School leadership professional learning and skill acquisition: dispelling the myths
School leaders are not born. They are made over time, via processes of professional learning and development which lead to knowledge generation and skill acquisition. The field of principal professional learning and development, however, is heavily impregnated with long-held myths. Read more
2020 AI for Good Challenge experience – a learning reflection
The AI for Good Challenge is an opportunity for high school students to work in teams on a design-thinking challenge to dream up an innovative idea to solve a global problem using AI technology, while addressing ethical considerations. Dinel Bomiriya and Gideon Tse from Yarra Valley Grammar talk about their experience with the competition and their Anaphylactic shock treating AI leveraged watch.
Git(Hub) on board for industry standard STEM experiences
A phrase that’s often linked to STEM is ‘jobs of the future’ and maybe there should be a career and industry focus to teaching STEM. Industry is very interested and has strong opinions on the area, after all they have a vested interest in the next generation of technologists, scientists and engineers.
Forgetting: the challenge of teaching mathematics
Mathematics is a discipline of interconnected knowledge that is built on prior learning. Students are being asked to recall concepts, skills and procedures in order to successfully learn new material. Learning new content is next to impossible if pre-requisites have been forgotten. This makes the study of forgetting crucial.
Avoid going Apes#!t in the classroom
Prior to becoming a psychologist, I trained as a primary school teacher. During my practicum placements I saw first hand just how much time great teachers spent managing their own emotions, parents’ expectations, difficult students, and at times, difficult colleagues. All things that are rarely talked about in teacher training, but all critical to becoming a successful educator.
Primary school now an award winning community hub
Sandringham East Primary School in bayside Melbourne has won Learning environments Australasia – Vic Chapter’s inaugural People’s Choice Award for 2020.
Southern Cross scholarships up for grabs
Southern Cross University’s Vice President (Engagement) Mr Ben Roche has welcomed additional Federal Government funding of $1.7m under the Destination Australia scholarship program, designed to encourage students to study in regional areas. The Destination Australia scholarships are worth up to $15,000 per year and other Southern Cross University scholarships can range in total value from $150 to $32,000.