Our schools are great places to work
As a pre-service teacher, you may be considering your options for future employment. Find out more about what a career with the NSW Department of Education can offer by visiting the 'Why work at education' page.
Our schools are all unique
Some pre-service teachers are surprised to learn that the NSW Department of Education meets the needs of our students in a range of different types of schools across the state. Our schools include:
- Primary Schools
- High Schools
- Schools for Specific Purposes
- Central Schools
- Environmental Education Centres
- Hospital Schools
- Distance Education Centres
- Intensive English Centres
- Secondary Colleges
- Connected Community Schools
- Virtual Selective High School.
At teach.NSW you will find further information about the varied opportunities for different types of teachers.
Teacher education scholarships support students, including Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, to graduate as teachers for NSW government schools in specified areas. Scholarships targeting pre-service teachers include the Public Education Foundation Scholarships and Scholarships for prospective teachers.
Go to teach.NSW to find out more about teacher education scholarships.
Setting up for success - 2023
A series of professional learning webinars focused on the graduate career stage of the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers.
Designing and leading your professional development
Video, presentation and resources available here
How to start differentiating your teaching based on student learning needs
Video and presentation available here.
How to differentiate the curriculum to meet student learning needs
Video and presentation available here.
Using student data to focus the pedagogical approach
Video and presentation available here
Behaviour and active student engagement
Wednesday 17th May 3.35pm-4.35pm
Video, presentation and active engagement resource available here.
Creating a positive classroom environment
Tuesday 30th May 3.35pm-4.35pm
Video, presentation, classroom organisation resource and classroom management checklist available here.
Preventing and supporting low level disruptive behaviour
Wednesday 14th June 3.35pm-4.35pm
Responding to challenging student behaviour
Tuesday 27th June 3.35pm-4.35pm
Literacy K-12 and available resources
Wednesday 26th July 3.35pm-4.35pm
Numeracy K-12 and available resources
Tuesday 8th August 3.35pm-4.35pm
Beginning Teacher Tech Guide and how to implement ICT to expand learning opportunities for students
Wednesday 23rd August 3.35pm-4.35pm
How to embed High Potential and Gifted Education into your teaching
Tuesday 5th September 3.35pm-4.35pm
Writing reports and working with parents for the first time
Wednesday 20th September 3.35pm-4.35pm
Open conversation about classroom management, differentiation and teacher well-being - Mentor Panel
Tuesday 17th October 3.35pm-4.35pm
Advise and reflections from Beginning Teachers - Mentor Panel
Wednesday 1st November 3.35pm-4.35pm
Strong Start Great Teaching
Tuesday 14th November 3.35pm-4.35pm
Our classroom environments are providing flexible learning opportunities for all of our students. There is a mix of online/remote teaching, face-to-face teaching and alternative learning opportunities across schools this year.
To help prepare you for your placement we are offering a range of professional learning opportunities.
Setting up for success professional learning series.
Session 1 video and presentation notes for organise classroom activities and managing student’s learning in an online learning environment .
Session 2 video and presentation notes with practical approaches to managing challenging behaviours and engaging students in an online learning environment.
Session 3 video and presentation notes for organise classroom activities and managing student’s learning in a classroom.
Session 4 video and presentation notes for managing challenging behaviours in the classroom.
Best practice example of a lesson plan with professional learning links for each lesson component. (Demonstrating focus areas for 3.1, 3.2,.3.3, 3.4 of the APST)
Best practice example to support the organisation of programming documents using One Note. (Demonstrating focus area 3.2 of the APST)
Dictionary of terms - actively use teacher talk and correct language to support student’s wellbeing - (Supporting focus area 1.6 and 4.1 of the APST)
Resources to support Pre-service teachers entering schools with high enrolments of
English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) students.