Fewer students study languages in Australia | Singapore students outperform peers on PISA | New Zealand seeks to recruit, retain teachers
07 December 2016
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Fewer students study languages in Australia
Fewer students in Australia are studying foreign languages, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Sydney, Wollongong University and the University of Technology in Sydney. Some assert that the drop could be tied to the marginalization of community languages in the school system.
Special Broadcasting Service (Australia) (05 Dec.) 
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Singapore students outperform peers on PISA
Singapore students outperform peers on PISA
Students in Singapore ranked first in reading, maths and science out of the countries that administered the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment, according to results released today. Shanghai, China, previously held the top spot.
BBC (06 Dec.) 
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Professional Development
New Zealand seeks to recruit, retain teachers
New Zealand is reporting more than 600 teacher vacancies. Post Primary Teachers Association President Angela Roberts says filling the positions will require recruiting and retention efforts.
The New Zealand Herald (06 Dec.) 
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Taking a Multisensory Approach to K-5 Reading
Elementary school is a crucial time of growth in the educational journey of children, and strong literacy skills are a key facet of that journey. Using a multisensory approach to K-5 reading can lay a foundation for reading proficiency that lasts a lifetime. Learn how!
Leadership and Governance
Research supports later school start times
Even a modest delay in school start times -- as little as 15 minutes -- can have positive outcomes for students, according to a study by researchers at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Researchers studied data from 1,377 students at two high schools in Hong Kong.
Reuters (01 Dec.) 
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Give Your Teachers the Support They Need
As students return to their schools, keeping them engaged whether at home or in the classroom is crucial. Teachers understand this, but need support and guidance to integrate the digital experience more seamlessly with the class activities they have planned. Download this SmartFocus and learn how to best help your teachers!
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Computer Science Education Week underway in US
Computer Science Education Week underway in US
Schools in the US are marking Computer Science Education Week 5 Dec. through 11 Dec. Sheena Vaidyanathan, a teacher and computer science integration specialist, shares several ways her school engages students in the subject.
eSchool News (free registration) (02 Dec.),  EdSurge (30 Nov.) 
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Hybrid learning is here to stay in K-12 classrooms
During the start of the pandemic, educators realized that hybrid learning was not a viable option for every student. This report will explore the benefits of virtual learning in K-12 education and the importance of students having equitable access to internet options. Download the executive summary now.
Interest Area Spotlight
Analysis: Tech could affect students' sleep
A majority of students sleep near an electronic device and that could be affecting their health, according to an analysis by British researchers of 20 studies of children on four continents. Officials say the findings could have implications for one-to-one device programs in schools.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (29 Nov.) 
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ECIS ESL & Mother Tongue Conference, 3-5 March 2017 (Pre-conference: 2 March 2017)
Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center Copenhagen. Providing a forum to explore, share and construct a common professional understanding of best practices in the four domains of assessment and accountability, approaches, leadership and professional development and culture and identity. Keynote speakers: Jim Cummins, Paul Kei Matsuda, Pauline Gibbons and Stephen Krashen. For further information and bookings please visit www.ecis-eslmt.org. (Early Bird registration discount available).
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ECIS Early Childhood Conference, 24-25 March 2017
St. John's International School, Waterloo, Belgium. This conference will offer four key strands focusing on Pedagogy, Creativity, Diversity and Environment. Sessions will focus on practical strategies, insightful tips and building our resource connections. Keynote speakers: Dr. Monica Neagoy & Stuart Stotts. For further information and bookings please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ecis-early-childhood-conference-2017-tickets-28884006842. (Early Bird registration discount available).
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