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Union connects with new teachers in the outback
New Federation members are praising the one-day Beginning Teachers Conference they attended in Broken Hill at the weekend.
- “It was a valuable conference, with lots of information, especially for a new teacher.”
- “It was very informative and made me feel more comfortable with my position, being a beginner teacher.”
- “It was informative, welcoming and answered all my questions and more! It was also really engaging and inspirational.”
Training covered how to gain accreditation in NSW public schools and the maintenance of Proficient Teacher accreditation.
New teachers were interested to learn how to maximise their employment opportunities as a casual/temporary teacher and gain a permanent position.
Other popular sessions covered working conditions for full-time, temporary and casual teachers; and planning and programming lessons.
The conference provided new teachers the opportunity to network with other new teachers and learn how they can participate in their union through their local teachers association.
Other opportunities for beginning teachers
Beginning Teacher Conferences are for all new (beginning) teachers — employed full-time, part-time, temporary or casual by the NSW Department of Education and are members of the union.
A one-day Beginning Teacher Conference will be held in Newcastle on Saturday 29 June.
Two-day Beginning Teacher conferences will be held in Bundanoon (16-17 March and 21-22 September), and Coonabarabran and Wagga Wagga (25-26 May).
The completion a one-day Beginning Teachers Conference will contribute four hours of NESA Registered professional development addressing 1.4.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.4.2, 3.2.2, 4.1.2, 6.1.2, 7.2.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
The completion of two-day Beginning Teachers Conference will contribute six hours of NESA Registered professional development addressing 1.4.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.4.2, 3.2.2, 4.1.2, 6.1.2, 7.2.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
To register for a Beginning Teachers Conference visit nswtf.org.au/pages/beginning-teacher-conferences.html.
— Kerri Carr