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Annie Facchinetti – Using social media safely and effectively to capitalise on its potential.

When Ferris Bueller in the iconic eighties movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” He could not have foreseen exactly how quickly technology was going to advance.

With no public internet and therefore no tweeting, texting, emailing, Read More

 

Galiwin'ku kids ready for their preschool education
2 Dec 2016 | NT
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Families as First Teachers participants in Galiwin'ku have graduated from the program, with the children ready to start preschool and family members engaged in their education and wellbeing. Read More

St Michael's appoints new Head of the School for 2018
2 Dec 2016 | VIC
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Terrie Jones has been appointed at the new Head of the School at St Michael's Grammar School from January 2018. St Michael's Grammar is situated in St Kilda with more than 1300 students. Read More

Improvement shown in Tassie TIMSS results
1 Dec 2016 | Tasmania
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Tasmania is bucking the trend and improving in maths and science in primary school compared to 2011 TIMSS results. Together with recent NAPLAN results, Tas students are moving towards being at or above national average. Read More

TIMSS study a wake up call for Australian educators
30 Nov 2016 | Australia
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The Trends in International Mathematics and Science study (TIMSS), released by ACER, shows Australian students moving further down the international leaderboard, with results stagnating over the past 20 years. Read More

Study: Life relevance key in effective learning
29 Nov 2016 | Australia
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New Macquarie University research shows parents can help improve their children’s literacy and numeracy skills by having a greater influence on the type of games they play in their free time. Read More

Resilience key in teacher attrition rates
28 Nov 2016 | Australia
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Recent research finds teachers leaving the profession are less likely to be resilient and that instigating methods to improve teacher resilience may help curb the high numbers leaving their jobs in the first ten years of graduating. Read More

Solving Australia's school funding issues
28 Nov 2016 | Australia
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The Grattan Institute says they can solve Australia's school funding issues by using low inflation savings to fund schools who need it most. ISCA responds that school funding issues will not be solved by a quick fix solution. Read More

School glasses program for kids in Vic
26 Nov 2016 | Victoria
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The Uni of Melb, State Schools Relief and the Vic State Government are conducting eye tests at more than 100 schools in the hope to improve classroom learning for children with undiagnosed vision problems. Read More

Report: Grade 1 phonics check improves literacy levels
24 Nov 2016 | Australia
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With one of the largest proportions of children not achieving literacy standards, Australia may trial a Year 1 Phonics Screening Test already being used in England with positive results. Read More

Kids conference for teachers
24 Nov 2016 | Victoria
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The roles are reversed at the Kids Conference at Australian Catholic University where students in primary or secondary education can present innovative projects relating to history and technologies. Read More

Top 30 per cent of students for teaching
23 Nov 2016 | Victoria
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Teacher education and training in Victoria will be overhauled to ensure teaching students will be from the top 30 per cent of Year 12 graduates, improving the quality of teaching and status of the profession. Read More

SOS wants end to funding deals for private schools
22 Nov 2016 | Australia
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Save Our Schools calls for an end to the special funding deals for private schools in a submission sent to the council and to ministers separately for consideration as part of the negotiations over the future school funding arrangements. Read More


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