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Teaching and learning

In alignment with our 2016 – 2019 Strategic Plan, our school is currently implementing an updated Pedagogical Framework which draws on four key frameworks to create a consistent approach to teaching and learning across our school. These four frameworks include:
The Art and Science of Teaching (ASOT, Marzano)
The ASOT model involves 10 Design Questions which help teachers to develop high-impact learning experiences for students. These include:
1.     What will I do to establish and communicate learning goals, track student progress, and celebrate success?
2.     What will I do to help students effectively interact with new knowledge?
3.     What will I do to help students practice and deepen their understanding of new knowledge?
4.     What will I do to help students generate and test hypotheses about new knowledge?
5.     What will I do to engage students?
6.     What will I do to establish or maintain classroom rules and procedures?
7.     What will I do to recognize and acknowledge adherence and lack of adherence to classroom rules and procedures?
8.     What will I do to establish and maintain effective relationships with students?
9.     What will I do to communicate high expectations for all students?
10.   What will I do to develop effective lessons organized into a cohesive unit?
Gradual Release of Responsibility Model (Fleming)

Berry Street Education Model – Student Wellbeing
(Berry St, Vic, Aus)

The Berry Street Pedagogical Framework and Curriculum is purposefully designed to support the sequential development of students’ physical, psychological, social and emotional capacities.
It is designed to be responsive to the needs of children and young people as they emerge. The domains within the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) are: Body, Stamina, Engagement and Character, all anchored by Relationship.
These five areas are pedagogical lenses: each domain reflects our durable understandings and evidence-based practice which inform daily classroom learning.
Age Appropriate Pedagogies
Prep – Year 2
·          Inquiry Learning
·          Event-based
·          Project
·          Explicit Instruction
·          Play-based learning
·          Direct teaching/instruction
·          Blended
·          Active
·          Agentic
·          Collaborative
·          Creative
·          Explicit
·          Language Rich and Dialogic
·          Learner Focused
·          Narrative
·          Playful
·          Responsive
·          Scaffolded