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‘Numeracy is everyone’s business’
‘Numeracy is everyone’s business’

The Global Teacher Prize awards one exceptional teacher each year for their contribution as an educator. Here, we speak to top 50 finalist Sarah Mathews from Brisbane Bayside State College about improving numeracy abilities.

The STEM Video Game Challenge is on
The STEM Video Game Challenge is on

Put your thinking caps on, get those creative juices flowing and let your imagine run wild – this year’s Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is on. Registrations for the annual competition open today and the theme for 2018 is ‘Transformation’.

Teacher Q&A: Algorithmic thinking
Teacher Q&A: Algorithmic thinking

Why is it important to teach algorithmic thinking skills? Is algorithmic thinking the same as coding? Educators Greg Breese and David Shigrov answer these questions and more in today’s Q&A.

Authentic teacher professional learning
Authentic teacher professional learning

In this case study, educators from New South Wales outline the development of a teacher professional learning program, run in tandem with a whole school focus on project-based learning.

Teaching Methods: Entrepreneurial learning
Teaching Methods: Entrepreneurial learning

In this episode we visit Western Port Secondary College – one of 21 government schools involved in the Australian initiative The Paradigm Shifters: Entrepreneurial learning in schools – to talk to assistant principal Hannah Lewis and student Harry Hainsworth.

A different way to organise the school curriculum
A different way to organise the school curriculum

There are good reasons to rethink how we organise the school curriculum. An alternative would be to structure the curriculum as a sequence of proficiency levels unrelated to age or year level, according to Professor Geoff Masters AO.

Implementing an inquiry-based teaching approach
Implementing an inquiry-based teaching approach

Findings from an evaluation of upper primary and middle school students’ science inquiry skills suggest there is room for improvement in implementing an inquiry-based teaching approach, at least in terms of students’ abilities to undertake scientific inquiry.

STEM Studies – our school’s story
STEM Studies – our school’s story

In 2017, Parklands Christian College in Brisbane launched a new elective for Year 10s called STEM Studies. In this first instalment of a three-part series, Kristie Schulz – Lead Teacher of Mathematics and Science – explains how the journey began.

Outdoor lessons boost classroom engagement
Outdoor lessons boost classroom engagement

New research has found learning in nature has a significant positive impact on engagement back in the classroom, with educators able to teach for almost twice as long without having to pause and redirect students’ attention.

Global Teacher Prize 2018 finalists announced
Global Teacher Prize 2018 finalists announced

Three Australian teachers have just been named in the top 50 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2018. Who made the shortlist for the US $1 million prize? Find out in today’s article.

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