This year, building on the work begun last year, there have been opportunities for collaborative work between the Teacher Librarian and classroom teachers to plan and implement units of inquiry that address assessment and skill criteria from the Australian Curriculum. Team teaching with teachers and student teachers offered opportunities to model and support strategies for locating, identifying, analysing, and recording information. This included a focus on annotating references.
The Year 10 History unit “How was the scale and significance of the Holocaust a triumph or a tragedy?” enabled students to develop entries for the National History Challenge using the theme for 2016 is “Triumph or Tragedy?” The Class Teacher and Teacher Librarian jointly delivered a presentation to the Humanities faculty that explained their inquiry unit and the impact on student learning outcomes.
cost of staying where you are is greater than the cost of risking change