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Published on March 6, 2014

Author: LeonneFitzGerald

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Teacher librarians as innovators and collaborators in the Australian Curriculum: Unpacking the Australian Curriculum Lee FitzGerald, Lecturer in Teacher librarianship, Charles Sturt University Photo by clickykbd - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License http://www.flickr.com/photos/37718677955@N01 Created with Haiku Deck

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Know it!

http://www.acara.edu.au/curriculum/curriculum.html

Progress of the Australian Curriculum Shaping Writing Available for implementation

Languages are in consultation

http://navet.ifi.uio.no/218/arrangement-med-know-it http://www.wetrocks.com.au/national-curriculum

www.australiancurriculum.edu.au F-10 Curriculum

These are the icons for General Capabilities, used in Content descriptions.

And Cross Curriculum Priorities

The new Arts curriculum: Same organisation as all others Go to F-10 Curriculum and use the filters. Play with filtering out Band descriptions, Content descriptions, and Achievement standards, so you can see the differences.

Go to the Scope and Sequence for summary of content descriptions and skills. It is in the skills areas that we can work to create our inquiry tasks.

Reflect/Discuss How familiar with AC are you? Rate yourself: 0-5 How are you using it? Which parts have you explored? Your role in inservicing / leading staff? How have you done this? Your biggest need?

Resource it!

Existing units of work and inquiry tasks English for the Australian curriculum http://e4ac.edu.au/units/year10/index.html Seems to be plenty of units but very few assessment tasks fully fleshed out.

http://www.achistoryunits.edu.au/home/website-home.html

History assessment task

National Digital Learning Resources Network

Integrate it! www.integration.in

Some burning questions! Photo by sweejak - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License http://www.flickr.com/photos/11812662@N00 Created with Haiku Deck

Two bright stars in the TL firmament in Inquiry! Photo by Neal. - Creative Commons Attribution License http://www.flickr.com/photos/31878512@N06 Created with Haiku Deck

Mandy Lupton Read: Lupton, Mandy. Inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum, Access, June 2012, p12-18 Watch: Inquiry in the Australian Curriculum – A bird’s-eye view. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DlePUh1ogY Photo by Vermin Inc - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00 Created with Haiku Deck

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Reflect/Discuss • • • Reflect/Discuss: Look at Handout 1 F-10 Inquiry skills and relationship with CCT and ICT Comments? • • How familiar with the curriculum are you? Rate yourself: 0-5 How do you use it in planning with teachers? Which parts have you explored? – Key questions? Content descriptions? Achievement standards? Elaborations? Rationale? Aims? Cross curriculum priorities? General capabilities? Units of work? Assessment tasks? Work samples? What is your role in inservicing / leading staff? How have you done this? Discuss at your tables: Feedback afterwards.

Karen Bonanno Mapping curriculum skills and capabilities to an inquiry learning framework. Photo by Vermin Inc - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License http://www.flickr.com/photos/71038389@N00 Created with Haiku Deck

Karen@eduwebinar.com.au

One small sample – contact Karen if you want to see it all – it’s amazing!

Eduwebinars

So, where’s the spine? Photo by Paul Garland - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License http://www.flickr.com/photos/55922094@N00 Created with Haiku Deck

Teaching Strategies for Research Information Search Process: The spine

Dynamic Combination!

And along comes Critical and Creative Thinking......

Alignment of CCA with ISP Look at handout 2

GI scope and sequence LK

Strong new scaffolding of Inquiry: Guided Inquiry Design. Photo by Robbie1 - Creative Commons Attribution License http://www.flickr.com/photos/85278812@N00 Created with Haiku Deck

Kuhlthau, C.C., Maniotes, L., & Caspari, A.. (2012). Guided inquiry design: A framework for inquiry in your school. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

What’s new in Guided Inquiry Design? • Five kinds of learning: • Curriculum content • Information Literacy • Learning how to learn • Literacy competency • Social Skills • Information Search Process simplified

What’s new in Guided Inquiry Design? • Whole units delivered by inquiry • Inquiry community and Inquiry circles • 6C’s: Collaboration, Conversation, Composition, Choosing, Charting, and Continuing • Journals, logs and inquiry charts • Reflection throughout • Culmination conversation

Inquiry circles Photo by Burning Red - Creative Commons Attribution License http://www.flickr.com/photos/23725571@N07 Ancient Egypt Slave, prisoner or adventurer Holocaust Narrabeen Man Created with Haiku Deck

Class folders Our Big Question

Inquiry circles and what they have to do!

Project 1: Year 11 Ancient History Look! The Guided Inquiries take 5 weeks, 26 lessons.

Explicit ISP and Inquiry Circles

Inquiry circle group tasks Question focus formulation Pair/share/pair Ideas cluster

Some inquiry circle scaffolds • Question focus formulation • Pair Share Pair protocol • Ideas cluster

Your individual tasks • Reflection sheets • Take notes on Evernote, do bibliography on Easybib. • Develop an inquiry question • Answer your inquiry question in an essay of up to 2000 words.

Holocaust: Inquiry Circles Culmination conversation. Photo by englishsnow - Creative Commons Attribution License http://www.flickr.com/photos/27304501@N07 Created with Haiku Deck

Culmination conversation questions.

Year 9 Holocaust

Student Reflection

Questions in the SLIM (School Library Impact Measure) Toolkit reflection sheets 1. Write the title that best describes your research project at this time. 2. Take some time to think about your research topic. Now write down what you know about this topic. 3. What interests you about this topic? 4. How much do you know about this topic? Check () one box that best matches how much you know. Nothing, Not much, Some, Quite a bit and A great deal 5. Write down what you think is EASY about researching your topic. 6. Write down what you think is DIFFICULT about researching your topic. 7. Write down how you are FEELING now about your project. Check () only the boxes that apply to you. Confident, Disappointed, Relieved, Frustrated, Confused, Optimistic, Uncertain, Satisfied, Anxious or Other.

Research questions (SLIM adaptation) 1. What do you know about your topic? 2. Have you any particular difficulties relating to your topic? 3. What have you learnt from this Guided Inquiry? 4. Describe your feelings are you progressed through the stages of the Information Search process – Initiation, Selection, Formulation/Exploration, Collection and Presentation.

Facts, explanations, conclusions – whole group

Kate M: the perfect researcher Why has the Spartan failure at Thermopylae been immortalised? Facts, explanations and conclusions - at RS1, 2, 3 and essay 35 30 25 20 Fact Explanation 15 ConclusionC1 Conclusion C2 10 Conclusion C3 5 0 1 2 3 Kate M Essay 23, Process 10 Essay

Ailish R – a diligent and thoughtful scholar Discuss the differing perspectives highlighted in the historical debate on the location of Atlantis. Facts, explanations and conclusions - at RS1, 2, 3 and essay 60 50 40 Fact 30 Explanation ConclusionC1 Conclusion C2 20 Conclusion C3 10 0 1 2 3 Ailish Ro Essay 24, process 9 Essay

Template for this afternoon See Handout 5

Any questions? • • • • • How familiar with the curriculum are you? Rate yourself: 0-5 How do you use it in planning with teachers? Which parts have you explored? – Key questions? Content descriptions? Achievement standards? Elaborations? Rationale? Aims? Cross curriculum priorities? General capabilities? Units of work? Assessment tasks? Work samples? What is your role in inservicing / leading staff? How have you done this? Discuss at your tables: Feedback afterwards.

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