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Learning to Teach Online


Based upon the successful educational resources of the same name, the Learning to Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC is designed to help existing educators establish or improve their own online or blended teaching practices. The target audience is primarily teachers in higher education, K-12, community college, and vocational or private education.


Snap Happy Banner

snap is a photographic competition open to current students and staff in NSW DEC rural and remote schoolssnap is hosted by the Rural and Distance Education Team. In each student category, it is the students who must compose and take the photo.  Each category winner will  receive a 32gb iPad Mini! 

DE News 2014-T3-Week-01

World's Biggest Classroom

In this edition: DE Symosium overview and video, DE Preschool network strategy, DE Collegial News,

Copyright in schools

Copyright OK

Changes to the Copyright Act and what technologies teachers are using in the classroom means that it is important for teachers to keep up to date about this important issue.  Please note that Smartcopying  is the Official Guide to Copyright Issues for Australian Schools and TAFE.

Dyslexia - Supporting Students

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Learners with dyslexia will be excited to hear about the release of Jeanette Davies's new Multi-Touch Book  "Dyslexia - Supporting Students" Many of you will be familar with Jeanette's other Multi-Touch Book , "iPad Tips & Tricks With a focus on Accessibility." Apart from being an internationally famous author, Jeanette is  an Apple Distinguished Educator (2011) and Accessibility Ambassador (2008).

New website design

Mobile look of the upcoming revised RDE site.

A new responsive design of our website is currently being built. This means it will automatically recognise whether you are viewing our site on a computer or a mobile device and then reflow the content to suit the device.  As part of 'moving house' the new design is also a great opportunity to 'clean house.'  It is anticipated that the new site will be ready to launch in early term 3. Once the new website is ready it will be hosted here at our current address You can sneak a peek of the new design by visiting the old CAP site address, which we are using as a devolopment site.

TAS/Technologies e-Newsletter T2


Welcome to TECHTalk for Term 2, 2014. TECHTalk is the TAS/Technologies e-Newsletter. TECHTalk is designed to support teachers of all TAS/Technology subjects Years 7—12. You can read TECHTalk on ISSUU or download thepdfIn this issue.....

Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships (ELTF)

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The Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships (ELTF) provide a fantastic opportunity for practising, retraining or pre-service language teachers, to improve their language skills and gain valuable cultural experience through a fully-funded three week in-country study program in one of ten countries.

Applications for the 2015 Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships open on May 15 and close on 25 June 2014.

Syllabus Plus Series 4 Mathematics 7-10

Mathematics 7-10

New webinars for teaching the NSW Mathematics 7 -10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. This series focuses on new syllabus content, pedagogy, teaching strategies and lesson ideas for Mathematics 7-10. 

Innovative K-6 Indonesian Program (via Video Conference)

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Campsie Public School, with the support of the NSW Department of Education, is offering an innovative K-6 Indonesian Program to be delivered via Video Conference starting Term 3, 2014. The program will consist of weekly language and culture lessons tailored to K-2 and 3-6 student groups. Additional engaging materials will be provided each week to support out-of-class consolidation of language learning, such as interactive games, quizzes as well as video materials and websites.