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Senior Secondary Professional Learning Program

​Senior Secondary Professional Learning Program 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Senior Secondary Professional Learning Program.  For more information on individual sessions, please click on the links in the program below.

Download a PDF version of the program:  Full Program    Brief Program

Registrations for this year's PL Program have closed.  Please contact the relevant Curriculum Teacher Leader if you have any queries.  Contact details can be found here.

All professional learning sessions run from 10am to 3pm.

Curriculum Teacher Leaders: contact details   

Maps: Don College  Elizabeth College  Hobart College  Launceston College  Newstead College  University of Tasmania, Inveresk Campus  University of Tasmania, Newnham Campus

 

​Thursday, December 4
 

 

​Friday, December 5

 

Monday, December 8

 

Tuesday, December 9

​Cross-Currriculum

 

21st Century Learning Design (Regional)
Focus: 21st Century Learning Design is a global professional development program for teachers and schools to develop more innovative pedagogies that develop students’ skills for the 21st Century. 
Venue: Hobart College, Teaching and Learning Centre, Main Staff Room
 

STEM (Regional)
Focus: STEM (Science, Technologies, Engineering, Mathematics) is a global educational phenomenon. This session provides a theoretical overview of STEM, practical workshops and a guide to teaching resources.
Venue: Newstead College, Room 33


Blended Learning (Regional) 
Focus: This workshop will showcase a number of blended learning formats, including the flipped classroom.   A theoretical overview, practical workshops and the sharing of teacher practice will be the focus of this session.
Venue: Hobart College, E304

 

STEM (Regional)
Focus: STEM (Science, Technologies, Engineering, Mathematics) is a global educational phenomenon. This session provides a theoretical overview of STEM, practical workshops and a guide to teaching resources.
Venue: Hobart College, Teaching and Learning Centre, Main Staff Room


Spatial Information  (Regional)
Focus:  Spatial technologies in data management,  an introduction to LISTmap, data services and other free resources and a ‘hands on’ session on data capture with GPS and integration into LISTmap
For teachers of:
• Information Systems and Digital Technologies  3
• Geography 3
• Environmental Science and Society 3
• Outdoor Education/Leadership 2/3
• Other subjects with an interest in spatial information technologies
Venue: Hobart College, Room A420


21st Century Learning Design (Regional)
Focus: 21st Century Learning Design is a global professional development program for teachers and schools to develop more innovative pedagogies that develop students’ skills for the 21st Century. 
Venue: Newstead College, Room 16/17


Work Readiness
(State-wide)
Focus: Mapping and assessing Work Readiness standards in relation to the TCE, Everyday Adult Standards, Australian Core Skills Framework and, where applicable, VET competencies, Sharing best practice for Work Readiness planning, delivery and assessment to support quality learning outcomes and accountability requirements.
For teachers of:
Work Readiness 1 and 2
Venue: Newstead College, Common Room


Blended Learning (Regional)
Focus: This workshop will showcase a number of blended learning formats, including the flipped classroom.   A theoretical overview, practical workshops and the sharing of teacher practice will be the focus of this session.
Venue: Launceston College, Flight Deck

Supporting Students with Disability (State-wide)
Focus: This workshop will provide participants with a state-wide overview of programs supporting students with disability in senior secondary schools and colleges.  Some time will be spend discussing DoE/organisational requirements, but the main focus of the day will be on teaching social skills to young adults.  Planning for future professional learning will also addressed.
For members of DoE teams teaching and supporting students with disability.
Venue: Newstead College, Room 33


VET - How to? (Regional)
North    South 
Focus: The Tasmanian Secondary Colleges (TSC) Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Quality Management System (QMS) explained
For teachers of:  Prospective & current DoE VET program coordinators of the TSC RTO.
Venue: Launceston College, Flight Deck
Venue: Hobart College, D333

 

Spatial Information  (Regional)
Focus:  Spatial technologies in data management, an introduction to LISTmap, data services and other free resources and a ‘hands on’ session on data capture with GPS and integration into LISTmap.
For teachers of:
• Information Systems and Digital Technologies  3
• Geography 3
• Environmental Science and Society 3
• Outdoor Education/Leadership 2/3
• Other subjects with an interest in spatial information technologies
Venue: Newstead College, Room 98

 Arts​​

Music Technology UTAS
(State-wide)
Focus: Understanding of, and technical skills for, Project Briefs for the UTAS Music Technology Projects course to be implemented in 2015 and links to the new Foundation course
For teachers of:
• UTAS Music Technology
• Music Technology Projects – Foundation 2
Venue: Newstead College, Room 15

Drama Suite (State-wide)
Focus: Preparation for implementation of new courses for 2015 and continuing of resource sharing began in 2013. UTAS’ Dr Matt Delbridge will run a session on design for theatre productions.
For teachers of:
• Drama Foundation
• Drama 3
• Theatre Performance 3
• Technical Theatre Production 2
• Musical Theatre 2
Venue: Newstead College, Auditorium


Visual Arts (Regional)
Focus: Pedagogy and skill development in studio workshop programs and sharing of resources/pedagogy.
For teachers of:
• All Visual Arts courses
Venue: Don College, D111

Dance Suite (State-wide)
Focus: Preparation for implementation of new courses for 2015, sharing of resources and developing new material for new courses.
For teachers of:
• Dance Choreography and Performance
• Dance 2
• Dance the Basic Moves
Venue: Newstead College, Auditorium


Visual Arts (Regional)
Focus : Pedagogy and skill development in studio workshop programs and sharing of resources/pedagogy
For teachers of:
• All Visual Arts courses
Venue: Hobart College, Room A422

Music Suite (State-wide)
Focus: preparation for implementation of new courses for 2015 as listed above, sharing of resources. UTAS will also run a session on Foundation Practical Study.
For teachers of:
• Music 3
• Music Studies
• Contemporary Music
• UTAS Foundation Practical Study
Venue: Newstead College, Room 16/17


Media Print and Video (State-wide)
Focus: Developing teachers’ technical skills in print media or video, pedagogy/resources and planning for the new Media Production- Foundation 2 course for 2015.
For teachers of:
• Media Production 3
• Media Production- Foundation 2
Venue: Newstead College, Room 28

​English / EALD

English Level 3 (Regional)
Focus: Differentiated learning; student engagement; course review; UTAS workshops- English and Journalism
For teachers of:
• English Communications 3
• English Literature 3
• English Writing 3
Venue: Newstead College, Room 16/17

English Level 3 (Regional)
Focus: Differentiated learning; student engagement; course review; UTAS workshops- English and Journalism
For teachers of:
• English Communications 3
• English Literature 3
• English Writing 3
Venue: Hobart College, Room D333

English Level 1-2  (Regional)
Focus: Improving literacy teaching; investigating student composed multimodal texts and tools; support for the implementation of the new English General course
For teachers of:
• Practical English 1
• Essential Skills Reading & Writing  2
• English Applied 2
• English Foundation 2
Venue: Don College, Room B412

English Level 1-2  (Regional)
Focus: Improving literacy teaching; investigating student composed multimodal texts and tools; support for the implementation of the new English General course
For teachers of:
• Practical English 1
• Essential Skills Reading & Writing  2
• English Applied 2
• English Foundation 2
Venue: Hobart College, Room D333

EAL/D (State-wide)
Focus: Best practice pedagogy for literacy improvement including multimodal texts; managing mixed course classes; preparation for the implementation of the new EALD 3 course.
For teachers of:
• EAL/D 1
• EAL/D 2
• EAL/D 3
Venue: Newstead College, Room 34

 ​Health and Physical Education

UTAS Sports Management (State-wide)
Focus: To formulate aspects of the sports management syllabus (in collaboration with UTAS) to be trialled at Newstead and Don Colleges in 2015.  To unpack the guidelines provided by UTAS for unit design
Venue: Newstead College, Room 25

Sports Science (Regional)
Focus: Sharing pedagogical practices across the 4 modules of the course. Investigate ICT and its applicability to scientific investigation and methodology
Venue: Don College, Room TH01


Health Studies (Regional)
Focus: Improving knowledge, skills and experience in the areas of drug and sexuality education. Sharing best practice in pedagogy and assessment
Venue: Don College, Room TE06


Outdoor Leadership (Regional)
Focus: Sharing information regarding course content and practice. Investigating teaching qualifications and access to them. Looking at the legal implications of various activities.
Venue: Don College, Room MPC (gym)

Athlete Development (State-wide)
Focus: Understanding the transition of syllabus content of the ADP high school Australian curriculum syllabus with the Senior Secondary TQA syllabus. Creating teaching networks that are state-wide and provide the most up to date pedagogical practices with regard to:
• Technical Development
• Physical Preparation
• Tutorial Presentations
For teachers of: Teachers from all ADP High schools and Senior Secondary colleges are invited to attend.
Venue: Newstead College, Room 33

Sports Science (Regional)
Focus: Sharing pedagogical practices across the 4 modules of the course. Investigate ICT and its applicability to scientific investigation and methodology.
Venue: Hobart College, Room F102


Health Studies (Regional)
Focus: Improving knowledge, skills and experience in the areas of drug and sexuality education. Sharing best practice in pedagogy and assessment.
Venue: Hobart College, Room F101


Outdoor Leadership (Regional)
Focus: Sharing information regarding course content and practice. Investigating teaching qualifications and the access to them. Looking at the legal implications of various activities.
Venue: Hobart College, Room F209

​Humanities and Social Sciences

Accounting (State-wide)
Focus: Teachers will share pedagogies and resources, review current practice and review accounting packages.  Teachers will also examine future learning pathways. 
Venue: Hobart College, ​Library Videoconferencing Room


Legal Studies (State-wide)
Focus:  Unpacking the new course: the topics and the assessment criteria. Sharing possible approaches to the content and resources that may be useful in its delivery.
Venue: Newstead College, Room 101

Intro to Sociology/Psychology (Regional)
Focus: Teachers will share pedagogies and resources, review current practice, examine future learning pathways and consider common assessment tasks.
Venue: Don College, Room TD02

History and the Environment (State-wide)
Focus: Unpacking the new course: the topics and the assessment criteria.
Sharing possible approaches to the content and resources that may be useful in its delivery.
Venue: Newstead College, Room 25


Geography
(State-wide)
Focus: Unpacking the new course: the topics and the assessment criteria. Sharing possible approaches to the content and resources that may be useful in its delivery.
Venue: Newstead College, Room 35


UTAS Asian Studies (State-wide)
Focus: Review of this year. What worked, what didn’t? How can the content and delivery be improved? Reflecting on the trial year at Rosny and Don. Induction of new schools/teachers.
Venue: Newstead College, Room 37


Ancient Civilisations (State-wide)
Focus: Unpacking the new course: the topics and the assessment criteria.
Sharing possible approaches to the content and resources that may be useful in its delivery.
Venue: Newstead College, Room 34


Modern History
(State-wide)
Focus: Unpacking the new course: the topics and the assessment criteria.
Sharing possible approaches to the content and resources that may be useful in its delivery.
Venue: Newstead College, Room 33


AAP (State-wide)
Focus: Unpacking the new course: the topics and the assessment criteria.
Sharing possible approaches to the content and resources that may be useful in its delivery.
Venue: Newstead College, Room 32


Sociology (State-wide)
Focus: Sharing approaches and resources for the Socialisation: conformity and deviance unit. Teachers will also share pedagogies and resources, review current practice and examine future learning pathways. 
Venue: Newstead College, Room 47


Psychology (State-wide)
Focus: Examination of methodology for IP. Teachers will also share pedagogies and resources, review current practice and examine future learning pathways. 
Venue: Newstead College, Room 43


Economics (State-wide)
Focus: Teachers will share pedagogies and resources, review current practice and examine future learning pathways. 
Venue: Newstead College, Room 91

Intro to Sociology/Psychology (Regional)
Focus: Teachers will share pedagogies and resources, review current practice, examine future learning pathways and consider common assessment tasks.
Venue: Hobart College, Room A447


Philosophy (State-wide)
Focus: Sharing possible approaches to the content and resources that may be useful in its delivery.
Venue: Newstead College, Room 43


Business Studies
(State-wide)
Focus: Teachers will share pedagogies and resources, review current practice and examine future learning pathways. 
Venue: Newstead College, Room 95

​Languages

Languages (Regional)
Focus:  The day will focus on reviewing the first year of the new TQA courses and developing assessment models for cultural understanding (C5) and reading and responding to written texts (C3).  Time will also be allocated to resource sharing, the eStrategy and blended learning, an Australian Curriculum update, discussion of general and language-specific issues and planning for future professional learning.
Focus languages:
• Chinese
• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
Venue: Don College, Room TE07

Languages (Regional)
Focus:  The day will focus on reviewing the first year of the new TQA courses and developing assessment models for cultural understanding (C5) and reading and responding to written texts (C3).  Time will also be allocated to resource sharing, the eStrategy and blended learning, an Australian Curriculum update, discussion of general and language-specific issues and planning for future professional learning. Language specific sessions:
• Chinese
• French
• German
• Indonesian
• Italian
• Japanese
Venue: Hobart College, Teaching and Learning Centre, Main Staff Room

​Mathematics

Maths General (Regional)
Focus:  An interactive examination of the two new content areas:
• Graphs & Networks
• Sequences & Series
Venue: Hobart College, Room E211

Maths General (Regional)
Focus:  An interactive examination of the two new content areas:
• Graphs & Networks
• Sequences & Series
Venue: Don College, Northern Common             Room

​Science

Chemistry (State-wide)
Focus: Augmenting knowledge and understanding of the new Chemistry course content on spectroscopy; hands-on experience in screencasting and Schoology (VLE); sharing teaching strategies and resources to use at the coal face.
For teachers of:
• Chemistry
• Interested Physical Sciences teachers
Venue: UTAS Newnham, School of Physical Sciences, Lecture Theatre S141


Physics (State-wide)
Focus: Augmenting knowledge and understanding of content in the new Physics course; hands-on experience in screencasting and Schoology (VLE); sharing teaching strategies and resources to use at the coal face.
For teachers of:
• Physics
• Interested Physical Sciences teachers
Venue: UTAS Newnham, School of Physical Sciences, Lecture Theatre S141

Life Sciences (State-wide)
Focus: Hands-on experience in screencasting and Schoology (VLE); how to effectively teach literacy, particularly academic vocabulary, in the life sciences; teaching/learning strategies and resources for, and assessment aspects of, the new Life Sciences course.
For teachers of:
• Life Sciences
• Biology
Venue: Newstead College, Room 110


Environmental Science and Society (State-wide)
Focus: Hands-on experience in screencasting and Schoology (VLE); how to effectively teach literacy, particularly academic vocabulary, in environmental science and society studies; teaching/learning strategies and resources for, and assessment aspects of, the Environmental Science and Society course.
For teachers of:
• Environmental Science and Society
Venue: Newstead College, Room 110


Physical Sciences Foundation (State-wide)
Focus: Hands-on experience in screencasting and Schoology (VLE); how to effectively teach literacy, particularly academic vocabulary, in the physical sciences; teaching/learning strategies and resources for, and assessment aspects of, the Physical Sciences - Foundation course.
For teachers of:
• Physical Sciences – Foundation
• Physical Sciences
Venue: Newstead College, Room 110

​Technologies

Digital Fabrication  (State-wide)
Focus: Digital fabrication equipment (2D and 3D) and how to prepare files for digital fabrication.  
For teachers of:
• Technical Graphics 2 and 3
• Computer Graphics and Design2 and 3
• Design and Production 2
• Information Systems and Digital Technologies 3
Venue: Newstead College, Room 61


Technical Graphics (State-wide)
(pm only)
Focus: new course implementation
For teachers of:
• Technical Graphics 2 and 3
Venue: Newstead College, Room 60


Electronics  (State-wide)
Focus: Explore contemporary and future emphases in Electronics courses, review content and delivery and share resources for Level 2 and 3 courses and learning to maximise the functions of new testing equipment.
For teachers of: Electronics Level 2 and 3
Venue: Newstead College, Room 38


Computer Science (State-wide)
Focus: The Computer Fundamentals and Computer Limitations unit of the Computer Science course, providing a detailed explanation of the components and their inter-relationships.
For teachers of: Computer Science
Venue: Newstead College, Room 102

Design Thinking  (Regional)
Focus: How to enhance students' design thinking and use of the design process. 
Subject groups will also meet to address content and specific professional learning needs. 
For teachers of:
• Design and Production 2
• Housing and Design 3
• UTAS College Object Design
• Computer Graphics and Design  2 and 3
Venue: Don College, B507


Nutrition Pedagogies (Regional)
Focus: Contemporary approaches in conveying healthy eating messages and implications for their practice when teaching Foods or Health subjects. 
For teachers of:
• Food and Nutrition 3
• Food Cooking and Nutrition 2
• Personal Health and Wellbeing 2
• Food and Cooking Essentials 1
Venue: Don College, Library


Foods - Level 1 and 2 (Regional)
Focus: Teachers will identify and collate quality learning activities for use in Food and Cooking Essentials 1, Introduction to Catering 1  and Food, Cooking and Nutrition 2 to share with other teachers in the state
For teachers of:
• Food and Cooking Essentials 1
• Introduction to Catering 1 
• Food, Cooking and Nutrition 2
Venue: Elizabeth College, Library Seminar Room 3

Computing (Regional)
Focus: Introduction to the use of Photoshop software.  The features of Illustrator will also be covered.  
For teachers of:
• Computing 1 and 2
• Teachers wishing to learn Photoshop or
Illustrator
Venue: Hobart College, Room A426

Design Thinking  (Regional)
Focus: How to enhance students' design thinking and use of the design process. 
Subject groups will also meet to address content and specific professional learning needs. 
For teachers of:
• Design and Production 2
• Housing and Design 3
• UTAS College Object Design
• Computer Graphics and Design  2 and 3
Venue: Hobart College, Library


Nutrition Pedagogies (Regional)
Focus: Contemporary approaches in conveying nutrition and healthy eating messages and implications for their practice when teaching Foods or Health subjects. 
For teachers of:
• Food and Nutrition 3
• Food Cooking and Nutrition 2
• Personal Health and Wellbeing 2
• Food and Cooking Essentials 1
Venue: Hobart College, Room C403

Technology Future Vision (State-wide)
Focus: Investigating the future directions in the Technologies Learning Area through perspectives from a range of Tasmanian enterprises, industry and educational stakeholders
• Considering implications for future senior secondary learning in the Technologies learning area.  
For teachers of:
• Learning Area ASTs and subject leaders
• Interested teachers of Foods, Design and Technology and ICT
Venue: UTAS Inveresk, School of Architecture, Lecture Room

 

 Registrations for this year's
PL Program
have closed.

  Please contact the relevant Curriculum Teacher Leader if you have any queries.  Contact details can be found here. 

 

 

 

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