Kto10 Circulars - March 2020

Teaching and Learning

Curriculum and Assessment support for teaching Languages in Year 3

Contact
Lisa Djanegara
(08) 9273 6382
Lisa.Djanegara@scsa.wa.edu.au

To support teachers in their implementation of the Western Australian Curriculum for Languages in Year 3, the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) is providing an opportunity to engage with best practice in assessment.

A moderation pilot for teachers of Year 3 Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian and Japanese will be conducted. Teachers will have the opportunity to work with Authority’s Principal Consultants for Languages to unpack an assessment task and marking key with a focus on the principles of teaching, learning and assessment. Teachers who wish to participate will be invited to administer the assessment task in Term 3 and attend a moderation workshop toward the end of Term 3 to discuss and develop a shared understanding of the standard.

To register your interest please email standards@scsa.wa.edu.au and include the following information:

  • Teacher name
  • School name
  • Language taught.

2020 Year 6 and Year 7 Moderation

Contact
Mandy Hudson
(08) 9273 6755
Mandy.Hudson@scsa.wa.edu.au

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is offering learning area workshops to support the implementation of the moderation assessment task in schools that have registered to participate in Year 6 and Year 7 Moderation in 2020.

Teachers who have already registered to participate will have received an email through standards@scsa.wa.edu.au to sign-up for the learning area workshops to be held at the end of March.

Sign up for the 2020 Year 6 and Year 7 Moderation assessment task workshops will close on 9 March 2020 at midday.

Please be advised that sign up for the task workshops is only available to individuals who have registered to participate in 2020 Year 6 and Year 7 Moderation via the link below. Registered participants will be sent the sign up links for the task workshops by direct email. Please send any queries to standards@scsa.wa.edu.au.

These workshops will focus on:

  • briefing participating teachers on the timeline for the 2020 process
  • unpacking the assessment task and marking key
  • preparing teachers to administer the task
  • discussing the requirements and expectations for the moderation meetings in Term 3.

Attendance is not compulsory at these workshops but is highly recommended for all teachers who have registered to participate in the 2020 moderation process. Teachers who are unable to attend the task workshops will still be provided with the essential information required to participate effectively in the moderation process during the year.

For further information and to register to participate in Year 6 and Year 7 Moderation in 2020 please use the link below.

https://scsa.wa.edu.au/events/2020-year-6-and-year-7-moderation2

For teachers who have registered and require further information on the learning area workshops please contact standards@scsa.wa.edu.au.


Early Childhood Workshops

Contact
Rose Smith
(08) 9273 6346
Rose.Smith@scsa.wa.edu.au

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is offering two workshops for Early Childhood teachers on promoting and using a play-based structure that supports the implementation of the Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines and the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline.

Early Childhood is a unique and critical area of child development. This hands on workshop will focus on practise, consider current research and examine ways to support Early Childhood teachers and students.

For further information and to register please use the link below:

https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/events/early-childhood-workshop.