We chose the station rotation model in our mathematics program because we felt it gave us an opportunity to create a balance of individual online differentiated adaptive learning opportunities, group project work and group direct instruction. Over the course of the year we have been adjusting the balance of time between the rotation model and the whole group instructional model.
The biggest challenges were shifting the students and the teachers to the new model. We have carried out many teacher professional learning sessions and we have sought continuous feedback from both the teachers and the students.
We chose this model because we felt it was the best model for creating time for our students. we felt that it best supported self pacing.
Our biggest challenge was and is our history. We are a 120 year old girls grammar school which is expected to take a conservative approach to education. We worked very hard with our staff, student and parent community to help them understand the structure, purpose and benefits of the new program.
Spend the time and money developing your programs. We had a dedicated team of curriculum writers and program designers who worked on the development of our courses for 12 months prior to the roll out of the program.
Melbourne Girls Grammar has specialised in providing a quality education for girls since 1893. We value our traditions and history of achievement.
We are a forward looking community and understand that our students must be prepared for life in an increasingly complex and globally connected world. Our focus is the development of young women with the confidence, skills and experience to excel in life beyond school. Leadership, team building, social and cultural awareness, and a strong sense of personal self worth are crucial components of an education at Melbourne Girls Grammar.
We believe that students thrive when they are engaged in a challenging academic program within a nurturing environment. Our approach is aimed at ensuring girls are keen to learn and to extend themselves, that they seek out opportunities and are solution focused in their thinking.
A key message at MGGS is that every girl is valued and each can contribute to the life of our community.
Our staff are passionate about teaching and learning. We have a commitment to quality professional development and this means we are always exploring current research, thinking and new developments in education. How girls learn and how this impacts on what and how we teach are questions that promote innovation within our curriculum.
I invite you to visit us. You will find our School has a warm and welcoming environment. You will soon discover that Melbourne Girls Grammar is a place where challenge and choice create opportunities for every girl to discover who she is meant to be.
Contact: Christopher McNamara
Contact Title: Deputy Principal: Learning Design and Development
Melbourne Girls Grammar
86 Anderson St