Program #2:

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)

Feedback is a vital element of providing students with advice as to their learning and how they can improve as they move along their learning pathway. Feedback will allow them to work towards their potential before they reach the final evaluation for a learning task or module of work.

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 24/25) as the basis of your work for this Learning Task.

THE LEARNING TASK:

1 – Read the Feedback 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)

Student Feedback is a vital part of providing students with guidance as they travel along their learning journey while also giving them direction as to how they can improve in their future learning.

Below are a series of resources that will extend your understanding of ways in which you can incorporate and extend feedback in the learning tasks in your classrooms.

Please click on the links below to access these resources:

Effective Feedback for Deeper Learning by Dr Natalie Saaris

Seven Keys to Effective Feedback by Grant Wiggins

Receiving and Giving Effective Feedback by University of Waterloo

Video Resources:

The first video, “Effective Feedback Animation” is a video by AITSL that and is a short animated video that describes what effective feedback is, how it can be used and the potential impact on student learning.

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 used feedback in your teaching practice. There are 2 examples in the HITS document that can guide you.

In your description you are to:

  1. Brief outline of the scenario (year level/age of students, subject taught etc.)
  2. Detailed explanation about how you approached providing feedback to the student(s) in your classroom.  
  3. Explanation of how this affected the students learning in your classroom.
  4.  How did the students react to the feedback that you provided? Did they take your feedback onboard and act upon the advice? Was the feedback approach successful?
  5.  From you reflection upon this scenario, what do you think you would do differently the next time you provide feedback to a student in a similar scenario?

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 first session of this course (pre-learning/webinar/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 about feedback and how it can assist students in their learning.

The first video, a TED talk called “Building a culture of feedback in every school” by Ernest Jenavs will unpack how to build a strong culture of feedback in every school. 

CLICK HERE to watch the video

The second video, “The Power of Feedback” by Faith Thomas will explore Hattie & Timperley’s feedback model and unpack techniques to assist you with using this feedback model.

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 feedback, and you have explored some different strategies, we will look at how you can plan to incorporate student feedback 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 need to provide a learning scenario and then explore ways in which you can approach providing feedback on learning tasks for those students. Your scenario can either be based on an experience that you have had in your teaching practice or base your responses upon a scenario that you hope to develop sometime in the future.

In your response you need to include:

– A brief summary of the topic
– Year/Grade the lesson is designed for
– A brief summary of learning tasks that you would use in this learning scenario
– The feedback method that you would use 
– Why you decided to choose this model to use in your lesson. 
– A description as to how your feedback would be used to drive the further learning of the students
– How you would monitor the students progress 

 

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)

SFeedback is a vital part of providing students with a strong  learning experience.

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

Please click on the links below to access these resources:

20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback For Learning by TeachThought Staff

Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right by Laura Reynolds

Video Resources:

The video, “QuickTips: Giving Effective Feedback ROAST” is a video by the Green River College eLearning that provides you with examples to help you use effective feedback for the students in your classroom. 

CLICK HERE to watch the video. 

Module 2 Checklist

Before you get yourself ready for the module 3 webinar, please make sure that you have:

  • Completed and submitted Learning Task 2
  • Attended/watched the second session of this course (webinar/discussion forum)?

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 Feedback Continuum of Practice.

You will receive a copy of this response that you can use as evidence for your learning over the course duration.

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 exploring ght use of feedback in a classroom and how it can assist students in their learning.

The first video,a Small Talk video called “Providing Meaningful and Timely Feedback” by LSU will show how frequent communication and feedback from a teacher can increase a students engagement and their chances of success. This video will explore strategies to help you delivery meaningful and timely feedback to your students. 

CLICK HERE to watch the video

The second video is a long video resource that you could use to further your learning in this area. “John Hattie: The Power of Feedback” Webinar with Corwin. This webinar will explore John Hattie’s ideas behind the “power of feedback” and its variability and a model of instructional fit.

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 development of your learning as made obvious through your responses to Learning Activity 1a & 3a – this will work to 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 session or watched the recording?
  • Completed and submitted learning task #1a?
  • Completed and submitted learning task #1b?
  • Attended the second session or watched the recording?
  • Completed and submitted learning task #2?
  • Attended the third session or watched the recording?
  • 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.