Shark focus fascinating
PORT STEPHENS - Delegates descended on Port Stephens for the 2015 Marine Teachers Association conference in April. Marine biologist Dave Harasti delivered a presentation on local marine creatures, including the Great White and Grey Nurse Shark populations. Later, teachers chose between a visit to the shark and ray centre and a Fisheries Institute tour.
Tech leaders gathering
CANBERRA - Leaders from independent schools have gathered for the Association of Independent Schools Leadership Conference 2015 – Teaching and Tech. The conference aimed to provide a specialised technology learning experience for those leading their school’s tech agenda. Delegates exchanged experiences and networked with other ICT management professionals.
Coping with burnout
BRISBANE - The Science Teachers’ Association of Queensland ran a conference especially for beginning and pre-service teachers in early May. The theme was based around 2015 being the International Year of Soils and Year of Light. Coping with stress and teacher burnout were also covered to prepare new teachers for life in the classroom