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Fast Track for Top Teachers to Become Principals

For the first time the State’s best teachers will have an opportunity to fast track their careers and become principals in half the time. Each year 30 excelling teachers and 20 teaching graduates can apply to participate in a new NSW government program to turbo-charge their careers to the level of principal within 10 years. …

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Career Worksheet – Entry to Medicine

This worksheet is designed to get your students thinking about Medicine as a career in real terms.  Encouraging them to do a little research and compare the facts versus their preconceptions. It could be used as part of a lesson or group discussion relating to building post school pathways and financial management, as well as …

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Safe on Social Toolkit

Safe on Social Toolkits provide schools and parents with an array of resources developed by leading cyber safety experts and offers the most current and engaging online safety information available. There are toolkits made for both schools and parents. The school toolkit includes: 50+ Easy to Understand Teacher Cheat Sheets Monthly Parent Resources Alerts on …

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Climate Schools Program

Climate Schools is the most innovative and engaging way to empower students to gain knowledge about their health and wellbeing. Aiming to change and reinvigorate the school climate around alcohol and other drug education, the modules provide curriculum-consistent health education courses proven to reduce harm and improve student well-being. By implementing these user-friendly evidence-based programs …

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Duolingo for Schools

Duolingo is a great tool for students and educators to get the most out of their time together in the classroom. Duolingo for Schools is adapted for groups of students and their educators. Whether as an extra credit homework assignment, an in-class exercise, or as a way for students to stay language fit over the …

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Career Worksheet – Balance Activities

These worksheets are designed to get your students thinking about how they balance their priorities. They’ll be asked to think about the things that are important to them, and create a visual representation of how they balance their time. Students are also asked to reflect on their concerns and assess their importance. These activities could be …

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The STELR Project

STELR (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance) is a national initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. The primary aim of STELR is to address the problem of low participation rates in STEM subjects at the upper secondary school level. It does this by developing teaching modules relating these subjects to highly relevant …

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FYA Worlds of Work

FYA’s Worlds of Work (WOW) is a free ​national initiative that equips young people with the enterprise skills and careers management skills to be prepared for the future of work. Tailored for students in Years 8-10, WOW activities facilitate meaningful career-linked experiences that aim to answer the question ‘What does it take to succeed in …

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Virtual Work Experience

Why it’s vital to make work experience succeed online

2020 saw many work experience opportunities for students become unavailable as face-to-face contact became nearly impossible at times. For students, this means there were less chances out there for them to experience the world of work and dive into what could be their future career. It also means they may have missed out on gaining …

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CSIRO’s STEM Professionals in Schools Program

Providing engaging and relevant learning experiences in STEM subjects in the classroom can be a challenge. To help you, STEM Professionals in Schools partners you with a highly qualified STEM professional to increase your confidence, knowledge and skills in STEM subjects and help you enrich the learning experiences for your students. Through your partnership, you …

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Teaching Space With NASA

NASA experts and education specialists have created webinars, workshops and resources for teachers who are teaching about space, science and the Earth. You can watch old webinars at any time on demand, and access their teaching resources for free. Find out more here: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/teaching-space/

Career Teaching Resources

Career Worksheet – Self Awareness

This worksheet is designed to get your students thinking about their strengths and interests. You could incorporate this worksheet into a lesson on self-awareness, helping students to uncover what makes them unique. Students could discuss common strengths and interests in groups or as a class before filling out the worksheet, and then refer to their …

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Career Teaching Resources

Career Worksheet – A Work Day

This worksheet is designed to get your students thinking about what a real workday is like. They’ll draw on their own experiences of watching people close to them work to figure out what types of things people do during a work day. This activity could be used in conjunction with group discussions, and could be …

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Writing Activities Study Work Grow

Career Lesson Writing Activities

We’ve put together a range of writing prompt worksheets for you to use with students in class. Use them to start a discussion amongst students, or insert them into your career lessons. Each activity is structured to get students thinking about one of the key Careers and Work Studies topics. Students are prompted to think …

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Talking Safety – Workplace Safety Lesson Resources

This resource from the Centre for Disease Control in the US is a little dated (2010), but still has some great information and tips for teaching students about workplace safety. You’ll be able to find sections on injuries and emergencies, making the workplace safer, and learning about your rights. Find the resources here.

Workplace Safety

safe@work

safe@work is an occupational health and safety program for secondary school students undertaking work experience. It helps students improve their knowledge and understanding of occupational health and safety matters before entering a workplace. The program has been created by the Victorian Government, but the activities and lessons could be useful for anyone teaching students about workplace …

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MyFuture – Resources for Teachers

MyFuture is a national career information service that helps guide young people towards their path to the future. They have a huge variety of resources available for teachers and careers advisers to support their students. Here are some of their useful resources: Explore the future of work School to work pathways infographics Teaching resources Discover …

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The Impact of Social Media – an elite sport perspective to aid conversations with young people

Often parents, educators, coaches and business leaders share their deep concerns with us around the impact of social media on their children, students, players and staff. Here’s a perspective from the elite sports arena. You may find this article useful in conversations with colleagues, parents and young people. We can all learn from this and …

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CSIRO Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students

Targeting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students in years 5-9, the Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students (I²S²) program provides teacher professional learning to embed Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander traditional knowledge through hands-on inquiry-based projects to increase student engagement and achievement in science. The program is designed to show teachers and students how Aboriginal and/or …

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UNE Discovery Voyager

Stay right where you are! The Discovery Voyager team comes to you, wherever you are in northern NSW, with interactive, curriculum-aligned activities grounded in science but limited only by your imagination. We offer activities in ecology, physics, chemistry, Latin/biology, precision agriculture, sports science palaeontology, and natural history based on our collections showcased in the UNE …

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Host a Cardboard Challenge

The Global Cardboard Challenge inspires young people to design and create with cardboard and recycled materials. Schools can host their own Cardboard Challenges for students, and you can register your challenge with the Global Cardboard Challenge database. The Cardboard Challenge is a fun, easy to organize learning experience that fosters creativity and other 21st century …

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Scitech Education Resources

Scitech offers a range of curriculum-aligned programs for secondary level teaching. Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills and knowledge have become increasingly relevant as the nature of work evolves to meet the fast pace of technological advancements, the need for innovation and critical thinking across various industries. Scitech’s resources include excursions, incursions, professional development …

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Junior Engineers – Professional Development For Teachers

Junior Engineers is proud to offer a range of professional development programs to help build teacher capability in order to support the delivery of the Digital Technologies Curriculum in a fun and engaging manner. Our workshops have been developed by qualified teachers who specialise in STEM and understand effective pedagogy and the Digital Technologies Curriculum. …

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Crawford Fund – Education Resources

To celebrate World Food Day, 16 October 2020, the Crawford Fund is launching “Development for a Better Future” – free quality high school teaching materials focused on agriculture for development and global food and nutrition security. There are materials for Senior Secondary, as well as for Years 9-10. The modules have been linked to the …

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Gambay – Teacher Resources

First Languages Australia have complied a series of notes across several year levels and subjects to support teachers in teaching about Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander Languages as a Cross-curriculum Priority. When learning and teaching about Australia’s first languages, it is vital to work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, groups and communities in …

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The Girls in STEM Toolkit for Schools

Girls in STEM (GiST) is filled with resources to help schools encourage and inspire female students to consider a future career in STEM. They have a huge amount of free resources available for schools, including lesson plans, tips on gender-inclusive teaching, ideas on supporting girls in STEM, resources for careers advisers, and more. Take a …

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AFTT High School Outreach Program

AFTT are inviting schools to register their interest in their High School Outreach Program. This initiative provides high schools, CAPA, Media & English teachers and their students the opportunity to select from a range of interactive and collaborative programs which can be specially tailored to suit student interests and career opportunities. The following opportunities can …

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Future Employment Outlook to 2024

In January 2020, the Australian Government released a report with their findings on the future of employment up to the year 2024. This is an ideal resource to see where there will be growth in the future, and potentially help your students decide what they might like to do in the future. Please note this …

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eSafety Professional Learning Program

The eSafety Commissioner is offering webinar-based professional development opportunities for teachers. The eSafety professional learning program covers the latest online safety research, case studies and teaching strategies to help teachers integrate online safety into their programs and student wellbeing planning. This program includes 90 minutes of professional learning through live webinar participation, the completion of …

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FCA XV Mind Games Cup

Calling football parents and teacher coaches from grassroots to professional; you’re invited to play in the FCA XV Mind Games Cup 2020/21. The FCA XV Mind Games Cup is an online virtual reality team-based tournament. Presented by and aligned with Football Coaches Australia’s mantra of building Community, Connection and Camaraderie between Australian football coaches, the …

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Checklists for Students in 2020

Checklists for Students in 2020

Term 4 is traditionally hectic with so much being crammed into the last term of the year. In 2020 it might seem even crazier than usual. We’ve created some simple checklists that are designed to help students hopefully stress less and keep their focus on exams.  Enabling them to stay on track and easing their …

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NAIDOC Week 2020

This year, NAIDOC week will be celebrated from 8-15 November. The theme is “Always Was, Always Will Be”. The NAIDOC website has a variety of resources to help you and your students get involved, including teaching plans, posters, events, and more. Take a look here: https://www.naidoc.org.au/

Cyber Safety Teacher Resources

SBS have created a resource for teachers to use in the classroom to talk to students about cyber safety, cyberbullying and image sharing. The resource contains video clips from the television show The Hunting and accompanying tools to help build a discussion in the classroom around cyber safety issues. Take a look at the resource …

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Skillsroad Career Lesson Plans

Skillsroad has a variety of lesson plan resources available for Careers Advisors to help their students plan future career pathways. They have lesson plans on work styles, resilience and motivation, interviewing, and more. Lessons contain a content mix of theory, stories, videos and activities aimed at engaging students and encouraging active participation and introspection. Find …

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Health Heroes Teacher Resources

If you’re looking for resources to help inspire your students thinking about a career in Indigenous health, Health Heroes has videos, lesson plans, posters and brochures available. You can find out more and order a kit for your school here: http://healthheroes.health.gov.au/internet/heroes/publishing.nsf/Content/Resources

How to write a careers newsletter

How to write a careers newsletter

A great newsletter is an excellent way to provide regular, relevant resources to your audiences. They’re easy to distribute and can reach lots of people instantly, so when you’ve got careers news that you’d like to share, a newsletter could be the best way to go about it. How to get started and write a …

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Discover Photography Workshops for High School Students

The Centre for Creative Photography is offering free workshops for high school students interested in learning more about photography. As part of the workshops, students will: Discover why cameras work and how we see with camera obscura. Learn some essential lighting skills in our professional working studios. Take a trip back in time in South …

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AgriFutures startup.business Program for High Schools

AgriFutures Australia and startup.business are once again joining forces to deliver an exciting education program that teaches high school students in rural and regional Australia how to solve problems facing agriculture, using innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset. AgriFutures Australia are investing in seven selected schools across the country to participate in the startup.business Entrepreneurial Learning …

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$20 Boss Entrepreneurship Program

$20 Boss is a free-to-access program that provides $20 of real money to build a business and a tangible way of supporting students to learn, identify and talk about the skills they’re building. Through $20 Boss we flip the focus by challenging students to solve a real problem and help them better understand their relationship …

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Kilvington Grammar Students Excelled in Elite Remote VR School Camp Challenge

Over the last week, years 8, 9 and 10 students from Kilvington Grammar School participated in the remote, online virtual reality school camp team learning experience, aptly named XVenture Mind Games – ‘Outdoor Pursuits’. Massive congratulations to all students from Kilvington Grammar School – your teamwork, communication and collaboration skills have secured your place at …

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The Virtual Staffroom Podcast

The Virtual Staffroom is a new edtech podcast for teachers by teachers. It’s the brand-new #edtech podcast brought to you by the Technology 4 Learning (T4L) team at the NSW Department of Education. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner tech user or an advanced one – the Virtual Staffroom is for any teacher …

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Engineering In-A-Box

Engineering In-A-Box is a 4-lesson classroom resource designed to show students how engineers impact society through different disciplines, creative thinking, and collaboration. We believe that learning about engineering should be: Accessible for every student in Australia, particularly those in regional areas Based on the real world; not just theoretical Creative and engaging, even for students …

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The Resilience Project Digital Program for Classrooms

The Digital Program has been developed to extend the accessibility and reach of wellbeing presentations and curriculum across Australia. Developed with the brightest minds in education, psychology, film production and technology, the program includes a series of engaging videos and digital lessons for the classroom, staff room and home. Program content covers the key wellbeing …

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Deadly Sista Girlz Program

Delivered by strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models, Deadly Sista Girlz is culturally appropriate healthy lifestyle program run by Wirrpanda Foundation which aims to improve engagement and education amongst school-aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls. Participants are enabled to make informed decisions about their personal health and well-being to lead a positive …

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Online Learning

Ever thought of going to University Online?

It’s no surprise that 2020 has made us rethink what’s possible. One of the few good things that has come out of this entire pandemic experience is that Online Learning has come along in leaps and bounds. People of all ages have found ways to continue their learning from home using technology like zoom and …

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Resources for National Skills Week

Wondering how you can get your students involved in National Skills Week? They have provided a heap of great resources to use in the classroom. See how you can get your school ready for National Skills Week here: https://www.nationalskillsweek.com.au/get-involved/schools/

Free Yoga for Teachers and Teens

Each month Yoga with Adriene offers a variety of free classes based on a different theme. This month there are classes made especially for teachers, students, and to use in the classroom. You can check what classes are available on her calendar here, or go to her YouTube playlist to give them a watch.

Work Experience Alternatives

Work Experience Alternatives

In 2020, with businesses closed or having to stick to strict COVID regulations in order to operate, work placements could be tricky. You may need to look at work experience alternatives in order to explore industries and careers that you’re interested in. Some businesses may still be able to offer placements, so it’s still worth …

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Burn Bright Digital Leadership and Wellbeing Programs for Schools

Burn Bright exists to promote the prevention of mental illness in young people, specifically anxiety and depression. Burn Bright is aimed at students from Year 5 to 12. They have created a series of interactive online modules to use in the classroom to develop and enhance students’ wellbeing and emotional resilience. Module topics include leadership, …

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Schools Plus Smart Giving Grants

Through Schools Plus’ Smart Giving program, they help connect schools across Australia with individuals, businesses and foundations who are passionate about education. They are inviting schools to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to seek additional funds for their school, for projects that explore innovative, creative and progressive approaches in education. They draw on advice …

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Free Online Agri-Tech Teaching Modules Available for Download

Twelve learning modules suitable for Year 7-12 students featuring agri-tech tools and systems are now available for download thanks to Women in Agri-Tech. The modules can be used in a range of classroom setting across Australia, from science to mathematics and, of course, agriculture. Find them here: http://womeninagri-tech.com/

Nuts and Bolts of Emotional Agility, Resilience and Leadership – free online resource for parents and teachers

Nuts and Bolts of EARL is a free online resource for parents, carers, teachers and coaches to use with young people, encouraging positive conversations around leadership, teamwork, skills and techniques for developing resilience, confidence, job readiness, dealing with bullies and even the importance of getting good rest. It’s filled with videos, articles, podcasts and activities …

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Virtual School Camp

Developed by emotional agility and resilience experts, XVenture Mind Games is fun, exciting and provides a shared experience in a new environment creating a sense of togetherness, connectedness and belonging. It helps to develop key skills to support mental wellbeing, improved communication and social skills, develop greater resilience, flexibility and adaptability. Against the clock, in …

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International Science Film Festival 2020

International Science Film Festival 2020

SCINEMA is the largest international science film festival in the southern hemisphere, showcasing the best science feature, documentary, animated and experimental films from filmmakers around the world. This year, due to social distancing, they’re unable to screen the winning films at your local cinema as they usually would. Instead you can sign up and watch …

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mental health

Mental Health in the Classroom

Mental health is becoming a greater concern for young people, with up to 80% of students reporting that their studies have been affected by mental health issues (https://headspace.org.au/blog/majority-of-aussie-students-stressed-depressed/). You might have noticed that some of your students have been struggling with the demands of study and life. We have gathered some resources, including lesson plans, …

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Student wellbeing and mental health

A spike in mental health issues of students    It’s been reported in the news today, that the number of youths aged 12-25 reaching out for help with their mental health has more than doubled in the last few months. It’s believed that corona virus social distancing measures, may well have contributed to pre-existing stressors …

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In My Blood It Runs campaign

This campaign, designed to make Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students more culturally safe in schools, is being offered for FREE in Term 2 between 30 April and 3 June. It’s highly recommended for use during Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June). What schools get with free sign up: permission to stream the video …

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Tips for online learning from a distance educator

The transition to online learning can be complex, and almost everyone who moves to home schooling will face challenges. There will be technical issues at both ends, unrealistic expectations, and a steep learning curve. Teachers who have never taught online before face multiple challenges, from learning how to use the multiple software solutions provided for …

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Corona Virus Print & Social Media Images

Canva have created some great resources in conjunction with advice from the WHO, they could be useful to: stick them up in your classrooms share with your students in a presentation send out to parents by email start more conversations around the issue Here is the link where you can find their collection: https://about.canva.com/coronavirus-awareness-collection/ If …

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Career Videos as resources

Whether you’re prepping your lessons for remote learning, or you just need a few additional resources, here are a few careers videos that you could share with your students. Computer Network Architects Mining Engineer Cyber Security Enrolled Nurse Visual Merchandiser Industrial Electrician Fast-Jet Pilot And ABC Get my Job series is available on iView with …

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Coronavirus Advice Factsheets

NSW – https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/school-safety/novel-coronavirus VIC – https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/coronavirus.aspx QLD – https://education.qld.gov.au/students/student-health-safety-wellbeing/student-health ACT – https://www.education.act.gov.au/public-school-life/information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19 WA – https://www.education.wa.edu.au/coronavirus-school-update SA – https://www.education.sa.gov.au/supporting-students/health-e-safety-and-wellbeing/coronavirus NT – https://health.nt.gov.au/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-covid-19 TAS – https://www.education.tas.gov.au/about-us/alerts/

How to create a careers newsletter

How to create a careers newsletter

Wondering if you need to create a careers newsletter? If you work in careers, then a regular careers newsletter can be a powerful information sharing tool. As long as the information is relevant and the document is easy to scan, students and parents will engage with the resources and learn about opportunities which they would …

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Weekly Newsletters

Happy new school year, it’s great to have you back on board. We just wanted to let you know our Study Work Grow weekly newsletters are back in production, you should be receiving a copy to your nominated email inbox as usual. The first one for 2020 went out yesterday (Monday 27 January) for all …

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Check out the Work Experience Hubs

Your Work Experience Hub is included with an annual Study Work Grow school membership, and it will revolutionise the way you run and manage your work experience program. Fully integrated with your Careers Hub, your Work Experience Hub makes it easy for your whole school community to get involved: Businesses and employers can easily add …

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5 Great Ways To Boost Your Careers Program In 2020

At Study Work Grow, we’re always looking for ways to work smarter (not harder). Here are a few of our top suggestions for saving time and enhancing your Careers Program in 2020. And all without increasing your workload.   Start proactively managing your time Some simple changes to your routine can make a massive difference …

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How volunteering can change student’s minds

We know that students are busy, and the idea of fitting volunteering into their jam-packed lives may be a difficult one to convey. But evidence shows that time spent volunteering as students offers multiple benefits, outside of the obvious community benefits. Work Experience is often hard to source, and some students may feel placements lack …

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NYSF National Science Teachers Summer School

The National Science Teachers Summer School (NSTSS) is a five-day professional development program for experienced and new secondary science teachers from across Australia. The program is also open to High School Lab Technicians. At the NSTSS, participants will engage in a professional dialogue about teaching and learning, be exposed to cutting-edge research, and explore new …

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UQ Science Ambassador Program

Raise the profile of science within your school and recognise high-achieving and motivated senior students by nominating them as UQ Science Ambassadors. Ambassadors will champion science at your school by developing and delivering events, holding National Science Week activities, and encouraging other senior science students to share their experiences with students in all years. The …

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10 Ways Competitions Enhance Learning

Encouraging students to take part in competitions could have lots of benefits. Taking part in something that isn’t schoolwork might seem more appealing, and they get the autonomy to choose which competitions they’d like to enter. Students could be encouraged to extend themselves in fields and subjects that they’re interested in. There’s always the hook …

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5 ways to find and use careers information in class

The Australian Blueprint for Career Development outlines the importance of being able to find, understand and apply career information as part of the process of finding a career. Which isn’t as easy as it sounds. We know that students need to be able to access this information and then use it, but with multiple sources, …

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World Teachers Day

This Friday 25 October is World Teachers Day. The theme this year is “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession”. This is a day to celebrate teachers and the work they do all across the country. Make sure you say thanks to your teachers this Friday! You can find a bunch of resources for the …

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Should students with lower ATARs go to TAFE or Uni?

The Grattan Institute have released a new report analysing the Benefits of Higher Education, and it’s a fascinating read. There are many lessons there for people working within Careers, particularly those who advise and guide secondary students, and we’ve looked at some of the key take-aways below:   “Some university students with low school results …

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The K.I.S.S. Principal, applied to student resumes

Ever helped your students put together a resume? There are LOTS of places where things can go wrong. And, the evidence tells us that employers spend around 6 seconds reading each resume. So students need to: grab their attention fast, and not lose their attention due to simple errors We believe the key to a …

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ATO Resources

The Tax, Super + You competition is open now and closes on 23 August. In addition to the competition, the ATO have produced lots of other resources to help educators incorporate tax and super into the classroom. The aim is give students the information they’ll need going into the future. The Tax, Super and You …

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Classroom Drone Basics

If you would like to introduce drones to your students but aren’t sure where to start, She Maps is offering an online course on drone basics to get you started. The course will run you through the five basic areas to consider when starting a classroom drone program. These include: Why Are Drones Useful at …

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MyRoad Online Mentoring Program

MyRoad is a 2-hour videoconference aimed at girls in grades 10-12 with the aim to empower them about making decisions for the future and their careers. During the program, a fully trained volunteer mentor guides students through six structured modules. Modules are aligned to the Australian Curriculum for General Capabilities and Work Studies. These modules …

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Australian Museum Science Festival 2019

The Australian Museum in Sydney are holding 3 days of activities and workshops for high school students for Science Festival 2019. Immersive learning in STEAM focused workshops, demonstrations, and exciting talks are the focus for the festival. The wide variety of sessions are designed and instructed by Australia’s leading science institutions including 3M, ANSTO, Macquarie …

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Introduction to Aviation Year 10 Course

The Institute for Drone Technology is offering an Introduction to Aviation course for year 10 students. This course has been designed in conjunction with expert educators in aviation. It can be tailored to various lengths from one term to one year (180 contact hours). Topics covered may include: History of Aviation Human Factors & Risk Management …

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Science and Environment School Experience Program

Deakin University’s new Science and Environment School Experience Program offers Year 10 students the opportunity to participate in activities such as water testing, vegetation surveys, analysing the proteins found in milk, discovering the chemistry found in soft drinks, and learning the tools and techniques of molecular biology. The program is designed for a maximum number …

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UoN Friends on Campus Program

The University of Newcastle’s Friends on Campus is a transition program for high school students in years 10, 11 and 12 who are thinking about studying at university. Staff and students from the University of Newcastle deliver a variety of information sessions in a relaxed and casual setting. Working in small groups, students can ask …

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QUT Teacher Podclass

QUT’s Teacher Podclass is a podcast series that’s all about supporting and inspiring teachers, hosted by award-winning journalist Madonna King. You can find out more and listen here.

Paddock to Plate

The AMPC have produced a resource to introduce primary school students in Years 5 & 6 to the concept of meat production. Students will learn about the processes involved in producing meat products.  Design and produce a label for a cut of meat, with an info-graphic illustrating the paddock to plate concept. They’ll also present …

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You Can’t Ask That – Classroom Edition

The ABC has released some clips from their program You Can’t Ask That that have been specifically tailored for the classroom. The show provides unique insights into the lives of diverse Australians. You can view the list of videos uploaded here.

Murdoch University Student Workshops

Did you know that Murdoch University runs a variety of workshops for students at their Perth campus? The workshops are based on the latest curriculum framework and can also be brought to your school on request. They run workshops in the following areas: Asian Studies Biology Creative Arts Criminology and Law IT, Design and Technology …

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2019 ARTEXPRESS Student Workshops

ARTEXPRESS Student Workshops are an opportunity for Visual Arts, Design and Photography and Digital Media students to investigate the conceptual and material qualities of the Bodies of Work on display at the ARTEXPRESS exhibitions across New South Wales. Students also have the opportunity to explore the range of art making techniques and approaches. Venues and …

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PULSE@Parkes

Through the PULSE@Parkes program, high school students take control of the Parkes radio telescope to observe pulsars under the guidance of professional astronomers. Students may discover a new pulsar, identify unusual ones or detect sudden glitches in their rotation. The data collected is added to a growing database of results and is used by astronomers …

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BITE BACK Mental Fitness Challenge

Designed for students in Years 8, 9 and 10 (but suitable for all), this six week challenge is designed to improve positive psychology in students. It covers areas including Gratitude, Mindfulness, Social Connections, Character Strengths, and Meaning and Purpose. Each week teachers can introduce a new focus area and help students complete an activity that …

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Fulbright Professional Scholarship in VET

This scholarship is funded by the Department of Education and Training and is designed for professionals working within the vocational education and training sector, or training leaders in business and industry. It’ll enable you to do further studies in educational programs concerning current vocational education and training policy or practice, such as a short course …

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4 STEM Tools turning curiosity into learning

Scientists at the University of California have found that brain activity increases when we are curious. Curiosity creates more meaningful learning experiences for your students. Which as teachers you probably already knew. This article has suggested 4 great resources that could help STEM teachers engage their students more easily. Lifeliqe – allows students to explore …

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STEM Programs coming soon

Good news from the 2019-20 Federal Budget. Questacon will receive $6.2 million to help roll out its Engineering is Elementary program, resources will be available to primary schools throughout Australia. In addition, it will receive another $8.9 million to expand the Science Circus program. It’s hoped that by making the Engineering is Elementary program more …

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From hard facts to soft skills

An interesting read about why, in the face of the 4th industrial revolution, teachers are looking at changing the focus of learning from facts to soft skills. “Things like mathematics or understanding how language is formed, the ins and outs of history, can be effectively carried by software programs and technology. But to be able …

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PROJECT ROCKIT Digital Ambassadors

Project Rockit are a youth-driven movement against bullying, hate and prejudice. They empower school students to challenge bullying in school, online and beyond. Their Digital Ambassadors program is specifically about uniting students across Australia in an anti-cyberbullying campaign. They’ve even partnered up with Facebook and Instagram. They’re looking for school nominations to get involved right …

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$20 Boss – Entrepreneurship program

  Designed for years 5-10, $20 Boss is the largest entrepreneurship program in Australia. It could help students develop skills like critical and creative thinking, teamwork and entrepreneurship. Students receive $20 of start-up capital to create, launch and operate a business venture over the course of a school term. Over 30,000 students from 500 schools …

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High Impact Teaching Strategies for Goal Setting

​Goal Setting – one of 10 High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) – is a fundamental technique for teachers to make learning visible and relevant for their students. For further information on Goal Setting and other HITS, refer to the Department of Education and Training’s HITS guide, see: High-Impact Teaching Strategies Guide (pdf – 6.88mb)​ Find out …

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