NEAT a stakeholder in Tasmania’s Curriculum Framework Advisory Group

A new Communique from the Curriculum Framework Advisory Group meeting of 26 July 2016 has been uploaded to the Tasmanian Dept of Education’s  Years 11 and 12 website.  It will be part of the documentation provided to ACER being the consultants undertaking the Years 9 – 12 Review recently announced in the 2016 – 2017 Tasmanian Budget.

The Network of Educational Associations of Tasmania (NEAT) is a stakeholder in the CFAG broad membership base across the education sector. The purpose of the CFAG is to provide strategic advice to the Secretary and Minister for Education in relation to the development or revision of the curriculum for senior secondary education across Tasmania.

 

Congratulations TATE

Erica Boas and that Daniel Howard the APTA Awards ceremony in Sydney on June 4, 2016 to accept the TATE’s Innovative Association Award. This Award recognizes the dedicated TATE team of volunteers contributing to the teaching profession.IMG_5539

THE 2016 AGTA ROADSHOW

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THE 2016 AGTA ROADSHOW

Interpreting & implementing the Australian Curriculum: Geography/HASS F-10

DATE: Friday May 13
VENUE: St Mary’s College, Harrington Street, Hobart
PRESENTERS: Susan Caldis, Dr Grant Kleeman, Malcolm McInerney

Dr Grant Kleeman is one of Australia’s leading geography educators. He has been closely involved in curriculum development at a state and national level for more than 25 years. Grant has written more than 40 Geography textbooks and numerous peer-reviewed articles. He is the Chair of AGTA and recently retired as Director, Teacher Education at Macquarie University–Sydney.

Susan Caldis is an experienced geography educator who places great emphasis on the role of fieldwork and inquiry based methodologies in bringing geography to life for her students and colleagues. She returned to a school based position to pursue her love of teaching geography after leading the development of the Australian Curriculum: Geography at ACARA. Susan also teaches the Geography Methodology course at university to pre-service teachers.

Malcolm McInerney is formerly Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) Curriculum Manager in the South Australian Department for Education. Malcolm has been heavily involved in the teaching and promotion of geography, history and civics and citizenship education over the years and has a keen interest in the use of spatial technology in the classroom. From 2008-2013 Malcolm was the Chair of the Australian Geography Teachers’ Association (AGTA) and the Executive Director of the Education Services Australia (ESA)/AGTA GeogSpace project (resources for the Australian Curriculum).

COST: TGTA Member $99, Non TGTA Member $165

Have you thought about becoming a TGTA Member? http://tasmaniageographyteachersassociation.weebly.com/

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Digital technologies: Ian Jukes is coming to Tasmania

Mike Frost & Associates – Education and Training Consultancy [www.mikefrostassociates.com.au] requests that the NEAT network in Tasmania is informed that Ian Jukes, an international presenter on the impact of emerging digital technology on teaching and learning is proposing an ‘up close and personal’ events schedule across Australia in June and July 2016. He last came to Tasmania in 2005 as part of the 10 day conference extravaganza Leading Lifelong Learning hosted by the Tasmanian Government and he was the outstanding presenter amongst a group of international speakers. Most recently he was at the Edutech Conference in Brisbane. Mike attaches a InfoSavvy21 Event Presentation Information-Teacher AUS Final copy (002) promotional flyer which will tell you more about Ian and his proposed program for Australia.  He will advise dates in the near future.

Saul Eslake on improving educational outcomes in Tasmania

Saul Eslake 2015-08-13 Talk to TeachersSaul Eslake

On Thursday, August 13 at the RYCT, Saul Eslake spoke with professional teaching association members on key strategies for improving educational outcomes. He is an independent economist. Formerly Chief Economist at Merrill Lynch, Mr Eslake is well known throughout Australia and internationally as an incisive commentator on economic, educational and social issues. He has kindly made the paper supporting his address available to members on this NEAT blog. In addition, he provided his research report of a presentation in Launceston on June 19, 2015 to the Tasmanian Leaders’ Forum wherein a number of the charts illustrate some of the strands in his presentation to teachers.  The link to that research paper: Saul Eslake 2015-06-19 Tasmanian Leaders Forum

Saul Eslake’s official website with his extensive research and video commentary is Saul Eslake Economist

New TCCI report, Tasmania Report 2015 compiled by Saul Eslake includes a chapter on Tasmanian education:

http://www.tcci.com.au/getattachment/Events/Tasmania-Report/Report/TCCI-Tasmania-Report-2015-FINAL.pdf.aspx

Welcome

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Welcome to the Network of Educational Associations of Tasmania (NEAT). Our blog will eventually replace the website at www.neat.tas.edu.au to enable the executive groups in each member association in Tasmania to contribute news, celebrate events and post general information for all members in a speedy and effective manner. Hence, a Facebook and Twitter site is associated with the blog.

Neat Executive members are looking forward to sharing news from member associations and photos from events as they happen.  Member associations are asked to subscribe and forward logos if approved for re-use.

Charles Morgan
President

Louisa Rennie

PATHWAYS TO LEADERSHIP

Louisa Rennie

Louisa Rennie

Following the cancellation of the November forum, the rescheduled time will be early 2016. Louisa Rennie, Director of the Australian Principal Certification Program at Principals Australia Institute, will present a NEAT session for aspiring leaders.

Louisa will share recent research by the Institute on leadership and engage in a dialogue with principals, assistant principals and teachers.

Saul Eslake

IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES IN TASMANIA

Saul Eslake

Saul Eslake

On August 13, Dr Saul Eslake will present a session on the strategies needed to improve educational outcomes in Tasmania. Dr Eslake is Chief Economist at Merrill Lynch and is well known throughout Australia and internationally as an incisive commentator on economic, educational and social issues.

Neil Cranston

Professional Learning

Professional Learning

RETAINING STUDENTS BEYOND YEAR 10

Neil Cranston Neil Cranston

On Thursday June 25th from 4.30 -5.30 pm, Professor Neil Cranston will present the findings of a three-year ARC Linkage Project entitled Beyond Year 10 at a NEAT meeting. The project was a partnership between a team from the Faculty of Education and the Department of Education.

The project aimed to investigate factors that influence student retention beyond the compulsory years of schooling in rural, regional and disadvantaged communities. Students in Grades 5, 7, 9, 10 and 11 from over 75 Tasmanian schools were targeted, along with school and college principals, teachers, parents and members of the community.

The findings are significant for Tasmanian education in all sectors.

 

2015 NEAT Scholarship winners announced

 

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Jenny Dudgeon ECE              Imogen Gray

NEAT received a number of high quality applications for scholarships this year. NEAT scholarships support the attendance of committed professional association members at their national conference.

Successful applicants were Jenny Dudgeon from the Early Childhood Educators Association (ECE) and Imogen Gray from the Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English (TATE). Since 2008, NEAT has provided 30 scholarships to Tasmanian teachers.

 

Claire Madden

ENGAGING WITH GENERATION Z

Claire Madden  Claire Madden

Claire Madden is a social researcher and Director of Research at the internationally recognised McCrindle Research. She is a next-gen expert, fluent in the social media, youth culture and engagement styles of today’s kids, tweens and teens, and a professional in interpreting what this means for educators and parents.

In March, Claire addressed over 100 participants on Engaging with Generation Z. The sessions received very positive feedback from teachers, school leaders and parents.

McCrindle resources can be accessed at http://www.mccrindle.com.au/.

 

neat is networking!

smallneatWelcome to the Network of Educational Associations of Tasmania (NEAT). Our blog will eventually replace the website at www.neat.tas.edu.au to enable the executive groups in each member association in Tasmania to contribute news, celebrate events and post general information for all members in a speedy and effective manner. Hence, a Facebook and Twitter site is associated with the blog.

Neat Executive members are looking forward to sharing news from member associations and photos from events as they happen.  Member associations are asked to subscribe and forward logos if approved for re-use.

Charles Morgan
President