Techy Primary produces 10-year-olds with industry level skills
Wooranna Park Primary School is a stand out example of what happens when you put the children at the centre of a school; it looks techy, it’s fun and the students tend to show up. The primary employs an Educational Technologist to help ambitious ideas become real. Read more
Is preventing teacher burnout the answer to addressing better outcomes for students?
Principals are currently reporting a significant increase in requests for reduced work hours and days, sick leave, long service leave, referrals to employee assistance programs, unexplained absences and mental health and wellbeing adjustments for staff members.
Temp teachers pressured to do more, can be exploited
NSW public school teachers on short fixed-term contracts report feeling forced to compete with colleagues to stay employed and experience poorer job quality and feel they must jump through hoops to maintain employment.
What a new national assessment system looks like
One of the prominent critics of NAPLAN, and there are a few, is the Gonski Institute. For them and Pasi Sahlberg the whole program needs to be scrapped and replaced with a lower stakes, less intrusive and less potentially harmful model.
National Education Summit returns to Brisbane
The National Education Summit will hold its second Brisbane event in 2021, bringing an extensive professional development program to local educators over two days Friday 4 – Saturday 5 June at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Wakakirri Arts Festival wins National Excellence in Education Award
Wakakirri was recognised by the Australian Performing Arts Teachers Association (APATA) for their contribution to performing arts education in schools at a special presentation at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney on Monday, 17th May, 2021.
How school IT help desks can start unclogging the backlog
The past few months have seen the help desk become a crucible for many school IT pros. The rise of online learning – and the present nerve-wracking return to physical classes – can flood tech support with a deluge of tickets. Even federal agencies are struggling, so does the lone IT professional stand a chance? Definitely, but much more easily by including a few proven education IT technologies and best practices.