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cover image of article Professional development for Speech and Drama teachers
Monday, 15 December 2014

Professional development for Speech and Drama teachers

AMEB (NSW) is holding a professional development workshop on Sunday 15 February 2015 with advice, material and ideas for teaching AMEB Speech and Drama, with particular reference to new directions in teaching and the examinations.

Technologically Speaking includes a keynote address and masterclass presented by Fraser Corfield, director, dramaturge and Artistic Director of Australian Theatre for Young People.

New and experienced teachers, senior students and those interested in embarking on a career involving speech, drama and communication will benefit from the interactive workshop which covers

  • teaching strategies
  • processes
  • materials
  • resources

The workshop costs $110 and bookings can be made by completing the registration form.

For more information, contact:
Victoria Clancy
AMEB (NSW) Speech and Drama Advisor

(02) 9878 1408
or 0418 470 599

cover image of article End of year message from the President
Thursday, 11 December 2014

End of year message from the President

BOSTES wishes to thank principals, teachers and school administrators for their support and involvement throughout 2014. Their work is essential to BOSTES' operations.

In addition to the annual calendar of activities – NAPLAN, HSC, RoSA and the regular syllabus updates – the year included the ongoing roll-out of the new K-10 syllabuses, the Commonwealth reviews of the Australian curriculum and teacher education, and implementation of Great Teaching Inspired Learning initiatives.

For all these projects, BOSTES has worked to ensure the three school sectors, teachers, parents, students and the wider community had every opportunity to contribute to both policy development and implementation.

In the meetings I have with your representative organisations and in consultations on specific projects, BOSTES has benefited from feedback – which we value and welcome.

NSW can be very proud of our syllabuses and credentials – they are world class. They remain world class because we build in flexibility for improvements and take a long term and rigorous approach for more detailed reviews.

As a former teacher, what most excites me about the developments of 2014 are those initiatives directly related to quality teaching. From entry into teaching degrees, to the content of the degrees and professional development and accreditation of practicing teachers, NSW has a comprehensive and holistic strategy to deliver great teaching.

Finally I wish all our BOSTES Bulletin readers an enjoyable end of year and a well-earned break if you are taking holidays. I look forward to working with all of you again in the same constructive way when the school year recommences in 2015.

Tom Alegounarias
President, BOSTES

December 11, 2014
December 05, 2014