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1. Art asssociations

1.1. The Western Australian art association http://arted.org.au

1.2. This association fosters the development of art in Western Australia http://www.artsource.net.au/

2. Literacy

2.1. this site outlines the importance of literacy to teaching creative arts http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/primary/creativearts/crosscurriculum/literacy/index.htm

3. IT and Teaching

3.1. Theory

3.1.1. This site provides background and links on a range of it related topics. http://e-language.wikispaces.com/

3.1.2. This is a resource for iPad uses in the classroom http://www.scoop.it/t/curtin-ipad-user-group

3.1.3. A research institute recording how technology is influencing society http://pewinternet.org/topics/Education.aspx?typeFilter=5

3.1.4. This site collates a variety of ideas for mobile learning http://www.scoop.it/t/ubiquitous-learning

3.1.5. Another site for mobile learning theory and ideas http://www.mobl21.com/blog/10/mobile-learning-the-evolution-of-content-delivery/

3.1.6. Here are some ICT ESL specific resources http://www.nicetalkingwithyou.com/tomkenny/classroom-management/high-tech-stuff-for-the-esl-classroom/

3.1.7. Staff from Curtin University share their good ideas for M-learning here http://www.scoop.it/t/curtin-ipad-user-group

3.1.8. http://oupeltglobalblog.com/2011/01/20/digital-natives-fact-or-fiction/

3.2. Administrative resources

3.2.1. Blackboard http://www.blackboard.com/

3.2.2. Turnitin http://turnitin.com/

3.3. Teaching resources

3.3.1. This site allows EFL students to analyse a text and find out which words they use the most http://www.wordsift.com

3.3.2. TTimelines can be constructed on this website http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/new

3.3.3. Practical resources here are useful. I have used the traffic light slide showhttp://www.primaryresources.co.uk/behaviour/behaviour.htm

3.3.4. I have made polls and forums on this site to embed in my own website http://polldaddy.com/signup-free/?update=1

3.3.5. I created a read aloud literacy aid with this site http://en.linoit.com/

3.3.6. I publish my lesson plans to create a flip book on this site http://issuu.com/

3.3.7. On this site I created an on-line Jeopardy game https://jeopardylabs.com/

3.3.8. I set my students an assignment using an animated image on this site http://blabberize.com/

3.3.9. I published some slides demonstrating a drawing learning intervintion on thhis site http://www.slideshare.net/verenamarmion

3.3.10. I used this site to show the process of painting the tango club mural http://www.tiki-toki.com/

3.3.11. I made a QR code to my own web page with this site http://qrcode.kaywa.com/

3.3.12. I made a word sort based on the Academic wordlist here http://www.spunkyenglish.com/MagnetMaker/sortPage.php

3.4. ICT and security

3.4.1. Resources to prevent cyber bullying http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/cyberbullying-toolkit/

3.5. Formal Studies

3.5.1. Teaching and learning with ICTs http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/educ/educ8451

3.6. Influential figures

3.6.1. I have attended a couple of lectures by Nicky Hockly on digital literacy. The e-consultants site also has some great lesson ideas http://www.theconsultants-e.com/about/team/NickyHockly.aspx

4. English as a Foreign Language

4.1. Associations

4.1.1. English Teachers Association of Switzerland(ETAS) http://www.e-tas.ch/

4.1.1.1. Conference

4.1.2. English Atstralia (EA) http://www.englishaustralia.com.au/

4.1.2.1. Conferences

4.2. Employers

4.2.1. Switzerland

4.2.1.1. Access Langauge School, Sempach http://www.access-sprachschule.ch/

4.2.1.2. Supercom Languges and Communication, Zurich http://www.supercomm.ch/supercommsite/wordpress/

4.2.1.3. Hull's School, Zurich http://www.hull-school.ch/

4.2.1.4. Castles English Institute http://www.castles.ch/course/luzern.php

4.2.2. Australia

4.2.2.1. Kaplan, Perth http://www.kaplaninternational.com/schools/australia/english-courses-perth.aspx

4.2.2.2. Curtin English language Centre (CELC) Perth http://humanities.curtin.edu.au/future_students/celc/

4.3. Resource Links

4.3.1. Theory

4.3.1.1. This is the best on-line guide to grammar and punctuation I've come across http://www.grammaruntied.com/

4.3.2. Lessons

4.3.2.1. Games

4.3.2.1.1. Upper intermediate level grammar and vocabulary games You will find some fun vocabulary and grammar games to play here. http://elt.oup.com/student/headway/upp_intermediate/d_games/?cc=global&selLanguage=en

4.3.2.1.2. http://eslgamesworld.com/members/games/ClassroomGames/index.html

4.3.2.2. Reference

4.3.2.2.1. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/

4.3.2.3. Ready to go lesson plans

4.3.2.3.1. http://www.tefl.net/esl-lesson-plans

4.3.2.3.2. http://www.eslholidaylessons.com/

4.3.2.3.3. http://lessonstream.org/browse-lessons

4.3.2.3.4. http://www.eslpdf.com/

4.3.3. Skills

4.3.3.1. Pronunciation

4.3.3.1.1. Watch, listen and practice activities http://international.ouc.bc.ca/pronunciation/

4.3.3.1.2. This allows the user to transcribe words into phonetic script http://www.phonetizer.com

4.3.3.1.3. With this page the user can type out phonetic script http://www.e-lang.co.uk/mackichan/call/pron/type.html

4.3.3.1.4. Interactive phonetic chart http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/activities/phonemic-chart

4.3.3.2. Grammar

4.3.3.2.1. http://theteacherscafe.com/Grammar/Grammar_Games.php

4.3.3.2.2. On-line grammar activities http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests

4.3.3.3. Vocabulary

4.3.3.3.1. Academic word list http://www.englishvocabularyexercises.com/AWL/

4.3.3.4. Listening

4.3.3.4.1. Voice of America puts contemporary news topics in language that is not difficult for English learners to understand. Try watching or listening and taking notes. http://www.voanews.com/

4.3.3.5. Speaking

4.3.4. IT  English links

4.3.4.1. Video links

4.3.4.1.1. http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/eslvideo/

4.3.4.1.2. http://www.eslvideo.com/links.php

4.3.4.1.3. http://www.eslall.com/learn_english_622.html

4.3.4.2. Resources to design your own gameshttp://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/

4.3.4.3. Teaching and learning with technology http://mrsdell.org

4.3.5. English For Special Purposes

4.3.5.1. Business english:

4.3.5.1.1. http://www.britishcouncil.org/professionals-business-and-work.htm

4.3.5.1.2. http://www.summertown.co.uk/default.asp?V_ITEM_ID=28255

4.3.5.1.3. http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/business_english.html

4.3.5.1.4. http://www.businessenglishpod.com/

4.3.5.1.5. http://www.onestopenglish.com/business/

4.3.5.1.6. http://www.eslgold.com/business.html

4.3.5.2. Cambridge exams

4.3.5.2.1. http://www.cambridgeesol.org/index.htmlNede

4.3.5.2.2. This site provides a range of excellent materials to prepare for a Cambridge exam http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/

4.3.5.3. Academic writing

4.3.5.3.1. This is a course on various essential academic writing concepts http://vlc.polyu.edu.hk/academicwriter/Questions/writemodeintro.htme.htm

4.3.5.3.2. Essay writing skills http://www.essex.ac.uk/myskills/skills/writing

4.3.5.3.3. Essay writing skills http://www.uefap.com/writing/

4.3.6. General Resource links

4.3.6.1. A range of resources listed according to skill http://www.manythings.org/

4.3.6.2. British Council provides a range of quality EFL resources http://www.britishcouncil.org

4.3.6.3. Global Issues and Activism in ESL http://www.esletc.com/

4.4. Training

4.4.1. Formal training

4.4.1.1. Certificate in Advanced Teaching Skills; International House Approved

4.4.1.2. Cambridge English Languge Teaching CELTA. More information about this training is accessed via the attached link http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/celta/index.html

4.4.2. Additional professional development

4.5. Research

4.5.1. Formal research

4.5.1.1. I used survey monkey to collect data on-line from research participants http://www.surveymonkey.com/

4.6. Influential Figugres

4.6.1. These materials, mostly designed by Mark Fletcher, are highly visual and fun http://www.brainfriendly.co.uk/

4.6.2. Graham Workman was my trainer for the Advanced Certificate in Teaching Skills. A lot of useful tips and resources can be found here http://grahamworkman.wikispaces.com/

5. Visual Art

5.1. Community Art Projects

5.1.1. I have run private watercolour courses at Loftus community art centre

5.1.2. I participated in this exhibition while living in Fremantle http://drawntogether.iandesouza.com.au/

5.2. Community art classes

5.2.1. I ran a couple of watercolour courses from this venue http://www.loftusrecreationcentre.com.au/

5.3. Influential figures

5.3.1. Robert Wade introduced me to the basic skills of Watercolour painting several years ago http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rawade/

5.3.2. Ian DeSouza is a well known western Australian artist whose life drawing groups I attended regularly for a year www.iandesouza.com.au/

5.3.3. Tis artist really pushes the bourndaries of wwatercolour. I attended one of his workshops in Melbourne some years ago www.alvarocastagnet.net/

5.3.4. Tony Smibert achieves some facinating modern effects with the traditional medium of watercolour http://www.smibert.com/

5.3.5. I adore the femininity and symbolism in Amy's drawing http://www.amysol.com/sectionsHTML/gallery/index.html

5.3.6. the American Watercolour association advocates the work of top practicing watercolourists of our time http://www.americanwatercolorsociety.com/

5.3.7. The concept of negative space in watercolour paniting which I use in several work has been well explined by Linda Kemp www.lindakemp.com/

5.3.8. Emil Nolde is a German expressionist who broke with the tight traditions of watercolour painting http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/artist46.html

5.4. Formal studies

5.4.1. I studied a Bachelor of Fine Art at Monash University http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/courses/2119.html

5.4.2. Studying Art Therapy has also contributed to my skill and sensitivity as an art educator http://www.latrobe.edu.au/handbook/2013/postgraduate/health-sciences/coursework/hgat.htm

5.5. resource links

5.5.1. Theory

5.5.1.1. A useful site to research Australian art history http://www.culture.gov.au/articles/painters/

5.5.1.2. Composition and design principles are explained here http://www.goshen.edu/art/ed/Compose.htm

5.5.1.3. this National gallery of Victoria site has a great resources page. This one is on Australian Landscape painting http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/malp/index.html

5.5.1.4. Here is a large bank of art related essays http://www.boredofstudies.org/view.php?course=29

5.5.1.5. this site is devoted to literacy in art education http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/primary/creativearts/crosscurriculum/literacy/index.htm

5.5.2. Lessons

5.5.2.1. Art association of WA lesson ideas links http://arted.org.au/visual-arts-lesson-ideas/

5.5.2.2. This site contains a range of further links to good lesson resources http://www.aussieeducator.org.au/resources/teaching/theartsresources.html

5.5.2.3. Art education Victoria provides these reources to draw upon http://www.aev.vic.edu.au/resources/online-aev-resources.html

6. Special Needs Education

6.1. Work Experience

6.1.1. Employers

6.1.1.1. Though the 'Arts Education' program has now moved I was employ byNorth Melbourne Institute of Technology http://www.nmit.edu.au/

6.1.1.2. For this group I worked on Art Day South and West as well as a music program for the mentally ill http://artsaccess.com.au/

6.1.1.3. For Yooralla I provided community access http://www.yooralla.com.au/

6.1.2. Voluntary

6.1.2.1. In this school I assisted the visual art teacher for several days in 2011 http://www.education.net.au/education/SIR-DAVID-BRAND-SCHOOL/4328/

6.2. Formal Studies

6.2.1. UWA Special Education Minor, please see subject descriptions attached outlining the outcomes of my training in this field

6.2.1.1. Special Education Curriculum http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/educ/educ8468

6.2.1.2. Learning Difficulties http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/educ/educ8454

6.2.1.3. Previously called 'Behaviour Management' the content is very simlar to this subject 'Understanding and Managing Disorders of Behaviour" http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/educ/educ8492

6.2.1.4. Teaching Literacies http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/educ/educ8410

6.2.1.5. Literacies across the curriculum http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/educ/educ8516

6.2.2. This unit guide outlines the one year Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy I have undertaken http://www.latrobe.edu.au/handbook/2012/postgraduate/health-sciences/coursework/hgat.htm

6.3. Influential figures

6.3.1. Ken Glasgow unit co-ordinator of Special Education Curriculum and fountain of knowledge fon this subject http://directory.uwa.edu.au/view?dn=cn%3DKenneth+Glasgow%2Cou%3DGraduate+School+of+Education%2Cou%3DFaculty+of+Education%2Cou%3DFaculties%2Co%3DThe+University+of+Western+Australia

6.4. Special Needs and Art Therapy

6.4.1. This website outlines the usefulness of art therapy for people with disabilities. http://www.disaboom.com/arts/the-benefits-of-art-therapy-for-people-with-disabilities

6.5. Associations Advocating Disability Awareness

6.5.1. Physical disabilities commision /www.pda.org.au/policies-and-guidelines

6.5.2. Hearing Disabilities http://www.hearing.com.au/types-of-hearing-loss

6.5.3. The Autism Association of Western Australia www.autism.org.au

6.6. Resource links

6.6.1. Send on-line (previously known as the centre for inclusive schooling) offers teaching materials and professsional support http://www.cis.perthwa.net/

6.6.2. This site has links to teaching resource packs for disabled students http://www.disability.wa.gov.au/forcommunity/schools.html

6.6.3. Western Australian Institute for Deaf Education http://www.waide.wa.edu.au/

6.6.4. Vision Education Service http://det.wa.edu.au/studentsupport/statewidespecialistservices/detcms/navigation/vision-education-service/?oid=MultiPartArticle-id-8048199

7. General Teaching

7.1. Theory

7.2. Resources

7.2.1. These graphic organizers can be used with a range of subjects http://www.nvo.com/ecnewletter/graphicorganizers/

8. Verena's Tweets