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SLAV Conference. Jennifer Hall BSSC Library Coordinator 17 March 2005. Overview. Designing curriculum Researching Together : Engaging Minds Delivering curriculum Partnerships in action Teacher Librarian, classroom teacher and students using R2gether. Research Challenge.

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SLAV Conference

Jennifer Hall BSSC Library Coordinator

17 March 2005


Designing curriculum

  • Researching Together : Engaging Minds

    Delivering curriculum

  • Partnerships in action

  • Teacher Librarian, classroom teacher and students using R2gether

Research challenge
Research Challenge

Very conscious of being aware of emotional intelligence when students are completing a research task

- how do they feel about the task at each stage

- what concerns do they have when working individually and in groups

- when is intervention important?

Recognising the Research Challenge is always our important consideration.

Collaborative planning
Collaborative planning

Current research indicates that information literacy skills should be taught in conjunction with related subject matter as part of the teaching unit. This can be done with classroom teachers and teacher librarians working together in developing such units.

- interdisciplinary skills/personal learning


A learning and teaching resource which guides teachers through theoretical knowledge and practical examples to support information literacy and promote a knowledge sharing culture, where the whole school community can work together as learning partners.

Polt pedagogy
PoLT Pedagogy

Learning Environments building positive relationships, student’s self confidence and risk taking ability, including emotional security to challenge and support students to confidently explore different ideas and pathways

Polt pedagogy1
PoLT Pedagogy

For teachers to identify and evaluate information literacy skills for each learning task to promote and encourage self directed learning and motivation

In practice
In practice…

Research Formats provide the intellectual scaffolding to implement inquiry learning, information literacy, ICT and thinking curriculum strategies.

Endangered Animals – wwwlinksEndangered Animals– Information Process FormatEndangered Animals – Research Inquiry Format

Polt pedagogy2
PoLT Pedagogy

  • Development and implementation of thinking skills, questioning techniques and evidence based practices to challenge and support student thinking and skill application

  • For teachers to work in partnership to plan, teach and evaluate learning tasks to provide a supportive and productive learning environment to engage learners

In practice1
In practice…

Planning Templates for teachers and students

Polt pedagogy3
PoLT Pedagogy

  • Student’s learning styles and thinking skills to challenge and support students to question, investigate, create, problem solve and reflect

Polt pedagogy4
PoLT Pedagogy

Student’s Technology experiences which mirror contemporary real world practices

In practice2
In practice…

Information Skills Checklistfor students to reflect on their skill and knowledge in terms of information literacy

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PoLT Pedagogy

  • Student’s readiness, skills and understandings before and after instructional intervention ensuring frequent feedback, explicit assessment criteria and encouragement of reflection and self assessment

  • For teachers to provide evidence of instructional intervention and to ensure assessment tasks are an integral part of the learning environment

In practice3
In practice…

Evidence based practicestrategies to assist in measuring the impact of instructional intervention on student achievement.


Staff and student feedbackReporting

Polt pedagogy6
PoLT Pedagogy

For teachers to create a knowledge sharing culture using the Intranet, www and ICT publications to connect and share with real world communities and educational environments beyond the local classroom setting

In practice4
In practice…

  • Knowledge Sharing which provides a wealth of practical tools to develop learning and teaching strategies and extend professional development.

Opportunities for students
Opportunities for students


  • Improved student results

  • Students more challenged and focused with an independent learning approach

  • Information literacy skills addressed for continued learning

  • Improved their knowledge and skills of the research process

  • Improved their ability to analyse and synthesise information

  • Developed their ICT skills and knowledge of an online learning environment

Opportunities for teachers
Opportunities for teachers


  • Provided an opportunity to plan a research activity with the library that could engage and extend the student

  • Provided an opportunity to plan a variety of learning and teaching strategies which addressed learning styles and student interest

  • Improved staff knowledge of information literacy skills

  • Increased staff confidence in using ICT

  • Provided an impetus to tackle an online activity where previously there had been some hesitation

  • Provided personal and professional growth and exchange of ideas

An invitation
An Invitation

  • “Share; because hard- earned Knowledge should never be hoarded” Alice Yucht 2003


  • “Grow Together; because partnerships in education provide the keys to learning”

Knowledge sharing
Knowledge Sharing

  • Further Information and orders from SLAV


Jennifer Hall – Senior Secondary College – (03) 5443 1222