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PBL seminar
PBL seminar
Delivering Project Based Learning Having students engage with real world problems with project based learning is one of the better ways of delivering knowledge and encouraging soft skills like communication and cooperation. It can take many forms and some help in formulating a PBL initiative has to be welcome.
Never too young for robotics
Never too young for robotics
Capture them young! Engaging students with technology Integrating technology across the curriculum and offering clubs and events like ‘Coding & Robotics’, Inter-house Robotics Competition, STEMies and 'TechMate', inspires students to create with technology.
Jackie Child, Junior School Technologies Coordinator, St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School
Aim high
Aim high
Educator Impact Pulse measures ongoing school and student wellbeing In 1961, John F Kennedy announced a goal for humans to walk on the moon. At about the same time, an industrialist called Henry Kremer announced a series of prizes worth $2.5m in today’s dollars, for a seemingly more modest goal: to fly under human power, over the English Channel.
New TFA cohort sought
New TFA cohort sought
Teach For Australia looking for Associates Applications are now open to join Teach For Australia’s newest cohort of Associates (teachers) through its Leadership Development Program.
Play is valuable
Play is valuable
Prof Pasi Sahlberg to debate the power of play in nature Finnish educator Professor Pasi Sahlberg will be keynote speaker at a free public forum on the Power of Play in Nature at The Concourse, Chatswood on Thursday 5 March.
Data data everywhere
Data data everywhere
Legislation, online threats make data management critical The amount of data we are gathering is huge and only getting bigger, the irony is that the more we have, the more we know, the more questions arise, as does uncertainty about legal culpability.
Play outdoors is essential
Play outdoors is essential
Play in nature essential for children The increasingly isolated, urban lives that children live means that they’re often unable to muck about in the bush and that’s been identified as a bad thing for their physical and social development.
Bright primary children need support
Bright primary children need support
Does GATE have a place in primary schools? When it comes to students who are gifted and talented in academics, finding a school that will challenge the student and foster their abilities is of the utmost importance.
Jacqui Burrage, Principal at Australian Christian College Darling Downs
Read read read
Read read read
Genrefication – Does it improve user engagement with Library collections? As a teacher librarian, I know and see the benefits of reading every day. It’s our number one priority (alongside digital and information literacy).
Madison Dearnaley, Library Aide, Good Shepherd Lutheran College
Children
Children's books very white
More unicorns than non-white characters in kids’ books If you are a child from a non-white background you will be more likely to see a dinosaur or a fairy as a main character in the books that you read rather than someone that might look like you.
Government school funding down down
Government school funding down down
New report – More government funds for private schools Research by SOS questions the methodology for identifying how much funding is going to private schools and reveals that the amount of money for public schools is dropping.
With Trevor Cobbold
Generous scholarship available
Generous scholarship available
New Victorian Mid-Career Teachers Scholarship Public school teachers in Victoria who have been teaching for between five and 15 years can now apply for a new $10,000 scholarship.
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