A Jig-saw puzzle challenge
I went to a meeting about applying for the AITSL certification at AISSA on Saturday. I arrived feeling comfortable with my knowledge of the AITSL standards that I have gained over the last year from using categories on this blog. What I wanted to get out of this session was a clearer picture of how to annotate an artefact- exactly what was involved?
Estelle Lewis from AISNSW opened my eyes to a better understanding through deconstructing the standard descriptors into verbs, what has to be done and what is the expected outcome. This breakdown of the descriptors helps making decisions about what artefacts to focus on and how to add annotations.
I think the most important message was to do ‘less’ rather than ‘more’ by addressing more than one descriptor through the artefact and the annotations.
Another realisation, was the definition of ‘sharing’ when applying for HAT certification. It is important to get feedback on how ‘sharing’ has impacted on colleagues. It is not enough to post or share ideas. I need to get feedback and to collect it so I can prove that I have impacted others. This also means getting data to evaluate learning content in lessons- before and after.
So this is my ”jig-saw” challenge: to make the most of my artefacts and to demonstrate impact on others-students and colleagues.
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