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Inside Teaching : October 2010
www.atra.edu.au | firstname.lastname@example.org DIARY 51 particularly suited to regional educators. place Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne website www.vitta.org.au/ conferenceinfo 3 DECEMBER Has the ANZAC legend changed over 95 years? Simpson Prize The History Teachers’ Association of Australia Simpson Prize is an opportunity for your Year 9 or 10 students to write an essay of 900 to 1200 words, or prepare an audio-visual presentation of not more than 15 minutes, that addresses the question, ‘Has the ANZAC legend changed over 95 years?’ Entries close 3 December. phone 03 9417 3422 email email@example.com website www.simpsonprize.org 10–13 JANUARY Australian Geography Teachers’ Association National Conference: Geography, going national With the introduction of the Australian Geography curriculum in 2012, this conference is expected to draw widespread interest from educators in all states and territories. The conference will provide an opportunity for educators to become familiar with the nature of the K-12 Australian Curriculum for geography and find out what resources and support are available for implementation over coming years. Conference participants will receive free K-12 resources to support the implementation of geography. place Scotch College, Adelaide email firstname.lastname@example.org website www.agta.asn.au/conf2011 4 MARCH Schools Clean Up Day Clean Up Australia’s Schools Clean Up Day on Friday, 4 March is about inspiring people in schools to care for their environment by working together to clean up a site that is special for them. Clean Up Australia Day follows on Sunday, 6 March. Register online for a schools clean up kit with practical advice to plan for the day and a schools climate kit to help you address relevant learning outcomes. There’s also ‘Clean Up the River,’ an interactive recycling game for primary students. website www.cleanupaustraliaday. org.au/about/about-the-event/ clean-up-for-schools 23 MARCH National Ride2School Day National Ride2School Day is a national behaviour change initiative which aims to increase the number of students riding, or walking, to school. Pioneered by Bicycle Victoria, National Ride2School Day is now, well, national. website www.bv.com.au/ ride2school 10-12 MAY NAPLAN National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be held on Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 May. The genre of the writing task will change to a persuasive style of writing from 2011. Visit www.naplan.edu.au/ test_administration_authorities. html to identify contacts for your jurisdiction. website www.naplan.edu.au 3-10 JULY NAIDOC Week Join the National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee to celebrate NAIDOC week and promote a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our culture. website www.naidoc.org.au 4 AUGUST Australian Mathematics Competition The Australian Mathematics Competition, the largest single event on the Australian education calendar, aims to highlight the importance of mathematics, give students an opportunity to discover talent in mathematics and provide resources for the classroom and general discussion. email email@example.com website www.amt.edu.au