Engaging over 390,000 students and teachers annually.
Online access to arts education, professional learning, virtual excursions and streamed events.
Engaging over 400,000 students and teachers annually. Online access to arts education, professional learning, virtual excursions and streamed events.
What happens when the man-made enters the natural landscape? What will happen to these pristine environments?
Composer Katy Abbott, uses the true events of a cargo ship in 1992 spilling nearly 29,000 duck bath toys into the North Pacific Ocean as the catalyst for her work: Introduced Species.
Six 360 cameras were embedded into the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's performance of Introduced Species. Other cameras were also placed above the orchestra and in the auditorium, to give the viewer a unique and immersive experience of the performance.
This series of lessons take their inspiration from 20 artworks exhibited at the 2019 Operation Art Exhibition. The artworks have been created by students in Stages ES1 through to S3 in the classroom. Each lesson contains syllabus outcomes and indicators directly linked to teaching and learning activities with suggestions for formative assessment. There are recommendations for artist studies and step by step instructions on how to create artworks in your classroom.
SpecEd 2019 is an online, comprehensive, classroom resource drawn from this year’s Schools Spectacular theme, STARS! Written by teachers for teachers, in consultation with The Arts Unit, this fantastic, cross-curricular resource comprises five units of work encompassing a wide range of stages of learning and KLAs. In a crowded curriculum, this resource is simply a must! It has been structured to ensure it is easy to use, easy to apply and, most importantly, delivers those essential outcomes as suited to your students’ stage/s of learning and abilities.
Every student is a star and collectively we shine! So, bring some SpecEd ‘celestial sparkle’ into your classroom, ensuring you and your students truly experience this year’s Schools Spectacular theme, STARS.
The Arts Unit (TAU) Digital Engagement provides online resources, access and information to virtual excursions and live streams of creative and performing arts, speaking competitions, Premier's challenges and professional development (PD), engaging students and teachers throughout NSW.
Content is delivered by experts and accompanied by resources drawn within The Arts Unit and industry partners. In addition to live engagement, our extensive digital library offers various tools to assist schools and teachers in their classrooms.
TAU Digital Engagement offers an extensive digital library of teacher identified professional development, visit The Arts Unit Learning Hub.
Virtual excursions are streamed via Distance and Rural Technologies (DART).
The Arts Unit excursions include:
Events are streamed via The Arts Unit Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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Our Multitouch eLearning Framework is research based and employs a variety of delivery systems, devices, formats and styles within the one learning experience, reinvigorating online learning.
Project scoped, resources allocated, licensing and permissions obtained.
Key learning objectives are identified. What will the participant learn? Why is this learning important?
Filming is generally unobtrusive with 1 to 2 cameras, small lapel mics or separate audio recording. A variety of filming styles are used including:
Footage is also repurposed from events, webinars, performances, streams and virtual excursions.
The footage is then sent to a specialist content writer who working as a subject matter expert, identifies key learning areas and sections suitable to develop assessment material from, and provides edit points.
The footage is edited. Closed captions and interactive transcripts are ordered for accessibility compliance.
Content writing involves developing online assessment material that is aligned to the Australian Teaching Standards. Resources are also created if required. Guides, examples and templates are supplied.
After content writing is complete, the project progresses to instructional design (using an eLearning authoring tool) to construct the course.
Accessibility specialist reviews and remediates all content.
Courses published to a review platform for feedback and changes.
MyPl application written and, once approved, submitted to the platform.
Short promo videos are created and distributed through TAU social media channels.
Data is gathered to determine the level and quality of engagement, interaction and learning outcomes in a continuous refinement of our process and our learning resources.
Human-centred design is a creative approach to problem solving. It places people at the heart of the problems we solve. By understanding who we are trying to reach we can design better solutions.
Visit TAU website for a full list of all programs provided by The Arts Unit including:
Engaging video clips to convey ideas and information quickly and effectively. Animations have been created to provide hints and tips for students and teachers to prepare for public speaking competitions.
Information presented in a non-linear, dynamic and engaging way, combining video, audio and downloadables in an innovative package accessible online.
It is often a misconception that asynchronous eLearning is purely self-directed.
Mentors, networks and social media channels can provide invaluable support to learners.
A blended learning approach to eLearning encourages improved motivation and engagement.
One of the greatest challenges in developing and delivering effective eLearning is to resist the exponential decline of memory.