Education News

Doors closed library open
Doors closed library open
State Library Victoria doors closed, resources very open Australia’s oldest public library is offering free access to a range of collections, eresources and online services while its physical doors are closed.
Virtual careers expo
Virtual careers expo
Australia’s first ever virtual national careers expo Torrens University Australia has joined forces with universities and higher education institutions to organise the nation’s first ever virtual careers expo.
Resources and experiences free
Resources and experiences free
Resources and virtual experiences for locked down kids Merlin Entertainments ANZ, owner and operator of SEA LIFE Aquariums, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and other first rate attractions have launched a free education resource portal ‘Merlin’s Education Toolbox’.
Studyclix free
Studyclix free
Free online VCE teaching resources for Vic schools affected by COVID-19 VCE study resource Studyclix.com.au has extended an invitation for all schools affected by the COVID-19 closures to take advantage of free school licenses for the Studyclix platform.
Youth surveyed
Youth surveyed
Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2020 is open Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2020 is now open, with the charity extending the opening period to encourage as many young people as possible aged 15-19 across Australia to have their say.
Literary resouce links to published authors
Literary resouce links to published authors
Kids' online creative writing platform enlists Aussie authors and offers free resources Littlescribe is an Australian online educational writing platform which kickstarts school childrens’ writing by linking them with published authors. The platform is now making literacy services free to teachers and parents working to keep home learning on track.
Winners are grinners
Winners are grinners
2020 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards give a nod to 12 outstanding teachers The diversity of teachers given the 2020 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Award highlights the importance of vision in bringing great education.
Brandon is homeschooled
Brandon is homeschooled
Free weeks of homeschooling plus tips for parents Just to be on the safe side many parents are keeping their kids home or getting out of the city altogether, that means keeping up with their learning.
Involve teachers in design
Involve teachers in design
Teachers need to be included in classroom design Billions of dollars are being spent on new-build schools each year, but one vital piece is missing: input from teachers themselves who are very qualified to inform the design of innovative learning spaces.
An opportunity
An opportunity
COVID-19: An opportunity to listen, learn, and lead with our children As the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the implications for schools and families remain front and center. During this unprecedented time, we are hopeful that parents will remember the critical importance of listening to and learning from their children. 
Dr Russ Quaglia and Dr Lisa Lande, Quaglia Institute for School Voice and Aspirations
One of the best
One of the best
Australian teacher named in the top 50 shortlist for us $1 million Global Teacher Prize 2020 Maths teacher Ashley Stewart from Newton Moore Senior High School, Bunbury, Western Australia, has been included in the top 50 shortlist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2020 in partnership with UNESCO. Now in its sixth year, the US$1 million award is the largest prize of its kind and the 2020 winning ceremony will be held in London
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.