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“Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still have a big impact.”
Neil Patrick Harris
The RDE and DART team have been busy over the last few weeks, involved in activities, such as:
- State, Directorate and program meetings
- Assessing student placement at DESU with the state DESU Access Panel
- Ongoing support to schools and education teams
- Advice to parents, and
- Video Conference support and Connections virtual excursions
DE Network News
Mathematics DE Collegial Network seeking new Coordinator
After more than five years as coordinator of the Mathematics Network David Thick is stepping down from the position.
We thank David for the wonderful work he has undertaken with the Mathematics network, steering them through a number of years of extensive and intensive learning materials writing for the new Australian Curriculum. The materials created were outstanding and have been shared with all DE high schools. David often said that this was only possible because of the quality, professionalism and focus of each of the network members who all worked hard at being collaborative, supportive of each other and strategic in the way they prioritised writing tasks.
If you are interested in being considered for the role of Mathematics Network Coordinator, please contact David Thick at Southern Cross DE on 66810410.
Languages DE Collegial Network
Video conference meeting will be conducted later this term with network members to plan 2017 actions and activities.
For more information please contact network coordinator Michelle Marotte, at Camden Haven School, on 65568100.
DEVAN (Visual Arts) DE Collegial Network
Discussions underway for 2017 conference which will be held in Queanbeyan and Canberra. Regular term meetings conducted throughout the year. Next meeting will be held in week 6 to develop further plans for the network in 2017. Two network members are currently collaborating on stage 4 Aboriginal Art unit.
Please contact Lindie Matthews, network coordinator, at Sydney DEHS on 93830236.
TAS DE Collegial Network
Food technology Stage 6 is currently being written by a dedicated team of writers from around the DE centres. A VC meeting is being held on Tuesday for network members to provide feedback on materials developed thus far and how things are progressing. The network is working well and being managed by Janet Elliot HT TAS Dubbo SODE. So bouquets to this group.
Design and Technology Stage 6 is also to be written. A working party will be progressed early in term 1 next year to undertake the work.
Please contact Stephen Clayton, network coordinator, at Southern Cross School on 66810324 for more information.
Twitter is a quick and easy tool for participating in and/ or building a Professional Learning Network. To learn more about using twitter for professional learning, download the The Global Digital Citizen Foundation’s Twitter-Tastic Teacher’s Guide. Below are some of Twitter feeds we hope you find worthwhile! Why not tweet us about what other networks you would like us to highlight!