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VWMA Event 2 2019: Digital Storytelling for Year 9 and 10 HASS

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Memorial Hall, Anzac House, Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide SA 5000

Victoria Drive

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Teaching Year 9 History: World War One Depth Study or Year 10 History: World War Two Depth Study? Looking for an ICT-rich task? Join us!

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Looking for research tasks that involve students using primary source materials in creative, collaborative, critical ways? Join the Virtual War Memorial Schools Program for 2019!

The Virtual War Memorial Schools Program is an exciting teaching opportunity involving a partnership between the Department for Education (SA) and Virtual War Memorial Australia. The partnership has been built around the use of the Virtual War Memorial for teaching and learning relating specifically to the Australian Curriculum: History in Years 9 and 10, and Civics and Citizenship at Year 10.

Throughout 2019, we will be running professional learning activities that are aligned to the national curriculum and relevant to teachers of HASS/History, Research Project and Research Practices, English, Aboriginal Studies, Community Studies, Cross-Disciplinary Studies, Modern History, Society and Culture, and Women’s Studies.

In the second workshop for 2019, educator Suzannah Brook will introduce teachers to digital storytelling, showing them how to assist students to tell stories of service personnel through voice, text, images, audio, and video. This is a hands-on workshop and teachers will need to provide their own computer in order to take part in activities.

This workshop is open to 25 teachers who would like to join the Virtual War Memorial Schools Program and work with their students to research the lives of Australian service personnel as part of their studies in HASS/History, or other subject areas.

As part of their involvement with the VWMA, students typically research the experiences of a service person and then upload a biography to the VWMA site. Are you looking for alternative ways for students to present their learning about service personnel as part of their HASS studies in 2019? This is the workshop for you.

The workshop will be held during school hours at Memorial Hall on the Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide. Parking will be available on the Parade Ground and in Victoria Drive or Kintore Avenue.

Please bring a laptop, pen, paper and your creativity to the workshop. Please bring a USB so you can download free music from the presenter.

*NOTE: tea, coffee and a light morning tea will be provided. Please BYO lunch or walk over to the Torrens River and purchase lunch from Lounders Boatshed Cafe.

*Prior to the workshop, please make yourself familiar with the Virtual War Memorial site.

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Introducing Suzannah Brook

Starting her teaching career in 2005 with a Middle School teaching degree, Suzannah has taught across both primary and secondary schools over the past 14 years. Suzannah’s Middle School expertise and passion is in the subjects of English, HASS and ICT.

She has taught Year 6/7 classes in both primary and secondary settings, covering all subject areas. Suzannah has also been a specialist English/HASS teacher in secondary schools. Over the course of her career, Suzannah has held various leadership positions, such as Head of English, coordinator of debating/public speaking teams, camp coordinator, and gifted and talented camp leader.

During her teaching career, Suzannah has taught students and staff how to use a wide range of ICT software programs – in particular, digital video editing programs. In 2009, she wrote an academic paper titled ‘Bridging the gap using digital realities’ and presented this at the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) National English conference in Hobart.

In 2010, she was able to travel to the APY Lands for the Department for Education, to teach film making to Indigenous students in the community of Mimili, together with teaching students how to use film for their SACE Research Projects and school-based assessments.

2010 also saw Suzannah working for the Australian Lutheran aid agency as an Education Officer and among other duties during this time, she developed a series of films for the company, teaching students about aid, development and humanitarian work.

Suzannah has facilitated workshops at gifted and talented camps, teaching students how to create digital stories in order to share aspects of their lives in video format. In addition to student-centered workshops, Suzannah has also run PD workshops for staff , focusing on embedding technology effectively into the classroom using a variety of software tools. In 2019, Suzannah began a Masters of Educational Leadership at Uni SA and developed her business, ‘Brook Educational Consultancy’.

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