What's in 'Teacher's Toolkit'

Prepare: Teachers were encouraged to plan early and given a number of resources to help them prepare for NSW Education Week. Photo: Shutterstock.
Prepare: Teachers were encouraged to plan early and given a number of resources to help them prepare for NSW Education Week. Photo: Shutterstock.

To prepare for NSW Education Week - August 5-9 2019 - teachers were given a number of resources and ideas to plan for this annual event.

The week itself is designed to promote the achievements and capabilities of the public education system and its students.

Teachers were encouraged to plan early and given a number of resources to help them prepare.

The NSW Department of Education's Teacher Toolkit (as seen online) starts by saying "Education Week is your chance to showcase the achievements and innovations of your school and students to the wider community."

To help with this, "We've curated a range of resources to help schools build excitement about the event and embrace this year's theme, 'Every student, every voice'."

Among the 21 ideas for the classroom was one entitled "Amplifying Aboriginal voice - a case study."

Another idea in the toolkit had helpful tips to attract the local media, and we can confirm that they were good suggestions too.

Other write-ups in the toolkit included five ideas for engaging with parents, how to create a speakers corner and why they should (especially given this year's theme), five ways to bring alumni back to their school for Education Week, resources to create great posters to promote the events at your school to the wider community, and some fun facts about the numerous debating, public speaking and spelling bee competitions which the Arts Unit team oversees.