Full course description
Date and time
Thursday 5 November 2020, 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are a kindergarten or foundation teacher within the Independent Sector, who either creates or utilises the knowledge held within a TLDS.
Term 4 is always one of heightened activity as those in the ECEC sector, and foundation classes within the primary setting, set in motion the pathways needed to support a child and their family transitioning into their next learning phase. This is not about school readiness, this is a time to celebrate, the strengths and stretches of the child who has attended your ECEC setting. Knowing the expectations of the TLDS documentation, and the often lived tension of utilising the Insight Platform to a) upload and b) download said document, we are facilitating an opportunity with VCAA to walk you through the platform and to have your questions answered. This session is just for the Independent Sector, and as such will be able to cater for the complex needs of our sector.
Working closely with the some 140 ECEC services attached to our 220 Member schools, we have become aware of the ongoing issues in utilising the Insight Platform in uploading and sharing the TLDS. Due to the pandemic, high numbers of children experienced long absences from ECEC services, making the transition processes more critical than ever before. Ensuring that what has been learned by the child is known and shared is critical. Supporting a welcoming environment for the child and family into their next learning phase of life is pivotal in establishing strength-based approaches in consolidating the working partnerships between ECEC services and schools. This session aims to support all teachers in building their capacity to use said platform, ensuring the highest level of optimal usage is availed to all.
- Enhanced working knowledge of the Insight Platform for kindergarten and primary teachers
- demystification of the working parameters of the Insight Platform
- identification of key questions needed to be asked of the Insight Administrator within your service/school
- an opportunity to explore the platform in depth
- strengthened working knowledge of what is needed at a service/school level.
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’.
Support and Implementation Manager, Digital Assessment Services | Assessment and Reporting Division, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority