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Contemporary Practice Resource

Written by teachers for teachers, the Contemporary Practice Resource supports the implementation of the Australian Curriculum in contemporary classrooms.

The resource has three main sections:

  1. Resource banks
  2. Teaching ideas
  3. Contemporary schools.

1. Resource banks

The first section, Resource banks, provides three practical banks to help you use ICT effectively to support learning. These banks offer overarching advice that applies to the suggested Teaching ideas. This section is a great place to start.

Strategies Teaching tips Digital technologies
A wide range of teaching strategies that complement contemporary learning is provided in this bank. Each strategy includes a description, instructions, variations for different situations, and resources to support the implementation of the strategy. This bank includes ways to manage safe, supportive, inclusive and connected learning environments. This bank will answer your questions about online safety, legal and ethical implications of using and communicating through digital learning environments, managing blended learning environments, and gathering and using information through ICT Explore the wide range of digital technologies available for teachers and students. This bank includes assistive technologies, devices, mobile applications and applications available through the department's Managed Operating Environment, software, web tools, Learning Place resources and practical guides. This bank is useful when selecting the most suitable tool to meet the curriculum learning intent and your students' needs.

2. Teaching ideas

The second section, Teaching ideas, provides teachers with practical ideas in using ICT within the Australian Curriculum learning areas of English, Mathematics, History and Science. The teaching ideas are designed to complement the Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) units of work. Each teaching idea links to the Resource banks.

Each teaching idea has the following components:

3. Contemporary schools

The third section, Contemporary schools, provides a wide range of resources, case studies and strategies for developing whole-school approaches to contemporary teaching and learning. The seven components of the Contemporary schools diagram (below) align closely with the four expectations of the Pedagogical framework Adobe PDF document.

Together, the materials in this section provide a resource of practical advice and strategies for instructional leaders who want to effectively use the power of technology to maximise learning potential.

The Contemporary school section includes:

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