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Fast track
Fast track
Looking beyond knowledge-based skills for our newest emerging leaders Starting in 2022, the plan is to fast track a group of emerging leaders into Principalship. The government hopes that the strategy will be its answer to the lack of leadership depth in a system that is struggling to find teachers for teaching and leadership positions across the state.   Currently, the average time taken for an NSW teacher to transition to a Principal role is close to 20 years, with the new program identifying a 10-year fast track process, new leaders will be at the helm in less than half the time of those who have come before them. Given such a dramatic difference in preparation time, it is natural to wonder how these developing leaders will be ready to take on the complex nature of a leadership role in one of the many diverse schools across the state.
Rochelle Borton
Internet
Internet
15-year-olds mostly unprepared for misinformation With teens now spending the equivalent of a working week online there is plenty of opportunity for misinformation to spread.
3D
3D
How 3D printing benefits teachers 3D printing is engaging for students and can make life easier for teachers.
Adam O’Neill, managing director – Australia and New Zealand, Y Soft
Reading
Reading
First impressions: the power of opening lines in children’s novels The feeling we get when reading an opening line - or hearing someone’s voice for the first time - is often a reliable one.
Peter Carnavas, Teacher-Librarian St Andrew’s Anglican College and Author
AI
AI
AI to boost self-regulated learning Self regulation in learning is an essential  skill that can be enhanced using AI and machine learning.
Work
Work
Swinburne gets undergrads working Every Swinburne undergraduate student will receive work integrated learning and real industry experience during their degree.
Safety
Safety
Protection from threats and abuse for principals The threat of physical violence is real for school leaders, students and staff so Victoria is doing something about it.
Training
Training
Immersive hub model teacher training gains traction St Philip’s Christian College and Alphacrucis College’s reformative ‘Hub model’ for tertiary teacher training is getting attention from state and federal government.
ASD
ASD
Play your way through autism Supportive, play-based learning programs can provide ASD children with an opportunity to socially interact and make connections with other children.
Peers
Peers
Peer support works, with support Peer support is effective, but needs structure and monitoring, otherwise the program risk becoming ineffective or having a negative effect
Scholarship
Scholarship
$10K Teachers Health Early Career Scholarship winner announced Damien Nicholls of Mylor Primary School, South Australia wins the scholarship, funds will go towards professional development.
Perform
Perform
Benefits of performance holistic in nature Research has revealed the benefits of Wakakirri to span nurturing an appreciation of the arts through to using skills learned at school, developing life skills, personal development, and promotion of overall wellbeing.
TKP Market Research - Wakakirri 2020 & Mignon Green
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