Full course description
Date and time
Thursday 13 October 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
This learning event is right for you if you are a Science Faculty/Department, a Director of Teaching and Learning or Pedagogy Leader.
To support the conceptual understandings needed in the revised and refined Australian Curriculum this full day session will spotlight the use of the Achievements Standards in alignment to, and in support of, the Content Descriptors. The workshop will take a high-level cognitive approach drawing upon several mapping tools that can be used within your school context to start the dialogue of assessment and moderation of the Australian Curriculum. This is an opportunity to take a deeper dive into Science, unpacking the rationale and how this subject area is linked to the General Capabilities.
We will be further supported in our thinking and exploration of the Australian Curriculum by the Science Leader from ACARA. The final part of the day is protected time to unpack your thinking in how you will take this back to your school to ensure a vertical and horizontal curriculum is achieved from Foundation to Year 10.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Curriculum framework
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Teaching and learning
- strategies to support teachers in teaching and assessing Science within the Australian Curriculum
- ways support teachers to align their teaching and assessment practices
- development of a starting point and access to mapping tools
- ways to navigate the revised Australian Curriculum Website.
Helen has worked in the educational field for some 28 years. She has developed professional learning opportunities in the areas of curriculum design, differentiation, professional learning communities, literacy and numeracy and artistic learning strategies, and is a trained Cognitive Coach. Prior to entering the primary and secondary areas, Helen worked extensively as an early childhood practitioner predominately in low socio-economic areas and multicultural communities. Helen has completed her Master’s in Education by research and is now completing her Doctoral studies in ‘collective efficacy in education’.
Simon Collier is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working with teachers in both primary and secondary education. He is skilled in Digital Technologies, Science Education, Curriculum Development, and School Leadership.