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iMasterclass - Exemplar Literacy Ultranet Spaces -Part1
Why would we look at Ultranet Literacy Spaces? What are the benefits gained from such Spaces for planning our curriculum?
This session shows how PLTs can work together effectively to unpack exemplar Literacy Spaces in the Ultranet identifying key elements that can be used as a springboard to support current curriculum foci

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  • NB/ MAKE SURE Open Office is OPEN prior to uploading ppt to Blackboard Collaborate Welcome everyone. I hope you’ve had an opportunity to grab a headset as it’s a great way to participate and also eliminates any feedback. Feel free to try out any tools and use the virtual whiteboard as we deliver the session. The session is supervised. All chat messages, including private messages are seen by all Moderators. The session is being recorded and will be published online in the iMasterclass Design Space - 139211104 . If you are sharing any resources please be mindful to avoid breaching school or student privacy policies or protocols.
  • The purpose of these sessions is to build an online community via these Blackboard Collaborate sessions and our Ultranet Design Space – iMasterclass. The Focus is on an effective PLT approach across a school using the 4A Planning Model as seen through our Comic Life cartoon PLT conversations that you’ll view later in this session.
  • ******Learning Intention and Success Criteria – Hattie “Visible Learning For Teachers maximising impact on learning” The 2 episodes on Exemplar Literacy Ultranet Spaces – Pt 1 & Pt 2 will reveal our strong commitment as eLearning officers to support ongoing improvement in the Literacy outcomes of all our students via online and offline digital content resources. Our focussed resources are found in some excellent pedagogically sound Ultranet Spaces created by some of our DEECD colleagues.   ******https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/web/support/module-5:- Student Collaboration and Learning Collaborative Learning is a place for student collaboration and learning. Web 2.0 applications can be accessed in the Collaborative Learning space supporting teachers to create opportunities which extend learning beyond the classroom. It enables students, their peers and their teachers to connect, communicate, collaborate and co-create new knowledge.   *******https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/web/support/4.5-what-could-design-spaces-be-used-for:- Participation and collaboration are critical ingredients in online professional learning. Being a member of a Design space does require a level of participation. This participation in an online community is demonstrated not only through the interactivity of sharing of knowledge through information exchange and professional discussion, but also through less obvious interaction like searching for content and adding to a common resource repository. Collegial collaboration is more than the sharing of resources. Collaborative learning requires a different perspective on learning theories, pedagogy and how knowledge is transferred.
  • Use the tools on the toolbar of the whiteboard – pencil, Text, Shape to indicate where you are located. This session is the 1 st in a series of 8 sessions beginning with 2 sessions on Exemplar Literacy Ultranet Spaces, followed by 2 sessions on Exemplar Numeracy Spaces, 2 sessions on Curriculum Planning enriched by eBookboxes and finally 2 sessions on eBookboxes and LearningTasks.
  • Text Tool - Share on the whiteboard What resources are you providing for your students in your planning? Are you using online resources to inform your curriculum planning and teaching of the content?
  • ********http://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/teachlearn/student/vlns/ultralitnum.pdf ********https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/web/support/3.2-plan-what-and-how-do-i-want-my-students-to-learn Teacher Planning can occur throughout the cycle- Our focus today, however, will be at thee Plan Stage. This phase involves interpreting the Victorian Essential Learning Standards and post-compulsory education and training to create a curriculum plan that has a clear focus on what is to be learnt, how learning will occur and how it will be assessed at a whole school level . Consideration is given to organisational structures and resourcing that account for student divers ity. What and How do I want my students to learn? The Ultranet supports teachers to implement a continuous cycle of curriculum planning and delivery. Teachers can readily collaborate within and across schools and share their curriculum planning Literacy data which is used to plan and deliver a more differentiated curriculum, informed by individual learning needs. Teachers can leverage their current literacy pr actices and utilise Web 2.0 tools for improved collaboration and communication . Teachers can facilitate collaborative learning using web 2.0 tools. Using the Content Teachers can search the Ultranet for digital learning resources to support the planned literacy activities
  • ********http://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/teachlearn/student/vlns/ultralitnum.pdf Effective Planning encompasses the questions:- What do you know about your students? What data will best inform curriculum planning? Why? – What do the students know? What do you want the students to learn? What? – What is essential for students to learn VELs? How (for, as, of) – What learning and teaching and assessment strategies will be used? ********* Curriculum Planning - http://www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/curriculum/default.htm ****************File Transfer - ultralitnum.pdf
  • What supports Teachers to make connections with what resources they already have? A template encompassing resources that are available that could be used at planning time prepared by DEECD Central Office in one of the eduSTAR programs, Visio, is available In Visio you can edit the document and then, if wanted, you can save it as a pdf or jpeg. What are the best tools to support my learning intention? How do I design and plan an engaging learning sequence? Edustar software Communication and Collaboration Tools and Spaces (WWW and Ultranet) Endorsed Content How will I monitor and assess my students and give them feedback? What options give me the best picture of student’s starting point and learning achievement? ****************File Transfer - Sec Curric Planrearranged.vsd Learning Experiences – **********www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/curriculum How will the ideas documented in the Planning to support Learning come alive for the students? What challenges need to be created to support learning? What are the most effective strategies to support learning? How will opportunities for assessment be explicitly incorporated? How will students be supported to monitor their learning? What access to devices do the students have to support their learning? (1 to 1)
  • **********https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/web/support/5.1-how-does-collaborative-learning-support-students-learning-together:- How does Collaborative Learning support students learning together? Collaborative Learning supports success in students learning collaboratively through the provision of access to quality digital content and Web 2.0 applications that enable collaboration in a safe and secure environment that is available anywhere, anytime . Any space that students are members of requires a Moderator. For spaces that you create and own, you are automatically the Moderator of that space. For spaces that students create, they must request a teacher to be a Moderator. The space will not be active until a teacher has accepted the Moderator role . Teachers and students are able to create and/or join spaces created by others. What strategies will you put in place for using Exemplar Literacy Ultranet Spaces to support your students with online learning? Collaboration is a social process that supports learners to collectively deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills . Collaborative Learning is about students connecting for a common purpose - to search for understanding, meaning or solutions, or to create a product to demonstrate or apply their learning. Research supports positive outcomes for student learning through collaboration as listed below: Students are capable of performing at higher intellectual levels when asked to work in collaborative situations than when asked to work individually (Vygotsky, 1978, cited in Bruner, 1985). Group diversity in terms of knowledge and experience contributes positively to the learning process (Vygotsky, 1978, cited in Bruner, 1985). Cooperative teams achieve at higher levels of thought and retain information longer than students who work quietly as individuals (Johnson and Johnson, 1986) Shared learning gives students opportunities to engage in discussion, take responsibility for their own learning, and thus become critical thinkers (Totten, Sills, Digby and Russ, 1991). Cooperative learning methods improve problem-solving strategies because the students are confronted with different interpretations of the given situation (Bruner, 1985) The changing role of the teacher - Success in collaborative learning relies on successful and sustained interactions between the community of learners and a teacher role shifting from a director of learning towards a collaborative, guiding, facilitating model. This has implications for how learning activities are planned, managed and realised with the focus more on process over product . Many of the skills presented in the diagram below are skills teachers use to manage face to face teaching. In an online learning environment, these skills are highlighted and can be developed through consideration of the e5 capabilities.
  • iLearn Literacy – 118111251 Our Favourite Books - 110066628 South Gippsland series :- Convince Me Persuasive Writing - 109915556 Entertain Me Narrative Writing - 112959923 Picture Me Picture Storybook Writing - 114942583 Tell Me How Procedural Writing – 112192535 Who Are You Biography Writing - 126936701 WMR Multiliteracies – 112765124 - Design Hume Region Literacy Space – 2042994 - Design
  • Go to either Collaborative or Design Space Click on Available Design / Collaborative Spaces tab Refine search if you want – Title ‘ WMR Multiliteracies ’ or Key word ‘ Literacy ’ – ‘ Open ’ Search Click JOIN – you have immediate access to the Space as a member Hint: Spaces with a large membership number, begin with ‘DEECD’ are often good to look at or key designers in Robyn Scanlon, Wendie Walker, Theresa Hsieh…… *******File Transfer - Literacy Digital Resources Strategy.docx
  • A whole-of-school approach to assessing the content of Ultranet Spaces delivers consistency and sustainability. ******* File Transfer - Exemplar Space Observation Activityv4 2012.docx
  • ******Application Share – !South Gippsland - Picture Me - Picture Story Book Writing - Wendie Walker - https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/c/portal/layout?p_l_id=114942590 ! i-Learn literacy – Robyn Scanlon - https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/c/portal/layout?p_l_id=118111258
  • We will allow time for you to read the PLT before we proceed to the next discussion. There are 4 slides for this PLT.
  • What have you learned? What else do you need to know? How can this translate into your classroom? Your school? How will you go about this? Who are the key teachers, teams etc? What is your next step or plan?
  • All our resources, 4 A Planners, powerpoints, session recordings are in our iMasterclass Design Space https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/portal/web/design/home?p_p_id=space&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=maximized&p_p_mode=view&_space_struts_action=%2Fext%2Fspaces%2Fview&_space_tabs1=Available+Design+Spaces&_space_tabs1TabsScroll=&_space_name=139211104&_space_orderby=2&_space_filterby=0&_space_orderByType1=desc&_space_spaceType=Design
  • If you are from a school in the Hume Region and would like support from our eLearning Team to assist the planning of a PLT or further follow up with Literacy resources to support your curriculum planning in your school for all of your teachers and consequently your students, then please contact either Libby, Brendan or myself, Gail, and we will schedule some follow up visits in Term 3. Next Week we would like to focus our episode on Exemplar Literacy Ultranet Space, Part 2 which will be a follow on from today’s episode. Next week will focus on: What key elements from Literacy Spaces in the Ultranet would we include in our curriculum planning? How can we incorporate these key elements into our everyday classrooms? The session will show how a PLT can work together effectively to share the key elements of Literacy Spaces in the Ultranet and decide on how they can be used in the classroom to support teaching and learning.
  • Literacy (Part 1 & Part 2) & Numeracy (Part 1 & Part 2) exemplar spaces – Part 1: What they are and why would you use them? Part 2: Literacy exemplar spaces uses in the classroom-taking the key elements of the spaces and putting into practice Curriculum Planning enriched by eBookboxes – Part 1: Why would we look at online resources such as eBookboxes? What are eBookboxes? How do eBookboxes support classroom curriculum planning? Part 2: What eBookboxes have been developed to support areas of the curriculum?; What is the common thread that underpins all eBookboxes?; How can I use an eBookbox to support my curriculum delivery offline and online for my students? eBookboxes and Learning Tasks – Part 1: What eBookboxes would I use for my students?; How can I import eBookboxes into Learning Tasks?; What are the benefits of Learning Tasks for my students? Part 2: How do I ensure the eBookbox activities suit all my students?; How do eBookbox activities meet the different cohorts of students within my class?; How can I modify, add and delete some of the activities? Are all activities assessment tasks?
  • I masterclasses series2 episode 1

    1. 1. title Episode 1 Series 2Exemplar Literacy Ultranet Spaces Part 1
    2. 2. Welcome to iMasterclass - Episode 1, series 2 Hume Region presents: Exemplar Literacy Ultranet Spaces – Part 1Brendan O’Brien, Gail Stanley and Libby Delbridge
    3. 3. Purpose of these SessionsThese online professional learning sessions will: Build a community of teacher/learners beyond your school Provide a framework for effective PLTsDevelop an effective process to evaluate online resourcesto support curriculum planning Provide confidence and skills in using Ultranet
    4. 4. The Learning Intention for today is...... The Learning Intention for today is...... How do I as a teacher know what exemplar LiteracyUltranet Spaces exist to support Teachers and PLT’s withcurriculum planning? The Success Criteria will include........1.I will be able to explain why I would look at exemplarUltranet Literacy Spaces for resources2.I will learn the benefits of knowing what exemplarUltranet Literacy Spaces are available3.I will be able to understand how a PLT can effectivelyexplore and consider the benefits of online resources tosupport curriculum planning.
    5. 5. Where arewe from?
    6. 6. Your current Literacy focus…. List 2 great resources you have used in the last 6 months in your classroom or year level?What resources are you providing for your students in your planning?Are you using online resources to inform your curriculum planning and teaching ofthe content?
    7. 7. Continuous cycle of curriculum planning and delivery
    8. 8. Continuous cycle of curriculum planning and delivery
    9. 9. What supports Teachers to make connections with what resources they already have?What are the best tools to support my learning intention?How do I design and plan an engaging learning sequence?What works now? - What devices do I have access to? - Edustar software - Communication andCollaboration Tools and Spaces (WWW and Ultranet) - Endorsed Content
    10. 10. What exemplar Literacy Ultranet Spaces have been created? South Gippsland Our Favourite BooksiLearn Literacy South Gippsland WMR MultiliteraciesDEECD eBookbox South Gippsland Hume Region Literacy
    11. 11. What exemplar Literacy Ultranet Spaces have been created?• iLearn Literacy – 118111251• Our Favourite Books - 110066628• South Gippsland series:-1. Convince Me Persuasive Writing - 1099155562. Entertain Me Narrative Writing - 1129599233. Picture Me Picture Storybook Writing - 1149425834. Tell Me How Procedural Writing – 1121925355. Who Are You Biography Writing - 126936701• WMR Multiliteracies – 112765124 - Design• Hume Region Literacy Space – 2042994 - Design
    12. 12. How to Search and Join exemplar Literacy Ultranet Spaces……..1. Go to either Collaborative or Design Space2. Click on Available Design / Collaborative Spaces tab3. Refine Search if you want – Title ‘ WMR Multiliteracies’, Space ID number ‘112765124’ or Key word ‘Literacy’ – ‘Open’4. Go to the Actions button5. Click JOIN6. After you have joined click on the title to open the space - immediate access as a memberHint:Spaces with a large membership number, begin with ‘DEECD’ are often good to look at or key designers in Robyn Scanlon, Wendie Walker, Theresa Hsieh……
    13. 13. A Tool to use to guide Literacy Ultranet Space exploration……..
    14. 14. Let’s take a quick tour……………….? South GippslandiLearn Literacy
    15. 15. Let’s view the next 4 slides on how PLTs can worktogether effectively to unpack exemplar LiteracySpaces in the Ultranet identifying key elements thatcan be used as a springboard to support currentcurriculum foci..via Comic Life discussions…………..
    16. 16. Let’s take this idea to our next PLT!Well girls I have been thinking I wholeheartedly agreeof our next steps for our PLT particularly to ensure that Yeah Gail, I think ourfocus for Term 3 and Ive what is being designed and staff are ready tobeen noticing that there have planned is an engaging assess the resourcesbeen some fabulous spaces sequence. Lets plan out acreated in the Ultranet to we already use and include some current proposed framework forsupport curriculum delivery! Space investigation and find tools to best support the learning intention out whats available and of a learning explore which resources can sequence! support what is working well! We also need to keep in mind what devices our students have access to when considering the content in these spaces!
    17. 17. So staff will need to know what’s I can’t wait to investigate them! good about ‘em! Let’s create a I’ve also found a series from framework to quickly guide what South Gippsland focussing on elements support our curriculumwriting Genre and special Themes. planning and strengthen teaching and learning. We must also include our very own Hume RegionMy mate, Gerry, Literacy Space as itmentioned that supports our core work sothere is a superb we need all our Team to i-Learn understand the wealth ofseries covering resources there.Themes, SubjectDomains such asLiteracy orspecialty areasfrom P to 12.
    18. 18. The Team will need time between Will I suggest thatthis PLT and the next to investigate each staff membera Space and then share their is allocated afindings and recommendations. This Space?can be the ‘away task’ and setting upfor the next PLT! Let’s try the observation template with one of the Spaces to see how effective it is in gathering the required information!This protocol template isstarting to resonate with me! Itwill really guide our members touse their planning timeefficiently in evaluating a Space.It will be a great record tocollect the resource informationto help inform the Team to planour Literacy curriculum!
    19. 19. Open microphone/Questions and Share-time……..Put your hand up to grab the microphone or type in the space below…… What have you learned? What else do you need to know? How can this translate into your classroom? Your school? How will you go about this? Who are the key teachers, teams etc? What is your next step or plan?
    20. 20. How to join iMasterclasses Design space...1. Join the Hume Region iMasterclass Design Space2. Go to Design Spaces3. Click Available Spaces tab4. Search by Space ID number (139211104)5. The space is Open access so click the Actions box and Join6. After you have joined click on the title to open the space
    21. 21. Away Task…………….. to build upon this learning what is the next step in preparation for – Exemplar Literacy Ultranet Spaces, Part 2Using the Exemplar Space Observation template –Investigate a Space and be prepared to share your responses next week.
    22. 22. Thank You!•Libby Delbridgedelbridge.elizabeth.n@edumail.vic.gov.au•Brendan O’Brien @brendanoobrien.brendan.p@edumail.vic.gov.au•Gail Stanleystanley.gail.d@edumail.vic.gov.au