Oxford Atlas+ Teacher Workshops

Atlas+ for Australian Schools

Oxford Atlas+ Teacher Workshops

  • Free after school workshops
  • Presentations by Oxford Atlas+ for Australian Schools author Annie Facchinetti and coding expert Bel Clohesy
  • Free resources
  • Afternoon tea provided

All workshop attendees will receive a complimentary copy of their choice of Oxford Atlas+ for Australian Schools Years F–2, 3–4 or 5–6 (upon publication).

Our Sessions

The Oxford Atlas+ workshops will be divided into two parts. In part one, Oxford Atlas+ author Annie Facchinetti will highlight the exciting new updates to the Oxford Atlas+ print resources, including the mapping skills section, thematic spreads and detailed maps complemented by case studies. Annie will also explore the new digital components of the Oxford Atlas+ series, including digital coding interactives, videos and interactive maps.

In part two, Bel Clohesy will illustrate how Scratch can be used to master coding basics, preparing you to confidently teach coding in your classroom. This workshop will include information as to how Scratch can be used to learn the basics of coding from Foundation to Year 6.

Our Presenters

Annie Facchinetti
Annie is the Professional Practice Leader, Literacy Leader and Senior Literacy Coach at Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School in Eltham, Victoria. She is also an education writer and editor, and authors student and teacher materials. She is a regular contributor to Education Today and the editor at the Australian Educational Leader. Annie has a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma of Teaching (Primary), and a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing. She draws heavily on her early years teaching experience to write for Oxford Literacy, OZBOX and Oxford Maths and now Oxford Atlas+ for Australian Schools.

Bel Clohesy
Bel has 15 years’ experience in education as a primary classroom teacher, IT Leader and Learning and Teaching Leader in Australia and the UK. Passionate about engaging students in learning lifelong skills across the curriculum, Bel is particularly enthusiastic about educating teachers and students in incorporating STEM, providing opportunities for students to develop and practice problem solving skills and use these transferable skills when solving other problems.


  • 4.00 pm – 4.15 pm: Registration and afternoon tea
  • 4.15 pm – 5.30 pm: Oxford Atlas+ product workshop and coding workshop

Dates and Venues

*Currently Victoria only. 

Monday 4th September 2017 – Holmesglen Conference Centre
Corner of Warrigal and Batesford Roads, Holmesglen

Parking: $4 flat rate parking is available in Holmesglen Conference Centre Car park #3. Enter via Gate 3 on Batesford Road.

Monday 11th September 2017 – Melbourne Polytechnic
77 St Georges Road, Preston

Parking: Available on-site. Enter the student car park via St Georges Road and proceed to the conference centre car park (a detailed map will be emailed to attendees prior to the workshop).

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