Archive | December, 2010

Chairs Report – December 2010

Community partnerships are never more visible than when l visited the annual Energy Breakthough event held each year in November at Maryborough. This event is made possible through the combined efforts of so many organisations, who all share one purposeful outcome-that the students participating in the events held over the 4 days are given maximum Read More

Exciting Online Learning for Rural Young People

A number of rural schools will be involved in three exciting online learning programs during 2011 – all provided through the Country Education Projects eKids program. A total of 28 schools, involving over 200 rural students will be involved in programs focusing on Science in middle years, Energy Breakthrough, and VCE Biology. The programs are Read More

Baillieu Myer award 2011

The Country Education Project is pleased to invite nominations for the third Baillieu Myer Rural Education Leadership Award for outstanding achievement and leadership within Victorian Rural Education. (more…)

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Linking Rural Kids with their City Peers

Families in the city struggle to understand or appreciate the quality and reliability of Australian produce simply because their opportunity to connect with farming and farmers is nearly non existent – hence the rural-urban divide. (more…)

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Rural New Graduate Survey 2010

The development of an online discussion forum for rural new graduates; the provision of information that is more rural friendly; the need to provide a state-wide framework for new graduate support; and the importance of having the opportunity to meet with other teachers within your cluster were all key areas identified within the recently released Read More

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Twenty Years of Energy Breakthrough

This year saw the twentieth year of Energy Breakthrough in Maryborough in November, with in access of 350 teams and 8,000 people involved in a range of activities and events that showed off students learning from the past twelve months. It now generates in excess of $ 4 million for the Maryborough community. (more…)

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A Day with Stephen Heppell

I had the fantastic opportunity to hear Stephen Heppell speak at a one day forum facilitated by Country Education Project recently. The forum energised me and provided me with a number of key strategies and ideas that I could consider in providing an engaging and relevant learning program for my students into the future. (more…)

Ensuring student safety online

Edublogs has a great article on student safety online addressing cyber bullying (mostly on phones ans SMS, not the internet), internet predators (“about 1% of child abuse and sexual abuse cases”), whether students should use their real names, photos or their work being public or private. The most interesting comment I found on there was: …you can’t Read More


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