DER has facilitated classrooms to change from teacher centered to student focused classroom.
24 schools each received funding of $5000 to engage in a DER project of choice.11 schools chose to undertake an Action Learning projectVariety of focuses:21st century Library to support T&LKLA teams to develop KLA specific units of workTeacher and student mentors – use of Edmodo across school and classesTeacher mentors – teamIntegrated rich assessment task – local community focusTeacher mentors – all KLAs involved. All HTs involved
In-school DER Leaders – mentorsLead TPL in DER related activiitesWorkshops1:1 mentoringTeam teachingKLA specific resourcesFaculty leaders assist DER Leader
Teachers creating their own Laptop Wraps to supplement those in TaLe
Teachers are learning that students can produce great work using innovative ideas if allowed the opportunity!A cross curricular unit of work is achievable in a high school settingWhen students are challenged they do step upA lot of time/planning and commitment is required from staff to ensure success of cross curricular unit of workIssues involved in working across facultyStudents can achieve big things when given the chance.Although students had trouble transferring learned information into final product, they did better than we thoughtStudents rose to the challengeThe standard of some finished projects was excellent.Even most lower ability students produced a reasonable media report
Liked communication with other students within and beyond classroom – learnt from reading other students workCommunicate with other schools on school topic – white Australia policy – via Edmodo
Term 3 – KLA specific network meeting led by DER Project schools and leadersDER Executive Conference – Monday 5 September
Newton’s Laws Explained using Flash Animation – Kingsgrove High School
Kingsgrove High School• Year 10 Science class – Using Flash to explain newton’s laws.• Year 11 Studies of Religion – Audacity and Premiere Elements – major project
Caringbah High School• Faculty based teams – teacher mentors trained• History/English Year 10 class: – Edmodo (communication within class and with a school outside the region) – Glogster – posters – Dreamweaver – websites (Australia and the wars) – Freemind – mind mapping – Audacity – record narration – Premiere Elements – video editing
Caringbah High School• Weekly VC’s with Macquarie University• Use of LAMS by students to create their own learning pathway
New ways of learningYear 10 History work samples - websites
FOCUS ON TEACHING & LEARNINGCross faculty RichAssessment Task – Teachers teach their ScienceICT skills assessed subject content and give regular meaningful Context feedback on progress throughout the unit. Geography Literacy Numeracy ICT Skills Teachers assess their own subject outcomes and Assessment ICT skills assessed explicit feedback through the marking rubric task
More examples• Lucas Heights Community School – Mentoring by in-school DER leader – Cross faculty – Teachers developing KLA specific classroom resources• Menai High School – All Year 9 multi-media assessment task - Sustainability – open ended task – Use of Edmodo, blogEd, Audacity, OnenOte, Premiere Elements
Teacher Professional LearningDER Specific 4 Day Project Skills Workshops
The future?• Funding to support DER until the end of 2012• Sydney Region will be funded to provide support till the end of 2012• Funding available to schools for DER related projects in the next financial year.