HTA ‘Teach Meet’ PL Enormous Success!

The second ever ACT-HTA Teach Meet was a great success with so many pre-service, primary, high school and college teachers from all 3 sectors coming together to eat, drink and share their amazing lessons, games, excursions and units!  Everyone left with so many new resources, a MoAD goodies bag (thanks MJ!), and we celebrated Old Parliament House’s birthday together!

Financial Support for Interstate PL for financial, active members in 2020

Dear HTA Presidents and HTAA significant others

I just want you to know if you haven’t already heard via your HTA’s Twitter that I’ve been working as your/HTAA’s representative to AHA and with three members of its Executive to have a donation that Honest History made to AHA be earmarked to support one secondary History teacher’s ability to attend the AHA Conference in 2020 in Geelong. The sum available is $400 per year – to help cover the teacher’s costs of registration, transport and accommodation – and payable to the successful applicant upon completion of something they have promised to do within (3) months of the conference. The successful applicant will more likely be a teacher who would not have institutional or other financial support to attend.

The aim primarily is for the teacher to access the latest historical research as suits their or their school needs, although there are also ‘teaching History’ sessions’ (aimed, however, more at tertiary settings). Nevertheless, there is much to be gained from the whole conference experience for any teacher’s work but also including helping build positive understandings and relationships between secondary teachers and tertiary-based historians.

The AHA Executive members and I have worked on some suggestions of what the teacher might do, and the final list is what AHA approved.

A panel will assess all applications. There is a tight turnaround time, but apparently someone applied almost as soon as the first Tweet went out.

Credits to the AHA and Honest History for this opportunity.

The full scholarship details can be found here.

http://www.theaha.org.au/aha-honest-history-aha-conference-2019-teacher-scholarship/.

Do email me if you have any questions  rosalie.triolo@monash.edu

Best wishes

Rosalie   DR ROSALIE TRIOLO  Senior Lecturer   History Education / History of Education Education:  Monash University

Canberra Archaeological Society building links with Schools

What the CAS is offering regional NSW and ACT Schools:

    • Activities include a guided walk to the Old Lands End Homestead in Weetangera – at 10.00 am-12.00 noon on Sat 25 May: https://www.canberraarchaeologicalsociety.com.au/oldlandsendwalk.html
    • Offer by Canberra archaeologists to visit classes – topics include:
      • Indigenous studies
      • ‘long history’ of Australia
      • archaeology of contemporary societies
      • archaeology of European societies.

It’s great that Isabel Dunn at Weetangera PS is soon hosting a visit to her Year 4 class by ANU archaeologists.

Our team is very happy to provide a link role with Dr Duncan Wright of the ANU and his archaeology colleagues: Christopher.Kenna@cit.edu.au and/or Duncan.Wright@anu.edu.au.

It is wonderful to have such a valuable partnership offering to help bring our units of work and fieldwork to life with expertise!