Welcome to the final edition of our ESA News for 2016.
2016 has been a busy year for ESA. We have launched two new websites: the Digital Technologies Hub
and Student Wellbeing Hub; applications for the ELLA
program have just opened for 2017; and the myfuture, Scootle, and SCIS
teams have continued to provide and improve their services.
We will be taking a short break, but will be back in your inbox soon with more news about great quality resources to assist you in the implementation of your teaching and learning program.
Our office will be closed from midday December 23rd 2016, and will reopen on January 3rd 2017.
We wish you a happy festive season and hope you enjoy a well-earned, fun-filled break.
Farewell Susan Mann — welcome Andrew Smith
Susan Mann will be retiring as CEO of Education Services Australia at the end of the year. Mr Andrew Smith will be taking up the position commencing Monday, 30 January 2017.
ESA Board Chair, Dr Tom Stubbs said that the Board was delighted to have been able to appoint someone of the calibre of Andrew Smith and that the search attracted some outstanding candidates from within and outside Australia which is a reflection of the importance and standing of the company and the role.
Dr Stubbs also referred to the outgoing Chief Executive, Susan Mann, saying that he could not speak highly enough of her contribution to ESA. He noted that in the 7 years since the inception of the company she had provided superb leadership, characterised by outstanding management of staff, the fostering of quality relationships with all external stakeholders and the ability to realise the strategic vision through uncompromising excellence in service delivery.
The Digital Technologies Hub has been designed to assist educators in implementing the new Digital Technologies (DT) curriculum. A common question teachers have posed is, What’s the difference between the ICT Capability and Digital Technologies? In response we've created an Infographic
that demonstrates how they differ using relevant examples for each. Schools can use these resources to advance the discussion and clarify the relationship between each.
Win $1000 towards professional learning!
There is still time to enter our competition. All you have to do is update your Scootle profile, and visit our Facebook Giveaway. Full details can be found on our latest blog post. Entries close at 5pm on Friday the 16th December. View the full Terms and Conditions for this Competition.
myfuture — the National Career Information Service
New features have been released throughout 2016, including Career insight pages, showcasing content on current career topics. Looking ahead to 2017, an improved search experience will make it easier for users to find courses and occupations, and new My career profile activities and alumni features will be launched.
Subscribe to the myfuture newsletter via the Assist Others page for more details.
Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS)
Where do you go to find high quality digital content? Why not try your library catalogue? SCIS catalogues print books, ebooks, apps, digital videos and websites. We make sourcing teachable content simple. Ask your school’s library staff today.
What's new in Scootle? December additions
Scootle has been busy this month! This collection of resources covers a range of learning areas including Digital Technologies, Civics and Citizenship, and English among other subjects.
Explore human rights and responsibilities, storytelling, binary lessons, data collection, creating a class blog, making maths quizzes, and so much more!
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