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MATILDA EDUCATION WEBINAR'S NOW AVAILABLE. 

Follow the links below to view our Professional Development Webinars and find out how to use Matilda Education's newest products in your classroom today. 

Make Every Lesson a Good Lesson: Teaching First Nations content with confidence

This workshop provides practical support for teachers seeking to engage with First Nations content and includes samples from the much-anticipated Good Humanities series, which is publishing in 2020. This session is run by Al Fricker, a proud Dja Dja Wurrung man from Melbourne who is a lecturer in Indigenous Education at RMIT University.
Make Every Lesson a Good Lesson: Working smarter not harder in your Science classroom (VIC)
In this webinar, teachers and authors Emma Craven and Aaron Elias unpack the pedagogical features that make the new Good Science VIC series unique. They will discuss the strategies underpinning these resources such as formative assessment, questioning, embedded critical and creative thinking, literacy and numeracy skills and core preparation for VCE. Leave this workshop with a toolbox of ideas and strategies, ready to make every lesson, a good lesson.

 Make Every Lesson a Good Lesson: Developmental thinking in your Humanities classroom

The much-anticipated Good Humanities series, a new textbook series created with a developmental mindset, is launching in 2020. This session run by teacher and author Ben Lawless unpacks current research in developmental thinking in assessment, skill development and differentiation and demonstrate how they were used to develop this new classroom-ready resource.
Make Every Lesson a Good Lesson: Working smarter not harder in your Science classroom (NSW)
Emma Craven and Aaron Elias believe that every resource made for teachers needs to authentically save them time, support them better and add real value to their expertise and practice. In this webinar, Emma and Aaron will unpack the pedagogical features that make the new Good Science NSW series unique.

 

GOOD SCIENCE NSW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION: ONLINE + FREE + FLEXIBLE

Emma Craven and Aaron Elias
Thursday 4th June, 2020 
Workshop: 4:00-4:30
Q&A session: 4:30-4:40

Title: Make every lesson a good lesson: Work smarter not harder in your science classroom

Abstract:  

Even before remote learning, teachers in 2020 had more responsibility and less time than ever. Emma Craven and Aaron Elias believe that every resource made for teachers needs to authentically save them time, support them better and add real value to their expertise and practice. Questioning why current textbooks only aim to deliver content to students – when we know they can be vehicles for smart pedagogy was at the heart of the Good Science NSW project. In this webinar, Emma and Aaron will unpack the pedagogical features that make the new Good Science NSW series unique. They will discuss the strategies underpinning these resources such as formative assessment, questioning, embedded critical and creative thinking, literacy and numeracy skills and core preparation for HSC. Leave this workshop with a toolbox of ideas and strategies, ready to make every lesson, a good lesson. 

Bios:

Emma Craven and Aaron Elias are a husband and wife writing team that between them teach (and love) all of the core sciences from Years 7 to 12. Aaron teaches physics and chemistry and Emma, biology and earth/environmental science.

Emma Craven

Emma has worked in education for over 15 years and written textbooks for 12 of those years. She has worked in a number of settings, primarily as a science teacher in Government schools but also in policy in the Department of Education, in community settings for vulnerable students and as the Head of Science in a high performing international school. Emma has taught Year 7 – 10 science as well as Biology, Health and Environmental Science and is an exam assessor. Her educational interests include working with disadvantaged students, engagement and high-growth learning.

Aaron Elias

Aaron has been teaching for seven years at high performing schools in Australia and internationally. Aaron began his career in physics before becoming a teacher a little later in life. He has taught Year 7-10 science as well as senior Physics and Chemistry. His educational interests include embedding literacy and numeracy into every lesson, formative assessment and extension for high performing students. Aaron’s favourite part of teaching is sharing his enthusiasm and passion for science with his students, whether they like it or not.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2Xb9VGy

 

MAKE EVERY LESSON A GOOD LESSON TERM 2 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES: ONLINE + FREE + FLEXIBLE 

Aleryk Fricker
Tuesday 12th May, 2020
Workshop: 4:00-4:30
Q&A session: 4:30-4:40  

Title: Make every lesson a good lesson: Teaching First Nations History with confidence

Abstract:

There is a critical mass of teachers and students calling for the inclusion of accurate First Nations histories in classrooms. With the publication of the Coolangatta statement, the implementation of the Marrung strategy, and the establishment of Indigenous Histories and Cultures as a Cross Curriculum Priority, policy has changed quickly with little regard for teachers who are products of a system that has historically failed to engage with this content, and textbook publishers who have failed to rise to the challenge. This workshop will provide practical support for teachers seeking to engage with First Nations content and will include samples from the much-anticipated Good Humanities series, which is publishing in 2020. Leave the workshop feeling confident, informed and ready to teach.

Bio:

Al is a proud Dja Dja Wurrung man from Melbourne and is a lecturer in Indigenous Education at RMIT University. He is currently completing a PhD focusing on education in a remote Aboriginal community and previously worked as a secondary History, English and Mathematics teacher. Al’s research focus is on ways to decolonise education in Australia to support the outcomes of First Nations students and their non-Indigenous peers. Al has a passion for teaching and learning and works hard to share this passion widely. In 2020, Al is working with Matilda Education on the Good Humanities series.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3cXZHzD

 

Ben Lawless
Wednesday 13th May, 2020
Workshop: 4:00-4:30
Q&A session: 4:30-4:40  

Title: Make every lesson a good lesson: Developmental thinking in your Humanities classroom

Abstract:

The much-anticipated Good Humanities series is launching in 2020, a new textbook series created with a developmental mindset. This session will unpack current research in developmental thinking in assessment, skill development and differentiation and demonstrate how they were used to develop this new classroom-ready resource. Good Humanities will help teachers to focus their energies where they will have the biggest benefits: working smarter, not harder. The series gives you the developmental framework that will enable individual learners to progress at their own pace. Teacher time is then able to be better spent personalising their students’ learning. Attendees will leave the session understanding how students can develop their thinking skills by progressing through gradually more challenging activities, no matter what resource they currently use.

Bio:

Ben Lawless is a Researcher at a large P-12 College in northwest Melbourne. His passions involve creating engaging, interactive learning experiences and developmental assessment. He has created a number of international political simulation games putting students in the role of world leaders to solve various political, environmental and social challenges. He has presented widely on the topics of developmental learning, assessment, well-written rubrics, and using assessment data to target teaching. He has won a number of awards, including Hume's Graduate Teacher of the Year and was a finalist for ResourceSmart teacher of the year.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3eWXPce

 

Emma Craven and Aaron Elias
Thursday 14th May, 2020
Workshop: 4:00-4:30
Q&A session: 4:30-4:40  

Title: Make every lesson a good lesson: Work smarter not harder in your science classroom

Abstract:  

This workshop starts with a simple contention: even before remote learning, teachers in 2020 had more responsibility and less time than ever. Emma Craven and Aaron Elias believe that every resource made for teachers needs to authentically save them time, support them better and add real value to their expertise and practice. Questioning why current textbooks only aim to deliver content to students – when we know they can be vehicles for smart pedagogy was at the heart of the Good Science project. In this workshop, Emma and Aaron will unpack the pedagogical features that make the new Good Science series unique. They will discuss the strategies underpinning these Victorian Curriculum resources such as formative assessment, questioning, embedded critical and creative thinking, literacy and numeracy skills and core preparation for VCE. Leave this workshop with a toolbox of ideas and strategies, ready to make every lesson a good lesson. 

Bio:

Emma Craven and Aaron Elias are a husband and wife writing team that between them teach (and love) all of the core sciences from Years 7 to 12. Aaron teaches physics and chemistry and Emma, biology and earth/environmental science. Aaron and Emma live with their dog Lamb on the Mornington Peninsula. 

Emma Craven

Emma has worked in education for over 15 years and written textbooks for 12 of those years. She has worked in a number of settings, primarily as a science teacher in Government schools but also in policy in the Department of Education, in community settings for vulnerable students and as the Head of Science in a high performing international school. Emma has taught Year 7 – 10 science as well as VCE Biology, Health and Human Development and Environmental Science and is a VCAA Exam Assessor. Her educational interests include working with disadvantaged students, engagement and high-growth learning.

Aaron Elias

Aaron has been teaching for seven years at high performing schools in Victoria and internationally. Aaron began his career in physics before becoming a teacher a little later in life. He has taught Year 7-10 science as well as VCE Physics and Chemistry. His educational interests include embedding literacy and numeracy into every lesson, formative assessment and extension for high performing students. Aaron’s favourite part of teaching is sharing his enthusiasm and passion for science with his students, whether they like it or not.

Register here: https://bit.ly/35pSciB

 

Matilda Education's response to COVID-19

When we founded Matilda Education in 2019, we did so with one clear goal - to make your teaching day a great day. The goal hasn't changed but the teaching day looks a little different right now.

If we can help as you transition to new teaching and learning scenarios, or if you need additional access to digital resources, please reach out. We are committed to supporting our educational community in any way we can so don't hesitate to contact us at customersupport@matildaed.com.au or contact your sales representative.

VIC, WA, SA and TAS
Katrina Tucker
katrinatucker@matildaed.com.au
0449 875 445
NSW, QLD and ACT
Fiona Nolan
fionanolan@matildaed.com.au
0487 711 468

Stay safe,
Team Matilda

 

Introducing Matilda Education – a new independent Australian educational publisher

Matilda Education – an independent, locally managed and wholly Australian-owned educational publisher – is launching today.

Having acquired key Primary and Secondary titles from Macmillan Education Australia, Matilda Education will build on this wonderful legacy of classroom resources and will be committed to providing teachers, throughout Australia and New Zealand, with the teaching materials they need to meet the increasing demands of modern school education.

The titles now owned by Matilda Education will continue to be available through the distributor UBD.

Executive Director Matilda Education, Greg Browne said of the launch: “The team at Matilda Education brings together a wealth of experience, publishing creativity and a history of close collaboration with practicing classroom teachers.  Our overriding objective is to help teachers teach and our business will be focused on their needs. We are excited to introduce Matilda Education to the market and look forward to building a new future for these well-known education titles.”

Emma Bourne, MD Macmillan Education Schools Division added: “We are very happy that these titles have found a new home with Matilda Education and we wish them all the best with their new venture.”

Contacts:

Enquiries should be sent to Matilda Education at:

customersupport@matildaed.com.au

or call 1300 277 235

 

Orders should be sent to UBD at:

United Book Distributors

orders@unitedbookdistributors.com.au

or call  1800 33 88 36