Local Languages: 13/11/2012, Behind the News Last week we told you how the government wants all kids to learn an Asian language. But there are languages much closer to home that some people think are just as important. As Tash reports, Australia has hundreds of Indigenous languages and some people are worried that if we don't keep teaching them they could eventually disappear. And there's a warning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers this story contains images of people who've died. NATASHA THIELE, REPORTER: These guys are getting ready for an important lesson. Yingjibarndi is one of more than 200 different Indigenous languages, which have been spoken for tens-of-thousands of years. Lynda is a Yindjibarndi Elder, she's also a teacher. JARROD: Hi my name is Jarrod. GIA: Hi my name is Gia and I've been learning Yindjibarndi language for three to four years. CORY: Hi my name is Cory and this is language map. So why is it important for kids to learn an Indigenous language?
Home | ACARA Aboriginal educational contexts :: Aboriginal Educational Contexts Welcome to Creative Arts K-6 About Creative Arts curriculum support Welcome to Creative Arts at Early Learning and Primary Education - Learning and Leadership. The Creative Arts Advisor provides support to teachers of Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts in NSW public schools. LIKE us on FaceBook so we can share ideas. Read the latest Creative Arts K-6 eNews Earlier Creative Arts projects Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus Learning in the artsLearning in the arts is underpinned by the belief that all students can learn the skills, knowledge and understandings from the content and outcomes of the syllabus. Teaching the artsTeaching practice in the arts is explicit and purposeful. Australian Curriculum consultation in New South Wales Artist in Schools MOVE PRIMARY: Art in motion MOVE PRIMARY: Art in motion is an online visual arts resource for primary teachers. MOVE PRIMARY is one of a suite of innovative resources we have created with Kaldor Public Art Projects to support visual arts. The importance of arts education
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A Love for Teaching: Fast Finisher Done Jar! I found the idea for a "done jar" on pinterest here and fell in love! Now that it is summer I have time to make my own! Save your peanut butter jars, that's what I used and they are perfect! Here is a list of some of the literacy fast finishers: 1. For the math ones I put a number 2 on the end of the sticks that would require a partner. 1. Hope that someone will find these ideas useful! Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Guided Math in First Grade I am hoping this post will help answer some questions I have been asked lately. But let me set us all straight because I am not an expert outside of my own little classroom. This is what works for me this year plain and simple! The breakdown of our math lessons goes as follows: 10 Minute Math Meeting (warm-up) (whole group) This varies daily, but the general idea is that students take out whiteboards and we work on a couple spiraled questions in test taking format. Math Mini Lesson (whole group) This is the targeted skill of the day/week. My itty bitty math focus wall holds the essential question, big idea, and some teaching visuals which help keep me on track for the week. To the right of our concepts I have my little guided math groups. I have 22 students. 5 groups of 4 or 5 students. I tried to zoom in for you so you can see what we do. Here's what our math journals look like: This was a day we did a circle map on making ten. Here she made 4 different ways to make ten.