The latest K-12 industry updates and media

  • September 25, 2015

    We recently attended DLTV Digicon15 and the CSA National Leadership Retreat, taking home excellent input and a bigger network of clients and peers. The DLTV Conference saw Tom March present on schools’ opportunities to assess whether their curriculum, teaching and learning management are ready for the next era of education, focusing on using the right technology platforms.

    We will also be attending the ACEL National Conference from 30 September to 2 October in Sydney. The conference aims to help educators sustain and renew their commitment to school leadership and the communities they serve.

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  • September 14, 2015

    Hobsons’ Principal Consultant, Tom March, featured in this month’s Education Technology Solutions Magazine. Tom writes about why technology has yet to transform classroom-based learning — despite there being more opportunity today than the world has ever known — and emphasises the need to reinvent ‘schooling’ and create the next era of education.

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  • June 1, 2015

    We are in gear to kick off our latest survey on the K–12 education sector. This time, we are looking into the use of technology in schools and how it impacts teaching and learning, administration and the wider community. Specifically, we are looking at this from the perspective of school leaders.

    Hobsons welcomes you to participate in our survey and contribute your thoughts. Upon completion of the survey, you will have the option to sign up to receive the final report.

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  • May 25, 2015

    The day-to-day education provided by schools should be driven by their core values with teaching of the same high quality regardless of the course or level. We are pleased to share with you a blog entry by Hobsons’ Principal Consultant, Tom March, who discusses how, by leveraging key components of a school’s curriculum, you can achieve consistent quality to produce six specific benefits that lead to continuous improvement.

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  • May 12, 2015

    NAPLAN has come to schools across Australia and this time more than a million students sat the test. As a company passionate about the K–12 sector, our own Tom March was invited to sit down with Education Review and talk about his view on the effectiveness of the national diagnostic test and how to improve its outlook.

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  • April 27, 2015

    We are honoured to spotlight Tom March, the Principal Consultant for K–12 Teaching and Learning. Tom has been contributing ideas for education — both online and offline — since 1994. At Hobsons, he works with the brilliant Edumate team to constantly improve the solution and bring it to the forefront of K–12 education.

    Tom is frequently asked to provide articles for publication and keynotes, facilitate workshops, consult with schools and design software. His current focus is on supporting the systemic change toward digitally enhanced personal learning — something Edumate is able to do. Read on to find out more about Tom’s invaluable experiences and repertoire in education and technology prior to joining Hobsons.

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  • April 8, 2015

    It is no secret that educational institutions generate huge amounts of data around learning and outcomes. It is also no secret that many schools feel overwhelmed by the volume of data, and feel ill-equipped with the time and or tools to properly analyse the data and leverage it in any useful or meaningful way.

    We are pleased to share with you this blog entry by Hobsons’ Senior Account Executive, Hannah Drover, who shares her insight into why leveraging analytics will drive personalised learning and improve student outcomes.

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  • February 3, 2015

    A guaranteed and viable curriculum is one of the most powerful predictors of student achievement, according to well-respected education researcher Robert Marzano (What works in schools: Translating research into action, 2003). Many governing bodies agree that effective planning and documentation play a significant part in providing a guaranteed and viable curriculum, and if you would not set out to build a city without a rock-solid plan… why set out to teach young minds without one?

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  • May 13, 2014

    The term “flipped classroom” is a term that has been trending over the past few years. The flipped classroom is a reversal of the traditional teaching method. Students first gain exposure to new material outside of the classroom (either by video or reading) and then once in class, students work on the harder tasks of assimilating knowledge and problem solving. Essentially work that would have traditionally been given as homework now becomes the focus of class time and the ’lecture’ is undertaken at home.

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