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Issue 29 - November 2016
Professional Development Opportunities

FREE Teacher PD Live Video Workshops

On Wednesday afternoons in Term 4 at 3:30pm, the ELB Academy is hosting a FREE 30 minute series of instructional live video workshops for teacher professional development.

Introduction to Presenter

What is Prowise Presenter? How can it be used to promote collaboration?
Years EY-12
16th Nov

Get your students into CodeWise

Using CodeWise as a way to introduce coding concepts.
Years 1-4
23rd Nov

CodeWise for stage 2 & 3

Learn to use the CodeWise tool to educate students at a more advanced level.
Years 3-6
30th Nov

Presenter in Special Education

How can Presenter be used to support students with special education needs?
Special Education
14th Dec

Virtual Excursion Spotlight

Dove Self-Esteem Project
The Confident Me

Date: Thursday 10th Nov

Time: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am & 2:00pm

Target Audience: Years 3-6

Help encourage positive body image in your students with this engaging workshop designed to educate about media pressures and build self-esteem.

Royal Botanic Gardens
Plants and Pollinators

Date: Friday 25th November

Time: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm & 2:00pm

Target Audience: Years 3-6

November 20th-27th is Australian Pollinator Week! Using live plant materials, models and microscopes this VC brings the story of plants and pollinators to life.

Cautionary Tales for Children

Date: Wednesday 16th November

Time: 11:00am – 11:45am

Target Audience: Years 4-6

Students will learn about cautionary messages, and are encouraged to write their own along with accompanying stories.

NRL Community
Tackle Bullying

Date: Monday 28th November

Time: 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Target Audience: Years 5-6

Students will learn positive and effective ways to respond to bullying, helping both victims and bystanders feel empowered to act. 

Royal Botanic Gardens
The Botanic Story of Chocolate

Date: Friday 2nd December

Time: 9:00am & 2:00pm

Target Audience: Years 1-6

Learn the botanics behind how a simple cacao pod growing in a rainforest becomes delicious chocolate.

Prowise Resources

Find our FREE resources for all ages at

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Featured Resources

Saturday 19th November is the UN's World Toilet day
Have funin the classroom with this engaging history resource as students are taken through the global history of the development and invention of the toilet.
Perfect for classes who love Terry Deary’s book series Horrible Histories, or the CBBC’s TV series.

Featured Tool

Interactive Timeline

The Presenter Timeline is an easy-to-use way to plot historical events in a fun and interactive way. This tool can be embedded into a resource or presentation, and can be saved or shared as a stand-alone activity.
Watch this video for a short tutorial on how to use this interactive tool
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