2013 VCAL Presentation

At the Senior Campus staff meeting this afternoon Aden Wyers and myself presented the process and model for the 2013 VCAL program. The main purpose of this presentation was to make all staff aware of the new program and to find out if any staff members would like to be involved in the program for next year.

I encourage any Junior Campus staff to check out the full presentation below as well as any Senior Campus staff who either missed the meeting or would like to have a closer look. If any of you are interested in being involved in the program in any way please let myself or Aden know before the end of the week with an idea of what capacity you would like to be involved in.

Cheers,
Chris Lehner (2013 VCAL coordinator)

Concluding Lessons

The end of the each lesson is an important aspect that we possibly sometimes dont pay as much attention to as we possibly could (at least thats how I feel).  I know that the lesson sometimes ends with the bell and the students go and I have not had a chance to sum the lesson up, go over any learning completed during the lesson and not be able to accuratley use this information to inform my planning for next lesson.  I am sure there are some of you out there that do this very well and some that may be in a similar position to me.  Regardless of which of these you fit into i have attached some links that may be useful.  Please have a look and post any feedback you may have.

I am avalaible for classroom visits during headstart to work with you at concluding lessons.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know if you are in the slightest bit interested in working with me in this area during headstart and we can go from there.

Cheers, 

Coach Chris

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http://www.ehow.com/how_5872746_close-out-lesson.html

Introduction of the Coaches Corner

Welcome to the new and exciting Coaches Corner, I will be posting updates on on what I am up to in the coaching relm and any opportunities you might like to take up for some coaching.

So far this year I have been working with the PE team in their year 12 classes around trying to improve our predicted data results. As you are probably aware for coaching to be successful their must be a level of trust and confidentialilty between coach and coachee so I cannot discuss any specifics with you all but I can say that one of the aspects that I have been looking at is student engagement in class. The level of student engagement is something that I find really interesting to look and I feel that it gives us as educators a snapshot of whether the tasks and teaching strategies we are using are having an impact on students.

This is an area that I would love to get into as many classes as possible to get a snap shot of the engagement level in your class. Please catch up with me or send me an email if you are interested in me collecting some data on engagement in any of your classes.

Whenever we do anything around engagement the important aspect is having a shared understanding of what engagement looks like in classes at Traralgon College. So, what does/should engagement look like???

Outlook 101 – Calendar

This tutorial is about creating and using your outlook calendar. I find it awesome and know that others that use it find the same. Have a play and let me know what you think. Please send me a quick email if you have a crack at this tutorial. Cheers Chris