Learning Specialists' News - Term 4, 2018

October 28, 2018

Introducing Our Learning Specialists

Victoria Long, Darren Findling & Michelle Watson.


Welcome to the Torquay College Learning Specialists' Blog. This newsletter will regularly bring you videos, readings and resources focussing on initiatives being implemented across our school, as well as something fun, uplifting, inspiring, interesting, new or different. The research has been done for you, so follow the links of interest to you!


Torquay College Writing Walls

Writing Walls at Torquay College give students ownership of their learning space and a real sense of pride in the work that is put on display for their parents and peers to see. Have a look at the amazing Writing Walls around our school here!


Leveraging Digital

Google Docs has given our students the opportunity to truly collaborate on joint texts, or to receive timely written feedback from their teachers in the form of comments and edits. See the basics in Plain English below.


The Present

This powerful video sends a beautiful message to audiences about empathy and acceptance. A great Writer's Notebook prompt and starting point for discussion. Watch the video.


Problem of the Week

The Monty Hall Problem is a brain teaser, in the form of a probability puzzle, loosely based on the American television game show Let's Make a Deal and named after its original host, Monty Hall. Give it a go!




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