Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hike Through History

Wow! Wow! Wow!

We had a fantastic morning with 3 very motivated teachers who hiked up the hill to Sawyers Valley to see K-3 students involved in History lessons!

Here is some of their feedback!

"Thank you for a great morning. I got lots of ideas that I can't wait to implement in my classroom."

"I learnt so much from this History Hike. It is by far the best and most effective form of PD that I've been exposed to for quite some time!"

"It was really great to see the process in action...Thanks for providing this great opportunity to see the lessons and for sharing your school, classrooms and students."

Thank you Meika and Jeanette (Quinns Beach Primary School) and Lynnette (Curtin Primary School) for you participation and enthusiasm today.

Our next History Hike is on Thursday the 5th of September! Please register via the IPL website. 

If you are having any difficulties registering, please email me

Have a great day!

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

History Reminders!

Welcome back one and all to a new term and hopefully you are starting to get into the swing of things, in particular History!

A couple of reminders:
  • We have our 3rd History CafĂ© next Wednesday (7/8/13) starting at 3:30. We will be looking at Integrating History and developing some learning plans. Very exciting! And there will be cake! It is not too late to register via the IPL website. If it closes, please just send me an email.
  • We are also offering our very first online professional learning via Centra (13/8/13) commencing at 3:30 pm. You can enjoy a History PD from the comfort of your home or school office. Just post me an email if you are interested. It will be a very basic introduction to Australian Curriculum: History. Hopefully all systems will work and I won’t get too muddled!
  • We have our first 'Hike Through History K-3' sold out for tomorrow! We have another one planned for the 5th of September - go to the IPL website to register as places are limited.
  • Our second History Cafe for the term will be on the 11th of September commencing at 3:30 pm. IPL website to register.
Researching tip!

I was talking with a teacher the other day and they hadn't heard that you can reduce the reading level for students when using a search engine. It may help reduce the number of pages in a search. To modify the reading level it is best to watch this youtube clip. I hope this can be of some help!

That is all for now.
We hope to see you soon!

Mr Stephen Powell 

TDS Coordinator 

Year 2/3 Level 3 Classroom Teacher