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What is S.T.E.M.?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. As part of Aaron’s work with the Trade Schools for the Future he is currently coordinating the involvement...
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The Arts Australian Curriculum

Thank you to Graham Cox (our Australian Curriculum support officer) who supplied the following resource via the blog on the Arts page. The resource...
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Revisiting Learning Design – Design the teaching and learning plan

This is the final post in the ‘Revisiting Learning Design’ series of posts. I hope that they have at least prompted you to think...
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Revisiting Learning Design – How do we engage, challenge and support student learning?

Engagement could be described in two ways, compliance engagement and deep engagement. According to David Price (Learning Futures Engaging Students, 2010) deep engagement encompasses the following: •...
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Dylan Wiliam Formative Assessment

As the end of term 1 approaches I thought was timely to remind staff of our commitment as a school to formative assessment and...
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Revisiting Learning Design – What evidence will enable us to assess the intended learning?

Designing assessment tasks that will allow students to address the Achievement Standards and content descriptors at an ‘A’ level is important. If we only...
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Revisiting Learning Design – What does the intended learning look like?

As teachers we need to have a clear understanding of what quality learning for any particular task looks like. We then need to be...
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Revisiting Learning Design – What do they bring?

Here is the second poster in my ‘Revisiting Learning Design’ series of posts. Understanding what our students bring in terms of understandings, beliefs, misconceptions,...
What is the intended learning

Revisiting Learning Design – What is the intended learning?

Here is the first poster in the ‘Revisiting Learning Design’ series of posts. Understanding what we are required to teach using the Australian Curriculum...
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Revisiting Learning Design

I thought I would take some time to revisit Learning Design. Our teaching lives are complex and time poor but it is important to...