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    PTCplus -
    Building capacity through professional learning

    The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW is delighted to introduce a professional learning platform utilising the professional capacity of Teacher Associations called PTCplus . Professional Learning events produced by PTCplus across a wide range of curriculum areas, with BOSTES accreditation are quality events created by teachers and presented by teachers.

    Teacher Associations will be invited to provide quality presentations accessing their depth of subject specific knowledge to create contemporary professional learning experiences within schools. PTCplus will work with PTCplus registered schools to create a professional learning centre and community within individual schools. Professional learning events will be created to support individual school plans and staff identified areas of professional learning.

    Non-curriculum events will also be available from PTCplus via a suite of areas presented by leading consultants. To find out more about this exciting new venture for PTC NSW please contact the PTC NSW office to arrange a consultation in your school.

    PTCplus will:

    • Establish a professional learning centre within YOUR school
    • YOU decide on the professional learning needs of your staff/students/parents
    • PTCplus creates a PL event calendar with YOU
    • PL events are created by teachers – presented by teachers to YOUR needs
    • Compliant PL events are BOSTES accredited

    PTCplus is:

    • your professional learning partner
    • creating your learning community
    • your sustainable professional learning model

    sustainability                   productivity                  creativity                     diversity


  • Little People, Big Futures - Let's Celebrate

    Tuesday 4 August is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, which promotes helping Aboriginal children stand tall and feel proud. The theme for 2015 is “Little People, Big Futures”.

    Start some great discussions with your students and children with fun Splash videos on Indigenous languages, or with the many resources in our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topic.

    Go to ABC SPLASH for an extensive array of resources on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

PTC NSW Member Associations

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Teachers - Join a Professional Teaching Association today!

  • Membership of a Professional Teaching Association entitles you to:

    • Actively participate in curriculum development
    • Be involved in network meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences
    • Receive newsletters or journals and email updates
    • Have access to resources and support networks
    • Maintain and improve knowledge, skills and abilities
    • Develop a professional and social network of colleagues
    • Access to leadership and mentoring opportunities
    • Improve your involvement in education decision making


    Professional associations ... play an important role in enriching and enhancing the quality of teaching, curriculum support, educative leadership, and school development in general. - Schools Renewal Page 112


    How to join a Professional Teaching Association

    For information on joining a professional teachers association, please visit our Member Association websites.  On these sites you will find more information about the work of particular associations, event information, resources and publications AND how to become a member of the association.

    If a website link is not available, please contact the PTC NSW office stating the association you wish to communicate with and we will put you in touch with them. 


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Student Study Days

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Global Education Project NSW (GEPNSW)

  • The Global Education Project NSW (GEPNSW) works to help educators provide teaching and learning which broadens students’ outlook so they become more active, involved citizens of the global community.

    We work with universities to deliver Global Education content and pedagogy to pre-service teachers across the full range of KLAs and with schools in all sectors to develop resources and teaching programs.

    For teachers

    Access a range of Global Education classroom and background resources

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    gepnsw gpf cover s Global education is a perspective which broadens students’ outlook to become active, engaged citizens of the global community. It provides deep learning opportunities for the exploration of all subjects through the five global education learning emphases: interdependence and globalisation;identity and cultural diversity; social justice and human rights; peace building and conflict resolution; and sustainable futures.

    icon Global Perspectives Framework GEPNSW (4.36 MB)


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Global Education and MyScience (GEMS)

Upcoming Events

Monday, 03 August, 2015 - 08:00PM
August ICT Workshops
Tuesday, 04 August, 2015 - 06:00PM
Language Literacy and literature in Kindergarten
Wednesday, 05 August, 2015 - 06:30PM
Teaching Spelling
Wednesday, 05 August, 2015 - 06:30PM
Teaching Spelling
Thursday, 06 August, 2015 - 06:00PM
Writing, Creativity and Technology
Thursday, 06 August, 2015 - 06:30PM
Reasoning Beyond Whole Number – Session 3
Monday, 10 August, 2015 - 03:30PM
Aspiring Leaders Workshop
Monday, 10 August, 2015 - 06:00PM
LSA Information Night – Family Law Update
Thursday, 13 August, 2015 - 06:30PM
Reasoning Beyond Whole Number – Session 4
Thursday, 13 August, 2015 - 03:00PM
Assisting Struggling Readers in Primary Classes
Tuesday, 18 August, 2015 - 06:30PM
Teaching Comprehension
Friday, 21 August, 2015 - 03:00PM
Introduction to History Extension for Teachers
Friday, 21 August, 2015 - 03:00PM
Healthy Digital Diet
Tuesday, 25 August, 2015 - 06:00PM
Grammar and teaching: A 12 week course
Monday, 31 August, 2015 - 02:30PM
Wagga Wagga HSC History Study Day
Tuesday, 01 September, 2015 - 06:00PM
Current Economic Events and Monetary Policy
Wednesday, 02 September, 2015 - 03:30PM
New CAFS HSC Syllabus
Thursday, 03 September, 2015 - 06:30PM
The Power of Picture Books: Words and Pictures Together
Friday, 04 September, 2015 - 03:00PM
Grammar and Meaning Unpacked

Latest News

  • The schools theme for National Science Week 2015 is Making waves – the science of light, based on the International Year of Light.

    National Science Week teaching resources -  eBook and poster

    The Making waves: the science of light resource online eBook is now available.
    The book has been prepared  by the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) and contains an abbreviated curriculum map of the Australian Curriculum: Science covering years F-10, which has been used to develop a curriculum map of light topics addressing most content descriptions from the Science Understanding and Science as a Human Endeavour sub-strands
    Find out more...


    Children's Book Week is a celebration of books and the joy of reading.

    This year,  the theme for Children's Book Week 2015 is "Books light up our world." 

    The Children’s Book Council of Australia have created a list of, some of the best teaching activities relating to Book Week.

    Bookweek for Beginners is a Creative Commons licenced Wiki created by teacher librarians.

    The Book Chook is the blog of writer Susan Stephenson and each year gives good information on using the shortlisted books in the classroom.

    Mrs Mac's Library is the web page of Sharon McGuinness. It links to teaching notes for the shortlisted books, as well as providing teaching ideas and activities.

  • Friday 30 October 2015 is World Teachers’ Day when the Professional Teachers’ Council New South Wales (PTC NSW) recognises and celebrates the work of our teachers and the teaching profession.

    Recipients of the 2015 PTC NSW awards for Outstanding Professional Service to our teaching association will be announced on the day.

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