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DE News 2014-T3-Week-06

Jennifer Johnson and Marija Gavranic showing Kym Knight their learning materials

In this edition: Sydney DEHS resource showcasing, Primary DE Leaders meeting, Karabar DE Newsletter, State Curriculum news English K-6 and Physics.

DE News 2014-T3-Week-05

DE teachers at the DEVAN Conference

In this edition: DE Enrolment officers meeting, DEVAN Conference,


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! 

Expressions of Interest to teach with the DEC’s Virtual Secondary School (VSS)

VSS cover icon

This is an exciting initiative that will deliver quality curriculum to students in rural and remote government high schools across the state.  The VSS will begin operations in 2015 and will allow students to remain in their local school and community while providing the opportunity to study specialist subjects their home school cannot consistently offer.  Applications close 5 pm on Friday 22 August, 2014. If you have further questions, you can contact Chris Robertson directly on 02 9266 8099.

Issue 5 English 7-12 eNewsletter

English newsletters

The latest issue is out and it is full to the brim with great resources. Some highlights include:

  • Making Movies: A free online teaching resource from IP AwarenessA comprehensive guide to the film production process and the people who make movies.  Click on the image to download the PDF.
  • Roads to Refuge - This is a brilliant new site with great resources and teaching ideas including videos, readings and links to other resources and sites.  A DEC, UNSW and Centre for Refugee collaboration. 
  • Kampung Boy - A brilliant autobiographical graphic novel. it is a fabulous book for Stage 4. It would work brilliantly for representing the self, narrative voice, representation and intercultural understanding. There are some extra resources available for the book at the publisher's website:Wilkins Farago 

DART Connections Events

DART Connections promo

Some of the latest virtual excursions available from our Connections team include:

Secondary PDHPE News

In the latest edition of the PDHPE E-newsletters  (PDF or DOC) , you'll find articles about: Crossroads review, Literacy and the continuum in PDHPE, CAFS network, South West Sydney School Sport Association Facebook page, Upcoming professional learning, resources and events.

DE News 2014-T3-Week-04

Grand opening of Central Coast Learning Hub

In this edition: PD at Dubbo SODE, Sydney DEHS Newsletter, BH SOTA HBDI workshop, DE Collegial network 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

Cover Art

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).