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Capacity2 - Change2 - Institute for Professional Learning - The Department of Education. Capacity2 - All contents copyright Government of Western Australia, unless otherwise stated.

Capacity2 - Change2 - Institute for Professional Learning - The Department of Education

Copyright material available on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence Exclusions may apply: Authentic learning and achievement - Authentic Learning Tool Box. Participants should read this prior to the activity and highlight areas where there can appear to be a tension between maximising test scores and authentic learning.

Authentic learning and achievement - Authentic Learning Tool Box

This literature springboard considers the interplay between authentic learning and common measures of achievement. It seeks to explore points of similarity and difference between the two and identifies the tensions that emerge from a consideration of achievement in light of the principles of authentic learning. Participate in an IRA strategy: Identify, Reflect, Act During the pre reading of Literature springboard 5: Authentic learning and achievement, individual participants identify the tensions that emerge between authentic learning and a narrow emphasis on test performance as the measure of achievement.

Form groups of four to five. Authentic learning and achievement - Authentic Learning Tool Box. Advice For Teachers? 10 Things To Not Lose Sight Of This Year. Advice For Teachers?

Advice For Teachers? 10 Things To Not Lose Sight Of This Year

Promoting STEM Critical Thinking Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes - Promoting STEM Critical Thinking Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes by TeachThought Staff We were recently contacted by Post-it® Brand to see if we could help teachers understand how Post-it Products could be used to promote critical thinking.

Promoting STEM Critical Thinking Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes -

The result is the strategy below. Recently we talked about how teaching and learning in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields can benefit from new approaches in pedagogy.


Are Teachers Cat People or Dog People? The old joke goes that dogs have masters and cats have staff, yet both animals have millions of devotees around the world.

Are Teachers Cat People or Dog People?

Some pet owners are solely committed to either Team Cat or Team Dog, while others prefer to be free agents, a foot in both camps. Is there a clear winning team among teachers? What is Genius Hour? - Genius Hour. What is Genius Hour?

What is Genius Hour? - Genius Hour

Genius hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school. It’s not easy to determine where the idea was originally created, but there are at least two events that have impacted genius hour. Genius Hour Origins. Mud Map to Life in the Modern Age. Richard Branson arrives at the British Grand Prixphoto credit: Richard Smith, licensed under Creative Commons.

Mud Map to Life in the Modern Age

“Life is a helluva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no” My step-son and his friend have produced a musical. What's My Mindset. The Educator and the Growth Mindset. Getting Stuck in the Negatives (and How to Get Unstuck): Alison Ledgerwood at TEDxUCDavis. Want to sound like a leader? Start by saying your name right. #OurVoice: George Couros at TEDxBurnsvilleED. Group Discussion Tips For Everyone – College Affairs.

Home Office Closet Organization Ideas home office organization ideas Corner Home Office Closet. DIY Traditional Tree House Design with a Twist. Usually when you go about building your own tree house you consult conventions, look for existing plans or examples to take cues from (if not build from directly).

DIY Traditional Tree House Design with a Twist

In traditional Japanese tea-master style, this designer avoided hiring an architect or skilled carpenter to construct this “tea house built too high” in Japan. The experimental and experiential nature of the design and construction process are quite evident in the finished project, photographed by Edmund Sumner. The building pushes structural capacities to their limits and bends (or breaks) design traditions in its organic, evolved-over-time form.

Rather than using trees on the small family plot he owned, he went to a local mountain to harvest two tall logs for the support of his structure. Thomas William Nielsen – The Conversation. Sesame Street: Kermit and Joey Say the Alphabet. Learning circles - Learning circles. Using the TASC system in EYFS Settings. The first five years of a child’s life are the most formative.

Using the TASC system in EYFS Settings

This is the most active learning time for all children as they lay the foundations of language, thinking and feeling. Art Speaks. Philosophy of Thought & Logic -2013 - The Collaboratory. Critical and Creative Thinking. Assessment Advice. This section contains an assessment definition and purposes of assessment including: assessment for, as and of learning.

Assessment Advice

Assessment principles are outlined and PowerPoint presentations and workshops related to the assessment advice are provided. There is a link to the Reporting section of the web site. Assessment definition. 25 Design Concepts That Have A Place In Your Classroom. Good design is everywhere: on websites, in objects you use in your home, the car you drive every day. But often, design is missing from the modern classroom, and we think that’s a big mistake. Educators have a lot to learn from the principles of design, bringing strategic thought and creativity to today’s classrooms. Well-designed classrooms and educational plans can have a positive impact on educational outcomes, and it all starts with educators. Read on to find out about the 25 design principles that we think are important for educators to use and understand. UNITY In design, unity is all about bringing elements together, making sure that no one part is more important than the whole design.

Ideas For Better Learning. “3 New–And Simple–Ideas For Better Learning” by Sonia Jackson was originally published on Getting Smart. The traditional “chalk and talk” method of teaching that’s persisted for hundreds of years is now acquiring inferior results when compared with the more modern and revolutionary teaching methods that are available for use in schools today. Greater student interaction is encouraged, the boundaries of authority are being broken down, and a focus on enjoyment over grades is emphasised. As teachers, it’s necessary to be able to teach and remain engaging. It puts a greater level of responsibility on creating lesson plans that truly work.

Here are three teaching methods that are making an impact. 5 Simple Ideas That Can Transform Your Teaching. Teaching is impossibly complex. There is no way to be the teacher so many begin their career striving to be. You will simply never be able to fulfill everything that each learner needs, no matter how hard you work, how much you read, and how persistently you collaborate. That’s not meant to be discouraging, but empowering. Start with what’s important, what is in your reach, and what you can do, and begin your Sisyphean push from there.

Below are five simple ideas that can transform your teaching. What Exactly Is Understanding. How They Get It: A New, Simple Taxonomy For Understanding. How They Get It: A New, Simple Taxonomy For Understanding by Terry Heick How can you tell if a student really understands something? They learn early on to fake understanding exceptionally well, and even the best assessment leaves something on the table. (In truth, a big portion of the time students simply don’t know what they don’t know.) 26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Discussion In The Classroom. 26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom. Why Assessment? › Assessment › University of Connecticut. “Assessment is essential not only to guide the development of individual students but also to monitor and continuously improve the quality of programs, inform prospective students and their parents, and provide evidence of accountability to those who pay our way.” -- Redesigning Higher Education: Producing Dramatic Gains in Student Learning by Lion F.

Gardiner; ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report Volume 23, No. 7, p. 109 “Educational assessment seeks to determine how well students are learning and is an integral part of the quest for improved education. It provides feedback to students, educators, parents, policy makers, and the public about the effectiveness of educational services.” -- Knowing what students know: the science and design of educational assessment Committee on the Foundations of Assessment, Center for Education, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council; James Pellegrino, Naomi Chudowsky, and Robert Glaser, editors, p. 1. Assessment › University of Connecticut. Curriculum Planning, Programming, Assessing & Reporting to parents K-12.

Principles of Assessment and Reporting in NSW Schools. The Future of Learning. Born to Learn ~ Home. Born to Learn. Five buzzwords you’re likely to hear in education this school year. The Emergent 21st Century Teacher, Mark Treadwell. The Early Years Learning Framework: Getting started - ECA Catalogue. Counseling Care Specialties - Margie Freeman LCSW.

Articles - Reflections on the School Year. Teaching In The 21st Century. The Essence of Connected Learning. 21st Century Learning. The (Apparently) Irrelevant Question. Truth rarely appears where we might look logically. The creation of new knowledge almost always requires some wandering off course. The NoTime Slam Dunk Digital Lesson. Prodigy Artist Akiane Kramarik - The Indigo Child of an Atheist. Last updated on April 26, 2011 at 12:00 am EDT by in5d Alternative News.

Articles. Using Blooms Taxonomy Lesson Plans Reviewed by Teachers. Bloom's, The 21st Century Version. Blooms Taxonomy for the Web. 25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy. Bloom's Taxonomy According To Jerry Seinfeld. How They Get It: A New, Simple Taxonomy For Understanding. Five Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom. Welcome to the real world. We Are The People. Creative/Fun Comps for Kids. Great Teaching Inspired Learning Responses. Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students. Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning. - explore. share. contribute. Digital Differentiation. Bloom's, The 21st Century Version. Broadcast Yourself.