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Qualified approval of MiniLit for struggling Year 1 readers

Evidence for Learning has published its evaluation report on MiniLit, a small group, phonics-based, program for struggling Year 1 readers. Early support for struggling readers is crucial to putting them on a path to reading achievement, which is a key predictor for future academic success. With an ongoing public debate about effective reading approaches, this report is an important contribution to the discussion. MiniLit did not have an additional impact on passage reading, but there was evidence of significant improvement in foundational skills. Read More

 

8 Dec 2018 | Brisbane
The National Education Summit is heading to Brisbane News Image

The National Education Summit will hold it’s inaugural Queensland event in 2019, bringing a comprehensive professional development program to educators 31 May – 1 June at the Convention. Centre  Read More

7 Dec 2018 | Melbourne
$100k Fellowship for Victorian school leaders: applications closing soon News Image

John Hattie has really put Melbourne on the map education wise and you can access the opportunity to work with the man himself through a Menzies Fellowship. Read More

4 Dec 2018 | Melbourne
Swinburne project encourages women into STEM News Image

Swinburne University of Technology researchers have started on a project, titled ‘Standing out from the Crowd’, targeting 20 urban and 10 rural Victorian secondary schools and seeking to encourage women in STEM. Read More

30 Nov 2018
Abandoning ‘The Age of Manufacture’ concept: How collaboration works for learners and teachers News Image

In his book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, (2009) Ken Robinson writes  “Students are educated in batches, according to age, as if the most important thing they have in common is their date of manufacture.” Read More

29 Nov 2018 | National
Funding for future female leaders News Image

Funding from The National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative has been made available to both teaching and non-teaching female staff working in Australia’s K–12 education sector. Read More

20 Nov 2018 | National
Testing the teaching profession News Image

Teaching is essential but keeping teachers is hard and a new parliamentary inquiry into the profession will seek to find out how those in the profession can be made happy and fulfilled. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | Queensland
Students sing their Songs of Belonging with Opera Queensland’s help News Image

Yeronga State High School in inner-south Brisbane school has partnered with Opera Queensland to develop a stripped back opera to spotlight the stories and vocal abilities of its diverse student body. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | National
Think you’re a Sphero hero? News Image

Sphero’s been a hit with Aussie educators and the company behind the programmable rolling robot are giving them a chance to strut their stuff.
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12 Nov 2018 | National
National Archives presents the WW1 aftermath online News Image

With Armistice Day just passed its timely to reflect on the lives of people after the war ended, how they reacted when they came home, rebuilt lives, careers and relationships. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | Melbourne
Year 9 students have a year at Ivanhoe Grammar School’s University News Image

Ivanhoe Grammar students will be given a taste of university life for a year commencing in 2019 building upon the school’s successful short-term program which ran for 10 years. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | Queensland
Expanded Qld disciplinary powers harmful News Image

Legislation expanding Queensland principals’ disciplinary powers was intended to decrease the number of suspensions and exclusions but has had the opposite effect. Read More

12 Nov 2018 | England
Pay attention to ADHD kids News Image

Interventions which include one-to-one support and a focus on self-regulation improved academic outcomes in kids with ADHD providing an alternative to medication. Read More