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- 1 DE School News
- 2 DE Network News
- 4 Twitterspheric professional learning
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“We are more of who we are due to the connections that we have made” – Anon
DE School News
In the May edition of Southern Cross School of Distance Education newsletter you will read articles about:
- Science Online Learning with CANVAS
- Science Mini-schools
- Busting some of the HSC literacy and numeracy myths, and
- Opportunities for students
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers – DE Working Party
The distance education staff collaborating on adding a DE lens to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers met last week in Ballina at Southern Cross DE. The working party has collaborated to create a resource that will be useful for distance education teachers seeking accreditation at the profficiency level.
At this meeting the working party reviewed their resource document in readiness to discuss and share with the DE Leaders at their next meeting.
Our thanks to the members of the working party for their hard work and focus. The members of the working party are:Sueanne Matthews, Stephen Clayton, John Ryan, Danielle Cleary, Hedda Whitfield, Debbie Murray, Sharon Hodgson and Cate Chapple.
DE Network News
Networking by Coordinators at Southern Cross School DE
Kym Knight from Rural and Distance Education had the great honour of meeting with the Distance Education Collegial Network coordinators based at Southern Cross DE. During her visit she and the network coordinators discussed a number of aspects of their DE collegial networks, including:
- the vision, goals, activities and timelines
- roles and responsibilities of the coordinator and network members
- communication strategies
- Creation and sharing of resources, and
- sharing positive stories
Kym would like to thank Sharon Hodgson, Deputy Principal Southern Cross DE, for organising and coordinating the network session and the network coordinators for their warm welcome and enthusiasm for their role as network coordinator.
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!