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

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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
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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/.

 

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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