I asked what you wanted to focus on this semester in the workshops and here's your list (N.B this is a collation of topics from the 2 Friday workshops):
  • Improving research skills (including using online archives)
  • Best back-up lesson ideas (aka what to do when it ALL GOES WRONG!?)
  • Programming (see also):
        • Timing and planning a unit of work
        • Pacing lessons
        • How long to teach a unit?
        • Elective history
  • Finding resources and networks
  • Improving knowledge (and enthusiasm) for Australian history
  • Practical activities - what teaching and learning activities work well
  • Teacher wellbeing and avoiding burnout
  • Behaviour management
  • How to get students to value history
  • Developing our own content knowledge in history (in areas we are not specialist)
  • Making best use of IT
  • Looking at samples of student work. How to mark to a rubric.
  • Employment (will I get a job?)