At the end of last year I invited my students to complete a questionnaire on their time with me and their learning. The university has a questionnaire but the results of it don’t really give me anything I can use to develop my planning or teaching for the next year. This questionnaire I sent was […]Adolescent mental health: supporting young people through anxiety, stress and tough times.
This evening I was lucky enough to attend a session by Little Lessons Australia with Kirrilie Smout from Developing Minds. As a clinical psychologist, Kirrilie has worked with children, young people and their families and teachers for 20 years. In the talk she gave, she explored the make up of a teenager’s ever changing brain and gave […]Collegial Learning Through Social Media – Talk standards in Facebook Messenger
Before I post an evidence piece publicly, I love to lean upon my collaborator pals to read it and help me make sure I’ve picked the right standards. Even as someone as experienced as I am with working with them, sometimes i just can’t see the wood for the trees! For example, in the below […]SACE – Digital Technologies- Co creating Exemplar Materials
I had the pleasure of spending the day working with Nick Jackson, Rob love, Nathan Cini and Brent Blothwich brainstorming and working on creating an exemplar unit and resources for the SACE Digital Technologies curriculum. This is a new course that will be replacing the Stage 1 Information Technology and Stage 2 Information Technology course […]Discover 365 in the Classroom
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 […]Navigating and Evidencing the APST for Pre-service Teachers and their Mentors
In the third session of the day we had the pleasure of hearing from highly engaging and passionate leader, Leila Kasprzak. Not only is Leila a deputy principal but she’s also the president of the Lead Teachers Association of South Australia and an assessor for those wishing to apply to be H.A or lead. Leila’s […]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 […]Unpacking the Digi Tech Curriculum – Paula Christopherson
On June the 3rd I attended a Professional Development session hosted by EDTECHSA. Paula Christopherson flew into to Adelaide and shared her insights into the Digital Technologies curriculum with us. It was very interesting to hear how slightly differently the Victorian department for education have chosen to work with the Australian curriculum. It actually made my […]Learning Architect – Learning Technologies.
At the annual EdtechSA AGM, Paul Clapton Caputo gave a talk on the subject of the Learning Architect – Learning Technologies. Throughout his talk his words seemed to focus on managing and influencing teachers to help them understand and progress with their use of technology in the classroom. He reminded us that we were the people, with […]