The Federal Government’s High Achieving Teachers Program will see high-achieving university graduates, including those with a STEM degree and those from a regional background, recruited to teach in disadvantaged schools.
How do we create a digitally-ready workforce? A digital-ready workforce starts at the educational level. But how do educators prepare their students for the future when technology is constantly changing, and the digital skill sets we have today are likely to be outdated in the next 5 to 10 years?
Acknowledging and respecting that children are capable and confident learners, Professor of English Curriculum and Literacies Education at Griffith University and experienced classroom teacher, Beryl Exley, says we don’t need a phonics-first and nationally mandated synthetic phonics check in the early years.
It is estimated that over 12,000 new teachers begin working in schools and early childhood settings each year, and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership says that continuous induction is key to supporting their development and retention.