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Pages with topic "Teachers"

28 Jun 2016 : Too cool for school? Why homeschooling numbers are increasing in Australia

Former IEUA-QNT member, teacher and researcher at the Queensland University of Technology, Dr Rebecca English discusses the increase in parents choosing homeschooling for their children and what this means for the education profession.

28 Jun 2016 : Murgon students keeping active in the country

IEUA-QNT member, Claire Dennis, of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Murgon is coordinating a Health and Physical Education (HPE) program aimed at encouraging Indigenous children to participate in active sport and community programs with flow-on educati…

17 Jun 2016 : Misuse of fixed-term contract results in massive fine for Victorian school

A Victorian school has been fined more than $150,000 by the Federal Court after it was found to have illegally employed 13 teachers on fixed-term contracts and then tampered with evidence to avoid prosecution.

16 Jun 2016 : Coalition Federal Government signals performance pay for teachers ahead of election

The current Coalition federal government’s proposal to implement a vague and undefined plan for performance pay for teachers as a condition of additional school funding should it be re-elected on 2 July 2016 has been condemned by IEUA-QNT members.

31 May 2016 : Queensland Catholic schools seeking graduate teachers in 2017

Applications are open for graduating teachers to fill positions in 2017 across a range of Queensland Catholic schools.

5 May 2016 : Turnbull government budget continues school funding uncertainty, threatens performance pay for teachers

The Turnbull government has announced an ‘additional’ $1.2 billion in school funding for the years 2018-2020 however the figure falls well short of the $4.5 billion in funding the current model had promised over those two years.

8 Apr 2016 : Queensland senior assessment and tertiary entrance changes examined

IEUA-QNT Treasurer/Assistant Secretary and Senior Secondary Assessment Taskforce nominee Paul Giles reports on the incoming changes to senior assessment and tertiary entrance requirements in Queensland as well as the ongoing role of the Taskforce in makin…

24 Mar 2016 : Free workshop: Successful Prep for Children with Autism

Thursday 31 March, 2016 | 9.00am-12.00pm Autism Hub and Reading Centre | 141 Merton Road, Woolloongabba. This introductory level workshop aims to provide early career Prep teachers with information and advice on making their classrooms inclusive for all s…

23 Mar 2016 : Nominations open for Excellence in Teaching Awards

The Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) Excellence in Teaching Awards recognise and promote teachers and school leaders who are doing outstanding work.

4 Mar 2016 : New graduates a teaching milestone for Timor Leste

Timor Leste’s teaching profession has received a significant boost with the graduation of 46 new teachers from a college run by the Marist Brothers Province of Australia.

8 Feb 2016 : National spotlight on literacy in February

February's ‘Raise a Reader’ aims to spark a conversation that inspires parents and caregivers to encourage their children to read more, and highlights the benefits of reading and writing, supporting school programs and teachers.

5 Feb 2016 : Personality tests for teachers miss the point

Proposed personality tests for student teachers in NSW would only serve to help reinforce low public perceptions of the profession according to the IEUA-QNT.

15 Dec 2015 : The dangers of social media - how to avoid the pitfalls

In the education sector, a number of employees, especially teachers, have been disciplined over material they have posted online, even when the activity has occurred outside working hours.

27 Oct 2015 : Great School Libraries - nominations open

Teacher librarians and school library professionals inspire students every day of the term…nominate your amazing school library to be recognised for the important services it provides to our school communities.

8 Sep 2015 : QCT elections recognise the profession

Current QCT Board elections are a positive recognition of the professionalism of the sector.

1 Sep 2015 : Good news for education graduates looking for work

The transition from study to work can be a daunting prospect, particularly in light of the recent survey results that show only 68% of 2014 graduates gained full-time employment within four months after graduation. But there is positive news for education…

17 Aug 2015 : Nominations open for QCAA working groups

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) is calling for Expressions of Interest from teachers who would like to participate in a QCAA P-10 Australian Curriculum Working Group that will guide Queensland’s response to ongoing revision of th…

17 Aug 2015 : State Budget indicates growing professional recognition for teachers

As part of the recent State Budget, the Queensland government has pledged $6 million over three years to help deliver an enhanced, new teacher classification system to contemporise and improve the profession.

17 Aug 2015 : Audits form part of QCT registration renewal

The Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) is preparing to conduct audits of practising teachers across the state as part of the registration renewal process.

19 Jun 2015 : Education unions excluded from AITSL board

Teachers are the ones affected by the AITSL Professional Standards but it is teachers who are yet excluded in the latest Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) board appointments.

Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.