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1 What do you know about the Australian Curriculum and how confident are you in implementing it? 1

2 Getting familiar with the Australian Curriculum 2

3 Today we will …… Get familiar with the Australian Curriculum. Look at ‘Getting Started’ - Module 1:– AC General. Identify and discuss key messages to help schools get familiar with the development and implementation of the Australian Curriculum. Have a look at National and Northern Territory resources. 3

4 The Australian Curriculum sets what all students are to be taught (content) and the quality of learning expected by years or bands of schooling (achievement standards) affirms the central importance of knowledge and skills as well as general capabilities and cross- curriculum priorities 4

5 Australian Curriculum Aims The Australian Curriculum aims to: o help to ensure all young Australians are equipped with the skills, knowledge and capabilities that provide a foundation for successful and lifelong learning and participation in the Australian community o make clear to teachers what is to be taught across the years of schooling o make clear to students what they should learn and the quality of the learning expected of them 5

6 Online delivery The delivery of the Australian Curriculum within an online environment enables: o the curriculum to be dynamic, multidimensional and more easily updated o teachers to use the online facility to design their teaching programs o teachers to integrate ICT within their classrooms

7 What do you want to know about the Australian Curriculum? 7

8 Phases of Curriculum Development 8

9 Implementation for NT Whilst ACARA is responsible for the development of the national curriculum, implementation is the responsibility of each state and territory. The Northern Territory Board of Studies (NTBOS) endorsed the following implementation timelines for Phase 1 of the Australian Curriculum in Northern Territory schools for students in Transition to Year 10: 9

10 10 Term Term Term Term Term Term Term STAGE 1 Schools Familiarisation with the Australian Curriculum Getting Started Module 1 -AC General Module 2 -Pedagogy Module 3 -Intended Curriculum -Dual Curriculum Familiarisation with the Australian Curriculum Getting Started Module 4 -AC/EYLF Familiarisation with the Australian Curriculum Getting Started Module 5 -Planning Module 6 -Assessment and Reporting Familiarisation with the Australian Curriculum Getting Started Module 7 -Learning Areas ENGLISH Module 8 -Learning Areas MATHS Adoption of Australian Curriculum: English and Maths Full Implementation of Australian Curriculum: English and Maths Term Term Term Term Term Term Term STAGE 2 Schools Familiarisation with the Australian Curriculum Getting Started Module 1 -AC General Module 2 -Pedagogy Module 3 -Intended Curriculum -Dual Curriculum Familiarisation with the Australian Curriculum Getting Started Module 4 -AC/EYLF Module 5 -Planning Module 6 -Assessment and Reporting Familiarisation with the Australian Curriculum Getting Started Module 7 -Learning Areas ENGLISH Module 8 -Learning Areas MATHS Adoption of Australian Curriculum: English and Maths Full Implementatio n of Australian Curriculum: English and Maths Katherine Regional Implementation Plan for the Australian Curriculum: English and Maths NB – A similar regional plan will be in place for 2013 for the implementation of Phase 2 subjects: Science and History

11 Important considerations Schools will be working with 2 curriculums. Australian curriculum subjects that are being implemented NTCF/Year 10 curriculum for all other learning areas This is not for the short term. While the Australian Curriculum is year level based it is important that developmental understandings of students need to be considered. 11

12 Intended curriculum The Intended curriculum will be a combination of the Australian Curriculum and the Northern Territory Curriculum Framework/ Year 10 curriculum as represented in the table below. 12

13 Expectations It is expected that all schools will use the Australian Curriculum to plan, teach, monitor and assess:  English and Maths 2012  Science and History

14 Mandated Curriculum Mandated Curriculum- (All NT Schools) NTCF (2002, 2009) NTCET (Year 11 and 12) Year 10 Curriculum EYLF (pedagogy) Australian Curriculum F- Year 10 mathematics and English 2012 science and history 2013 Assessment and Monitoring Assessment of Student Competencies (ASC) (DET Schools) Diagnostic Net T-9 (DET Schools) Monitoring and recording student achievement (NTCF/CeTool) 14

15 Making Sense of Documents Guidelines Planning and Programming Assessment Reporting CeTool (user guide) Resources Learning Links RSCAM Scootle others 15 https://portal.ntschools.net/sites/Learning Links/default.aspx n-curriculum-connect educators/curriculum-ntbos/support- materials/rscam

16 Assessment and Reporting The Australian Curriculum achievement standards provide a basis for assessment and reporting ACARA is working with states and territories towards a nationally-consistent approach to reporting States and territories will continue to determine assessment and reporting approaches until there is a nationally-consistent approach Assessment and Reporting policy statements are still valid now and into the future until replaced by national policy or revised DET policy. 16

17 Alignment Document A resource is currently being developed that aligns the Australian Curriculum achievement standards to NTCF band levels. This resource will enable teachers to report on student achievement for the Australian Curriculum learning areas using NTCF outcomes. 17

18 Curriculum Content Rationale and aims o outline the purpose and structure of the learning area Content descriptions o core knowledge, understandings and skills – what students will be taught o accompanied by content elaborations that illustrate and exemplify content Achievement standards o describe the quality of learning typically expected of students o accompanied by work samples that illustrate and exemplify 18

19 General Capabilities The general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum are: o Literacy o Numeracy o Information and Communication Technology competence o Critical and creative thinking o Ethical behaviour o Personal and social competence o Intercultural understanding The general capabilities are incorporated into learning area content in ways that are appropriate to each learning area 19

20 Cross-curriculum Priorities Three cross-curriculum priorities: o Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures o Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia o Sustainability The cross-curriculum priorities are embedded in all learning areas as appropriate They are designed to support relevance and address contemporary issues 20

21 Catering for the Diversity of Learners There is flexibility for teachers to shape classroom programs to take into account: the different rates at which students develop the diverse range of learning needs in the class Schools and teachers will continue to apply their professional judgment about how to best reflect local and regional circumstances, educational philosophies and learning environments 21

22 Students with Special Education Needs Most students with special education needs can engage with the Foundation to Year 10 curriculum content provided age-appropriate adjustments are made to content, complexity and pace of the curriculum and/or pedagogical approach For students not able to access the Foundation to Year 10 curriculum, even with adjustments, ACARA is developing additional curriculum content and achievement standards 22

23 Students for whom English is another language or dialect (EAL/D) Development of statements for inclusion in each learning area which describe who EAL/D learners are and the language requirements of the learning area Identification of the language, literacy and skills demands in the curriculum to address specific needs of EAL/D learners ACARA will continue to work with jurisdictions in provision of further advice and guidance 23

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25 National support ACARA website Subscribe to keep up to date with: curriculum development, NAPLAN, ‘My School’

26 The Australian Curriculum Online has three key design features: the learning areas to identify key disciplinary knowledge, skills and understandings; general capabilities and cross- curriculum priorities. National support

27 Scootle and the Australian Curriculum links a range of digital resources to support/ supplement the teaching and learning of the selected curriculum content National support

28 Conditions of use & Licensing Teacher Access School Scootle Manager (list on ict.schools website) with link Fill in registration page Confirmation Must confirm to access Registration

29 Australian Curriculum Information Materials

30 Northern Territory DET website Contains up to date information for parents, community members, teachers and educators regarding the implementation of the Australian Curriculum in the NT

31 Northern Territory https://portal.ntschools.net/sites/LearningLinks/default.aspx https://portal.ntschools.net/sites/LearningLinks/ACNT/Pages/default.aspx AC/ NT Portal Will house information and resources to support schools and teachers with implementing the Australian Curriculum

32 Café’ 32

33 Quality assurance and review The Australian Curriculum has been established on a strong evidence base, including what works in professional practice The Australian Curriculum will continue to be benchmarked against the curricula of countries leading the world in excellence and performance The Australian Curriculum will be subject to evaluation and validation during initial implementation 33

34 Where to now? Subject Leaders: Inform/train your staff Explore the on-line Curriculum and Resources Next PLC:Pedagogy Intended Curriculum/Dual Curriculum 34


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