Connected Learning: A Smart Framework for Educators

June Wall, Education Consultant, June Wall Consultancy
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

As we move forward with the use of a range of technologies and pedagogies to meet rapidly expanding future needs, teachers are deluged with expectations of becoming a future oriented teacher to meet the future learning needs of our students. There are numerous frameworks to use when planning curriculum activities and the challenge is to decide which one best fits a given set of needs. Frameworks need to provide guidance and structure while still enabling flexibility. Connected learning, design thinking and digital literacy are principles, methodologies and literacies that must be incorporated into everyday teaching if future learning needs are to be met. During the webinar, participants will explore some frameworks and discover one framework for learning developed by the presenter. All participants will have access to this framework after the webinar.

This webinar will explore a range of learning frameworks and how digital learning can be embedded within them. Primary and secondary teachers and teacher librarians will be able to further explore

  • how they can add value to their teaching through use of a newly developed framework,
  • some embedded digital literacy practices, and
  • a number of pedagogies that support connected learning.

This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3.2 – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources

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Teaching through Inquiry in the Library Context

Dianne McKenzie, Director, School Librarian Connection
Webinar replay – 50 minutes

Curiosity and self direction have been found to be the best way for learners to move forward and deepen their learning. This webinar will look at how inquiry teaching & learning can be utilised in the school library setting to transform lessons and deepen understandings.

Learning outcomes:

  • Evaluate lessons from the learner’s perspective in regard to the thinking & engagement involved.
  • Identify how lessons can be developed or modified into inquiry based lessons.
  • Understand how resource based learning and inquiry based learning work together.

This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3.2 – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources

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Collaborative Learning

Anne Mirtschin, ICT Teacher
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

Collaborative learning can take place within the classroom and beyond through global connections. Students can learn locally, nationally or internationally on a collaborative scale. The place of collaborative learning in the curriculum will be discussed during this digital broadcast.

Anne will share, outline and briefly demonstrate what collaborative learning looks like through classroom stories. Some of the apps, online tools and digital resources that can be used to support collaborative learning will be outlined. Most of these apps, tools and resources are free and cross platform.

There will also be discussion on the scaffolding that might be required to support learners in a collaborative learning environment.

Outcomes for attendees:

  • Become aware of a range of online tools, apps and resources that are free, cross platform and can support collaborative learning.
  • Observe classroom stories of collaborative learning and consider the application to your own classrooms.
  • Access to a list the tools, apps and resources referred to with appropriate URLs for future reference.

This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3.2 – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources

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Planning your Coding Implementation

Lisa Nash, Librarian
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

This webinar shares practical ideas to getting started with coding in your school. A primary and secondary focus is explored during this webinar.

The National STEM Agenda, the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum and the NSW Curriculum all emphasise the importance of coding across the curriculum for our students’ future career success.

We explore the components of planning a successful coding implementation in your school. You will identify a continuum of useful control technologies and digital resources to support computational thinking activities as well as resources to support teacher learning in this area.

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Identify the curriculum connections with Coding, Computational thinking and STEM
  • Ability to develop a plan to implement coding in your school
  • Explore a continuum of activities and resources to support coding

This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3.2 – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources

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Where to Get Started with Global Projects

Anne Mirtschin, ICT Teacher
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

Technology enables networking on a global scale. Our world is becoming increasingly global and our students need to be equipped to be part of this. The new ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) draft student learning standards, include the following strands:

  1. The Global Collaborator
  2. Creative Communicator/Creative Learner/Creator and communicator
  3. Digital Citizen

This session will discuss some of the following:-

  • Why global collaborative skills are important
  • A variety of global projects to be part of from simple to complex for a range of age groups from the youngest to the oldest!
  • Celebrating special global days
  • Sites to find others to connect with
  • Tips for success
  • A discussion of some of the challenges and how to overcome them.
  • Useful online resources

Following this webinar you will:

  • feel empowered to commence global projects (or look for some more complex projects;
  • appreciate the necessary elements for successfully participating in global projects;
  • learn where to find a range of global projects;
  • have access a list of useful online resources for ongoing reference.

This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3.2 – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources

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Guiding the Journey to Inquiry

Margo Pickworth
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

This webinar shares the journey to implementing Guided Inquiry in the teaching and learning program of a primary school library. It begins with an explanation of personal experiences of attending the CISSL Summer Institute at Rutgers University in July 2014, with Dr Ross Todd, Carol Kulthau and Leslie Maniotes.

Guided Inquiry is explained, with particular emphasis on its inherent teaching and learning strategies that develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking. Where relevant, ICT strategies are also included.

A realistic sharing of highlights as well as pitfalls in the attempts to implement Guided Inquiry are shared. Principal support, staffing arrangements, resourcing, timetabling are some issues to consider, whereas the implementation of new History and Geography syllabi has carried the journey strongly forward. It has not been as easy road but some useful practical tips are shared to facilitate the implementation of Guided Inquiry in a wide range of school settings.

Outcomes for attendee:

  • To develop understanding of the background to Guided Inquiry and the framework of its implementation, including strategies which will develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
  • To become aware of some potential barriers to implementing Guided Inquiry in a school setting and some possible solutions.
  • Develop further understanding of the opportunities presented in the new History and Geography syllabi to promote and implement Guided Inquiry.

This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3.2 – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources

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Step by step: Design an online learning program for students

June Wall, June Wall Consultancy
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

Using online delivery can enhance or enable student learning. There are a range of pathways for online learning for students, whether it is totally online, blended or standalone activities. This webinar will take participants through the development and building of an online unit for students in a step by step process that participants can use later.

This webinar will help you:

  • Design an integrated online curriculum unit for a Stage 3 or Stage 4 topic
  • Build an online program
  • Build awareness of how digital tools can be used within the online course
  • Embed digital tools in the course

This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3.2 – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resoruces

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Digital Resources to Support the Geography (Social Sciences) Curriculum

Karen Bonanno, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
Webinar replay – 60 minutes

This session focused on a selection of digital resources and portals to support the development of geographical knowledge and understanding, and geographical inquiry and skills for the F-10 Year levels within a Social Sciences Curriculum. A range of teaching strategies were discussed within the context of blended learning and inquiry based learning frameworks.

This webinar will help you:

  • Identify relevant digital resources
  • Build a digital collection
  • Apply the resources to student learning and inquiry
  • Record teaching strategies to support student engagement

This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3.2 – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resoruces

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Guided Inquiry in Action

Lee FitzGerald, Lecturer, Charles Sturt University
Webinar replay – 56 minutes

Guided Inquiry in action focuses on practical advice on how to develop inquiry units, based on the Guided Inquiry Design Process; how to implement them in practice, including scaffolding for each stage of the inquiry; and how the assessment of student process can be used as evidence for AITSL accreditation. It also looks at practical examples of inquiry tasks based on the Australian Curriculum.

Outcomes from this webinar:

  • Understand how to design inquiry tasks using the Guided Inquiry Design Process
  • Know how to access scaffolding and units of work to support their implementation in schools.
  • Understand how marking student process in inquiry tasks can act as evidence for AITSL accreditation.

This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resoruces

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Scaffolding Assessment for Learning with Rubrics

June Wall, Education Consultant, June Wall Consultancy
Webinar replay – Approximately 50 minutes

Rubrics can provide great feedback to students about their learning and areas for development for them to focus on. A good rubric can be both an assessment strategy for learning and of learning. This session provides an overview of the types of rubrics that can be used and how to develop a set of criteria, supporting statements and assessment values for your students.

After this webinar you will be able to:

  • Understand the role rubrics play in assessment for learning
  • Identify and understand criteria to be used in rubrics
  • Develop and use a rubric for assessment

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
1.2 – Understand how learners learn
5.1 – Assess student learning
5.2 – Provide feedback to students on their learning
5.3 – Make consistent and comparable judgements

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Apps in the Geography Classroom and Lesson

Dr Jennie Bales, Teacher Librarian / Senior Teacher
Webinar replay – Approximately 55 minutes

Teaching Geography is ably supported through ICT and there is a rapidly expanding range of apps to engage students in the application of geographical knowledge and skills.

This webinar introduces a range of free and low cost apps that will engage primary and secondary students whilst maximising learning opportunities through the use of mobile technologies.

The content of this webinar is designed to help you:

  • identify apps that support geographical inquiry;
  • build awareness of the how apps can be used to support the teaching of Geography;
  • harness mobile technologies to enrich geographical field trips;
  • embed ICT tools in teaching and learning; and
  • apply the apps to different year levels

This webinar addresses the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
4.5 – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
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Building Geographical Understandings of Place and Space with ICT

Dr Jennie Bales, Teacher Librarian / Senior Teacher
Webinar replay – Approximately 55 minutes

This webinar focuses on building conceptual understanding of the Place and Space components of the Australian Geography Curriculum with examples drawn from Foundation to Year 10.

A small selection of web tools that assist students to interpret and create maps are examined with some tips on their application. Ways in which these tools can support geographical inquiry within the discipline as well as opportunities to address learning outcomes through cross curricula connections are considered with suggestions on how these can be adapted for different year levels.

This webinar will help you:

  • identify web tools that support Place and Space;
  • apply these tools to student learning;
  • support geographical inquiry;
  • address learning outcomes through cross curricula connections; and
  • adapt the tools to different year levels.

This webinar addresses the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.1 – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching areas
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
4.5 – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

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Using technology in the Geography classroom

Jessica Jorna, a Digital Learning Facilitator – Geography
Webinar replay – Approximately 57 minutes

Technology and Geography go hand in hand: with a great range of apps available, Jessica has worked with students from Years 7 -10 integrating the use of technology into the Geography curriculum.

This webinar explores some key applications for use in the Geography classroom and how they can be applied for greater student engagement in learning. Applicants will be able to see examples of how apps are used and adapt activities to their chosen year level.

This webinar addresses the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
2.1 – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.4 – Select and use resources
4.5 – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
7.4 – Engage in professional teaching networks and broader communities

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Designing an inquiry based unit of work: Year 6 History

Karen Bonanno, Founder and Managing Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
Webinar replay – Approximately 50 minutes

With the implementation of the Australian Curriculum being phased in across the country, this webinar will explore the design of a unit of work for Year 6 History.

The unit plan incorporates:

  • Australian Curriculum content descriptions
  • Key inquiry questions
  • Curriculum skills (including general capabilities)
  • Teaching strategies and learning tasks
  • Web tools and resources to support the inquiry learning tasks
  • Rubric assessment criteria

This webinar addresses the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
1.1 – Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.2 – Understand how students learn
2.1 – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.2 – Content selection and organisation
2.5 – Literacy and numeracy strategies
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.1 – Establish challenging learning goals
3.2 – Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
3.6 – Evaluate and improve teaching programs
5.1 – Assess student learning

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Mapping curriculum skills and capabilities to an inquiry learning framework

Karen Bonanno, Founder & Managing Director, Eduwebinar
Webinar replay — 46 minutes

Inquiry skills are strongly evident in the Australian Curriculum. Creating a skills scope and sequence, within an inquiry learning framework:

  • identifies core essential inquiry skills across the curriculum,
  • supports sequential skill development,
  • assists in the embedding of information literacy into classroom programs, and
  • provides a framework for student engagement in inquiry learning.

In 2012, Karen Bonanno was given permission by the authors of Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School, Carol Kuhlthau, Leslie Maniotes and Ann Caspari, to develop a collaborative project with Australian teacher librarians to develop a scope and sequence tying the five kinds of learning to the inquiry skills and capabilities in the Australian Curriculum.

Preliminary work has been undertaken on this project. In the webinar replay, Karen shares the current status of the project and extends an invitation to attendees to be involved in the project with the view to integrate the work she has already undertaken in identifying Web tools that support the five kinds of learning.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
1.1 – Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.2 – Understand how students learn
2.5 – Literacy and numeracy strategies
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
6.3 – Engage with colleagues and improve practice
6.4 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning

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Enrich learning with AV content in the digital classroom

Click to viewWebinar replay — Approximately 43 minutes.
In this webinar, Jamie LeHuray, Manager of EnhanceTV, will provide:

  • an overview of how teachers want to use AV resources in today’s classrooms,
  • an introduction to EnhanceTV Direct, a new web streaming service offering educators access to an online library of 12,000 educational television programs, with around 100 new programs added each week, and
  • a live demonstration of the key features and benefits of the service and how it answers the challenges faced by educators.

EnhanceTV Direct was developed by Screenrights, the non-profit organisation that licenses educational institutions to copy from TV for teaching. Jamie will briefly describe how the Screenrights licence works.

Designing units of work for digital learning

June Wall, educator
Webinar replay — Approximately 49 minutes

If we are integrating ICT in the curriculum, are we just replacing what we already do well with technologyDesi24? If so, then why are we doing this?

This webinar looks at the pedagogy behind best practice in digital learning and how teaching units can be designed to ensure the ICT used enhances or leverages the learning outcomes. The aim should always be to provide a better or more engaging way of learning for students to not only succeed but to learn more and become highly skilled in learning how to learn.

This webinar could be relevant to the following national professional standards for teachers:
Proficient
1.2 — Understand how students learn
1.5 — Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
2.2 — Content selection and organisation
2.6 — Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.2 — Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.4 — Select and use resources

Highly Accomplished
2.2 — Content selection and organisation
2.6 — Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

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