On our Pupil Free Day in Week 7, our teachers were able to collaborate and have deep conversations about learning.
Teachers worked on building up their skills around moderation. Moderation helps teachers to be more consistent with our expectations of students. Our professional learning also included discussion of different assessment strategies and ways to document the links between assessment tasks and the Australian Curriculum.
It was great to have the time to have professional discussions on this important topic. Teachers worked in year level teams to reflect on their teaching , learning and assessment so far this year, as well as discussing the impact of COVID -19, on our 2020 calendar. We will keep exploring how we can continue to provide a wide range of experiences in 2020, while acknowledging that many of our scheduled ideas and events cannot take place in the time we have left...we could simply not squeeze it all in! We believe our students will benefit more if we select some of the planned events and do them well.
As a part of the day’s professional learning, our SSOs participated in a session with our Special Educator. This learning focused on some practical strategies that can be used to support students who find the yard and playtimes difficult. We are looking forward to putting our new learning into practice.