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ACCE Education & Technology News - February 2022 Update 3

25 Feb 2022 6:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Educational leaders across Australia tackle challenges and reimagine the future of learning by Amazon Web Services

The experiences of education systems adapting to remote learning during the pandemic while thinking through solutions to ongoing social and administrative challenges have given engaged observers much to listen to.

<https://www.themandarin.com.au/181835-educational-leaders-across-australia-tackle-challenges-and-reimagine-the-future-of-learning/>

School Improvement Episode 36: Winners of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science Teaching

The two most recent winners of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Excellence in Science Teaching join us in this podcast. They each share how they’re improving student outcomes in their own school settings and their top tips for other Science teachers across the country.

<https://www.teachermagazine.com/au_en/articles/school-improvement-episode-36-winners-of-the-prime-ministers-prizes-for-science-teaching>

Fintech education – meeting students’ interests and needs

Financial technology developments such as cashless transactions and in-game purchases, and risks such as scam emails and texts warrant teaching about. Carly Sawatzki, Jill Brown and Peter Saffin ask: ‘In what ways are your students financially active, and how is your school preparing them for informed financial participation?’

<https://www.teachermagazine.com/au_en/articles/fintech-education-meeting-students-interests-and-needs> 

‘Clear’ need for STEM boost to prepare job-ready graduates [subscription]

Billionaire Richard White has a clear vision of how to improve the Australian economy, starting with education.

<https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/education-new-south-wales/wisetech-globals-richard-white-to-revolutionise-stem-education-in-australian-schools/news-story/89a846b3b54917020e768e042efc6e49>

Pay teachers $130,000 to attract high achievers, leaked review says

Trainee teachers must learn more about managing classroom behaviour, engaging with parents and teaching reading, according to a review of Australian teaching.

<https://www.watoday.com.au/national/pay-teachers-130-000-to-attract-high-achievers-leaked-review-says-20220223-p59z37.html>

No Gonski ‘nirvana’: Why Australia’s most ambitious education reforms have failed

On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the Gonski reforms, its failure shows how politics, self-interest and a lack of forward-thinking can derail even the most worthy objective: that no student be left behind.

<https://www.watoday.com.au/education/no-gonski-nirvana-why-australia-s-most-ambitious-education-reforms-have-failed-20220215-p59wpj.html>

City staff head north to keep classrooms running

The NSW Department of Education’s COVID workforce plan was devised ahead of this year’s return to school to quickly mobilise current, former and future staff if and when absences occurred in schools due to teachers and staff testing positive to COVID-19. ... “While here at Inverell High School, I’ll be helping out with coding for the junior classes as computing is my background, and filling holes where there’s a need.”

<https://education.nsw.gov.au/news/latest-news/city-staff-head-north-to-keep-classrooms-running>

UNESCO releases report on the mapping of K-12 Artificial Intelligence curricula

UNESCO has released “K-12 AI Curricula: A mapping of government-endorsed AI curricula”, the first report on the global status of K-12 AI curricula.

<https://www.unesco.org/en/articles/unesco-releases-report-mapping-k-12-artificial-intelligence-curricula>

Introducing Our New Windows 11 Device Portfolio for Education

As we enter the third year of the pandemic, we continue to see many bright spots of innovation and perseverance in today’s education landscape.

<https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2022/01/introducing-our-new-windows-11-device-portfolio-for-education>

The Learning Passport provides learning continuity for millions of out-of-school children

While the world and educational systems throughout it continue to grapple with challenges stemming from the pandemic, students across the globe keep learning in their local languages with the help of the Learning Passport.

<https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2022/02/the-learning-passport-provides-learning-continuity-for-millions-of-out-of-school-children>

Microsoft Education Partners help students with pandemic learning disruption

Microsoft Teams’ assignments and Microsoft 365 integrations give our education partners the ability to enable rich end-to-end scenarios within core workflows—for both educators and students. It also makes it easier for instructors to give feedback on assignments. This not only saves teachers valuable time, it also gives them a range of powerful features to support the assessment of learning and engage students.

<https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2022/02/microsoft-education-partners-help-students-with-pandemic-learning-disruption>

Imagine Cup Junior 2022: A global challenge for students

Today marks the launch of registration and content availability for the third annual Imagine Cup Junior, an exciting opportunity for students to learn about technology and how it can be used to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Imagine Cup Junior helps students build skills in technology concepts that will help them in their future learning and in the workforce.

<https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2022/02/imagine-cup-junior-2022-a-global-challenge-for-students>

World Read Aloud Day: 4 tips to promote fluency, connection, and joy

On February 2, 2022, LitWorld and Microsoft invite you to come together for this year’s WRAD. Join us as we honor the joy and power of reading and sharing stories. From hosting intimate classroom gatherings and organizing community wide parades, to broadcasting radio programs across countries and trying a new technology to celebrate WRAD, everyone can participate.

<https://educationblog.microsoft.com/en-us/2022/01/world-read-aloud-day-4-tips-to-promote-fluency-connection-and-joy>

UNESCO and Stakeholders Celebrate Women & Girls in Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was declared on 11th February 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly, aiming to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

<https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-and-stakeholders-celebrate-women-girls-science>



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