Over the past two days I have had the pleasure of taking part in two separate Microsoft Education workshops. Having worked with Microsoft, as a result of my work on Edufolios, I approached them to see if they might be interested in running some PD here in Adelaide. I organised the venues, the teachers (and […]What is Effective Mentoring? – Bev Collins – Seaview High School
Beverly Collins (Bev) is a highly skilled and experienced teacher who has mentored students from the university on many occasions. She is also a trained AITSL assessor and co-ordinator at Seaview High School. In this session she shared with us her experiences as a mentor and asked us to reflect on some key ideas surrounding […]Flinders University Mentoring Pre-service and ECTs. – What’s Changing in ITE?
This was the first session of four in this day long conference in which we strove to learn more about how to mentor and support the students who visit schools whilst they are on practicum. In this session the aim was to explore some of the recent changes that are impacting on the ways in […]Jolly Phonics
What’s the fuss about Phonics? Phonics isn’t new it was taught for a long time The connection between reading and writing thought to be separate skills. There have been several different theories over the years about how best to learn to read / write. One is synthetic phonics, like Jolly Phonics, The other is the […]Using Word to Assess and Track Pupil Progress
This post represents the information shared with a group of teachers at my site in 2007. I have since updated this to reflect Word 2010. I led some training in how to use Word to support students with structured assessment feedback. In this post, I outline to colleagues what we’re hoping to achieve by using […]