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2410, 2021

APTA AGM 13 November 2021

By |October 24th, 2021|Categories: NEAT|

APTA Annual General Meeting 2021 Pursuant to section 7.4(a) of the APTA constitution, this post provides notice that the APTA AGM will be held on Saturday 13 November 2021 from 2:00pm to 2:30pm AEDT via Zoom (1:30pm SA, 1:00pm QLD, 12:30pm NT). Business to be conducted at the AGM includes: Confirmation of the minutes of the previous AGM Consideration of the financial statements Consideration of member reports and president’s report Determination regarding [...]

2410, 2021

APTA News in Brief – October 2021

By |October 24th, 2021|Categories: NEAT|

APTA's News in Brief - October 2021 Includes: President's report APTA's strategic priorities Webinar with Dr Ben Jensen Upcoming meeting with DESE ACARA update HALT summit - what is AITSL's future focus? ITE consultations

3008, 2021

APTA Webinar with Dr Ben Jensen “Back to the future: the fall and rise of subject teaching in Australian Education”

By |August 30th, 2021|Categories: NEAT|

APTA webinar with Dr Ben Jensen The Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) extends an invite to you and your associations to attend an “Back to the future: the fall and rise of subject teaching in Australian Education”. Australian education has seen many changes over the years; it feels as though there is always a new policy or reform being announced. Constant change has not resulted in constant improvement in student [...]

207, 2021

Contribute to the Professional Educator journal

By |July 2nd, 2021|Categories: NEAT|

Dear NEAT colleagues and friends of Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA)  You are invited to contribute an article to the Australian College of Educators’ Professional Educator journal. Established in 1959, the College is the longest serving professional association for Australian educators. The theme of the Professional Educator in an upcoming print and online issue this year is ‘The Problem’ [Edition 1, Vol 25], addressing the major problem(s) or challenges(s) in education. [...]

103, 2021

APTA Workshop: Getting governance right. Online March 16, 2021 7.30pm

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: NEAT|

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: Presenter Dr Deb Hull, APTA Board Member, CPTAV President and Executive [...]

502, 2021

Humanities State Conference 2021: Redefining Our Place

By |February 5th, 2021|Categories: NEAT|

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 [...]

2711, 2020

NEAT Meeting & AGM 2020

By |November 27th, 2020|Categories: NEAT|

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 - to register.\ AGENDA Minutes and Action from the 2019 [...]

2209, 2020

Learning First’s Ben Jensen on a new approach to education strategy

By |September 22nd, 2020|Categories: NEAT|

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 [...]

1609, 2020

Years 9 – 12 Project – Tasmanian stakeholder consultation on scoping papers

By |September 16th, 2020|Categories: 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

809, 2020

Alert: NEAT Member Association Feedback on the Years 9-12 Scoping Papers open until 25th of September 2020.

By |September 8th, 2020|Categories: NEAT|

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 [...]

809, 2020

Teacher librarians linked to improved student literacy

By |September 8th, 2020|Categories: NEAT|

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 [...]

2307, 2020

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

By |July 23rd, 2020|Categories: NEAT|

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

1107, 2020

An APTA Evening with ACARA

By |July 11th, 2020|Categories: NEAT|

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 [...]

2606, 2020

Tasmanian Government’s Digital Futures Strategy

By |June 26th, 2020|Categories: NEAT|

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 [...]

1706, 2020

AITSL Teacher Resource Hub

By |June 17th, 2020|Categories: NEAT|

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  

1506, 2020

Review of the Australian Curriculum announced

By |June 15th, 2020|Categories: NEAT|

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." [...]

1306, 2020

NEAT Facebook

By |June 13th, 2020|Categories: NEAT|

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2305, 2020

APTA National Virtual Forum on the IMPACT of COVID-19

By |May 23rd, 2020|Categories: NEAT|

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 [...]

1805, 2020

APTA News in Brief May 2020

By |May 18th, 2020|Categories: NEAT|

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 [...]

104, 2020

The 2020 Annual NEAT Subscription

By |April 1st, 2020|Categories: NEAT|

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.

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