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Welcome to this week's edition of the CEnet bulletin.

Highlights of this week's edition: 
  • Significant milestones achieved in the CeSIS and CeFMS rollout;
  • Resource sharing - Data Strategy;
  • Another eLearning Working Group publishing success;
  • Over 700 teachers participate in the Catholic Learning Online Apple Teacher Program;
  • On demand Catholic Learning Online workshops; and
  • Book of the Week.
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CeSIS and CeFMS Update

There have been a number of milestones to note in the CeSIS and CeFMS Program in the last few weeks.

First Pilot Diocese to complete implementation

The CeSIS and CeFMS Program is a large-scale shared services initiative that is being successfully rolled out to thirteen CEnet member dioceses.

One of the factors contributing to the success of the initiative is the Pilot Program involving three member dioceses: Sydney, Townsville and Wollongong. The efforts of these dioceses over an extended period of time, has informed the implementations underway across the membership.

Towards the end of term 2, Townsville became the the first diocese participating in the Pilot to complete their implementation, with 100% of schools using CeSIS and promoted into Ancestry. This is a very significant milestone for the diocese and the Program. Congratulations to all involved.

CEDP SIS Transition Project

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) achieved two significant milestones recently, with the promotion of 79 schools into Ancestry and decommissioning its legacy SIS, Faces, during the NSW school holidays.

The promotion of schools occurred between 25 June and 6 July, with Faces decommissioned on 30 June, which marks the diocese's achievement of 100% migration to Ancestry.

This achievement makes Parramatta the first non-pilot diocese to achieve 100% migration from a legacy system into Ancestry, joining Townsville and Hobart (commenced with Ancestry from scratch) to complete full migration.
Resource Sharing - Data Strategy

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta recently held a webinar to share findings from the Doctoral dissertation of Dr Raju Varanasi, Director, Data Intelligence at CEDP. The webinar, draws upon "Transforming School Systems - The place of meta-analytics and systemness" and explores the transformation of schools systems through use of data analytics.
Image of the CEDP Transforming School Systems webinar
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta webinar
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.

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CEnet and the Vinnies CEO Sleepout

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout has finished for this year with participants braving a cold night out on 17 June.
 
CEnet's interim CEO Vicki Anderson braved the cold and raised much needed funds and awareness of homelessness. A big thank you to all who supported Vicki, who surpassed her target by over 40%

We are well into winter now but it is not too late to donate!
If you are interested in talking to children about homelessness, this resource from the St Vincent de Paul Society may be of interest.

If you’d like to contribute to this excellent cause please click here.
Publishing Success for CEnet eLearning Working Group Members

Two papers developed by members of the CEnet eLearning Working group, following the Catholic Learning Online Summit, have been published in the latest volume of the Australian College of Educators (ACE) journal, "Professional Educator".

Collaboration for the Common Good explores the experience, successes and limitations of the Catholic Learning Online Summit as an example of cross diocese collaboration and discusses potential future directions for member-driven online professional learning for the benefit of teachers and students in member dioceses.

Congratulations to the contributors:
  • Lora Bance - Canberra & Goulburn
  • Karen Gardiner - Wagga Wagga
  • JJ (Jacquelyn) Purton Jones - Lismore
  • Christine Stratford - Cairns
  • Vickie Vance - Bathurst
  • Mark Woolley - Wollongong
  • Ben Woods - Wollongong
It's about teaching, not the tool highlights the experiences of teachers in Catholic Schools from CEnet member dioceses, with a focus on increasing teacher capacity with digital pedagogies, with recommendations on how collaborative leadership can support high impact use of technology for learning.

Congratulations to the contributors:
  • Lora Bance - Canberra & Goulburn
  • Vanessa Crouch - Toowoomba
  • Robyn Finch - Rockhampton
  • John Hession - Broken Bay
  • Steven Newman - Maitland-Newcastle
  • Joseph Pearson - Hobart
  • Alicia Pringle - Armidale
  • JJ (Jacquelyn) Purton Jones - Lismore
If you are a member of the ACE, the publication can be downloaded here.
Catholic Learning Online Apple Teacher Program
Congratulations image CLO Apple Teacher Program
The Catholic Learning Online team wrapped up the CLO 2021 Apple Teacher Courses at the end of term 2. Over 700 amazing educators embarked on a learning journey to explore iPad and Mac features and functions that they can use to transform teaching and learning experiences for students. 

Twelve virtual check in sessions were held to assist participants as they earned badges by completing online modules unpacking the features of the Apple products. These sessions provided deep dives into the self-paced content and had experts share their practical ideas for integrating the technology into learning and teaching experiences. With special guests such as Australian author Jacqueline Harvey and Apple Professional Learning Specialists joining the sessions, participants found the content extremely beneficial in enhancing their teaching, developing skills and knowledge and providing better learning opportunities for students. 

Congratulations to all that have completed the course.
Resource Sharing - National Science Week 14-22 August

As part of the finalisation of the Catholic Learning Online Apple Teacher Program and to promote National Science Week (August 14-22), members of the Wollongong Diocese team developed two student learning journals using Pages, designed to be used in classrooms.

This year's theme for National Science Week is Food - Different by Design. The Wollongong team has created learning journals in Pages that guide students through the exploration of Food (Bread Years 3-4 and Chickens Years 5-6) and some of the activities put out in the Australian Science Teachers Association Science Week Resource.

The journals are designed to be shared with students for them to work through and document their learning utilising features of the iPad.

The resources can be downloaded and then opened in Pages. Teachers can share the Pages journals with students or get them to scan the QR codes to download and open in Pages.

A big thanks to Ben Woods from Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong for sharing.
Link to year 3 and 4 National Science Week resources
Link to year 5 and 6 National Science Week resources
Innovation in Online Professional Learning

Participants in the Google Fundamentals course have an opportunity to explore a new tool while building skills.

In what is believed to be an Australian first, the Catholic Learning Online team is piloting the use of a new tool to support learning.

The team is piloting the use of a tool developed by Canopy a Community Interest Company located in the United Kingdom. Canopy's solution is being used to supplement the Google Fundamentals course by supporting participants as they work through hands-on learning experiences to develop their understanding of Google Workspace, by guiding and assessing progress, and providing micro credentialing as the learner's proficiency grows. In the first few days following the initial session, 220 badges had been earned.
CLO Google Fundamentals
Google Fundamentals

With 250 staff from across the CEnet membership registered so far, the Google Fundamentals course commenced on 17 June. The course combines Google online self-directed learning modules with virtual sessions to assist in developing your skills and knowledge around the effective use of Google Workspace tools in teaching and learning. 
 
The CLO Google Fundamentals Program is designed to enable participants to work through modules at their own pace, and to support participants along the way the CLO team have arranged a number of virtual check-in sessions, where participants will be shown some innovative uses for their new skills and be able to ask questions to clarify their learning.
These virtual sessions will be joined by Google for Education Specialist Chris Betcher, Program Manager, Adoption, Google for Education and/or members from CEnet member dioceses.

Session Schedule
  • 15 July - 3.30 pm AEST
  • 29 July - 3.30 pm AEST
  • 12 August - 3.30 pm AEST
  • 26 August - 3.30 pm AEST
If you are interested in developing your skills in the use of Google tools, the Google Fundamentals may be of benefit, click here to register your interest. 
Upcoming Workshops
  • ClickView for Primary Teachers - Wednesday 21 July 7.30 am
  • ClickView for Primary Teachers [repeat] - Thursday 22 July 3.30 pm
  • ClickView for Secondary Teachers - Wednesday 4 August 7.30 am
  • ClickView for Secondary Teachers [repeat] - Thursday 5 August 3.30 pm
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On Demand Catholic Learning Online Workshops

The Catholic Learning Online team has organised a significant number of workshops since commencing with the Catholic Learning Online Summit in April 2020.
 
Recognising the demands on the time of teachers, the team has taken the opportunity to record workshops and there are now 46 recordings available on the CLO website.
Seesaw School Champions. An example of the on-demand workshop recordings available in the Catholic Learning Online website
Recordings are supplemented with detailed descriptions of learning intentions and success criteria. Many also have supporting resources.

If you or your colleagues would like to access the Catholic Learning Online Summit, workshop recordings can be found on the Catholic Learning Online Summit Resources page

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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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.
 
Book of the Week, Primary Students
Book of the Week, Secondary Students
Book of the Week, Staff
Click on any of the three options above to go straight to the recommended books and enjoy the read!
Visit the eBook Library
Sora Sweet Reads Returns 5 May - 20 August 2021
Sora Sweet Reads

Sweet Reads is back in 2021 and will run from 5 May until 20 August.

Sweet Reads is a world-wide initiative run to promote reading in schools and is based on checkouts of a subset of the ebooks available to students.

For the last two years the CEnet ACEN consortium has been number 1 in Overdrive's global 'Sweet Reads' initiative with 24,010 checkouts in last years event.
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