As part of my trip to the New Tech Network offices in March this year I was also afforded the opportunity to visit the place where the New Tech model of Project-based Learning (PBL) was first launched- New Technology High School. Krista Clark, Director of Communications at New Tech, took me for a tour around … Continue reading The Universality of PBL: From California to Australia
My visit to the New Tech Network in Napa Valley, California.
Our latest PLT focus has been a collective study of the book Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning. We were split into 'Expert Groups' for our Monday after school PD sessions and then worked in a jigsaw type fashion to piece together our notes with our original PLT groups. The text itself, written by John Larmer, John … Continue reading Gold Standard PBL
I have written previously about one aspect of professional learning we engage in at Parramatta Marist High- Professional Learning Teams (PLT). During Term One we were introduced to the Literacy Continuum (Aspects of Writing) and asked to focus our attention on developing and improving the literacy skills of our students. Over the course of the … Continue reading PLT 2016: Aspects of Writing
This term our Professional Learning Teams (PLT) are focusing on understanding assessment and we are creating our very own Assessment Resource Centre website. Each week we are required to run through a learning module and annotate a new piece of student work to upload to the Parramatta Marist ARC. Today our learning module was all … Continue reading Parramatta Marist ARC
At Parramatta Marist High all teachers are required to undertake approximately 250 minutes of professional learning a fortnight. This includes weekly staff meetings, training sessions and fortnightly 'Professional Learning Teams' (PLT). During PLT sessions teachers run through various leaning modules that cover a range of different areas including literacy strategies, PBL protocols and types of … Continue reading Professional Learning Teams