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VOLUME 3

Science Update

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Integrated Science and History unit

Welcome to Science Update 2014 Number 3 for 2014

BHP can be used in different ways. Applications and submissions have been developed for Stage 5 100 hour and 200 hour and 1 unit Preliminary Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards endorsed courses ready for schools who wish to teach a BOSTES endorsed Big History offering in 2015. Teachers can also cover new content in implementing the Science K-10 syllabus (mapping available). The Big History Project (BHP) course is a cross-curriculum study of change over time from the Big Bang to the future. BHP requires students to draw upon the latest findings in history, the sciences, and the social sciences. The BHP course has a clear pedagogical focus on critical thinking skills and the flexibility to embed Problem Based Learning to meet integrated NSW Syllabus requirements mapped to History, Science and English. Video: What is Big history?

Video: Teaching Big history

Additional information is attached to this newsletter. Email tracy.sullivan@mq.edu.au for a copy of one or all applications. Explore the BHP course at course.bighistoryproject.com

The World Communicates – Electromagnetism Last call to join the Preliminary Physics Lecture. This free session will run from 11:00 am – 12:00pm on Friday 21st March 2014. The booking form is at the bottom of the Dart Connections webpage. Science Update now online at http://issuu.com/science_newletter The non- DEC products and events listed in this eNews are to be used at the reader’s discretion. The inclusion of product and event information is not an endorsement by the DEC.


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Science - Play It Safe - Dubbo College, Delroy Campus Event Date: 28 Apr 2014

Closing Date: 7 Apr 2014

This professional development training day is for Science assistants, Science Head Teachers and Principals. The day will cover the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and Work Health and Satiety (WHS) – how to work safely in our schools from the top down and conflict resolution. Registration forms and further information is available from Gillian.blowes@det.nsw.edu.au SAS staff should also enrol through MyPL. https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/docprs/publicViewEvent.do?eventId=75989

Algodoo gives you the opportunity to play with physics. Use your own hands and simple drawing tools to design, construct and explore the world of physics. It is now available as a free download from Algorix website. http://www.algodoo.com/download/

AEF 2014 National Conference: Call for presentations The AEF National Conference 2014 will be held at SMC Conference Centre, Sydney, from 16-17 June with an option of Day 3 professional learning master classes. Registrations are now open. The Conference provides the opportunity for schools, principals, teachers, teacher educators, education jurisdictions and professional bodies to share their practice in progressing Asia literacy. There are two ways you can do this: - 15 minute Spotlight on Schools presentation - 7 or 2 minute TeachMeet presentation Please see Call for presentations for further details about presentations, themes and how to submit a short proposal. Applications close on Monday 7 April. We hope you can join us in Sydney and look forward to receiving your proposal.

Science Update now online at http://issuu.com/science_newletter The non- DEC products and events listed in this eNews are to be used at the reader’s discretion. The inclusion of product and event information is not an endorsement by the DEC.


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Macrobiotica Stages 3 to 4 In this resource students work as scientists while exploring their local environment in the real world of scientific endeavour. Games and animations are used to model the real experience of investigating a freshwater lake. The onscreen activities work well with an interactive whiteboard. http://lrrpublic.cli.det.nsw.edu.au/lrrSecure/Sites/Web/macrobiotica_v2/index.htm

Facilitated video for A process for programming a unit of learning: Science 7-10

Here is the link to the facilitated Adobe Connect session on A process for programming a unit of learning: Science 7-10 recorded during term 4 last year. https://connect.schools.nsw.edu.au/p22sk443nji/

Launch of Earth and Environmental Science Olympiad

2014 will see the launch of the Earth and Environmental Science Olympiads. Find out how you can take part.


BIG HISTORY PROJECT Frequently Asked Questions What is big history?

A history course covering 13.8 billion years that looks at the past from the Big Bang to modernity, and identifies common themes and patterns to help us better understand people, civilisations and the world we live in. Big History arose from a desire to go beyond the specialised and self-contained fields that emerged in the 20 century, and instead grasps history as a whole, looking for common threads across the entire scale of human history. th

For an overview of big history, see David Christian’s recent TED Talk: www.ted.com/talks/david_christian_big_history.html

What is the Big History Project?

The Big History Project LLC (BHP) is an organisation focused on bringing big history to life for high schools. BHP works with a wide range of experts and partners, including software designers, educators, and institutions including Macquarie University and the University of Michigan. The project team develops the course by working closely with schools to iterate and refine the curriculum to fit student needs. BHP is sponsored by Bill Gates, separately from his work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

What is the goal of the course?

By sharing “the big picture” and challenging students to explore the relationship between key events over time, big history ultimately helps young people develop key critical thinking skills and the ability to better synthesise complex information. These are skills vital for advancing more discipline-specific work in sciences and humanities, but also to help students understand and evaluate individual and collective impact – and potential. The course also has the following objectives:

relationship between discrete disciplines, big history will better prepare them for advanced study.

Deliver on the promise of online learning. By helping teachers and students access world-class content and curriculum online via cutting-edge software, we will help deliver better outcomes at scale. Who is the target student?

The course is designed to be an elective course targeting Year/s 9 and 10. Supplementary models are available to support delivery at the senior secondary level.

How is the course delivered?

All of the content is available online. A completely web-based model ensures the content is up-to-date, relieves schools of the need for costly textbooks, and also helps teachers engage students by providing approachable, media-rich materials that can be used in different ways. Students and teachers will all be assigned a personal login to gain access to a specialised site that houses all courseware and content. It is up to each individual teacher to determine their optimal approach to using the site. For example, in-class time may focus on group projects or discussion, with students adsorbing online content for homework, or the site may be used as a core element of the in-class experience.

Who is involved in the Big History Project?

We have assembled some of the best and brightest educators, including a great list of big history experts and guest lecturers that work with us to bring the ideas of big history to life and provide students unique glimpses into different fields. Key partners include:

Foster a greater love of learning. By inviting exploration and

David Christian – Professor of History at Macquarie University,

challenging students to think critically about core course themes and topics, big history will make it more fun and engaging to learn.

Sydney. David is the “father” of big history, having built out a college-level course that is widely taught. David oversees the strategy for the course and is the star of many guest lectures.

Increase student performance and achievement. By

Bob Bain – Associate Professor of History and Education at the University of Michigan, Bob oversees all work related to measurement and assessment strategy.

providing a foundation to help students understand the


Other noteworthy guest speakers include: • • • • • •

Walter Alvarez Cynthia Stokes Brown Sal Khan Janna Levin Craig Benjamin Skip Gates

How is the course organised?

The course has a total of 10 investigation-based units spanning 13.8 billion years. Each unit covers different concepts, issues, topics, projects and assessments.

Unit 1: What is Big History?

(How is this course different from others?)

Unit 2: The big bang

(How has our understanding of the universe evolved?)

Unit 3: Stars & elements

(How did stars emerge and what did they give us?)

Unit 4: Our solar system & Earth

(How did the sun and the planets form?)

Unit 5: Life

(How do we define life and what do we know about it?)

Unit 6: Early humans

(How did our ancestors evolve and live?)

Unit 7: Agriculture & civilisations

(How did farming change the way humans lived?)

Unit 8: Expansion and interconnection

(How and why did the world become interconnected?)

Unit 9: Acceleration

(How and why has the rate of change accelerated?)

Unit 10: The future (What’s next?)

By framing each unit as an investigation question, we invite students to explore and ultimately develop their own answers.

This approach, which can work effectively for individuals and groups, is vital to helping students really develop the skills and tools to become well-rounded critical thinkers.

How is the course delivered?

The course content is accessible online to all participants. There is no big history textbook – we envision all of the content freely and available online in perpetuity.

How is my school supported and what will it cost?

To ensure the course is taught effectively with no cost to schools, we provide, free of charge: • • •

All content and courseware PD/teacher training opportunities Access to core project team for support, assistance and feedback

Most importantly, a spirit of partnership imbues everything we do. We promise to listen and collaborate on all aspects of the program.

What’s your approach to assessments and testing?

To ensure students develop their understanding of the course content and themes, big history has course-long learning outcomes. We are using these to design formative and summative assessments and structure, as well as to structure the activities, resources and technology. A complete set of course themes and outcomes can be found in the course teaching guide, located on the course site console at: https://course.bighistoryproject.com/~/media/Files/PDF/BHP_Te aching%20Big%20History_22%20Pages

How does the course align to existing standards?

The Big History Project Course has been mapped to the Australian Curriculum in History, Science and English, General Capabilities (level 6) and the Cross-curriculum Priorities. These mappings are located in the Community section of the course site in the Australia cluster at: https://course.bighistoryproject.com/Collaboration#Clusters/Australia

How can I learn more? General info: https://course.bighistoryproject.com Questions: cassandra.grant@mq.edu.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/bighistoryproject


L A Z S T A Inc The Metropolitan South-West Science Teachers’ Association

presents

Sharing and  Caring   a workshop for newly appointed and beginning science teachers When?

Tuesday 11 March 2014

What?

Feeling a little lost and alone? …. then this workshop is for you.

Experienced teachers and head teachers will present a medley of ideas that will help you be a more confident and skilled science teacher. So come along, meet and network with other newly appointed and beginning science teachers (you might even catch up with some old friends and make new friends), experienced teachers and head teachers. Topics will include: • ideas for helping to manage student behaviour • ideas for streamlining lab management • student and teacher panels, and • question, answer and networking time Cost?

Per person from financial member schools $40 Per person from non-financial member schools $60 ….. please bring your cheque to the workshop

Where?

Casula High School, Myall Rd, Casula

Problems on the day: call the school on 9602 4320 or Ken on 0402 412 358. Time?

Workshop 2pm – 6:30pm, Network Dinner from 6:30pm

RSVP? Email name, school and dietary requirements to Ken at kenneth.silburn@det.nsw.edu.au by COB 7 March. Professional Teaching Standards of the NSW Institute of Teachers This course contributes to registered teacher professional development to maintain Professional Competence against the Professional Teaching Standards 1.2.1, 5.2.3, and 6.2.3. The course code for this activity is ECT1. LAZSTA is a NSW Institute of Teachers endorsed provider of professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence. This workshop is registered professional development under the terms of the NSW Institute of Teachers Continuing Professional Development policy. For teachers accredited at Professional Competence, completion of this course will contribute 4 hours towards Institute Registered professional development.

LAZSTA enquiries can be directed to Dr Ken Silburn on 9602 4320 or at kenneth.silburn@det.nsw.edu.au

Additional payments to LAZSTA can be made via: Vince Ingrati, Strathfield Girls High School, 116 Albert Road, Strathfield, NSW, 2135 LAZSTA is not registered to collect GST. ABN: 84 236 305 309


South Western Sydney SASS Reference Group Professional Learning for SAS Staff Monday 28th April 2014

Term 2 SASS Science School Development Day

Participants will visit the Sydney Observatory and Powerhouse Museum to gain a deeper understanding of how different aspects of Astronomy and sustainable living appear in various science syllabuses and provide advice on how to cover in the lab.

Description

The guided tours will include: • Planetarium session • Telescope session • 3D theatre session, space guided tour • Science demos including sustainable living experiments.

Focus Area

Skills Related to Roles

Target Group

SAS Staff

Contact Name

Leanne Pritchard– SWS SRG Professional Learning Facilitator

Email

swsrsrg.coord@det.nsw.edu.au

Phone

02 9829 1170 or 0427774736

Venue

SASS Professional Learning Centre – Glenfield School Education Office, 1 Roy Watts Road Glenfield 2167 Monday 28th April 2014

Date Time

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Cost

$88.00 Incl. GST

Closing Date

Thursday 27th March 2014

Further Details

Course Code: DV02709 Event ID: 77431 Email to swsrsrg.coord@det.nsw.edu.au

Registration Through MyPL@Edu MyPL@Edu -

Go to the My Applications tab in the DEC Staff Portal – the entries are in alphabetical order

Go to My Professional Learning then go toSearch/Enrol for event


SCHOO OLS OU UTREAC CH INFO O PACK K 2014 Dear Teach hers, In 2014, lett the UTS Faculty of En ngineering & IT ignite the t spark in your stud dents with our o engaging and hand ds-on Schoo ols Outreach & Events Pro ogram! Each year w we run a se eries of even nts designe ed to excite and inspire stud dents by con nnecting the em with ourr current stu udents, academics and industrry partners within engin neering and d IT. With our curricullum-focused d hands-on programmiing, we worrk to open student’s eyyes to life beyond b the classroom c and a show th hem that study and a career in engineering e g and IT is relevant r to them t and very reward ding. NB: All of o our program ms run FREE E of charge! pack attach hed include es: Your info p -

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Please do not n hesitate e to contact us if you ha ave any que estions on (02) ( 9514 2666 or ema ail feit@uts.ed du.au. We look forrward to hearing from you y soon!

Kind Regarrds from the e UTS FEIT T Outreach Team, T Jenny Dono ovan, Imoge en Aitken & Tracy Grin nter

Please sha are this info formation with w your colleagues in: Design and Techno ology, Engin neering Studies, IT (including IDT, I IPT & IST), I Geogrraphy, Math hs, Software e Design an nd Developm ment, Visual Arts as well as with Careerrs Advisors and VET Subject S Coo ordinator


UTS FEIT SCHOOLS OUTREACH PROGRAM OF EVENTS 2014 Target audience: Girls from Years 7 – 12

Sydney Women in Engineering & IT (SWIEIT) Speakers’ Program The SWIEIT Program takes current female engineering & IT students and industry representatives into high schools all over NSW to share their journey into and experiences in engineering and IT and to run hands-on activities! Date: Feb – Dec each year Contact: WiE&IT – (02) 9514 2602 or wie.it@uts.edu.au Booking Required: YES by phone, email or fax – see the detailed brochure enclosed!

Target audience: Girls from Years 8 – 12

Hands-On Day A chance for female students to spend a day on the UTS campus for an engaging, educational and often explosive look at engineering and IT. Students will learn from current students, industry representatives and academics and get an inside look at life as a female student and as a professional in these male-dominated fields! Date: 27 March & 5 September Contact: WiE&IT – (02) 9514 2602 or wie.it@uts.edu.au Booking Required: YES by phone, email or fax. Bookings close 7 March and 20 August

Target audience: Students in Years 8 – 12

Discovery Day A day-long on campus program designed to excite, engage and build aspiration for engineering and IT! Students participate in a series of hands-on activities, hear from students and young professionals and have the opportunity to learn from senior academics. Date: 18 July & 5 December Contact: Faculty Outreach Office – (02) 9514 2666 or feit@uts.edu.au Booking Required: YES by phone, email or fax. Bookings close 1 July and 20 November

Target audience: Students from Years 11 & 12, careers advisors & parents

IT Courses and Scholarships Information Evening A chance for prospective students to find out about our IT courses, scholarships, entry requirements and career opportunities. These evenings are particularly relevant to Years 11 & 12 students preparing for university. Date: 11 June Contact: Faculty Outreach Office – (02) 9514 2666 or feit@uts.edu.au Booking required: YES students register online from April at http://www.uts.edu.au/about/faculty-engineeringand-information-technology/what-we-do/outreach-and-community


Target audience: Students from Years 11 & 12, careers advisors & parents

Engineering Courses and Scholarships Information Evening An opportunity for prospective students to find out about our engineering courses, scholarships, entry requirements and career opportunities. These evenings are particularly relevant to Years 11 & 12 students preparing for university! Date: June (TBC) Contact: Faculty Outreach Office on – (02) 9514 2666 or feit@uts.edu.au Booking required: YES students register online from April at http://www.uts.edu.au/about/faculty-engineeringand-information-technology/what-we-do/outreach-and-community

Target audience: Students in Years 11 & 12

UTS Open Day All are welcome at the annual UTS Open Day, a chance to attend course talks, try your hand at a variety of activities and speak to staff and students about studying at UTS. Date: 30 August Target audience: Students in Years 11 & 12 Contact: Faculty Outreach Office on – (02) 9514 2666 or feit@uts.edu.au Booking required: NO everyone is welcome – just come along!

Target audience: Indigenous students in Years 9 – 12

Galuwa Engineering Experience A residential program for Indigenous students interested in engineering. Over the course of a week students participate in site visits, hear from engineers in various stages of their career, are mentored by students and complete a whole range of hands-on activities! Date: 7 July – 11 July Contact: Faculty Outreach Office – (02) 9514 2666 or feit@uts.edu.au Booking required: YES – please register interest on the Registration Form (included) for more details

Target audience: Indigenous students and students from U@Uni Partner Schools in Years 10 & 11

U@Uni Summer School A two-week long program for students from U@Uni partner schools. Over the course of the program, students who select the engineering and IT stream complete a major project in robotics, game design or networking. The program culminates in a graduation and an expo to display students’ achievements! Date: January school holidays (2015) Contact: Equity and Diversity Unit – (02) 9514 2148 or equity@uts.edu.au Booking required: YES – by phone or email, read more at http://www.uts.edu.au/futurestudents/teachers/essential-information/uuni-school-programs


SCHOOLS OUTREACH REGISTRATION FORM Please fill out the following details and return this form by fax to the Outreach Office on (02) 9514 7803 or by email to feit@uts.edu.au to register your interest. Early registration of interest will secure allocated places in our Programs for your students! School name:

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School contact: ________________________________________________________________ School address: ________________________________________________________________ Phone:

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Fax:

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Please mark the programs that you would like to register for – *we will send followup/confirmation information to the designated email address.

Hands on Day (1) – Thursday 27th of March, 2014

Hands on Day (2) – Friday 5th of September, 2014

Discovery Day (1) – Friday 18th of July, 2014

Discovery Day (2) – Friday 5th of December, 2014

Galuwa Engineering Experience – Monday 7th July – Friday 11th July, 2014


IUCN Worlds Parks Congress 2014 Stage 5 students in NSW are being offered a once-in-a-decade chance to be involved in the IUCN World Parks Congress to be held in Sydney in November 2014, one of the biggest environmental events in the world. The Congress will bring environmental leaders together to plan the future for some of the most valuable assets on earth –the world’s national parks and other protected areas. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has developed the Worlds Parks Congress ‘Fuse’ program as an opportunity for eight NSW secondary schools. Through this program stage 5 geography or science students can conduct a real world investigation with the support of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and environmental researchers. Stage 5 Science students can cover outcome SC5-14LW2 and complete their Student Research Project. As the future environmental custodians, the students will then have the enviable opportunity to attend the Congress and present their work, helping to shape the planning, future direction and governance of wild places from Kakadu to Kruger National Park. For more information on this challenging and exciting program and to register your interest in participating visit www.worldparkscongress.org/involved/fuse.html For more information contact the World Parks Congress ‘Fuse’ program at WPC.Fuse@environment.nsw.gov.au.


The NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships were introduced in 1999. Since then, over 370 teachers across NSW have received NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships. In 2014, thanks to the generous support of our corporate partners and private foundations, 22 scholarships across 12 program areas are offered to all teachers in NSW government and non-government schools and TAFE NSW Institutes. The scholarships are designed to enhance and enrich the learning experiences of students in the classroom whilst presenting a unique opportunity for teachers to develop skills and knowledge in their chosen field of expertise.

PREMIER’S COMMONWEALTH BANK VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship of $15,000 is available for a teacher in a school or a TAFE NSW Institute to investigate trends in vocational education. The study may include visits to schools, communities or tertiary institutions. This scholarship is supported by the Commonwealth Bank.

NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships PPREMIER’S ADOBE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship of $15,000 is available for a teacher of Information and Communication Technologies across the curriculum or an ICT teacher in a TAFE NSW Institute, to study exemplary practice in aspects of Information and Communication Technologies relevant to the NSW curriculum. Preference will be given to applications that use Adobe Tools and software. This scholarship is supported by Adobe. PREMIER’S ANIKA FOUNDATION YOUTH DEPRESSION AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIPS Up to two $15,000 scholarships are available for teachers, school counsellors, District Guidance Officers and Head Teachers Student Welfare teaching students at risk of Youth Depression in schools and TAFE NSW Institutes. The award supports study of issues related to depression awareness both in Australia and overseas. Applications should focus on preventing depression in young people and building awareness of depression and should incorporate a Black Dog Institute (BDI) course into their proposal as well as strategies for dealing with or referring young people who may be suffering from depression. These scholarships are supported by the Anika Foundation. PREMIER’S AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION NSW CHAPTER RESEARCH TO PRACTICE SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship of $10,000 supports special educators from schools or TAFE NSW Institutes to investigate the implementation of an evidence-based practice in teaching students with special education needs. Preference will be given to teachers located in a rural and remote area of New South Wales as defined by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. This scholarship is supported by the Australian Association of Special Education NSW Chapter.

PREMIER’S CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship of $10,000 is available for a teacher currently teaching in a school or TAFE NSW Institute to undertake a five week study tour to investigate strategies for enhanced understanding of contemporary art in the Asia Pacific Region. This scholarship is supported by Dr Gene Sherman AM, Brian Sherman AM and the Nelson Meers Foundation. PREMIER’S COPYRIGHT AGENCY CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship is available for a teacher in a school or a TAFE NSW Institute to research teaching methods which promote Creativity and Innovation. This award supports travel to educational institutions and centres of excellence in Australia or overseas. This scholarship is supported by Copyright Agency through its Cultural Fund. PREMIER’S EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COUNCIL EARLY CHILDHOOD SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship of $10,000 is available for a teacher currently teaching in a pre-school, primary school or a TAFE NSW Institute. The award supports the study of issues related to Early Childhood education. The scholarship is supported by the Early Childhood Education Council of NSW. PREMIER’S ENGLISH TEACHERS ASSOCIATION ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP One $10,000 scholarship supports travel to universities, schools, libraries, theatres and literary sites relevant to the teaching of English. This scholarship is open to all teachers Years 7-12 in NSW schools and TAFE NSW Institutes and is supported by the English Teachers Association of NSW. PREMIER’S FIRST STATE SUPER FINANCIAL LITERACY SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship of $15,000 is available for a teacher currently teaching in a school or a TAFE NSW Institute to investigate trends in teaching Financial Literacy. The scholarship supports visits to universities, schools and other educational institutions. This scholarship is supported by First State Super.

PREMIER’S HTA HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP Two scholarships of $10,000 are available for teachers of History in schools or TAFE NSW Institutes. The scholarship supports visits to universities, schools, libraries and historical sites and research into exemplary practice relevant to the teaching of History in the NSW curriculum. The scholarships are for study either in Australia or overseas. These scholarships are supported by the New South Wales History Teachers Association. PREMIER’S IOOF CENTRE FOR EDUCATIONAL AND MEDICAL RESEARCH ITINERANT SUPPORT TEACHER (HEARING) SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship of $15,000 is available for an itinerant support teacher (hearing) working in a NSW school, office or in a TAFE NSW Institute to travel within Australasia to undertake research and investigation into aspects of teaching and learning for students who have a hearing impairment. This scholarship is supported by the IOOF Centre for Educational and Medical Research. PREMIER’S IOOF CENTRE FOR EDUCATIONAL AND MEDICAL RESEARCH ITINERANT SUPPORT TEACHER (VISION) SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship of $15,000 is available for an itinerant support teacher (vision) working in a NSW school, office or in a TAFE NSW Institute to travel within Australasia to undertake research and investigation into aspects of teaching and learning for students who have a vision impairment. This scholarship is supported by the IOOF Centre for Educational and Medical Research. PREMIER’S KINGOLD CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship of $15,000 is available for teachers of Chinese language in schools or TAFE NSW Institutes to undertake a five week study tour in China. This scholarship is supported by the Kingold Group Companies. PREMIER’S MASTERTON HOMES SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship of $15,000 supports special educators from schools or TAFE NSW Institutes to study exemplary practice in teaching students with special education needs. This scholarship is proudly supported by Masterton Homes.


PREMIER’S PWC LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:

One scholarship of $15,000 is available for a teacher currently teaching in a pre-school, school or TAFE NSW Institute to support a study into an aspect of leadership development relevant to educational settings. The study may include visits to institutions in Australia or overseas to research leadership issues and practices. This scholarship is supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers. PREMIER’S TAFE SCHOLARSHIPS Two $10,000 scholarships support travel to observe and study best practice partnerships between Vocational Education Providers and Businesses. These scholarships are open to all TAFE NSW teachers and are supported by the NSW TAFE Commission Board. PREMIER’S TEACHERS HEALTH FUND HEALTH EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship of $15,000 is available for a teacher currently teaching in a pre-school, school or TAFE NSW Institute to investigate trends in health education. This scholarship is supported by the Teachers Health Fund. PREMIER’S TEACHERS MUTUAL BANK NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship of $15,000 is available for a teacher currently teaching in a school or TAFE NSW Institute to investigate trends in teaching and visit some of the world’s best schools and centres incorporating new and emerging technologies into their educational programs. The scholarship is supported by Teachers Mutual Bank.

Applications close Friday 2 May 2014 SCHOLARSHIPS ADMINISTRATION The Secretary, Department of Education and Communities or her nominee, chairs the scholarship selection panels. Panels include representatives of professional teacher associations and prominent community members with expertise in the discipline areas covered by the scholarships. INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS Premier’s Teacher Scholarships Secretariat E david.bromley@det.nsw.edu.au or lloyd.christison@det.nsw.edu.au W www.dec.nsw.gov.au/what-we-offer/awards-scholarships-andgrants/scholarships/premier-s-teacher-scholarships

NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships 2014

PREMIER’S UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG EARLY CHILDHOOD SCHOLARSHIP One scholarship of $15,000 is available for a teacher currently teaching in a pre-school, primary school or a TAFE NSW Institute. The award supports the study of issues related to Early Childhood education and the study tour may include visits to pre-schools, schools and educational institutions. This scholarship is supported by the University of Wollongong.

Applications close Friday 2 May 2014

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