DE News 2018 T4 W02

Published on: Author: martindickens

 “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” —  B.B. King

DOE News

“Live at the Invictus Games”

Student experience

Dart Connections  is filming “Live at the Invictus Games” with broadcasts at 2pm each day. You can view these through DART Connections and on YouTube.

Six thousand students from 185 schools will be connected to the Invictus games through this project.

Students from across NSW attending trying out wheelchair basketball

For more information please contact David Foley, Advisor Distance Education Technology Infrastructure, NSW Department of Education – Learning Systems on 02 6884 0241.

Let the department know what you think of MyPL

School Policy and Information Management (SPIM) is conducting a survey of MyPL. We’d like feedback on the functions of the system, the support structures and changes from MyPL@Edu to MyPL.

Visit to complete the survey. It only takes about 15 minutes to do on mobile devices or desktop computers. The survey closes on 18 November. Individuals can’t be identified from responses.

Please complete the survey now to help the ongoing development of MyPL.

For more information please contact Lisa Tonkin R/Evaluation Adviser, Learning and Business Systems, on  02 9244 5252.

DE School news


Write4Fun – Rafa you Rock!

Rafa with his award

In week 1 term 4 Rafa, student at Bourke Walgett SODE submitted a short story titled “The Death Race” in the the Write4Fun Competition. Rafa has made it past the first round of judging.

Well done Rafa! You have written a fabulous short story. We hope you continue to make it through the judging rounds.

For more information about the Write4Fun wiriting competition or Bourke Walgett SODE activities and programs please contact Prue Smith, Assistant Principal at Bourke Walgett SODE on 02 6828 1374.

DE Collegial Network News

Read a summary of the activities of the DE Collegial network.

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

Twitterspheric 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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