Integrating ICT into the

new History Syllabus 7-10

26th June and 27th June 2013

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Venue: Miller Education Technology Centre

Wednesday, June 26th 2013 at 8:30am to Thursday, June 27th 2013 at 3pm

Shropshire Street

Miller, NSW

8.30am - 3.00pm

Miller Education Technology Centre

Miller Rd & Shropshire St


PARKING: Please park on the street not within the school grounds.

Do you need more ideas on how to implement the new History syllabus for 2014?

Have you had a chance to look at the new NSW History Syllabus?

The delivery of ICT capabilities in the new syllabus can ensure the successful implementation of the new History syllabus in your school setting.

This project will give you the skills, ideas and confidence to create assessment tasks, teaching programs and effective feedback required for student success in History.

The new History Syllabus requires teachers to think more creatively and innovately to allow their students to do the same as well as work collaboratively, improve communication, and to allow for critical thinking. Within this project, teachers will cover all these areas and have an assessment task and start a teaching program that allows for this.

Who is this course for?

Department of Education and Communities Employees only.

This course will show you how to successfully integrate ICT into the new NSW History Syllabus.

7 - 10 History teachers only due to its implementation requirement in 2014.

A History teacher or Head Teacher who will take back to school the new assessment tasks and teaching programs to be implemented for 2013.

Use the device your school uses (T4L machine, tablet or DER laptop) to its full potential and start your students on the road to successful ICT practice.

What will you do during the two days?

  1. Identify what your needs are to ensure the successful implementation of the new History syllabus.
  2. Create at least one assessment task with an ICT capability focus.
  3. Model this assessment task for students.
  4. Start at least one teaching program for this assessment task integrating ICT capabilities.
  5. Learn ICT skills appropriate for teaching History - skills for teachers and skills for students.
  6. Use the BOS program builder as an example of how to implement the new History Syllabus.

How to register:


30 spots available.

Registration through MyPL@edu

Event URL:

Or search the Event ID in MyPL : 60560

Registrations Close: Thursday 17th June 2013

What to do BEFORE the course:

1. An idea of what your faculty needs and has agreed upon.

2. Your current units of work

3. Current scope and sequence

4. A laptop with wifi capability

5. A laptop with the new History Syllabus saved on it or a hard copy

Create the following Web2.0 accounts if you don't have one already:

  • Google/Gmail (to use Google Apps such as Docs, Drive etc)
  • Popplet

Hints for creating Web2.0 accounts:

  • Use the same username for all your Web2.0 accounts
  • Don't use the same password as your banking one
  • Write down your usernames and passwords (or keep it in your Evernote account)

Survey to complete before the course

On the first day ask part of the project we are asking you to present in 5 minutes a successful History lesson you have delivered. It is just an informal discussion - no PowerPoint necessary :)

Just a show and tell!

Please complete the following survey so we can organise you into groups beforehand:

What will be expected of me after the two days?

  1. Attendance of an informal Video Conference using Adobe Connect at a negotiated date and time for reflection and feedback of some of the techniques used during the project and its results back at school.
  2. Completion of the assessment task and teaching program for sharing with other teachers.

Belinda Stanton

Department of Education and Communities

South Western Sydney Region