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Welcome to the latest edition of the CEnet bulletin.

In this edition, celebrating the Br Kelvin Canavan FMS Catholic School Leadership Award recipient, delivering savings through shared services, farewelling a long-term collaborator, CeSIS and CeFMS update, upcoming professional learning opportunities and Book of the Week.
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Recognising Leadership
Congratulations to Mr Peter Turner, former Director of Schools in the Diocese of Wollongong and CEnet Board Member who has received the 2021 Br Kelvin Canavan FMS Catholic School Leadership Award. The prestigious award recognises teachers who have moved into education administration in New South Wales.
The award recognises Mr Turner’s contribution to Catholic education through work as an advocate, negotiator and architect of authentic, effective Catholic schools and systems at the diocesan, state, national and international levels. Additional information can be found in the recent Catholic Weekly article linked here
Value of Shared Services - Video Conference Service as an Exemplar

As a clear example of the value that a shared services organisation can provide, the importance to member dioceses of the CEnet Zoom video conferencing service is evident in the consolidated usage statistics for the July - September quarter with:
  • 873,261 Zoom meetings held,
  • 327,650,000 meeting minutes hosted,
  • 5,460,818 hours of Zoom meetings hosted,
  • an average of 13,400 staff participating in Zoom meetings daily.
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This service has been a key enabler of teaching and learning during lockdowns associated with the Covid-19 pandemic and has been delivered at a cost that reflects the buying power of the CEnet membership.

The service has proven remarkably reliable given such high usage and was able to scale very quickly in response to the significant uplift in demand.
Farewell to a Long-term Collaborator
After 12 years with Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Wollongong, Tim Davey, Team Leader: Applications & Data Integrations, ICLT completed his final week with the Diocese last week.

During his time with the Diocese of Wollongong, Tim was seconded to CEnet twice resulting in strong collaborative relationships within our team.
Tim recently noted that his time with CEnet enabled him to gain an understanding of the breadth and complexity of the work CEnet does to support Member Dioceses.

We wish Tim every success in his next professional endeavour.
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CeSIS and CeFMS Update

The CEnet Member Dioceses CeSIS and CeFMS rollout is continuing with 590 portals and 406 schools migrated to Ancestry.

Eleven of the participating Member Dioceses have completed the CeSIS rollout and five dioceses have also completed the CeFMS portion of their rollout.
This shared services rollout is significant in its scale and success, and is a testament to the collaborative efforts of the CEnet member community.
CEnet Staff Feedback

A big thank you to readers who have taken the time to share details of positive interactions with members of the CEnet team.

CEnet celebrates outstanding efforts and the addition of great feedback from Member Dioceses is a welcome addition that will be shared with all staff.

Have you had a positive experience with a CEnet staff member?

Please tell us via this form, we'll be sure to let them know.
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Share a Story

The CEnet Member Bulletin provides a great opportunity to share information about activities occurring in Member Dioceses.

If your diocese has an interesting story to share contact us.
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Catholic Learning Online
Upcoming Events
  • 21 October 7.30 am AEDT: Apple iPad Assistive Features
  • 21 October 4.15 pm AEDT: Microsoft Minecraft
  • 4 November 4.15 pm AEDT: Microsoft Minecraft
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Microsoft Minecraft Series

The second workshop in the Catholic Learning Online Microsoft Minecraft (Education Edition) series was held on 7 October at 4.15 pm AEST, with participants from across the CEnet membership experiencing a highly engaging workshop.

If you missed the first two sessions, its not too late to join. Workshop recordings are available once registered, so there is the opportunity to catch up.

The 4-part course, is exploring how Minecraft: Education Edition supports teaching and learning through a game-based interface that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is the learner’s imagination.
Andrew Balzer (Microsoft Learning Delivery Specialist) provides participants with the opportunity to learn skills together and practice the skills demonstrated in the sessions. 

Session Schedule
  • 21 October - 4.15 pm AEDT
  • 4 November - 4.15 pm AEDT
Register through Diocesan PD Registration Systems or use the button below.
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iPad Assistive Features: Reaching All Learners

On Thursday 14 October, the CLO Working Group facilitated an iPad Assistive Features workshop, with members of the Apple Education Team.

The workshop provided staff from six CEnet member dioceses with an opportunity to learn about tools and resources from Apple that allow all students to create, communicate, personalise and explore in new and powerful ways.

During this webinar participants: 
  • Explored the powerful assistive features built-in to iPad that can complement each learners’ vision, hearing, motor skills and learning needs
  • Experienced how with iPad, students can learn in ways that meet their own specific needs
If you or your colleagues missed the workshop, it is being repeated on Thursday 21 October at 7.30 am AEDT.

As the session is hands on we recommend having your iPad with you to enjoy the interactive experience. 

Register through Diocesan PD Registration Systems or use the button below.
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CLO Workshop Recording Archive

If you or your colleagues would like to access the Catholic Learning Online Events, workshop recordings can be found in the Catholic Learning Online Resources page
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Other Professional Learning Oppportunities
Google Certified Trainer Course

Google is offering a Google Certified Trainer course to help develop future trainers. The course is being run by Deploy Learning, and is funded by Google so that there is zero cost to participants.

The Google Certified Trainer course focuses on the skills and knowledge required to effectively train other educators, and while it obviously focuses on Google as the foundation for this course, the training skills developed by participants will be of use for all kinds of training situations and tools.

This four week advanced level online course will begin on November 1 2021 and will focus on developing skills for creating content, giving great presentations, producing online tutorials and developing facilitator skills for leading Google Workspace for Education workshops, and much more.

If you or any of your colleagues in schools are interested in furthering skills in this area, there are limited places available, so the offer seeks to attract people who are genuinely interested in achieving their Trainer Certification.

Participants must have a Level 1 certificate to apply, although Level 1 and 2 is required to go on to become a trainer.

Get full details and register here.
Google Workshops

Google ANZ is running two courses for school leaders in Term 4.

Stem and Social Innovation Workshops
In this series of workshops participants will explore how they might design powerful transdisciplinary social innovation projects, driven by STEM and underpinned by the Google digital ecosystem that activates learner agency in a hybrid environment. The processes, tools and resources shared are adaptable to both a primary and secondary context.

Participants who attend the three webinars (or watch the recordings) and complete the reflection, will receive a micro credential in designing STEM and Social Innovation Projects. 

Session 1: Thursday 14th October, 4:00 - 5:30pm AEDT
Session 2: Wednesday 27th October, 4:00 - 5:30pm AEDT
Session 3: Tuesday 9th November, 4:00 - 5:30pm AEDT

Thriving in a Hybrid Classroom Series
In this series of workshops participants will explore how they might design learning that helps us thrive in the hybrid classroom where technology is built into the fabric of learning whether in face-to-face mode or in remote learning. There will be sharing of multiple pedagogical approaches, from direct instruction to help learners develop core understandings deeply, to inquiry driven projects where learners apply this deep knowledge to authentic inquiries.

Participants who attend the three webinars (or watch the recordings) and complete the reflection, will receive a micro credential in Hybrid Learning Design.

Session 1: Thursday 21st October 4:00 - 5:30pm AEDT
Session 2: Thursday 4th November 4:00 - 5:30pm AEDT
Session 3: Wednesday 17th November 4:00 - 5:30pm AEDT

More details about the content of each workshop within the series can be found below and on the registration form.
Microsoft Inclusive Classroom Series
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Are you interested in learning about Microsoft Accessibility tools to create an inclusive classroom and learning experience for your students?
Microsoft is partnering with the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO) for a free webinar series 'The Inclusive Classroom' for university, vocational education & training and high school educators.
If you are interested in improving your knowledge of Microsoft accessibility features and how to embed the use of these in your inclusive teaching practice you can register by clicking here.
Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Community Conference 2022

The Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Community (TLPLC) is a not for profit support network and their annual conference, provides a forum for teacher librarians and school library staff in Catholic and Independent schools in NSW and the ACT to share expertise, learn new skills.

The 2022 TLPLC conference will be held at Rydges Mount Panorama Hotel, Bathurst on 26 and 27 May 2022.

The theme of the Conference is Racing towards new frontiers: Teacher Librarians steering to success.

Teacher Librarians and Library staff who are interested in attending this conference can register interest on the TLPLC website to see how they can become involved in the conference and to keep up to date with all details as they become available.
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.
Link to Book of the Week for Primary Students
Link to Book of the Week for Secondary Students
Link to Book of the Week for Staff
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