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Evidence Based Observations and Coaching

This teacher resource describes an extended professional learning program implemented in 38 Victorian independent schools using evidence-based observations (EBO) as the basis for in-school teacher coaching to improve students' literacy and numeracy. Organised in nine sections: Summary; Target student group; Method; Results; ...

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Four-dimensional coaching support for teachers of literacy and numeracy

This is a teacher resource describing a collaborative model of whole-school change to build teacher capacity and improve student outcomes in literacy and numeracy implemented in 45 Catholic primary schools (F-7) in South Australia. Organised in nine sections: Summary; Target student group; Method; Results; Next steps; Lessons ...

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Identifying metals and non-metals - teacher resource

This resource is a professional learning package designed for pre-service teachers. It demonstrates and investigates the interrelated content, pedagogy and technology knowledge used in a series of science lessons that focus on the properties of metals and non-metals. The resource provides video footage of a teacher teaching ...

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How healthy is your creek? - teacher resource

This resource is a professional learning package designed for pre-service teachers. It demonstrates and investigates the interrelated content, pedagogy and technology knowledge used in a series of science lessons that explore the water quality of a local creek. The resource provides video footage of a teacher teaching the ...

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Conserving energy in the skate park - teacher resource

This resource is a professional learning package designed for pre-service teachers. It demonstrates and investigates the interrelated content, pedagogy and technology knowledge used in a series of science lessons that focus on the concept of conservation of energy. The resource provides video footage of a teacher teaching ...

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Teaching number: whole, decimal and fractional numbers

This is a digital resource book containing material to help teachers plan, implement and assess the teaching and learning of number, specifically whole and decimal numbers, and fractional numbers. As well as a diagnostic map and classroom planning sheet, this resource contains mathematics outcomes, achievement levels, key ...

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Teaching number: basic operations and number patterns

This is a digital resource book containing material to help teachers plan, implement and assess the teaching and learning of number, specifically the four basic operations and number patterns. As well as a diagnostic map and classroom planning sheet, this resource contains mathematics outcomes, achievement levels, key understandings, ...

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Teaching measurement: units and direct measurement

This is a digital resource book containing material to help teachers plan, implement and assess the teaching and learning of measurement, specifically understanding units and making direct measurements. As well as a diagnostic map and classroom planning sheet, this resource contains mathematics outcomes, achievement levels, ...

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Teaching measurement: relationships and estimation

This is a digital resource book containing material to help teachers plan, implement and assess the teaching and learning of measurement, specifically making indirect measurements and estimating. As well as a diagnostic map and classroom planning sheet, this resource contains mathematics outcomes, achievement levels, key ...

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Teaching lessons on chance and data

This is a digital resource book containing material to help teachers plan, implement and assess the teaching and learning of chance and data collection and interpretation. As well as a diagnostic map and classroom planning sheet, this resource contains mathematics outcomes, markers of progress, key understandings, and sample ...

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Teaching geometry: location, transformation and shape

This is a digital resource book containing material to help teachers plan, implement and assess the teaching and learning of geometry, specifically the spatial features of objects, environments and movements. As well as a diagnostic map and classroom planning sheet, this resource contains mathematics outcomes, markers of ...

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Primary Connections: Staying alive

This is an extensive teaching unit focused on learning, through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, about the basic needs of animals and how their senses help them to survive. It includes comprehensive lesson plans, as well as student handouts and other teaching resources, for seven structured lessons that form an ...

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Creating a reading culture in a school community

This teacher resource describes how Proserpine State School in Queensland successfully responded to the need to improve student outcomes, especially in the area of reading, by implementing a whole-school approach that encouraged students to read more, and more widely. The resource is presented in eight sections: Summary; ...

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Engage to achieve: using mobile technologies to enthuse reluctant readers

This teacher resource describes how a cluster of four primary schools in Launceston, Tasmania, worked together to explore the potential of mobile technologies to engage reluctant and low-achieving readers in year 6. The program they developed exposed students to a range of multimodal texts, developed their understanding ...

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Literacy coaching - reading comprehension

This teacher resource describes a successful evidence-based strategy developed by Darlington Primary School in South Australia to improve the reading comprehension of students from Reception (Foundation) to year 7. The central focus of the strategy was a literacy coach supporting teachers' explicit instruction of higher-order ...

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Making a positive difference in numeracy

This teacher resource describes strategies used in a whole-school initiative to improve numeracy outcomes in Two Wells Primary School, South Australia. Strategies include: using a numeracy coach to help implement the Big Ideas in Number program (Siemon 2006); using diagnostic tools to identify students needing numeracy ...

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Numeracy improvement at Wallaroo Mines Primary School

This teacher resource describes strategies used in a whole-school initiative to improve numeracy outcomes in Wallaroo Mines Primary School, South Australia. The school used a coaching strategy - along with the Big Ideas in Number strategy (Siemon 2006). The strategies included diagnostic tools, teacher professional learning, ...

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The Hume Region Numeracy Strategy at Seymour College

This teacher resource describes strategies used to improve number fluency for Foundation to year 6 students at Seymour College, Victoria, using an approach based on the Hume Region Numeracy Strategy 2008-09. The strategies include collecting data using the Hume Numeracy Assessment Tool along with individual interviews, ...

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Using visual tools to assist low achievers with mental computation

This teacher resource describes a case study investigating the use of visual tools to enhance mental computation by year 4 students who achieved poor results on the National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) numeracy test, at St Monica's Primary School, Canberra. The method section describes the use of ...

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Coaching and whole-school commitment improve numeracy outcomes

This teacher resource describes whole-school strategies to improve numeracy outcomes at Moana Primary School in South Australia. Strategies included appointing a full-time numeracy coach to act as coordinator and form collaborative partnerships with teachers; using diagnostic testing to inform programming; and developing ...