Beth Dulin Loreto 5 2012

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Beth Dulin Loreto 5 2012

  1. 1. Beth Dulin Loreto 5Final Presentation
  2. 2. Aim of ProjectTo rewrite a compulsory syllabus unit in Year 8called the Independent Research Project.
  3. 3. Why this needed to be done• It wasn’t independent• How to make it independent and still deal with risk assessments and practical work
  4. 4. Syllabus
  5. 5. Australian CurriculumStrand- Science as human endeavour
  6. 6. What have I been doing• Two strands • Working with scientists in schools • Working on an independent technology based unit
  7. 7. Scientist in schools• Brendan Halliburton CSIRO• Visited Year 8 (twice), Year 10 &Year 11
  8. 8. Adobe Portfolios
  9. 9. Year 8 Particle pollution Prepared adobe portfolio to prepare students for Dr Halliburton’s visit in term 1.
  10. 10. Worked with them in Term 3 on particle pollution from PennantHills Road to show Year 8 “real” science being done and teachthem scientific method
  11. 11. Smart Board sequence• To allow students to work independently I developed a self paced smart board sequence• At many points allows students to go through red or green door.• Red door needs more help• Green door Ok can move on.
  12. 12. Portal
  13. 13. Did using technology,working independently anddifferentiating lead to anyimproved outcomes?
  14. 14. Part A Planning 2012 2011Mean 23/30, Mean 21/25,22 girls over 28, 27 girls over 24,6 girls less than 15 1 girl less than 12
  15. 15. Part B Doing the Experiment 2011 2012Mean 29/36, Mean 21/27,33 girls got more than 33, 23 girls more than 25,7 girls got less than 18 7 girls less than 13
  16. 16. Part C Testing Understanding 2011 2012Mean 17 ( 71%), Mean 20 (64%),10 girls greater than 23, 17 girls more than 2917 girls less than 12 11 girls less than 15
  17. 17. Overall marks 2010 2011Mean 72%, 9 girls over 90%,4 girls less than 50%, Mean 76%, 17 girls over 2012 90%, 4 girls less than50% Mean 62%, 33 girls over 90%, 3 girls less than 50%
  18. 18. Where to now?

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