PATHWAYS TO LEADERSHIP
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.
IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES IN TASMANIA
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.
RETAINING STUDENTS BEYOND YEAR 10
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.
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.
ENGAGING WITH GENERATION Z
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/.
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