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Bell Shakespeare 2022 Regional Teacher Mentorship

Every year Bell Shakespeare welcomes 30 regional and remote teachers from across the country to their HQ in Sydney. You will be trained over four intensive days in innovative Shakespeare strategies, active learning principles, and teaching techniques to engage all learners across all year levels. On return to their schools, Bell Shakespeare mentor the teachers …

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ABC Heywire Teacher Resources

The ABC’s Heywire competition is calling for stories by year 10, 11 and 12 students from rural and regional Australia. English, Media, SOSE and Art teachers around the nation use Heywire as a ‘real life’ task for students exploring issues such as: identity, place, journeys, discovery or belonging; or in any unit that involves producing …

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Children’s Activities for Child Protection Week

Each year NAPCAN provides fun children’s activities to support their promotion of National Child Protection Week. This booklet aims to help start conversations with parents, carers and children about the importance of community in improving the outcomes for all Australia’s children and young people. National Child Protection Week runs from 5-11 September 2021. Download a …

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Teaching Tips for Teamwork Skills

Teamwork and Collaboration are vital skills that students will need, not just in their studies, but employment and day-to-day life. It is important as educators that we can prepare students the best we can for the world of work. Edith Cowan University has created a handy information sheet packed with tips on teaching Teamwork skills. …

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Complimentary Access to XVenture for Schools

Whilst more than 8 million Australians are in lockdown and other parts of the nation under varying restrictions, COVID is not the only pandemic Australia will face in 2021. You only need to review the latest statistics on the number of people accessing services from organisations such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue and The Black Dog …

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Career Trivia and I Am Worksheets

We’ve put together three rounds or careers trivia with everything you’ll need including answer sheets for the students to fill in, plus an instruction sheet, list of questions and the answers for Teacher use only. The pack also incorporates an “I Am” sheet that could be used in addition to the quiz or as a …

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Career Crosswords

These crosswords could help your students think about all of the different types of work where specific subject knowledge is required. A fun way to start students thinking about which subjects will be useful to get into certain careers. For students who are thinking about subject selection they could be an engaging exercise to get …

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Beacon Foundation School Programs

Beacon Foundation run a series of online and in-person workshops and programs to help inspire young people about their futures, including education and employment options. Their current programs include: MyRoad – an innovative online mentoring program connecting female students to mentors across Australia. Industry Live – a series of live career awareness and exploration events …

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VR Team Building for Schools Impacted by Lockdown

VR Team Building for Schools Impacted by Lockdown

With hundreds of schools switching back to remote learning, the mental health issues connected to loss of connectivity, fun, interaction and engagement with friends and fellow students is once again dramatically impacted. In 2020, schools in NSW and VIC with students ranging from years 8 – 12 participated in the web-based virtual reality team building …

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Lockdown Resources for students

Lockdown Resources for students

There’s no doubt about it, lock downs are tough, for so many reasons. Students might be finding it particularly tough to stay motivated and on track with their studies. Year 11 and 12’s understandably may be particularly stressed out. We’ll keep updating you whenever possible with news from the universities and TAC’s that could encourage them …

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ABC Education Resources

Looking for some great content you can use in the classroom, whether you’re teaching in class or virtually? ABC Education is packed with a whole heap of videos, lessons, articles, and heaps more content, all mapped to the Australian curriculum. And the best part is they’re all free to use. ABC Education has content for …

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School Camps and Excursions - why they matter

School Camps and Excursions – why they matter

Sue Fitcher, owner and operator of Getaway Trekking has kindly written this guest article: Highlighting the multiple benefits of School camps and excursions for high school students, even in the aftermath of COVID, you could be inspired to organise your own school event.   I have a challenge for you   Ask yourself how many …

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ANSTO’s National Science Week Hackathon 2021

Ready, steady, hack: ANSTO’s National Science Week Hackathon is back – and you’re invited! Bring innovation to your classroom with this free, fast-paced, virtual hackathon for Australian students in years 7-11 on an important topic. Because it’s the United Nations’ International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, the National Science Week theme Food: Different by Design …

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Spill the Beans ASPiRE Entrepreneurship Program

ASPiRE is an Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) program, matching entrepreneurs with schools to assist with their entrepreneurship/business programs. The EIR is a voluntary position for a 6 month term with an option to renew – helping to mentor students, volunteering their time and assisting in the development of transferable entrepreneurial skills in students, ultimately helping …

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Tax Time for Teachers

It’s that time of the year again – time to submit your tax return. As a teacher, there are certain things you may or may not be able to claim as expenses. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by what to do, don’t worry. The ATO has provided a handy information sheet covering some of …

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Report into Parental Engagement | Study Work Grow

Report into Parental Engagement

Why parent engagement matters   There are currently half a million Year 11 and 12 students in Australia. Research shows that parents are the most significant influence in determining students’ post-school career pathways, (even when they’re uniformed). So to create an effective careers or transitions program for your senior students, including their parents is going …

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Open Day Checklists

These checklists have been created as a simple visual reminder for your students who would like to go to university and could benefit from attending Open Days. You might like to use them as part of a lesson or group discussion, or they could a handout for students or parents that’s useful in conjunction with …

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Work Experience Checklists

These checklists are designed as a simple step-by-step guide to help your students organise and maximise their work experience opportunities.  Encouraging them to be proactive and think about all the aspects involved in planning, organising taking part in, and reflecting on their work experience placement. They could be used as part of a lesson or …

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Skillsroad Teacher and Careers Advisor Toolkit

Skillsroad are excited to announce the launch of their comprehensive Teacher and Careers Advisor Toolkit – a jam-packed resource to support educators with career planning. What you get: A series of lesson plans designed to help students in planning for their career journey. Advice on organising a careers day at your school and work experience …

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TAFE NSW Schools Launchpad

TAFE NSW Schools Launchpad is a different way to think about school and TAFE-delivered Vocational Education and Training (TVET). TAFE NSW are offering 20 virtual courses that combine teacher-led virtual classrooms with workshops and work placements across a range of exciting career areas within growth industries. These new virtual teacher-led courses help build practical job …

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Day of STEM

The Day of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is an online program designed to inspire students to pursue STEM careers, by providing a firsthand look at the fields they’re most interested in. Students get to experience a day in the life of a professional, granting them invaluable insights into the life that awaits them. …

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Respectful Relationships Education

Respectful Relationships is about creating the social change that’s needed in order to prevent gender-based violence. The aim is to provide students in classrooms the skills and knowledge to address the attitudes, behaviours, structures and practises that have contributed to a society where gender-based violence is the norm. Working together to stop violence before it …

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National Careers Week Information Sheets

National Careers Week have developed some great resources you can provide to students. They have created a variety of information sheets on different sections of careers development, including resume writing, interviews, networking, skills, self-awareness, and much more. The sheets can be downloaded for free from the National Careers Week website here: https://careersweek.com.au/resources/ The 2021 National …

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STEM 2021: On Demand

STEM 2021: On Demand is a unique, online, on demand event bringing Australian educators and STEM professionals TED-style talks from world-renowned experts on creativity, innovation and STEM. STEM 2021: On Demand brings together some of Australia’s and the world’s experts on creativity, innovation, education and STEM. The online and on demand event is made up …

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Career Poster Pack | Study Work Grow

Study Work Grow Career Poster Pack

Motivate your students and colour in your notice board with these three (3) engaging career posters. This pack includes three premium A3 posters, shipped to your school or address anywhere in Australia. The three posters include: Interview Tips – Simple ideas to help your students ace their interviews. Gap Years – This poster gives them …

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The Real Future of Work (and how to respond)

Join CDAA for a three-part program combining expert presenters, workshop discussion and a concluding webinar, delivered over a month from early April to early May 2021. What is a realistic forecast for the future of work in Australia? What strategies and tools will help career practitioners best respond? Learn how your colleagues are responding to …

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Report into Subject Selection

Subject Selection Report

We’ve taken a look at Senior Subject Selection in Australia to deliver this comprehensive report. Our findings could help your refine and improve your school-based subject selection processes, so that students are supported in the best way possible through their complex choices. You can download your copy of the report here.

Free Earth Hour Lesson Plans and Resources

WWF-Australia has partnered with Cool Australia to develop free, downloadable lesson plans and resources to help bring Earth Hour into your classroom. These curriculum-aligned resources introduce and explore important environmental topics like climate change, support learning online and at school, and provide units suitable for Early Learning, Primary and Secondary students. Explore and download Earth …

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Apply for the Outback Queensland Education Experience Program

The Outback Queensland Education Experience Program was established in 2011 to encourage teachers to take their students to Outback Queensland and integrate its rich history and heritage into school learning. It provides the opportunity for students to learn from and give back to Outback communities by experiencing life on the land. The scheme provides a …

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Career Classroom Activities

Career Worksheet – World of Work Activities

These worksheets could help your students think about all of the different types of places that people work. They’ll need to think about the range of workplaces they have seen and experienced, and then be encouraged to place themselves into possible future workplaces. These activities could be used in class, incorporated into career counselling preparation, …

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Purpose Project launch in Sydney

Did you know that 1 in 2 students have no idea what they’re going to do after school? Or that in 1 in 3 young Australians are unemployed or underemployed after their studies? The Purpose Project has launched 3 new programs in 2021 for high schools in Greater Sydney to enable every student to pursue …

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Respectful Relationships Education Toolkit

This Toolkit has been created by Our Watch to support schools in delivering Respectful relationships education, and was developed as part of the Respectful relationships education in Schools (RREiS) pilot. The RREiS pilot supported 19 schools from across Victoria to embed a whole school approach to Respectful relationships education while also delivering the Department of Education and …

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Apply for the Yamaha Great Start Grant

The Great Start Grant is an annual, by-application award of musical instruments and equipment gifted to a school to get their music program off the ground. Music is widely accepted as a valuable and meaningful part of a child’s education. Unfortunately, in Australia, not every school offers continuous, sequential education in music. By creating a …

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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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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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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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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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$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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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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