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Dear <<First Name>>,

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

In this edition, The latest information on upcoming online professional learning events coordinated by members of the CEnet eLearning Working Group, Book of the Week and a reminder about Safer Internet Day 2021.

We hope you find the information of interest and we welcome your feedback and suggestions. 
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Catholic Learning Online Events 2021

Following the success of the Catholic Learning Online initiative in 2020, the team of eLearning specialists from CEnet member dioceses has been busy planning events for 2021. 

February 18 starts with the first of two sessions to be provided by Seesaw to support the CEnet member dioceses introducing Seesaw into schools.

While Seesaw supports schools and dioceses with professional learning on a fee-for-service basis, these courses will be delivered at no charge as a result of the group purchase coordinated by CEnet on behalf of fourteen member dioceses.

February 18 also sees the commencement of the Apple Teacher iPad program, which is based on a successful model run in Wollongong diocese in 2020.

An Apple Teacher Mac program will commence in March.

This year's 5 day online summit coordinated by members of the CEnet eLearning Working Group to support teachers in member dioceses will commence on Monday 12 April. Be sure to save the date!

Rounding out the series of currently planned events is the Google Fundamentals series commencing on 27 May.

Upcoming Events:
  • February 18 - 7.30 am AEDT
    Seesaw School Champions.
    A course designed for people who will be leading Seesaw professional learning in their schools.
  • Presented by the Seesaw Professional Learning team from the USA.
    Registration through Diocesan PD Registration Systems or contact Frank Brooks at CEnet (fbrooks@cenet.catholic.edu.au)
     
  • February 18 - 4.15pm AEDT
    The Apple Teacher iPad 2021 series will commence.
    Presented by Apple Education and  personnel from CEnet Member Dioceses.
    Registration through Diocesan PD Registration Systems or contact Frank Brooks at CEnet (fbrooks@cenet.catholic.edu.au)
     
  • 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.
    Registration through Diocesan PD Registration Systems or contact Frank Brooks at CEnet (fbrooks@cenet.catholic.edu.au)
     
  • March 18 - 4.15pm AEDT
    The Apple Teacher Mac 2021 series will commence.
    Presented by Apple Education and  personnel from CEnet Member Dioceses
    Registration through Diocesan PD Registration Systems or contact Frank Brooks at CEnet (fbrooks@cenet.catholic.edu.au)
     
  • April 12 - April 16
    The Catholic Learning Online Summit
    Registration through Diocesan PD Registration Systems or contact Frank Brooks at CEnet (fbrooks@cenet.catholic.edu.au)
     
  • May 27 - 3.30pm AEST
    Google Fundamentals series commences.
    Registration through Diocesan PD Registration Systems or contact Frank Brooks at CEnet (fbrooks@cenet.catholic.edu.au)
See diocesan internal communications for diocese-based registration processes.

Additional information will be made available in the Catholic Learning Online website closer to each event.
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 there is a recommendation for staff too.
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Click on any of the three options above to go straight to the recommended books and enjoy the read!
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Safer Internet Day 2021

Don't forget that this year World Safer Internet Day will be celebrated on Tuesday 9th February 2021.

The theme for 2021 is 'Start The Chat'.

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has developed several engaging activities for students and their parents/carers in support of this important celebration.

K-2
A new picture book will be released on the 9th February that features the eSafety Sugar Glider twins, Swoosh and Glide. A special story time video of this book will be able to be accessed online from 9am AEST. Further details and resources for young learners are available here.

3-6 
Register to attend a live Virtual Classrooms Activity hosted by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. The focus of this activity is Be an eSafe Kid: Fake News, real harms. Register to attend here.

7-10
New research around the Digital Lives of Aussie Teens will be released by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner on SID 2021. This new research will enable teachers to reshape their educational programs in light of new findings and emerging trends.

Parents 
Attend the parents and carers free webinar on Cyberbullying & Online Drama. Register to attend here.

Schools and Systems
A Safer Internet Day 2021 School Promotion Kit containing parent newsletters, posters and banners etc. is available here.

#StartTheChat, #SID2021, @eSafetyOffice

Thank you to John Hession, Education Officer – Learning Technologies Student Achievement Workstream, from Catholic Schools Broken Bay for providing the Safer Internet Day 2021 information.
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