Past Webinars

Explore our past webinars

Hawker Brownlow Education's webinars bring leading experts in education direct to your device, covering topics from self-care for educators to reading comprehension. Explore our past webinars in the archive below and don't forget to register for any upcoming webinars on our events page.

Hawker Brownlow Education Webinars

Past webinars

Teaching reading comprehension series

Presented by Dr Janelle Wills

This webinar series focuses on the development of reading comprehension skills and associated processes through explicit instruction, detailing practical instructional strategies teachers can use to maximise student engagement and achievement.

Teaching reading comprehension webinar series
Session 1 — Teaching comprehension strategies across the curriculum (Part 1)

Presented by Dr Janelle Wills

The ability to use a range of comprehension strategies effectively, appropriately and flexibly is the most critical indicator of success or failure in reading progress. This first session addresses recent research on the explicit teaching of comprehension strategies and the role of metacognition and provides practical strategies that can be utilised across all curriculum areas.

Teaching reading comprehension webinar series
Session 2 — Teaching comprehension strategies across the curriculum (Part 2)

Presented by Dr Janelle Wills

The ability to use a range of comprehension strategies effectively, appropriately and flexibly is the most critical indicator of success or failure in reading progress. Since reading impacts all areas of the formal curriculum, where print-based texts are common, student achievement is significantly affected if comprehension skills are not fully developed.

Teaching reading comprehension webinar series
Session 3 — Teaching academic vocabulary: A must-do for understanding & engagement

Presented by Dr Janelle Wills

Research shows that when classrooms take a systematic approach to helping students identify and learn essential vocabulary for a given subject area, student comprehension and achievement rises. During this session, you will be introduced to a method to determine which terms are most essential and learn a six-step process for direct instruction in subject-specific vocabulary.

Collaborative teams that work series

Presented by Gavin Grift and Colin Sloper

The Collaborative teams that work webinar series outlines the twelve essential actions of a cycle of learning carried out by highly successful collaborative teams that have embraced the four critical questions of a PLC at Work®.

Collaborative teams that work webinar series
Session 1 — The work of collaborative teams: What it is & what makes it successful

Presented by Gavin Grift and Colin Sloper

The Collaborative teams that work webinar series outlines the twelve essential actions of a cycle of learning carried out by highly successful collaborative teams that have embraced the four critical questions of a PLC at Work®.

Collaborative teams that work webinar series
Session 2 — Practical & time saving: What collaborative teams do to ensure every second counts

Presented by Gavin Grift and Colin Sloper

The Collaborative teams that work webinar series outlines the twelve essential actions of a cycle of learning carried out by highly successful collaborative teams that have embraced the four critical questions of a PLC at Work®.

Collaborative teams that work webinar series
Session 3 — Successful meetings and facilitation: Creating the conditions for collaborative success

Presented by Gavin Grift and Colin Sloper

The Collaborative teams that work webinar series outlines the twelve essential actions of a cycle of learning carried out by highly successful collaborative teams that have embraced the four critical questions of a PLC at Work®.

Heart & Soul! series

Presented by Dr Timothy D Kanold

In this three-part webinar series, author and educator Timothy D Kanold will guide you in developing a fulfilling and well-balanced professional life.

Heart & Soul webinar series
Session 1 — Attending to the Heart & Soul of your professional life in such a time as this!

Presented by Dr Timothy D Kanold

In this inspirational opening session, Tim describes how to use your heartprint and your soul story to avoid burnout and maintain a healthy and well-balanced professional life each day. He describes the roles empathy and self-compassion play in our life experiences and offers suggestions for how to stay busy without being hurried.

Heart & Soul webinar series
Session 2 — Living your life between the zeros: Finding moments of joy, gratitude and grace in the workplace!

Presented by Dr Timothy D Kanold

In this engaging session, Tim brings to life chapters from his newest book, SOUL!: Fulfilling the promise of your professional life. You will complete a timeline of your current professional life, target defining moments and  create moments of ‘firsts’ that allow your personal and professional life to stay fresh and move forward.

Heart & Soul webinar series
Session 3 — Thriving in community: Creating a schoolwide culture of vulnerability, belonging and validation

Presented by Dr Timothy D Kanold

At the centre of professional learning community (PLC) life is our Heart & Soul. In this session, you will explore the PLC process and how it creates and promotes a culture of belonging. It begins with a culture of vulnerability with your colleagues and ends with a classroom culture of validation, where every student understands their worth.

Highly effective schools
Cultures of continuous learning

Presented by Dr Cameron Rains and Dr Janelle Wills

Discover how you can harness the power of the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process, in tandem with the High Reliability Schools™ (HRS) framework, to drive continuous improvement in five key areas

Bringing Global PD into your school

Presented by Justin Voigt and Steve Morgan, Principal, Cessnock Public School, NSW

Join Justin Voigt, Events Manager at Hawker Brownlow Education, as he demonstrates the features and benefits of the online professional learning platform, Global PD.

Self-care for educators in the time of COVID-19 (and beyond)

Presented by Dr Tina Boogren

In this webinar session, Dr Tina Boogren helps educators of all levels and backgrounds develop personalised self-care plans, tailored to current circumstances.

Book talk
Powerful writing structures

Presented by Adrienne Gear

Author Adrienne Gear joins us to share ideas from her recent book Powerful writing structures including an overview, discussion of the lessons and her favourite anchor books.

Vital curriculum design
Timely units for COVID-19

Presented by Jay McTighe and Janelle McGann

Join Jay McTighe, co-creator of the Understanding by Design® (UbD) framework and Janelle McGann, Australian UbD trainer, as they walk through the rich curriculum units designed using the Eduplanet21 Unit Planner.

High Reliability Schools
One Australian secondary school's transformation

Presented by Dr Janelle Wills and hosted by Redcliffe State High School, QLD

Discover the difference the High Reliability Schools (HRS) framework made for Redcliffe State High School, Brisbane — the first secondary school in the world to be certified for the first four levels of the HRS framework.

PLC at Work
One Australian school's transformation

Presented by Julie Canham, Principal, Shailer Park State School, QLD

Join us for a discussion with Shailer Park State Primary School principal Julie Canham as she explains the journey her school has taken through the Professional Learning Communities at Work process.

Developing the 'care factor' in your school

Presented by John and Sheila Eller

In this webinar, discover how the development of the 'care factor' can help to turnaround school culture. Learn how to begin the process of developing the 'care factor', and how it will positively impact students and their learning.

Strategies to thrive as a new teacher

Presented by John Eller

Many new teachers can struggle as they enter the profession. Leading teacher development expert John Eller provides insights into some of the essential aspects of teaching that can help new teachers and their students be successful.

Holding difficult and professional conversations

Presented by John Eller

In this webinar, John Eller provides participants with strategies and techniques to plan and deliver difficult and professional conversations with their staff members.

Keep up-to-date with the latest webinars from Hawker Brownlow Education!

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest webinars, news, resources, events and professional learning from Hawker Brownlow Education. From assessment to curriculum planning, to leadership and professional learning communities, we support all your teaching and learning needs!

Enter your details and, if you wish, select which areas interest you to receive up-to-date information.