DEC Scan Journal : Volume 36 Issue 2
2017 Volume 36, Issue 2 11 Contents Editorial Learning & teaching Research Share this Resource reviews Learning and teaching phases Catherine and Jaqui mapped out goals and timeframes to achieve each term and communicated with Year 6 teachers who grouped students into pods based on their talents and skills. Pods included a writing pod, illustrating pod and marketing pod. Each term a new pod joined the process. An online collaborative workspace, using OneNote Online accessed from the Department of Education portal, was created for students and teachers to collaborate and share ideas, track progress towards the term goals and set directions for future planning. Screen shot of collaborative workspace using OneNote Online Creating with ICT • use ICT effectively record ideas, represent thinking and plan solutions. Planning Initial planning involved writing a proposal for the principal’s approval. The proposal directly linked to Auburn North Public School’s: • strategic direction 1 of the school plan – to promote quality and innovative learning opportunities. • learner qualities of collaboration, creativity, communication, character, citizenship and communication (modelled on Michael Fullan’s ‘Six Cs’ and featured in Education PLUS). Education PLUS by Michael Fullan and Geoff Scott Assessment strategies: Assessment strategies for this project include: • pre and post test data on students’ knowledge of the writing process • engagement of the community at the inaugural ANPS book launch • the number of books sold to the school community. Syllabus links English outcomes EN3-2A composes, edits and presents well-structured and coherent texts • understand and use the key elements of planning, composing, reviewing and publishing in order to meet the increasing demands of topic, audience and language • plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704, ACELY1714). PDHPE outcomes SL3.13 Describes safe practices that are appropriate to a range of situations and environments. ICT capabilities Communicating with ICT • select and use appropriate ICT tools safely to share and exchange information and to safely collaborate with others.
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