Connecting through languages in the new SA Curriculum
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by Department for Education, South Australia
2w ago
Miriam Parsons, Manager Languages and Bilingual Schools and Amy Goodrich, Indonesian Specialist Teacher explore how the focus on languages in the new SA Curriculum will have a positive outcome for students’ wellbeing and sense of community throughout their schooling.  Show notes: SA Curriculum website Get involved through upcoming events and workshops See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Supporting the safety and wellbeing of neurodivergent and autistic students
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by Department for Education, South Australia
1M ago
In this episode Professor Sally Robinson, Professor of Disability and Community Inclusion and Professor Gerry Redmond, Professor of Public Policy unpack the crucial topic of supporting the safety and wellbeing of autistic and neurodivergent children in our schools and preschools. They shed light on the concept of neurodiversity, its prevalence in school populations, and the evolving understanding of neurodiverse needs. Together they share key insights from their research, highlighting the importance of prioritising students' perspectives and experiences in shaping inclusive school environments ..read more
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Learning trajectories in mathematics
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by Department for Education, South Australia
1M ago
Discover what learning trajectories are and how they can support you to help students develop their mathematics abilities. Joining us this episode from the University of Denver are Doug Clements, Professor of Early Childhood Learning and Julie Sarama, Professor of Innovative Technologies. They were the keynote speakers at this year’s Numeracy Summit in Adelaide. Show notes: 2024 Numeracy Summit plink presentations Learning trajectories See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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The beauty and humanity of mathematics with Benediktsson-Karwa Professor Francis Su
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by Department for Education, South Australia
3M ago
This episode provides an insight into how mathematics is more than just a set of skills and how educators can develop a joy and wonder for mathematics. Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and a former president of the Mathematical Association of America. He recently presented in Adelaide at the Numeracy Summit on the topic of mathematics for human flourishing.  Show notes:  2024 Numeracy Summit plink presentations Number sense courses  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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2024 - A year of learning with Professor Martin Westwell, Chief Executive
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by Department for Education, South Australia
3M ago
In this episode we sit down with Chief Executive Professor Martin Westwell to discuss where to in 2024 following the release of last year’s public education strategy. Professor Westwell says it’ll be a year of educators putting things like the areas of impact into practice but not being too judgmental of themselves in the process. Show notes: Helen Timperley – Leading Professional Conversations Michael Fullan   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Navigating the journey from teacher to leader with Orbis professional learning
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by Department for Education, South Australia
4M ago
This episode offers insights into the teacher to leader transition and the vital role of high-quality professional development. Join us as Kurt Ferguson from Taparra Primary School (previously South Downs Primary School) shares how Orbis professional learning programs, including Middle Leadership, supported his leadership growth. Meanwhile, Sarah Edwards from Loxton High School discusses how transitioning from a teaching role to leadership expanded her skills and network, and why she’s loving working at regional schools.  Show notes: Orbis Exemplary Learning Middle Leadership program Lea ..read more
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Leveraging learner agency with Professor Guy Claxton
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by Department for Education, South Australia
4M ago
In this episode, UK cognitive scientist Professor Guy Claxton explores the crucial connection between learner agency and effective learners and how educators can support this in their classroom. We sat down with Professor Claxton fresh from a live online workshop he facilitated with almost 600 students across South Australia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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From foreign diplomat to secondary school teacher, in conversation with Mr Rod Bunten
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by Department for Education, South Australia
8M ago
In 2009 Mr Rod Bunten, the husband of the Governor of South Australia, left the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and completed a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education. He then started a second career as a secondary school teacher of physics and mathematics. In this episode Mr Bunten shares his thoughts on making science and maths more relevant for students, preparing teachers for management roles, and why teaching is among the most honest and self-reflective of professions. Show notes:  School visits - Governor in Schools program  We'd love to hear from you, you can get in ..read more
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The teaching of synthetic phonics
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by Department for Education, South Australia
8M ago
Join us as Dr Jennifer Buckingham discusses the how and why of teaching synthetic phonics. Dr Jennifer Buckingham OAM is Director of Strategy and Senior Research Fellow at MultiLit, and Director of the Five from Five Project. She explains some of the strategies educators can take to develop efficient reading for all students. Show notes:  2023 Literacy Summit presentations Literacy teaching and learning resources Understanding the Big 6 components of reading Dr Jennifer Buckingham – MultiLit See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Discovering career options with the Workabout Centre
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by Department for Education, South Australia
10M ago
From barista training to industry immersion weeks, the Workabout Centre supports Aboriginal students to make a successful transition from school to work, higher education or further training. In this episode, hear from the Workabout Centre’s Senior Project Officer Natasha Chisholm and former Workabout Centre and Mark Oliphant College student Jacob who is now working at the Australian Taxation Office. They share how the Workabout Centre helps Aboriginal young people learn important skills and discover career options. Show notes Workabout Centre Workabout Centre (Facebook) Aboriginal Education ..read more
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