Episode 7 Series 2
Connections â€“ eBookboxes and Learning Tasks Part1
Welcome to iMasterclass - Episode 7, series 2 Hume Region presents: Connections â€“ eBookboxes and Learning Tasks - Part1 Brendan Oâ€™Brien, Gail Stanley and Libby Delbridge
Purpose of these Sessions These online professional learning sessions will:
Build a community of teacher/learners beyond your school Provide a framework for effective PLTs Develop an effective process to evaluate online resources to support Curriculum Planning Provide confidence and skills in using Ultranet
Where are we from?
The Learning Intention for today is to discover and understand: What is a Learning Task? What are the benefits of these Learning Tasks for my students? What eBookbox do I start with in my classroom? How can I import eBookbox activities into Learning Tasks? The Success Criteria will include........ •I will be able to explain what a Learning Task is. •I will be able to articulate the benefits of Learning Tasks to support differentiated learning. •I will be able to understand how PLTs can work together effectively to identify suitable eBookbox activities that are ready-made yet can be adapted to suit each teacher’s own students entry point for further learning.
What is a Learning Task …… Learning Tasks is where you plan, deliver and assess learning items. Learning items could be grouped together to form a learning sequence or stand alone. Learning Tasks allows you to use different modes of assessment, link to curriculum frameworks (such as VELS) and assign work to individual or groups of students. It is also the place where you can assess student work and provide feedback that stays with the student as they progress through school. The data you enter here stays with the student – not the school, making the Ultranet the only system that puts the student at the centre. https://ultranet.vic.edu.au/idc/groups/public/@endorsed/@system/documents/document/d845289.pdf
An eBookbox is a Learning Sequence
What support is there to help me understand the power of Learning Tasks?
Support for Teachers to develop Learning Tasks and import existing eBookbox Sequences – Support Site…..
Sample Learning Sequence Structures Guidance and ideas for teachers planning Learning Tasks These Sample Learning Sequence Structures are designed to help teachers see how they might think through how to structure a Learning Sequence in Learning Tasks for a class lesson or an ongoing unit of work. They provide a best practice model which a teacher can use when planning a Learning Sequence: •defining the Learning Objectives •planning for Assessment Opportunities •providing a range of Learning Item types and specifying for each one: the learning objective, what students will learn or do, what assessment opportunities are provided out of each Towards Level 1 of the VELS Stage A Level 1 Reading Level 3 Science Level 4 LOTE Level 6 Geography
Towards Level 1 of the VELS Stage C Level 2 Maths English ICT Level 3 The Arts Level 5 History Level 6 Science
Let’s view how PLTs can work together effectively to identify suitable eBookbox activities that are readymade yet can be adapted to suit each teacher’s own students entry point for further learning. via Comic Life discussions………….. Key Tools: A4 PLT Planner Observation Activity Sheet
Brainstorm: • How can eBookbox Learning Tasks connect with what we are doing already? • How do eBookbox Learning Tasks challenge our thinking? • How do eBookbox Learning Tasks extend our thinking?
A Tool to use to guide eBookbox Ultranet Space exploration……. A tool that can be used by PLT members to investigate and share findings……
How to Search and Join ebookbox Design Spaces
1. Go to Design Space (Collaborative for VCE students) 2. Click on Available Design Spaces tab 3. Refine Search if you want – Title ‘ DEECD Science eBookboxes’, Space ID number ‘116166122’ or Key word ‘ebookboxes’ 4. Go to the Actions button 5. Click JOIN 6. After you have joined click on the title to open the space - immediate access as a member
• DEECD Mathematics eBookboxes – (Design Space ID 66512121) level 3, 4, 5 and 6 available NOW!
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English (Design Space ID 119973789) Science (Design Space ID 116166122) NEW! Civics and Citizenship Education (Design Space ID 133386274) Japanese (Design Space ID 124703110) Indonesian (Design Space ID122726435) AusVELS Digital Resources (Design Space ID 141092258) VCE eBookboxes (Design Space ID: 108535810) VCE Student eBookboxes (Collaborative Space ID: 124360563) students join as a Collaborative space
How to join iMasterclasses Design space... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Join the Hume Region iMasterclass Design Space Go to Design Spaces Click Available Spaces tab Search by Space ID number (139211104) The space is Open access so click the Actions box and Join 6. After you have joined click on the title to open the space
Thank You! Next Week: eBookboxes in detail
•Libby Delbridge email@example.com
•Gail Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org