DE News 2018 T1 W11

Published on: Author: martindickens

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” – Chinese Proverb

DE Symposium Details

Date: Thursday 9 and Friday 10 August

Venue: Rydges World Square, Sydney

Audience: Distance Education and Access Program Schools – Executive and teachers P-12

Watch this space

More information and details will be provided as they become available, such as:

  • Registration process
  • Symposium structure
  • Support from schools for a video that showcases an initiative
  • Collegial Network and workshop session details

Please contact any member of the planning team for more information.

  • Kym Knight – DE Symposium Planning Coordinator, RDE State Office, 02 6334 8074
  • Sharon Hodgson – DE Symposium Planning Coordinator, Southern Cross SODE, 66810300
  • Jenny Ballhausen – Dubbo SODE, 02 5804 7000
  • Daniel Elvy – NSW School of Languages, 02 9381 4800
  • Sueanne Matthews – KDEC, 02 6210 5200
  • Crystal Stanford – Peak Hill Central School, 02 6869 1304
  • Martin Dickens – RDE State Office, 02 6334 8184

Sharon Hodgson

Danielle Elvy

Danielle Elvy

Jenny Ballhausen

Jenny Ballhausen

Crystal Stanford

Crystal Stanford

Sueanne Matthews

Kym Knight

 Martin Dickens

RDE News

Training – CPR and Anaphylaxis

The RDE team and Bathurst State Colleagues participated in CPR and Anaphylaxis training. A lot of fun and learning was had by all.

DE School News

The DE Leaders and RDE team met in Dubbo at the ZOO during week 10. The agenda items covered areas such as:

  • Student Enrolments
  • Learning Materials and Resources
  • “Open Mike Session”
  • School Planning
  • Sessions for Secondary and Primary
  • Department and Systems, and
  • School sharing- PBL at Dubbo SODE

Our thanks to Debbie Murray, Principal Dubbo SODE and her staff for organising and conducting the meeting.

Southern Cross SODE Newsletter

Articles in this edition of the school newsletter are:

  • Principal’s message
  • Focus on English, and
  • Textiles workshop


DE Network News

 DE Preschool Meeting

Last week, the preschool teachers from Broken Hill SOTA and Dubbo SODE met in Dubbo for their first face to face meeting of the year. Jan Schorn from Broken Hill SOTA, as the new network coordinator, organised a very collaborative and worthwhile meeting. The teachers enjoyed the opportunity to come together to focus on their work with their preschoolers. In addition, they shared their learning materials and collaborate on new materials, such as support documents for their supervisors.

For more information, please contact Jan Schorn on 08 8087 3565.

DE Collegial Networks – Contact details

There are twenty three networks operating across the DE schools ranging from Pre-school through to Year 12. The current DE Collegial Network list is available.

For more information please contact a network coordinator or Kym Knight on 63348074.


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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