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Watch the recording of the past Teachers' Guild of New South Wales events and webinars. 

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Our upcoming webinars:

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Zoom into Education Series: Decline in Literacy - What do we need to do now, how do we do it?

​Date: Wednesday 14 September 2022

 

Panellists:

 

Ms Maxene Borg - Teacher-inclusive and Diverse Education Teacher - St Pauls Catholic College
Ms Denyse Ritchie - Honorary Chair of Literacy & Fellow - Literacy Specialist - The THRASS Institute

 

Decline in Literacy - What do we need to do now, how do we do it?

With the ever changing nature of technology the concepts of literacy are continually in flux due to constant shifts in learning design, it is timely to assess the flexibility of teachers’ pedagogy to see how we should deal with this complex reality in the everyday demands of working with our students. How do teachers plan and implement the teaching of reading in balance with the use of digital resources? This webinar series will explore the importance of literacy and the problems of how technology has changed the classroom environment to some degree but curriculum and instruction did not change and the speed with which technology has led to changes to literacy practices.

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Zoom into Education Series: The Importance of Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students

Date: Wednesday 3 August 2022

Moderator:
Dr Lauren Knussen, School of International Studies and Education, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS), University of Technology Sydney 

Panellists:
Lisa Allum, Assistant Gifted and Talented Coordinator (K -12) - Queenwood
Melinda Gindy, Diverse Learning Coordinator - Regents Park Christian School
Desilee Tait, Gifted and Talented Coordinator (K-12) - Loreto Kirribilli 

The Importance of Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students? 


One area that is of importance in Gifted Education is the social and emotional needs of gifted children. This is at the heart of wellbeing and the foundation for achievement for all children. Many gifted children need targeted assistance with peer relationships, perfectionism, asynchronous development, situational stressors and many other areas of concern. While every gifted child’s experience is different, two of the main terms associated with the emotional development of gifted children are intensity and asynchrony. Without emotional health and wellbeing, all the brilliance and academic prowess that gifted children may possess really doesn’t matter. Unless these needs are met, individuals will be unable to achieve optimal wellness levels. 

Join us as our panel discuss the key challenges schools face over the coming years. We will discuss some of the options for addressing those challenges and consider where we might look for solutions in education more broadly.

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2022 Fellows Dinner & Presentations of Awards

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

The Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales, would like to thank our members, guests and stakeholders that attended the 2022 Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales, Fellows and Life Members Dinner and Presentation of Awards at the Concord Golf Club.
 
The event was a truly joyous occasion for the Teachers’ Guild of NSW, as we have the opportunity to celebrate the amazing, talented, innovative, progressive and essential work that educators do on a daily basis to ensure our students have access to and receive the best possible education available. These awards, highlight the achievements and diversity of the education profession across our State.
 
Congratulations to all our outstanding colleagues on the evening who have made a significant contribution to the Honorary Fellowships of the Teachers’ Guild of NSW and The Regional / Remote Teaching and Learning Excellence Awards.
 
The Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales congratulates your contributions to an informed and cohesive society and wish you every success and fulfilment for the future. Congratulations on making a real difference in the lives of our students.

You can also watch the 2022 Fellows Dinner and Presentation of Awards Highlights Video Here

 

 

Principals of Principle – The Future of Australian Education | Cheryl Lacey, Enlightened Educationist

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

Schools are in the business of providing a service – education – and while every school is led by a Principal, not all are principled in the same manner. While reports indicate that Principals and schools are coming under increased pressure, what is not reported are the opportunities Principals have to ensure a world leading education is offered. In this presentation, Cheryl challenges her audience to believe in the power of a principled Principal and provides a balanced pathway for effecting immediate change. It’s optimistic, it’s powerful and above all – possible.

 

Cheryl Lacey is a mum, educationist, speaker and author, and highly respected in her approach to agitating for change in Australian education. In Cheryl’s latest book, Marching Schools Forward, she challenges some of the basic concepts that underpin education and makes no apology for what are, sometimes, controversial observations. Cheryl has worked in all sectors of education from early-childhood to tertiary and in independent, denominational and government schools. Cheryl is recognised internationally for her work and continues in her quest for a world-class education for all Australians.

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You can also watch the 2022 Fellows Dinner and Presentation of Awards Highlights Video Here

 

 

VET in Schools Forum 2022

Date: Friday 1 July 2022

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

On behalf of The Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales, The Australian College of Educators and MWLP, we would like to express our thanks again for your time in participating in the 2022 VET in Schools Forum. 

We had a very successful VET in Schools Forum with passionate and inspiring teachers that work together to champion vocational education as a valid and worthwhile pathway. 

Thank you to our valued sponsors and Southern Cross Catholic College staff and students for showcasing their outstanding facilities for the 2022 VET in Schools Forum.

 

Check out the presentation videos for all the best moments of the event!

 

 

Education Series: How can we transform education by building better Schools for Students?

Date: Wednesday 15 June 2022

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

 

 

Panellists:

 

 

  • Dr Vicki Cameron, Chief Education Officer, PeopleBench, Building Better School Workforces

  • Kathryn Taylor, Director of Wellbeing Australia and Turning Point Consulting

  • Timothy Watson, Principal, Northern Beaches Christian School

  • Phillip Heath, Head of Barker College

 

Given that teachers have the greatest in school impacting student outcomes and school leaders have the second greatest impact, building and retaining the best possible school workforce becomes paramount. Developing a deliberate future focused School Workforce Strategy is likely to facilitate building and retaining the best possible school workforce. Generally, a school Workforce Strategy would be informed by the school context, strategic direction, and school workforce data. Ultimately this provides a structure and justification for staffing decisions. In the current local and international context, intentional and impactful teacher and school leader wellbeing programs would be integral in a school Workforce Strategy to contribute to staff retention.

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Education Series: Technology-enabled learning in schools – where are we now?

Date: Wednesday 11 May 2022
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
 

Moderator:

Dr Lauren Knussen, School of International Studies and Education, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS), University of Technology Sydney

Panellists:

Prof Matt Bower, Professor of Learning Technologies, Macquarie University


Dr Annie Agnew, Academic Lead, Teacher Professional Experience, University of Notre Dame


Dr Jonathan Mascorella, Director of Learning Innovation, Loreto Kirribilli


Dr Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn, Deputy Head of Junior School, Wyvern House Prep, Newington College

Technology-enabled learning in schools – where are we now? 

Future work reports, such as RMIT & Deloitte Economics (2021), identify the critical need for students to enter the workforce with strong digital skills. Join us as our panel discuss technology-enabled learning in schools and ways in which schools can support students to develop their digital literacy. We will explore the possibilities and the challenges for schools and teachers associated with implementing technology-enabled learning, and discuss how we might reframe our understanding to support teachers in integrating technology into their practice.

Reference:

RMIT & Deloitte Economics, 2021, Ready, set, upskill: Effective training for the jobs of tomorrow, https://online.rmit.edu.au/form/success/whitepaper?id=2316

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Education Series: The Future of Mathematics Education in Australia

Date: Wednesday 6 April 2022
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
 

Moderator:

Dr Lauren Knussen | School of International Studies and Education, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS), University of Technology Sydney

 

Panellists:

Catherine Attard | Professor, Mathematics Education, Deputy Director, Centre for Educational Research, President, Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)


Dr Christine Mae, Specialist | Mathematics and Numeracy K-12 Pre to Post Learning Education and Research


Associate Professor Michael Cavanagh Director, Macquarie School of Education


Dr Jake Little, Senior Education Officer | NSW Numeracy Expert, NSW Education Standards Authority

Join us as our panel discuss the future of mathematics education and how to prepare students for society and workplaces over the coming years. As future workplaces require interdisciplinary skills in critical thinking and problem-solving, what will this mean in today’s world and what should Mathematics education look like, to prepare students for career opportunities in the digital age.

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Frontiers of Science Forum

The 2022 Frontiers of Science Forum was a joint event with the The Teachers' Guild of NSW; Australian Institute of Physics (AIP); The Royal Society of New South Wales (RSNSW) and The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)  to bring together distinguished presenters exploring major discoveries and theories in physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry at this year’s combined event.

Presented by

  • Professor Johannes le Coutre

  • Professor Martina Stenzel

  • Ian Woolf

  • Professor Chris Tisdell

  • Professor Benjamin Eggleton

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Education Series: The Future of Schooling. Are we preparing ourselves for change?

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: Free for all

Moderator:
Dr Lauren Knussen, School of International Studies and Education, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS), University of Technology Sydney

Panellists: ​
- Patrick O’Reilly, CatholicCare General Manager, Pastoral Services Division
- Miriam Tanti, Associate Dean Partnerships, Faculty of Education and Arts and Campus Dean, Australian Catholic University Strathfield
- Pasi Sahlberg, Professor of Education Policy, University of New South Wales
- Karen Yager, Principal Hills Grammar School

Join us as our panel discuss the key challenges schools face over the coming years. We will discuss some of the options for addressing those challenges and consider where we might look for solutions in education more broadly.

 

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2021 Wrap-up

Watch TGNSW 2021 activities

 

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Education Series: STEM Education: What does the future of STEM learning look like?

Join us as our panel discusses how educators are changing the way we teach STEM skills in the classroom for our students in applying innovative approaches in preparing STEM careers for the next generation.

​The session will give teachers and school leaders an insightful discussion into the interdisciplinary approach to learning ideas that can stimulate thinking and discussions about the future of STEM education and learning.

 

Moderator:

  • Dr Lauren Knussen, School of International Studies and Education, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS), University of Technology Sydney

 

Panellists: ​

  • Associate Professor Jane Hunter, School of International Studies and Education, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS), University of Technology Sydney

  • Professor Peter Howley, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences/Statistics, The University of Newcastle

  • Professor Kathryn Holmes, Science, Mathematics, Technology, Associate Dean of Research, School of Education, Director, Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University

 

Find out more about the Zoom into Guild Education Series here.

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Education Series: Remote and Online Learning: Lessons Learned and Reflections to inform the Future of Education ​

These are certainly interesting and challenging times for education, both in Australia and globally. As such, it is essential that we reflect on potential future opportunities where we, as educators, can learn from our remote teaching practice, to improve student learning, wellbeing and engagement outcomes for our students.

With the distinctive rise of e- learning and teaching, whether undertaken remotely or on digital platforms for our students, it is inevitable and appropriate that we ponder future technology, techniques and approaches with the reflection of professional lessons achieved so far.

Watch our panel discusses how educators are creating possibilities to do things differently to provide a gateway to education for our students. These educational leaders will share experiences learned with remote and online learning, particularly in the Kindergarten to Year 12 arena.

 

Moderator:

  • Kathryn Taylor, Director of Wellbeing Australia

 

Panellists: ​

  • Mark Long (Principal) from Penrith Selective High School;

  • Margaret Pond (Head of Junior School) from St Phillip’s Christian College, Cessnock;

 

Find out more about the Zoom into Guild Education Series here.

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Learning with Digital Technologies in the Classroom

The Digital Technologies in the Classroom event with speakers Noelene Callaghan and Professor Garry Falloon focused about their journeys and interesting research discoveries, relating to the utilisation of digital technology in the classroom, to inspire and remind teachers of the advantages of technology in supporting the curriculum.

 

Presented by

  • Professor Gary Falloon, Director of International Engagement and Professor of STEM Education in the Macquarie School of Education

  • Noelene Callaghan, Digital Learning Adviser | Rural Access Gap Program from the NSW Department of Education.

 

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STEAM Projects - Literacy, Communication and Experiential Learning Workshop

The workshop aims to emphasise both networking and practical applications to develop ICT, literacy, art and collaboration skills to implement their own school’s STEAM project initiatives. The workshop provided opportunities for educators to network with like-minded STEAM thinkers to create an original, valuable book that can be graded in writing across the English, History and ICT curriculum objective areas.

 

Presented by Carey Furze

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Frontiers of Science Forum

The 2021 Frontiers of Science Forum was a joint event with the Australian Institute of Physics, Royal Australian Chemical Institute and The Teachers Guild, NSW to bring together distinguished presenters exploring major discoveries and theories in physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry at this year’s combined event.

Presented by

  • Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM, Chief Scientist of Australia

  • Professor Judith Dawes, Macquarie University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

  • Dr Daniel Mansfield, Academic Mentor, The University of New South Wales, School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Professor Antoine van Oijen The University of Wollongong, Director, Molecular Horizons

  • Dr Markus Müllner, The University of Sydney, School of Chemistry

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How has COVID-19 changed Learning?

The Guild hosted a joint event with Wellbeing Australia on a very relevant topic “How has COVID-19 Changed Learning?” Our panel discussed the challenges, along with the improvements to education, created throughout 2020 and reflected on what has changed, what must yet change, and what the future may look like for schools due to this pandemic. The panel shared their “silver linings” of learning through the pandemic and considered how 2021 could look in their schools.

 

Presented by

  • Darren Cox (Principal) and Margaret Pond (Head of Junior School) from St Phillip’s Christian College, Cessnock

  • Mark Long (Principal) and Doris Lee (Deputy Principal) from Penrith Selective High School

  • Natalie Devenish (Assistant Principal) and Belinda Vandergert (Leader of Pedagogy) from St Mary’s Cathedral College

  • Kathryn Taylor and Jacqui Van de Velde, Directors, Wellbeing Australia.

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Gamify Literacy, Engagement & Wellbeing

Gamify writing projects; students use a ‘dynamic page’ to scaffold speaking or writing and interviewing others to collect primary source original content into automatically formatted published books. Students collaborate with family, peers and community, ensuring agency, emotional connection & engagement in lessons. Books can be graded, included in portfolios, gifted and sold for fundraising

 

Presented by Carey Furze.

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Leadership Panel Forum on How do we reinvent education? How can we build better Schools together

The Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales welcomed expert panellists from a variety of backgrounds, schools and perspectives, for a Leadership Panel Forum on “How do we reinvent education? How can we build better Schools together?”

 

Presented by

  • Dr Linda O’Brien AM, Former Principal at Granville Boys High since 2008 and currently Pro Chancellor at Western Sydney University

  • Darren Cox, Former Principal of St Philip’s Christian College Cessnock and currently Manager School Design at Sydney Catholic Schools

  • Dr Paul Burgis, Principal at the Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC) Sydney.

  • Linda McNeil has worked in the education sector with teachers, school staff, parents and parent organisations for almost 2 decades and is currently Regional Manager Interrelate

  • Kathryn Taylor, the Director of Turning Point Consulting, a Centre of Excellence in Leadership, Change & Wellbeing, Board member of Wellbeing Australia, expert in Education and Wellbeing for ACPi and member of the Global Career Council with ICCI.

 

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Teach Meet: 7 min Spotlight on Schools & Technology: Enhancing Engagement for Gifted Learners

The Teachers’ Guild of NSW and Gifted Families Support Group Inc. hosted a joint Teach Meet: 7 min Spotlight on Schools & Technology: Enhancing Engagement for Gifted Learners.

 

Presented by

  • Simon Harper – Killara High School

  • Matthew Esterman – Trinity Grammar School

  • Dr Simon Crook – CrookED Science

  • John Drake – Parramatta Marist High School

  • Christina Alvarez – Australian Film Television and Radio School

  • Dr Ken Silburn – Glenfield District Office DoE

  • Katharyn Reid – St Catherine’s School Waverley

  • Cameron Paterson – Shore School

 

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2018 VET in Schools Forum delivers Inspired and Skilled

The 2018 VET in Schools forum inspired nearly 200 guests made up of VET (Vocational Education and Training) Educators, Group Training Organisations, Registered Training Organisations, TAFE Colleges and Industry from across the state. The aim of the day was to spread the word about the importance of VET in Schools as an excellent career pathway.

 

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