20
Nov 18

Effectively investing in your school learning spaces

Author:Ash Natesh

Systematic investment in new learning environments is a matter of policy in many countries. In Australia alone, more than $16 billion funded the Rudd government’s Building the Education Revolution program. Current state government initiatives will soon increase this public investment (Building Future Schools Fund). The need for innovative classroom spaces stems from questions on the … Continue reading Effectively investing in your school learning spaces

06
Nov 18

Improving Teacher Efficacy for Evidence Based Research – Trevor Buchanan

Author:Ash Natesh

Enabling support networks and a culture for professional learning:     Establishing teams and their priorities (one focus for development).   Engaging in coaching conversations   Engage in a mentoring process, including modelling of practice, cooperative planning and observation and feedback.   Engage in reflective practices   Challenge the team design   Challenge the standard … Continue reading Improving Teacher Efficacy for Evidence Based Research – Trevor Buchanan

18
Sep 18

How can you hack your learning space on a budget?

Author:Ash Natesh

The basic elements of an active learning classroom are conventional, there is no one-size-fits all. All school designs are really based on the alumni of the school. To a large extent the brand or the voice of the school plays a key role in spatial design. To achieve the custom fit your school needs, the … Continue reading How can you hack your learning space on a budget?

07
Sep 18

Takeaway’s from Unpacking Coding Conference

Author:Ash Natesh

The conference kicked off with James Curran posing the very important question, What are the steps in making a vegemite sandwhich? James Curran, Associate Professor at University of Sydney covered, • Understanding Digital Technologies and how it fits within thesyllabus• Breaking down the language and content descriptors• Remapping Digital Technologies across the different stages   … Continue reading Takeaway’s from Unpacking Coding Conference

20
Aug 18

Lessons from the Pedagogical Guru: Davina Sharry

Author:Ash Natesh

In a snapshot: Davina’s passion reflects in her enthusiasm over the phone. In her role as Education Queensland Literacy Coach she innovated on current practices and designed an explosive reading program that sees the youngest of students learn to read in 8 weeks; all of which resulted in her achieving ‘Queensland Teacher of the Year’ … Continue reading Lessons from the Pedagogical Guru: Davina Sharry

23
May 18

3 ways to introduce coding into the classroom

From 2019, coding will be a compulsory requirement for primary and secondary schools in New South Wales. How are you going to integrate this into your classroom? Technology is becoming an increasingly prominent part of the learning experience in schools around the country. Although Australia is no stranger to private coding courses for kids, such … Continue reading 3 ways to introduce coding into the classroom