Strategic Partnerships Program
2009-11
All Networks Meeting – Metropolitan Briefing - 29 February 2008
Dianne Peck
General Manager, Student Learning Programs
Office for Government School Education, DEECD
In this session…….
• Provide an overview of the
2009-2011 funding model and
associated timeline
• Build knowledge of Flagship
Strategy 1: Student Learning
resources
Current context
• DEECD
• New Corporate Plan –
available in April
• Increasing importance of
community partnerships
• Budget restraint
Strategic Partnerships Program
2009-11
• Maintain focus – student learning
and teacher professional learning
– linked to key DEECD priorities
• Support for Ultranet and Knowledge
Bank: Next Generation
• Maintain schools focus
Strategic Partnerships Program
2009-11
• Program is continuing with existing
level of funding plus an additional 2%
per annum.
• Revised model.
• 3 categories
• Tailored accountability linked to
category and level of funding
• Earlier notification
• Not for profit organisations
Model for 2009-11 Triennium
Strategic Partnerships Program
Category 1
Teacher
Professional
Associations
Category 2
Large
Institutional
Partners
Category 3
Community,
Scientific &
Cultural
Organisations
SPP Advisory Group and Networks
Model for 2009-11 Triennium
• Category 1 - role of CPTAV
• Category 2 – additional leadership role
• Category 3 program grants within 3
funding levels –
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* less than $25,000
* $25,000 - $49,000
* $50,000 +
• Each category has similar funding to
current triennium
• Can only apply in one category
• Expected that a similar number of
organisations will be funded.
Key Dates – Implementation
Timeline for 2009-11 Triennium
8 February 2008
Letter to currently funded organisations on the new funding model.
Will include information on designated category.
29 February 2008
Application process opens
11 April 2008
Applications close for all Categories’ programs
19 May 2008
Notifications to organisations completed
June-October 2008
Memoranda of Understanding/contracts finalised for all categories
November/December 2008
Establishment of SPP Advisory Group & Networks for 2009-11
Student Learning initiatives
‘Obvious’ student learning challenges
• Implementing curriculum
programs incorporating the
VELS.
– Combining domains
• Assessing and reporting
against the VELS
• Implementing new Student
Report Cards inc. A-E
reporting
Deeper challenges
Recognising and responding to diverse
student learning needs.
Requires:
• Building from what students know and are able
to do plus clarity about next steps
• Focus on understanding
• Building learning capacity
– skills and dispositions
• Engaging and challenging content
Recognising and responding to changing
student learning needs.
Principles of Learning and Teaching P12
Students learn best when:
• The learning environment is supportive and productive
• The learning environment promotes independence,
interdependence and self motivation
• Students' needs, backgrounds, perspectives and
interests are reflected in the learning program
• Students are challenged and supported to develop deep
levels of thinking and application
• Assessment practices are an integral part of teaching
and learning
• Learning connects strongly with communities and
practice beyond the classroom
Support
• Student Learning resources
– Curriculum Planning Guidelines
and modules
– PoLT and online resource
– Assessment advice and modules
– Domain pages with related
resources. Includes Developmental
continua for English, Maths and Science
– DigiLearn resources
A range of targeted programs to support
curriculum planning and delivery in all
schools
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Community Language Schools
Drug Education
English as a Second Language program
Gifted Education
'Go for your life‘ initiatives
Languages and Multicultural Education Resource
Centre (LMERC)
Multicultural education
School Sport Victoria
Sustainability Education
Traffic Safety Education
Values Education
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/programs/default.htm
Ultranet
The Ultranet is an intuitive
student-centred electronic
learning environment that
supports high quality learning
and teaching, connects
students, teachers and parents
and enables efficient
knowledge transfer.
What is the Ultranet: users?
functionality?
Whole school, program and teacher curriculum planning and delivery
Student assessment, submission and feedback
Digital learning content
DEECD
Student report cards
Standard reports
Ad-hoc reports
Shared curriculum/lesson plans
Collaboration tools
Discussion forums
Messaging
Blogs
Learning & Teaching
Management
Reporting
teachers
Management of:
Attendance
Timetable
Calendar
Resources
Records
regions
Ultranet
Collaboration
A tool for school
improvement
Staff info
Administration
parents
principals
Staff profile
Staff timetable
admin/support
Profile
School info
Timetable
Calendar
Committees
Clubs & organisations
Student
info
students
Student profile
Student results
Course enrolment
The Ultranet will establish a
school’s environment for the future
Objectives of the Ultranet:
• improve responsiveness to individual learning needs
• provide better information to parents, the school system and
Government
• improve efficiency of the learning environment and school
administration
• adopt an enterprise approach to intranet development
• exploit previous ICT investments
Key benefits of the Ultranet to the community:
• establish a school environment for the future
• improve the educational outcomes of Victorians
• reduce the administrative burden on teachers and school leaders
• reduce the future cost of education
• improve educational opportunities for regional, rural and remote
Victorians
Knowledge Bank
Knowledge Bank: Next Generation
• Increase access to emerging
technologies and new on-line
content
• Quality assure new forms of digital
content and online communication
• Communicate effective practice to
inform school and system
development
Deliverables
• A single place to find and search for all
digital education content held by the
Department and other high quality
providers
• Policy and rubrics to quality assure the
appropriateness, accessibility and
educational effectiveness of new digital
content and tools
• New Web 2.0 and social networking
tools to provide a cyber safe place for
teachers and students to create, share
and publish new knowledge.
Access
• Government schools will access
through Ultranet
• Non government schools, education
partners and other stakeholders will
access through a redesigned KB
interface.
• Timeline
– May 2008: public launch
– T2, 2008: 1st round trials
– T3, 2009: enhanced KB website
released
– 2009: further trials
So, where do you fit?
• Improving student learning outcomes
• Providing students with access to
broader range of experiences
• Ensuring continuity between SPP
programs and school curriculum
programs – not ‘one off’.
• Building teacher capacity
• Modelling effective practice
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