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1 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU The Australian Curriculum in NSW – Ensuring successful implementation School Development Day April 2013 Cathy Brennan, Leader, Curriculum and Leadership Portfolio

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3 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU The Australian Curriculum incorporation into 4 new syllabuses: English Mathematics Science (including Technology K-6) History Plus aspects that apply to all learning areas In NSW…

4 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Kaser and Halbert, 2012 What if learning environments were designed around the needs of the learners AND reflected current knowledge from the learning sciences?

5 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU 1.Quality curriculum: learning entitlement for students 2.Professional learning, feedback and growth: a teaching entitlement Beyond Transition to Transformation

6 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Australian Professional Standards: Teachers -Know their students and how they learn; -Know the content and how to teach it. Principals, and Executive -Lead teaching and learning; -Develop self and others. What are the imperatives?

7 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Standard 1: Know students and how they learn Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning Standard 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments Standard 5: Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning Standard 6: Engage in professional learning Standard 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/ carers and the community

8 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Australian Professional Standard for Principals

9 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework Coherence

10 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Can we afford to have an implementation dip which could be at the expense of student learning outcomes?

11 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Change is often much more about individuals. Consider the lesson from psychology: uncertainty and discomfort are actually essential to change. Moving outside the comfort zone, especially when things are going along beautifully, to recognise that there is still room for improvement, innovation and change, is a challenge.

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13 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Whole school Regular, ongoing, collective, contextual – about 50 hours (Yoon et al, 2007) Collaborative and connected to professional learning goals Quality professional learning processes – systemic actions

14 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU No need to create your own PL programs DEC Quality research-based modules Readings, videos, activities for each context Planning and Programming for assessment and reporting State-wide consistency BOS Specific syllabus support Support for assessment, programming

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18 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Learning across the curriculum content, including the cross-curriculum priorities and general capabilities, assists students to achieve the broad learning outcomes defined in the Board of Studies K–10 Curriculum Framework and Statement of Equity Principles, and in the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (December 2008). LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM in NSW

19 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Cross-curriculum priorities enable students to develop understanding about and address the contemporary issues they face. The cross-curriculum priorities are: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures Asia and Australia's relationship with Asia Sustainability

20 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Cross-curriculum priorities are embedded in all learning areas. They will have a strong but varying presence depending on their relevance to the learning areas.

21 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU General capabilities encompass the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours to assist students to live and work successfully in the 21st century. The general capabilities are: Critical and creative thinking Ethical understanding Information and communication technology capability Intercultural understanding Literacy Numeracy Personal and social capability

22 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU The Board's syllabuses include other areas identified as important learning for all students: Civics and citizenship Difference and diversity Work and enterprise Learning across the curriculum content is incorporated, and identified by icons, in the content of each of the new syllabuses. They are equally relevant in all other subjects.

23 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens Literacy Personal and social capability Numeracy ICT capability Critical and creative thinking Ethical understanding Intercultural understanding

24 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU They describe individuals who can manage their own wellbeing, relate well to others, make informed decisions about their lives, become citizens who behave with ethical integrity, relate to and communicate across cultures, work for the common good and act with responsibility at local, regional and global levels.

25 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU The general capabilities encompass the knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions that, together with curriculum content in each learning area and the cross-curriculum priorities, will assist students to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.

26 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU It is important to recognise that the capabilities are intended to be general and operate across the whole curriculum.

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29 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU What about inside our schools, too? Our students are successful learners outside our schools…

30 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Board of Studies ACARA Education Services Australia (formerly Curriculum Corporation) Resources

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40 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) released the draft senior secondary Australian curriculum for the English, Mathematics, Science and History learning areas for national consultation in The Board of Studies consultation on the draft senior secondary Australian curriculum concluded on 27 July Whats next?

41 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Consultation has also occurred for K-12 curriculum: Phase 2 curriculum learning areas: Geography (2012), The Arts (2012), Languages – Chinese and Italian (April 2013) Phase 3 curriculum learning areas: Civics and Citizenship (2012), Economics and Business (2012), Health and Physical Education (April 2013), Technologies (closes 10 May 2013) Whats next?

42 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU The HSC and national assessment NSW perspective on the HSC No plans in NSW at this stage to move to national school leaving credential. Crystal Ball!

43 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU National Assessment Program: Currently Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) every year. The National Assessment Program is run at the direction of the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC). It includes the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), the three-yearly sample assessments in Science Literacy, Civics and Citizenship, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy, and participation in international sample assessments.SCSEEC YearNAP Sample Assessment 2014NAP Information and Communication Literacy 2015NAP Science Literacy

44 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Engage with the available support and understand what school changes are required before starting to plan and program the new syllabuses. Review current school practices, considering what is done well and areas for improvement including: - student achievement data and the learning needs of students in your school; - curriculum planning, programming teaching, assessment and reporting practices and how well they meet the learning needs of students. Determine the schools implementation timeline and plan for action has been dedicated to syllabus familiarisation and planning for implementation. In 2014, begin implementation of the NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum. Suggested school implementation process

45 PUBLIC SCHOOLS NSW – SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY REGIONWWW.SCHOOLS.NSW.EDU.AU Your mission… Professional learning starts from teachers identifying what their students need to know and do. Helen Timperley, 2008 We must change our mould to engage students and find their inner resources: we damage students by forcing them to fit a mould that, in the end, distances them from education. Greg Whitby 2010


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