Table of contents
- 1 DE School News
- 2 DE Network News
- 3 DoE Curriculum News
- 4 Office 365 and professional teaching standards
- 5 Twitterspheric professional learning
- 6 Subscribe
“A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all.” – Chinese proverb
DE School News
Southern Cross School Distance Education Innovations team joined DART at Lake Mungo
Three teachers from the Southern Cross School Distance Education Innovations team joined DART on an epic desert trip to Lake Mungo. Meliss Ellis, Amanda Ritchie and Sheri Hennessy made the journey to create learning materials while attending the Mungo Youth Forum.
A depressurised plane, delays and late night drives through the kangaroos and dust did not deter these fabulous teachers. Well done!
Karabar DEC news Karabar DEC news
In this term’s edition of the Karabar DEC news you will read articles about:
- Textiles and Design Students – World of Wearable Art
- WOW tour to Wellington, New Zealand
- TAS Faculty News
- CAPA – Onstage and Callback
- Mini School Orientation Day
- Aussie Skater Taking on the World
- Sporting Excellence
- Bringing Communities Together, and
- International Women’s Day
DE Network News
Distance Education Student Wellbeing Network
Coordinators – Rachel Angus (SDEHS). Supported by Lisa Keating (DP- SDEHS)
Vision: To share ideas, programs and initiatives between DE schools to improve the wellbeing, attendance and engagement of students enrolled at home via Distance Education with a focus on ‘at risk’ students.
Expressions of Interest of staff that are interested in joining the Distance Education Student Wellbeing Network are being sought. This will include teachers from DE high, primary, preschool and special education schools or centres and may include:
- Head Teachers Welfare
- Year Advisors
- Supervisors of Girls/Boys and Young Mums
- School Counsellors
- Transition Teachers
- Head Teacher Enrolment
- Assistant Principals
- Deputy Principals
- Outreach Centre Coordinators
- Teachers coordinating student wellbeing programs in their school
Meetings will be held each term via Video Conference. The first meeting will be held in Term 2 to see if there is enough interest to begin the network.
If you are interested please contact Rachel Angus on 9383 0234 or via email Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org
DoE Curriculum News
Matematics, English, Science and History stage six teachers from across the state will be meeting in Sydney in May for two days to become familiar with the new syllabus for their curriculum area. Teachers will be supported by curriculum advisors to develop a range of support materials and resources to assist them with new and unfamiliar aspects of the syllabus.
The Distance Education Collegial Network Coordinators for Maths, English, Science and History will be attending this conference and will take their knowledge back to the network members to inform the writing of their learning materials.
Office 365 and professional teaching standards
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!