APTA News in Brief May 2020

APTA President, Cheryl Brennan reports, ” As we watch the daily news we are observing a changing landscape and attempts to help us all understand and cope with an ever-evolving reality, both in Australia and globally. As part of the unprecedented events facing society, teachers have had to adapt to remote learning and many other changes in their daily work. For a workforce to turn around and adapt to change and develop online learning capacities within only a few days is astounding! For professional teacher associations this is obviously a very challenging time; but it is also a time of possibilities. Professional teacher associations, more than ever, are the ‘go to’ for quality, trusted support. Your members do need you and to hear from you as ‘encouragers’, mentors, supporters and as a useful, credible resource.”