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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

 

14 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
2018 TeachTechPlay Conference nearly here News Image

Teachers from all across Australia, Philippines and New Zealand will gather again at the 2018 #TTPlay Conference to enjoy a great cohort of speakers and the informative, fun sessions that the conference has come to be known for. Read More

14 Mar 2018 | South Australia
Two indigenous scholarships from Bridging the Gap Foundation and International College of Hotel Management News Image

Bridging the Gap Foundation has announced a new partnership with the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) to provide two scholarships for Indigenous students to attend the college and study hospitality. Read More

14 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
Overcoming School Refusal: A practical guide for teachers, counsellors, caseworkers and parents News Image

While it can be challenge getting kids to perform at school, for some the challenge is getting them there in the first place. School refusal affects up to 5% of children and is a complex and stressful issue for the child, their family and school. Read More

13 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
School autonomy double edged sword News Image

Giving schools more autonomy was supposed to promote a nimbler, more accountable system both academically and financially, and it has, but not without deficits in fairness, politically, culturally and economically. Read More

13 Mar 2018 | Adelaide
Conference looks at big data, AI, the Internet of Things and the future of learning News Image

The 2018 Digital Learning Summit next week, hosted by the University of South Australia will explore the impact of  digital technology on where, when and how we learn. Read More

12 Mar 2018 | Sydney
22 international teams, 51 Aussies in robot battle News Image

High school teams from across the Asia Pacific will arrive at Quaycentre Sydney to battle it out at the FIRST Robotics Competition Australian Regionals on Friday. This is the 27th season of the competition. Read More

9 Mar 2018
Data literacy needs more work News Image

We know this much: interpreting and applying data is a big part of improving the way schools function and monitoring how students are performing. It’s just that a lot of educators don’t know all that much about how it is done. Read More

8 Mar 2018 | National
Specialist programs and data make a difference as standards go nowhere News Image

It’s 10 years in and NAPLAN has revealed one thing: there have been no significant gains in either reading or numeracy. The biggest improvements have been achieved with teaching approaches, intensive teaching programs and data. Read More

8 Mar 2018 | USA
The opposite of standardised testing works News Image

Australia has had 10 years of NAPLAN and the wash up is that standards haven’t really budged, so what now, more testing? Maybe test the test, or the teachers. Or maybe change the way we’re testing. Read More

8 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
New AITSL Guidelines For Principals News Image

Some are born great, some have greatness thrust upon them, some wing it. Often there isn’t much in the way of preparing someone for a leadership role, it just kind of happens. Steps are being made though to help principals to lead. Read More

7 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
Teacher wellbeing - an essential benefit of flipped learning News Image

One of the main reasons teachers leave the profession is due to workload, anxiety, stress and burnout. Whilst not a panacea, I have found that implementing in-class flipped learning has reduced stress and anxiety. Read More

6 Mar 2018 | Brisbane
World Science Festival Brisbane 2018 News Image

The World Science Festival Brisbane has a huge program in store for attendees with highlights like the world premiere of Close Encounters of the Third Kind in Concert, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s classic film. Read More