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P.E.C Melbourne

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Garnet Hall

Xavier College - Burke Hall Campus

Studley Park Rd & Nolan Ave

Kew, VIC 3101

Australia

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Primary and early secondary educators face the exciting challenge of preparing early childhood learners for all aspects of life.

Unlike senior secondary educators, primary educators need to have skills spanning maths, literacy, science, technology, humanities, and everything else in between.

Given the holistic approach required for early childhood educators, it makes sense that wed also have a holistic conference, covering all of the key subjects that primary educators need to teach (numeracy, literacy, the humanities, technology and science).

That's why we're launching P.E.C - a holistic primary conference for primary teachers. We've literally brought together the very best speakers to give primary educators a one day event like no other.

This event will be suitable for teachers from K to 8.


A sneak peak at what to expect...

Fresh barista made coffee on arrival (which is always nice!)

Breakfast snacks with the first keynote. We'll explore Using STEM Contexts to Promote Inquiry-based learning, by Judy Anderson.

Then we break off for the workshops. There are four workshops throughout the day. You'll experience:

  • Using drama as critical & creative pedagogy, with Robyn Ewing

  • Strategies to develop number sense and aid basic mental computation, with Erin Gallagher

  • Oral Language in a balanced literacy program, with Grant Webb

  • Learn Coding where you'll learn the basics of coding and teaching coding, with Code Camp

You'll enjoy a delicious lunch in the middle of the day, and in the afternoon we'll all come together for the second keynote - Inclusive Education: Everyone is included, everyone is welcome, everyone is valued, with Rhonda Faragher.

Networking drinks and nibbles afterwards (it is a Saturday, after all)! This is a great opportunity for us to come together at the end of the day and share insights/learnings.

What do you walk away with?

  • Take away strategies/resources (satchel)

  • PD certificate for attendance (includes 1 hour Special Needs PD)


More about the presenters


Judy Anderson

Judy Anderson is Associate Professor in mathematics education, and Director of the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy at the University of Sydney. She worked at the Board of Studies NSW as a Senior Curriculum Officer (K-12), responsible for the development of the mathematics syllabuses, is President of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association, a past President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, and of the Mathematical Association of NSW. Judy has conducted research into teachers' problem solving beliefs and practices, and more recently, she has been exploring approaches to STEM education in schools and conducting research into STEM education leadership.


Rhonda Faragher

Rhonda Faragher is a Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education at the University of Queensland. She is a mathematics and science teacher by background and has taught in primary to tertiary contexts around Australia. She has an interest in helping all students to be successful with mathematics and a particular focus on learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has undertaken project work funded by the Commonwealth Government to support teachers working to improve numeracy development in rural and remote schools. Rhonda is a member of many teaching and research associations and maintains strong links with the teaching profession.


Robyn Ewing

A former primary teacher Robyn Ewing AM is Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts, University of Sydney. She teaches in the areas of curriculum, English and drama, language and early literacy development and works with both undergraduate and postgraduate pre-service and inservice teachers. Robyn is passionate about the Arts and education and the role quality arts experiences and processes can and should play in creative pedagogy and transforming the curriculum at all levels of education. In the areas of English, literacy and the arts, Robyn's research has particularly focused on the use of educational or process drama with authentic literary texts to develop students' imaginations and critical literacies. She has been published widely in this area.


Grant Webb

Grant has undertaken a number of educational roles across a variety of state, national and international contexts. He has been a classroom teacher, Learning Support Teacher, Educational Consultant, University Lecturer and Principal. He is a life member and the immediate past president of the Australian Literacy Educator’s Association (ALEA) and is currently completing his doctoral studies.


Erin Gallagher

Erin Gallagher is a passionate and dedicated Mathematics Educator. Having taught across primary, high schools, senior secondary and University teacher education programs Erin’s main passions are in rigorous mathematical learning and inspiring students or pre service teachers to love mathematics as much as she does. In her current role as Head of Curriculum for Mathspace, Erin works with schools who are implementing Mathspace as part of their mathematics program and is constantly surprised and inspired.


Code Camp

Code Camp is on a mission to turn everyday kids into future creators and innovators. More than 22,000 Australian primary school kids have already learnt to code at Code Camp. The Code Camp team has offered to run an exclusive Code Camp for primary teachers at P.E.C!

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Xavier College - Burke Hall Campus

Studley Park Rd & Nolan Ave

Kew, VIC 3101

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