Monday, December 16, 2013

Survey Raffle Prize Winner

Thank you to all the people who responded to the survey. It was great to see your ideas and we hope we can cater for your needs in 2014.
The lucky winner of our 2014 'Tales of the Dreamtime' Calendar goes to:
Fiona Crisp of Bassendean Primary School
It will be in the post ready for your 2014 class!
That's all for 2013!
Mr Stephen Powell
TDS CoordinatorLevel 3 Classroom Teacher

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Year That Was....

It is that time of the year where everyone is getting tired and the children are seeing the holidays on the horizon!
This year Sawyers Valley Primary School TDS team has been able to deliver a range of services to the schools in Western Australia and we are looking forward to continue to support schools in 2014!
This year we have delivered History Cafes at the school where teachers can come a talk about History and the individual needs of their schools. Next year we will be joining forces with Science@Greenmount to deliver more support.
We trialled Centra which will now be utilised in 2014 with 6 sessions planned starting term 1!
We had overwhelming success with the Hikes through History (K-3) and this will continue in 2014 catering for K-6! Exciting times!
We have developed planning documents and lesson plans which are readily downloadable from this very blog!
We have also opened the Old School House which will be available in 2014 for school visits. 
We have also started using Twitter which is one way to spread the word and keep people up to date with what is on offer here at Sawyers Valley Primary School!
On behalf of the Teacher Development School Team, I would like to thank you all for your support in 2013 and we wish you all very safe and RELAXING holiday.
Watch this space in 2014!
That's all for now!
Mr Stephen Powell
TDS Coordinator
Level 3 Classroom Teacher

Thursday, December 5, 2013

QR Code Test

I have delved into the world of QR codes. If you have a tablet or smart phone, you can scan this code to take you to our blog (Which you are at already at I know, but this is a test). Please let me know by placing a comment at the end of this post if the QR code worked for you! I hope to link to lots of other things in the future. 
That's all for now!
Mr Stephen Powell
TDS Coordinator 
Year 2/3 Level 3 Classroom Teacher 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Judging Standards in History

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority has released the judging standards tool.
This tool is designed to support teachers when reporting against the Achievement Standards, when giving assessment feedback and when explaining the differences between one student’s achievement and another student’s achievement.
It will be important for teachers to familiarise themselves with these documents before we are required to report in 2015.
Click on the link below, find your year level and click on History. You will open up a rubric (PDF) which will have the A to E Assessment Pointers. 
Thank you to all those who have completed the survey! 
As part of our journey as a Teacher Development School AC History, we would like to invite you to take part in a very short and simple survey to help us with our planning. This will help us provide the very best possible support for you in 2014 & 2015.
Please follow the link below and complete the survey.
Can you please complete the survey before Monday the 9th of December, 2013. If you place your email address in the final comment box (Question 10), you will be in with a chance to win a prize!
Many thanks for your time,
That's all for now!
Mr Stephen Powell
TDS Coordinator 
Year 2/3 Level 3 Classroom Teacher