Welcome to The Australian Curriculum V7.3
Welcome to The Australian Curriculum: Support and Resources
Phase One of the Australian Curriculum was to be implemented by the end of 2013 in the Learning Areas of English, Mathematics, Science and History. Professional Learning workshops and resources to assist Principals and Schools have been developed to support schools. Further advice, support and resources will be added as Updates. This initiative is part of AISSA’s implementation strategy for the Australian Curriculum.
Principal Update 2, 20 January 2015.
Recommendations from the Pyne Review have gone to the Education Council in December 2014. In the meantime the following advice is given.
Schools should continue to implement the Australian Curriculum and should be delivering the curriculum content as outlined in Phase 1 Subjects. Schools would be wise, at the minimum, to be considering the other Curriculum statements and auditing current content against them.
Although not yet mandated, schools are advised to be addressing the issue of achievement standards, assessment and reporting as described in the Australian Curriculum.
Please direct inquiries about matters connected to the Australian Curriculum to Carolyn Grantskalns, Chief Executive.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING WORKSHOPS
Janet Farrall, Senior Educational Consultant, and Marg Taylor, AISSA Consultant are available to offer you and your Leadership team in-school advice and support on leading the implementation of the Australian Curriculum. This assistance is free. Professional Learning options have been developed which you can access and/or tailor to your school’s individual needs.
Professional Learning Options available:
• Achievement Standards, Moderation and Assessment Task Design
• Critical, Creative and Reflective thinking
• Developing Rubrics for the Australian Curriculum
• Gifted and Talented Education
• Learning and Teaching Unit Design
• Mapping the General Capabilities
• Multi-age Classes
• Teaching History
• The General Capabilities
Below are the central professional learning workshops scheduled for 2015.
Also scheduled are workshop series in the Gifted and Talented area.
To register for any of these workshops, go to www.ais.sa.edu.au/Events
New Australian Curriculum Resources 2015
Please note that AISSA does not endorse external workshops nor does AISSA have any responsibility for their content.
NEW Resources from the AISSA Australian Curriculum web pages.
Assessment, Moderation and Reporting
Learning Area Audit Tools
Audit tools for The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts) have been added recently.
Resources for the Thinking General Capability
This new page has been created to publish and share Teaching Units based on various curriculum models, for example, Bloom's Taxonomy. These resources may be used freely but with acknowledgement.
A new Australian Curriculum Unit template that incorporates academic vocabulary has been added to the list of available templates in Support and Resources.