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Release from Face to Face (RFF) Teachers

Ms Maria Murphy

This year I will be undertaking a new role as the RFF teacher for   K-4.  I will be teaching Kindergarten; Creative Arts, Stage 1; Science & Technology and Stage 2 Technology.

We will be working through the Vocal Ease program for Creative arts in Kindergarten and have already enjoyed responding to classical music through movement using body percussion and instruments.

This semester in Stage 1 we are working through our Sensing Energy unit which includes learning about how different forms of energy can be detected and how forces are used for a purpose. We will also be integrating our technology skills into this unit by producing digital work samples on the laptops.

In Stage 2 we are revising the functions of a keyboard, Touch typing, Cyber safety, Google Classroom, Microsoft Office, Robotics and programming music using Garage Band.

This year I will be working with Platypus class for one day a week as well as Yara.

I look forward to an innovative 2021 here at Tuggerah Public School!

Mrs Jody Beven

My role at Tuggerah Public this year is Technology Teacher, which comprises of teaching RFF classes, team teaching technology, running specialised programs and working with the school’s communication team.

As computer skills was recognised as a priority area for our students this year, some of the teachers' release from face to face (RFF) time will be spent on Technology. Our focus will be teaching basic computer operational skills (word processing, computer functions, emailing etc), working on increasing student typing speed and accuracy through typing.com and introducing students to basic coding skills. I will be introducing and developing new skills each week which will include a homework activity which will be assigned through Google Classroom. Students will be able to access these activities for free at home.

All stage 3 students are required to bring and use their BYOD laptops to develop these skills. Students who forget their BYOD on days they are with me will be required to share a school laptop 1 between 2. Students are asked to ensure their BYOD is charged and functioning on the school network.

This year I will also be team-teaching with classroom teachers to develop their skills and introducing students to new technology such as, 3D printing, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Robotics, Coding, Adobe Creative Suite and Filmmaking using GreenScreen technology.

My role also includes running specialised programs such as Coding Club, Robotics Club, mentoring students to be School Photographer, running NAPLAN and other online testing environments and updating the school’s social media platforms showcasing our students’ achievements.

I look forward to teaching our students this year and watching their eyes light when they see their achievements come to life through the use of technology.