Archive | October, 2010

Taihape Area School 2

New Zealand Education Tour

Country Education Project recently facilitated a five day education tour to New Zealand focusing on 0-18 learning and personalised learning. Twelve education leaders from across rural Victoria visited schools in Christchurch, Taihape/Foxton and Auckland. The tour visited settings with a strong focus on personalised learning (Discovery 1 and Unlimited); schools who had improved learning outcomes Read More

Rural Educators Network

Staff recruitment and retention within rural and remote communities throughout Victoria has been an area that has generated a great deal of interest for many years now. Many governments at a national and state level have introduced a number of initiatives aimed at addressing the issue, often with the development of short term, specific and Read More

Catherine Newton

Reflections of a Teacher Trainee

I am a teacher trainee from the University of Melbourne involved in the university rural cluster partnership initiative facilitated by the Country Education Projects Rural Educators Network. I have been involved with seven other teacher trainees involved in the Mansfield area for the past three months. It has been a real privilege to be given Read More

Hawkesdale 1 2010

New Online Practicum Project

This year has seen the first virtual teacher trainee practicum take place this semester. This exciting partnership, introduced and facilitated by the Country Education Project, involves three final year teacher trainees from University of Ballarat in a virtual placement with Hawkesdale P-12 College. The three enthusiastic teacher trainees are supported by Hawkesdale’s Anne Mirtschin, Carlee Vize, Graeme Read More

Rural New Graduate Research

At the beginning of 2010, the Rural Educators Network was keen to gain an understanding of the experiences and support provided to new graduate teachers in rural education settings. Through discussions with regional and diocese offices, it was agreed to develop an online survey for new graduate to provide feedback on their first six months Read More

Next Edition of Bush Voices

The next edition of Bush Voices will focus on digital learning and explore some exciting initiatives occurring within this area involving rural educators. Topics will include: Stephen Heppell’s facilitated forum looking at the future of rural education Rural students present at “Listen2 Learners” eKids initiative statewide VCE Biology Units 3/4 online program Look out for Read More

21st Century Learning in Rural Communities

The Country Education Project Inc has a fantastic opportunity for rural educators of the future to spend a day with Mr. Stephen Heppell – a renowned international speaker on 21st century learning. He will facilitate a forum around the theme: 21st Century Learning in Rural Learning Communities CEP Inc would like to invite rural “education Read More


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