Each scholarship provides teachers with $10,000 to $15,000 to pursue a five-week study tour overseas or within Australia.
Throughout the tour, teachers will be able to explore best practice in their chosen subject area to deliver significant outcomes for scholarship recipients, students, teacher’s colleagues and school communities.
Teachers will investigate subjects like the role of virtual reality in education, innovative technologies in languages, the impact of hearing loss on school-aged children, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said this scholarship program will help make our best and brightest teachers in the state even better.
“It will help teachers prepare their students for their futures in a time of rapid social, economic and technological change,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Education Minister Rob Stokes said the scholarship recipients would gain confidence and motivation to apply new ideas, new teaching methods and new technologies to their professional practice.
“These scholarships are a wonderful chance for exemplary educators to get the opportunity to further pursue their fields of knowledge. I encourage more teachers to put themselves forward for study opportunities next year,” Mr Stokes said.
The scholarships are open to all NSW teachers from government and non-government schools, preschools, and TAFE NSW Institutes.
Applications for the 2020 scholarship-funded study tour will open in early 2019.