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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Good to Great Schools Australia's Term 2 Oz-e-science release is all about Chemistry. GGSA has just released Version 2 of Year 4, 5 and 6 Chemistry with exciting new updates. Teachers delivering the program will be able to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]This article by Good to Great Schools Australia founder and co-chair Noel Pearson appeared in The Australian newspaper on 12 March 2021. Rather than letting teachers teach, states and territories are delivering social constructivist pedagogies that leave students behind. It...

Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA) implements its innovative and engaging science program in remote aboriginal schools. Coinciding with National Science Week, Hope Vale Mayor Jason Woibo will unveil their interactive Periodic Table display at the Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council on Thursday 20 August. The event...

The revitalisation of an Australian Aboriginal language in Cape York is at the heart of a series of videos launched on YouTube in March. The video tutorials are a powerful and timely tool for teachers who have recently had to adapt to catering for online...

In this interview, Professional Development Coordinator Sheri Wilkins talks about the innovative projects and effective teaching pedagogy she is involved with in her role at Good to Great Schools Australia. [embed]https://youtu.be/B5PM68Hwx8U[/embed] Innovative projects Primarily I've been working on the mastery-teaching pathway, which is a system of professional development choices that...

Members of the Guugu Yimithirr community are revitalising their ancient language by making tutorial videos on YouTube. The videos feature native speakers of Guugu Yimithirr, such as former schoolteachers Nanny Pearl Deemal, Cheryl Cannon and Dora Gibson. There are three types of video tutorials: storytelling, situational or...