National Curriculum,  Feedback, DeepThinking with bonus     Rich Tasks          Simon BorgertHT Maths Coffs Harbour High S...
A Higgs boson walks into a church. Thepriest stops the particle and says, "Wedont allow your kind in here." Undeterredthe ...
A Higgs Boson walks into a bar and askseveryone to take part in an act ofpenitence. "What are you doing?" asks thebarman. ...
Sorry.....
The National Curriculum          vs
What we do know.....• Not before 2014 implementation...• 2nd draft on BoS website• Curriculum Collaborations Working  Grou...
What do you think?  http://PollEv.com
An opportunity...To refocus on   • learning needs of 21st century   • the continuum of learning K - 10   • learning across...
Improving student            performance• If our aim is to improve student performance,  not just measure it, we must ensu...
What is feedback?
What is feedback?• Feedback is information about how we have  performed in relation to a stated goal.
What is feedback?• Feedback is information about how we have  performed in relation to a stated goal.• Feedback tells us w...
What is feedback?• Feedback is information about how we have  performed in relation to a stated goal.• Feedback tells us w...
What is feedback?In most Maths classrooms          or
How do you like your feedback?  Formative or Summative?
What is effective feedback?Effective feedback provides:• information about what happened or was  done• an evaluation of ho...
Principles of effective                feedback•   Is specific and avoids vague comments.•   Is varied in its method of ap...
When does feedback occur?• Feedback can occur at any point in the  learning cycle:   – while students are working on a tas...
Features of effective feedback• Acknowledges success and provides an  indication in several areas where improvement  could...
Effective feedback in action (1)• Teacher comments should focus on  improvement in future tasks.• ‘Comments like “Use para...
Effective feedback in action (2)• There is no one appropriate way of providing  feedback to students. Rather, the nature o...
Effective feedback in action (3)• peer correction can be an effective strategy• peer assessment/feedback needs practice an...
Effective feedback in action (4)• Some learning areas require ongoing and  regular student-teacher dialogue, with  feedbac...
Effective feedback in action (5)• When giving verbal feedback, use of a positive tone  of voice, with regular indications ...
Possible feedback strategies (1)• Work with students to ensure understanding of the  meaning and application of assessment...
Possible feedback strategies (2)• Develop agreed symbols for annotating student work,  to focus on improving work.• Where ...
Lamington’s anyone?Katie and her sisters, Julie and Sylvia, arrived home from schoolone afternoon. Katie was hungry so the...
Lets have a go at          deeper thinking...http://ed.ted.com/lessons/kevin-slavin-how-algorithms-                   shap...
or as a flipped lessonhttp://ed.ted.com/on/2Mrr8ODB
Some Rich tasks...• All available on my blog -• http://simonborgert.wordpress.com• Got any to share?
Where do the tasks fit?
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  1. 1. National Curriculum, Feedback, DeepThinking with bonus Rich Tasks Simon BorgertHT Maths Coffs Harbour High School
  2. 2. A Higgs boson walks into a church. Thepriest stops the particle and says, "Wedont allow your kind in here." Undeterredthe particle responds: "But without me,you cant have mass."
  3. 3. A Higgs Boson walks into a bar and askseveryone to take part in an act ofpenitence. "What are you doing?" asks thebarman. "Giving mass."
  4. 4. Sorry.....
  5. 5. The National Curriculum vs
  6. 6. What we do know.....• Not before 2014 implementation...• 2nd draft on BoS website• Curriculum Collaborations Working Groups / Forum• Impact of realignment?
  7. 7. What do you think? http://PollEv.com
  8. 8. An opportunity...To refocus on • learning needs of 21st century • the continuum of learning K - 10 • learning across the curriculum • differentiated learning • quality teaching • planning, programming & assessment
  9. 9. Improving student performance• If our aim is to improve student performance, not just measure it, we must ensure that students know the performances expected of them, the standards against which they will be judged, and have opportunities to learn from the assessment in future assessments. (Grant Wiggins, 2002)
  10. 10. What is feedback?
  11. 11. What is feedback?• Feedback is information about how we have performed in relation to a stated goal.
  12. 12. What is feedback?• Feedback is information about how we have performed in relation to a stated goal.• Feedback tells us what did or did not happen:
  13. 13. What is feedback?• Feedback is information about how we have performed in relation to a stated goal.• Feedback tells us what did or did not happen: – You were aware of where other players were positioned and made use of that knowledge when you had to dispose of the ball.
  14. 14. What is feedback?In most Maths classrooms or
  15. 15. How do you like your feedback? Formative or Summative?
  16. 16. What is effective feedback?Effective feedback provides:• information about what happened or was done• an evaluation of how well or otherwise the action or task was performed• guidance as to how performance can be improved.
  17. 17. Principles of effective feedback• Is specific and avoids vague comments.• Is varied in its method of application.• Uses models showing desired outcomes.• Shows a valuing of student work.• Uses marks or grades only some of the time.• Provides time for students to act upon advice.• Enables students to know how they will benefit.
  18. 18. When does feedback occur?• Feedback can occur at any point in the learning cycle: – while students are working on a task – while students are presenting a task – at the end of the task.
  19. 19. Features of effective feedback• Acknowledges success and provides an indication in several areas where improvement could occur.• Is accessible – must be able to be read and understood.• Students are made aware of the purposes of feedback.
  20. 20. Effective feedback in action (1)• Teacher comments should focus on improvement in future tasks.• ‘Comments like “Use paragraphs!” are useless – if I knew how to use them, I would have done so.’• Effective comments are clear, succinct and related to the specific learning intention.
  21. 21. Effective feedback in action (2)• There is no one appropriate way of providing feedback to students. Rather, the nature of the task and the context of the work in the particular learning area should determine the form in which the feedback occurs.• In some learning areas, moderate and focused praise is essential in building student self-confidence.
  22. 22. Effective feedback in action (3)• peer correction can be an effective strategy• peer assessment/feedback needs practice and teacher guidance• peer assessment/feedback helps make students more reflective of their own work.
  23. 23. Effective feedback in action (4)• Some learning areas require ongoing and regular student-teacher dialogue, with feedback to guide students through smaller key developmental steps.• In other learning areas, keeping the balance between feedback about content or knowledge and feedback about process is crucial as feedback often needs to correct key misunderstandings.
  24. 24. Effective feedback in action (5)• When giving verbal feedback, use of a positive tone of voice, with regular indications that the teacher is listening, enables the students to feel at ease and to be willing to actively participate in the dialogue.• Avoid damaging self-esteem – concentrate on the task rather than the student.
  25. 25. Possible feedback strategies (1)• Work with students to ensure understanding of the meaning and application of assessment criteria prior to their commencement of a task.• Use wall displays and checklists which identify what is being sought in the learning.• Give verbal feedback while students work on a task.• Model the standard of work required and frame feedback in relation to this.• Ask older students to maintain learning journals.
  26. 26. Possible feedback strategies (2)• Develop agreed symbols for annotating student work, to focus on improving work.• Where appropriate, use self-adhesive notes to give quick feedback, without devaluing the student’s work, especially in the case of major projects.• Encourage older students to write a learning intention at the outset.• Consciously focus on highlighting successes.• Use marks or grades sparingly, not constantly.• Make use of student self-assessment or peer
  27. 27. Lamington’s anyone?Katie and her sisters, Julie and Sylvia, arrived home from schoolone afternoon. Katie was hungry so the first thing she did was goto the kitchen to find something to eat. On the kitchen table was aplate of Lamington fingers along with a note from her mother:“Gone to the shops. Please share the Lamingtons with yoursisters. Iʼll be back soon.” Katie was so hungry that she quickly ateone-third of the Lamington fingers on the plate. A little later, Juliecame into the kitchen, found the note and the Lamingtons and ateone-third of the Lamingtons on the plate. Finally, Sylvia came intothe kitchen, found the note and the Lamingtons and, not realisingthat her sisters had already eaten, ate one-third of the Lamingtonson the plate. When the girlsʼ mother came home, she found 8Lamington fingers on the plate. How many Lamington fingers wereoriginally on the plate? How many Lamington fingers did each girleat? Explain how you solved the problem.
  28. 28. Lets have a go at deeper thinking...http://ed.ted.com/lessons/kevin-slavin-how-algorithms- shape-our-world http://ed.ted.com/lessons/one-is-one-or-is-ithttp://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-folding-paper-can-get-you- to-the-moonhttp://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-many-universes-are-there
  29. 29. or as a flipped lessonhttp://ed.ted.com/on/2Mrr8ODB
  30. 30. Some Rich tasks...• All available on my blog -• http://simonborgert.wordpress.com• Got any to share?
  31. 31. Where do the tasks fit?

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