Wodonga Senior Secondary College recognises and values the complete picture of student needs. We care deeply about all our students and work in partnership with them to ensure they all have every opportunity to succeed.
Reflecting on two outstanding days of professional learning on metacognition and self-regulation as part of the PEARLs project presented by Evidence 4 Learning and the Science of Learning Research Centre. The guidance report from Evidence 4 Learning is an excellent resource and we look forward to implementing at Wodonga Senior Secondary College. Greatly appreciate of the scholarship that allowed us to take a team of five to this professional learning.
The three key problems identified:
1. Students get stuck (in the learning pit) and do not have the strategies or language.
2. Staff and students are not all explicitly aware of metacognitive strategies.
3. Outcomes are lower across the board due to lowmetacognition (achievement, retention, pathways).
The three hopeful outcomes from this work:
1. Students can articulate where they are at with their learning, making an informed decision of what to do next (and articulating that) – students usingmetacognitive self talk
2. Staff and students share a commonunderstanding of and language for metacognition
3. Outcomes across the board (achievement, retention, pathways) will improve
The following is a page set aside for resources from my presentations at the STAV AIP VCE Physics Conference held at Monash University in February 2015. I will also use this page to collect useful resources that I come across from sessions that I attend.
A22 – Workshop Unit 1 Physics in 2016
B14 – Flipping Physics!
Padlet wall – for backchannel discussion, asking questions, posting ideas, adding reflections before/during/after the presentation
On Friday 14 February 2014 I presented a session on Engaging students through online interactions with Steve Draper at the AIP/STAV Physics Conference in Melbourne. The presentation and related resources are below.