Teacher PD

Teacher PD to restart from October 6, 2020

NESA and TQI Accredited Programs for teachers Australia-wide

Off-site full & half day courses available from term 4, 2020

Mindz has three different accredited programs to help teachers use the science of learning to assist their students. Click HERE for a short 51sec video.

1. An OFF-SITE ‘Understanding the Learning Brain’ evening course giving 2.5 hours teachers’ PD. – Sydney Only – limit of 10 teachers per course. TQI and NESA Accredited.

This runs on demand for teacher groups between 7-9.30pm at The Oxford Hotel in Drummoyne. It’s open to teachers from proficient level and contributes 2.5 hours PD addressing points 3.2.2, 3.4.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. It’s  fun, educational and practical. Includes EEG use, notes, food and a drink.

⇒ $350 for a 4-teacher group booking
⇒ $450 for a 6-teacher group booking
⇒ $720 for a 10 teacher group booking

COVID-19 precautions apply. Contact us to make a booking.

2. A half-day ON-SITE NESA Accredited Professional Development course entitled ‘Understanding the Learning Brain’. This course is for whole-staff or large group PD at your school with up to 80 teachers. Every teacher obtains 2.5 hours PD accreditation.
Facilitator: Phil Dye

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The Mindz flagship course is called ‘Understanding the Learning Brain’. It includes training in EEG use and is endorsed by NESA for teachers accredited at proficient level. The course is for any teacher interested in understanding the neuroscience of learning in plain-English. The information is up-to-date, practical and user-friendly.
Electroencephalograph (EEG) use

The EEG is a completely safe tool used to look inside a person’s brain. It is non-invasive and only reads signals emitted from the brain. It’s an incredibly useful tool for understanding the best brain state for learning. Up to 12 teachers will get to demonstrate using an EEG to see the learning brain state in action.
It’s also for teachers interested in using the EEG to assist students with anxiety or stress induced ADHD.
The school-based course will contribute 2 hours and 30 minutes of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.2.2, 3.4.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation. Teachers from outside NSW or the ACT can receive their PD hours as ‘self-selected’ training. With a break, the course will run for 3 hours. The course can be delivered to up to 80 staff members yet only 8-12 teacher ‘demonstrators’ will get to use the equipment during the presentation. A link to information, research and teacher tips is provided to all participants after the session.

3. A full day course with workshops contributing 5 hours of teacher PD a
t your school with up to 80 teachers. TQI Accredited (5 hours) NESA Accredited (2.5 hours + 2.5 teacher defined).
This includes ‘Understanding the Learning Brain’ yet with an extra 2.5 hours dedicated to small group workshops where teachers can:
→ Use the EEGs to see their brain state
→ Practice fitting the headset
→  Look at simple activities a teacher can use pre-lesson to increase learning.
→ Discuss whole-school initiatives to create the learning brain.
→ See how EEG technology can assist students with disabilities
→ Use EEG technology to write an email or small document without using hands.
Facilitator: Phil Dye

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The small groups are established on teaching areas, teacher needs or school priorities. As well as practice in using the headsets, whole school initiatives that can enhance student learning can be discussed.
Included is the research on mobile phone and device use by students, reversing the lunch-play order and how to use pre-lesson repetitive exercise to maximize student learning.
Individual or small group guidance for teachers of specific students or groups of students.
Some students or groups will need specific guidance from their teacher when it comes to EEG use. The EEGs can be used to help quadriplegic students write using blinks or small head movements. Schools who have students with special needs should talk with us first so the correct equipment can be brought along on the day.

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Understanding the Learning Brain is a course which contributes 2.5 hours PD for each teacher attending. Cost depends on location and teacher numbers. The full day course contributes 5 hours PD (accreditation in progress) yet includes the additional small group sessions. The price depends on location.



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