The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has launched Teacher Feature, a web-based platform that allows teachers to upload video snapshots of themselves talking about aspects of their professional practice.
NAB Schools First offers awards for outstanding school-community partnerships. The NAB Schools First team will be travelling to metropolitan and regional centres across Australia in March 2012 to conduct 20 Application Forums. The Forums aim to provide important information on the awards criteria and the application process, answer your questions about the NAB Schools First program and showcase our previous award winners. Networking opportunities with potential partners will also be facilitated.
Tim Costello, patron of the Australian Geography Teachers' Association (AGTA), has called for more coverage of the Pacific region within the Australian geography curriculum. See article in the Canberra Times 27 February 2012.
Victorian Education Minister Martin Dixon has signalled a potential review of procedures for dismissal of teachers, as part of a wider move to assign principals more authority over their staff, according to an article in The Age 26 February 2012.
NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced the State Government's response to the Environmental Health Risk Assessment of unflued gas heaters. See also article in the Sydney Morning Herald 28 February 2012.