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Inside Teaching : October 2010
Inside Teaching | October 2010 DIARY 50 29 OCTOBER World Teachers’ Day Inaugurated in 1994 by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, World Teachers’ Dayisasgoodadayasany to acknowledge the efforts of your colleagues. The nation’s various teacher registration or accreditation bodies have suggestions and competitions to help you celebrate. See the websites for details. In the crowded school diary, it’s also National Bandanna Day, so maybe you’ll be given a bandanna to wear to show young people living with cancer they are not alone. websites www.qct.edu.au/wtd www.schools.education.tas.gov.au/ trb www.vit.vic.edu.au/wtd10 www.wacot.wa.edu.au 29 OCTOBER National Bandanna Day National Bandanna Day is CanTeen’s biggest annual fundraiser and awareness day. CanTeen’s goal this year is to sell a million bandannas to support programs for young people who have been diagnosed with cancer or who have an immediate family member who has been diagnosed with cancer or has died as a result of cancer. website www.bandannaday.com.au 8-14 NOVEMBER Planet Ark National Recycling Week Get your school involved in the Big Aussie Swap during National Recycling Week. Bring along quality items you no longer want, exchange each item for a token then swap the token for items brought by others. On 12 November, declutter your filing cabinets to give used paper another life and raise office paper recycling rates in the Friday File Fling. phone 1300 733 712 website http://recyclingweek. planetark.org 25-27 NOVEMBER International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education 2010 Conference: Cooperative Learning: Pedagogy, policy and practice Find out about the latest research on cooperative learning, communities of practice, approaches to catering for diversity in classrooms and much more. place University of Queensland School of Education, Brisbane email email@example.com website www.uq.edu.au/education/ index.html?page=120110 28 NOVEMBER– 2 DECEMBER Australian Association for Research in Education National Conference: Making a difference Researchers from Australia and overseas will address issues of inclusion and diversity in terms of new approaches to teaching and learning, and innovative forms of leadership and management place University of Melbourne phone 03 9417 3555 email firstname.lastname@example.org website www.aare.edu.au/ AARE2010 29–30 NOVEMBER The Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association Conference and Expo: Engaging generation now Learning and teaching in the digital age offers multiple possibilities for teachers to reflect upon new ways of engaging students for effective learning, including: information and communication technology (ICT) and leadership, infrastructure, pedagogy and professional learning; national curriculum and interdisciplinary developments and their implications; digital learning; mobile devices in the curriculum; digital citizenship and collaborative learning. Register for a third full day, free, on 1 December to participate in an ICT Bus Tour, Diary