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Lena Arena Project Coordinator, DER Sydney Region [email protected] Year 10 History class – Caringbah High School. Action Learning Project. 11 schools engaged in Action Learning Projects. Over 80 teachers involved. In-school DER Leaders.

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Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

Lena Arena

Project Coordinator, DER Sydney Region

[email protected]


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

Year 10 History class – Caringbah High School


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

Action Learning Project

11 schools engaged in Action Learning Projects

Over 80 teachers involved


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

In-school DER Leaders

13 schools with in-school DER Curriculum Leaders

Over 18 in-school DER Curriculum Leaders


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

What’s Happening?


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

Newton’s Laws Explained using Flash Animation – Kingsgrove High School


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


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

Student Engagement

Student Learning – Student Work Samples


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

Curriculum Content

Innovative use of Technology


Caringbah high school

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


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Caringbah High School

  • Creating and filming documentaries

  • Weekly VC’s with Macquarie University

  • Use of LAMS by students to create their own learning pathway


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

New ways of learning

Year 10 History work samples - websites


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

Task Focused


Focus on teaching learning

FOCUS on Teaching & Learning

Cross faculty Rich Assessment Task – ICT skills assessed

Teachers teach their subject content and give regular meaningful feedback on progress throughout the unit.

Skills

Teachers assess their own subject outcomes and explicit feedback through the marking rubric

ICT skills assessed


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

Pedagogy enriched by technology integration


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

What technology is being used by schools?


Penshurst girls high school

Penshurst Girls’ High School

  • All Year 9 History task

  • Original task adapted to include use of technology and DER netbooks

  • The Depression – students use webcam to video their speech about life in the Depression

  • Student engagement in task – even students who usually not engaged in completing tasks

  • Quality of student work very pleasing


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Penshurst Girls’ High School

  • Adobe Portfolio distributed to students

    • Task

    • Task scaffold

    • Instructional videos on use of webcam

    • Marking criteria

  • Teacher created work sample


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Penshurst Girls’ High School


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

In-school DER Leaders


More examples

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


More examples1

More Examples

  • Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design

    • Team of mentors

    • Allocated professional learning afternoons

    • Choice of content

    • Beginner group

    • Sharing experiences/resources at end of program


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

Teacher Professional Learning

DER Specific 4 Day Project

Software Skills Workshops


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

What teachers are learning


Student voice what students are saying

STUDENT VOICE …what students are saying...


Lena arena project coordinator der sydney region carmelina arena det nsw au

Coming…


The future

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.


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