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The following modules are available for all teachers, administration and/or for small groups. The duration and content of these modules is flexible.

An interactive and collaborative professional learning approach will be used in trainings. Current and authentic examples of relevant and innovative classroom practice will be used to support the modules.

Inquiry Beyond Questions
Teachers allow time for students to pursue their own inquiries. This shows respect for students’ growing independence as learners and provides motivation for further discoveries Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts 2015

This module will explore the concept of inquiry and provide educators with strategies to capture and maximize student's curiosities, to develop practices for recognizing authentic inquiry and designing learning engagements and environments which optimize inquiry. It will examine the role of student driven inquiry and how to engage students in the inquiry process.

The Role of Concepts in Student Centred Inquiry
The teacher’s questions and provocations are what initially drive investigation, from here we see students’ own critical wonderings emerge. Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts, 2015

This module will examine the pedagogy of inquiry focusing on the role of concepts in student centered learning. Participants will look at the connection between teaching conceptually and how this leads to more student driven inquiry. It will provide educators with strategies to capture and maximize student's curiosities, to develop practices for recognizing authentic conceptual inquiry by designing learning environments and engagements that optimize conceptual thinking. This module will assist participants in understanding the process of conceptual inquiry, the stages involved in student driven inquiry and how they can plan to optimize this.

Assessing as a Way to Inform Student Learning
It is important within any planning process that educators are explicitly aware of what they are looking for with regard to assessment Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts 2015

This module will assist in identifying personal culture, recognizing diversity and how it can enrich the learning community. It will provide an understanding of underlying cross- cultural attitudes, values and behaviours and the significance for the classroom setting and school environment. It will provide opportunity to reflect on the culture of the school, the cultures within the community and the relationships between them. This module will provide opportunities to develop tools and strategies for effective communication across cultures.

Planning, Teaching and Assessing for Conceptual Learning (a planning process)
Conceptual planning is a practical process, based on strong theoretical underpinnings about how students learn. Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts, 2015

This module will focus on how to effectively plan, teach and assess for conceptual learning. As many curriculums are moving to more a conceptually designed framework, it is important that this translated into classroom practice. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the role of concepts by designing a unit of learning. This will be enhanced through a step by step practical planning process with a focus on concepts. A series of principles for rigorous and authentic conceptual planning, teaching and assessment will be explored.

Strategies for Effective Differentiation
Utilising a variety of engagements and resources, teachers are able to better cater to the learning needs and styles of all students. Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts 2015

This module will investigate the principles and practices of differentiation exploring approaches and structures to effectively cater for the diversity of students in our classrooms. An extensive tool-kit of instructional and assessment strategies to design learning to cater for student interests, abilities and approaches to learning will be explored and developed.

Teacher Leadership
The aim of iGE is to facilitate creative, practical and flexible solutions that build capacity for sustainable educational innovation and development. Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts, 2015

This module will explore a range of approaches that inform  the leadership for professional growth of teachers. It will examine a range of approaches and skills required for teacher leaders to support change; which includes classroom and school improvement. A key part of the module is examining how to facilitate powerful and productive discussions about teaching, learning and thinking.

A Culture of Collaboration
Collaboration promotes school wide consistency and coherence of instruction. Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts 2015

This module will inquire into how teams work in a professional learning community; how they can be structured, what the function might be, and strategies for how to support groups in becoming a collaborative team. Understanding that building a collaborative culture is a means to an end, not the end itself and seeing the connection between purposeful collaboration and improving student learning.

Why Play?
Playful inquiry provides a way for young children to make meaning from their learning by exploring their own real-world connections. Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts 2015

This module will examine current research around the significance of play in the development of young children. It will examine what play is and how it allows young children to engage, connect and make sense within their environment. It will address the role of play in building of relationships and how it is linked to children’s wellbeing. There will be opportunity to explore how to promote play through the design of the learning environment and provocations.