Innovative education ideas to be showcased

Friday, 03 July, 2020

Innovative education ideas to be showcased

The NSW Department of Education is keen to capture examples of innovation in education implemented by schools and teachers during the recent COVID-19 upheaval, with a view to retaining initiatives that represent an improvement on existing practices.

Minister for Education and Early Childhood Sarah Mitchell said gathering that information will help change education for the better.

"The shift to learning from home was a challenge the entire system met successfully.

"Everyone from department staff, teachers, principals, parents and students had to adapt. All sorts of solutions to a range of challenges had to be found. I want to make sure that these innovations are recorded and, if appropriate, expanded.

"Great ideas around teaching practices, technology use and partnerships between families and schools blossomed during this time, and it would be a loss not to collect them," she said. 

Teachers across NSW are encouraged to share innovative practices developed during the pandemic for inclusion in a collection of case studies to be published in Term 3. The most effective approaches will be examined in a wider review. 

Teachers and their colleagues are encouraged to submit their innovative practice by 15 July 2020.

Examples of innovation being sought include:

  • new teaching practices that significantly improved learning outcomes for students
  • student-led initiatives that had great learning outcomes
  • initiatives to support equitable access to high-quality education throughout COVID-19
  • students who thrived in the different learning environments, and how that has been maintained with the return to face-to-face learning
  • partnerships between families and schools that supported improved learning outcomes for students.

For further information and to submit an innovation, visit the NSW Department of Education website here

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