New resources on Common Sense Graphite

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Renaissance to Rococo: 7 Art History Apps and Sites Want to make your art history lesson interactive and engaging but don’t know where to start? Check out our list of websites that feature educational resources to build your art history lesson plans while fostering an engaging dialogue with your students. Zoom In on These 12 Fun… Continue Reading New resources on Common Sense Graphite

DE News 2015 T1 W06

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” Anonymous Infinite Futures Conference – Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century The Infinite Futures 2015 Conference from 9-11 September will focus on Educational Leadership, Innovation and Technology. Workshops and keynotes presented by leading Principals and Heads of School Curriculum with focus on Teaching and Learning for 2015 and… Continue Reading DE News 2015 T1 W06

‘SALT’ Bush Tour: regenerating women’s choices

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

 Delivering Try-a-Trade Workshops in South West NSW  The ‘SALT’ Bush Tour will begin in Yass on 16 March 2015 and finish in Wagga Wagga on 27 March 2015. Tour details are provided on the page 2 of the SALT 2015 flyer. SALT (Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen) is a support network for tradeswomen, apprentices and women/girls considering a career… Continue Reading ‘SALT’ Bush Tour: regenerating women’s choices

DE News 2015 T1 W05

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” B.B King DE School News Congratulations Hilary! Hilary Hughes, Principal of Open High School, has been awarded an Outstanding Contribution Award by the government of the Republic of Korea. Eighteen of these were presented world-wide and only one in Australia. The award… Continue Reading DE News 2015 T1 W05

Accessibility is every teachers responsibility

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Every school in Australia has legal obligations and responsibilities under Federal legislation such as the Disability Standards for Education (DSE) (2005) to ensure that any learner with or without a disability is able to participate in learning on the same basis. Participation means so much more than access to buildings and ramps! For the modern learners participation applies to the digital… Continue Reading Accessibility is every teachers responsibility

DE News 2015 T1 W04

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela. DE School News Vaccination for Students Enrolled in Distance Education NSW Health works in partnership with education authorities to offer the vaccines recommended under the National Immunisation Program for adolescents in a school vaccination program. Students who are enrolled… Continue Reading DE News 2015 T1 W04

GTA NSW’s 2014 HSC Examination Review

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Geography Teachers Association of New South Wale (GTA NSW) is organizing the 2014 HSC Examination Review. Experienced HSC Geography teachers, who have all participated in marking the 2014 marking process, will share their comments about student performance, teaching strategies and preparation for the 2015 HSC examination and beyond. Dates and locations Sydney: Rosebank College –… Continue Reading GTA NSW’s 2014 HSC Examination Review

Vaccination for students enrolled in distance education

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NSW Health works in partnership with education authorities to offer the vaccines recommended under the National Immunisation Program for adolescents in a school vaccination program. Students who are enrolled in distance education are eligible for the following free age-appropriate vaccines: Year 7 students human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in a 3-dose schedule diphtheria-tetanus-whooping cough (dTpa) vaccine… Continue Reading Vaccination for students enrolled in distance education

Inclusion and the power of participation

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

This is an inspiring story. It about inclusion and the power of participation. “A child tried to quit band, teacher had other plans. As his body weakened from a muscle disease, young Ethan knew the time had come. He told his music teacher he’d have to give up his favourite school activity. “I was lagging behind,” says Ethan. “And they… Continue Reading Inclusion and the power of participation