Welcome to the Secondary Learners Moodle
The Secondary Learners Team, one directorate of five within DECD Learning Improvement Division, provides a range of support for schools and secondary leaders and teachers in particular.
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Strategy is a priority for DECD and is aligned to South Australia’s Strategic Plan - Target 88, which aims to increase by 15% the number of students receiving an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank or equivalent in advanced mathematics, physics or chemistry by 2020. DECD, through the Learning Improvement Division, has the lead responsibility for supporting all sites with STEM learning. The STEMWorks Moodle is a resource to aid both STEMWorks sites and other sites to enrich understandings of STEM learning, design learning spaces, and make links between pedagogy, curriculum and the learning environment.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a key component of the Student Pathways Strategy. VET is supported through initiatives such as Industry Pathways Program (IPP), Trade Schools for the Future (TSftF) and Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS). Senior Leaders, based in different sites around the State, support a portfolio of schools to establish VET programs in specific industries, support SACE improvement, support STEM engagement and implement career strategies. A team of Apprenticeship Brokers also work across the State to facilitate Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASBA), and five Business Partnership Managers support schools to build partnerships with industry and community groups. Students, parents and teachers interested in finding out more about the steps towards becoming a school-based apprentice should check the dedicated Trade Schools for the Future website.
There are other resources you might find useful in other key areas such as Aboriginal Education, the Advanced Technology Project and other DECD Moodles. Please be aware Moodle is an open platform for sharing of resources, and resources may be in draft or developmental form. To access these Moodles please click on the icons below:
If you would like to provide feedback on the resources provided, or to contribute resources, please eMail Mark Haughton