Professional learning

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Podcast panel: Tips and strategies for making a successful start to the year
Podcast panel: Tips and strategies for making a successful start to the year

In this special podcast episode, we’ve gathered a panel of experienced teachers and leaders, who will be sharing their priorities, strategies and tips for the first few weeks of term and for a successful year. Topics include classroom displays, professional learning and positive behaviour management.

Global Education: 2021 Australian Global Teacher Prize finalist Rebecca West
Global Education: 2021 Australian Global Teacher Prize finalist Rebecca West

In this episode of Global Education, we catch up with 2021 Top 10 finalist from Bonnyrigg Public School in New South Wales, Rebecca West. Rebecca was recognised for her work in supporting students with additional needs and refining the school’s professional development program. She shares more in today’s podcast.

Four key attributes of high-impact leadership in regional, rural and remote schools
Four key attributes of high-impact leadership in regional, rural and remote schools

A report released by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment, addresses the unique challenges faced by school leaders in regional, rural and remote schools and outlines four key qualities of school leaders achieving high impact in these settings.

Researching education: Five further readings on computational thinking
Researching education: Five further readings on computational thinking

What are the key characteristics and concepts of computational thinking? And, how can a student’s performance of computational thinking be assessed? In this edition of Researching education: Five further readings, we are sharing a range of resources which seek to answer these questions and more.

School Improvement Episode 34: PLCs to improve student writing outcomes
School Improvement Episode 34: PLCs to improve student writing outcomes

Bernie Hawker, Head of Department Teaching and Learning at Goondiwindi State High School in Queensland, joins us to talk about the school’s award-winning STEAM Program, which has been successful in improving student writing outcomes. You’ll also hear about the strong culture of sharing and collaboration among staff, including through Professional Learning Communities, that’s been key to the program’s continued growth and success.

Teacher resources: Effective online safety education in schools
Teacher resources: Effective online safety education in schools

Australian schools and teachers will be better equipped to help young people navigate the online world safely with the launch of a new national online safety education framework from eSafety.

Reviewing playground use, learning and agency
Reviewing playground use, learning and agency

When you think about student agency, do you picture classroom tasks and surroundings? What about ‘free play’ areas, such as the playground or oval? Here, Rachael Jamieson-Newton and Benjamin Newton share details of a review into primary students’ play at St Paul's Grammar in Sydney, New South Wales.

Podcast special: Professor Rich Lehrer on Maths and Science reasoning
Podcast special: Professor Rich Lehrer on Maths and Science reasoning

Ahead of ACER’s Research Conference next month, we sat down with Professor Rich Lehrer from Vanderbilt University to discuss his research that explores science and mathematics education for elementary school students in the US. He also gives listeners a taste of what he’ll be sharing at the conference and why he decided to name his keynote address ‘Accountable Assessment’.

Researching education: Five further readings on online professional development
Researching education: Five further readings on online professional development

In this series, we take a look at some further readings available on a particular topic, including open access research papers from various online databases. In this edition, the focus is online professional development.

Teaching students to reflect
Teaching students to reflect

‘[Reflection] does not come naturally to many of the students in our classrooms (perhaps not even to ourselves).’ Head of Department Lia Sharma shares how the Christian Studies teaching team at Sydney’s Roseville College has been working to develop their own and their students’ skills in this area.