Scout showcases

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.

Upcoming Showcases


Scout Showcase NAPLAN 2022 series

These webinars will provide live demonstrations of selected NAPLAN reports and how they can be used by teachers and leaders in different settings.

There will be multiple Showcase topics, each with tailored content:

Small Schools – a focus on reports which assist schools with smaller cohorts to identify areas of strength and areas for development at the individual student level.

Assistant Principal Curriculum and Instruction – a focus on reports which assist in understanding school performance across NAPLAN domains. Use these reports to identify areas of strength and areas for development across the school.

Teachers – separate sessions for primary and secondary teachers focusing on online item analysis reports. This allows teachers to analyse performance across NAPLAN domains and pinpoint strengths and/or areas for development for individual classes and students.

Leaders – separate sessions for primary and secondary leaders focusing on reports at the whole school level. This will assist users to better understand trends over time and consider the impact of whole school strategies on cohorts.

Each 45-minute session will include a guided presentation followed by an opportunity for Q+A.

Two session times will be provided for each topic with the following schedule:


Week 8

Tuesday 6 September

8:00 – 8:45 am

Primary teachers

3.30 – 4:15 pm

Secondary leaders

Wednesday 7 September

8:00 – 8:45 am

Small Schools

3.30 – 4:15 pm

AP C&I

Thursday 8 September

8:00 – 8:45 am

Secondary teachers

3.30 – 4:15 pm

Primary teachers

Week 9

Monday 12 September

3.30 – 4:15 pm

Primary teachers

Tuesday 13 September

8:00 – 8:45 am

Secondary leaders

3.30 – 4:15 pm

Primary leaders

Wednesday 14 September

8:00 – 8:45 am

AP C&I

3.30 – 4:15 pm

Secondary teachers

Thursday 15 September

8:00 – 8:45 am

Primary leaders

3.30 – 4:15 pm

Small Schools

These Scout showcases will be delivered by guest presenters from the LEED Capability Building Team in Teaching Quality and Impact.

Recorded versions of sessions will be available on the Scout website after the series has finished.

Register now in MyPL to access the Zoom link for the Showcases.

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

or

Search for a Scout Showcase in MyPL using course code NR26618.


Recorded Showcases

2021 Recordings

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.
September 2021 00:49:26
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.
September 2021 00:34:33
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.
August 2021 00:13:58
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.


Mar 2021 00:23:14

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:

Recorded Showcases (prior to 2021)

The following Scout Showcase recordings are available to all staff for viewing:

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.

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