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cover image of article Teachers to continue to use NSW Languages syllabuses
Monday, 21 July 2014

Teachers to continue to use NSW Languages syllabuses

The recently released Australian curriculum for Chinese, French, Indonesian and Italian have not been endorsed for use in NSW schools.

 

Teachers are to continue to use existing NSW languages syllabuses.

 

BOSTES is responsible for developing, in close consultation with teachers and other stakeholders, the mandatory curriculum, K-12, to be taught in NSW schools. Teachers and administrators from all school sectors need to refer to communication and advice from BOSTES when planning their teaching programs based on BOSTES syllabuses.

 

The syllabuses currently being developed by BOSTES include K-10 Geography and HSC English, Mathematics, Science and History.

 

Schools and teachers can be assured that BOSTES will only implement new syllabuses after extensive consultation, including consultation on any implementation timetable.

 

For more information, contact:
Howard Jacobs
Inspector, Languages

howard.jacobs@bostes.nsw.edu.au

(02) 9367 8152



cover image of article Professional Development Workshops
Monday, 21 July 2014

Professional Development Workshops

BOSTES will present a range of professional development workshops in Term 3, 2014. Completion of a workshop will contribute nominated hours towards registered professional development for teacher accreditation depending on the duration of the workshop.

Term 3 workshops include:

HSC Best Practice Workshop

This workshop is designed for school executives who guide professional learning and the management of the Higher School Certificate in their schools. It will deliver information on best practice in understanding HSC processes, the key elements of a HSC school policy and the implementation and design of assessment tasks.

K - 6 Consistency of Teacher Judgement

This workshop highlights the concepts and issues underlying standards based assessment. It focuses on consistency of teacher judgement and the allocation of grades using the Common Grade Scale.

7 - 11 Consistency of Teacher Judgement

This workshop highlights the concepts and issues underlying standards based assessment. It focuses on consistency of teacher judgement and the allocation of grades using the Common Grade Scale, Course Performance Descriptors and the Common Grade Scale for Preliminary courses.

BOSTES Information Workshop

This workshop is for teachers implementing processes for assessing and credentialing students in Years 10, 11 and 12.

Topics include: curriculum requirements for the RoSA, Preliminary and HSC courses, ATAR, Grading and Assessment including HSC Moderations, ‘N’ Determinations, Disability Provisions, Illness/Misadventure and Students with Special Education Needs.

For more information, contact:
Margot Braithwaite
Head, Liaison Unit
margot.braithwaite@bos.nsw.edu.au

(02) 9367 8387



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