Program #1:

The following learning resource is designed to factilitate your learning in this comprehensive program.

This learning resource will include the following:

  1. Learning task descriptions and instructions
  2. Additional learning resources in the form of video links
  3. Additional learning resources in the form of online articles. 
In addition to this there are navigation buttons which will assist you to jump to the module that you require 

Click on the buttons below to jump to the module that you are working on. 

MODULE 1

MODULE 2

MODULE 2

Module 1

Scroll down to access the learning tasks and additional learning resources for this module

Links to the recordings of these sessions can be found in the course o
n-demand window of your learning portal.

Additional Resources (Part 1)

Setting Goals is a vital element of providing students with a learning pathway that will allow them to work towards their potential while giving the students some control over their own learning.

The Department of Education & Training have built a website that is dedicated to unpacking this HITS. Click on the link below to access the full HITS document.

CLICK HERE to be redirected to the Departments Resource

This website provides you with a variety of different resources which you can use directly in your teaching practice. They include

  • How to use this resource in your classroom
  • Supporting FISO priorities: Excellence in teaching and learning
  • Further information

Learning Task 1a

CLICK HERE to be redirected to the complete HITS document 

You will use this HITS document (page 10/11) as the basis of your work for this Learning Task.

THE LEARNING TASK:

1 – Read the Setting Goals section of the document, including the 2 examples on the second page of the extract.

2 – You are to complete a self-evaluation task based on the continuum of practice table identified at the bottom of the extract.

To submit your responses please CLICK HERE to access the learning task google form.

You will receive a copy of your responses to this learning task for your records. 

Additional Resources (Part 2)

Setting Goals is a vital part of providing students with a learning journey.

Below are a series of resources that will extend your understanding of ways in which you can incorporate and extend goal setting in your classrooms.

Please click on the links below to access these resources:

How to do goal setting with your students this school year by Lindsay Barrett

SMART Goal setting with your students by Edutopia

Goal setting with Elementary Students by Christina Winter

Video Resources:

The first video, “Goal setting for students (4 keys steps)” is a video by 2 minute classrooms  that provide you with a simple and easy way to bring student goals into your classrooms. 

CLICK HERE to watch the video

Learning Task 1b

CLICK HERE to access the google form for this Learning Task

In the form you are to share an experience. This experience is one where you think you have led a metacognitive task. There are 2 examples in the HITS document that can guide you.

In your description you are to:

  1. Name of the strategy (you will need to make up your own name for the task/strategy)
  2. Brief outline of the scenario (year level/age of students, subject taught etc.)
  3. Detailed explanation of the scenario and how the strategy worked in the lesson you were running.
  4. Summary of why/how you think this demonstrates a metacognitive strategy in the students’ learning.

Once you have posted your reflection and clicked “submit”, you will find a box appear that provides you with a link to view other people’s responses so that you can learn from your fellow participants experiences. Feel free to read through other people experiences and take some notes about tools that you may find useful to use in your own classroom in the future.

Alternatively, you can access the other participants reflections by CLICKING HERE

PLEASE NOTE: All participants names and emails have been removed from the publicly viewed document to protect participants privacy.

You will receive a copy of your responses for your records.

Module 1 Checklist

Before you get your self ready for the module 2 webinar, please make sure that you have:

  • Completed and submitted Learning Task 1a?
  • Completed and submitted Learning Task 1b?
  • Attended/watched the webinar?
  • Attended/watched the discussion forum?

Now that you have completed the list above, you are ready for the second webinar session.

Module 2

Scroll down to access the learning tasks and additional learning resources for this module

Links to the recordings of these sessions can be found in the course o
n-demand window of your learning portal.

Additional Resources (Part 1)

There are links to two videos below setting goals and how they can assist students in their learning.

The first video, a TED talk called “why the secret to success is setting the right goals” by John Doer will unpack how to set meaningful and audacious goals. The right goals for the right reasons.

CLICK HERE to watch the video

The second video, “A complete guide to goal setting” by the Art of Improvement will help you to get a broader understanding of goal setting and how that helps us, as people progress.

CLICK HERE to watch the video

Please note this is not a required task, however the additional material is designed to assist you with the completion of your learning task for this module.

Learning Task 2

CLICK HERE to access the google form for this Learning Task

Now that we have unpacked the concept of goal setting, and you have explored some different strategies, we will look at how you can plan to incorporate student learning goals into a topic and then map out ways in which you will work with the students to monitor their progress and help them achieve their goals. 

You will be presented with 2 different models for goal setting – SMART and GROW

Your response will need to be based around one of these two models. 

In your response you need to include:

– A brief summary of the topic

– Year/Grade the lesson is designed for

– The model you are using for student goal setting.

– Why you decided to choose this model to use in your lesson. 

– A description as to how you will incorporate the goal setting activity into the learning

– A brief description as to how you will map out the learning to assist with students goal achievement

Once you have posted your lesson plan and clicked “submit”, you will find a box appear that provides you with a link to view other people’s responses so that you can learn from your fellow participants experiences. Feel free to read through other people experiences and take some notes about tools that you may find useful to use in your own classroom in the future.

Alternatively, you can access the other participants lesson plans by CLICKING HERE

Please Note: Participants names and email addresses are removed from the public viewing of this document to protect the participants privacy.

Additional Resources (Part 2)

Setting Goals is a vital part of providing students with a learning journey.

Below are a series of resources that will extend your understanding of ways in which you can incorporate and extend goal setting in your classrooms.

Please click on the links below to access these resources:

Set SMART Goals by Creative Educator

The GROW Model by Performance Consultants

 

Video Resources:

The video, “Three ways to practice goal setting with your students” is a video by the Teaching Channel  that provides you with examples to help you and your students in your classroom. 

CLICK HERE to watch the video. 

Module 2 Checklist

Before you get your self ready for the module 2 webinar, please make sure that you have:

  • Completed and submitted Learning Task 2
  • Watched the Webinar recording?
  • Watched the Discussion Forum recording?

Now that you have completed the list above, you are ready for the second webinar session.

Module 3

Scroll down to access the learning tasks and additional learning resources for this module

Links to the recordings of these sessions can be found in the course o
n-demand window of your learning portal.

Learning Task 3a

Now that you have completed the course, can we please ask you to revisit and reassess yourself with regards to the Setting Goals Continuum of Practice. 

PLEASE NOTE: This is exactly the same as the question you answered in Learning Task #1a, This will give you data to display your development over the course. 

CLICK HERE to access the self reflection task.

You will be sent a copy of your answers when you have completed the quiz for your own records

Make sure you Print off a hard copy of the results as evidence. Alternatively, you could save a soft copy of the results as a PDF form if you wanted to keep your evidence digitally

Additional Resources

There are links to two videos below setting goals and how they can assist students in their learning.

The first video,a Small Talk video called “Goals” by CBC Kids will show how goal setting from a youth point of view can help to motivate and engage students in their learning and why kids think having goals are important. 

CLICK HERE to watch the video

The second video is a resource that you could use in your classroom. CashVille Kidz is an online animation that teaches kids a vareity of different skills. Episode 11 addresses “Goal and Goal Setting”.

CLICK HERE to watch the video

Please note this is not a required task, however the additional material is designed to assist you with the completion of your learning task for this module.

Learning Task 3b

As the final assessment task, we are going to complete a STAR Portfolio of Learning.

Before we begin, what is a STAR Portfolio?

If you’re not already aware, STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action and Result.

The STAR Portfolio is a short document containing bullet points and images on how you dealt with a specific problem on a specific project. This is a common presentation tool used for interviews. Working in this format will now not only allow you to demonstrate your learning but will also give you a tool you can use for job interviews.

In our folio of learning we will address the following:

S = Set the scene of the comprehensive course by summarizing the tasks you completed, the sessions you attended and the topics that you discussed.

T = Summarize the learning that came out of this comprehensive program for you.

A = How has this comprehensive program changed the ways in which you will approach learning in your classroom? What will you do differently regarding your assignments, course delivery and class discussion practices? (In this section please comment on the answer you got in the first pop quiz vs the pop quiz that we completed as Learning Task #5 – this will demonstrate growth over the length of the course).

R = This can be answered in one of 2 ways.

1 = If you were able to implement your lesson plan, reflect on its success, discuss what happened in the classroom/students learning and comment on how you could improve this practice in the future.

2 = if you were NOT able to implement you lesson plan, how will you look to use this teaching strategy in your teaching practice in the future?

CLICK HERE to access the google form to complete this task. 

Final Checklist

Participants are required to have submitted all required learning tasks

Once you have watched all the webinars and discussion forums and completed all the required learning tasks you will be issued with a certificate of completion for this course. You can download, save and print off a copy of this certificate which will outline the topics covered in this course and the total number of PD hours allocated for your VIT registration.

Those who do not submit ALL the required learning tasks by the published closing date will not receive their certificate of completion. To ensure you are NOT one of these please check if you have completed the following?

  • Completed the pre learning tasks from the first webinar?
  • Attended the first webinar or watched the recording?
  • Attended the first discussion forum?
  • Completed and submitted learning task #1a?
  • Completed and submitted learning task #1b?
  • Attended the second webinar or watched the recording?
  • Attended the first discussion forum?
  • Completed and submitted learning task #2?
  • Attended the third webinar or watched the recording?
  • Attended the third discussion forum?
  • Completed and submitted learning task #3a?
  • Completed and submitted learning task #3b?

If you have completed all the elements listed above, you will receive your certificate of completion.

Please keep copies of the evidence documents from learning tasks for audit purposes.