Syba Academy Certificate of Authenticity Details

Resourcing for the Australian Curriculum: Building Digital Collections (RAC01)

Issuer Issued

Syba Academy PRO 26/03/2014

Date/location of participation

Sydney 9/09/13

Canberra  21/03/2014

Brisbane  24/03/2014

Course type

One day seminar

Course Description

This seminar provided participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to build their school community’s capacity in developing and managing a customised, quality, multi-format collection of resources to support the breadth of content of English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography across year levels, as well as support the teaching of the seven General Capabilities and the integration of three cross-curriculum priorities.

Course Outcomes

As a result of completing this course, participants:

  • Understand the breadth of resourcing implications the Australian Curriculum places on school communities;
  • Are able to draw upon the research on reading and literacy development, edevices/eresources, school libraries, and student achievement to inform the development of eresourcing programs and initiatives in their school;
  • Understand the a diverse range of e-book providers/resources available and are able to compare access policies and issues, including contracts, licensing, digital rights management, budgeting, ownership models, flexibility & diversity, within the context of their school;
  • Understand the principles and practice of digital curation, are aware of a range of online curation tools that can be used to resource the Australian Curriculum, and are able to draw upon a number of examples of school library curation sites as a model to inform their own practice;
  • Understand the new standard for resource description and access (RDA) and what this means for school libraries, and are aware of future directions for search and resource discovery, and are aware of the challenges of managing e-resources in schools.


For NSW teachers

NSW teacher participants’ completed professional learning activities that addressed the following set of AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher:

    2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities

    2.6.2 Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful

    3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

    4.1.2 Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities

    6.4.2 Undertake professional learning programs designed to address identified student learning needs

Contact hours: This course is been accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES)/ NSW Institute of Teachers (NSWIT) for a total of 5 ¾ hours of professional learning.

For ACT teachers

ACT teacher participants’ completed professional learning activities that addressed the following set of AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Graduate, Proficient, Highly Accomplished & Lead Teacher:

    1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

    1.2 Understand how students learn

    1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds

    2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

    2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

    3.4 Select and use resources

    3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

    4.1 Support student participation

    4.2 Manage classroom activities

    4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

    5.4 Interpret student data

    6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs

    6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

    7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements

Contact hours: This course is been accredited by the ACT TQI for a total of 5 hours of professional learning.