How do we effectively make use of formative assessment strategies in digital environments? Recent investigation undertaken by Tasmanian education leaders in the US working with Dylan Wiliam, Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis and the Florida Virtual School suggests that there ought be no difference in pedagogy in face to face and online environments – but that technology provides us with affordances that make transformative pedagogies – such as formative assessment – more powerful, achievable and accessible, at distance and at scale when we utilise technology well. We will look at these learnings and then focus on how we are implementing transformative formative assessment practices in Tasmania through our new Canvas Learning Management System.
Capricornia School of Distance Education
A whole school literacy approach to upskilling staff and Home Tutors (P-12). Aligning with our school priority, ‘How do we successfully lift student’s literacy capabilities to meet or exceed year level expectations?’
How do distance education teachers meet the AITSL standards? SIDE’s Online Teaching and Learning capabilities have been mapped against the AITSL standards to provide a comprehensive overview of what we do as educators working in multifaceted technological education environments. SIDE has produced an interactive online map which demonstrates how distance education teachers working in complex online teaching contexts can meet and demonstrate the AITSL standards.
Capricornia School of Distance Education adopts a holistic approach to the educational requirements of students within the Alternative Learning Space, taking the multiple issues into account when developing the individual educational program for each student. The school and the locations of the sites currently utilise a Guidance Officer daily for mental health, social and emotional support as well as career counselling. In addition to the support of the Guidance Officer, the Alternative Learning Space team liaises frequently with other youth support services in the area to provide the complex case management required for the success of these students. Open this article for further details about this webinar.
In this Webinar we share how the Tasmanian eSchool primary teachers work together to deliver a dynamic blended learning curriculum. The students program incorporates daily online group live lessons, paper-based units and activity days.
This Webinar, ‘The Surprising Truth About What Really Motivates Us’, looked closely at the current climate of change in education. Using longitudinal research on employee motivation, the webinar examined three factors identified by the research in relation to the context of schools, teachers and leaders. Participants were invited to discuss their own experiences and observations around staff morale and motivation and consider potential obstacles in their practices and possible ways to overcome them.
This presentation focused on the development of NTSDE’s Online Learning Program for Senior Secondary Students. The webinar covered current processes being undertaken by staff to develop a coherent learning program for students that utilises integrated learning technologies, a whole school LMS template and Visible Learning pedagogy.
Neale Woods of the Distance Education Centre Victoria demonstrates a series of parallel Computer Algebra System (CAS) instructional videos, screen captures and document downloads he has created using the TI-Nspire CAS, Casio Classpad and Mathematica technologies. Neale also demonstrates the techniques he uses in structuring and creating the videos.