Art Crimes wins National Award
The Skoolaborate team consisting of Mark Kent Assistant Principal of the Distance Education Centre Victoria, Susan Connell, Head of Senior School at Cairns School of Distance Education and Chris Knowlman, Head of Department, Virtual and School Services Brisbane School of Distance Education presented Skoolaborate / Art Crimes project at The Hutchins School on the first day of the ADDES conference in Hobart.
We addressed a full house who braved the cold and the long walk up the steep hill to attend. The group included teachers, educators, industry professionals and students from Hutchinson school. The presentation showcased the success of the project over the last eighteen months featuring: • the teaching and learning environment in Skoolaborate. • the website that houses all the online units shared on a global scale with Skoolaborate partners. • how we used blended experiences and learning to engage and improve students outcomes. • the importance of developing relationships and building community. • the Art Crimes project successfully exploring Values Education via blend of face to face and innovative virtual experiences. • teachers taking risks in their approaches to teaching and learning. • data that highlighted the engagement and improvement of students’ outcomes. • video clips from industry, parents and students giving 100 % positive feedback. • the increased investment of leaders to actively create national partnerships. • a virtual tour around our Art crimes precinct displaying the amazing landscape and the students’ resolved art work. The presentation concluded with our vision for the future ….Watch this space!!!!!!!!!