World Teachers' Day will be celebrated in Australia this Friday 25 October. The day is an opportunity to acknowledge the significant contributions all staff in our schools and offices make, each and every day in support of the learning and wellbeing of our students but particularly the important role teachers play in shaping the next generation.
“Like never before, our young people need teachers and advocates who are women and men of hope, enthusiasm and life. That is the underlying call for the schools of our Diocese” — Peter Turner, Director of Schools
To celebrate, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has launched an exciting campaign to encourage the community to engage with teachers across Australia and to promote the value of the profession to those who are part of it, those who value it, and those who aspire to join it. The theme of the campaign is 'Teaching A Bright Future'.
The focus is on the #brightfuture of the profession for ‘new teachers’ (pre-service teachers and early career teachers starting their career). They also celebrate the role experienced teachers play in both the classroom and supporting early career teachers on their teaching journey.
Other initiatives include:
- #HattieChat: On Thursday 24 October (tonight) there will be live Twitter Q&A session with AITSL’s Chair, Laureate Professor John Hattie from 5.30pm–7pm (AEDT)
- Social media campaign: A social media campaign commenced on 5 October encouraging people to post a selfie in their sunglasses to show their support for the of teaching and add a World Teachers’ Day frame to their Facebook profile photo
- Teacher stories: AITSL are sharing stories of teachers from different systems, sectors and at different stages of their teaching careers.