The joint council, NEAT [Network of Education Associations of Tas] and specifically, TASITE, [Tasmanian Society for Information Technology in Education] the Tasmanian peak professional association for design and technology teachers, IT professionals and information management personnel in education welcome this strategy and look forward to working with industry and government partners in this new Digital Futures strategy for industry and service transformation. Both TASITE and NEAT members range in disciplines and STEM initiatives across the curriculum, from Early Childhood to the Tertiary area, and across all sectors of schooling and career pathways. "A more digitally engaged and confident community that is [...]
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The media release states that Foundation – Year 10 (F–10) Australian Curriculum review is to be completed by the start of 2022. The aim is refining, updating and ‘decluttering’ to better support teachers with implementation. “Feedback strongly supports the need to balance curriculum stability for schools implementing the Australian Curriculum with the need to ensure the curriculum is kept up to date and fit for purpose,” said David de Carvalho." It also states that the review will involve extensive consultation with the profession and engagement with key stakeholders. See details at https://www.acara.edu.au/curriculum/curriculum-review/
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APTA National Virtual Forum on the IMPACT of COVID-19 Thursday 4 June, 6-7 pm via ZOOM This free forum has a particular focus for the subject teacher and professional associations. NEAT Member Association members are welcome to join this online forum. The forum will discuss specific lessons and consequences of rapid responses, flexible home and online learning and teaching as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. Insights gained will be used by APTA in developing its submisson to the Inquiry into Education in Remote and Complex Environments. Forum Convenors: Cheryl Brennan, APTA President; Karen Yager, PTC NSW & APTA Board member; and [...]
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 [...]
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