Unpacking the Levels in Engage On your tables are A3 sheets that provide a breakdown of each of the capabilities within the Domain of Engage.
Focusing on Engage ENGAGE - focuses on the teacher capabilities of: Develops shared norms Determines readiness for learning Establishes learning goals Develops metacognitive capacity
Matching to capabilities and levels You have been given strips of card that contain ‘I statements’ and practical examples of what the teacher does within each capability and under each level of the Engage domain. Read through the cards and discuss which capability they relate to.
Which level? Using blue tac place each statement against the appropriate level within the capability to show its developmental nature.
Swap and check... Swap your sheets with another group at your table and consider the work that the other team has done. When you question the developmental nature of their responses, discuss it with them and only move cards if there is agreement from the original team. Check on pages 3 to 6 of your booklet.
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT How do YOU like to work? It’s report writing time. Reflect upon the environment that allows you to work at your optimum level. Cold Hot
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT How do YOU like to work? Cold Hot Silent Noisy
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT How do YOU like to work? Cold Hot Silent Noisy Lying on the floor Sitting nice and straight at a desk
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT How do YOU like to work? Cold Hot Silent Noisy Lying on the floor Sitting nice and straight at a desk Work spread all over the floor/table Nothing on desk other than work being done at the time.
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT How do YOU like to work? Cold Hot Silent Noisy Lying on the floor Sitting nice and straight at a desk Work spread all over the floor/table Nothing on desk other than work being done at the time. Nothing to eat/drink Food and drink available ALL the time
Developing Shared Norms e 5 :The teacher refers to shared norms in their interactions with students and shares responsibility with them for reinforcing protocols.
WRITE QUESTIONS In your first week with a new class you want to work with them on establishing norms to make the year enjoyable and productive for everyone. For example ‘ How could we deal with the different ways that we like our physical environment to be?’ On the back of your booklet, list ways that you have established shared norms in your classroom this year.
Develops metacognitive capacity e 5 : The teacher supports students to evaluate their own and others’ thinking. The teacher facilitates processes for students to monitor the effectiveness of their learning.
Bloom’s Ladder Think of a task your students have completed this week Write it down on a Post–It Note in front of you Share with others at your table Turn to page 9 of your booklet to find action verbs aligned with Bloom’s Taxonomy of Thinking Select the ‘best fit’ for the task Place your Post-It Note alongside the appropriate level on the ladder
Determines readiness for learning e 5 : The teacher uses all available evidence to determine each individual student’s current level of understanding. They use questions generated by students to extend the focus of learning and to connect with students lives.
Reflecting with a Graphic Organiser – Page 10 How do I stimulate interest and curiosity, promote questioning and connect learning to real world experiences? How do I support students to make connections to past learning experiences? How do I structure tasks to elicit students’ prior knowledge?
Establishes Learning Goals The teacher supports students to use evidence to personalise their learning goals and align them with curriculum standards. The teacher provides assessment rubrics, illustrating increasing levels of proficiency based on curriculum standards.
Picture Chat Look at the pictures and as a group discuss how providing students with evidence allows them to establish learning goals. CRITERIA ABOVE EXPECTED LEVEL AT EXPECTED LEVEL WORKING TOWARDS EXPECTED LEVEL Content We have described the rights of all people within society. We have defined the rights of all people within society. We have needed assistance to define the rights of all people within society. We have described and justified the structure, roles and responsibilities of the members of our society. We have defined the structure, roles and responsibilities of the members of our society. Our definition of the structure, roles and responsibilities of the members of our society is incomplete. We have defined what a society is and related it to our situation on the island. We have defined what a society is. Our definition demonstrates a limited understanding of what a society is. We have defined and ranked the needs and wants of our society. We have defined the needs and wants of our society. The needs and wants of our society are not clear. We have defined the relationships between the levels of government We have selected and justified our system of government. Our system of government is not fully developed. We have created and justified laws for our society. We have created laws for our society. Our laws are inappropriate to the situation. We have identified availability of resources and proposed ways to sustain resources on the island. We have identified availability of resources for survival on the island. Our understandings of the island’s resources are limited. Creativity We have justified our use of different thinking strategies. We have included a list of the different strategies we have used to think about the task. We have included a list of the different strategies we have used with teacher assistance. Personal/ Interpersonal Learning I have worked cooperatively and supported others in the classroom. I have worked cooperatively and supported others in our group. I have needed teacher support to work cooperatively and support others. I have completed and made ongoing adjustments to my timeline. I have used a timeline to define short and long term goals. My timeline is incomplete. I have exceeded my responsibilities in my group. I have fulfilled my allocated responsibilities in my group. I have needed teacher support to fulfill my responsibilities in my group. I have provided my team and others in the classroom with positive and constructive feedback. I have provided my team members with positive and constructive feedback. I have needed reminders to provide my team with positive and constructive feedback. Task Requirements I have completed all required entries in my Reflective Journal and additional entries as needed. I have completed all required entries in my Reflective Journal. I have completed less than all required entries in my Reflective Journal or entries are incomplete. We have produced a product that exceeds all rubric requirements. We have produced a product that demonstrates our learning. We have produced a product. I have shared my knowledge with others during the Year 6 Showcase Afternoon/ Evening. I have participated in the Year 6 Showcase Afternoon/ Evening. I did not actively participate in the Year 6 Showcase Afternoon/ Evening.
Reflective Journal (2 mins) Turn to the back of your folder and take out your Reflective Journal. List one piece of information that you received about the Engage domain and explain how you could develop it in your teacher practice.
Sixty Second Challenge How many can you answer?
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