In other news, our fiction area is looking wonderful thanks to the lovely Sally Pearce, please come in and check it out! We have a variety of new release books for you to come in and relax and read.
In IT news, Tina has had a busy week helping to solve iPad issues and setting up iPad for our wonderful 2015 year 8 students.
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It’s only week 3 of term 1 and already it’s so inspiring to see how many students are proving their love of learning during their visits to the Learning Hub.
“Those who love learning are warriors”
The Learning Hub has been buzzing this week with students coming in to work on their Inquiry Based Research. PLP students have been in completing their individual vision boards and self reflections, the Learning Hub team ran various training sessions on Inquiry Based Learning, ClickView, 3D printing, as well as Media room training for our digital leaders. As well as all of this, we have had a lovely group of Wiltja students in completing and Inquiry Based Research task on a Country of their choice. All in all, a wonderful and busy week!
After the success of last week’s Hub orientation sessions, week 2 bookings flooded in resulting in steady usage across all spaces. Initial inquiry based learning lessons commenced with Fiona Feetham, that were linked with the context and learning goals of class tasks. Some classes trialed moving to the different learning spaces in the Hub during their lessons. This helped students to refocus and ‘chunk’ the tasks and learning into achievable sections.
Our first Digital Leaders meeting was hosted by Alex Semmens. This opportunity attracted 22 interested students and the word is spreading! As part of this group, members will develop their IT knowledge, build their leadership capacity and have opportunities to be part of a Partnership group that develops and supports IT curriculum leadership across neighbouring schools.
The Hub is also the focus location for professional development opportunities for staff. Across week 3, Anita McLennan will be hosting ClickView training sessions. Great interest has been shown and we look forward to being ClickView savvy very soon.
Tina Meakin will be offering a webinar - Women Rock-IT. All staff and students will be welcome to join. Look out for time and date information coming soon on this website.
Thanks to Sally Pearce for her outstanding input and organisation this week. It has been a busy week of bulk book borrowing to classes amongst many other tasks.
Congratulations to all staff and students for their ongoing involvement in maintaining the positive ‘buzz’ of creative learning in the Hub.
Learning Hub Manager
The Learning Hub kicked off its journey at Woodville High School with the Great Inquiry Race! Separated into two groups, all year 8 students worked through an engaging introduction into the six steps of Inquiry Based Learning whilst experiencing all the innovative space had to offer.
Over 140 learners implemented the DLSOPE (define, locate, select, organise, present and evaluation) inquiry approach to a topic of their choice and presented to their peers using a range of multimedia, including film shorts, Scratch animations and sharing from their iPads through Apple AirPlay.
Throughout the day students engaged in information sessions, collaborative tasks and personal inquiry - all captured using time lapse photography.
All learners were asked to provide feedback of their experience using ASoT exit slips, here are some of our favourites:
"I learned that planning out the information step-by-step can make it easier to answer the question in more depth."
"I learned how to 'google' by reading level and how to use a Question Matrix Chart."
"I learned that working as a group, you can use what others have found and confirm each others information."
"I learned that I can problem solve!"
"I learned how to work in a group, understand each others' ideas and put each others' ideas together."
"I learned that if you use a Question Matrix, it helps you to find ideas for questions and make your questions more complex."
"I now know how to research different topics and how to apply my knowledge."
" We got to work together to do our PowerPoint presentation - it was really good to work in the Learning Hub."
"I enjoyed being creative with my project!!"
We would like to thank all the brilliant learners for their effort and enthusiasm over the three days, our wonderful colleagues for their support and the dedicated Learning Hub team who made sure week one was a huge success!
Fiona and Alex
on behalf of the Learning Hub Team
After months of planning the Woodville HS Learning Hub took its first physical steps this week and work began transitioning the space from a conventional library into its contemporary vision.
eLearning coordinator Alex Semmens and the IT Services team set to work redefining and resourcing each individual space of the Hub, which includes:
- iMac Research & Publishing Lab
- Inquiry Based Learning Room
- Fiction Reading Room
- Green Screen Media Room
- BYOD Class Space
- Learning Collaboration
Further changes are being made to the staff area to support 1:1 device borrowing and ICT diagnostic support.
Over the summer break IT Services will continue to install ICT infrastructure and transition our IT device borrowing from its location upstairs in the Jubilee Building to its new, central location. We thank Simon, John, Geof, Mathew and Grant for their hard work and positive attitude during the upgrade.
Upstairs, a team of Curriculum Leaders we hard at work planning the Learning Hub's first learning unit; a Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) project for all year 8s during week 1. Led by Hub Manager Regina Wilson, Deputy Principal Jan Ahrens and Senior Leader for Effective Teaching and Learning Caroline Woud, the team wanted to create a unit that ensure all new Woodville High students had the skills and understanding to practice IBL, while also creating a positive culture and use for the Hub. We wish the team all the best and can not wait for the physical and academic to combine in January next year.
Finally we would like to send a big thank you to our friends at Wirrenda High School and their Learning Hub team whom have been a fantastic support during the planning and implementation of our space. To Principal Tony Lunniss, Rhoni McFarlane, Gabi Rinaldi, Caroline Fishpool, Sally Nadebaum and all the amazing staff who have shared their passion and experience; thank you so much for your help and we can't wait to collaborate and share next year!
eLearning Senior Leader
The Learning Hub Team hope to share the outstanding examples of Teaching & Learning from inside the Learning Hub.