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Checklist of Successful English Syllabus Implementation

2013

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Teaching programs /

units of work

Developing a scope and sequence for one or more stages
Working towards
X

Identifying key English concepts as focus of unit/program
Working towards
X

Identifying syllabus outcomes/content addressed through unit/program

X

Embedding assessment for/as/of learning into unit of work/program


X
Designing a quality assessment task, including marking criteria


2014
Identifying opportunities for learning across the curriculum


X
Building opportunities for teacher evaluation into unit/program


X
Choosing appropriate teaching strategies


X
Designing appropriate learning activities


X
Differentiating unit of work/program for range of learners


X
Choosing appropriate resources, including digital resources


X
Creating original resources, including digital resources


2014
Planning for effective use of ICT in student learning


2014
Using Quality Teaching framework to inform pedagogy/assessment

X

Using Literacy Continuum to inform literacy teaching through syllabus
Working towards

X

Other aspects of

implementation

Developing a team action plan for implementation of new syllabus
X


Auditing current resources, identifying weaknesses and gaps

X

Auditing current units/programs, identifying weaknesses and gaps

X

Involving staff beyond the team in preparation for implementation

X

Informing all stakeholders about the changes

X
X
Teaching new or revised units/programs


2014
Demonstrating to others the teaching of new or revised units/programs


2014
Using assessment data to inform teaching


X
Providing feedback to students on their performance

X
X
Differentiating learning for different groups in the classroom


X
Evaluating the effectiveness of units/programs, assessment and teaching


X
Developing school reports consistent with new syllabus


2014