Education ministers endorse key recommendations of the Australian Government’s Review of the Australian Curriculum
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) will begin to implement key recommendations of the Australian Government’s Review of the Australian Curriculum following their endorsement by education ministers on 5 March 2015.
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has updated the My School website. The update includes the addition of student data from 2014. See statement by ACARA Chair Barry McGaw, currently on the home page of the site. See also article in the Daily Telegraph, article in the Sydney Morning Herald, and article in The Age, all 5 March 2015.
All teachers, school leaders, teacher educators and preservice teachers are invited to participate in a national survey about the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and how the Standards are being implemented. The survey is being conducted by The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).
Primary teachers are invited to participate in a five minute online survey on film literacy, developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The survey, open until the end of the Easter, will inform ACER's development of assessment and reporting tools for teachers to make visual literacy a more accessible option in the classroom.
As of 1 July 2015, Education Services Australia will close Curriculum Press and discontinue publishing, distribution and retail activities. Curriculum Press has produced over 1,000 resources and has been the distribution partner for a range of national and international publishers. To mark the end of an era, and to thank clients for their support, Curriculum Press is offering 30% off the advertised price of all print stock. Visit the website for further details and to place an order, using code CP30. Orders will continue to be fulfilled while stocks last, until 30 June 2015.
An article in The Advertiser 11 March 2015 describes new measures for teacher performance management in South Australia.
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