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1. Art asssociations

1.1. The Western Australian art association

1.2. This association fosters the development of art in Western Australia

2. Literacy

2.1. this site outlines the importance of literacy to teaching creative arts

3. IT and Teaching

3.1. Theory

3.1.1. This site provides background and links on a range of it related topics.

3.1.2. This is a resource for iPad uses in the classroom

3.1.3. A research institute recording how technology is influencing society

3.1.4. This site collates a variety of ideas for mobile learning

3.1.5. Another site for mobile learning theory and ideas

3.1.6. Here are some ICT ESL specific resources

3.1.7. Staff from Curtin University share their good ideas for M-learning here


3.2. Administrative resources

3.2.1. Blackboard

3.2.2. Turnitin

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

3.3.2. TTimelines can be constructed on this website

3.3.3. Practical resources here are useful. I have used the traffic light slide show

3.3.4. I have made polls and forums on this site to embed in my own website

3.3.5. I created a read aloud literacy aid with this site

3.3.6. I publish my lesson plans to create a flip book on this site

3.3.7. On this site I created an on-line Jeopardy game

3.3.8. I set my students an assignment using an animated image on this site

3.3.9. I published some slides demonstrating a drawing learning intervintion on thhis site

3.3.10. I used this site to show the process of painting the tango club mural

3.3.11. I made a QR code to my own web page with this site

3.3.12. I made a word sort based on the Academic wordlist here

3.4. ICT and security

3.4.1. Resources to prevent cyber bullying

3.5. Formal Studies

3.5.1. Teaching and learning with ICTs

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

4. English as a Foreign Language

4.1. Associations

4.1.1. English Teachers Association of Switzerland(ETAS) Conference

4.1.2. English Atstralia (EA) Conferences

4.2. Employers

4.2.1. Switzerland Access Langauge School, Sempach Supercom Languges and Communication, Zurich Hull's School, Zurich Castles English Institute

4.2.2. Australia Kaplan, Perth Curtin English language Centre (CELC) Perth

4.3. Resource Links

4.3.1. Theory This is the best on-line guide to grammar and punctuation I've come across

4.3.2. Lessons Games Upper intermediate level grammar and vocabulary games You will find some fun vocabulary and grammar games to play here. Reference Ready to go lesson plans

4.3.3. Skills Pronunciation Watch, listen and practice activities This allows the user to transcribe words into phonetic script With this page the user can type out phonetic script Interactive phonetic chart Grammar On-line grammar activities Vocabulary Academic word list Listening 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. Speaking

4.3.4. IT  English links Video links Resources to design your own games Teaching and learning with technology

4.3.5. English For Special Purposes Business english: Cambridge exams This site provides a range of excellent materials to prepare for a Cambridge exam Academic writing This is a course on various essential academic writing concepts Essay writing skills Essay writing skills

4.3.6. General Resource links A range of resources listed according to skill British Council provides a range of quality EFL resources Global Issues and Activism in ESL

4.4. Training

4.4.1. Formal training Certificate in Advanced Teaching Skills; International House Approved Cambridge English Languge Teaching CELTA. More information about this training is accessed via the attached link

4.4.2. Additional professional development

4.5. Research

4.5.1. Formal research I used survey monkey to collect data on-line from research participants

4.6. Influential Figugres

4.6.1. These materials, mostly designed by Mark Fletcher, are highly visual and fun

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

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

5.2. Community art classes

5.2.1. I ran a couple of watercolour courses from this venue

5.3. Influential figures

5.3.1. Robert Wade introduced me to the basic skills of Watercolour painting several years ago

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

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

5.3.4. Tony Smibert achieves some facinating modern effects with the traditional medium of watercolour

5.3.5. I adore the femininity and symbolism in Amy's drawing

5.3.6. the American Watercolour association advocates the work of top practicing watercolourists of our time

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

5.3.8. Emil Nolde is a German expressionist who broke with the tight traditions of watercolour painting

5.4. Formal studies

5.4.1. I studied a Bachelor of Fine Art at Monash University

5.4.2. Studying Art Therapy has also contributed to my skill and sensitivity as an art educator

5.5. resource links

5.5.1. Theory A useful site to research Australian art history Composition and design principles are explained here this National gallery of Victoria site has a great resources page. This one is on Australian Landscape painting Here is a large bank of art related essays this site is devoted to literacy in art education

5.5.2. Lessons Art association of WA lesson ideas links This site contains a range of further links to good lesson resources Art education Victoria provides these reources to draw upon

6. Special Needs Education

6.1. Work Experience

6.1.1. Employers Though the 'Arts Education' program has now moved I was employ byNorth Melbourne Institute of Technology For this group I worked on Art Day South and West as well as a music program for the mentally ill For Yooralla I provided community access

6.1.2. Voluntary In this school I assisted the visual art teacher for several days in 2011

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 Special Education Curriculum Learning Difficulties Previously called 'Behaviour Management' the content is very simlar to this subject 'Understanding and Managing Disorders of Behaviour" Teaching Literacies Literacies across the curriculum

6.2.2. This unit guide outlines the one year Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy I have undertaken

6.3. Influential figures

6.3.1. Ken Glasgow unit co-ordinator of Special Education Curriculum and fountain of knowledge fon this subject

6.4. Special Needs and Art Therapy

6.4.1. This website outlines the usefulness of art therapy for people with disabilities.

6.5. Associations Advocating Disability Awareness

6.5.1. Physical disabilities commision /

6.5.2. Hearing Disabilities

6.5.3. The Autism Association of Western Australia

6.6. Resource links

6.6.1. Send on-line (previously known as the centre for inclusive schooling) offers teaching materials and professsional support

6.6.2. This site has links to teaching resource packs for disabled students

6.6.3. Western Australian Institute for Deaf Education

6.6.4. Vision Education Service

7. General Teaching

7.1. Theory

7.2. Resources

7.2.1. These graphic organizers can be used with a range of subjects

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