Tuesday 31 March – The Conversation and Resources
Our first Continuous Learning Discussion online, Tuesday 31 March, was well attended and full of useful sharing.
30 dedicated educators joined the conversation. A very good use of our time.
You will find the points discussed in the breakout rooms at the bottom of this page. You can also watch the discussion recording and read the chat feed.
We decided to do it again next week – Tuesday 7 April, 10.00am – 11.00am.
If you would like to join the conversation pleased register to receive the ZOOM link.
The Challenges Now and Ahead – Discussed in Breakout Groups
Here are the points discussed in the five breakout rooms.
- Keeping students motivated
- Exhaustion of staff
- Personalised learning pathways
- Condensing timetables
- Wellbeing meetups
- House activities
- Scheduling periodic check-ins
- Sustaining engagement – students can’t do as much at home as they could at school
- adding fun in the day
- Re-imagining timetables – 6 periods in a day is too much
- Students want contact from others
- Design mini-tasks for more independent learning
- Exit tickets
- Microsoft forms
- How do we maintain a quality education without being in front of the computer all day?
- Year 12s are doing the best they can, many feeling ‘smashed’ by the workload
- some year 12s feel like they are losing some of their rites of passage
- how do design a program for 3 years olds (ELC)
- parents who are struggling to pay fees- can we should them for 6 months to keep enrolments
- how can we help students be more independent learners, need to move to more flipped classrooms?
- for some, learning from home can he difficult, access to internet, devices, space, opportunity to concentrate
- collapsing timetables to lighten the workload
- how do we manage the perceived return on investment among private school parents
- platforms used – Zoom, Microsoft Teams
- policies need to be in place around expectations for behaviour, in line with child safe practices. ( refer Vic Govt Website – DEET under COVID -19
- so important for young people to see their peers
- synchronous and synchronous learning
- Seesaw program
- Youtube recording
- Protecting your recordings from widespread distribution
- Check-ins at the start and end of lessons, rather than on-line for the entire time
- The first lesson of the week is a streamed Microsoft teams lesson, the remainder of the week the format changes more towards individual learning and check-ins