Students link up to advance learning
Monto school to benefit from joining online Education Queensland project
MONTO State School’s brightest students are nowbenefiting from online learning.
Project 600 is an Education Queensland initiative aimed at encouraging learning excellence among gifted students.
Program supervisor Narelle Galloway said the group was chosen on previous NAPLAN results on the basis they could show improvement.
“We have six students from Monto State School,” Mrs Galloway said.
“Starting last term there have been 20 sessions and these are held twice weekly.
“Schools are paired with other schools in the region to form a group.
“We are paired with Lakes Creek State School and there is a Mackay-based online teacher.
“The session involves aweb conference, with students learning to understand what they are reading and hopefully this transfers to the classroom.
“There is a balance between enjoying activities and completing set tasks.”
Project 600 works on an acronym ● S: Skim and scan ● C: Connect and question ● O: Organise thinking ● R: Read and reflect ● E: Become an expert The program has been operating since 2011.
MAKING CONNECTIONS: Kaila Wilson (back), Rebekah Coleman and Zoe Beswick take part in Monto State School’s Project 600.