PART: Predict, Assess and Respond To Aggressive/Challenging Behaviours
Jan
1
to Dec 31

PART: Predict, Assess and Respond To Aggressive/Challenging Behaviours

One, two, and three-day courses available.

This course runs multiple times per year. Contact Growing Up Greatness to arrange dates that suit your school.

PART™ Training has been provided across Australia since 1989. This is an accredited course designed to train staff to manage difficult and aggressive situations involving students while still maintaining duty of care. PART™ Training is designed to assist staff to identify and respond confidently, using a range of techniques, to student aggressive behaviour. The PART™ Training philosophy is to provide a range of responses that are safe, ethical, meets legal and industry standards, and enables schools and staff to meet their duty of care responsibilities towards students. It is widely used by many education and health systems throughout Australia, including the Western Australian Department of Education and Training, Independent and Catholic education systems.

The course has been recommended by WorkCover to organisations to be pro-active in the prevention and management of client challenging behaviours and aggression. It also assists organisations to meet the OH&S and Safe Workplace legislation requirements and reduce workplace injuries and associated costs resulting from client aggression. PART™ Training has been mapped against a range of Units of Competency in behaviour management. Participants who successfully complete the PART™ Training course are eligible to apply for accreditation or recognition of prior learning (RPL) through their education institution or Workplace Training Assessor.


Who should attend?

This course is ideal for schools, teachers, education assistants and other working with students who have behaviour that is aggressive or difficult to manage. A team of at least two staff (one from leadership recommended), who will become the school’s primary support group when developing policy and working with community members whose behaviour may be aggressive.

Due to the nature of this course, numbers are strictly limited. Participants should wear loose casual clothing and runners.


Staff will learn:

  • Assessing and understanding student needs and utilising positive behaviour supports.

  • Preparation of staff and the environment.

  • Identification of triggers.

  • Use of verbal de-escalation techniques, evasive techniques and exiting strategies.

  • Process debriefing to review staff decisions and actions, consider impact on the client and identify improvements for future service to clients and protection of staff.

  • The importance of workplace systems and procedures in the identification and management of client aggression.

  • How student needs drive behaviour which may sometimes result in aggression.

  • Prevention of aggression through preparation of self and the environment

  • Legal factors to consider when responding to client aggression.

  • How to predict student aggression using the Assault Cycle.

  • Restraint — definition, legal, ethical, technical and impact considerations and techniques.

  • Post incident procedures — documentation, process debriefing and skills evaluation

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Strategies for this course are available here.


Contact.

Contact admin@growingupgreatness.com if you have previously completed a one, two or three-day PART course and would like refresher training.

If you have questions about a specific PART course, contact Michelle Bishop at mbishop@growingupgreatness.com or on 0407 198 786.

Cost.

$325 per person or $3,575 for a group of 11. Morning tea, lunch and resource booklets are provided. For a group of 12 – 20, please email us to request a quote.

Register.

To book in your school, email admin@growingupgreatness.com.

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Kylie will be visiting the South West area
Nov
4
to Nov 8

Kylie will be visiting the South West area


Kylie will be in the Bunbury/Busselton/Margaret River area from Monday 4th to Friday 8th November 2019. Please make contact if you would like to inquire about booking a coaching session or professional learning at your school. This may be for you, a team or your whole staff, or you may wish to host a public professional learning event and receive a discount for your staff to attend.


Contact.

Please contact admin@growingupgreatness.com or call 0432 179 629
if you have questions about this event.

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Leading Gifted and Talented Education (1 DAY COURSE)
Sep
11
8:30 AM08:30

Leading Gifted and Talented Education (1 DAY COURSE)

Moving from the basics to excellence.

This is a specialist course for teachers, coordinators and school leaders who have either completed the Growing Up Greatness three-day course or who have an expert-level understanding of gifted and talented education. This course is designed to take your knowledge further with a focus on reviewing and implementing school-wide provision for gifted and talented students, and building your school's profile as an effective provider of education for gifted and talented students.

This course will be a combination of theory and practical planning, covering the following topics:

  • What does whole-school provision for gifted and talented students look like?

  • How to make an impact in gifted and talented education at a whole-school level?

  • Identifying barriers and exploring solutions to these.

  • Reviewing policy to support practice.

  • Roles and responsibilities throughout the school.

  • Communication and marketing for a clear, consistent and accurate message.


Contact.

Please contact admin@growingupgreatness.com or call 0432 179 629 if you have questions about this event.

Cost.

$180 per person OR $825 for a group of five. Morning tea and lunch provided. Contact us to negotiate a price for a group larger than 10.

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Leading Differentiation (1 DAY COURSE)
Aug
26
8:30 AM08:30

Leading Differentiation (1 DAY COURSE)

The art of recognising, articulating and valuing differentiated practice.


In order to effectively promote and lead differentiation, school leaders need to have a clear understanding of differentiation and what it looks like in practice. They also need to ensure that pedagogical, administrative and logistical barriers to differentiated practice are addressed. This is a specialist course for teachers, coordinators and school leaders who have either completed the Growing Up Greatness three-day course Differentiation — The art and science of becoming a flexible and effective teacher of all students, or who have an expert-level understanding of differentiated practice.

This course is designed to take your knowledge further with a focus on reviewing and implementing school-wide practice to cater for the full range of student abilities, develop teachers into quality practitioners who can differentiate in all areas of their teaching, and articulate to parents how they cater for different students. This course will be a combination of theory and practical planning, and course objectives can be viewed via this link. Participants are encouraged to examine existing differentiated practice and barriers to implementation before the course, and are welcome to bring examples of policy or practice to share or seek critical feedback.


Cost.

$180 per person OR $825 for a group of five. Morning tea and lunch provided. Contact us for prices for groups larger than 10.

Contact.

Please contact admin@growingupgreatness.com or call 0432 179 629 if you have questions about this event.

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Designing challenging learning for gifted and talented students (1 DAY COURSE)
Aug
8
8:30 AM08:30

Designing challenging learning for gifted and talented students (1 DAY COURSE)


This one day course is appropriate for primary and secondary teachers, and curriculum leaders. This one day course will look at questioning, differentiation, high order thinking, and assessment to meet the needs of gifted and talented students. We will also learn how to design program options for gifted and talented students, including grouping, acceleration options, compacting, mentoring and alternative programs. This is a stand-alone one-day course, and participants will join others who are completing this as Day 3 of a three-day comprehensive gifted and talented education course.


Contact.

Please contact admin@growingupgreatness.com or call 0432 179 629 if you have questions about this event.

Cost.

$165 per person OR $675 for a group of five. Morning tea and lunch provided. Contact us to negotiate a price for a group larger than 10.

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Predict, Assess and Respond To Aggressive/Challenging Behaviours - Great Southern Grammar
Jul
22
to Jul 23

Predict, Assess and Respond To Aggressive/Challenging Behaviours - Great Southern Grammar

PART™ Training has been provided across Australia since 1989. This is an accredited course designed to train staff to manage difficult and aggressive situations involving students while still maintaining duty of care. PART™ Training is designed to assist staff to identify and respond confidently, using a range of techniques, to student aggressive behaviour. The PART™ Training philosophy is to provide a range of responses that are safe, ethical, meets legal and industry standards, and enables schools and staff to meet their duty of care responsibilities towards students. It is widely used by many education and health systems throughout Australia, including the Western Australian Department of Education and Training, Independent and Catholic education systems.

The course has been recommended by WorkCover to organisations to be pro-active in the prevention and management of client challenging behaviours and aggression. It also assists organisations to meet the OH&S and Safe Workplace legislation requirements and reduce workplace injuries and associated costs resulting from client aggression. PART™ Training has been mapped against a range of Units of Competency in behaviour management. Participants who successfully complete the PART™ Training course are eligible to apply for accreditation or recognition of prior learning (RPL) through their education institution or Workplace Training Assessor.


Who should attend?

This course is ideal for schools, teachers, education assistants and other working with students who have behaviour that is aggressive or difficult to manage. A team of at least two staff (one from leadership recommended), who will become the school’s primary support group when developing policy and working with community members whose behaviour may be aggressive.

Due to the nature of this course, numbers are strictly limited. Participants should wear loose casual clothing and runners.


Staff will learn:

  • Assessing and understanding student needs and utilising positive behaviour supports.

  • Preparation of staff and the environment.

  • Identification of triggers.

  • Use of verbal de-escalation techniques, evasive techniques and exiting strategies.

  • Process debriefing to review staff decisions and actions, consider impact on the client and identify improvements for future service to clients and protection of staff.

  • The importance of workplace systems and procedures in the identification and management of client aggression.

  • How student needs drive behaviour which may sometimes result in aggression.

  • Prevention of aggression through preparation of self and the environment

  • Legal factors to consider when responding to client aggression.

  • How to predict student aggression using the Assault Cycle.

  • Restraint — definition, legal, ethical, technical and impact considerations and techniques.

  • Post incident procedures — documentation, process debriefing and skills evaluation

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Strategies for this course are available here.


Contact.

Contact admin@growingupgreatness.com if you have previously completed a one, two or three-day PART course and would like refresher training.

If you have questions about a specific PART course, contact Michelle Bishop at mbishop@growingupgreatness.com or on 0407 198 786.

Cost.

$325 per person or $3,575 for a group of 11. Morning tea, lunch and resource booklets are provided. For a group of 12 – 20, please email us to request a quote.

Register.

To book in your school, email admin@growingupgreatness.com.

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Understanding the social/emotional needs of gifted and talented students (1 DAY COURSE)
May
21
8:30 AM08:30

Understanding the social/emotional needs of gifted and talented students (1 DAY COURSE)


This one day course is appropriate for primary and secondary teachers, coordinators, pastoral care providers, chaplains, counsellors, psychologists and school leaders who want a comprehensive understanding of the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students.  This one day course will explore the social and emotional characteristics and needs of gifted and talented students as well as underachievement and strategies to identify and manage this.  This is a stand-alone one-day course, and participants will join others who are completing this as Day 2 of a three-day comprehensive gifted and talented education course.


Contact.

Please contact admin@growingupgreatness.com or call 0432 179 629 if you have questions about this event.

Cost.

$165 per person OR $675 for a group of five. Morning tea and lunch provided. Contact us to negotiate a price for a group larger than 10.

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Differentiation (3 day course)
Apr
3
8:30 AM08:30

Differentiation (3 day course)

The art and science of becoming a flexible and effective teacher of all students.

This is a three-day course running on Wednesday 3 April, Wednesday 8 May and Thursday 15 August 2019.

Differentiation is a vital skill for all teachers in Australian classrooms, where the range of student abilities, interests and needs are so varied, including students with disability and those who may be gifted and/or talented. Teachers are now expected to differentiate and personalise learning to cater for the full range of abilities in their classrooms, however many are asked to this with limited training, or without knowing how to connect differentiated practice to other aspects of teaching. Teachers who are highly skilled in differentiation are those who can ensure all students are learning and making progress. In order for differentiated practice to be effective, it must be systematic and the lens through which other teacher tasks, such as assessment and program design, are practiced.


Who should attend?

This course is appropriate for primary and secondary teachers, coordinators and curriculum leaders who want a comprehensive understanding of the evidence for and how to differentiate for diverse abilities, and how to do this effectively and efficiently. Participants will look at the practical aspects of differentiation including how to ensure it is systematic, and closely connected to assessment, program design and classroom practice. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and share ideas, participate in practical planning, and have the chance to implement goals in between each day. In order to effectively promote and lead differentiation, school leaders need to have a clear understanding of differentiation and what it looks like in practice. All workshop activities will be differentiated for difficulty/confidence levels and area of teaching, and participants are encouraged to attend with a school leader or colleague from their teaching team.


What to expect.

Day One

Exploring definitions, the research, ACARA advice and Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Understanding levels of thinking and models of differentiation. Understanding students and their needs - what different students need from differentiation (gifted & talented, disability etc). Pre and formative assessment (including ongoing and flexible assessment).

Workshop activity: Designing pre and/or formative assessment, data collection strategies, and using pre and formative data to adjust teaching and learning.

Day Two

Applying key principles in the classroom – flexible grouping and respectful language. Strategies to plan differentiated activities & tasks – tiered tasks, learning objectives, success criteria. Using available resources including SCSA Judging Standards to plan differentiation. Making it work in the classroom - behaviour management and working independently.

Workshop activity: Embedding differentiation into your class, lesson, success criteria, task, project, assessment, and so on.

Day Three

Exploring barriers to differentiation. Strategies to engage learners at all levels – essential questions, inquiry and Passow’s Rule. Designing differentiated programmes and units of work. Assessment, student feedback and reporting. Collecting, recording and communicating measures of student growth.

Workshop activity: Designing a differentiated program for a unit of work.


Cost.

$495 per person OR $2,025 for a group of five. Morning tea and lunch provided. Contact us for a custom quote for groups larger than 10.

Contact.

For more information, contact admin@growingupgreatness.com or call 0432 179 629.

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Educating the Gifted and Talented (3 day course)
Mar
20
8:30 AM08:30

Educating the Gifted and Talented (3 day course)

A three day course.

Wednesday 20 March, Tuesday 21 May & Thursday 8 August 2019.

This course is appropriate for primary and secondary teachers, coordinators and school leaders who want a comprehensive understanding of gifted and talented education. This course includes all aspects of the entry-level Gifted and Talented Professional Learning Modules (developed by GERRIC with DEEWR) as well as up-to-date research, strategies and time for practical planning. A separate one-day specialist course is available for staff who have completed this three-day course and for staff who have an expert-level understanding of gifted and talented education.



What to expect.

Day One — March 20, 2019

We’ll explore questions like, what do we mean by “gifted and talented”? What are the characteristics of these students? How do we identify gifted and talented students? How do we track the growth of these students to ensure we are making an impact on their learning journey?

Day Two — May 21, 2019

Social and emotional characteristics and needs of gifted and talented students. We’ll also cover underachievement and strategies to identify and manage this.

Day Three — August 8, 2019

A look at designing challenging learning experiences for gifted and talented students, including questioning, differentiation, high order thinking, and assessment (pre, formative and off-level). Designing program options for gifted and talented students, including grouping, acceleration options, and compacting, mentoring and alternative options.


Cost.

$495 per person OR $2025 for a group of 5. Morning tea and lunch provided. Contact us for a custom quote for groups larger than 10.

Contact.

For more information, contact Kylie Bice at admin@growingupgreatness.com or 0432 179 629.

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Catering for 2E (Twice-Exceptional) Students in the Classroom
Mar
18
3:45 PM15:45

Catering for 2E (Twice-Exceptional) Students in the Classroom

Twice-exceptional (2E) students are those who are gifted and also have a disability or other challenge.

These are students whose potential often remains undeveloped and for whom the school experience is extremely frustrating. As such they present unique challenges for educators and schools and it is important to understand their individual profile in order to offer the best educational options.

This professional learning event will explore how to identify 2E students and how to best support their strengths and challenges in classrooms and the school environment.


Contact.

Contact Kylie Bice at admin@growingupgreatness.com or 0432 179 629 if you have questions about this event.

Cost.

$65 per person or $290 for a group of five. Afternoon tea provided. Contact us for a quote for groups of more than 10.

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