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Creating a performance and development culture in school
Creating a performance and development culture in school
Enhancing Clarkson Community High School’s Performance Culture in 2019 As Head of Learning Area (HoLA) English and Humanities, Level 3 Classroom Teacher (L3CT) and occasional Acting Deputy Principal, Thomas Jones takes a keen interest in innovative and student-centred curriculum, rigorous assessment practices, data application and high trust cultures.
Thomas Jones
Free stuff
Free stuff
Corwin offers free resources for transition to online learning Corwin Australia is offering its School Leaders’ Online Toolkit and Online Teaching Toolkit free to schools needing help with transitioning to online learning. To access the toolkits and receive new resources and ongoing updates, school principals and teachers need to register online.
I can see
I can see
83 per cent of students from Prep to Grade 3 are not accessing eye health services The ‘Glasses for Kids’ program aims to remove vision impairment as a potential barrier to educational engagement and in Term 1, 2020 340 schools from some of the most disadvantaged areas of Victoria are expected to participate.
Strategies to help kids cope
Strategies to help kids cope
Sensory strategies in the classroom What comes to mind when you visualise a classroom?  The posters on the wall, the chitter chatter of students, desks with colourful pencils, children’s artwork? For a student with sensory processing challenges, these things can all be very distressing and get in the way of their learning.
Dr Nicole Grant OT and Kimberlee Drummond OT, Gateway Therapies
No good
No good
AEU – My School changes ignore NAPLAN’s real problems Changes to the way NAPLAN data is presented on the My School website to compare the performance of students from like backgrounds do nothing to address  the issues of corrupted data introduced by the shambolic rollout of NAPLAN Online says the AEU’s Corenna Haythorpe.
Remote primary teaching is hard
Remote primary teaching is hard
Primary schools’ virus response needs to leverage tech Mass closing of schools both primary and secondary in response to the virus’ spread hasn’t happened, yet. And while secondary students will probably be used to working online and self-directing the challenge of teaching primary school children without a teacher being in the room is tougher.
Home learning a goer
Home learning a goer
Keep learning maths even if isolated by COVID-19 Origo Education, creators of the popular GO Maths and Stepping Stones maths programs will launch a free online resource to help keep primary school children learning even if isolated at home due to COVID-19.
Creative cloud Canvas partnership
Creative cloud Canvas partnership
Partnership lets students access industry standard creative tools Adobe Creative Cloud has been integrated with Canvas, allowing millions of students and educators to access creative tools like Spark, Photoshop and Illustrator from within the LMS many schools use every day.
Watch what you say
Watch what you say
Connecting to kids safely Designed in Australia to safely connect kids and parents, SPACETALK is a self-contained mobile phone in a GPS-enabled smartwatch that provides no access to social media and no open access to the internet.
The Show will go on
The Show will go on
Good news for Wakakirri Schools re COVID-19. The Show will go on! Wakakirri has announced that "The show will go on" for the 260+ schools that have signed up for the 2020 Story Dance Competition.
A new school
A new school
How a Tasmanian school grew students enrolled by 312 per cent It’s been a bit over 12 months since Ron West arrived as the new principal at Australian Christian College Burnie in Tasmania and in that time enrolments have jumped, more than tripled in fact.
Viv joins Monash
Viv joins Monash
Professor Viv Ellis is new Monash Dean of the Faculty of Education Monash University has welcomed Professor Viv Ellis as the newly-appointed Dean of the Faculty of Education, following an international search.
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