Text alternative – Virtual enrichment in rural NSW
Overcoming rural isolation for students needing enrichment through virtual education programs and facilitating teacher collaboration across a community of schools in Stage 2 to 4 with plans to expand to Stage 1.
Journey focus area
- Overcoming rural and remote isolation
- Small schools with low numbers of staff and students – need to cater to those needing enrichment
- Collaboration – teachers
- Collaboration – students
- Coaching and mentoring teachers
Timeline and Milestones
|2013 milestone||Release of the Rural and Remote Education Strategy|
- The development of collaborative relationships between teachers across the learning community and the provision of leadership opportunities.
- Improved learning outcomes and engagement for students needing enrichment.
- The development of collaborative relationships between students across the learning community which facilitates secondary transition.
- Professional learning opportunities for staff in the use of 21st century learning pedagogy and tools.
- The audit of technology across schools and the provision of technology as needed.
- The ability to flexibly adapt to the needs of different cohorts of students in the community of schools each year.
- Presentation at the Rural and Remote Conference held in Bathurst in 2016.
- Links with Aurora College established.
Frustration at lack of opportunities, small schools struggling to meet the needs of small numbers of students needing enrichment, excitement, satisfaction, new connections between schools, engagement of students, collegial relationships, potential.