Calendar of Events

To register, please click on the Register link at the bottom of the event description. Alternatively print off the Continuing Professional Education Course Registration Form (PDF 319KB) below. Fill it out and email it to RIDBC Renwick Centre.

CPE Registration Form

CPE Calendar

The RIDBC Renwick Centre is a NSW Institute of Teachers’ endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence.Scope of endorsement: Elements 2,3,6 of the Professional Standards and Standards 1.2.2, 1.2.4, 5.2.2, 5.2.7 and 7.2.4 for the provision of professional development related to the education of children with vision and hearing impairments. 

 

 

 

e-Learning Courses
When: As listed
Location: Online
Course Code: RC602
Presented by: As listed

This online series will provide current research and innovative practices in the field of audiology. Each one hour lecture is presented live and all registrations receive a link to the recording 7-10 after the event. These events have been endorsed by Audiology Australia for 1.5 CPD points per lecture. ​Proudly Sponsored by Cochlear.

e-Learning Courses
When: As listed
Location: Online
Course Code: RC601
Presented by: Dr Frances Mary d'Andrea

Reading is a fundamental skill for all students to master in school—including, of course, our students who have low vision or are blind. But do you ever hear your students say “I’m just not good at reading!” or “Can’t I just listen to this?” or “Reading is no fun”? Do you ever feel as though you have to drag your students through their reading and writing assignments? This series of six one-hour webinars will help you put the SPARK back into reading!

e-Learning Courses
When: Throughout 2016
Location: Online
Course Code: RC603
Presented by: As listed

This series of 7 online lectures will share findings and ongoing work of the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment study.This study is conducted by the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) to examine the long-term speech, language, psychosocial and educational outcomes of children with hearing impairment.

Vision Impairment Courses
When: Friday 5 August and Friday 23 September 2016
Location: RIDBC Renwick Centre
Course Code: RC632
Presented by: Staff from the RIDBC Renwick Centre and Children's Services

This course is intended to provide participants with the competencies required to assist in supporting learners with vision loss in the learning environment.

e-Learning Courses
When: 12-1pm Friday 12 August 2016
Location: Online
Course Code: RC6003
Presented by: Dr Cara Wong

Children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) reportedly have higher rates of mental health and behavioural problems compared to their hearing peers. The Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study previously found that, on average, 3-year-old children had parent-reported social skills scores within the normal range. Here we report on the global psychosocial functioning of the LOCHI study children at 5-years, and examine the intrinsic and extrinsic risk and

Hearing Impairment Courses
When: Monday 15 August 2016
Location: RIDBC Renwick Centre
Course Code: RC647
Presented by: Rocky Biasi
This Class is Full

The Accidental Counsellor Training is a practical mental health training that teaches basic counselling skills and concepts to people who are not trained counsellors but often find themselves in a “counselling role by accident”. This one day program is based on a 'train the trainer' model and after attending, participants will have developed the skills to work with staff in their own site to build skills in this area. .

e-Learning Courses
When: 12pm Wednesday17 August 2016
Location: Online
Course Code: RC689
Presented by: Linda Farwell

Working with families and children with hearing loss is a highly specialised area. Therefore, professionals who are new to the field, as well as those who wish to expand their abilities, require substantial mentoring and coaching to increase their knowledge, skills and proficiency. ​Proudly Sponsored by Cochlear. This event has been endorsed for 1 CE point by the AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language.

e-Learning Courses
When: Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 August 2016
Location: RIDBC Renwick Centre
Course Code: RC659
Presented by: Greg Alchin

EPUB 3 is fast becoming the dominant open content format for creating rich usable and accessible documents that work across multiple devices. Whilst there has been some mystique and confusion around EPUBs this two day masterclass will present a simple and consistent workflow for creating accessible EPUBs.

Vision Impairment Courses
When: 9am-3pm Thursday 25 and Friday 26 August 2016
Location: RIDBC Renwick Centre
Course Code: RC633
Presented by: Associate Professor Kim Zebehazy

Day 1: Self-Determined Super Thinkers: Promoting Problem Solving and Critical Thinking within the Educational Environment for Students who are Blind and Vision Impaired. Day 2 Graphical Sense or Nonsense? Supporting Meaningful Access to Graphics for Learners who are Blind or Vision Impaired.

e-Learning Courses
When: 12-1pm Wednesday 31 August 2016
Location: Online
Course Code: RC6004
Presented by: Dr Kirsty Gardner-Berry

The early diagnosis of auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) following newborn hearing screening poses a number of challenges to parents and clinicians. The first challenge lies with trying to identify the degree of hearing loss, which is not possible to determine from auditory brainstem response testing. The second challenge relates to determining the best course of management for each individual where both parents and clinicians can receive conflicting information.

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