ACARA news, May 2020

New resources on the AC website


15 May 2020

ACARA continues to publish new resources on the Australian Curriculum website. Recently, we published work sample portfolios for Arabic and Science, and the first illustration of practice for the Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages.

The work sample portfolios for Arabic provide teachers with a range of samples that are at satisfactory level and support teachers to make on-balance judgement about student learning over time, in relation to the achievement standard.

‘I’m learning my language, on my land, and it makes me feel happy.’ The illustration of practice for the Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages demonstrates the whole school and community approach to the Adnyamathanha language, and culture teaching and learning, with students from the Leigh Creek Area School learning and engaging with the Adnyamathanha language and culture in the classroom and on Country. The illustration includes a range of resources and demonstrates different contexts for, and flexible ways of, using the framework.

New examples of student work in Science are now available for Years 7–10. The sample portfolios cover a wide range of science topics and task types, showcasing student achievement both at satisfactory and above satisfactory level. The portfolios support teachers to make on-balance judgements about student learning over time, in relation to the achievement standard.


Top five qualities of a great teacher


08 May 2020

 

In this vlog, David DeCarvalho, ACARA CEO, reflects on five of the most significant qualities he believes make a great teacher. David also reveals how his maths teacher and his passion for mathematics inspired this vlog series, ‘Fanning the flames of wonder’.

Visit the ACARA blog to listen