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Task: You are leading a Key Learning Area (KLA) (e.g. English) or discipline (e.g. technology) team in an educational organisation. Your primary role is to ensure your team has a sound understanding of the curriculum and is using effective teaching practices to ensure high levels of student learning are achieved. Over a course of a term you have been tasked with meeting with your team regularly to explore and collectively build their capacity in curriculum and teaching in the selected KLA/discipline. Before embarking on this journey your executive leader has asked that you develop a report (see template on Moodle) that outlines your plan.
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP REPORT
Key Learning Area/Discipline: Stage/Year/Department (if appropriate):
CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP (600-800 words)
Curriculum Context: Provide a short summary of the context in which the curriculum/discipline is implemented
Curriculum development: Who developed the curriculum and when?
Teaching requirements: What curriculum knowledge do teacher need to teach the curriculum?
Student learning: What are students required to learn?
Curriculum progression: How does the curriculum developmentally progress (you can use diagrams)
TEACHING KNOWLEDGE (600-800 words)
Teaching practices: What teaching practices should be considered in order to ensure high quality teaching of the KLA/discipline? Why are these teaching practices important to this particular KLA/discipline?
LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES (600-800 words)
In consideration of instructional leadership, what professional learning strategies will you utilise to support a team to build effective knowledge and skill in the curriculum and teaching practices described above. Identify and explain 2-3 professional learning strategies. You may choose to write an action plan (see below) for this section or write it up as a discussion. Be sure to include practical strategies but justify them with literature.
Leadership Action Plan
Team considerations: What considerations do you need to plan for in order to ensure the team collectively work together to build their capacity? (approx. 100 words)
Evaluation: How will you evaluate the impact of the work you lead with your team? (approx. 50-100 words)
Leadership considerations: What leadership skills will you utilise as you lead the team and why? (approx. 200 words)
Term plan: Describe the strategies and resources you will utilise to build the capacity of the team across a school term. You may choose to write this as an action plan across a term or write this section as a discussion. (approx. 300-400 words)