AADES is the peak professional organisation in Australasia representing school level distance education

AADES was formed in 1993 and currently has in excess of 1200 members in all Australian states and New Zealand
The Surprising Truth About What Really Motivates Us 
This Webinar, ‘The Surprising Truth About What Really Motivates Us’, looked closely at the current climate of change in education. Using research on employee motivation, the webinar examined three factors identified by the research in relation to the context of schools, teachers and leaders. Participants were invited to discuss their own experiences and observations around staff morale and motivation and consider potential obstacles in their practices and possible ways to overcome them.
A recording of the webinar can be accessed through the webinar section of this site.
NSW - Supporting Language Learning in Rural and Remote Areas
Aug 14, 2017
The NSW School of Languages has been working on a trial with two remote NSW schools to support the learning of languages in schools where it is difficult to find qualified language teachers. The trial has involved Indonesian teachers Danielle Elvy and Ida Harsojo connecting with between 17-30 students via Adobe Connect and or Skype for live sessions supported with online learning via Moodle. Danielle also visited the schools to run incursion days. Read more about the trial here.
NSW - Southern Cross School of DE's young composer Tilly Jones and the ACO's Move Program
Aug 10, 2017
Tilly is an exceptional young woman from rural NSW who has a passion and love for music and composing. A Year 9 Southern Cross School of Distance Education, Tilly studies a full pattern of study whilst taking additional lessons at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium. She speaks French and Auslan at home with her foster siblings. Tilly is diagnosed with multiple disabilities including cerabal palsy. Tilly and and her carers see what she can do, rather than what she cannot. She is currently in France for six months continuing her studies with Southern Cross School of Distance Education whilst she travels. This article tells the story of Tilly's involvement with the Australian Chamber Orchestra's Move Program.
QLD - Increasing Physical Activity with the KM Club at Charleville SDE
Aug 8, 2017
Charleville School of Distance Education has created the 'Kilometre Club' as a competition that runs between the school's two sporting houses Kanyanna and Narungi. The program encourages students to engage in and track physical activity, gain points for their house and earn 'brag tags'.
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