TER #083 – Inside ReMSTEP – 08 Jan 2017

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Main Feature: Ollie Lovell presents a series of interviews from the Reconceptualising Mathematics and Science teacher Education Program, which capped off a multi-year project connecting pre-service teachers with people working in the fields of maths and science.

Timecodes and Links:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro
02:57 South Australian Teacher Education

06:49 Gonski & COAG

18:22 Feature Intro

19:49 Ollie Lovell
26:16 David Hoxley
41:34 Russel Tyler
46:05 First Year Teachers
56:16 Discussion

1:12:46 Quote & Sign Off

REMASTERED TER #001 – PISA & Homework – 14 July 2013 (original release date)

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Christmas Special: It’s been three-and-a-half years since TER podcast started, so for this episode, we’ve remastered our first ever episode to fix a couple of minor audio issues and get back to where it all began. In our first episode we talk about Gonski school funding, and the policy implications of PISA results. More than three years later, and these are still the issues we’re talking about today!

Original Episode Text:

Welcome to the first episode of the Teachers’ Education Review podcast! Please leave your comments and feedback below, or you can email us at TERPodcast@gmail.com.

You can also find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TERPodcast or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TERPodcast

Thanks for listening!

Overview: In this, the first episode of the Teacher’s Education Review, Cameron and Corinne discuss PISA Data as presented by OECD Education Advisor Dr. Andreas Schleicher, and take a look at the ever-controversial issue of homework.

Show notes

00:00 – Opening

00:21 – Welcome and Introduction

01:52 – Month In Review

04:58 – Transitions and sound effects

05:22 – Topic 1: PISA data presented by Dr. Andreas Schleicher at Sydney University on 5 July

06:50 – The issue of funding equity in PISA data

09:50 – Teacher Training vs. Class Sizes

12:00 – Issues with reporting in the media

15:30 – Results between public and private schools / Stratification of School Systems

18:15 – Topic 2: Homework

22:00 – Homework in high school

23:33 – Homework in primary school

26:50 – Homework & Equity

31:50 – Homework: the way forward

34:04 – End of Episode 1

  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandella

35:40 – Sign Off & Closing/Disclaimer

TER #081 – TIMSS, PISA & Teaching Science with Marten Koomen & Dr Ken Silburn – 11 Dec 2016

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Features: Following the release of TIMSS and PISA reports, we speak with Marten Koomen, Educaional Consultant, about the value of internaitonal standardised tests for classroom teachers; Dr Ken Silburn, recipient of the 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools talks about his experiences in transforming science education in a NSW high school.

Links & Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – It’s been six weeks…
04:31 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

16:34 TIMSS & PISA
20:48 Marten Koomen on Standardised Tests & systems

52:07 Feature Introduction
54:35 Feature Interview – Dr Ken Silburn

1:24:36 Announcements
1:26:35 Quote & Sign Off

TER Live #013 – TeachMeet Futures

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This TER Live episode presents TeachMeet Futures, held on November 15 at the University of Technology, Sydney. The webpage for the event can be found here.

This event was organised by Alice Leung, of the NSW Department of Education’s Futures Learning Unit, and aimed to showcase innovative teaching practices happening in schools.

Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits
21.56 Intro
01:18 Event Opening – Alice Leung
03:56 Welcome – Shirley Alexander, UTS
11:42 Welcome – Kathleen Donohoe, Futures learning
14:03 Vatche Ansourian – Virtual Reality, Here and Now
21:09 Nigel Kuan – Class Dojo
24:40 Dr Lynda Kelly – Game Based Learning, The Voyage!
31:02 Belinda Faulkner – ‘Failure to Launch’
36:54 John Goh – Entrepeneur Learning
43:07 Laura Capney – STEM
50:48 Michael Ha – Challenge Based Learning on Sustainability
58:43 Sanija Hrncic – Open Spaces for Creativity and Collaboration
1:02:51 Ashley Hill – Teaching Human Rights
1:05:35 Maya Marcus – STEAMpunk Girls
1:11:29 Dr Bron Stuckey – Get Game Hub
1:19:43 Dr Jane Hunter – STEM
1:29:11 Simon Harper – Future of TeachMeet NSW
1:31:47 Close – Alice Leung

TER Live #012 – TeachMeet SciTech

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TER Live presents TeachMeet Science and technology, which was held at the Australian Museum in Sydney on Tuesday, the 8th of November, 2016. This event was different to the usual TeachMeet format, in that it pitted teams of teachers against each other in competition to develop lessons that included technology in a cross-curricular learning experience. The event was organised by Kathleen O’Rourke and the Macquarie University Education Society.

Links & Timecodes

00.00 Opening Credits
21.56 Intro
05:04 Leanne Cameron – ICTENSW

13:35 Margaret Shepherd – STA NSW

23:14 TeachMeet SciTech
1:00:52 Peter Lee – BOSTES
1:06:36 Fara Pelarek – Australian Museum

1:13:59 Meredith Ebbs – UoAdelaide

1:21:38 Thanks and Sign Off

TER #080 – ACE National Conference with Ollie Lovell – 30 Oct 2016

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00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro
02:05 Off Campus – Dan Haesler

13:08 Conferences and School Culture
19:41 Spotlight on Special Education
22:01 Feature Intro – Ollie Lovell

28:48 Interview – Diane Mayer
32:30 Interview – Shirley Randell
45:17 Interview – Theresa Ardler
51:26 Interview – Eren Canavan
55:28 Discussion

1:05:20 Announcements
1:06:12 Quote & Sign Off

TER #079 – Mantle of the Expert with Tim Taylor – 16 Oct 2016

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Main Feature: Tim Taylor talks about the mantle of the Expert teaching method and using drama and narrative as a way to engage students in learning.

Regular Features: Off Campus, Dan haesler talks with Nick Jackson about student autonomy; Education in the News, Cameron considers the implications of the recent changes to the VEt FEE HELP Loans scheme.

Links & Timecodes:

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro
01:46 VET FEE HELP Loans

11:48 Off Campus with Dan Haesler

25:07 Feature intro
26:51 Tim Taylor – Mantle of the Expert

1:26:31 Announcements
1:27:42 Quote & Sign Off

TER #077 – Evaluating Teachers with John Fischetti – 18 September 2016

Main Feature: Professor John Fischetti from Newcastle University talks about the issues with different approaches to teacher, school and system evaluation processes.

Regular Features: Dan Haesler interviews Dr Elliot Gann about Hip Hop culture in Education; Cameron considers issues relating to same-sex schools.

00.00 Opening Credits
01:19 Intro – Book recomendations

05:10 Single Sex Schools

19:19 Off Campus with Dan Haesler

29:14 Feature Introduction
31:19 Interview – Prof John Fiscetti

1:19:55 Announcements
1:22:40 Quote & Sign-Off

TER Live #011 – TeachMeet InfoLit

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On August 11th, TeachMeet InfoLit was held at Newington College in Stanmore. The focus was on information literacy, a core competency of the curriculum delivered by Teacher Librarians, as well as the ways that Information Literacy can be taught and improved throughout the curriculum.

00.00 Opening Credits
21.56 Intro
01:32 Welcome – Lily Young
03:52 Michelle Harrison (The University of Sydney, Fisher Library): Research Skills Development
12:34 Tanya Toohey (Christian Brothers Lewisham): Yr 7 Information Skills in HSIE
21:34 Gill Gratton (Trinity Grammar): Collaboration is the Key – employing a collaborative planning and teaching approach to Library at Trinity Grammar Junior School
32:26 Erin Patel (Kambala): Student reflections on the inquiry process/scaffolding & synthesising knowledge from research
40:14 Karen Keighy (St Pius X) How lib guides have been used to implement information literacy
43:43 Rukevwe Bateren (Newington College) IB Science and infolit
47:34 Concluding remarks – Lily Young
48:17 Thanks and Sign Off