Welcome to the Term 4 issue of P–10 Australian Curriculum news where we share details of new resources and professional development opportunities that support curriculum implementation.
With so many new learning opportunities on offer, there’s something for everyone in Term 4.
Download our Term 4 PD poster to make planning easier.
Primary Leader forum
As 2023 comes to an end, we invite principals and their leadership teams to join us online in October to reflect on their successes and learnings with the Australian Curriculum v9.0 so far, and consider the next steps. We'll share the key messages that teaching staff will need for planning teaching, learning and assessment. We’ll also highlight our upcoming events and further support planned for schools in 2024.
Workshops – don't miss out
If you’re in Brisbane, Gold Coast or Rockhampton, this term is your last chance to attend in-person workshops about:
Webinars — new
In Term 4, we’re coming to you virtually with our new series of webinars focused on Prep–Year 6:
- Prep–Year 6: Planning in multi-age contexts with Australian Curriculum v9.0
- Prep–Year 6: Connecting the Australian Curriculum v9.0 across learning areas
- Prep–Year 6: Building assessment literacy with the QCAA’s online courses
If you missed out on some of our recent workshops, don’t worry! Our quick catch-up webinars this term will run through the key messages and strategies you need:
P–10 Planning app for Australian Curriculum v9.0
Using the app will help teachers and school leaders save time when creating and approving year level/band curriculum plans, assessment tasks and marking guides across all year levels and learning areas.
Register for our webinars in November where we’ll walk you through all the great features of the app — so you’ll be ready to plan effectively for 2024:
Transition to Prep
From November, schools can access transition statements for their 2024 Prep students via the Kindergarten Transition Statement (KTS) app in the QCAA Portal.
Register for our webinars in November as we unpack the information in transition statements, and explore how it can be used to support planning for a child’s transition to school and continuity of learning.
Our comprehensive transition to school resource list provides fast access to a range of videos, factsheets and other resources to help you easily access, understand and make the most of the information in transition statements. You’ll also find answers to frequently asked questions.
Many thanks to those who submitted feedback on the initial draft P–10 standards elaborations. Based on the submissions received, updated drafts of the standards elaborations are now available to download. You will find them under the Assessment tab for each learning area on the QCAA website.
Standards elaborations can be used to help teachers make consistent and comparable judgements about how well a student has demonstrated what they know, understand and can do.
Additional feedback is welcome and can be shared with us by emailing email@example.com.
Planning for multi-age contexts
A new unit planning template tailored to multi-age contexts is now online. They are available under the Planning tab for each learning area on the QCAA website.
This versatile template can be used by teachers and curriculum leaders to plan across multiple year levels. Users can easily edit the template to reflect the combination of year levels relevant to their school’s context.
Have your say: Australian Curriculum review of P–10 Languages
Revisions to the P–10 Australian Curriculum: Languages – Phase 4 are now available for public consultation:
- Auslan First-Language learners (P–10 and Years 7–10)
- Auslan Second-Language learners (P–10 and Years 7–10)
- Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages First-Language learners (P–10)
- Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages Second-Language learners (P–10)
- Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages Revival Languages (P–10).
We encourage you to review the proposed changes and provide feedback via the ACARA website by 7 November 2023.