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A note from our president: 


Just under 4 weeks until Xmas! Who can believe that?
2018 appears to have disappeared in a flash but what a fantastic year it has been for Educators SA and for you our member associations.
So much has been achieved in our mission to assist you to support the educators of SA to be and become the very best they can be.
On behalf of the Board and Staff we congratulate you on all you have done in the last twelve months to ensure your association is at its very best – thriving, innovating and collaborating your way forward.
Thanks also to everyone who has continued to participate in PL1 learning events this term (Data, Privacy, Treasurer support), in our Council meeting (see the photos below) and in the recent briefing for PL2 2019 funding. As always a lot is going on and we appreciate your ongoing involvement and engagement.

After our recent Council meeting, the new Educators SA Board for 2018/19 met last week for the first time and we are already underway with key plans and actions for continuing to grow our support for you in the months ahead. We were also pleased to host two reps from the Department who had asked to meet with us to explore better ways for them to engage and connect with us in the future – a positive step in creating more strategic and collaborative actions with the systems.
Still lots happening in association world – so please check out the Councillor pack which will be arriving in your inbox next week.  This pack is designed to keep you in the loop about current actions, but also set you up for planning for your involvement with Educators SA in 2019.

We look forward to seeing many of you on the 17th December for Xmas drinks as we join together to toast your success.
Until then… keep calm amongst the bedlam of term four and enjoy the festive season!

Kind Regards
Lisa-Jane

Educators SA - CEASA Annual General Meeting


On the 31st October we held our AGM for 2018. Thank you to everyone who attended and joined in on the Halloween theme!

If you were unable to join us, follow the link to the Annual Report. 
 

Educators SA - Board Members


We would like to announce the Educators SA Board for 2018-2019:
Lisa-Jane O'Connor President
Malcolm McInerney Vice President
Graham Cox Treasurer 
Liz Sandercock Board Member
Paul Clapton-Caputo Board Member
Luke Gray Board Member
Robert Sieben Board Member
Larry Spry Board Member
Dr Yvonne Zeegers Board Member

Welcome to Robert and congratulations to Paul, Luke, Larry and Yvonne on being reelected.
 

PL Funding for 2019

Educators SA is offering PL2 Funding grants of up to $6000 for 2019. For more information and to apply please click here.

Please note that these grants are only available to Educator SA member associations.

Educators SA Christmas Drinks


What's been happening at Educators SA:


AuSAE: Build Great Teams and Leaders
Sonja and Janelle have attended various networking and professional development workshops to develop their skills and ideas related to Educators SA and to offer assistance to your association.
AuSAE hosted a lunch at the Convention centre which was titled "Building Great Teams and Leaders". 
If you would like information on how your association could assist developing Great Teams and Leaders please contact Sonja. 

Webinar: Membership Engagement Scoring
The Australasian of Association Executives (AuSAE) gave a webinar about Membership Engagement Scoring in October. For a modern association member Engagement Scoring is critical to quantifying generalised strategies around increasing engagement. Scoring engagement provides the data necessary to drive organisational improvement using informed engagement strategies. Watch the webinar here.


Webinar: Millennial's and Associations
“I wanted to pay my membership fee in two installments, and they said no." Could that happen to one of your members, too? The Educators SA team attended a webinar discussing how millennial's see and interact with associations. Offering flexible payments to members was one of the key points of this webinar. Also awareness: One of the reasons why millennial's don't join is the lack of awareness. Often they don't even know that there is an association in their profession. Download the presentation here. 

MoneySmart:


Educators SA has won the contract with the Minister to deliver on MoneySmart training for educators
in SA.
The first phase of our MoneySmart program is to offer all of our associations a chance for your
committee/board to undertake the MoneySmart online training, consider how it impacts on what your
association does and earn money for your association at the same time.
There is a chance for you to nominate 30 people to do 1 of the online modules or 15 people to do 2
online modules. Your association will be paid $50 per module resulting in a total of $1,500 for your
association.
For more information please see the flyer attached or email Janelle.

The list of people completing modules is due by 7 December 2018.

World Teachers Day 2018


Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Educators SA World Teachers Day celebration at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Congratulations to all of the award winners and nominees for World Teachers Day 2018.

To see the full catalogue of photos from the event please click here.

For the extended video of the 2017 Minister's Arts Education Award winners click here.

Below is the full list of winners:

World Teachers' Day 2018:

Association Awardees


Paul Bradley from South Australian English Teachers Association: Dedicated service to SAETA
Judy Hanel from Drama South Australia: Drama South Australia Award
Sue Harding from the Australian Society for Music Education SA Branch: Outstanding Service to ASME
Andrew McKenzie from the South Australian French Teachers' Association: SAFTA Award for Excellence
Natasha Gilbert from the Japanese Language Teachers Association SA: Life Membership
Dr Kathy Paige from the South Australian Science Teachers Association: SASTA Medal
Nanda deWinter from the Australian Association of Special Education: AASE SA Teacher Award 2018
Scott Hughes from the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
ACHPER (SA): Excellence in HPE award - Primary Winner
Katie Liebelt from the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
ACHPER (SA): Excellence in HPE award - Secondary Winner
Alischa Handley from the Primary Mathematics Association: PMA Early Career Maths Educator of the Year
Joshua Proctor from the Primary Mathematics Association: Early Career Curriculum Leadership in Mathematics Award
Mark Fischer and Anna-Maria Zupancic from Visual Arts Educators South Australia: Life Memberships
Julie Daly from the Australian Association of Teachers of the Deaf: Award for Excellence: Teacher of the Deaf
Matthew Muscat from the History Teachers Association South Australia: History Teacher of the Year
Kerry Rayner from the Orff Schulwerk Association of South Australia: Life Membership
Hamish McDonald from the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association: Service to Music Education
Sasha Andersson from the Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia: Teacher Excellence Award
Margaret Lange OAM from the Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia: 40 year service award
Margaret Custance from the Geography Teachers Association of South Australia: DD Harris Award
Ashima Suri from the South Australian Association for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: SATESOL EALD Pedagogy Research Award
Amy Raybould from the South Australian Association for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: SATESOL Indigenous Research Award
Fiona Clayton from EdTechSA: EdTechSA Educator of the Year 2018
Janine King from the Laboratory Managers Association: Industrious Association Service Award
Sharon Kennare from the Mathematical Association of South Australia: MASA Committee Outstanding Contribution Award
Mark Kelly from the Outdoor Education Association of South Australia: OEASA Service to Outdoor Education
Dr Sharon Zivkovic from the Australian Association for Environmental Education
SA: Environmental Educator of the Year
Amanda Johnson from the Home Economics Institute of Australia Inc (SA): HEIA (SA) Award

World Education Forum:

 
Hiroshi Haga from the Japanese Language Teachers Association won the WEF award for 2018 as he is an outstanding educator who has truly embodied the Principles of WEF.  His work to promote the learning and teaching of the Japanese language in SA has been outstanding and his influence will be felt for many years to come. 

Sadly, Hiroshi passed away recently, much sooner than expected.  As a great supporter of JLTASA over many years Hiroshi contributed so much to our profession.  He will be sadly missed by all whose lives he touched.

University of South Australia: Matthew Maloney


Matthew is a high performing graduating 4th Year Bachelor of Education Primary and Middle student. He specialises in Performing Arts (Drama and Media Studies).  
Matthew is a member of Drama South Australia (DSA) and has been attending professional learning events since being introduced to the association by Arts Education tutors at UniSA. He is also the current Social Media Communications Officer of DSA.

Flinders University: Rachel Kielow

 
Rachel undertook an extended rural secondary placement at Keith AS. She received a High Distinction for her placement and was nominated for the Medal for Excellence Awards. She has an excellent academic record and has just been offered a permanent job at Burra AS. Rachel was a 3rd year Flinders’ student mentor and has contributed more broadly to the University through various presentations. She’s a member of the MASA and SASTA associations and was a participant in the Bridging the Gap Science Industry Program.

The University of Adelaide: Tom Barclay

 
Tom is a Master of Teaching student who has excelled at his academic studies. Tom already holds a BSc Nanotechnology (Hons) and a PhD Chemistry. As a Master of Teaching student, Tom has won the School of Education’s Curriculum and Methodology Teacher Association prize for Chemistry in 2017 and in 2018 he won the School of Education’s Curriculum and Methodology Teacher Association prize for Biology. Tom has completed an exemplary placement exceeding the graduate standard for content knowledge with the final comments of his reporting stating Tom had provided on-going feedback much more often than the students have ever had and ‘this has had a huge impact on the students’ progress.’
Tom has a GPA of 6.8 and is member of both the South Australia Science Teachers Association (SASTA) and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and a worthy nominee.

The Teachers Registration Board: Katie Dilger

 
Kate has provided extensive support to teachers new to teaching STEM subjects at both primary and secondary levels. Her personal experience in teaching and mentoring her own faculty members has enabled her to empathise with the desire and longing of early career teachers to enable students to learn experientially through enabling early career teachers to design and implement practical, engaging, and challenging STEM activities which demonstrate scientific concepts and principles which enhance student understanding and learning. Her own carefully designed professional development sessions model best practice in enthusing, engaging, and sustaining early career teachers’ interest in transmitting their infectious enthusiasm for learning about science and how it enables us to understand how the universe works, and how that understanding enables us to live our own lives in greater sympathy and harmony with the world around us.

The Minister's Arts Education Award Primary: Natalie Bond

Natalie has been the Arts specialist teacher, with a specific focus on Drama, Music and Media Studies, for the past 12 years. In this time, she has displayed tremendous leadership and extraordinary ability in engaging and leading student and staff learning.
Inclusivity and high standards in creative and critical thinking are clearly evident in her work allowing for intellectual stretch and ensuring a high level of engagement.
Believing in, dreaming and making the impossible happen are trademarks of her work. Natalie’s meticulous designing, planning and organisation for learning ensures that it is purposeful and engaging. She sets tasks that are challenging, foster deep conceptual understanding and are explored and assessed in authentic contexts. Natalie’s determination and commitment are clearly evident in that she gives hours of after school and weekend work to provide her students with performance opportunities.

The Minister's Arts Education Award Secondary: April Hague

Natalie has been the Arts specialist teacher, with a specific focus on Drama, Music and Media Studies, for the past 12 years. In this time, she has displayed tremendous leadership and extraordinary ability in engaging and leading student and staff learning.
Inclusivity and high standards in creative and critical thinking are clearly evident in her work allowing for intellectual stretch and ensuring a high level of engagement.
Believing in, dreaming and making the impossible happen are trademarks of her work. Natalie’s meticulous designing, planning and organisation for learning ensures that it is purposeful and engaging. She sets tasks that are challenging, foster deep conceptual understanding and are explored and assessed in authentic contexts. Natalie’s determination and commitment are clearly evident in that she gives hours of after school and weekend work to provide her students with performance opportunities.

Andersons Solicitors Award: DATTA

The winner of the Andersons Solicitors award for 2018 is the Design and Technology Teachers Association (DATTA) for their Connecting with Regional members initiative.  
 DATTA has implemented a professional learning program in 2018 that focussed on supporting the involvement of its isolated regional members in curriculum development in Design and Technologies.  This included establishing effective networks between regional and city educational sites and supporting innovative and current practice in the teaching and learning of Design and Technology in secondary schools. Utilising a grant from Educators SA, DATTA organised a three day professional learning event for regional members to share ideas in relation to curriculum, programs and approaches to teaching including a focus on the submarine program, STEM and the flipped classroom approach to teaching & learning.

Educators SA / Credit Union SA Awards: Early Career Teachers Award: Samantha Frances & Trent Phillips

Sam's enthusiasm and passion for improving literacy outcomes with her students is outstanding and she demonstrates this by undertaking professional readings, contributing to various professional learning groups and modelling effective practices in her classrooms to her students and colleagues. Her willingness to promote literacy across the school, and in her learning areas of English, HASS and Spanish, has seen a shift in the culture of how people perceive literacy within the school community. Furthermore, Sam volunteered to be a part of the Southern Literacy PLC which involves working with teachers across four different sites and undertaking an inquiry into literacy improvement. She is a member of the History Teachers’ and the Spanish Teachers Associations of SA and is an active member. In 2017 she presented a workshop for SSC staff on effective use of modern technologies in the middle school classroom to engage students in HASS learning.
 

Trent is an extremely talented and professional member of the DSA Association. It has been a highly successful year for Drama SA and Trent has played a big role in the continual development and management of the association. He has redesigned Drama SA’s online communication, developed new membership systems and taken on the role of President of Drama SA. Always willing to support other educators, he takes pride in working collaboratively to deliver innovative professional learning for Drama educators in South Australia.

Educators SA / Credit Union SA Awards: Teacher Supporting Teachers Award: Mei Turnip

In addition to being a valued member organising INTAN events such as the annual conference and AGM, Mei has shown outstanding dedication to helping peers develop professionally and build relations within the communities in Australia and abroad. Mei has been running the City Hub group for the past 3 years where Indonesian teachers meet to share their practice and resources. She has also been instrumental in organising performers and bookings for the Indonesian Schools Program. 
Mei is a strong advocate for building sister school relations to provide opportunities for improved student learning and has established ongoing communication and shared learning with a sister school in Indonesia for several years. Mei is currently planning to do some visits to country South Australian regions to run day long learning workshops for our country INTAN members who do not always have the same PD opportunities that our city colleagues do.

Educators SA / Credit Union SA Awards: Innovative Association Award: JLTASA

The Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of SA has continued to demonstrate innovation in a variety of ways in 2018:
* A Facebook group for Japanese teachers to promote sharing of information
* Shared resources portal for senior secondary teachers to assist with specific needs
* Sharing of resources via the website including a Japanese language version of a Kaurna Acknowledgement developed by Mr Hiroshi Haga in consultation with indigenous elders
* Use of Skype to reach students in rural areas.
* JLTASA are making real progress in sustainability, modelling events which promote the concept of “reduce, reuse, recycle”.

EdSA Gateway

EdSA is a new membership management system, especially created for member associations of Educators SA. It is entirely online, integrates all membership processes and can be customised to your association. If you are thinking about making your membership management easier and quicker, contact us!
 

Association Contacts

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Please follow the link to update your associations details.
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Member Benefits 2019

 

Watch this space for up coming member benefits.

As a member of Educators SA:


Anderson's Solicitors Member only offers:
To access these benefits make sure you tell Anderson's Solicitors that you are a member of an Educators SA Association. 
  • 10% off legal services, in ALL areas.
  • Free initial phone conversation with a lawyer.
Credit Union SA:
Did you know with Credit Union SA there are a range of education only offers?
Don't forget to support those who support professional associations - Our sponsors! 

Upcoming Events:

29th November: DSA Senior Drama Teachers Forum
29th November: SACAL Annual General Meeting
30th November: MASA & SASTA 2018 STEM Conference
3rd - 4th December: ACHPER Secondary Conference
17th December: EdSA Christmas Drinks

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