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    Our Experience
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    2010 Focus
    1. (a) How does a multicultural government school determine which literacy practices increase student engagement and improve student outcomes that best suits the school’s context and needs?
    (b) What are the associated problems experienced in implementing this in similar schools that have increased their student engagement and improved their student outcomes?
    (c) What strategies and approaches help facilitate embedding these strategies across a school?

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    NUMERACY PRACTICES IN A MULTICULTURAL SECONDARY SCHOOL SETTING
    In 2009 we were given Teacher Professional Leave to investigate sustainable literacy and numeracy practices best suited to our school context. Our school supported us in this endeavour by ensuring that we were were timetable off for together for one day a week for the entire year.
    We viewed this Teacher Professional Leave as giving Lyndale Secondary College the opportunity to support and develop the initiatives begun as a consequence of the Annual Review. The TPL was the third phase of this process, the first being the Review and the second the introduction of new programs to help realize the goals of the Review.
    Focus areas
    Our focus on a data driven approach was used in conjunction with pedagogy, team teaching practices and ESL needs not only to improve student engagement but because given the socio-economic backgrounds of our cohort of students and their specific needs targeting literacy and numeracy is the most practical way we could think of using the TPL time with the most wide-ranging positive effects should we succeed.
    The project investigated the use of data (NAPLAN and PAT) to inform sustainable literacy and numeracy practices in a multicultural secondary school setting. Best practice in flexible learning spaces, team teaching and ESL were explored. Support material and recommendations were made.
    Expectations
    We expected to be able to learn the best possible means by which to collect literacy and numeracy data, how to best integrate the data with our NAPLAN and VELS results into a database that allows us to create profiles of classes of students and individual students in order to be able to track them through their time at the College.
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    Raffaela Dell'aquila
    Investigation of ESL best practice.
    Resources for Maths/Science teachers.
    dellaquila.raffaela.r@edumail.vic.gov.au
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    Kathy Bannan
    •Literacy pedagogy. •Team teaching practices. •Resources for Maths/Science teachers.
    bannan.kathy.k@edumail.vic.gov.au

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  4. page 1. About the School edited General Information Lyndale Secondary College is a large Years 7 to 12 single campus educational…
    General Information
    Lyndale Secondary College is a large Years 7 to 12 single campus educational provider. The school population is approximately 1255, which also included students undertaking a community VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) program. Established in 1961 to serve the North Dandenong area, it is well developed in terms of its educational, sporting and cultural resources and is highly regarded within its local community. The school offers VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education, VET (Vocational Education and Training) and VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning), as well as English as a Second Language and Integration support programs. Over 20% of the school population was born outside Australia in over 50 different countries. The proportion of students from the Horn of Africa has increased the cultural diversity of the school over recent years. The school is anticipating involvement in a comprehensive rebuilding program to replace a significant proportion of the current buildings with accommodation more appropriate to the requirement of students and the wider community.
    Literacy Program
    Numeracy Program

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  5. page 1. About the School edited Lyndale Secondary College is a large Years 7 to 12 single campus educational provider. The school …
    Lyndale Secondary College is a large Years 7 to 12 single campus educational provider. The school population is approximately 1255, which also included students undertaking a community VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) program. Established in 1961 to serve the North Dandenong area, it is well developed in terms of its educational, sporting and cultural resources and is highly regarded within its local community. The school offers VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education, VET (Vocational Education and Training) and VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning), as well as English as a Second Language and Integration support programs. Over 20% of the school population was born outside Australia in over 50 different countries. The proportion of students from the Horn of Africa has increased the cultural diversity of the school over recent years. The school is anticipating involvement in a comprehensive rebuilding program to replace a significant proportion of the current buildings with accommodation more appropriate to the requirement of students and the wider community.
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  6. page home edited {Lyndale Presentation.ppt} SUSTAINABLE SUSTAINABLE LITERACY AND In 2009 we were given Teacher…

    {Lyndale Presentation.ppt} SUSTAINABLESUSTAINABLE LITERACY AND
    In 2009 we were given Teacher Professional Leave to investigate sustainable literacy and numeracy practices best suited to our school context. Our school supported us in this endeavour by ensuring that we were were timetable off for together for one day a week for the entire year.
    We viewed this Teacher Professional Leave as giving Lyndale Secondary College the opportunity to support and develop the initiatives begun as a consequence of the Annual Review. The TPL was the third phase of this process, the first being the Review and the second the introduction of new programs to help realize the goals of the Review.
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    We hoped to combine the collection of this data with school visits to inform us of best practice within schools that were doing the same. The data collection has informed the direction of curriculum development and professional development activities that need to be conducted at the College that are specific to the needs of the students.
    Our Experience
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Wednesday, December 16

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