DE News 2018 T4 W09

Published on: Author: martindickens


“Reading is to the minds what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison

RDE news

Distance Education – Supervisors Support Resource

On Friday 30th November and Tuesday 4th December, Rural and Distance Education undertook the next round of teacher consultations involving the new support resources being developed for distance education supervisors. Forming a state-based response to NESA School Registration requirements, the resource will seek to provide assistance to supervisors on curriculum and wellbeing matters. The resource will not replace the individual actions and resources that are developed by distance education schools.

Consultations that have taken place over the last week have followed the input from teachers who were part of a working team in Term 3 and 4 this year. The team, consisting of teachers from rural and metropolitan schools, have been instrumental in making sure the resources continue to meet the needs of supervisors and are easily accessible regardless of context.

I would like to thank Jacinta Edwards (Dubbo), David Moss and Lisa Keating (Sydney DE High School) for their assistance in helping organise the venue and ensure as many teachers as possible were able to critically evaluate the forms of assistance proposed. Rural and Distance Education hope to begin releasing these resources in 2019.

Congratulations – David Foley

 At the recently conducted Learning and Business Systems Directorate day David Foley, Advisor Distance and Rural Technologies, was acknowledged for his commitment to students.

This is a wonderful achievement for David and great recognition for the work he does to engage students, particularly those in rural, remote and distance education schools.

DE School News

Sydney DEHS has shared their last newsletter for the year. This interesting read includes items:

  • Diversity Day
  • HSC Successes
  • Gold Award Picnic Day
  • Koori Art Expressions Exhibit
  • Sculpture by the Sea Excursion
  • Lou’s Place
  • Operation Art
  • Hugh to the Rescue
  • Year 12 Presentation Day, and
  • Year 12 Formal.

DE Collegial Networks

Thank you to all coordinators and network members for your contributions, time and support for your colleagues, and the creation and sharing of learning materials.

Your work is valued by many, including principals and teachers.

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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