Monday, February 25, 2013

Scootle Search Engine

Scootle is a great search engine to find resources for the Australian Curriculum.You can use your department email to register. They have now placed a new tab that allows you to 'Find  by Australian Curriculum'. On Scootle you can search for the following resource types:

Resource type

Click on this link and it will take you directly to the History menu.
Scootle - Australian Curriculum: History

The Sawyers Valley TDS team hope you find what you are looking for! 

Stephen Powell
Year 2/3 Level 3 Classroom Teacher
TDS Coordinator

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Grandparents' Day - Australian Curriculum: History Launch

1st June 2012

The K-2 classrooms invited the Grandparents of the students (or significant older person) to participate in a range of activities in and out of the classrooms. The activities on offer were woodwork, seed planting, History Detectives, Portrait Painting, Puzzles, Books, Olden Day Display, Salt Dough Creations, Dolly Pegs, Posters and a guided tour of the school outlining it’s recent and early history.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A guided tour of the Australian Curriculum: History online

If you have 5 minutes and 39 seconds to spare in your already busy schedule, make yourself a coffee and watch this introductory video showing you how to use the Australian Curriculum: History online.
Video Tour

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Teacher Development Schools

Teacher Development Schools (TDSs) are providing learning and teaching support for classroom teachers. TDSs have been established for all phases of schooling, from early childhood through to the senior years, and include all learning areas. 
TDSs are providing professional learning that supports teachers and schools to:

• teach the Australian Curriculum;
• improve curriculum knowledge and teaching practice;
• use whole school approaches to literacy and numeracy;
• engage with the principles, practices and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework; and
• improve knowledge and understanding of curriculum content for identified senior secondary courses.
TDSs are sharing their experiences in implementing the Australian Curriculum using a range of strategies including: school walk throughs, classroom modelling, virtual classrooms and traditional face-to-face sessions run by presenters.
Sawyers Valley Primary School is a Teacher Development School in the area of History in the Early Years. Our focus will be from K-2. Our team consists of  Mr Stephen Powell, Mrs Tonya Wood, Mrs Carey Stewart and Mrs Anne Gemser.
Come back and visit soon for more information and links as they arise.