PACIFIC PALMS PUBLIC SCHOOL
Pacific Palms Public School, Old Bar Public School and Bungwahl Public School have been networking this year, engaging in professional learning based on assessment approaches, with a significant focus on assessment AS learning in numeracy. This work has resulted in the implementation of a collective genius approach, which provides a strategic tool for both teacher and student to decide whether further learning experiences are needed to consolidate students’ knowledge, skills and understandings. Teachers are now more confident in implementing a range of effective assessment activities in their classrooms and have the necessary tools to collaboratively engage with their colleagues around effective practice. Additionally, it’s reported there has been a significant increase in students taking responsibility for their own learning and acknowledging the significance by making connections with their daily life, which has ultimately meant increased engagement and improved educational outcomes.