The Somerville CRT Support Network has been established to assist Casual Relief Teachers (CRTs) and Emergency Teachers (ETs) across the Mornington Peninsula and surrounds to network with one another, share information and gain professional knowledge and learning in accordance with teaching registration requirements. This Network is proudly supported by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), the Department of Education (DEET) and Somerville Rise Primary School.

Our CRT Network is not an employment agency, it is for PROFESSIONAL LEARNING ONLY.

If you are interested in joining this network please email Rosemary and Karen (co-ordinators) on crt.somerville@yahoo.com

Monday, 30 January 2012

So much to tell you!

Hi All!

so much to tell you, so much to tell you!...Sue has a full time job - she was lucky enough to score a fantastic position within a Montessori school in Karingal (I say lucky but I should actually acknowledge all the hard work she put into CRT work within Karingal Primary School in 2011 (same school principal as the Montessori school)  and of course the work she put into her studies, that got her that job) - Well done Sue!

I have also scored a job, slightly different do what I imagined ... I have returned to my first training - Social Work.  I now work for Oz Child Disability Services.  Still working closely with children (thank goodness!)  just in a different forum.  The job was just too good to refuse.  I hope to keep my hand in on the teaching to some extent so I will not be disappearing from the Network entirely.

Kaz and Rosemary will continue to run the CRT network - they intend to pursue many avenues of professional development in 2012 - PE, Music and Art workshops, Edustar sessions and possibly a session on Restorative Practices to named a few.  This blog has been set up in my name (and my email) and so Kaz will be in touch shortly with more information related to a blog that she will be developing in the near future on behalf of the CRT Network Somerville.

We will continue to keep you as informed of upcoming PD events as we possibly can.  Should you stumble on a fabulous presenter or have a fantastic idea for a presentation please do not hesitate to contact your co-ordinators on the CRT network email!!

May your year be fruitful!

Love Always,

Jane (& Rosemary, Karen & Sue!)

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

e5 Instructional Model training information Term 3-4 Holidays

The Somerville CRT Network are pleased to announce a PD opportunity in the area of the e5 instructional model.
This PD will take place on Tuesday October 4th at Mornington Golf Club, Tallis Drive, Mornington. It will start at 9am with registration from 8.30am and will finish by 3.30pm (at the latest). Morning tea and lunch will be provided. This day is fully funded by DEECD and is limited to 50 places.
 If you would like to attend you must commit to being there. If you cannot attend we will need a minimum of 48 hours notice so that we can offer your spot to the next person on our waiting list. Failure to attend or to notify us in time will result in us being unable accept your registration for following PDs.
You will need to reply to this email to reserve your spot for the day and you will be notified if you have been successful. If we go over 50 applicants we will operate a waiting list on a first come first served basis.
Below you will find an outline of the day's program.
Program Title:   e5 Instructional Model
Structure:  One day face-to-face workshop for a maximum of 50 participants.
Program Outline:  This program will enable participants to:
§  develop an understanding of the domains and capabilities within the e5 Instructional Model
§  make connections with their existing pedagogical knowledge, teaching strategies and common experiences to create a deeper understanding of the e5 Instructional Model
§  assist participants to develop and understand the professional language being implemented within education
§  be able to articulate the difference between an instructional model and a planning model
§  be exposed to a variety of learning engagement that will assist participants to strengthen the connections between their current practice and the capabilities of the e5 instructional Model
§  be able to reflect on their practice using the domain profile statements
Presenters:  Melanie French and Kate Hornsby
Kind regards Rosemary

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

What next?

Hi All,

just a quick note to say thanks to all those who participated in the ASD training on Monday.  I was blown away by the presenter, Murray Dawson-Smith.  I was not the only one - here are soem transcripts from emails sent;

"thankyou for organising the PD on Monday. I thought Murray was an excellent speaker - he must have been as the time went so quickly! He is obviously passionate about getting the message across that Autistic children cannot control their behaviours and that we have to try to understand 'their world' if we are to help them. I liked the way he mixed a little bit of history about the condition, an insight into how an autistic child thinks with useful strategies to manage, or rather, prevent difficult situations in a classroom setting. A very useful PD to attend and the cream tea was lovely too!"  - Sally
"Thanks for last nights PD session about Autism with Murray Dawson. It gave me heaps to think about and some great strategies to use when I'm teaching an Autistic student." - Justine

thanks Sally and Justine, great to have positive feedback!

"What next??!!" I hear you cry

Monday 19th September - full day PD presented by Margaret Menner  Literacy - Reading Comprehension focused PD in a workshop style


Term 3/4 school holidays - Full Day event detailing e5

We must stress at this point that if you book for a place in our PD sessions you must provide 24-48hours notice of cancellation as we need time to inform the next person on out waiting list.  Not informing us at all will result in you not being offered a place on our next PD - it's hard, we know, but for the ASD session alone 13 people were no shows without warning - that's just not fair to others who missed out!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Autism& Autism Spectrum Disorder PD Session

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder - An Introduction
Presented by Murray Dawson Smith, CEO Autism Victoria
Monday 22nd August 4:15-6:15pm
Somerville Rise Primary School Community Room
RSVP your attendance as soon as you can, numbers will be capped!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Hot off the Press!

I may be speaking too soon but too excited and needed to share with you - looks like we have a booking with Murray Dawson Smith (CEO Autism Victoria) for Monday 22nd August 4:15-6:15pm.  Mark it in your diaries now!  - Co-ordination Team.

An email will go out as soon as we have confirmed the room booking.  Numbers will be capped at 50.

Monday, 27 June 2011

New Resource

Hi All - Kaz on your co-ordinating Team has found this fantastic website for all teachers who wish to educate themselves further.   http://teacherstv.com.au/  It has some fantastic short stories about good teaching practices (watching might even go towards those much needed PD hours!)


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Upcoming Training

Hi All,

Just a reminder that our next session is scheduled for 20th June.  If you have not RSVPed you will need to do so ASAP.

Professional Development Session
Date: Monday 20th June 2011
Time: 4.15 to 6.15pm (Registration from 4pm)
Venue: Community Room, Somerville Rise Primary School, Black Camps Road, Somerville, Melways p148 D1
Subjects: Duty of Care; Occupational Health and Safety; General discussion/networking

Have a great long weekend!

Sue, Karen, Rosemary and Jane