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Student engagement report reinforces current education reform agenda 220KB PDF 
4:00PM Monday, 6 February 2017
The new Grattan Institute report on student engagement in schools has called for wide-ranging integrated education reforms, most of which are currently being addressed by the Australian Government, through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

Summit launches network of nationally certified teachers to promote expertise - Media Release 112KB PDF 
9:00AM Friday, 11 March 2016 
Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) Summit, 11-12 March in Adelaide. Almost 150 of Australia’s top teachers have collectively committed to sharing their expertise to enhance the quality of teaching and learning across the nation.

Hattie welcomes funding to improve teacher education - Media Release 126KB PDF 
9:30AM Friday, 8 May 2015 
The Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, Professor John Hattie, has welcomed today’s announcement of additional funding for the Institute to implement reforms to teacher education. 

AITSL welcomes release of TEMAG report - Media Release 81KB PDF 
10:00AM Friday, 13 February 2015 
The Australian Government has released the report of the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) and the Government’s response. 

Initial Teacher Education: Data Report - Media Release 70KB PDF 
7:00AM Monday, 3 November 2014 
Initial teacher education: data report 2014 presents facts about initial teacher education programs, applicants, students and graduates Australia-wide from 2012.  

Creatively engaging students with maths and science - Media Release 76KB PDF

6:00AM Wednesday, 18 September 2013
A new suite of dynamic online resources has been launched to help teachers stimulate interest and engagement in mathematics and science among Australian school students.

Asia Literacy and Teaching Workforce - Media Release 66KB PDF
8:00AM Tuesday, 13 August 2013
As the Asian Century unfolds, a key driver of Australia’s successful engagement with the region will be the creation of an education workforce that can cultivate Asia literacy with all young Australians.

High Expectations for New Teachers - Media Release 65KB PDF
10:00AM Thursday, 1 August 2013
Education Ministers have agreed to publish Year 12 study scores that indicate students entering initial teacher education programs have the literacy and numeracy skills to succeed in their studies and in their teaching careers. 

The Learning Collective 2013 - Media Release 82KB PDF
01:00PM Friday, 26 July 2013
The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) is proud to host The Learning Collective, a dynamic professional learning event that will bring together engaging speakers and outstanding teachers and school leaders from across the country to collaborate on their key education issues.

Supporting our teachers of tomorrow - Media Release 86KB PDF
03:30PM Monday, 27 May 2013
An innovative online teacher professional learning program has been released to enhance the skills and knowledge of practising teachers to provide support to preservice teachers on professional experience placements.

Evaluation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers - Media Release 76KB PDF
10:00AM Monday, 13 May 2013
Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), Anthony Mackay, has today announced the commencement of an evaluation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Insights in to Initial Teacher Education - Media Release 69KB PDF
03:00PM Friday, 10 May 2013
The new Initial Teacher Education: Data Report compiled by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has brought together key information on initial teacher education (ITE) that was formerly only available from a diverse range of locations.

Certification and the Framework 42KB PDF
03:00PM Friday, 27 April 2012
Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), Mr Anthony Mackay, welcomed the release by the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC) of the Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers: Principles and processes.

2012 Australian Awards for Outstanding Teaching and School Leadership Media Release 102KB PDF
10:00AM Thursday, 23 February 2012
Mr Anthony Mackay, Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), welcomed the opening of nominations for the 2012 Australian Awards for Outstanding Teaching and School Leadership today by the Hon Peter Garrett AM MP, Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth.

Professional Learning Convention Media Release 101KB PDF
1:00PM Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Anthony Mackay, Board Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), applauded the findings of the most recent Grattan Institute report that attributed much of the success of east Asia school systems a relentless practical focus on effective learning and the creation of a strong culture of teacher education, collaboration, mentoring, feedback and sustained professional development. “This is what the AITSL Professional Learning Convention is all about,” he said.

Promoting a Australian Professional Learning System Media Release 65KB PDF
9:00AM Friday, 28 October 2011
In Melbourne today, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) will release a draft Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders, endorsed by all Ministers of Education, for national consideration and conversation. 

Nationally consistent teacher registration Media Release 62KB PDF
3:00PM Friday, 14 October 2011
The decision on teacher registration is an important feature of the national focus on further improving teacher quality. It means that across Australia provisionally registered teachers will provide evidence, against a set of seven standards, that they are proficient practitioners in order to become fully registered. “This is an important step in protecting and strengthening the quality of the profession and building the confidence of the community.” Anthony Mackay, Chair, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. 

AITSL Awards Media Release 185KB PDF
9:00AM Friday, 14 October 2011
"The Australian Awards for Outstanding Teaching and School Leadership provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the nation’s most talented, innovative and inspirational school teachers and leaders.” Anthony Mackay, Chair, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

AITSL Initial Teacher Education Media Release 94KB PDF
4:30PM Friday, 15 April 2011
"Learning to teach well is a career-long endeavour, but at its core is a strong theoretical and practical preparation. Learning to teach well is intellectually demanding, it takes time, and it needs Australia’s most able and well-prepared people." Mr Anthony Mackay, Chair, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

New national awards for outstanding teaching and school leadership Media Release 99KB PDF
4:00PM Friday, 08 April 2011
“Teaching is an exhilarating profession as well as being an enormous responsibility. Teachers and principals get to influence the lives of others and shape the future of this nation. These awards will recognise and share the experience and expertise of the very best of the profession, and aim to inspire others both within and outside of the profession.” Mr Anthony Mackay, Chair, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

New professional standards for teachers Media Release 96KB PDF
12:00PM Wednesday, 09 February 2011
"Teachers have a vital role in shaping the future for all young Australians. They impart knowledge and skills; they act as leaders and models. Importantly, for the first time in Australia we have nationally consistent benchmarks." Mr Anthony Mackay, Chair, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership