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Issue 59, January 2017
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Australia Day awards
Congratulations to Patricia Buckskin for being an SA finalist for Senior Australian of the Year 2017. A proud Narungga woman, she has had a lifelong passion for Aboriginal education which started in 1972 when she was appointed to Mansfield Park Primary School as its first Aboriginal teacher aide. Patricia was also instrumental in setting up the Kaurna Plains Aboriginal School.
Northfield Primary School students forming a map of Australia, Harmony Day 2015
Another South Australian educator, Professor Alan Reid, was a state finalist for Australian of the Year. Alan has spent more than four decades in education including policy, professional practice and classroom-based work. Alan also co-founded the Australian Foundation for Fostering Learning in the Philippines.
Primary and middle-years teachers can find plenty of facts about Australia as well as lesson and activity sheets linked to the curriculum on For Teachers for Students.
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Accessing your professional learning on the Teachers Portal
Don’t forget, you can record all your professional learning on the Teachers Portal as well as access all your previous year’s records. Watch our video on how to record your professional learning here.
Professional learning opportunities
How Language Works: Success in Literacy and Learning - a comprehensive and innovative professional development program for educators seeking to extend their understanding about language and literacy. It assists primary through to senior secondary teachers to improve their students’ learning. Being held in the school holidays and later afternoon in terms 2 & 3. Click here for more information.
PASCO workshop: Full STEM Ahead, for all schools and Science Learning areas currently using PASCO technologies, schools who are considering implementation of data logging or others looking for general professional learning on data logging activities in the classroom. Thursday 23 February, 4:00-6:30pm, Physics Lab, Room 312, Carter Laboratories wing, Westminster School. Email Meiping Wang for more information:
The 53rd Australian Mathematical Society conference is being held from Sunday 5 – Thursday 9 February at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf. More information here.
The History Teachers Association of SA is holding a SACE Stage 2 History afternoon from 1:00pm - 4.30pm on Friday 10 February at the Armoury Room, Museum of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide. $30 members, $50 non-members. More information here.
The SA English Teachers Association is holding a Refresher course for teachers of Stage 1 & 2 English, Essential English and English Literary Studies. Saturday 11 February, 8:15am – 12.30pm at the Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh. Find out more here.
LEARN Autism for School is being held on Tuesday 14 February, 9:30m-4:30pm, EDC, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh. More information here.
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