Table of contents
- 1 AADES NEWS
- 2 Access Program School News
- 3 DE School News
- 4 DE Network News
- 5 Twitterspheric professional learning
- 6 Subscribe
“A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams
The new Australasian Association Distance Education (AADES) Website is now live. It includes a recording of last week’s webinar by Marie-Anne Petelo of SDEHS on ‘The Surprising Truth About What Really Motivates Us’ and how it applies to our distance education context. You can access this webinar on www.aades.edu.au
AADES is now publishing distance education school news articles. This is a great opportunity to promote the great work occurring in your schools. If you would like to have an article published please contact Daniel Rattigan on 9383 5000.
Access Program School News
At the end of week 8 the students, staff and community celebrated Yeoval Central School’s Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) values through a variety of whole school activities, including students creating the initials PBL by laying on their towels.
A drone captured the PBL initials which can be seen in this photo. The students had a lot of fun supporting each other to create the image and demonstrated their PBL values whilst doing so.
DE School News
The team from Southern Cross DE (Matt Cartwright, Sam Nelson and Steven Clayton) took a road trip to Dubbo SODE and Karabar DE to deliver professional learning and create curriculum materials to use the microbit techology to support coding in the new TAS syllabus.
For more information please contact Jason Ferns at Southern Cross DE on 6881 0412.
DE Network News
The members of the Devan (Visual Arts) Distance Education Collegial network met last Thursday and Friday in Canberra at the National Art Gallery for their annual conference. The network members enagaged in excellent professional learning, sharing of their work in their own schools, and forward planning for their network and the 2018 conference. The photo of tsome of the network members is showing them looking at an Art piece in the Defying Empire exhibition.
For more information please contact network coordinator Lindie Matthews 9383 0236.
DE Collegial Network coordinators meeting – Karabar Distance Education
Kym shared a few network resources and Meraj and Jeanine provided an update of their network’s activities.
Science: The network is focussed on developing learning materials for stage six for the new curriculum. Resources are shared on google drive.
SEAT: The network members are working together on a number of courses. These courses are FSK, Work Studies and Financial Management. The network is sharing their resources on onedrive.
Meraj and Jeanine can be contacted at Karabar DE on 6210 5200.
Mathematics DE Collegial Network
The Mathematics network is meeting this Friday 29 June to discuss:
- Network day meeting for December 1 at Sydney DEHS.
- Feedback on booklets created
- Assignment style assessments on 1st December?
- Nesa syllabus support material
- Writing/editing. Structure/responsibilities, and
- Planning for meeting dates for 2018.
Please contact network coordinator, Nina Thomas for further information. Nina can be contacted on 9383 0400.
Rural and Remote Education Conference 2017
Celebrate and share successful school-based strategies around innovation, resilience and community at the Rural and Remote Education Conference 2017.
Venue: Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach
Date: 7th – 8th September 2017
To register or to find out more about the event please visithttp://www.rde.nsw.edu.au/ruraledconf/
Registration date is 25 Aug 2017.
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!