APTA Governance workshop Attached is a flyer promoting the APTA "Getting Governance Right" workshop scheduled for March 16 2021. APTA invites all Board, Committee members and Executive Officers of professional teacher associations to attend this relevant and important governance session. Details Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021 Time: 07:30pm - 08:30pm AEDT Venue: Online via Zoom Price: $30.00 +GST Register here: https://ptcnsw.eventsair.com/apta-getting-governance-right-2021/register/Site/Register Presenter Dr Deb Hull, APTA Board Member, CPTAV President and Executive Officer of History Teachers' Association of Victoria From her experience in and out of teachers' associations, Dr Deb Hull will present the legal obligations of Board members, best practice principles for [...]
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2021 Humanities State Conference Redefining Our Place Saturday, 20 March 2021 St Patrick’s College, Launceston “The task of the people who teach and learn in a school of Humanities is not to forget that [this] is no useless study.” - Robert Menzies The Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English (TATE), the Tasmanian Geography Teachers' Association (TGTA) and the Tasmanian History Teachers' Association (THTA) proudly invite you and your team to be a part of our State Humanities Conference. The conference will be held on Saturday, 20 March 2021 at St Patrick’s College, Launceston. This year’s theme is Humanities: Redefining our [...]
NEAT Meeting & AGM Tuesday 8 December, 2020 at Hadley's Orient Hotel 5.00pm - 6.30pm All members representing member associations are invited to an end-of-year gathering and 2020 reflection in the Leadlight Room.The Annual General Meeting will commence at 6.00pm-6.30pm. Afternoon/afterwork refreshments provided. Virtual connections for statewide participation can be available for the AGM elections if needed - RSVP email@example.com - to register.\ AGENDA Minutes and Action from the 2019 AGM President’s Report [available to members via email request] Treasurer’s Report [available to members via email request] Constitution Election of Office-bearers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Officer and Executive Committee 2020-2021 [...]
Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result: why we need a new approach to education strategy Learning First Sep 8, 2020 This is a thought-provoking article for NEAT Memember Associations. In addition, when the last PISA results were released in December, 2019 Ben Jensen "wrote a blog post on how systems should respond to the results by shifting their strategy to what happens in their classrooms. I argued that they should make a proper diagnosis of the strengths and weaknesses of teaching and learning in specific subjects in order to develop actions for improvement." NEAT [...]
Watch the Introduction to the Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework video on YouTube Contact NEAT to register for the 'drop in' to cross-sectoral feedback discussions via MS Teams' channel - Wednesday 23 September 5.00pm - 7.00pm. NEAT's response will be forwarded to the Project Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alert: NEAT Member Association Feedback on the Years 9-12 Scoping Papers open until 25th of September 2020.Jillian Abell2020-09-08T18:42:12+10:00
Teachers and the wider educational community are key partners in the course development process in the Years 9 to 12 Project. Scoping Ppaers for each course in the first stage will have four formal points of consultation for interested stakeholders between September 2020 and June 2021. There will be consultation on: Course Scope Structural Overview and Key Features (Nov/Dec) Initial Draft Course (March 2021) Final Draft Course (June 2021) Scoping Papers are now available for all courses. SCOPING PAPERS LEAVE FEEDBACK See where each different Learning Area could be headed including which courses are being redeveloped this year, please view the Road Maps page. [...]
New research by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) reveals South Australian schools with a qualified teacher librarian are more likely to have improved student literacy outcomes. The 2019 census addresses the absence of accurate information about the current nature of school library and information services in Australia by collecting data on areas related to staffing, support, facilities and funding of school libraries, as well as identify how information services are managed when there is no staffed library provision within a school. As part of the study, ACER analysed NAPLAN 2018 data and found students’ reading, writing, spelling, grammar and [...]
Looking to the future: Review of senior secondary pathways into work, further education and trainingJillian Abell2020-07-23T17:25:05+10:00
The Education Council has published the final report of the Looking to the future: Review of senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training chaired by Professor Peter Shergold AC. It has been endorsed by the Education Ministers. Education Council's Pathways Review website. Final report Tasmanian Government submission
Dear Member Associations, The Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) extends an invite to your association to attend an APTA and ACARA led overview of the Australian Curriculum Review - its purposes and processes across the various states. The focus will be on the role of the professional teachers associations. Date: Thursday 23 July, 2020 Time: 6pm - 7pm via Zoom Cost: FREE Presenters David de Carvalho, ACARA CEO & Janet Davy, ACARA Director of Curriculum Register here
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 [...]