Planned outage

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Both the http://rde.nsw.edu.au and the http://www.cap.nsw.edu.au will be down for most of the 4th and 5th September 2014. The reason for this planned  outage is to switch over from our existing web server to our new web publishing system. The change to the new system is being introduced because it: offers a mobile friendly responsive design Is cheaper to… Continue Reading Planned outage

CitC HSC Revision Day

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

CAASTRO have organised a big CitC HSC Revision Day on Sept 12. There are 3 separate sessions all on the same day. Session topics are as follows: Space at 9:15am – 10:15am From Ideas to Implementation at 11:00am – 12:00pm Special relativity at 1:00pm – 2:00pm. The presentations will follow the usual format consisting of pre and post-worksheets for students to… Continue Reading CitC HSC Revision Day

CAP resources

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Listed below are professional learning resources that you can download. These resources were developed by NSW teachers and Country Areas Program consultants. These resources  can be used and re-purposed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 Unported License. Blended Learning BlendedLearning_(v2.0) (.docx) BlendedLearning_(v2.0) (.pdf) MI Grids MI Grids Collection Gardner MI MI Overview Thinking Tools Tools and strategies (.docx)… Continue Reading CAP resources

Expressions of Interest to teach with the DEC’s Virtual Secondary School (VSS)

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This is an exciting initiative that will deliver quality curriculum to students in rural and remote government high schools across the state.  The VSS will begin operations in 2015 and will allow students to remain in their local school and community while providing the opportunity to study specialist subjects their home school cannot consistently offer.… Continue Reading Expressions of Interest to teach with the DEC’s Virtual Secondary School (VSS)

Copyright in education

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

SMARTCOPY Smartcopying - This is the Official Guide to Copyright Issues for Australian Schools and TAFE. This  website has practical information sheets and advice on hot topics like using YouTube, podcasts and format shifting, along with the National Copyright Guidelines. The site provides practical advice to all Australian schools and TAFE Institutes. Copyright friendly education resources for… Continue Reading Copyright in education

Boys and Girls Education

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

The Boys’ and Girls’ Education Strategy (pdf 310kb) provides schools with a strategic framework to address gender as an educational issue. The Strategy is founded on current Australian research and identifies a range of effective ways in which schools can foster success for their boys and girls at school and beyond. The Strategy identifies three integrated focus areas… Continue Reading Boys and Girls Education

10 rules for an effective virtual workplace and remote collaboration

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

More and more modern classrooms are operating in  blended learning environments. In this blog post on Swiggle,  Sarah Gabot examines strategies  for effective teams  and remote collaboration. Effective teams and collaboration is needed for any and all teams. It’s just more challenging for ones that are distributed or remote. This is because ties are generally weaker… Continue Reading 10 rules for an effective virtual workplace and remote collaboration

Asia Literacy in Schools Forum

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

The NSW Department of Education & Communities will deliver an Asia Literacy in Schools Forum in Sydney on Monday August 11. The forum is designed for all educators interested in ensuring staff, students and the broader school community have opportunities to develop Asia capabilities. The forum has the support of NSW Catholic and Independent sectors. The forum will… Continue Reading Asia Literacy in Schools Forum