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Impact of mobile digital devices in schools (PDF, 2MB)

Impact of mobile digital devices in schools (PDF, 2MB) - a literature review on the impact of non-educational mobile digital device use on student wellbeing. 

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Cecil Hills High School (PDF, 4.8MB)

Penrith Valley School (PDF, 4.1MB)

Rosehill Public School (PDF, 4.7MB)

South Wagga Public School (PDF, 3.5MB)

Trangie Central School (PDF, 2.6MB)

These case studies highlight how effective wellbeing practice supports learning in local contexts. They have been prepared to assist schools to meet the department's strategic goal of 'Every student is known, valued and cared for in our schools'.

Environmental scan

environmental scan (PDF, 7.9MB)

The environmental scan (PDF, 7.9MB) describes the structures and approaches that support student wellbeing and improve pastoral care. It includes an assessment of: current departmental practices; departmental data, trends and information; relevant state, national and international research; and current practices in a number of NSW public, independent and Catholic schools.

Friday, 16 November 2018

What works best - audio paper

What works best in schools to improve student outcomes? This paper will look at the following seven themes from the growing bank of evidence.

1. Setting high expectations (5:32)
2. Using explicit teaching practices (15:30)
3. Providing effective feedback (23:33)
4. Using data to inform future practice (30:01)
5. Establishing and maintaining effective classroom management (38:00)
6. Supporting student wellbeing (43:35)
7. Engaging in effective professional collaboration (53:28)

Read by Samuel Cox, CESE.

Download the transcript (PDF, 204kB)

Go to the full paper.

what works best

This audio paper summarises four evidence-based practices to improve student literacy and numeracy outcomes at school.
1. Intervene early and maintain the focus.
2. Know what students can do and target teaching accordingly.
3. Have clear and transparent learning goals
4. Focus on teacher professional learning that improves the teaching of literacy and numeracy.
The paper also examines the research on the importance of literacy and numeracy skills to individuals and to society more broadly, including employment outcomes, the economy, social inclusion, health, and other variables.

Download the transcript (PDF, 122kB).

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what works best

This course focuses on the participant connecting educational theory and research with their context.

Mode of delivery: online 
Accredited hours: 2
myPL course code: RG04031
Themes: high expectations, explicit teaching, effective feedback, use of data to inform practice, classroom management, wellbeing, collaboration

Learn more about what the course involves.

Learn more about the What works best publication. The What works best reflection guide is another useful resource for completing this professional learning. 

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Workforce profile of the NSW teaching profession 2016 (PDF, 6MB)

The Workforce profile of the NSW teaching profession 2016 (PDF, 6MB) includes data that details teachers' characteristics and experiences from entry into initial teacher education through to exit from the profession. The report provides information on both government and non-government school teachers, early childhood teachers and teachers in training.

The 2016 report builds on the data presented in the Workforce profile of the NSW teaching profession 2015 and the Workforce profile of the NSW teaching profession 2014.

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This course allows educators to engage with contemporary literature on cognitive load theory - how the human brain learns and stores knowledge. Participants will be asked to connect their understanding of the research to their own practice.

Mode of delivery: online 
Accredited hours: 1.5
myPL course code: RG03812
Themes: cognitive load, explicit instruction

Learn more about what the course involves.

Learn more about the Cognitive load theory publication. 

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This course allows educators to explore the provision of advocacy and support in NSW schools and connect education theory with their own practice.

Mode of delivery: online 
Accredited hours: 1.5
myPL course code: RG03816
Themes: support for learning, advocacy

Learn more about what the course involves.

Learn more about the Supporting students' learning publications.

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student wellbeing

This course allows educators to engage with contemporary literature on student wellbeing and connect it to their own practice.

Mode of delivery: online 
Accredited hours: 1.5
myPL course code: RG03815
Themes: wellbeing, engagement, social and emotional learning

Learn more about what the course involves.

Learn more about the Student wellbeing publication.

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This course allows educators to engage with contemporary literature on literacy and numeracy and connect it to their own practice.

Mode of delivery: online 
Accredited hours: 1.5
myPL course code: RG03814
Themes: literacy and numeracy

Learn more about what the course involves.

Learn more about the Literacy and numeracy publication.

Enrol on myPL. 

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