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Abseiling for foster kids
Abseiling for foster kids
Abseiling a CBD high-rise for foster kids Fostering is a safety net for kids in need and in recognition of that essential work Victorian high school students and teachers will abseil 27 floors down an iconic Melbourne CBD building in support of foster children.
Education conversations at the Opera House
Education conversations at the Opera House
Sahlberg and Eddie Woo in conversation at the Opera House Two education stars, Eddie Woo of WooTube of maths teaching fame and Pasi Sahlberg the current deputy director of the Gonski Institute for Education will have a conversation at the Sydney Opera house which is sure to poke some educational holy cows.
Money for devices
Money for devices
UNICEF donates $100,000 to Victorian students affected by the bushfires Funds to purchase learning devices for children who have lost their homes through partnership with State Schools’ Relief.
Rockin all over the country
Rockin all over the country
RockFest a leg up for young musos It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll but here’s a big first step, RockFest looks to uncover budding rock musicians offering exposure, prizes and a memorable experience to participants.
Building knowledge of Aboriginal Culture
Building knowledge of Aboriginal Culture
Celebrating Aboriginal Culture and building curriculum skills with Aussie Bush Tales In line with the Australian Curriculum Cross-curricula focus: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Aussie Bush Tales enable students to deepen their knowledge of Australia by engaging with the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.
Class clowns come on down
Class clowns come on down
Class clowns show your faces The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is on the hunt for Australia’s funniest secondary school students, aged between 14 and 18 years, for its annual Class Clowns comedy competition.
Building your evidence engine: Five evidence-informed strategies for promoting rich conversations with young children Strong oral language skills provide children with a platform to communicate effectively, and predict children’s success in formal classroom settings and life trajectories more broadly.
Dr Sandy Houen, Dr Sally Staton, Prof Karen Thorpe and Danielle Toon
Literacy program is winning
Literacy program is winning
NZ writing programme makes literacy jump Write that Essay was first adapted in Queensland by two Brisbane schools in 2016 and has since increased the literary success of hundreds of school students across the state, gaining an average of 51 points in NAPLAN.
One timetable across two campuses increases Year 11 preferences received by 220 per cent 6.5km as the crow flies and a 10-minute bus ride apart, Denison College’s Bathurst High and Kelso High campuses are maximising opportunities and meeting the individual needs of students thanks to a timetabling partnership with Edval Education.
Canva now free to schools
Canva now free to schools
Canva now free to schools, integrates with Google Education Canva is now making its service available to schools for free and is also integrating with Google for Education’s ubiquitous suite of learning tools.
Celia is a tech star in the making
Celia is a tech star in the making
Bright young tech minds uncovered A recent innovation challenge run by Mastercard sought to find the brightest young tech minds in the country and it looks like the quest was successful with Celia, 12, from Western Australia winning with a digital program called ‘HoloTeach'.
Old 3D printers are a handbrake
Old 3D printers are a handbrake
Outdated 3D printers hampering creativity It’s looking increasingly like 3D printing will transform design and engineering in the future and that’s a good reason to give students a thorough grounding in the technology. The problem is the current curriculum is found wanting in the area of 3D printing and word from industry is that old equipment is holding kids back.
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