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1 EDU3473, Lecture F 1 Syllabus Interrogation and Planning Authentic/Open Ended Tasks for ICT Integration Petrea Redmond

2 EDU3473, Lecture F 2 COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Copyright Regulations 1969 WARNING This material has been copied and communicated to you by or on behalf of the University of Southern Queensland pursuant to Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968 (the Act). The material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further copying or communication of this material by you may be the subject of copyright protection under the Act. Do not remove this notice.

3 EDU3473, Lecture F 3 Where to today?  PCE  Course review  OBE  The syllabi elements and your unit  Integrated Units  What to consider before you start planning  What to include in your plan  Unpacking the rubric  What next?

4 EDU3473, Lecture F 4 PCE  Gabbinbar SS would like to hear from students interesting in working with middle and upper primary children around organise sports (eg touch football, netball etc). Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday – or 1.20 – contact Greg Brand on or

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6 6 Course review   What are you views on the course so far?   Complete a PMI regarding Professional Technology Portfolio as a method of assessment   Other comments on course so far: lectures, content and activities or delivery, tutorials, assignment 2 & 3

7 EDU3473, Lecture F 7 Meaningful Learning Occurs When Students... and teacher share/take responsibility for learning actively interact with class members promote, reflect & share of experiences relate new information to prior experiences maintain self-esteem & self-confidence evaluate what is being learned

8 EDU3473, Lecture F 8 The Old 3 R’s Reading Writing Arithmetic (and regurgitation) The New 3 T’s Thinking skills Technology Teamwork Learning how to learn for the 21st century

9 EDU3473, Lecture F 9 Teaching with ICTs  Past: learn about ICTs  90’s: learn with or through ICTs  2000’s: learning about ICT, learning with ICTs, learning to have power over ICTs through learning effective use of ICTs as tools

10 EDU3473, Lecture F 10 Why We Are Changing Our Approach To Teaching Traditional school education comes from an era when knowledge was relatively static and facts were defined with precision. In the Information or Knowledge age, this is no longer the situation and schools and their communities must adapt to this new world. Einstein’s definition of insanity involves…..“endlessly repeating the same process, hoping for a different result.”

11 EDU3473, Lecture F 11 OBE beliefs  Success breeds success  Every child can learn and achieve  Teachers and schools control the conditions of success

12 EDU3473, Lecture F 12 Principles of an Outcomes Approach   Clear focus on learning outcomes   High expectations for all students   A focus on development   Planning the curriculum with outcomes and students in mind   Expanded opportunities for learning

13 EDU3473, Lecture F 13 Why an Outcomes Approach ? “OBE is about preparing students for life, not just getting them ready for college or employment.” William Spady

14 EDU3473, Lecture F 14 Outcomes have a duel role   Inform planning   Provide framework for assessment Your planning must align curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

15 EDU3473, Lecture F 15 Planning for outcomes   Maintain a student centred approach   Facilitate learning experiences which provide multiple opportunities for students to achieve outcomes   Identify barriers which may limit students   Recognise students learn in a variety of ways   Value students prior experiences and knowledge

16 EDU3473, Lecture F 16 Queensland Curriculum  QSA QSA   All curriculum from P - 12   Used in all systems   KLA syllabi based on Learning Outcomes which describe what the student know and can do with what they know. Also other syllabi years 6 – 10.   Also go to: Tutorial F

17 EDU3473, Lecture F 17 Syllabus Components Strands Key Concept Level Statement Core Learning Outcomes Discretionary Learning Outcomes What are they?

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19 EDU3473, Lecture F 19 Outcome Levels and Year Levels students demonstrating Level 2 outcomes are at the end of Year 3; students demonstrating Level 3 outcomes are at the end of Year 5; students demonstrating Level 4 outcomes are at the end of Year 7; students demonstrating Level 6 outcomes are at the end of Year 10. Typically students will spend approximately 18 months on each level.

20 EDU3473, Lecture F 20 Other unit objectives or outcomes  Some within syllabi and other external  Impact on all planning  External examples: ICTs for Learning, Literate futures, productive pedagogies, Commonwealth focus on numeracy and literacy, Morals education, Religious education, School goals, Teacher goals ………..

21 EDU3473, Lecture F 21 Other impacts from the syllabi   Life Long Learner Attributes   Literacy - 3 modes (oral, print, multimedia)   Numeracy   Life Skills   Futures perspective   Learner Centred Approach

22 EDU3473, Lecture F 22 Why An Integrated Unit Of Work? Replaces teaching in individual key learning areas or themes to assist in uncluttering the curriculum Increased motivation through use of authentic/life like tasks and audience Encourages critical thinking skills and other Life Long Learning attributes Meets the requirements of QSCC syllabi Provides opportunities for students independent of their learning styles Embodies the principles of ELT and student centred learning

23 EDU3473, Lecture F 23 From a Secondary’s (and Primary’s)View Point   Real-life contexts for students   Omits overlaps of subject/content   Less compartmentalised approaches to teaching   More effective teaching and learning styles   Development of productive pedagogies   Promote middle schooling philosophy

24 EDU3473, Lecture F 24   Promotes dialogue between faculties   Co-operative planning leading to less work load   Dual assessment on same task   Can develop richer, more challenging tasks   Improve quality and context of assessment

25 EDU3473, Lecture F 25 Authentic Learning and Assessment Unless the context for learning changes from an accumulation of isolated facts and skills to an emphasis on the application and use of knowledge, students will not be motivated to learn. Students should be actively engaged in tasks that ask them to perform, create, produce, or do something that invokes real world applications. Evaluation should be performance-based using significant tasks relevant to life outside of school.

26 EDU3473, Lecture F 26 Authentic Learning Authentic instruction is a model for high-quality instruction developed by Fred Newmann (1993). It lists five major components of the teaching process: 1.Higher-order thinking. 2.Depth of knowledge. 3.Connectedness to the world beyond the classroom. 4.Substantive conversation. 5.Social support for student achievement. Compare this with the productive pedagogies

27 EDU3473, Lecture F 27 What is the controlling influence in your unit?  Key question  Project  Task  Product/performance

28 EDU3473, Lecture F 28 Features of Project-Based Instruction  A "driving question" that is anchored in a real-world problem and ideally uses multiple content areas  Opportunities for students to make active investigations that enable them to learn concepts, apply information, and represent their knowledge in a variety of ways  Collaboration among students, teachers, and others in the community so that knowledge can be shared and distributed between the members of the "learning community"  The use of cognitive tools in learning environments that support students in the representation of their ideas: cognitive tools such as computer-based laboratories, hypermedia, graphing applications, and telecommunications (Blumenfeld et al., 1991).

29 EDU3473, Lecture F 29  Projects can thus serve as bridges between phenomena in the classroom and real-life experiences.  Questions and answers that arise in daily enterprise are given value and are proven open to systematic inquiry.  Project-based education requires active engagement of students' effort over an extended period of time.  Project-based learning also promotes links among subject matter disciplines and presents an expanded, rather than narrow, view of subject matter.  Projects are adaptable to different types of learners and learning situations (Blumenfeld et al., 1991).

30 EDU3473, Lecture F 30 What do you think about these?  Cloning: Is it a curse or blessing and Why?  Why do we sleep?  Create a physical item or process to improve the schools environment.  Which would you prefer to be a house-pet or wild animal?  What are the reasons for the outbreak of WW1?  What is love?  Are children short adults?  Create a print or electronic reading resource for year 2’s.  Is it possible to establish a “New Middle East”?

31 EDU3473, Lecture F 31 Elements of a good task/question  Describe problem to be solved or task: performance, demonstration or product to be created by students  Clearly identify the task/question  Identify groupings for task creation or problem solving  Motivational  Relevant to your students: geographical, age appropriate, contemporary issue  Element of choice or negotiation  Intellectual rigour: requires analysis or evaluation and deep thinking  Inclusive: students should be able to complete the task or achieve some success  Identify audience for task or solution  Your guidelines or expectations  Consider the Presentation/Layout of the task given to students in terms of readability and student understanding  Explored over time  Pedagogical approaches which assist students develop a process to complete the task

32 EDU3473, Lecture F 32 What will be your question/task?

33 EDU3473, Lecture F 33 Effective Thinkers and Learners: Pause before they answer Give reasons for their answer See criticism as information Are relaxed about making mistakes Are not afraid to experiment Always try to see the other points of view Show humility Are good listeners

34 EDU3473, Lecture F 34 How do I Get Started??   Does the school have a curriculum plan identify outcomes or context for my class? What are the key skills, attitudes, processes and knowledge I want to develop in my students? What Authentic context would peak students interest and be relevant and meaningful to them? What task or problem will they complete/solve? Are there any systemic needs for this term/semester?

35 EDU3473, Lecture F 35 When deciding on a unit context consider:   Assessment   Resources   Time management   Your knowledge of topic and student prior knowledge   How and where can ICTs assist students to complete or develop tasks?

36 EDU3473, Lecture F 36  Choose to plan ICTs in at the early planning stage, otherwise you are effectively planning ICTs out

37 EDU3473, Lecture F 37 The ICT journey The curriculum The Box Human Dimension Constructivist Behavourist

38 EDU3473, Lecture F 38 What to have with me when planning:  Productive Pedagogies elements  LLL Attributes, try ones from ICTE Syllabi ICTE SyllabiICTE Syllabi  ICT continua for teachers  Outcomes from Syllabi

39 EDU3473, Lecture F 39 Consider and identify  Students prior knowledge  Students metacognition: how the students learn  Use of knowledge in different contexts

40 EDU3473, Lecture F 40 Some ICT tools for assignment 2  Inspiration: Content Map  Xpata: teaching and learning strategies  Filamentality: create an Internet activity

41 EDU3473, Lecture F 41 Inspiration Inspiration software is a great tool to create a concept map Also go to Go to tutorial F for a cheat sheet

42 EDU3473, Lecture F 42 Sample Planning Concept Map

43 EDU3473, Lecture F 43 Online Planning 

44 EDU3473, Lecture F 44 To access the site:  Pay $8 to finance, this will give you access all year  Bring receipt to Anne Wood, Y block or Ronda in Wide Bay  They will take details, and you your login and password  Print the teachers manual  See tutorial G

45 EDU3473, Lecture F 45 Filamentality  Free to access: ex.html ex.html ex.html  Create own Internet activity, similar to those shown during Lecture C and D  See Tutorial H

46 EDU3473, Lecture F 46 Planning: a possible process   Determine context and time frame for learning   Consider prior knowledge of students and yourself   Frame question, task or product (major assessment), identify minor tasks or products required to complete culminating task, product etc, identify audience   Identify outcomes possible cross a range of syllabi   Determine the content, what students need to know to complete question or task   Determine what students need to be able to do to complete question or task

47 EDU3473, Lecture F 47   Determine what skills, knowledge and attitudes you want students to gain during the unit (teacher outcomes)   Sequence content allowing time for students to assimilate new knowledge   Identify specific resources available   Create stimulus activities to hook the students   Identify strategies for engaging students with content and to develop skills

48 EDU3473, Lecture F 48   Determine how you will find out student prior knowledge   Highlight assessment opportunities – identify activities that provide evidence of the demonstration of learning outcomes   Identify alternatives for students with special needs   Identify how your unit links to numeracy, literacy and other cross curricular priorities

49 EDU3473, Lecture F 49   Identify literacy opportunities – E.g. what genres to be introduced, developed, revisited, multiliteracies, other literacy elements   Determine how technology will be embedded or be an integral part of the learning process   Determine how you will manage the ICT resources: Resources available and placement, How manage/share resources

50 EDU3473, Lecture F 50   Determine how record students knowledge/skill development   Determine how students will reflect on activities or share what they have learned after task completed or problem solved   Propose avenues for unit and teacher evaluation   Identify how the 4 dimensions of Productive Pedagogies will be covered   Identify which life long learning attributes the unit will contribute to  Purposeful links to student centred learning   Go back to outcomes from syllabi: exposing or opportunity for students to demonstrate?

51 EDU3473, Lecture F 51  Identity opportunities and structures for student reflection  Identity opportunities and structures for teacher self reflection  Consider peer review opportunities

52 EDU3473, Lecture F 52 Assignment 2 Assignment 2  Groups of 2 or 3 only  Must reference where plan has come from if not an original  High in detail

53 EDU3473, Lecture F 53 Assignment 2 rubric Assignment 2 rubric  3 visible elements: CriteriaCriteria ScaleScale DescriptorsDescriptors  May also include: indicators – usually not visible to students used for markers only

54 EDU3473, Lecture F 54 For this week:   Evaluate your task/question for assignment 2 – what is the question, problem or task you wish students to explore and who will be their audience   Identify the class context or audience for your unit?   Use Inspiration to create a cross curricular content map   Find 10- website to bring to next weeks tutorial   Bring your assignment to every tutorial


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