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David Allibon of Nextbyte has organised some PD and as far as Western Australia is concerned the information is as follows:

Next Byte has planned a number of short professional learning opportunities for West Australian teachers during term four. All courses are free, but please register your attendance by emailing Ashley Staring at ashleys@nextbyte.com.au stating your name, the course(s) you will be attending and contact details.

Introduction to OS X 10.5
Apple has just released some details of its next operating system OS X 10.5. This session will discuss and highlight many of the new and improved functions in 10.5 and provide time for discussion and questions
Location: Mt Lawley SHS
Afternoon tea provided
Date and Time: Wednesday 18th October at 4.15pm
Presenter: Byron Rudenno – Apple Account Executive (WA)

Using iWeb to Support Classroom Learning
iWeb is a new application in the iLife 06 suite of tools. iWeb allows students to easily publish to the web, sharing their ideas, work and thinking. It also allows teachers and students to set up their own blogs and podcasts. This session will look at how easy it is to use the software and provide attendees with hands on experience with the software.
Location: Christ Church Grammar School
Afternoon tea provided
Date and Time: Wednesday 31st October at 4.15pm
Presenter: Kyrne Holloway –Christ Church GS staff member)

The Power of Atomic Learning
Atomic Learning meets a wide variety of training needs including just-in-time support, help desk functions and structured training courses for staff and students. The tutorials can be embedded into the school’s own material.
It offers a very cost effective web-based software training and support resource. Currently there are over 20,000 video tutorials covering 100 software applications and growing all the time. Participants will be given trial access to the website to test its usefulness and benefits.
Location: To be advised
Afternoon tea provided
Date and Time: Thursday 9th November at 4.15pm
Presenter: Bryn Jones ACPD

Technical talk
This session is aimed at the more technically minded people in schools. It aims to answer your questions about the what/ why and how of managing macs in a school environment. Designed within the session there will be a time set aside for questions and answers as well as an opportunity to share ideas and knowledge.
Location: PLC
Afternoon tea provided
Date and Time: Thursday 9th November at 4.15pm
Presenter: Brett Clarke – IT Director at PLC

Taking Podcasting To The Next Level
While still using podcasting as a base the world has already evolved and vodcasting (video) has logically provided the next step. In this PD while still looking at the merits of podcasting we will look at evolving to vodcasting and techniques used to achieve required outputs. Some of the peripherals looked at are midi input, camera use in class, sound recording and also the merit in editing for student evaluation as well the provision of task analysis tools and student evaluation tools related to outcomes in WA. Hope you can make it.
Location: Kinross Middle School
Afternoon tea provided
Date and Time: Tuesday 21st November at 4.15pm
Presenter: Steve Adcock – Staff member at Kinross Middle School

Podcasting and iPods in the classroom
Many educators are currently Podcasting work and activities within their schools. This session will explain what a podcast is, the educational benefits of podcasting and give participants time to take the first steps in creating their own podcast.

This session will involve the use of Garageband, iPhoto, iTunes and iPods to complete Podcasts as well as providing support materials to assist them as they venture back to Podcast in their own schools.
Location: Oberthur PS
Afternoon tea provided
Date and Time: Tuesday November 28 at 4.00pm
Presenter: Larni Rettalack