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2016. Oliver. 57b76261c219f5e7083e9978cd2cd66d. Home - School libraries - guides at NSW Department of Education. Nswtlnet - home. Critical evaluation of information and the Australian Curriculum. Critical evaluation of information and data is a crucial element of information literacy and inquiry learning.

Critical evaluation of information and the Australian Curriculum

It is a complex, higher order cognitive process, dependent on understanding the use of primary and secondary sources, the nature of knowledge and the construction of an argument supported by evidence. As such, it is highly discipline specific and contextual. Thus, it might be expected that different subject areas in the Australian Curriculum would treat critical evaluation differently. Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Home Page.

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Teacher Librarian role. The visionary’s hat. Libraries have been part of society’s culture since man first began to convey information by etching images on the walls of caves.

the visionary’s hat

School libraries have been part of the Australian education system since well-meaning people in London sent religious texts to recently-established Sydney so the children of the convicts would learn to read the scriptures, learn from them and become better people than their parents. But libraries, like society, change so they can meet the needs of their users and remain relevant in the context in which they sit. Digital technoliges have replaced markings on cave walls, and school libraries have evolved to be much more than a repository of religious readings.

These changes have not happened because Tinkerbell sprinkled fairy dust. But for change to be successful and sustainable, it needs to be planned and supported. To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. Melbourne: Information Australia Identifying what is. Sample Mission Statement. Teacher Librarians wear so many hats that this blog had to be named after "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" by Dr Seuss.

Sample Mission Statement

But why another blog from a teacher librarian in a world filled with blogs by teacher librarians? "She began with the end in mind," will be my epitaph. As Covey says in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People if we begin with the end in mind all our steps will be in the right direction, so identifying the purpose of this blog is critical to its focus. 2012 wrapped up the end of my 40th year in education and over that time I've learned a few things, theoretical, practical and pragmatic that other TLs may find useful so this is an effort to give back to the profession and the professionals who have given me so much. Books in Homes Term 1 - 2015 on PhotoPeach. Whole School: Teaching Staff: Teaching Strategies teaching resources - TES Australia.

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TES Australia - Log in or Register. 10 ways to differentiate learning… Once upon a time in the olden days, the teacher stood out front and taught the whole class the same material in the same way.

10 ways to differentiate learning…

Everyone was expected to do the same tasks, some passed and some failed and were labelled ever after. The focus was on teaching, not on learning. One size was supposed to fit all and if you learned in a different way, too bad for you. Time passed and it turned out that everyone didn’t learn in the same way after all. The teacher realised that learners have different needs, interests and abilities. She needed to think about differentiation in a different way. 10 ways to differentiate learning… 1.

Give the students (at least some) ownership of their learning. 2. One size does not fit all. 3. Learners don’t need total mastery of all the skills before they can apply them. 4. Blogging, film making, global interactions, social media, photography, gaming (and much more!) 5. Encourage learners to follow their interests. 6. It’s not about a test at the end. 7. 8. 9. 10 ways to encourage student reflection… Split Screen Teaching Optimal learning occurs when students are active participants in their own learning, rather than passive recipients of teacher-delivered content.

10 ways to encourage student reflection…

For this to be effective, students really need to think about their learning. Today we will be learning about… Remember when we used to start a new unit with the words ‘Today we will be learning about...’?

Today we will be learning about…

Sometimes what followed next was ‘Please turn to page 46′. As a PYP school, we begin each unit of inquiry with a ‘provocation‘ that gets our learners thinking and wondering right away. If it’s powerful enough, it will arouse their curiosity and they’ll be right inside the unit immediately, engaging with big ideas, asking relevant questions and motivated to inquire and explore further.

How might it look? The central idea of our new Year 5 unit is ‘ Investigating change through history helps us understand how the past has shaped the present‘. Our program is concept driven, which means learners engage with big ideas, rather than focusing only on topics. For this unit, the students moved between provocations in different rooms.

What do you notice? Some examples of students’ wonderings: How has the world changed and how have people reacted to the change? The provocation has hooked them in! Like this: Todd Parr - Photos du journal. Australian Library and Information Association. LibraryCirculationControlCard.pdf. Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more! OpenSSO (Login) School Library Association of NSW. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics. Infographics.

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