As a starting point for South Australian teachers I suggest that you use the TfEL Framework Guide, TfEL Review Tools Handbook, TfEL DVD and TfEL Compass Online Tool as a starting point for developing you pedagogy.
Note: TfEL Compass tool can be found by logging into the Learn Link homepage and going to the links on the right hand side of the page.
Teaching for Effective Learning
Teaching for Effective Learning resources – TFEL Framework overviews/guide and Review Tools Handbook, TFEL Compass and leaders resource.
TFEL Compass Tutorial – Creating a survey
TFEL Compass Tutorial – Polar Maps
TFEL Compass Tutorial – Quality Tests
Assessment for Learning – Online professional development from Education Services Australia.
Learning Design (DECD) – Leaders Resource for Australian Curriculum and TfEL
Learning Design – an 8 post series outlining Learning Design
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) – Find work samples identify student performance at BELOW, AT and ABOVE the Achievement Standard relevant to your curriculum areas. This site houses a range of resources that can be used to support teachers as they implement the Australian Curriculum. The resources have been developed by ACARA after intensive work with a range of schools and teachers. The resources consist of illustrations of practice, work samples, connections to the curriculum as well as links to reports and relevant research.
Dylan Wiliam tips for changing practice – Wiliam’s shares some tips for teachers and school leaders who wish to change their practice.
Opening my door – How one teacher has used videos of her lessons to support her professional development. From the Teaching and Learning South Australia You Tube Channel.
Scoop.it! Have you seen a Scoop.it! web page before? If not take a look at the ones below. Scoop.it! is an online program that allows an individul to bring articles, blog posts etc from all over the Internet, generally about a specific topic and put them together in one place. An easy way to get all your professional reading on a topic without searching the Internet for hours. Maybe try out your own Scoop.it! searches.
- Digital Literacy – Education Scoop.it!
- Primary School Teaching Scoop.it! Want to keep up with current thoughts and ideas about teaching in a primary school?
- English Classes Scoop.it! upper primary/secondary
- 21st Century Arts Education Scoop.it! Interested in the Arts and technology or the Arts in general?
- Science Elemantary Scoop.it! Primary science.
- Secondary Science Resources Scoop.it!
- 21st Century Physical Education
Project Based Learning – Welcome to PBL-Online, a one stop solution for Project Based Learning! You’ll find all the resources you need to design and manage high quality projects for middle and high school students.
Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation TED Talk – an example of how powerful the internet can be as a learning tool.
Ken Robinson says schools are killing creativity TED Talk 2006 – Funny and thought provoking. “Creativity is as important as literacy”, “If your not prepared to be wrong you will come up with nothing creative”, Ken Robinson.
Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover TED Talk – If you teach maths with a text book is this a paint by numbers process robbing kids of a more important skill………
Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes. TED Talk – authentic learning, learning from mistakes – to always have the right answer never allows you to learn, information is everywhere.
Tim Brown on creatvity and play TED Talk – the importance of creative play. How do you encourage creative play in your classroom?
Dylan Williams: Grades – Watch the students verbal and physical reactions to the grades they recieve. The grade seems to be determining the students self worth which then forms their attitude to that subject. If we have to provide grades how can we do it in a way that supports the student.
Chris Lehmann TEDx 2010 – What our schools should be like. Passionate and thought provoking talk.
Will Richardson – A world of abundance, information and teachers are everywhere. What is the role of schools?
Domain 2: Create safe conditions for rigorous learning
Chris Lehmann – Creating the schools we need.
Do you think about how your classroom is set up? Build a community of learners
The classroom experiment lollipop sticks PART 1 – Does the hands up method allow for all students to learn equally? Support and challenge students to achieve high standards
The classroom experiment lollipop sticks PART 2 Support and challenge students to achieve high standards
Dylan Wiliam – The Classroom Experiment part 1. Dylan Wiliam – The Classroom Experiment part 2. In this two-part series, theory and practice meet head on as education expert Professor Dylan Wiliam sets up an experimental school classroom. For one term, he takes over a Year 8 class to test simple ideas that he believes could improve the quality of our children’s education. Great practical ideas.
Domain 3: Develop expert learners
Formative Feedback App – Students working with each other to improve using an iPad app.
In schools, self-esteem boosting is losing favor to rigor, finer-tuned praise – do you hand out fuzzy heart warming unearned praise?
Rethinking letter grades – promote dialouge as a means of learning not a single grade.
Predicting answers leads to deeper learning Foster deep understanding and skilful action
Domain 4: Personalise and connect learning
Stephen Heppell talks about social media in schools Part 1 – “Europe’s leading expert on online education and learning spaces” EduTech Future Schools, Australia, 2014
Minecraft in the classroom – using an online game to motivate and connect students
iPads for Education -What an awesome resource if you have an iPad and want to use it in the classroom! Victorian Department for Education and Early Childhood Development. Communicate and learn in multiple modes
Differentiated Instruction – a tip sheet. Build on learners understandings
Differentiation for high ability learners – wide range of reading and resources.
Blooms Taxonomy – Posters explaining verbs describing each of the 6 levels of Blooms Taxonomy (revised)
The Differentiator Blooms Taxonomy – quickly design tasks using Blooms Revised Taxonomy.
The Death of Monolithic Teaching – A blog post about Differentiated Instruction with useful video. Build on learners understandings
Do you consider the world your students are growing up in? Apply and assess learning in authentic contexts
Do you create authentic learning opportunities for your students? Apply and assess learning in authentic contexts
Ways to cater for students learning individualisation, personalisation and differentiation
Alfie Kohn on “Feel-Bad Education” – “In a progressive school kids are typically wrestling with real ideas, understanding ideas from the inside out, to think like scientists and historians ………” Apply and assess learning in authentic contexts