ELearning Programs Student opportunities online

 
ELearning Programs Student opportunities online
eLearning Programs
                                Student opportunities online

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ELearning Programs Student opportunities online
eLearning Programs                                           How to access information about courses
                                                             and projects
eLearning Programs is a Department of Education
                                                             Information about eLearning Programs is available from:
curriculum service which offers schools a variety of
                                                                 the overview of courses in this guide
online K-10 courses and programs which can
complement, augment or extend local provision and                eLearning@education.tas.gov.au

provide students with access to educational experiences          contact Kent Poulton (Coordinator eLearning)

and opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable.             0428035871 / 67 772 439

It includes options for students identified as highly able
or gifted (CELO Online).
The courses students undertake are usually delivered by
an elearning delivery teacher with the support and
                                                             Enrolment Process
supervision of the students’ own school.
                                                             Schools can propose enrolment for students via an
eLearning programs vary in length and nature; for
                                                             online enrolment form found by searching for eLearning
example some are full year subjects while others are
                                                             programs on the Department of Education website.
term by term opportunities.
                                                             The process of enrolment is shown below.

                                                                             The Enrolment Process

                                                                                   Select a course

                                                                       Propose enrolment via the online form

Who can access online courses?
Students in any Department school can be enrolled in                     Proposed enrolment confirmed by
eLearning programs. Students from Prep to Year 10 can                          eLearning Programs

access eLearning courses and programs.
                                                                            Vacancy            No vacancy
                                                                            in class               in class

                                                                                       Space in       If possible
                                                                                         class          student
                                                                      Enrolment        becomes        placed on
                                                                       accepted        available       a waiting
                                                                                                          list

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ELearning Programs Student opportunities online
Supporting students working online                              all courses have upper limits of participant
Student success in online courses is strongly correlated          numbers and students may be added to a waiting
with school and / or home-based support, in addition to           list if courses are full
the support provided by the online teacher. Usually         CELO and Let’s Blog: Free
each student or group of students in a program / course     General Courses:
needs a local support person who may be a teacher,          Available on a subsidised or cost-recovery basis.
teacher aide, learning advisor, or supportive adult at      - DoE Category A and B -
school or home. This role is critical to ensure that        $210 per student per course each term.
students fully engage with their program and that           - DoE Category C and D -
comprehensive assessment information, if required, is       $190 per course per term (
ELearning Programs Student opportunities online
CELO
                          CELO Online programs assist schools, teachers
                          and parents in improving the engagement and
                          motivation of students who are highly able / gifted
                          from Prep to Year 10 across a wide range of
                          learning areas.
                          CELO Online students are selected by local
                          schools, based on advanced development, or the
                          potential for advanced development, in relation to
                          their age peers. Places in programs are usually
                          limited to a maximum of five students per school
                          per program, with each student accessing a
                          maximum of one program at a time.

                          What does it cost?
                          For Government schools,
                          CELO programs are free.

                          Further Information on CELO:
                          Kent Poulton Coordinator eLearning
                          0428035871 / 67 772 439

   CELO
                          elearning@education.tas.gov.au

                          Support for working with gifted students
                          An online professional learning community has
                          been established to support teachers, principals
                          and school psychologists (in government schools)
                          working with gifted and highly able students. The
                          community provides a ‘one stop shop’ for
                          information, resources, research and support
                          relating to the learning, social and emotional needs
                          of gifted students.

                          It is open to all department employees; you just
                          need to indicate your interest to the community
                          facilitator Ros Cocker: Curriculum officer
                          Extended Learning. Send an email to
                          Ros.Cocker@education.tas.gov.au and you will be
                          added to the
                          community
                          and sent the
                          link and brief
                          instructions
                          on how to
                          access it.

                          Course descriptors
                          The following course descriptors provide a brief
                          overview. Please visit the website for more
                          detailed information.

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Course              Year         Duration                    Availability                          Curriculum
  ArtyFacts (Junior)       P-3           Year           Enrol Term 1(or by negotiation)              Arts (Visual Arts)

  Ad Astra (Junior)        P-3           Year           Enrol Term 1(or by negotiation)              Cross curriculum
  Hypatia’s House          2/3           Half a Year    Enrol Term 1 / Term 3                        Cross curriculum
  So Far So Good           2/3           Half a year    Enrol Term 1 / Term 3                        Cross curriculum
  Ad Astra (Senior)        4-6           Year           Enrol Term 1(or by negotiation)              Cross curriculum

  ArtyFacts (Senior)       4-6           Year           Enrol Term 1 (or by negotiation)             Arts (Visual Arts)
                                                        Enrol Term 1 (episodes 1-6)
  Holly’s Heroes           4-6           Half a Year                                                 Cross curriculum
                                                              Term 3 (episodes 7-13)
  Socrates Café Book       4-6           Half a Year    Enrol Term 1 / Term 3                        Cross curriculum
  Socrates Café Topical 5-6              Half a Year    Enrol Term 1 / Term 3                        Cross curriculum
                                                                                                     Digital Technology,
  GameCraft                4-7           Half a Year    Enrol Term 1 / Term 3
                                                                                                     Mathematics
  Infinity Squared         5-8           Year           Enrol Term 1(or by negotiation)              Mathematics
                                                                                                     Digital Technology,
  CodeXX                   5-10          Half a Year    Enrol Term 1 / Term 3
                                                                                                     Mathematics
                                                                                                     ICT, Digital Technology,
  SmartBots                5-8           Half a Year    Enrol Term 1 / Term 3
                                                                                                     Mathematics
  Action Pact              5-10          Year           Enrol Term 1 (or by negotiation)             Cross curriculum

                                                Course length: Year long                   Year level: 4 - 6 with a maximum of 5
                                                Commencement date: Term 1 (or by           per school
                                                negotiation)                               Course length: Year long
                ArtyFacts Junior                Curriculum focus: Visual Arts              Commencement date: Term 1 (or by
                 (Prep - Year 3)                Cost: Free to all Government schools       negotiation)
 ArtyFacts challenges gifted visual                                                        Curriculum focus: Cross-curriculum
                                                                                           Cost: Free to all Government schools
 spatial learners while encouraging
 independent learning. The aim is                               Ad Astra Junior
 for students to produce                                        (Prep - Year 3)
 interesting, unique artworks,                  Ad Astra is designed to provide
 while developing their creative                cross-curriculum extension and                            Hypatia’s House
 thinking and problem solving                   has a strong emphasis on                   Hypatia's House promotes
 skills.                                        communication, problem solving             discussion of issues arising from
 Year level: P - 3 with a maximum of 5          and thinking skills while providing        two selected picture books. For
 per school                                     students with the opportunity for          example, The Short and Incredibly
 Course length: Year long                                                                  Happy Life of Riley deals with
                                                negotiated study.
 Commencement date: Term 1(or by
 negotiation)                                   Year level: P - 3 with a maximum of 5      happiness, greed, whether
 Curriculum focus: Visual Arts                  per school                                 material possessions give
 Cost: Free to all government schools           Course length: Year long                   happiness, and whether or not
                                                Commencement date: Term 1 (or by           people should get everything they
                                                negotiation)
                                                Curriculum focus: Cross-curriculum         want.
                ArtyFacts Senior                Cost: Free to all Government schools       Year level: 2 - 3 with a maximum of 5
                    (Years 4 - 6)                                                          per school
                                                                                           Course length: Half a year
 ArtyFacts challenges gifted visual                                                        Commencement date: Term 1 & 3
 spatial learners while encouraging                            Ad Astra Senior             Curriculum focus: Cross-curriculum,
 independent learning. The aim is                                 (Years 4 - 6)            Philosophy
                                                                                           Cost: Free to all Government schools
 for students to produce                        Ad Astra is designed to provide
 interesting, unique artworks,                  cross-curriculum extension and
 while developing their creative                has a strong emphasis on
 thinking and problem solving                   communication, problem solving
 skills.                                        and thinking skills while providing
 Year level: 4 - 6 with a maximum of 5          students with the opportunity for
 per school                                     negotiated study.
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which uses a variety of specially       environment. No special
                                       selected current Australian or          software will be required.
               So Far So Good!         world-wide events to stimulate          Year level: 4 - 7 with a maximum of 5
                                       discussion of issues and ideas.         per school
So Far So Good! is based on the                                                Course length: Half a year
                                       Year level: 5 - 6
video series Worst Best Friends        Course length: Half a year
                                                                               Commencement date: Term 1 and 3
distributed by the Australian          Commencement date: Term 1and 3
                                                                               Curriculum focus: Digital Technology,
Children’s Television Foundation.                                              Mathematics
                                       Curriculum focus: Cross-curriculum
                                                                               Cost: Free to all Government schools
The series has a focus on problem      Cost: Free to all Government schools
solving, friendship and resilience.
Year level: 2 - 3 with preference to
groups of 5
Course length: Half a year                                      CodeXX                                 SmartBots
Commencement date: part 1 Terms
                                       CodeXX is a computer                    SmartBots is a robotics extension
1&2 Part 2 Terms 3&4
Curriculum focus: Cross-curriculum,    programming course for girls            program where students
English, Health and wellbeing, ICT     only. It aims to strengthen             collaborate in small teams using
Cost: Free to all Government schools
                                       computational thinking, logic and       LEGO MINDSTORMS robotics
Materials: DVD (available on loan)                                             kits to work through a series of
                                       problem solving through the
                                                                               skill-building activities and
                                       creation of multimedia stories
                                                                               challenges.
                                       and animations. Students will use
                                                                               Year level: 5 - 8 with a maximum 2
                  Holly’s Heroes       the Alice programming                   teams of 3 students
                                       environment (this is                    Course length: Half year
Holly's Heroes, a production of the                                            Commencement date: Term 1 and 3
                                       free). Because of the challenging
Australian Children’s Television                                               Curriculum focus: ICT, Digital
Foundation, is used as the             nature of this course, strong
                                                                               Technology, Mathematics
stimulus. Students are challenged      mathematical ability is essential.      Cost: Free to all Government schools
to find other ways of solving                                                  Materials: LEGO Robotics kits (available
                                       Year level: 5-10                        on loan)
problems that occur in each            Course Length: Half Year
episode and which often occur in       Commencement dates: Term 1 and 3
their own life.                        Curriculum Focus: Digital Technology,
Year level: 4 - 6 with preference to   Mathematics
groups of 5                            Cost: Free to all Government schools                          Action Pact
Course length: Half a year
                                                                               ACTion Pact is a cross curriculum
Commencement date: part 1 Terms
1&2 Part 2 Terms 3&4                                                           CELO course that encourages
Curriculum focus: Cross-curriculum,                                            students to explore and to
English, Health and wellbeing, ICT                     Infinity Squared        become more informed about a
Cost: Free to all Government schools   Infinity Squared offers a variety of    range of issues, particularly in the
Materials: DVD (available on loan)
                                       mathematical problems and               area of civics and citizenship. Each
                                       challenges. The program is              week they will be challenged to
                                       delivered by a specialist               use higher-order critical thinking
          Socrates Café: Book          mathematics teacher.                    skills in response to many local,
                 (Years 4 - 6)         Year level: 5 - 8 with a maximum of 5   national and global topics.
                                       per school                              Students will be encouraged to
Socrates Café: Book is a               Course length: Year long
philosophy-based online program,                                               make a difference by developing a
                                       Commencement date: Term 1 (or by
which uses selected texts to           negotiation)                            plan of action in response to
stimulate discussion of issues and     Curriculum focus: Mathematics           some of these issues. Students
ideas.
                                       Cost: Free to all Government schools    will be expected to take more
                                                                               control of their own learning and
Year level: 4 - 6
Course length: Half a year                                                     will be invited to pursue their
Commencement date: Term 1, 3                                                   own topics of interest.
Curriculum focus: Cross-curriculum                           GameCraft         Year level: 5 - 10
Cost: Free to all Government schools                                           Course length: Full year (or by
                                       GameCraft aims to strengthen            negotiation)
                                       computational thinking, logic and       Commencement date: Term 1 (or by
      Socrates Café: Topical           problem-solving capability through      negotiation)
                                       the creation of multimedia              Curriculum focus: Cross-curriculum,
                 (Years 5/6)                                                   Thinking
                                       objects, including games, stories
Socrates Café: Topical is a                                                    Cost: Free to all Government schools
                                       and animations. Students will use
philosophy-based online program        the online Scratch

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Let’s Blog
                                    Do you want your students to
                                    participate in collaborative global
                                    challenges and write for a global
                                    audience? If yes, we can support you to
                                    start a school, class and student blog.
                                    This could be private or open to the
                                    world.
                                    Students will be able to participate in
                                    shared blogs and teachers will receive
                                    support and training if they are
                                    interested in starting their own class
                                    site.
                                    There will be ongoing opportunities to
                                    participate in a variety of collaborative
                                    and global projects and challenges.
                                    The ‘Lets Blog’ project uses a secure
                                    Edublogs site at www.xpress360.net.au

    Let’s Blog
                                    Skills developed
                                    Writing / reflecting / Publishing for an
                                    audience
                                    ICT Checklist

                                    What does it cost?
                                    Free to all Department of Education
                                    Schools
                                    Further Information:
Teacher training sessions will be           Suzanne Wyatt
available in January 2015                   suzanne.wyatt@education.tas.gov.au
Tuesday 27th in Devonport
Wednesday 28th in Launceston and               Example Blogs
Thursday 29th in Hobart.            http://www.xpress360.net.au/kclark/
These sessions will provide         http://www.xpress360.net.au/rankin/
teachers with all the information
                                    http://www.xpress360.net.au/lbonde/
required to start blogging with
                                    http://www.xpress360.net.au/moapri/
students in the classroom.
                                    Student Blogging Challenge occurs during
                                    the terms 3 & 4

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General Courses
                          These programs can complement,
                          augment or extend local provision and
                          provide students with access to
                          educational experiences and
                          opportunities that would otherwise be
                          unavailable.

                          Curriculum connections
                          Courses are aligned to the appropriate
                          curriculum framework either the
                          Australian or Tasmanian framework.

                          Reporting and assessment
                          Students will receive a progress, midyear
                          and end of year report using the
                          appropriate framework for their course

                          What does it cost?

    General               eLearning programs courses are
                          available on a subsidised or cost-
                          recovery basis.

    Courses               DoE Category A and B: $210 per
                          student per course each term

                          DoE Category C and D: $190 per
                          course (up to 5 Students) per term

                          Further Information:
                                        Kent Poulton
                                        Coordinator eLearning
                                        0428035871 / 67 772 439
                                        eLearning@education.tas.gov.au

                          Course descriptors
                          The following course descriptors
                          provide a brief overview. Please visit the
                          website for more detailed information.

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Science                         Health & Wellbeing
                                                                                               English

            Hands On Science                        The Growing Child
Hands on Science provides an             Conception, birth and the first
                                                                                                Creative Writing
engaging and exciting                    five years of life are exciting          Students explore the depth of
introduction to inquiry-based            times in child development. Some         their own creative ability whilst
science through practical                of the topics covered in this            communicating with others and
experiments using everyday               course are: the importance of            making meaning from texts,
equipment and resources.                 family, pregnancy, birth, caring         images, and interactive learning
Students will join an online             for the newborn, stimulating             objects. The emphasis is on
community to share results and           children, developmental stages,          having fun whilst communicating
understanding of their                   learning through play, expressive        and writing imaginatively.
investigations with fellow               arts and crafts, and using               Students’ best work will be
classmates.                              recyclable materials for creativity.     presented in a class magazine.
Year level: 5 - 8                        Year level: 9 - 10                       Year level: 7 - 10
Course length: Full year or half year    Course length: Year                      Course length: half year with option of
Commencement date: Term 1 and 3          Commencement date: Term 1 (or by         full year
Curriculum focus: Aus Curriculum /       negotiation)                             Commencement date: Term 1 and 3
Science                                  Curriculum focus: Health and             Curriculum focus: English
Cost: A/B Schools $210 per Student per   Wellbeing                                Cost: A/B Schools $210 per Student per
Term                                     Cost: A/B Schools $210 per Student per   Term
C/D Schools $190 per Course per Term     Term                                     C/D Schools $190 per Course per Term
(up to 5 Students)                       C/D Schools $190 per Course per Term     (up to 5 Students)
(Available to class groups cost by       (up to 5 Students)
negotiation)

                                                Athlete Development
                                         This course helps students
                                         achieve their potential in their
                                         chosen sport. Students study a
                                         range of topics including
                                         nutrition, sports injuries, training
                                         methods, fitness components,
                                         physiology, sponsorship and
                                         marketing, and sport psychology.
                                         Students work with their support
                                         teacher to develop a range of
                                         fitness components throughout
                                         the course. ADP is now also
                                         available for year 11/12 students.
                                         Year level: 9/12
                                         Course length: Year
                                         Commencement date: Term 1
                                         Curriculum focus: Health and
                                         Wellbeing
                                         Cost: A/B Schools $210 per Student per
                                         Term
                                         C/D Schools $190 per Course per Term
                                         (up to 5 Students)

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Mathematics                                       ICT
    Extension Courses
        Secondary
                                                               Multimedia
      Preparation for Maths              Multimedia is a flexible subject
       Methods Foundation                that allows students to
This course is designed for Year         personalise their learning in the
9/10 students seeking a                  areas of:
foundation in algebra, function
                                         · Digital photography (Beginner
studies, calculus, and probability
                                         and Advanced)
for their future mathematics
studies in year 11. It has an            · Digital image editing
academic focus and the course            (GIMP/Photoshop)
covers the syllabus content of           · Animation (Scratch/Pivot)
the TQA course Mathematics               · CAD (SketchUp)
Methods Foundation                       While studying Multimedia,
MTM215114.
                                         students can focus on one topic
Year level: 9/10                         in depth or change their focus
Course length: Year
Commencement date: Term 1 (or by         each term to allow for a taster of
negotiation)                             multiple areas. Students can
Curriculum focus: Mathematics            enroll for one semester or the
Cost: A/B Schools $210 per Student per   whole year.
Term
C/D Schools $190 per Course per Term     Year level: 8-10
(up to 5 Students)                       Course length: Year
                                         Commencement date: Term 1 (or by
                                         negotiation)
                                         Curriculum focus: Digital Technology
   Mathematical Challenge                Cost: A/B Schools $210 per Student per
                                         Term
This course is designed for years        C/D Schools $190 per Course per Term
3 to 8 students of exceptional           (up to 5 Students)
mathematics ability and interest,
seeking an opportunity to
explore mathematical concepts
not normally encountered in the
normal curriculum. It aims to
develop and utilise their abilities
in abstract thinking and deductive
reasoning and connect them with
like-minded students from all
areas of the state.
Year level: 3 - 8
Course length: Term 1 & 2
Commencement date: Term 1
Curriculum focus: Mathematics
Cost: $24 per student
Those students advancing to the
Enrichment Stage (Term 3) are provided
with the appropriate book depending on
their grade $40 (Prices at 2014).

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LOTE – French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Mandarin
The LOTE programs are open to students who are commencing a language other than English or who wish
to continue with their learning. An online classroom offers the options found in a face-to-face language
program, and conversation skills are built during weekly SKYPE, Blackboard Collaborate or telephone
sessions. Support materials are always available in the online classroom and are used in tandem with course
books, workbooks, audio materials and DVDs. Students are able to work at their own rate, with support
from their eLearning Programs teacher.
In order to successfully undertake an online LOTE program, students require an appropriate allocation of
in-school time including a 30 minute web / phone conference session per week at a negotiated time.
Students also require a computer headset.

LOTE subjects are moving to the Australian Curriculum.

Year Levels 7 – 10
Course length: Year
Curriculum focus: LOTE
Cost:
A/B Schools $210 per Student per Term
C/D Schools $190 per Course per Term (up to 5 Students)

   Materials:

   French                                                  Japanese
       Tapis Volant (second edition) – student book           There is no required text for students who
        (can be shared) and workbook.                           are beginners.
       Audio materials are available from the teacher.        Reference materials, worksheets, MP3s etc.
       Cooking materials if required.                          will be distributed during the course as
                                                                required.
                                                               Much of the material may be retrieved from
                                                                the subject website.
                                                               A suitable text may need to be negotiated
   Indonesian                                                   with those students who are more advanced.
       Bagus sekali at appropriate entry level –              Audio materials are available from the teacher.
        student course book and workbook.
       Audio materials are available from the teacher.

                                                           Chinese Mandarin
   German                                                         Reference and audio materials available from
       Deutsch Downunder 1 – course book (can be                  the teacher as required
        shared) and activity book.                                Beginners and intermediate courses available
       Audio materials are available from the teacher.            dependent on enrolment numbers.

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Courses as free classroom                                                            Hands On Science
resources.                                         Hands on Science provides middle school students
                                                   with the opportunity to participate in structured and
                                                   engaging online units that are aligned with the
eLearning programs are offering a number of        Australian Curriculum. Students are able to work at
ready-made online courses as resources for         their own pace, extending themselves through a
classroom teacher delivery.                        variety of learning opportunities including:
For more information please contact Kent Poulton   information texts, learning objects, videos, research
kent.poulton@education.tas.gov.au                  and practical inquiries. The course is ideal for
                                                   students in smaller, isolated schools or schools
                                                   where teachers are new to teaching Science. Hands
                                                   on Science also provides an excellent avenue to
                                                   extend gifted students or students with a strong
                                                   interest in Science.
                                                   Year level: 5 - 8
                                                   Support: Teacher support available
                                                   Curriculum focus: Aus Curriculum / Science
                                                   Cost: Free when delivered by the classroom teacher

                                                                   Big History: An Introduction to
                                                                                        Everything
                                                   Explore 13.7 billion years of history – from the Big
                                                   Bang to modernity. Big history tells the complete
                                                   story of how we came to be here. We discover
                                                   how stars were created, how life first developed and
                                                   where the future will take us. The Big History
                                                   Project brings science and history together to help
                                                   us understand people, civilizations and our place in
                                                   the universe.
                                                   Year level: 9/12
                                                   Support: Teacher support available
                                                   Curriculum focus: Science/ History/ Geography
                                                   Cost Free when delivered by the classroom teacher.

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For more information contact:
eLearning Programs
PO Box 966
Launceston
Department of Education
                                 Updated 11-11-14

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