Presentation on theme: "Peron Alliance Curriculum & Teaching A collaboration of public schools in the Rockingham/Kwinana region “Building the Collaborative” Sharing the PACT Journey."— Presentation transcript:
Peron Alliance Curriculum & Teaching A collaboration of public schools in the Rockingham/Kwinana region “Building the Collaborative” Sharing the PACT Journey 31 May 2011
What is PACT? A collaboration between 7 schools Sharing expertise Efficiency In 2009 – one shared course In 2010 – 19 shared courses In 2011 – 30 shared courses In 2012 – 41 courses offered
How does it work? An Operational Perspective Course selection Timetabling Policy/Risk Management PR & Training
“Don’t sweat the small stuff” Take a leap of faith.
Where did we start? 1 Course – Maths Specialist 3 AB run at Murdoch University. Align the school period structures. Cooperate for the good of all of the students across the schools without letting egos interfere. Identify courses that have small numbers that schools could not afford to run individually. Identify the best teachers to teach each course whilst not reducing the capacity of schools to cover the curriculum. Rotate courses to maintain expertise in each school.
The Period Structure 5 Periods per day. Each period 64 Minutes 20 periods = 1,280 minutes (full time teaching load) 5 periods = 320 minutes (DOTT) 25 periods = 1600 minutes (middle school teaching requirement)
CodeFeeGrid lineHost SchoolAccess to Applied Information Technology2ABAIT$806GGRS Biological Science2ABBIO$656GR GRS Business Management Enterprise2ABBME$655S S Dance Studies1ABDAN$1506S RSC Dance Studies2ABDAN$1005R RC Drama1ABDRA$656G GR Earth and Environmental Science2ABEES$656C CRS Engineering Studies2ABEST$1305W RSW Geography2ABGEO$ 806CG CGRS Modern History2ABHIM$655CG CGR Indonesian: Second LanguageCT2IND$706S SWC Mathematics3ABMAT$456S S
The Timetable The common grid. Flexibility for staff and students Period 0 and 6 “PACT Wednesday” The 25 th Period
The Grid MonTueWedThuFri
Policy/Risk Management Communication The teacher handbook The student handbook The assessment policy Attendance SIS data transfer Course changes Course charges Reporting Travel Excursions Staffing
PR & Training Publications – Teacher Handbook; Student Handbook; Assessment Policy Parent evening Trial Travel Days Staff induction and training
RTO/VET Achieved RTO status 2010 Current scope: Cert I & II Information Technology Cert I & II Business Cert I Work Education Cert II Work Practices Cert 1 Community Recreation. Applying for scope in: Cert II & III Outdoor Recreation Cert I & II Horticulture Cert IV Training and Assessment.
There are currently 490 Year 11 and 12 students involved in PACT courses across 7 schools.
Rockingham SHSComet Bay CollegeWarnbro C H SGilmore CollegeSafety Bay SHSTOTAL PACT Courses 1CD DEST AB IND AB DAN AB DRA CD MDTM AB BIO AB EST AB HIM AB DEST AB OED AB PAL AB PHY AB DAN14 2AB DRA AB MUSW AB MAS AB BIO AB GEO AB HIM CD MAS AB PHY AB PAL Nursing Cert Hospitality Cert Horticulture Cert 1 0 Community Services C