Professional Learning and Research 2021
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES
Unfortunately, the current social circumstances in Australia while we go through the COVID-19 crisis are clearly impacting our teaching and learning. As such we have had to make a number of changes to our Professional Learning opportunities for 2021, which worked successfully in 2020.
Please also reach out to each other on our social media and email networks as we aim to continue the important curriculum that we deliver.
New Stage 6 Aboriginal Studies Teachers Zoom Conference
Tuesday 23rd February 4pm-5:30pm
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/aboriginal-studies-association-18709782068
Access to the Zoom Recording of WARWICK HORNER’s 2020 presentation– PREPARING FOR THE HSC EXAMS
NB: STARTS 11.15 into the recording
Advice about Aboriginal Studies HSC Major Projects
Advice from NESA (24/03/2020): “Effective immediately the Board is giving principals or system authorities the power to make decisions about the number and weighting of HSC formal assessment tasks for their school in 2020. The Board affirms its complete trust in principals and teachers.”
What does this mean for HSC teachers and students?
* Teachers should seriously consider granting extensions – talk to your Head Teacher
* Focus on the log book – encourage students to record COVID-19 related challenges in the log
* Explore options for partial / interim submission – this enables teachers to recognise student work with “marks” in a very difficult time (NOTE: Schools can now adjust the “number” of tasks to allow for interim submission).
Research update – research article from The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education
By Daniel Stern and Cathie Burgess
This section highlights new learning and research in the wider fields of Aboriginal Studies and Aboriginal Education. The Professional Learning focus of the ASA will continue to be our annual ASA Student and Teacher conferences held each year.
Further research can be found by visiting the ACER – Australian Council for Educational Research: Indigenous Education site.
The links below point to relevant contemporary research and learning and is updated periodically.
2012 Burgess&Cavanagh Connecting to Country – Review (for interim reports see Archives- Past Articles)