DE News 2017 T1 W07

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” –Bill Gates

ADDES update

Instructional Videos for Year 12 Mathematics using CAS Technology

Target Audience: Upper Secondary Mathematics Teachers (Year 11/12 –Year 13 in New Zealand)

Date: Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Time:  1.00pm to 1.45pm (AEDST – Melbourne)

In this session, Neale Woods will demonstrate a series of parallel Computer Algebra System (CAS) instructional videos, screen captures and document downloads he has created using the TI-Nspire CAS, Casio Classpad and Mathematica technologies. Neale will also demonstrate the techniques he used in structuring and creating the videos.

Click on the following link to join the session –

For more information please contact Danile Rattigan at Sydney DEHs on 93830200.


DE School News

Southern Cross School DE news

Staff at Southern Cross School of Distance Education are in the throes of planning their 2017 Student Camp which will be conducted over four days. Teachers are looking forward to sharing these activities with their students. The structure for the students involves:

  • Day 1: Activities with teachers
  • Day 2: Exodus Outdoor activities and camp set up
  • Day 3: Exodus Activities such as white/flatwater canoing and Al-pine climb
  • Day more Exodus activities and return
    We look forward to hearing about all about the camp fun next term.

Sydney Distance Education High School news

In this edition of Sydney Distance Education High School newsletter you will read interesting and informative articles, such as:

  • Girl’s Workshop
  • Learning Hubs
  • Email from past student, and
  • Mentoring program

DoE Curriculum News

HSC Rural and Remote Marking Program (RRMP)

The HSC Rural and remote Marking Program (RRMP) gives rural teachers an opportunity to engage in HSC marking with many professional learning benefits to teachers and their future students. Teachers who are successful in applying to be a HSC maker through RRMP will be supported by NES, covering the cost of the sacual relief for the briefing day. In addition, the Rural and Distance Education Unit will support successful applicants by providing the cost of teacher relief for the day prior and the day after the briefing session.

Read the 2017 HSC marking flyer for more information. Application forms can be found at

If you require more information please contact Kimberley Hill, Rural and Distance Education Officer by phone or  

HSIE 7-12

hsie State-wide staff meeting

The next NSW HSIE State-wide Staff Meeting, held via Adobe Connect, is scheduled for:

These meetings are a short point in time meeting of HSIE ionformation and the support being provided by Secondary Education HSIE, an update from BOSTES, and a chance to ask state office questions related to HSIE, to be answered live where possible. Please note that these meetings are not recorded. More detail can be read in the HSIE – statewide agenda.

Stage 6 History Syllabuses are OUT

They cab be downloaded fromn this link

State office, through the HSIE Advisor, Jenny Curtis, will be supporting the imp[lementation of Stage 6 History via a leadership project titled Stage 6 mEsh.

For further information, see the latest edition of SchoolBiz.

If requiring more information please contact, Jennifer Curtis, HSIE Advisor 7-12 Secondary Curriculum, Learning and Teaching Directorate on 02 9244 5463.


Twitter iconTwitterspheric professional learning

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!

International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

International Society for Technology in Education


Universal design for Learning

Common Sense Education


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