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School to-work workshop

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School to-work workshop

  1. 1. School-To-Work Workshop<br />STW Coordinators<br />Transition Advisors<br />
  2. 2. STW in 2010.<br />We began the process of explicitly linking STW and Office of Schools priority areas. 47 schools state that STW is part of the schools management plan- 2011 will be making those links stronger and more explicit across the school and its community<br />35 schools have adopted a Career and Transition team approach<br />WSR 11 trained Transition Advisers <br />26 schools used the Student Pathways Survey predominantly with Year 10.<br />
  3. 3. Reflections from the 2010 process<br />Projects / activities did not link project outcomes to STW plan or the schools management plan<br />Insufficient detail<br />
  4. 4. What is Action Research?<br />Action research can be described as a family of research methodologies which pursue action (or change) and research (or understanding) at the same time. In most of its forms it does this by:<br />using a cyclic or spiral process which alternates between action and critical reflection and  <br /> in the later cycles, continuously refining methods, data and interpretation in the light of the understanding developed in the earlier cycles. <br />Dick, Bob (1999)  What is action research? Available on line at http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/ar/whatisar.html<br />
  5. 5. Deals with your problems not someone else’s<br />Can start now or whenever you are ready and will give immediate results<br />Promotes the strengthening of relationships between staff<br />Provides schools with alternate ways of viewing and approaching educational questions and subsequently a new way of examining their own practices.<br />Action Research :<br />
  6. 6. Action Research Diagram<br />
  7. 7. STW Context<br />
  8. 8. Table Action Research<br />Choose a STW project to plan as a group using the Action Research Principles.<br />
  9. 9. Funding in 2012<br />Table discussion <br />
  10. 10. STW and the NSLA<br />Regional initiative is ‘Planning my Future’<br />Upcoming professional learning<br />WSR NSLA Wiki<br />STW and NSLA are intrinsically linked but not at the exclusion of other programs.<br />Alternate and compacted curriculums designed.<br />Mentoring programs continued.<br />Introduction of English Studies and Applied Maths<br />Flexibility of subject selection- ie; offering of 2 VET Courses<br />Investigation of pre-vocational courses available.<br />Expansion of the SBAT possibilities for students. <br />Establishment of 'transition' classes in Year 11<br />
  11. 11. Regional Initiatives<br />‘myFuture’ update<br />RuMAD?<br />WOW<br />IEA<br />
  12. 12. Social Media and STW<br />Some resources in addition to Scott’s presentation<br />http://edudemic.com/2011/07/social-media-education/ 10 best and worst things about social media<br />http://edudemic.com/2011/01/every-teachers-must-have-guide-to-facebook/ 10 yr olds guide <br />Get ideas.org.au<br />

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