Introducing Scout showcases
A series of live webinars aimed at showcasing the power of Scout capabilities and data are now available to all Department of Education staff. These webinars are short, sharp demonstrations of Scout reports and key functionality. Existing Scout users can use these as a quick refresher, while new users can join in to check out what Scout can do for you in your role.
Showcases will be delivered live and online with multiple session times for your convenience. If you are not able to join a live webinar session, you can access the recorded version on the website at a later date and time that suits you.
Users can browse upcoming showcases and register to attend via MyPL.
There are currently no scheduled showcases. Browse available recordings of previous showcases by scrolling down this page.
Please note: You can only register for one session at a time in MyPL. Once a session is completed and attendance marked, you may then register for another session.
If the above link does not work, you can copy and paste the web address in your browser - https://myplsso.education.nsw.gov.au/mylearning/catalogue/details/ad32bf72-dec9-e911-a409-0003ff156313
Search for a Scout Showcase in MyPL using course code NR26618.
|Showcase topic||Description||Date recorded||Duration|
|NAPLAN for the classroom||A guided tour through the reports most relevant to class teachers and student learning support roles. Find areas of strength across your class by exploring syllabus areas or individual items and identify the specific literacy and numeracy skills of your students. See how the NAPLAN reports can help you target support for the most impact.
|NAPLAN for the whole school||A guided tour through the reports most relevant to school leaders and principals. Find areas of strength to celebrate, explore potential trends over time, and identify aspects of literacy and numeracy to support across your school. See how the NAPLAN reports can inform strategic planning and school improvement initiatives.
|Application Activity reports||The Application Activity reports track student usage of supported platforms such as GoogleDrive, MS Teams and Zoom. See how these reports can be used to help support student engagement in online learning from home.
A summary of the live Q+A is also available here.
|Attendance Term 3 2021||This recorded showcase provides a guided tour of the Attendance reports in Scout. Information about how to use the reports to support student attendance is included, along with links to the Attendance Matters website.||July 2021||00:47:23|
|Check-in Term 2 2021||This webinar provides a tour of the Check-in reports available to all staff, including the updates and changes for 2021. Explore what is available within the Check-in app and how these reports can give insights to support the teaching of literacy and numeracy.||May 2021||00:26:54|
|Best Start Year 7||
View this recorded webinar designed to bring teachers and school leaders an overview of what is available inside the new look BSY7 reports. Practical examples of how the reports can be used to support literacy and numeracy skills across all secondary subjects will be provided.
Presented by Alana Ellis, Assessment and Development Advisor, Best Start Year 7.
Intensive Showcase series for SDD
The Intensive Showcase series for the School Development Days 2021 presented overviews, insights and guided examples of how to use the Scout reports in a range of staff roles.
Missed out? Not a problem. The recorded versions of these live sessions from Term 1 2021 can now be accessed from the list below with a suggestion of who may find it the most useful:
- Scout Overview (designed as an introduction or refresher of Scout for all staff)
- Insights for the Primary Classroom (designed for teachers and school leaders)
- Insights for the Secondary Classroom (designed for teachers and school leaders)
- HSC and HSC minimum standard (designed for teachers and school leaders)
- Targets and Attendance (designed for school leaders and DELs or those working in engagement and wellbeing)
- Data-driven Decisions (designed for school leaders and DELs or those working in learning support)
- EDConnect Operational Reports (designed for school leaders, SASS and BMs)
Recorded Showcases (prior to 2021)
The following Scout Showcase recordings are available to all staff for viewing:
|Showcase topic||Date recorded||Duration|
|EDConnect Operational Report - November 2020 Update||Nov 2020||00:29:18|
|Influencing Student Attendance||Oct 2020||00:43:34|
|Finance (Schools)||Aug 2020||00:23:17|
|Using the School Dashboard for Situational Analysis||Aug 2020||00:27:12|
|Scout in Practice - Identify specific writing skills and areas of strengths and difficulty for individual students, classes and cohorts||May 2020||00:23:47|
|Scout Demo app||May 2020||00:22:06|
|Scout in Practice - Differentiate teaching to meet the need of all abilities||Mar 2020||00:25:46|
|HSC minimum standard||Sep 2019||00:26:27|
|NAPLAN (DoE)||Sep 2019||00:33:03|
|Best Start Year 7||Feb 2020||00:31:57|
|Scout in Practice - Identify specific numeracy skills and areas of strengths and difficulty for individual students, classes and cohorts||May 2020||00:32:39|
Please note: due to the type of data displayed in some apps and reports we have limited the availability of some recordings to users with access to the app. If a recording you are looking for is not here, you might find a video on the Welcome page of the app instead.