With many new teachers leaving the profession within just five years, teacher retention is a growing concern for schools across the globe. As OECD predictions show a need for even more teachers in the near future, University of South Australia education experts separate the real issues from the myths.
Victorian teachers can apply for a unique opportunity to learn from some of the state’s most innovative farmers as part of a new initiative that aims to equip educators with an increased understanding and interest in food and fibre production, with a particular focus on how these learnings can be applied into the STEM and digital technology curriculums.
Sarah Moran, CEO of the Girl Geek Academy, explains how teaching algorithmic systems and design thinking can engage a whole class in technology; and how today’s hackers, hustlers and hipsters are using skills that extend far beyond coding.
ACARA has released NAPLAN 2019 summary results, which reveals some positive signs at the primary school level, however also indicates several areas for improvement, particularly at the secondary level.