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Collaborative Learninghttp://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Collaborative-Learning.aspxCollaborative Learning<p>The Year 10 English classes have started the year in the spirit of ‘Seeking Connectedness’ through inquiry research and collaborative learning.  What does this all mean?  Working together in small groups, students are tasked with working together to develop an understanding in a particular focus area and then to consider how best to convey that understanding to the rest of the class through a seminar presentation.<br></p><p>Collaboration and teamwork is considered to be a highly desirable skill in both the learning context and the workforce and so this activity work enhances knowledge, and skills in interaction and engagement with different perspectives. </p><p>During the student presentations, the rest of the class recorded their understanding through Cornell notes, an efficient and effective way of active listening to enable them to synthesise their newly acquired knowledge into a concise summary.  This is an additional invaluable skill within school and beyond at university level.  Each seminar was insightful, engaging and informative and provided a solid contextual foundation for a deeper appreciation of our focus novel, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’.</p><p>Students reflected on this activity and their experience of collaborative learning:<br></p><ul><li><p>​I liked doing collaborative learning with a group on a PowerPoint. I worked really well with my group and had fun learning about the topic and creating a PowerPoint. I liked sharing the work and researching in a group. it made it easy to make a PowerPoint over such a big topic. It was fun. </p></li><li><p>I found that working with others made the research task easier in the way of collecting information. The facts I wasn't able to find, my group helped me to organise what I needed. Working together helps make the entire group closer and better at communicating with others. </p></li><li><p>I found that the collaborative task we did during the past three lessons, helped make the task engaging and enjoyable. Having to present to the class proved what we learnt about each of our topics and listening to others presentations helped to understand our terms topic.</p><br></li></ul>
Learning and Teaching In Our Classroomshttp://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Learning-and-Teaching-In-Our-Classrooms.aspxLearning and Teaching In Our Classrooms<p>​​​As the school year begins our focus is on identifying the learning needs of our students and working together to create learning goals in each subject. At the start of Term 1, in our classrooms, teachers are working on setting learning goals with students and classes to ensure steady and achievable improvement throughout the year.</p><p>At home, this would be an ideal time to review last year’s Semester Two report and talk about setting realistic and achievable goals for the year. It is important that our goals are set in the “Goldilocks” zone: not too simple and not too difficult. Too simple and there is no effort required; too challenging and it is frustrating. </p><p>The question we ask in the classroom is - what is the next level for this student and how can we help them to achieve it?  In our classrooms teachers will be talking to students about strategies that help them learn and what they identify as their challenges. Learning should provide challenge, it does require effort. These discussions help the teacher choose which combination of strategies will best suit the needs of the students in their classroom to provide the right amount of challenge and support.</p><p>Research on learning effectiveness (<a href="http://www.evidencebasedteaching.org.au/hatties-2017-updated-list/">Hattie, 2017​</a>) states that two of the most effective impacts on student improvement are: the teacher’s estimate of the student’s achievement potential; and the self-reported grade prediction from the student. This is a powerful combination so it is vital that we start the year in alignment. If we strengthen this with support from home, we have already begun to achieve our college theme for the year: Seeking Connectedness by working together towards clearly defined and achievable learning goals.</p><p>Looking forward, the end of the year should bring a wonderful opportunity to celebrate not only progress, but the effort it takes to make it happen. Proud moments for our students are earned through hard work.  We can celebrate the effort and guide through the challenges when we have a shared understanding of what progressing through learning looks like for each student.</p> <font face="Calibri"></font><font size="3"></font><font color="#000000"></font><font face="Times New Roman"></font><p>Mrs Cara Robinson-Taylor<br>Academic Leader: Learning and Teaching​</p><p>​</p>
Excellence in Sciencehttp://www.sansisto.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/San-Sisto’s-Excellent-Science.aspxExcellence in Science<p>​​​Recently, twelve Year 11 and 12 Chemistry students once again competed as four teams in the Australian National Titration Competition organised by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, at the University of Queensland St Lucia campus.</p><p>San Sisto is developing a rich tradition of excellence in this competition.  </p><p><span style="color:#1d2129;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;float:none;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#1d2129;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;float:none;background-color:#ffffff;"></span><span style="color:#1d2129;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;float:none;background-color:#ffffff;">The competition involves an extremely accurate analysis of the concentrations of solutions of acid and base. There is a high level of skill involved both at the practical and theoretical levels. Students must be dedicated and be committed to many hours of training in the laboratory to obtain the skill levels required for this competition.</span> Of our four teams, one won third place, as well as one individual Gold and two individual Silver awards.</span></p><p><span style="color:#1d2129;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;float:none;background-color:#ffffff;"></span>In total over one-hundred and forty teams competed in the South East Queensland competition with three San Sisto students plaing in the top five overall in our South East Region.  What skill!  This enabled them to participate in the National Finals at the University of Queensland again this year.</p><p>Congratulations to all girls involved and our sincere thanks to Mr Gillett for his support and encouragement and to Dr Belinda Todd for her support from the Laboratory prep room.</p><p>​</p>

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