NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships awarded

Monday, 1 September 2014 16:12pm

On Saturday 30 August, 22 teachers were awarded NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships across a range of subject areas and disciplines at Parliament House, Sydney. Media Access Australia’s Education Manager was among them.

Our Education Manager, Anne McGrath also works as an Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf with the Catholic Education Office, Sydney. McGrath was awarded the 2014 Premier's IOOF Centre for Educational and Medical Research Itinerant Support Teacher (Hearing) Scholarship by the Premier, Mike Baird, and the NSW Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli.

The scholarship won by McGrath involves a five-week national study tour and a visit to New Zealand next year, to conduct research into an area that will be of benefit to the profession and ultimately the students it serves. McGrath’s research topic is ‘Building teacher capacity in the use of captioned multimedia for curriculum access’.

Anne McGrath said, “receiving the scholarship is a great honour and offers me the opportunity to research best practice exemplars on a national scale, and to work towards the development of a best practice model in the building of teacher capacity. This will lead to improved captioned access to the Australian Curriculum for students who are Deaf or have hearing impairment, which is fantastic.”

Teach.NSW has shared the photo of all the NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarship recipients on their Facebook account.

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