iServi News | 11 December 2020 | Term 4, Week 9
We recently partnered with St Gerard’s Primary School, Westminster, on a virtual maths class collaboration to improve the transition from primary school to secondary school and develop additional videos for our growing MathTube channel.
In 2019, the College shared the news that our Year Seven Extension Maths classes had established their own YouTube channel for maths. Designed as an ongoing resource for students, families and teachers, the channel offers a collection of videos produced by students to share problem-solving questions and solutions. To view the Servite MathTube channel, please click here.
This Term, reflecting the College’s continued commitment to ‘learning anywhere, anytime’, we embraced remote learning and applied diverse technologies to create a shared learning space online. Using Microsoft Teams, Mr Quartermaine’s Year 7 Extension Maths class joined Ms Collova’s Year 6 class from St Gerard’s Primary School and applied the Servite Way Learning Framework model of Dream, Design, Deliver and Debrief to shape the project. Year 7 students guided the Year 6 students through steps to make engaging videos in the Question and Answer format, held a live test event and ensured they responded to primary student feedback as they refined their processes. Cloud computing, Teams video and keyboard chat, emails, Keynote and PowerPoint presentations supported the students in creating and saving their movies.
Students worked together to solve problems involving probability, statistics, algebra and measurement. Respectful of the opinions and input of others, students maintained a harmonious environment as they developed their communication, teamwork and leadership skills.
As part of the Servite Transition Program, Servite teachers Mr Ryan Redfern and Ms Nicola Potter were present at St Gerard’s Primary School with the school’s principal Mr Mitch Bristow, to observe and help if necessary. Servite ICT team member Monique Jelaska (Class of 2019) was integral in making the technology work for the project. It was an amazing team effort from all involved as they responded to the task of executing a high quality, authentic learning experience for all students.
Mr Dan Quartermaine
I really enjoyed working with the Year Six students as it was different from any other day I have had in school. It was unique!
Jonathan Chu (SC7)
I really enjoyed being a teacher and explaining the process. It was fun.
Jazayla Rohde (SE05)
We liked working with our Servite Team. They were really nice.
Joy Taban and Abem Tilahun (St Gerard’s Primary School)
Facilitating an online class using one Microsoft Team with multiple channels having multiple individual conversations was a great challenge. It was exciting to be involved in making sure we had a practical and effective approach to technology as a learning tool. I am proud of our collaboration with St Gerard’s and see this as a preview of the future of education at Servite.
Monique Jelaska (Class of 2019), Servite ICT Team