We are pleased to offer this study tour progam as part of our State Conference program to assist with ideas for you to integrate ICT into your secondary school program. The format of the study tour is to visit three schools in the bus provided in one day, providing a great opportunity to join with fellow teachers, share ideas and see what other schools do. They are days for observation and allow you to discuss the various approaches being used with ICT in the classroom to achieve exciting outcomes in student performance.
This tour provides educators with the opportunity to see programs in action at Glen Waverley Secondary College, John Monash Science School and Lilydale High School. The three schools will provide detailed overviews of the planning that went into their successful implementation of ICT. Each school takes a varying pathway in the integration of ICT into the curriculum, which provides participants with choices and alternatives to consider for their own situations. In this tour, along with other aspects, there is an emphasis on the integration of iPads in the Year 7 and 8 classroom, observing 'A Learning Inquiry' approach to teaching and learning, the value of Personalising Learning and the benefits of WiFi technology and a multi-device solution.
Meet at Glen Waverley Secondary College, 21 O'Sullivan Road, Glen Waverley for a 9am start.
Glen Waverley Secondary College - Host: Colin Warner, Assistant Principal
Teaching spaces, Endeavour program and 1:1 laptop program
Glen Waverley Secondary College has invested heavily in ICT to assist with the transformation of teacher practice and provide enhanced learning outcomes for students. The College is a vibrant learning community of over 2000 students and 140 teachers and ICT is infused into innovative learning spaces designed to support the potential of learning opportunities for the 21st century.
Participants will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, observe learning space design and engage in dialogue with leaders, teachers and students. There will be a focus on exploring and discussing the elements that lead to successful eLearning planning and implementation. The College is currently implementing its Endeavour Program which seeks to provide a 1:1 netbook program congruent with the teaching and learning vision. The College overview, tour and reflection session aims to serve as a catalyst for open dialogue amongst participants about the successes and challenges of harnessing ICT as a powerful learning tool in their respective schools.
John Monash Science School - Host: Neil Carmona-Vickery, eLeadership, eResources & eLearning Coordinator
WiFi and A Multi-device Solution
John Monash Science School was built to specialise in the teaching and learning of the sciences, with all classes team-taught in open-learning spaces. A high-throughput wireless network services all staff and students, thereby allowing an unparalleled level of flexibility of access to digital learning materials. The school has recently transitioned from a 1:1 Tablet Program to a Multi-Device Solution where smart phones, iPads and laptops are used by students when and where it suits their needs. Multiple cloud-based platforms and solutions support the management of school administration as well as providing the digital resources required to enrich each learner’s experience.
Your tour will examine many of these initiatives and allow for questions and discussion. Lunch will be provided prior to departure.
Lilydale High School - Host: Bonnie Ahles
"Bring your own technology" program
Lilydale High School has been providing a technology rich environment for students for more than ten years. As a secondary school with almost 2000 students, providing equitable access and flexibility has always been a priority. Currently they have almost 1000 iPads being used by students in Years 7 and 8 and are taking a ‘Bring Your Own Technology’ approach for Years 9 to 12.
This session includes a school tour, which highlights the robust wireless access for iPads, global printing solutions, and classroom visits. The library at LHS plays a key role in supporting technology and they will explain the set up of the eBook collection and use of other digital resources. Participants will be given an overview of the ICT program for Year 7 students and examples of how technology is embedded into the Common Assessment Tasks, three way conferences and digital portfolios.