Executive Director Position 2014
CEASA is currently seeking applications to fill the position of
Please see the attached full position description and person specification Executive Director_ Person & Job Specification
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Professional Learning Calendar - Term 1 and 2, 2014
Associations are invited to send information about professional learning events in Term 1 and 2, 2014 to the CEASA office by Friday 29 November.
This large, colourful, hard copy calendar is sent to all schools and educational institutions in the state, arriving in Week 1, Term 1.
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Thursday, 30 May 2013
The National Education Forum is creating a new entity called the Australian Alliance of Associations in Education (AAAE). APTA is a member of the NEF.
The NEF has asked members whether they wish to be members of the new entity. The NEF have forwarded documents regarding the proposed entity. These include a rationale for the proposed new entity, a draft business plan and a constitution. I have collated the documents into one PDF file hoping that this will be easier for you.
Please raise this with your state and territory joint council so that you can inform the APTA board of your council's position regarding the entity. If you need more time (beyond the 5 June teleconference) please let me know by email by 12 June 2013.
Susan Gazis AM
President, Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA)
If possible, please discuss the attached document with your members prior to the 12 June Council Meeting.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, Governor of South Australia, and Mrs Liz Scarce welcomed 120 guests to Government House on Wednesday evening 3 April to honour all teachers for their service and commitment to education, and the professional associations for their outstanding support to teachers and the profession at a reception for South Australian teachers.
Invited guests included government and opposition leaders, leaders from the education sectors and other institutions, and presidents and outstanding teachers from over 50 professional education associations in South Australia.
Mr Rick Baldock, president of the peak body of all the associations in SA, The Council of Education Associations of SA, CEASA, thanked His Excellency and Mrs Scarce for recognizing the important work of teachers and their associations in providing a wonderful support structure for teachers and schools.
Awards were presented to past CEASA presidents, Rosemary Sandstrom (1994-2007) and Sue Close (2008-2011) for their dedicated service to CEASA and the profession over the years.
In addition, Rosemary received the CEASA Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession,’ for outstanding leadership in every sphere of education she was involved in, and as a long time dedicated custodian of the profession.
27 March 2013
We invite all associations to this important workshop on 27 March.
It is also open to all educators.
There are many new national initiatives that we need to understand as associations and individuals, and they will be an integral part of the professional learning we provide.
This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore a range of processes and strategies to improve teacher quality using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework. A range of resources on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) website will be highlighted during the workshop.
Dianne Coady, Teacher Quality Program Officer and Jenny Hilterbrand, Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework Officer.
13 February 2013
Our new minister, Hon Jennifer Rankine, has recently called for more consultation time with professional associations in formulation of a new Numeracy + Literacy Strategy for SA schools.
December 1 2012
The 2012 APTAs were held on Saturday 1 December at 2pm in Sydney. Thank you to the Hon. Peter Garrett AM, Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth for presenting the awards and celebrating the work of professional teaching associations. CEASA was presented for an award for its work as a joint council.
November 21 2012
Extra incentives for students to study a fifth Year 12 subject and improvements to the researcg project are some of the changes announced in repsonse to the recent SACE first year evaluation. See more details here.
October 26 2012
The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in collaboration with key education partners is trialling the items for a new online teacher self-assessment tool (SAT).
The SAT will support teachers at all career stages to reflect upon their strengths and identify areas for future development in accordance with the National Professional Standards for Teachers.
Once finalised, the SAT will assist all teachers with reflection on their own practice, planning for professional learning activities and as a basis for constructive discussions with colleagues to improve teaching. The SAT will provide the scaffolding required to foster effective professional conversations with coaches and mentors. It will also support aspirants for certification at Highly Accomplished or Lead career stages to assess their readiness to apply.
We are seeking educators across Australia to trial the SAT items and ask for your assistance in distributing the attached flyer to your colleagues. We are requesting your support in encouraging whole schools and regions to accept this invitation so that we can refine the SAT and ensure its reliability in supporting the teaching profession.
Trialling the SAT items will take approximately 30 minutes. Participants will have the opportunity to test the items within the SAT which will immediately provide stimulus to reflect upon their practice, however, they will not receive a report upon completion of the SAT trial. All participants can enter the draw to win an iPad.
For more information and to trial the SAT please go to this page.
September 20 2012
CEASA has conducted a survey amongst experienced teachers from the professional associations to inform a working party on assessment origanised by SACE. The working party involves representatives from DECD, CESA, AISSA, the universities and CEASA.
The survey and results can be found here. Thank you to all who completed and returned the survey.