BSSS Workshops

2021 Professional Learning Dates and Information

BSSS Professional Development Opportunities 2021 DATES

BSSS Professional Development Opportunities 2021 OVERVIEW

The following BSSS workshops are now available for senior secondary teachers:


Engaging ACS for Excellence - 6 May

This workshop looks at how to exploit ACS to further learning. Using data is key to understanding how to extend students in their thinking. In addition to exploring data, considering fairness for all students and an introduction to meshing principles are central to this workshop. It is suitable for all senior secondary teachers.

Further Information, including the enrolment link, can be found on the Workshop Flyer (168 KB)


Quality Assessment Guidelines - 11 May

This workshop explores the Quality Assessment Guidelines and gives an overview of all the criteria. Opportunities will be given for teachers to critique assessment tasks and reflect on how they design assessment tasks.

Further Information, including the enrolment link, can be found on the Workshop Flyer (173 KB)


Curriculum Planning: The New Mathematics Framework - 17 May

This workshop is targeted at Mathematics teachers. It will allow teachers to reflect on the new Framework and the changes this brings with it. Teachers will get the opportunity to work on a current Mathematics unit and be guided through the process of updating it to reflect the parameters of the new Framework.

Further Information, including the enrolment link, can be found on the Workshop Flyer (170 KB)


Curriculum Planning: The New Science Framework - 17 May

This workshop is targeted at Science teachers. It will allow teachers to reflect on the new Framework and the changes this brings with it. Teachers will get the opportunity to work on a current Science unit and be guided through the process of updating it to reflect the parameters of the new Framework.

Further Information, including the enrolment link, can be found on the Workshop Flyer (167 KB)


Curriculum Planning: The New Humanities and Social Science Framework - 19 May

This workshop is targeted at Humanities and Social Science teachers. It will allow teachers to reflect on the new Framework and the changes this brings with it. Teachers will get the opportunity to work on a current Science unit and be guided through the process of updating it to reflect the parameters of the new Framework.

Further Information, including the enrolment link, can be found on the Workshop Flyer (167 KB)


Curriculum Planning: The New English Framework - 26 May

This workshop is targeted at English teachers. It will allow teachers to reflect on the new Framework and the changes this brings with it. Teachers will get the opportunity to work on a current English unit and be guided through the process of updating it to reflect the parameters of the new Framework.

Further Information, including the enrolment link, can be found on the Workshop Flyer (170 KB)


SGL/AGL Quality Assurance Workshop 1 - 28 May

This workshop looks at leading quality assurance processes on Moderation Day for SGLs and AGLs. The workshop will cover: the ACT senior secondary system, types of moderation, leading staff in professional conversations and leading change as well as annotating quality assessment tasks using the BSSS Quality Assessment Guidelines criteria.

Further Information, including the enrolment link, can be found on the Workshop Flyer (173 KB)


Designing a Program of Learning - 8 June

This workshop explores the relationship between frameworks, courses, and programs of learning. Through unpacking the language of curriculum, teachers will be guided through the curriculum writing process so they can develop powerful, engaging programs of learning. It is suitable for all senior secondary teachers.

Further Information, including the enrolment link, can be found on the Workshop Flyer (179 KB)


Designing a Program of Learning - 22 June

This workshop explores the relationship between frameworks, courses, and programs of learning. Through unpacking the language of curriculum, teachers will be guided through the curriculum writing process so they can develop powerful, engaging programs of learning. It is suitable for all senior secondary teachers.

Further Information, including the enrolment link, can be found on the Workshop Flyer (179 KB)


Rubrics Online Course

Teachers work through 3 activities evaluating rubrics and get access to the Rubrics Handbook which outlines Professor Griffin’s rubric criteria and gives examples. The third activity is focused on writing rubrics for the relevant subject area. This course can be accessed here: https://sites.google.com/view/bsssrubriconline-course


Programs of Learning Online Course

Teachers work through 5 activities which focus on curriculum and how this is enacted in the classroom. The final activity is focused on writing a program of learning for the relevant subject area. This course can be accessed here: https://sites.google.com/view/programs-of-learning/home