The Bulletin 17 March 2022 Term 1 - Issue 8

Thursday, 17 March, 2022

AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news, and information.

Australian Children’s Laureate 2022-2023 – Gabrielle Wang

Recently the new Australian Children’s Laureate was announced for 2022-2023. Gabrielle Wang is an author and illustrator born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. Her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy. Check out the ACLF website each month for new activities to inspire children’s imagination through writing and drawing! You can also access previous Laureate activities and downloads. For more information, please click Here

Make Your Own Story Book Competition

The Make Your Own Story Book Competition is open for 2022! ​The Competition is held annually and attracts entries from young people statewide. It includes categories for picture books and story books. Winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony in October 2021. This competition is open to all WA students from Pre Primary to Year 8 and has spawned some talented writers over the many years it has been running, including Shaun Tan, James Foley and Briony Stewart. Individual and school based entries accepted. For more info head to the website Here or fill out the entry form (attached). Please read the entry form for specific guidelines. Entries close June 10th.

Brightpath Next Steps: Mathematics Actions Research

Are you an educator interested in Action Research in Assessment using Brightpath Mathematics? Register for the first of two days professional learning by clicking  Here

AISWA and Brightpath are pleased to offer a two-day professional learning session designed to support you with leading innovative and exemplary teaching as well as leading formative assessment and school-based action research. The session will not only help you demonstrate achievement of key exemplary teaching and leadership competencies but will also inspire your teaching and provide collegial support.

Brightpath Online Community Professional Learning

Brightpath is organising a free online community PL to bring schools together to share their experiences, insight, and advice. If you are unable to make the scheduled time, you can register and a recording will be made available. For more details and to register, please click Here

Speak Up Awards 2022

The Speak Up Awards sponsored by the Grand Lodge of WA Freemasons will be held this year in August, with the preliminary finals in September at the Scarborough Masonic Hall and the final at the Lawley Park Village Community Centre. Up to three students per school, from Years 4, 5 or 6, at an entry fee of $20 per student. For more information, please click opening letter 2022.pdf

For entry form please click hereCBCA MYOSB comp entry form 2022_0.pdf

Copyright for Educators Webinar

Run by Smartcopying this useful webinar series provides teachers with a comprehensive understanding of copyright in the education sector.

Topics covered include:

  • basic introduction to copyright
  • what schools and TAFEs are allowed to do under the various education licences
  • free education use exceptions – flexible dealing, exam copying, performing and communicating works in the classroom and disability access exceptions
  • guidelines for schools and TAFEs about teaching students online
  • using Netflix, YouTube and audiobooks in class, including virtual classes
  • finding and using ‘Creative Commons’ licensed material and ‘Open Education Resources’
  • livestreaming of music performances/concerts

The March session has already sold out so sign up now for this webinar in April, May or June.

 2023 Premier’s Anzac Student Tour

The 2023 Premier’s Anzac Student Tour competition applications are open from Tuesday 8 March 2022 to Friday 12 August 2022. Written submissions are invited from Western Australian students currently enrolled in Years 8-11. Download an application package to enter. 

Ten selected participants will travel to Sydney and New Zealand from Sunday 16 April to Wednesday 26 April 2023. The historical education program focuses on commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the end of World War II. Expressions of interest from Teacher Supervisors should be received by Friday 19 August 2022.

Attention HASS Teachers and Citizenship Educators.

High Resolves provides resources for schools to support the teaching of citizenship education. They offer AISWA members a free 6-month trial for Symphony, the digital library of interactive learning experiences on citizenship and 21st-century skills, and a 12-month licence to host a Videos for Change in-school competition.

Both offers are subsidised through Federal Government Funding and limited to the first 100 schools to register and are available until 31 March. Click here to register. Contact if you have any questions.