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This bulletin is provided by CEnet to inform and support member dioceses.

This week's edition, focuses on a range of professional learning opportunities currently available to CEnet member dioceses and the ACEN Book of the Week selection includes two books included in the Children's Book Council of Australia 2021 Notables.

We hope you find this bulletin of interest and that you will feel free to share it with your colleagues.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. 
The 2021 Catholic Learning Online program continues on March 4 with "A Beginners Introduction to Seesaw" workshop in the morning and the "Apple Teacher iPad" session 2 in the afternoon.

If you would like to join the 180+ teachers taking advantage of the Apple Teacher iPad series, it's not too late to register using your diocese's registration link in the Catholic Learning Online website.

The first session was jam-packed with ready to use classroom ideas to support teaching and learning by using the iPad. Resources from the session are available in the Catholic Learning Online Apple Teacher page within the Catholic Learning Online website.

If you or your colleagues missed the recent Seesaw School Champions workshop, a recording of this event can be found in the Catholic Learning Online Resources page
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Upcoming Catholic Learning Online Events 2021

Upcoming Events:
  • March 4 - 7.30am AEDT
    A Beginners Introduction to Seesaw. 
    A course for teachers who are new to using Seesaw.
    Presented by the Seesaw Professional Learning team from the USA.
  • March 4 - 4.15pm AEDT
    Apple Teacher iPad Session 2
  • March 18 - 4.15pm AEDT
    The Apple Teacher Mac 2021 series will commence.
    Presented by Apple Education and personnel from CEnet Member Dioceses.
  • April 12 - April 16
    The Catholic Learning Online Summit
  • May 27 - 3.30pm AEST
    Google Fundamentals series commences.

Registration can be completed through Diocesan PD Registration Systems or by clicking here or using the button below to register interest.

Additional information will be made available in the Catholic Learning Online website closer to each event.
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Member Sharing

Tasmanian Catholic Education Office

Professional Learning Opportunity
The following professional learning information, was provided by the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office (TCEO)in the spirit of sharing and is an opportunity for teachers from CEnet member dioceses to participate in a series of online events.

Kimberly Hall and Chris Betcher from the Google for Education team (Formally of EdTech) are supporting the TCEO by running a series of professional learning events which may be of interest to you or your colleagues. 
In particular, the TCEO is running a session on Monday, March 15th exploring how Google Classroom and Seesaw can work side-by-side in the upper primary space.
Details are as follows:
2 March |  12:00-2:00pm AEDT
Learning beyond the classroom walls with Google for Education
Join the Australian Google for Education team as Key Teachers: Learning Technologies get hands-on with some Google for Education tools that allow you to extend learning beyond the physical classroom.  We will also share what’s new with Google Workspace for Education (the new name for G Suite for Education) and ensure you have access to resources and professional learning beyond the session.
9 March  | 8:00-9:00am  AEDT
Making the most of Chromebooks
Join the Australian Google for Education team as we walk through ways to maximise your use of Chromebooks to impact learning in your school.
15 March  | 3:30-4:30pm AEDT
Google Classroom and SeeSaw
Join the Australian Google for Education team as we explore the power of Google Classroom. Let’s unpack how this powerful learning platform works hand in hand with SeeSaw in TCEO schools.
Member Sharing

Broken Bay Catholic Schools
Primary History & Geography Teacher Resources
The Broken Bay Catholic Schools Primary History & Geography Resource Site, highlighting ICT as a General Capability and tightly aligned to the NSW HSIE Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum, has been recently published to the web.

Resources available for teachers to use and/or adapt to local contexts include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • 25 multimedia/multimodal iPad Pages History Learning Journals (ES1-S3);
  • 13 multimedia/multimodal iPad Pages Geography Learning Journals (ES1-S3);
  • 4 interactive custom-built Google MyMaps that detail a range of Geographical features across Broken Bay; and
  • A range of practical suggestions for integrating ICT across each Stage of Learning in HSIE; and
  • Links to BBCS 360 VR Learning Objects & Teacher Field Trip Resources
This resource site is available here or by clicking the button below.

Please contact John Hession at BBCS for further information.
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Lisa Mullins from the OverDrive team has designed a webinar specifically for Australian schools, "Using and Promoting Sora for Classrooms and Curriculum".

This free webinar will be held on Thursday, 11 March at 9am AEDT and is designed to benefit all schools that use Sora.

Discover the flexibility and adaptability of digital content for your classrooms, libraries, curriculum, and more while meeting your students' varied and complex needs.

Join the OverDrive team as they discuss the importance of a digital platform, how to use Sora from the staff and student perspectives, how to implement digital reading into your classrooms and curriculum, and how to get the word out to your school community about Sora.

If you are interested but unable to attend, please register anyway. All registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording to view at their convenience.
Register Here
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Microsoft Mondays

Microsoft Australia is partnering with Girl Geek Academy, education social enterprise, to launch the Girl Geek Academy x Microsoft AI Technical Series to inspire and educate Year 7-10 (13-16 year old) women-identifying students to solve problems through AI through building technical skills.

This free initiative, which commenced on 22nd February and is running on Mondays from 4.30pm - 6.00pm AEDT, will provide a range of opportunities for girls including:
  • Learn coding, technical and AI skills in a supportive and engaging environment led by Girl Geek Academy
  • Learn practical skills like creating your own website, creating a Chatbot, creating a face tracking app, drawing with code – and much more!
  • Access to inspiring women models at Microsoft & Girl Geek Academy – opportunity to hear their career journeys
  • Access to virtual sessions in times that suit students: sessions take place after school at 4:30pm-6pm AEST, every Monday from February 22 – June 21 2021
For program details and registration for these free events commencing on 22nd February, click here or use the button below.
Program and Registration
Book of the Week
The CEnet member dioceses ACEN eBook Consortium, with the assistance of Lisa Nash and Saba Maniar from the Digital Learning and Library Services in Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta provide the book of the week feature for students and staff who have access to the SORA eBook Library.

Each week, two reading recommendations for eBooks or audio books, with age guidance are published for primary school students and high school students and to make sure that no-one is left out, there is a recommendation for staff too.
Click on any of the three options above to go straight to the recommended books and enjoy the read!
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If your diocese has an interesting story to share contact us.
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