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  • Focus in this presentation on Mathematics eBookboxes. eBookboxes under development in LOTE, English and Science – all level 5 and first will be available in term 3. Details have and will be provided in bulletins and circulars. Some small differences but same look and feel - same conceptual and design approach. Also VCE eBookboxes – VCE Biology the first - is up in the VCE eBookbox design space.
  • VELs Level 5 complete set available shortly VELS level 4 and 6 eBookboxes in development – six eBookboxes planned for term 3 Elaborated eBookboxes are sequenced, with detailed teacher notes and contain non-digital as well as digital resources. Only two elaborated eBookboxes developed to date – Computation and Equivalence. Standard eBookboxes contain a wider range of digital resources but they are not sequenced, have only brief teacher notes. Teachers need to select, sequence and supplement them with non-digital resources.
  • Video tour of a standard eBookbox in Design Space.
  • Each box is organised around key concepts in maths. The map shows the connectedness of the eBookboxes through vertical and horizontal linkages. Informed by research based developmental maps.
  • eBookboxes bring together and integrate key support material for teachers such as e5, the Mathematics Developmental Continuum P-10, SNMY project, Assessment for Common Misunderstandings and many others which can be found on the DEECD website.
  • Diagnostic tasks provide information about where students are at within a particular area. Using this and student data from within the Ultranet teachers can plan to support students - teachers can assign different learning tasks to different students from one or more eBookboxes
  • Integrating online maths journals in each eBookbox for student reflection. Teacher notes provide advice on collaborative learning, discussion and reflection for many learning activities. Ultranet tools make it possible for students to collaborate on their learning in an online environment such as setting up a class blog or wiki in Collaborative Learning Space- this hasn’t been available before. Here is an example of a Blog set up in Collaborative Learning Space from Mt Eliza Secondary College.
  • DEECD has purchased Young Digital Planet (YDP) content, Wolfram Mathematica, Mathletics resources – integrated into eBookboxes.
  • Teachers may be using/adapting elaborated eBookboxes They may be using standard eBookboxes They may be doing a mix of the above They may be supplementing eBookboxes with existing curriculum or vice versa……
  • Only two maths boxes elaborated. Aim to provide wider range of elaborated boxes. Premissed on teachers being best placed to do this task. All Regional Directors have received information regarding this process.
  • Each table should discuss and list all the positive, negative and interesting elements (or implications) that relate to supporting schools to use/elaborate the Maths eBookboxes Each group selects one item from each column to share with the rest of the group
  • Ebook boxes

    1. 1. Supporting teachers to embed Mathematics eBookboxes into their practice Presenters: Dora Warlond Cara McCarthy
    2. 2. <ul><li>What is this session about? </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the Mathematics eBookboxes </li></ul><ul><li>Key design aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting teachers and teacher networks </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Mathematics eBookboxes </li></ul><ul><li>In Design Space and Learning Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>VELS Level 5 – complete set available shortly </li></ul><ul><li>VELS Level 4 and Level 6 – in development </li></ul><ul><li>Elaborated and standard eBookboxes </li></ul>
    4. 4. eBookboxes in the Ultranet
    5. 5. Key Design Aspects of the eBookboxes <ul><li>Connections and coherence - structured by key concepts (work against isolated, topic-based units) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Key Design Aspects of the eBookboxes <ul><li>Pedagogical content knowledge – research, DEECD initiatives and existing support materials </li></ul>Online Interviews - Mathematics and Fractions / Decimals Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years (SNMY) Assessment for Common Misunderstandings
    7. 7. Key Design Aspects of the eBookboxes <ul><li>Flexibility, collaboration and sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers share ideas in the Design space </li></ul><ul><li>The elaborated boxes can be used as is or adapted </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers elaborated boxes as a template to develop their own boxes from standard boxes </li></ul><ul><li>Reflects what we know about learning maths </li></ul>
    8. 8. Key Design Aspects of the eBookboxes <ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul>
    9. 9. Key Design Aspects of the eBookboxes <ul><li>Students as active and collaborative learners </li></ul>Teachers can set up a Collaborative Learning Space. Students can use a: Class Blog Class Wiki Maths Journal Teachers can also set up Discuss or Journal items in Learning tasks
    10. 10. Key Design Aspects of the eBookboxes <ul><li>Using quality digital resources </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Supporting all teachers to embed the use of eBookboxes into their practice </li></ul><ul><li>Working with teaching and learning coaches and primary mathematics specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Maximising the capabilities of the Ultranet - eBookboxes, teaching and learning cycle… </li></ul><ul><li>Quality blended teaching and learning… </li></ul>
    12. 12. Supporting teachers involved specifically in regional/network elaboration process <ul><li>Aim to provide wide range of elaborated eBookboxes as endorsed content for all teachers to access </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers best placed to elaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement of all regions and networks in terms 3 and 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Regions select schools/networks </li></ul><ul><li>Ultranet coaches identified as key support personnel </li></ul>
    13. 13. Focus <ul><li>Sequence, select from and supplement digital resources with non-digital resources, add teacher notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit as endorsed content </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and share significant expertise in developing quality, blended learning and teaching sequences </li></ul><ul><li>Exemplify ongoing collaborative development across and within schools </li></ul><ul><li>Gain public recognition as the author if the elaborated eBookbox is published as endorsed Ultranet content </li></ul>
    14. 14. Support from central office <ul><li>Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Templates, sample materials, outline process and quality criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Briefing for networks and coaches/specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Design space for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing support (face to face, elluminate sessions) </li></ul>
    15. 15. P lus ,M inus ,I nteresting Supporting teachers to use/elaborate eBookboxes P M I
    16. 16. Thank you email addresses: [email_address] [email_address]

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