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Design your own school

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a school. Using a 10x10 grid, design areas for two regions (playgrounds and classrooms) based on the percentages given. Assign the area for an additional six regions, using percentages of your choice. Observe the number line displaying equivalent fractions for the percentages ...

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School breaking up for the holidays

This is an excerpt from an Australian silent documentary made in 1927 entitled 'Warrnambool: the ideal city'. It shows a primary school in Warrnambool, Victoria, in the late 1920s. The schoolchildren are gathering for an assembly outdoors, where the principal leads them in giving three cheers to celebrate the holidays, ...

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Primary school students in 1885

This is an 1885 photograph of students and three teachers of the Clyde Creek State School near Gladstone, Queensland. The group is standing outside, against a wall made of wide wooden planks, probably part of the school. Most of the children are young girls, who wear protective aprons over their clothes. One of the teachers ...

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School day: 12-hour digital

Help Neo get ready for school on Monday morning. Place digital clocks showing on-the-hour times in order. Match the time words to the clocks. Match pictures of how Neo gets to school with the clocks. Watch how Neo gets to school as time passes. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Design a school

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a school. Using a 10x10 grid, design areas for four regions (library, car park, lawn and canteen) based on the percentages given. Assign the area for an additional two regions, using percentages of your choice. Use a number line to indicate the equivalent fractions for two regions. ...

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Girls playing hopscotch at school in 1925

This is a black-and-white photograph of three girls playing a game of hopscotch at Telopea Park School in Canberra in 1925. In the background are three teachers and a large number of children sitting on bench seats around tables, and school buildings.

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New children coming to school in 1925

This is an excerpt from a 1925 silent black-and-white documentary entitled 'The rising generation'. It opens with the intertitles 'In South Australia the Government provides a liberal education for every child' and 'Each year ten thousand fresh young scholars enter the Public Schools of South Australia'. The intertitles ...

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Take a vote: democracy

Look at voting patterns when students elect a school captain. Notice that the election result may be influenced by unfair behaviour. Comment on the effects of bribes, multiple votes, biased counting, non-secret ballots and optional voting. Choose rules necessary to ensure a fair election. Compare the principles of fair ...

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Victorian School of Languages Year 7

This is a web-based Chinese language course consisting of a series of 32 lessons which introduce the language for each lesson through a video with options to see the pinyin, Chinese characters or English translations, followed by online listening, speaking, reading and writing activities with options to record and submit ...

Teacher resource

Creative online learning

A program coordinator leads and facilitates a practical workshop to enable teachers at the school to gain a better understanding of how to promote a focused and productive learning environment through the use of wikis and blogs. In particular, teachers learn strategies that will enable students to take responsibility for ...

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Supporting reading at home

The Head of the Junior School leads and facilitates an information evening for the parents of students enrolled in the school’s kindergarten program. They are initially introduced to how the school teaches reading and language. Parents are then provided with some approaches to assist their child to read at home. The emphasis ...

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Using data to improve learning programs

At the start of the school year a curriculum coordinator leads and facilitates a discussion with a group of year 10 teachers to discuss and interpret the previous year’s National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results for the current year 10 cohort of students. The teachers analyse both internal and ...

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Evaluating learning and teaching programs

The humanities coordinator of a school’s senior campus leads a discussion with the school’s history teachers aimed at improving teaching practice. The workshop begins by brainstorming criteria by which a range of programs can be evaluated. Programs will also be evaluated against data gained from the classrooms, as well ...

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Manage challenging behaviour

Before the start of the new school year, the welfare coordinator of a school’s senior campus leads a professional learning session on behavior management principles and processes. In the session, the coordinator emphasises the importance of following agreed principles. He discusses with staff hypothetical scenarios relating ...

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Modifying learning programs

Here we can see a learning coordinator of a preschool program teaching her class, and leading a team meeting which reviews and analyses the success of the program in order to discuss possible changes for the year ahead. The teachers discuss strategies used to create a productive learning environment that engages students. ...

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Classroom management techniques

The Assistant Principal with responsibilities for pastoral care, who also has a teaching load, leads and facilitates a practical workshop to increase teachers’ knowledge and understanding of classroom management. He uses proactive approaches and techniques rather than reactive and problem-based responses to classroom management. ...

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Leading professional learning

The teacher, who is also the Director of Professional Learning, meets with a group of colleagues to discuss the redevelopment of the school’s existing peer and classroom observational tool. The needs for the revision have become apparent due to the increased number of teachers seeking accreditation. The teacher also explains ...

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Specific education needs

Here we observe a meeting led by a Learning Support Co-ordinator with teachers of students with identified disabilities. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the specific education needs of students, to interpret relevant specialist reports and, using information available, make adjustments to programs and Individual Learning ...

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Assessment tool initiative

In this Technology and Applied Science (TAS) meeting, colleagues discuss the ambiguity surrounding current assessment marking strategies used within the faculty and review a new marking model proposed by a colleague. They apply the new model to an existing curriculum activity to gather feedback with the intention of trialing ...

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Visible thinking

Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. At the core of Visible Thinking are practices that help make thinking visible: Thinking Routines loosely guide learners' thought processes and encourage ...