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We need to share STEAM data and knowledge

The edict to go forth and STEAM has been delivered but it could be much more effective with increased data and interchange of results and ideas.
   The Optimising STEAM Industry-School Partnerships: Inspiring Australia’s Next Generation report says that while there are hundreds of STEAM initiatives being implemented there is no information being gathered and disseminated as to what's been achieved. Read More

 

15 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Primary students need to learn the value of money News Image

Dr Carly Sawatzki works with teacher associations and schools to help teachers develop financial literacy lessons. She says that students need to learn about financial issues, beyond accounting for their pocket money to make sense of and participate in the world. Read More

15 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Trained literacy leaders to boost student performance in Victoria News Image

Literacy Leader Induction Workshops will be set up in 44 centres across Victoria. Delivered by the Bastow Institute of Education Leadership, the workshops will help principals and teachers boost the performance of their students. Read More

15 Oct 2017
Trade training can pay off with higher income than uni News Image

School leavers are going to university based on the idea that this is the only way to a secure future. But more times than not, they would be better suited to doing something they’re truly interested in, earning while they learn, and with little or no debt at the end of their training. Read More

8 Oct 2017
New digital wellbeing platform will aid parents facing youth mental health problems News Image

SchoolTV, an award-winning digital content platform designed to deliver mental health information to parents via schools, is available now. Fronted by leading child and adolescent psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, the platform delivers multi-media based resources on how parents can prevent Read More

8 Oct 2017 | Brisbane, Qld
Award-winning theatre works to tour Qld schools in 2018 News Image

The QMF 2018 Youth Touring program will bring some of Australia’s most exciting artists and works to Queensland schools. To ensure small and remote schools have access to performances and workshops, QMF is offering much lower minimum booking numbers when compared with similar organisations. Read More

8 Oct 2017 | Sydney, NSW
No age limits for next generation of NSW entrepreneurs News Image

Primary school students and would-be teenage tycoons will have the chance to showcase their start-up business ideas at workshops designed to support budding entrepreneurs. Initiate 48 will teach students how to build a real business in just 48 hours. Read More

8 Oct 2017
Vic flagship language-learning disability program announced News Image

Variety Victoria and Melbourne-based charity SHINE have announced a strategic partnership to deliver the inaugural Variety SHINE Intensive Program (VSIP) in 2018, to be held at Port Phillip Specialist School in Port Melbourne under the directorship of Dr Carl Parsons. Read More

8 Oct 2017 | Sydney, NSW
Winners of 2017 NGS Super Scholarship Awards announced News Image

Winners of the 2017 NGS Super Scholarship Awards have been announced. Formerly known as the Dedicated to the Dedicated Awards, the awards encourage the professional development of teachers, support staff and management staff of non-government schools Read More

8 Oct 2017 | Sunshine Coast, QLD
Phonics spelling resource Sound Waves Online wins education publishing award News Image

Sunshine Coast-based Firefly Education has won the Best Student Resources – English (Literacy, Literature, Language) in the annual Education Publishing Awards for the second year in a row for the revamp of their successful phonemic spelling resource, Sound Waves Online. Read More

6 Oct 2017
Canvas scores with RMIT, Uni Canberra and Uni Sydney News Image

RMIT University, Australia's largest tertiary institution, the University of Canberra and the University of Sydney, have implemented Canvas to deliver a flexible, progressive and student-centred approach to learning. Read More

2 Oct 2017 | Australia
Susan Pascoe to oversee Certification Advisory Board News Image

Susan Pascoe AM has been appointed as independent Chair of the Australian Principal Certification Advisory Board. As Chair, she will work closely with Australian Principal Certification Advisory Board Read More

2 Oct 2017 | Australia
Parents worry about too much screen time... and not enough outdoor play: Gallup Survey News Image

Just one in five Australian parents (23%) strongly agree it’s good for children to have to figure out how to entertain themselves from time to time… without the aid of an electronic device or a structured extracurricular activity. That’s the takeaway finding from research by Gallup and toymaker Melissa & Doug Read More