP Catholic Values Across the Curriculum: Mathematics K-6
  • 2015 CEDP Catholic Values Across the Curriculum: PDHPE 7-10
  • 2015 CEDP Catholic Values Across the Curriculum: PDHPE K-6
  • 2015 CEDP Catholic Values Across the Curriculum: Science (7-10)
  • 2015 CEDP Catholic Values Across the Curriculum: Science and Technology (K-6)
  • 2015 CEDP classm8 2 cre8 Connections
  • 2015 CEDP classm8 2 cre8 Forms & Spreadsheets
  • 2015 CEDP classm8 2 cre8 Sites
  • 2015 CEDP Classm8: Blogging as pedagogy
  • 2015 CEDP Coding for learning in ES1/S2 classrooms
  • 2015 CEDP Coding for learning in S2-S3 classrooms
  • 2015 CEDP Creating iBooks with iBooks Author
  • 2015 CEDP Digital Artmaking on the iPad
  • 2015 CEDP eBooks for students
  • 2015 CEDP English Stage 6 PLC – SESSION 2
  • 2015 CEDP English Stage 6 PLC – SESSION 3
  • 2015 CEDP English Stage 6 PLC – SESSION 4
  • 2015 CEDP Fire Awareness and Fire Attack
  • 2015 CEDP Introduction to Symphony WorkFlows - Two Day Workshop
  • 2015 CEDP OnGuard ACEProPlus Training - Secondary
  • 2015 CEDP Planning for Students with a Sensory Disability – Disability Provisions (Oral Interpreting)
  • 2015 CEDP Scootle and Improve
  • 2015 CEDP Supporting Secondary English with Ebscohost databases
  • 2015 CEDP Utilising eResources to support the new curriculum

Association of Independent Schools (AIS)

  • The De Bono Tools: practical tools for developing creative thinking
  • Designing Assessment to Maximise Achievement and Engagement
  • Know Thy Impact
  • Beyond Thinking Routines: considering opportunities for thinking in the classroom
  • Building Teacher-Student Relationships
  • Establishing Consistency of Teacher Judgement Protocols
  • Introduction to Circle Solutions - Relationships, Resilience, Responsibility
  • Beyond Behaviour Management
  • #Connect #Collaborate #Conquer: new curriculum across K-6
  • Inquiry: a toolkit for deep learning
  • Strategic Assessment for Student Learning
  • 21st Century Skills: critical and creative thinking
  • Informed Practice to Build Student Learning
  • The Life Cycle of a Program
  • Building a Growth Mindset
  • I Can Learn All By Myself: exploring the flipped classroom online
  • Creative Bend 'n' Stretch
  • Principles of Purposeful Programming
  • Wingaroo: thinking about Dance as a text with Bangarra
  • Art in the Primary Classroom
  • Assessing Students' Writing: where to next?
  • Exploring Asian Perspectives in Quality Literature
  • ICT as a General Capability what does it mean in English K-2?
  • Beyond Dreaming Stories: ATSI History and Culture through literature
  • Using Interactive Whiteboards in English 3-6
  • Teaching with Quality Literature: enhance, engage, enjoy!
  • Visual Literacy in K-6 English
  • Sustainability: cross curriculum priorities through quality literature
  • Using Interactive Whiteboards in English K-2
  • Teaching Inference in Stage 2 and 3: implementing English K-6
  • Writing Imaginative Texts in Stage 2 and 3
  • Spelling K-6: more than i before e
  • Literacy Block Time: so little time, so much to do
  • Teaching Writing Years 1-6
  • Familiarisation: NSW English Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum K-6
  • Grammar Online: levels of delicacy
  • Planning and Programming: NSW English Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum K-6
  • The Past in our Present: exploring historical inquiry and concepts
  • Familiarisation: NSW History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum K-6
  • Reading and Writing History: teaching the grammar of History texts
  • Planning and Programming: NSW History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum K-6
  • Will IT blend?
  • Green Screen on your iPad
  • 3D Design and Printing in the Primary School Classroom
  • iPads in my Primary Classroom
  • Fostering Student Engagement: game mechanics and games-based learning
  • Computational Thinking for Primary Stage 3
  • ICT as a General Capability - best practice for teachers and students
  • Next Steps in Games for Learning: prototype, design, play
  • Computational Thinking for Primary Stage 2
  • Computational Thinking for Early Stage 1 and Stage 1
  • iPads For Languages: Level 2
  • Great Ideas for Languages - it's not all about the technology!
  • Project Hanyu - Chinese Language Day
  • Differentiated Learning in Languages Webinar: a collaborative discussion
  • Games Based Learning in the Languages Classroom
  • Effective Programming: Languages K-10 Webinar
  • Differentiated Learning in Languages: General Principles
  • Gaining the Edge with Geometry
  • Building Reasoning Through Problem Solving: 3-6
  • Building Fluency with Strategies in Mathematics
  • Assessment through Observation and Conversation in Maths
  • Building Reasoning through Problem Solving: K-2
  • ICT as a General Capability what does it mean in Mathematics 3-6?
  • ICT as a General Capability what does it mean in Mathematics K-2?
  • STEM: a powerful context for learning
  • 12 Tactics of Effective Numeracy Instruction
  • Familiarisation: NSW Mathematics Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum K-6
  • Planning and Programming: NSW Mathematics Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum K-6
  • Obligations in Identifying and Responding to Children and Young People at Risk
  • Road Aware with Stage 3
  • Regional and Remote School Mental Health
  • Deconstructing an IP for Better Outcomes for Students
  • Best Practice Webinar Series: A School Based Model for Mental Health Support
  • Analysing NAPLAN Data to Support Planning, Teaching and Learning
  • Maker Spaces Online Module
  • Personalised Learning Processes for Aboriginal Students Online Module
  • Stage 3 Science and Technology Under the Microscope
  • Contextualising Learning in Science and Technology K-6
  • Chemical Safety in Primary Schools
  • Scientific Inquiry and the Design Process in K-6
  • Planning and Programming: NSW Science and Technology Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum K-6
  • Stage 2 Science and Technology Under the Microscope
  • Familiarisation: NSW Science and Technology Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum K-6
  • Contextualising Teaching and Learning in Science Webinar
  • Be H.I.P - Helpful Informed Practical
  • Have You Got IT Right? Making IT Personal
  • Developing a Mindset for Inclusion
  • Best Practice Webinar Series: self determination in students with disabilities
  • Walking the Talk about Wellbeing
  • Constructive Conversations with Families
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • After the Bomb: an introduction
  • Teaching Modernism in Preliminary English
  • Romanticism: the prescribed texts
  • Area of Study: Discovery
  • Programming Preliminary English
  • The Great Gatsby and Browning's poetry
  • Romanticism: an introduction
  • Imaginative Writing in Extension 1 English
  • After the Bomb: the prescribed texts
  • Richard III and Looking for Richard
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four and Metropolis
  • Grammar Roolz - Know the Tools!
  • Area of Study Webinar: The Motorcycle Diaries
  • Area of Study Webinar: Robert Gray's poetry
  • Area of Study Webinar: The Tempest
  • Planning and Programming: NSW English Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum 7-10
  • Area of Study Webinar: Life of Pi
  • Area of Study Webinar: Go Back to Where You Came From
  • Area of Study Webinar: Robert Frost's poetry
  • Familiarisation: NSW English Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum 7-10
  • Teaching the Stage 6 English (ESL) Course: the 2015-2020 Prescriptions
  • More Great Discoveries: the HSC English (ESL) Area of Study
  • Discovering the Play Rainbow's End Webinar
  • Developing Social and Global Literacy
  • Changing Environmental and Human Geographies
  • Differentiation in History
  • Writing History
  • Maximising Student Performance in HSC Studies of Religion
  • Inquiry Learning in the Elective History Course
  • Familiarisation: NSW History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum 7-10
  • Planning and Programming: NSW History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum 7-10
  • Software Design and Development (SDD)
  • Information Processes and Technology (IPT)
  • Information and Software Technology (IST)
  • Screen Play: investigating technology solutions in film in Languages
  • The Latest in Languages at AISNSW - New Online Language Resources Webinar
  • Familiarisation: NSW Mathematics Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum 7-10
  • Planning and Programming: NSW Mathematics Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum 7-10
  • Best Practice in Education - A Drug and Alcohol Focus
  • Challenging Conversations in PDHPE
  • 7-10 PDHPE Practical 101
  • Enhancing Engagement through Apps in PDHPE
  • Creating Cultures of Thinking in PDHPE Classrooms
  • PDHPE - Health Promotion on the Roads
  • Exploring Pathways Within The Secondary Syllabuses
  • Obligations in Identifying and Responding to Children and Young People at Risk Online Module
  • Promoting Reconciliation through Curriculum
  • Personalised Learning Processes for Aboriginal Students
  • Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory
  • Using Technology in the Secondary Science Classroom
  • Planning and Programming: NSW Science Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum 7-10
  • Chemical Safety in Secondary Schools
  • Familiarisation: NSW Science Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum 7-10
  • What is Working Well in Wellbeing?
  • Accreditation at Proficient Teacher K-12
  • Maker Spaces in School Libraries
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Business and Financial Services Validation and Network Day
  • Industry Update for Hospitality Teachers Webinar

Independent Education Union

  • Pedagogy in the Pub: How NSW Accreditation Works
  • Pedagogy in the Pub: Dealing with Difficult People
  • Pedagogy in the Pub: Be Wary, Be Wise
  • Pedagogy in the Pub: Work Health and Safety (WHS) in the Workplace
  • Pedagogy in the Pub: An Indigenous Perspective
  • Pedagogy in the Pub: Off the Premises
  • Pedagogy in the Pub: Work Hoarse
  • Pedagogy in the Pub: Anti Social Media
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