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BSEM training course

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Our BSEM course is the foundation training to bring the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) into your classroom and whole-school.

In the BSEM course, we show educators how to help students meet their own learning needs by:

  • understanding the impacts of trauma on child development and ability to learn
  • creating a supportive and trauma-informed positive education classroom
  • bolstering student-teacher relationships
  • instilling strengths-based practices across the school.

You will learn how to help your students be more willing and have improved capacity for school achievement. We provide you with a toolkit of 100+ student-centred strategies that:

  • can be implemented with your students, and
  • ensure a consistent approach to implementation across the school.

The Berry Street Education Model course is for:

  • teachers
  • lead teachers
  • curriculum leaders and assistant principals
  • school leaders
  • allied education and health professionals, such as tutors, occupational therapists, wellbeing workers, social workers, case managers
  • system-wide and education peak-body leaders.

The course schedule is arranged around the five BSEM domains:

  • Day 1: Body – how to help your students to regulate their stress response, de-escalate in school and classroom contexts, and provide strategies for increased focus.
  • Day 2: Relationship – positive relational classroom management strategies that promote on-task learning.
  • Day 3: Stamina – how to create a culture of academic persistence in your classroom by nurturing student resilience, emotional intelligence and a growth mindset. Engagement - motivating students with strategies that increase their willingness to learn.
  • Day 4: Character – how to harness our values and character strengths approach for effective learning and for future pathways.

Our public courses offer both in-person and online opportunities for educators to learn the Berry Street Education Model. To bring BSEM training directly to your own school as a whole-school approach please fill out the enquiry form.

In person

In-person public BSEM 4-day course includes:

  • 2 x 2-day in-person group training sessions that are facilitated by our expert instructors
  • strategies to pilot learned strategies back at your school
  • ongoing support from your facilitator between sessions, including (optional) individual conferencing or other consultation.
  • set of 5 BSEM books covering the 5 domains to support your learning.

Online

The public BSEM online course divides the 4-day course into 90 minute blocks spread across 12 sessions. Educators can start using the strategies immediately after completing the first 90 minute session and then keep building on their practice with each session.

The BSEM online course includes:

  • 12 online group training sessions (3 x 90-min sessions, across 3 consecutive days) that are facilitated by an expert instructor
  • strategies to pilot learned strategies back at your school
  • support from your facilitator between sessions, including (optional) individual conferencing or other consultation
  • set of 5 BSEM books covering the 5 domains to support your learning.

Further learning opportunities

When you have completed the BSEM course either in person or online you can:

Please note: you need to make a payment when you register for a course. We accept credit cards only. Ensure you have read the training and events payment terms and conditions when registering. To discuss other payment options phone 03 9429 9266 or email bsem@berrystreet.org.au.

Talk to us about hosting a whole school course at your school. For more information phone 03 9429 9266 or email bsem@berrystreet.org.au