Text version - Riverside Girls High School
Strategic use of instructional leadership, collaborative practice, partnerships with industry and universities, cooperation of parents led to introduction of a entrepreneurial mindset in our Stage 4 ICT program.
Journey focus area
- Entrepreneurship and innovation
- Empowering students through agency and voice
- Empowering students as leaders in their community
- Building adaptability and resilience
- Young people can be agents of change
- Divergent, emergent and convergent thinking is a key focus, the essence of the processes involved
Timeline and milestones
- Age category finalists in the Australian information industry association awards for Year 7's “Find My Pet”.
- Sharing our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at EduTEch Asia.
- Majority of students have responded well to being able to select a project of interest and work collaboratively with peers.
- Strengthened our connections with our city/country alliance school Wee Waa and our partnerships with industry and UTS.
- Adulation / praise
Main challenges and solutions
Challenge: Teachers changing their focus in the classroom from teacher directed to a more collaborative structure.
- Teachers becoming facilitators and coaches in the classroom.
- Students embracing their own learning, showing self-regulation, self-efficacy and independence and self-teaching.