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ACSA Webinars
Rethinking Assessment

Matt O'Hanlon, Principal (on leave), Beenleigh State High School, QLD, Australia

Relationship, trust, Success: Engaging your community

Wednesday 11 May 2022 7-8pm AEST

Matt O'Hanlon

The Alice Springs Education Declaration of 2019 states in its preamble that 'they (young people) need flexibility, resilience, creativity and the ability and drive to keep on learning' and that 'learning is a partnership with parents, carers and others in a community who all have a role to play'. The engagement of the community via partnerships, recognition, re-culturing on respect and positivity including staff morale and team focus, are essential elements towards attaining this goal. Our local employers want employees with these attributes stated in the preamble as it allows a seamless transition into the workplace. Work readiness gained through school-based experiences is essential to facilitate this. Further by recognizing other activities students participated in within the broader school context development opportunities arise that aid in not only developing capability but creating a learning profile backed by metadata. If we expand our vision of the school we include our community. Educators shouldn't be the only ones contributing to and using schools. If we connect the core curriculum beyond the classroom by attracting the right people and asking the right questions our school can be a significant player in our community.

AITSL Standards Addressed:
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities: Understand the role of external professionals and community representatives in broadening teachers' professional knowledge and practice

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