Academy News

Schools can no longer ignore the importance of Digital Citizenship

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/togawanderings/6988486459/) The need for digital citizenship programs to be developed in schools has been ongoing since the mid-1990s. So nearly 20 years on, why have so few schools actively developed policies and pr..
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Develop a Customised Digital Citizenship Policy and Program in your School

Syba Academy is excited to announce two upcoming Digital Citizenship Online Extension Courses. Digital Citizenship: Core Concepts & Principles Digital Citizenship: Advanced Skills & Leadership These courses are designed to prov..
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Be the Change: Transforming learning and give students a voice in their education

At the Connected Educator Summit Shannon M Miller will explore how to make the most of your online connections to bring a voice to your students, your library and whole school community! According to connected educator advocate George Co..
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Meet Shannon M Miller

Connected Educator Summit: Introducing Shannon Mc Clintock Miller Syba Academy's Connected Educator Summit is just three short months away and we couldn't be more excited to welcome Shannon McClintock Miller. Recently we interviewed Shannon to ge..
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Designing for Guided Inquiry: Why Partnerships are important

Guided Inquiry is an instructional framework designed to support students while engaging in inquiry learning tasks. The new Australian Curriculum ( http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au ) requires students to develop skills and underst..
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New Literacies

Will Richardson My great-great grandfather was a horrible novelist. Truly. Writing at the turn of the 20th Century, his stories of riding on train box cars across the Midwest of the United States as a boy were neither adventurous or inspi..
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Your professional learning journey: A new year, new challenges and a new Academy

Have you developed your professional learning plan for 2014 yet? With the introduction of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2013), teachers and teacher librarians are now responsible for charting a course to meet thei..
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Make professional development count: Consolidate your new learning in practice

How many conferences, professional development seminars, and in-school inservice days you have attended without putting your new learning into practice? We know it’s not easy. You spend one or two days professionally engaging with like..
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Teacher Quality Institute ACT accreditation!

Syba Academy is pleased to announce that in addition to our NSW IT accreditation we have now received official notification from TQI ACT that the upcoming seminar Resourcing for the Australian Curriculum: Building Digital Collections in Canberra ..
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Building the capacity of Australian teachers and TLs as digital curators

On Friday 28 February 2014, the Syba Academy hosted the first of a series of hands-on digital curation workshops for teacher librarians. With our workshop class size capped at 30, the PC lab at Training Choice in North Sydney provided participant..
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Schools Can No Longer Ignore the Importance of Digital Citizenship

Schools can no longer ignore the importance of digital citizenship (http://www.flickr.com/photos/togawanderings/6988486459/)The need for digital citizenship programs to be developed in schools has been ongoing since the mid-1990s. So nearly 20 y..
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Digital Curation: An essential skill for teacher librarians in 2014

Digital curation: An essential skill for teacher librarians in 2014 As we start the new school year, many teachers in Australian schools will be furiously developing new curriculum units to meet the content and general capabilities of the Austral..
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2014 Syba Academy Program OUT NOW!

We are pleased to announce our new 2014 Syba Academy Programs (/learning/courses). We have a range of all new formats including workshops and seminars which are suitable for in-school in-servicing. This exclusive in-school in-servicing optio..
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Professional Learning Survey 2014

Your completion of this survey will help inform the development of a rich and diverse professional learning program offered by the Syba Academy for 2014. We thank you in advance for your input. Take Survey » (https://www.surveymonke..
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All New Syba Academy Website!

Syba Academy has an all new website! We hope you like it! There will be more improvements to come including forums, an archive of completed course materials in your account section and more! We will keep you posted as new features are released! L..
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