Thursday, 19 May 2016

New Units For Open Use

Making Connections Between Research and Practice in Sustainability and Environmental Education

Discover More at Launceston LINC During Library & Information Week

An introduction to the Australian Core Skills Framework

Contact: Jennifer Dunbabin, 26TEN LINC Tasmania
p: 03 6165 6064   e:

Date: 24 May 2016 Hobart
11 October 2016 Devonport         RSVP: 20 May and 7 October 2016

Intended Audience: Teachers who specialise or have an interest in teaching language, literacy, and numeracy

This workshop will provide an introduction to the Australian Core Skills Framework ACSF for those who haven't encountered the framework before.

The framework is a tool that describes and measures language, literacy and numeracy skills in the numerous contexts in which individuals work, learn and communicate.

Come along and discover what the ACSF is and how it can be used to identify learner's skills, to identify the requirements of training, and to plan learning programs and the skill development of learners.

The workshop will be delivered by Jenni Oldfield. Jenni has worked in adult literacy sector for more than 20 years, delivering adult literacy training and assessment in lots of different contexts, including Indigenous communities, prisons, mine sites and aged care homes.

Jenni has developed lots of resources to support the development of adult literacy skills in the community and for work, and for a time she worked as a WELL Broker to establish adult literacy programs in workplaces.

Copyright Training by Australian Libraries Copyright Committee

The Australian Core Skills Framework - The Next Steps

Contact: Jennifer Dunbabin, 26TEN LINC Tasmania
p: 03 6265 6064   e:

Date: 25 May 2016 Hobart
2 October 2016 Devonport         RSVP: 20 May and 5 October 2016

Intended Audience: Teachers delivering language, literacy, and numeracy, particularly in a vocational context

In this workshop you will develop more advanced skills to use the ACSF for assessment, to develop an assessment task, for making judgements about learner's skill levels, for planning program delivery and for reporting.

At a minimum some experience in using the ACSF is essential. All experienced practitioners will find something of use in this workshop.

The workshop will be delivered by Jenni Oldfield. Jenni has worked in adult literacy sector for more than 20 years, delivering adult literacy training and assessment in lots of different contexts, including Indigenous communities, prisons, mine sites and aged care homes. Jenni has developed lots of resources to support the development of adult literacy skills in the community and for work, and for a time she worked as a WELL Broker to establish adult literacy programs in workplaces.

ALEA PL Using ‘Bump it Up’ Strategies As A Tool For Improving Student Writing

​Professional Development Presentation

Delivering Language, Literacy, and Numeracy in the Workplace

Indonesia Culture and Arts Workshops for Schools Ogoh ogoh project as part of Dark Mofo

Fungi Flip - Pictorial Guide to Tasmanian Fungi

Science Inquiry and the UTAS Science Investigation Awards

For the CEO's Sleep Out

Teachers PL Art Workshop - Mobile Phones & Virtual Sculpture

Enter the 2016 Work-Safe Awards Now

Inaugural National Burns Awareness Month

Less Sitting

Building Hope Workshops for Parents Caring for a Child/Adolescent with an Eating Disorder

Terrapin's "Egg" An Eco-Adventure in Theartres in July

Boys and Education National Conference

Contact: Rick Vagnoni, Critical Agendas
p: 5245 7261   e:

Date: August 25-26 2016          RSVP: N/A
Location: Melbourne

Intended Audience: All Teachers. Education Support Staff. Anyone interested in the Education and Welfare of Boys.

Day 1: Keynote address by Dr Loretta Giorcelli - "Nurture Narratives: Academic & Social Considerations of the Specific Needs of Boys in 21st Century Classrooms"

Day 2: Keynote address by Dr Arne Rubinstein - "Getting It Rite For Our Boys"

25 workshops to choose from.

For complete details please refer to the Conference Brochure

Online Catch Up Numeracy Training

CBCA Australian Book of the Year Judge’s Talk and Presentation of Ena Noel Award

Teaching and Supporting Students with Special Needs Sixth National Conference

School Culture Conference The Formula for a High-Performing School Culture

Friendship and the Gifted Child An Information Evening

National Burns Awareness Month

Rock It Climbing Centre - Winter Update

How to Extend and Challenge Your Students Across the Curriculum

Beyond the School Gate

How to Effectively Teach Superb Essay Writing in English and Literature

Engagement Strategies for Teaching Secondary Drama

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Aboriginal Culture Professional Development at The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Maths Association Conference


State Library and Archives Trust Grant Applications

2016 Premier's Reading Challenge - Registrations Now Open

The Simpson Prize: A National History Competition for Years 9 and 10 Students

Contact: Suzanne Pattinson, Rose Bay High School
p: 03 6244 2544   e:

Date: March 2016 - 11 November 2016     RSVP: 11 November 2016
Location: Statewide and Online

Intended Audience: History Teachers of Years 9 and 10 students

The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Years 9 and 10 students. The competition encourages participants to focus on the significance of Anzac Day and to consider what Anzac Day means to them and to Australia.

2017 Simpson Prize Question

"The experience of Australian soldiers on the Western Front in 1916 has been largely overlooked in accounts of World War One." To what extent would you argue that battles such as Fromelles and Pozières should feature more prominently in accounts of World War One?

The Simpson Prize requires students to respond to the question using both the Simpson Prize Australian War Memorial Source Selection and their own research. It is expected that students will make effective use of a minimum of 3 of the sources. It is also expected that up to half of their response will make use of information drawn from their own knowledge and research.

The student winners, runners-up and teacher chaperones enjoy a two-day trip to Canberra where they visit several of the capital's museums and institutions, attend the presentation ceremony at Parliament House, and enjoy a formal dinner at the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Students who submit winning entries for this year's Simpson Prize question will travel in 2017.

Essays produced by the state and territory winners and runners-up of the 2016 Simpson Prize and past results, along with relevant information regarding source materials, word or time limits, the closing date, entry forms and judging can be found on the following websites:
Application Form
Judging Guidelines

Department of Health And Human Services

Autism Professional Development Workshops

Children, Families and Youth Service Providers Forum

Young Adult Short Story Writing Competition

Scottsdale RSL Military museum

Tasmanian Association for the Gifted 2016 Conference

The Aurora - Space Science for Kids

2016 Richard Selby Smith Oration: Professor John Hattie

Agribusiness Australia's Agricultural Career Scholarship 2016

Twice Exceptional Students, What Do Teachers Know About Them?

Contact: Catherine Wormald, University of Wollongong and University of New England
p: 02 4221 5845   e:

Date: Available any time          RSVP: Survey closes 31 Deember 2016
Location: Statewide and online

Intended Audience: All Principals, School Executives and Teachers

We would like to invite all teachers to take part in an important national education research study about students who may be gifted with a learning disability also known as twice exceptional students.

No other study like this has ever been conducted in this country before and the results will lead to vital information about this little known group of students and how they might better have their learning needs met. You do not need to have students who are gifted with learning disabilities in your school to take part in this research.

This study has the approval of the Tasmanian Department of Education approval file number 2016-5
All data collected is anonymous.

Thank you again for considering this request, we very much appreciate your time and interest.
Participant Information Sheet

24 Hour Colourathon!


STEM – through Engineering, Technology & Digital Interactives

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Outdoor Education Tasmania Workshop

Sleep Affects School Performance: Free Resources Available HYP

School Bus Subsidy Available to Visit Michelangelo, The Exhibtion

Using Digital Technologies with Young Children

In Search of Safety Program Australian Red Cross

STEM and Digital Technologies Workshop with Professor Tim Bell

Digital Technologies STEM Leadership Forums with Professor Tim Bell

2016 Australian Population and Housing Census - Field Officer Recruitment

Ben Lomond as an Exciting Outdoor Experience

Contact: Felicity Foot, Ben Lomond Snow Sports
e:   w: www.skibenlomond

Date: Available in winter months          RSVP: September 2016

Intended Audience: Outdoor education, group training outdoors most teachers

Ben Lomond can now offer reliable snow experiences for outdoor school groups. Ideal team building experience, extended stays can be organized, and transport from the bottom of the mountain.

Agfest 2016 - KAAP Kids Ag Awareness Competition

Skills Acquisition Program SAP

Prader-Willi Syndrome Training and Information Workshops

Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards

Contact: Anita Cox, Apex Club of Tamar Inc
p: 0428834628   e:   w:

Date: Saturday 3 September 2016     RSVP: Entries Close Friday 26 August 2016
Location: Statewide

Intended Audience: 13-19 year olds

Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards Tasmanian State Final
Entries are now open
head to for more info and to enter
Teacher & Student Information
Information Sheet
Participant Timetable

Clarence Junior Basketball Clinics

Tasmanian Quilt Expo Student Entries

Contact: Sherrie Tyzzer Jewson, Tasmanian Quilting Guild
p: 0408 317 664   e:

Date: 16-18 Sept 2016          RSVP: August 2016
Location: statewide

Intended Audience: All Students with a textile interest

Tasmanian Quilters quilt Expo for students to enter a quilt.
Student Entry Form
Student Information Conditions

Code Club Teacher Training Scratch