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Thank You for Attending Proton’s ΕΚΘΕΣΗ Masterclass

Proton would like to thank all the #ProtoiMathites for making Sunday’s ΕΚΘΕΣΗ Masterclass such a great success!

It was an intensive seminar, which provided students with tips and tricks on how to better structure their essays; how to develop stronger content when writing; and how to improve their sentences and paragraphs.

We covered all the Key Text Types that are assessable in VCE and we discussed their main features and characteristics.

All students are strongly advised to use their take home materials in order to practice and improve their writing skills.

Along with notes, worked examples, tips and tricks for essay writing, students were given more than 80 essay topics to practice with at home in their own time.

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Thanks to everyone for taking the time to let us know how happy you were with Sunday’s class. Your feedback and encouragement is what motivates us to keep going and to bring you events and workshops that will assist you in your studies. We are very proud and pleased with the feedback we received and we commit to bringing you similar seminars in the future.

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We look forward to seeing you all next time!

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“In unity there is strength…”

cropped-proton_logo_jpg2.jpgOn Sunday 6 May 2018, Proton Teachers had the pleasure and opportunity to attend the1st Conference by the Modern Greek Teachers’ Association of Victoria (MGTAV), which focused on the professional learning of Secondary Teachers and Instructors.

Whilst our #teachersthoughts about Sunday’s presentations will follow in future posts, we wanted to dedicate this post to the great work that MGTAV has undertaken over the past few years and to encourage all Modern Greek teachers and instructors to get behind the association and support their valuable work.

Every conference, seminar and event organised by MGTAV can benefit the professional development of teachers and expand their pedagogical “toolkit”.

As Proton Teachers, we certainly feel after Sunday’s conference, that the insights and approaches presented and discussed can inform and enrich our teaching practices and methods. We therefore would like to encourage you and invite you to also attend MGTAV’s future professional learning sessions and we urge you to embrace such opportunities to further your professional development.

Whilst talking with fellow colleagues about MGTAV and its activities, we recognised the great lengths the association has gone to in order to provide a range of services to its members. From our conversations, we noticed that MGTAV’s work has inspired many ideas for the future and a lot of ways that it can contribute to Modern Greek education in Victoria. As Maria Dikaiou, MGTAV President, beautifully stated, “this is our association”. All ideas and plans are welcome and everyone is encouraged to approach the association and participate. The first step is to become a MGTAV member.

You can follow this link here in order to find out more information about your MGTAV membership. http://www.mgtav.asn.au/membership.html

Being an MGTAV member provides teachers with the opportunity to meet other language teachers so that they can share ideas and collaborate. MGTAV runs a number of Professional Development sessions throughout the year, providing numerous opportunities to every member to improve their pedagogical praxis. MGTAV members receive discounts when registering for these events. Furthermore, being a member is a great way to stay informed about everything that is happening in Victoria, regarding Greek education and culture, including employment opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events.

Finally, we must remember, that the most important reason to join and support MGTAV is that its members have the opportunity to contribute to Greek learning in Victoria. By supporting MGTAV, you are supporting the teaching of Modern Greek and helping Greek language teachers unite; and in the wise words of Aesop, “In unity there is strength…”

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Goal Setting to Make Learning “Visible”

Proton Tutoring ServicesThis week, Proton teachers had the opportunity to participate in a professional development seminar on “visible learning”; the theory by John Hattie (2012) that students are more likely to be invested in their learning, if they perceive learning to be feasible, accessible and attainable.

It was a seminar that emphasised how simple teacher practices and routines can have a great impact on the students’ learning perception and process.

A simple strategy that we encourage all of our fellow teachers to implement is to set a clear, simple and achievable learning goal for the lesson or the session. The learning goal needs to be simple, so that it can easily be understood by students. A lesson, depending on its duration, should not have more than one or two learning goals.Success-Criteria

If you need help setting your learning goals, the following questions can help you:

  1. What is to be learnt during this session?
  2. Why is it important to learn This?
  3. How is the learning of This linked to bigger ideas/concepts studied?
  4. What are the success criteria? – the criteria that show that the goal has been achieved/ that This has been learnt?
  5. What will students say/make/write/do that proves they have learnt This?
  6. How are the learning activities/tasks/work relevant to the success criteria of the learning goal?

Every subject can have multiple learning goals that are focusing on a number of areas. For instance, some learning goals focus on knowledge, whereas some goals focus on skills and/or understanding.

For more assistance on how to set your learning goals, please visit: assessmentforlearning.edu.au

Once the learning goals have been set, it must be clearly communicated to the students.

This can be done by simply writing it on the board, so that the goal of the lesson is literally “visible” to the students. Although teachers are always pressed for time, it is definitely worth the one or two minute investment at the start of the lesson to explain to the class why this goal is important.
Why?

It is our responsibility as educators to provide a satisfactory response to the students’ question “Why are we doing This? Why are we learning This”?

We need ensure that they understand the learning goals and their importance.

If you are ever in doubt, there is no harm in checking the students’ understanding of the learning goals. Some questions you can pose in class to check that are:

  1. What are you learning?
  2. Why are you learning This?
  3. What activities/work are you doing to help you learn This?
  4. How will you know when you have learned This?

References

  • Hattie, J. (2012). Visible learning for teachers: Maximising impact on learning. London: Routledge.

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MASTERCLASS: ΕΚΘΕΣΗ – Advanced Greek Essay Writing – 20/05/18 @MC2

#ProtoiMathites, you are invited to advance your Greek Essay Writing Skills with Proton’s innovative and interactive ΕΚΘΕΣΗ Masterclass 📝

🗓 Sunday, 20th of May 2018
🕖 12:00pm – 3:00pm
🏫 MC2 – Manningham City Square, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.
💰 $50
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This is an Advanced Greek Essay-Writing Workshop that will provide you with tips and tricks on how to plan and structure your essays and develop strong essay content.

The seminar will cover the most frequently used text types in the VCE Greek SACs and Exam.
We will also be drawing from a range of topics and themes commonly studied and incorporated in the VCE Modern Greek Curriculum.

It’s never too early to start planning and preparing for VCE exams, and that’s why we encourage students from Years 9 through to VCE to participate in this seminar.

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All students will be provided with Proton’s take-home study materials 📚.

Book early to avoid disappointment 😕

You can register online here 📲https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-greek-essay-writing-by-proton-tickets-4414447431

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We look forward to seeing you all!

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Thank You for Attending Proton’s 1st VCE Exam for 2018

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We would like to thank the #ProtoiMathites for their participation in #Proton ’s 1st VCE Greek Exam for 2018!

Συγχαρητήρια και καλή πρόοδο!

Congratulations to you all for your dedication and commitment.

Do you want to discuss your Exam? Please do not hesitate to contact us!

If you have a minute, we would love to hear from you!

Your feedback is valuable to us as it shapes future seminars.

Do you want to stay up-to-date with Proton’s News and Future Masterclasses?

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Our Next Masterclass – ΕΚΘΕΣΗ is on the 22nd of April

This is an Advanced Greek Essay-Writing Workshop that will provide you with tips and tricks on how to plan and structure your essays and develop strong essay content.

The seminar will cover the most frequently used text types in the VCE Greek SACs and Exam.
We will also be drawing from a range of topics and themes commonly studied and incorporated in the VCE Modern Greek Curriculum.

For more information and to register please visit

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We look forward to seeing you next time!

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Proton’s VCE Greek Exam 18/03/18 @MC2

Proton is proud to present its first VCE Greek Exam for 2018!

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🗓 Sunday, 18th of March 2018

12pm – 3pm

🏛 Manningham City Square, 687 Doncaster Road

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Practice Makes Perfect.

Perfect your exam writing skills by starting early.

Proton offers a “never before seen exam”, to allow you to start preparing, test your skills and learn new tips for the VCE Modern Greek exam.

Come along, sit the exam, test your knowledge and endurance and start building your toolkit.

After the completion of the exam, our experienced and qualified Modern Greek teachers will take you through the responses and offer you valuable tips and insights to help you study and prepare for the exam.

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Thank You for Attending Proton’s 🏺ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΚΗ 🏺

Σας ευχαριστούμε! 👏

#Proton would like to thank the #ProtoiMathites for their participation in Proton’s 🏺ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΚΗ 🏺 Series

Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback!

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👍 Συγχαρητήρια και καλή πρόοδο! 👍

Congratulations to you all for your ongoing dedication and commitment.

If you would like to discuss further your #greek #grammar

👨‍🏫 Contact Proton’s experienced #teachers 👩‍🏫

With the #greekexam on the 20th of November, it is still early to consider some additional assistance and #tutoring .

It’s never too early to start preparing for your VCE Greek Exams and SACs.

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ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΚΗ Series – Greek Grammar Seminar – 17&18 June @Ivanhoe Library

Proton Tutoring Services proudly presents its 🏺ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΚΗ🏺Series for 2017.

🗓Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 of June
🕰10:00 am – 1:00 pm
🏛Ivanhoe Library, 255 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe
💰$80 for the weekend or $50 per seminar

Sharpen you Greek Grammar knowledge with our 🏺ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΚΗ🏺Series.

The much anticipated greek grammar series will cover the material students need to improve their spelling and sentence structuring abilities and will provide them with a better understanding of how to improve their expression.

This intensive 6-hour-two-day seminar is highly recommended for:

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i)   VCE students revising before their Outcomes and Exams;
ii)  Year 9 & 10 students, who seek a better understanding of Greek Grammar;
iii) All students who would like to improve their grammar skills.

Students will be provided with take-home materials for additional practice and revision.

All students will be provided with Proton’s take-home study materials 📚

Book early to avoid disappointment 😕
Register online to guarantee your place 📲
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Thank You for Attending Proton’s 2nd Greek Exam

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#Proton would like to thank the #ProtoiMathites for their participation in Proton’s 2nd 🇬🇷 Exam.

👍Συγχαρητήρια και καλή πρόοδο! 👍

Congratulations to you all for your ongoing dedication and commitment.

Do you want to discuss your Exam 📝?

👨‍🏫 Contact #Proton ‘s experienced teachers 👩‍🏫

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for details on upcoming workshops and seminars ✍️.

It’s never too early to start preparing for your VCE Greek Exams and SACs.

Greek #grammar got your goat? 🐐

Brush up on your grammar skills at the

🏺ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΚΗ Weekend Workshop🏺

📆 17 & 18 June 2017

⏰10am-1pm

🏛Ivanhoe Library.

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Proton’s 2nd Exam 20/05/17 @ Ivanhoe Library

Proton Tutoring is proud to present its 2nd VCE 🇬🇷 EXAM FOR 2017!

🗓 Saturday, the 20th of May 2017

🕰 1pm – 4pm

🏛 Ivanhoe Library, 255 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe

Due to Venue Policies, Online Registrations are essential!

Please Register Online @ https://goo.gl/forms/esNPQur5Lvvsl8Qh1

This is a NEVER-SEEN-BEFORE Exam of Year 12 Standards that will take place under Exam Conditions.

The duration of the session is 3 hours.

After the completion of the exam, we will review the questions and students will be provided with feedback on the exam.
Students will also be given Exam Tips that will help them perform better in their VCE Greek Exam at the End of the Year.

***THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR ALL STUDENTS AND FRIENDS OF PROTON***
All you have to do is like our Facebook Page and Attend our Facebook Event.

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