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1 1 North Metropolitan Deputy Principals' Network Meeting Australian Curriculum update August

2 2 Towards a world-class Australian Curriculum The Australian Curriculum has been written to equip young Australians with the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to engage effectively with, and prosper in, society, to compete in a globalised world and to thrive in the information-rich workplaces of the future. The Australian Curriculum: – has been subject to extensive and sustained consultation during its development – has been benchmarked against curricula of leading nations during the development process – sets challenging standards for each student – does not overload the curriculum – pursues deep learning. The shape of the Australian curriculum V4

3 3 ACARA curriculum deliverables ACARA timeline: –late 2013 Arts – December 2013 HPE, Technologies, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Work Studies –February 2014 Languages –December 2014 National Trade Cadetship

4 4 By the beginning of 2015 all schools will have fully implemented the Australian Curriculum Phase 1 subjects and will report in these subjects by the end of Semester 1, During 2013, the Curriculum Framework will be replaced by the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline. SCASA provided a draft outline at the beginning of term 2 for consultation. In Western Australia geography and the remaining F-10 Phase 2 and Phase 3 subjects will only be implemented once the achievement standards, work samples and judging standards support materials are fully developed. The Curriculum Framework/K-10 syllabus can be used to guide curriculum delivery in areas that have not been signed off by the Minister for implementation in WA Key messages August 2013

5 5 Site for endorsed Australian Curriculum documents

6 6 Western Australian curriculum

7 7 Australian Curriculum in the Western Australian Curriculum

8 8 What flexibility is there for schools when developing teaching and learning programs? The Australian Curriculum specifies the content and standards for each year or band of years It does not specify how the curriculum will be packaged and delivered Provides some flexibility for teachers to integrate local contexts and contemporary developments

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10 10 Professional Learning support 2012 Semester 1: Leading the Australian Curriculum 3 day professional learning for each of the Phase 1 subjects of the Australian Curriculum was developed and delivered. This Train the Trainer program for primary schools sought to provide some common messages and resources to support networks and schools as they commenced implementation of these learning areas. June 2012: Secondary HODs days 1 and 2 Semester 2: a centrally funded 4 day regional Train the Trainer course for primary schools in English, history, mathematics and science. Cross Curriculum Priorities one day professional learning Years F-12

11 11 Professional learning support 2013 March: repeat of the primary 4 day Train the Trainer module for phase one learning areas April: Cross Curriculum Priorities 1 day whole school professional learning. May: Secondary HODs days 3 and 4 August: 5 day regional curriculum support for year 6-8 phase one teachers focused on year 7 transition August: 2x 1 day overviews of august workshops August: 4 day regional Train the Trainer course for primary schools in history and science. Cross Curriculum Priorities one day professional learning years F-12 7 regional network groups (450 schools) for CCP sustainability (AuSSI)

12 12 Professional learning September- December 2013 September: 3 day repeat of august Train the Trainer workshops in English and mathematics for years 6-8 Term 4: 3 day repeat of August Train the Trainer program for all phase one subjects for years 6-8 Other PD –September: Using First Steps to implement Australian Curriculum mathematics and English –Term 4: one day phase one learning area workshops years 6-8

13 13 Connect communities

14 14 Websites for teachers Curriculum Support Primary Support Secondary Support K-12 Resources online Institute for Professional Learning

15 15 Australian Curriculum online support for public schools Resources for teachers and school leaders to support familiarisation and implementation of the Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum include: Power Points Mapping and overview documents Digital curriculum resources through the K-12 Resources website and Resources Online.

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17 17 Implementation of the Australian Curriculum link

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20 20 Teacher Development Schools

21 21 School-based system resource –Resource allocation equivalent to 0.4FTE Practical support for teachers Sharing of expertise across schools Partnerships for efficient sharing of expertise –Networks and alliances –Professional learning communities –Statewide Services –Institute for Professional Learning TDS model

22 22 Teacher Development Schools - focus areas (primary) 36 primary TDSs in 34 primary schools emphasis on English and Mathematics includes support for History, Science, EAL/D and Special Needs focus on either early or middle childhood.

23 23 26 secondary TDSs in 20 secondary schools 18 early adolescence, eight senior secondary two for each learning area (early adolescence) one in EAL/D and one Special Needs eight TDSs support identified WACE courses. Teacher Development Schools - focus areas (secondary)

24 24 What was achieved in 2012 Participants accessing TDS professional support opportunities (2012) Number Primary TDS professional support Secondary TDS professional support4 229 Total Number of participants accessing TDS professional support opportunities to implement the Australian Curriculum (2012) 9 929

25 25 A successful model for providing support Teachers sharing with teachers –expertise shared across schools –Australian Curriculum –meaningful pathways for students –improved classroom practices and student learning Strategic –networks, alliances and groups of schools –Institute for Professional Learning –Centra

26 26 Examples of professional learning provide by Secondary TDSs enrolments through the Institute 6 May - Effective teaching in an EAL/D Intensive English Centre learning context, Australian Curriculum: History presented by Highgate Primary School and Cyril Jackson Senior Campus 6 May - Australian Curriculum: English - Key concepts (Year 7-9) 6 May - Australian Curriculum: History - Year 7 to 10 workshop 6 May - Australian Curriculum: History - Year 7 to 10 network (online using Centra) 6 May - Australian Curriculum Science: Planning and writing assessments (Years 8 to 10) 6 May - Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education - an introduction 6 May - Intensive English Centre professional development day 6 May - Outdoor Education Stage 3 and VET pathways 6 May - Secondary English: Australian Curriculum and WACE 6 May - Technology and Enterprise: VET pathways in secondary schools

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28 28 TDS model Timeline: 29 July TDS applications opened via Ed- 26 August 2013 applications closed Term Successful schools announced via Ed- 30 January 2014 TDSs commence operation

29 29 TDS model TDSs will provide state-wide support to teachers, schools and networks to: implement the Western Australian curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12; collaborate to improve teaching and learning practices in Kindergarten, Pre-primary and Year classrooms; prepare for the smooth transition of Year 7 students to secondary settings; ensure most students leave school eligible for university or having completed vocational qualifications; and meet the requirements of WACE 2016.

30 30 TDS model

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32 32 How do I access and request TDS support ?

33 33 Australian Curriculum planning and support 2014 Australian Curriculum implementation school/network plans Where are you now? Known requirements for 2015 Where would you like to be by December 2014? What will you need to do? Australian Curriculum support 2014 –Curriculum areas/ targeted content/ staff needs –Professional learning Time of: day/ term/ year Blocks of time Vs spaced learning TTT vs teachers

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