Social media connects Koori kids to their language

During a quiet Sunday afternoon two primary school aged children use their iPads to learn Wemba Wemba, the language of their people, from their home 50 km out of Melbourne. The Friday prior, ESAs Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) team had posted a link on their Facebook page to the ABC News article: Swan Hill …

Using data to inspire learning

Australian Learning Lecture (ALL) is a project designed to draw attention to the big ideas in education and to strengthen the importance of learning in Australia to all Australians. The project uses a keynote lecture as a catalyst for driving conversation on different ideas. The first lecture in the series looks at Joy and Data. …

Connect with Maths Day

Friday, March 18 is Connect with Maths Day. Hosted by the Australian Association of Mathematics (AAMT), the Connect with Maths Day features 24 professional learning sessions beamed from the Victorian Space Science Centre. If you’re in the area, you can register to visit the Centre and experience the sessions live; or jump online and access …

Open Educational Resources (OER) Toolkit for Teachers, Curriculum and eLearning Developers

  The National Copyright Unit (NCU), with help from the Australian Government Open Access and Licensing Framework (AusGOAL), has produced an Open Educational Resources (OER) Toolkit for Teachers, Curriculum and eLearning Developers.  The Toolkit can be found on the Smartcopying website here:  http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/open-education/open-education-resources/open-educational-resources-(oer)-a-toolkit-for-teachers-curriculum-and-elearning-developers. The Toolkit has been developed to support teachers and schools as well …

See the latest edition of the ESA news featuring events and resources to celebrate National Literacy and Numeracy Week

The ESA News is a monthly publication sharing teaching and learning resources, strategies, networks and events across Australia. Subscribe at http://www.esa.edu.au/esa-newsletter/subscribe-esa-news to stay up to date with all the latest Australian education news.   Dear colleague In this edition of the ESA news we feature lesson ideas, apps, videos, and interviews to help explore, celebrate and …

PSTEdFest – July 30th

The next EdFest event (free national online education conferences) will  take place Thursday July 30th. Pre-Service Teacher Edfest which will run Thursday July 30th. For more information on the event visit the #PSTEDfest page. #PSTEdFest will feature 6, half hour presentations live streamed at edfest.esa.edu.au/pst-edfest across a day of professional learning and conversation to support …

myfuture industry profile – defence

In remembering the events of 100 years ago, we can also reflect on what Australia’s Defence Forces offer in today’s world. Defence is part of the Public administration and safety industry, which comprises government departments, parliamentarians and council workers alongside correctional and emergency services. The essential connection between this large industry and the modern world …