Stu­dents link up to ad­vance learn­ing

Monto school to ben­e­fit from join­ing on­line Ed­u­ca­tion Queens­land pro­ject

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - ❏ Ge­orge Smith

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.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

MAK­ING CON­NEC­TIONS: Kaila Wil­son (back), Re­bekah Cole­man and Zoe Beswick take part in Monto State School’s Pro­ject 600.

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