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Teacher librarians linked to improved student literacy


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 [...]

Teacher librarians linked to improved student literacy2020-09-08T18:29:42+10:00

Looking to the future: Review of senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training


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

Looking to the future: Review of senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training2020-07-23T17:25:05+10:00

An APTA Evening with ACARA


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 

An APTA Evening with ACARA2020-07-11T23:09:45+10:00

Tasmanian Government’s Digital Futures Strategy


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 [...]

Tasmanian Government’s Digital Futures Strategy2020-06-26T22:46:38+10:00

AITSL Teacher Resource Hub


A great initiative to support teachers working smartly continues past COVID-19 remote teaching. Login to AITSL, inquire, subscribe or curate your own personalised resource list from the AITSL Teacher Resource Hub  

AITSL Teacher Resource Hub2020-06-17T13:43:37+10:00

Review of the Australian Curriculum announced


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/

Review of the Australian Curriculum announced2020-06-15T13:42:53+10:00

NEAT Facebook


Keep alert to local, national and international news from APTA, the joint councils, the professional teaching associations and their professional learning communities.  Follow the NEAT Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/neattas

NEAT Facebook2020-06-13T17:59:25+10:00

APTA National Virtual Forum on the IMPACT of COVID-19


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 National Virtual Forum on the IMPACT of COVID-192020-05-23T16:13:12+10:00

APTA News in Brief May 2020


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 [...]

APTA News in Brief May 20202020-05-18T17:03:45+10:00

The 2020 Annual NEAT Subscription


The 2020 Annual NEAT Subscription is due and the form is available from the Associations page. Please contact the Secretary of NEAT for further details of the recommended broker for NEAT sponsored business insurance cover for committees, meetings, events and professional development days.

The 2020 Annual NEAT Subscription2020-04-30T04:34:07+10:00
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