“The most important single factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows. Ascertain this and teach accordingly.” David Ausubel 1968
The course focuses on the use of SOLO taxonomy and the BOSTES Stage 5 Course Performance Descriptors (CPDs) to describe student learning outcomes and place their responses to tasks along CPD continuum of learning.
Secondary teachers – the course focuses on the use of BOSTES Stage 4 Course Performance Descriptors (CPDs)
Join your colleagues coming from many individual schools and sectors for these short 2-hour after school PD sessions.
The course will be a blended delivery using a moodle where there are links to relevant documents and where participant can post and share products.
This course contributes to 1.5 professional development hours.
There are no occurrences of After School Session in Australia (NSW) at this time.
The introductory session focusses on the question: How can student achievement of syllabus outcomes be described on a continuum from novice to expert?
Discussion and online forum to share ideas.
Taxonomies can be used to describe a learning progression.
Bloom’s taxonomy is visited, SOLO taxonomy is described and the BOSTES Stage 5 Course Performance Descriptors are interrogated.
Discussion and online forum to share responses.
Decide what is to be reported and design the assessment accordingly.
The Stage 5 Course Performance Descriptors can be used to efficiently align assessment and reporting.
Discussion and online forum to share products.
Wifi enabled laptop
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Improving outcomes through aligned teaching practice synergies.
Jim is a recipient of the NSW Professional Teaching Council’s Distinguished Service Award for leadership in delivering targeted professional learning to teachers.
Jim has written and presented for TTA, UNSW, NSWTF CPL, STANSW and DoE for such diverse topics as literacy, ICT, constructivist programming, assessment task development and assessment reform.
The range of professional learning courses presented by Jim can be found on the TTA website.
Selected NSW Department of Education and Communities appointments
2015 Analytics, Systems and Development Coordinator
2012 – 2013 School Assessment Design and Development Acting Coordinator (ESSA)
2007 – 2010 Head Teacher Science, Newtown High School of Performing Arts
2004 – 2005 Senior Assessment Officer, Computer Skills Assessment (CSA6)
2004 Test Development Officer, Secondary Numeracy Assessment Program (SNAP)
2000 – 2004 Head Teacher Science, Concord High School
1998 – 2000 Senior Assessment Officer, English Language and Literacy Assessment (ELLA)
1993 – 1997 M.Ed. (Hons) University of New England (Thesis: Literacy & learning in Science)
1979 Dip. Ed. University of Wollongong
1976 – 1978 B.Sc. University of Wollongong (Majors in Chemistry and Bioenergetics)