On the North Eastern Secondary Schools Study Tour we will visit three great examples of educational institutions demonstrating excellence and innovation in using ICT to enhance the teaching and learning practices.
Format of the study tour
The format of the study tour is to visit three sites 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 provide the opportunity to discuss the various approaches being used with ICT in the classroom to achieve exciting outcomes in student performance.
The three examples will provide descriptions of the planning that went into its successful implementation in their presentations on the tour. Each setting 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.
Meet at Coburg Senior High School, Alva Grove, Coburg for a 9am start. You will then be taken by bus at 10:30am to Ringwood Secondary College for our second visit, at the end of which to enjoy a healthy lunch. We then travel to Quantum Victoria's Centre For Excellence and Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education for the afternoon session. We expect to return to Coburg Senior High School to collect your cars by 3.45pm.
9am Coburg Senior High School
Host: Don Collins, Principal
Since mid 2006 Coburg Senior has been refining its capacity to create learning for the connected generation. Open plan, no texts books and wiki based, Coburg Senior High School is constantly finding better ways to use the power of the web and technology in general. Apple technologies are used throughout the school and online access to live attendance, assessment and student work has long been a hallmark of the school.
Participants in the tour will see the school in action and have the opportunity to discuss the various elements presented in a multimedia presentation. To view Coburg Senior High School's excellent video profile showcasing their excellent setting and practices click here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giorCXKzuuQ) .
11am Ringwood Secondary College
Host: Clare Rafferty, eLearning Leader
At Ringwood Secondary College we recognise that our students are part of a world driven by changing technology. There is now a greater imperative for us as parents and teachers to provide students with the skills, knowledge and values that enable them to contribute effectively, responsibly and creatively in an 'online' global world. Our students are the global citizens of the 21st century.
Ringwood Secondary College is a 1:1 school 7-12 iPads at year 7 and 8 and Laptops from year 9 to 11 and laptops and or iPads at year 12. Our students are at the forefront of the learning revolution, with learning occurring in ways that were not considered possible only a few years ago.
This year we are focusing on moving from Engagement to Transformation. We will visit both iPad and laptop classrooms and a variety of learning spaces on this walk. To view a video on Ringwood Secondary College's strong performance and development culture click here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd8L34oVMs4).
1.30pm Quantum Victoria, Centre For Excellence and Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Host: Adrian Camm, Curriculum Innovation
Quantum is a centre of excellence and innovation that brings the world of science and mathematics to life for students, teachers and the wider community. Quantum Victoria's Adrian Camm will take us through the innovative teaching and learning strategies and forms of teacher professional development that are the cornerstone to building teacher capacity in the 21st century.
Check out some examples of Quantum's great work with schools here (http://www.quantumvictoria.vic.edu.au/index.php/about-us/student-showcase).