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Initial Licensure Case Study: PRPIL makes more sense than grad school for Stephen Marks

Posted by Tribal Group on August 20, 2018

There’s not a straight line to Initial Licensure for teachers. Requirements to licensure can be difficult and time consuming to navigate which is why lots of teachers default to the grad school route. Yet for many, taking time out of teaching to go to grad school is simply not an optionThis was the case for Stephen Marks, now an Athletic Director at a large public school.  

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What five things should you be looking for in a reporting and assessment marking solution?

Posted by Tribal Group on August 16, 2018

Report writing, and assessment marking is all too often a time consuming and laborious process, especially if your software isn’t easy to use and hinders staff productivity; or if you’re using spreadsheets to keep track of students’ classes and marks. At best, your team is wasting time tweaking formulas and layouts to report and present the data. At worst, these methods can lead to substandard quality assurance practices, which could result in simple mistakes or a more serious loss of records if files are stolen or damaged.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Apprenticeship Levy tips for HR Directors: how to boost your training budget and demonstrate value

Posted by Chloe Payne on August 13, 2018

Q: When is a tax not a tax?  A: When it’s an Apprenticeship Levy!  All you need is an open mind, a splash of creative thinking and a few key insights from a fellow HR Director and you’ll be able to show your CEO exactly how you can use an Apprenticeship programme to save money (whilst having more budget than ever for training!).

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

Is it time to embrace enrolment enquiries at the start of the student journey?

Posted by Tribal Group on August 9, 2018

When education providers embrace enrolment enquiries at the start of the student journey, student data becomes an asset, rather than a headache.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

The role of data in improving the student experience

Posted by Tribal Group on August 6, 2018

With increased university fees, high living expenses, and the increased competition for graduate jobs; students are becoming more selective about where they choose to study, and this is having an impact on universities.

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Topics: Higher Education

Transferring apprenticeship levy funds: the benefits

Posted by Carla Martinho on August 2, 2018

Levy-paying employers have 24 months to spend their levy before it gets clawed back by the Government to fund apprenticeships at non-levy paying employers.So, for employers who started paying the levy on day one (April 2017), this means that the first month’s levy payment expires in April 2019.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

PRPIL: Alternative Licensure for when you want credit for what you already know - and don’t have time to take a ‘step back’.

Posted by Tribal Group on July 30, 2018

As you know, Massachusetts' teachers holding a Provisional license* are expected to advance to an Initial license during their fourth or fifth year of teaching. The traditional route to licensure (Route 1) requires grad school, intensive study and student-teaching scenarios. For some people, like Katherine Flynn, this felt like a ‘step back’. An experienced Special Educational Needs teacher, just three classes away from her Masters in teaching, Katherine started to research alternative ways to achieve licensure – quickly:

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Evolving Australia’s universities in an era of rapid change

Posted by Tribal Group on July 26, 2018

They’re the backbone of the nation’s tertiary education sector, however many Australian universities are in need of  fundamental change.

The processes and workflows that have supported their functioning for decades are no longer sufficient. If universities are to continue to effectively meet the requirements of students, some essential shifts are required.

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Topics: Higher Education

PRPIL: A fast and hassle-free way to achieve licensure when you transfer to Massachusetts

Posted by Tribal Group on July 23, 2018

Before his move to Massachusetts, Stephen Pettit had been a teacher for a long time. His route to teaching was a more unusual one. Despite having always wanted to teach, Stephen graduated from his undergraduate degree in the early 1970s and was advised not to go into teaching, because at that time there was a glut of teachers and no one was hiring. So he began a very successful career in the steel industry, working his way up over the next 30 years:

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Why schools should accept online payments and move towards a cashless ecosystem

Posted by Tribal Group on July 19, 2018

A recent report by Deloitte found that by digitising manual payment processes, Australian schools could redirect more than 2,000 hours of teacher and admin time towards learning outcomes per school.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years