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AISSA Bulletin No 2: 13 March 2019

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AISSA Bulletin No 2: 13 March 2019

Copyright for Educators Seminar – 8 March 2019

The National Copyright Unit (NCU) is providing practical copyright training for educators around the country and are coming to Adelaide on 8 March 2019.  Teachers and school librarians from all sectors are offered the opportunity to attend the training which will be held at the Education Development Centre.  Registration is essential and should be made directly to the Department for Education (email: sarah.brown5@sa.gov.au). The NCU are not charging for their presentation and the Department will provide a light lunch and afternoon tea at no cost to all participants.  Further information is available in the flyer.

AISSA Bulletin No 1: 7 February 2019

Please read the latest AISSA Bulletin:

AISSA Bulletin No 1: 7 February 2019

Governance Conference 2019, Saturday 4 May

Save the date – program to follow soon.

Bookings available now.

Charles Leadbeater Masterclass Monday 25 March, 4pm-6pm

An invitation to all AISSA leaders and educators.

This is an opportunity for all AISSA educators and leaders to meet Mr Leadbeater and to hear about his international work on future strategies for more networked and personalised approaches to learning.

Come and network with colleagues and welcome the 2019 academic year.

Book now.

International Experts engaged to work with AISSA schools from 2019-2021

Charles Leadbeater, international authority on innovation and creativity, lead advisor to the OECD, will facilitate the Student Agency Lab.

Micahel Bunce from University of East London will facilitate the Meta-Praxis project.

Copyright 4 Educators Course

The next Copyright 4 Educators course commences on 11 February 2019.  Enrolments are open now and will close once the course reaches the 60 student capacity. Further information is available here.

Media Statement: Congratulations to Class of 2018

The AISSA Chief Executive, Mrs Carolyn Grantskalns, has congratulated all students whose hard work and effort have led to them completing the South Australian Certificate for Education.  Mrs Grantskalns also congratulated all students who completed their International Baccalaureate studies this year.  She said: “Finishing schooling is an important milestone in the lives of young people and I wish each one of them well in whatever the future holds for them”.

 

Media Release: Government releases SACE review, Hon John Gardner MP

The State Government has released the review of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), which outlines 16 recommendations for improving the certificate.

The independent review, led by highly regarded principal Ms Wendy Johnson, was informed by extensive consultation and received numerous submissions, including over 1500 survey responses.

Key recommendations include removing the compulsory 10 credit Research Project from Stage 2 and replacing it with a redesigned 10 credit Research Project at Stage 1 of the SACE, with options for a specialised research project for students wishing to focus on vocational, service and entrepreneurial pathways.

An optional 20 credit Research Project would also be available in Stage 2 as a stand-alone subject.

An implication of this recommendation would result in many students undertaking five Stage 2 subjects in order to receive an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for university entrance, in line with other states and territories.

Other notable recommendations include developing industry-led framework subjects in the curriculum such as cyber security or healthy aging, and improvements relating to the recognition of Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Education Minister John Gardner welcomed the review and said the SACE Board were now working through the recommendations.

 

Please refer to the full media release, which includes a link to download the the full SACE Review..

Media Release: AISSA appalled by misleading and inaccurate school funding article

The AISSA is appalled that the ABC would release such a misleading and inaccurate portrayal of school funding ‘Counting the Cost of the Education Revolution’. The article is clearly intended to suggest that non-government schools are being funded at the cost of government schools which is patently false given that the Commonwealth Government is the majority government funder of non-government schools while State Governments are the majority government funder of government schools. The story fails to take into account the key characteristics, including students with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and other critical factors such as school size that influence the levels of government funding a school receives. The failure to publicly identify the non-government schools suggests a deliberate attempt to find anomalies that support their case. Australians have a right to expect better from the national broadcaster.

 

Media Contact: Carolyn Grantskalns 08 8179 1400