The Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) pays tribute to Australian teachers and celebrates World Teachers' Day.
APTA would like to thank the many teachers who work very hard in a vlounteer capacity to support their professional reaching associations. It is this commitment to the teaching profession and our students that is highly valued by our community.
World Teachers' Day in Australia is celebrated on 25th October 2013. The aim of World Teachers' Day is to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. World Teachers' Day was created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on October 5th 1994. It commemorates the joint signing of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers in 1966. UNESCO celebrates teachers on the first Friday in October annually. As this is during the school holidays in most Australian states and territories, Australia celebrates its teachers on the last Friday of October.
Enhancing Learning Through Technology
In a global economy driven by innovation, knowledge and intense competition, it is more important than ever to engage students in learning. We need to offer students the opportunity to develop collaboration, critical thinking and creative skills to ensure they can successfully compete in the 21st century.
Through this complimentary hands-on workshop, Microsoft, Adobe, Intel, Lenovo, Acer and IC Central will show you how to leverage your school’s existing technology to empower your students with skills they will need to be successful. This will be a full day, hands-on professional learning session focused on getting the most from your school's existing software and devices.
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Newcastle - 12 Nov;
Port Macquarie - 13 Nov;
Tamworth - 15 Nov;
Wollongong - 19 Nov;
Sydney - 20 Nov;
Campbelltown - 21 Nov;
North Ryde - 22 Nov;
Wagga Wagga - 26 Nov;
Dubbo - 29 Nov
Devices, software and apps will be provided for the duration of the day.