Full course description
Date and time
Friday 12 November 2021, 9.30 am to 3:30 pm
Online - a zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event.
This learning event is right for you if you are a Curriculum Leader at the primary and/or secondary level and/or tasked with conducting a curriculum audit.
The school curriculum is a statement of the purpose of schooling and it defines what it is that all students have the opportunity to learn as a result of their schooling. According to Robert Marzano (2000), the provision of a ‘guaranteed and viable curriculum’ is one of the factors that has most impact on student learning. The curriculum provides a necessary framework for decisions about the structure of the teaching and learning program at each level of whole-school, individual year levels and daily programs.
Questions commonly asked by curriculum leaders include:
- What level of organisation is most appropriate for curriculum?
- How detailed should the curriculum be?
- How do I engage teachers in the curriculum processes?
- What resources are available?
This one-day workshop will oversee the audit process, asking:
- What kind of audit? And how often?
- How might an audit be conducted?
- How do I engage teachers in the process?
- What are the expectations of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA)?
There will be opportunities for participants to contribute to the workshop, and learn from others across the independent sector.
“The school curriculum is a statement of the purpose of schooling. It defines what it is that all students have the opportunity to learn as a result of their schooling, set out as a series of learning progressions. Enabling students’ progress along this learning continuum is the fundamental role of teachers and schools.” Victorian Curriculum F–10 Revised curriculum planning and reporting guidelines
Curriculum leaders have a clear responsibility for ensuring that the curriculum is “guaranteed and viable” and in line with the government requirements.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Curriculum framework
- an overview of contemporary curriculum
- strategies to engage teachers in the curriculum writing process
- understanding of how and when to conduct curriculum audits
- tools and resources for auditing your school's curriculum
- awareness of expectations of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).
Aine Maher is an Ambassador for Independent Schools Victoria. She designs and delivers customised professional learning programs in the areas of curriculum, teaching and learning and leadership development. Aine is an accomplished presenter, a skilled communicator and, with expertise and experience in independent schools over many years, highly knowledgeable in her field. A dynamic networker, Aine has participated in a broad range of state and national advisory and representative committees giving her access to contemporary thinking and practice in learning design, organisational culture and leadership.