ILN Collaborative Learning Project for 21st Century
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PROJECT AIM The aim is for the development of a collaborative learning project where the resources are shared across our Network region.

To trial the use of technologytodeliver a program for identified students from Years 6-8 from schools within the Inland Lighthouse Network..



HOW
Using the following:
  • Centra as a synchronized on-line virtual classroom- 1 hour a week facilitated by a teacher:
  • OTLS as a structured program of work – project based.
  • Students from local schools abletoaccesstopics prepared throughout the week. By hub and coordinator teachers



OUTCOMES
For Students
  • Essential skills needed tosucceed as citizens and workers in 21st century including cyber safety, critical thinking, communication and collaboration;.
  • To effectively use the 21st Century skills within the realm of the theme of a Student as a Global Citizen. This is in line with National Curriculum.

STRUCTURE

  • The trial will be for 10 weeks, with the possibility of extension if deemed successful.
  • There will be one Coordinator and two Hub Teachers in our Network, each deliveringtoa number of interested schools in their Cluster.
  • The Coordinator and Hub Teachers will be responsible for facilitating the on-line synchronised 1 hour week contact with students in their cluster. They will also be responsible to prepare the project based material, assignments or taskstobe accessed by students throughout the week.
  • The Coordinator and Hub Teachers aretoprovide feedback and record progress of these students.
  • The Coordinator will support Hub teachers with:
    • programming,
    • use of OTLS; and
    • at point of need.

The Central Office OCS Team will offer:
  • Training and run concurrent sessions for the coordinator and hub teachers and cluster schools. This includes teachers at the local sites;
  • On-going support, for example technical support and ensure participating schools are enabled to connect to the hub teacher and co-ordinator.
  • assist with teachers new ideas.



SELECTION PROCESS
  • all schools in our network will be asked if they wish toparticipate in the “ILN Collaborative Learning Project for 21st Century”;

  • schools will select the most suitable students using the set of criteria provided;

  • participating School will enable and fund stafftobe released for training;

  • the numbers of students selected from each school will depend on availability of places available, for example, the number of schools that wishto be involved.


FUNDING

OCS at Central will provide:
  • personneltoprovide initial training;
  • on-going support.

Local Cluster Schools will:
  • fund relief and travel for individual teachers who access training either with
OCS team or work with the coordinator;
  • fund travel costs;
  • fund cost of relief or teacher’s time when training.

ILN will:
  • fund Co-ordinator and Hub Teachers in regards to:
  • fund teachers preparation and delivery (up to half a day per week) ;
  • deliver the program for 10 weeks;
  • fund cost of coordinator assisting Hub Teachers with preparation and program to students (1 day per week, for 10 weeks).



Approx cost $9000 to be funded from ILN funds.



ILN Inland Lighthouse Network
OCS Online Curriculum Services
OTLS Online Teaching and Learning Services