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Enabling teachers as learning activators and experience designers

Igniting your students’ passion and curiosity for learning and helping them grow and succeed are paramount to teachers.

You recognise that there are no formulas that guarantee learning for every student in every context, so as an effective teacher, you encourage the curiosity of your students, require them to seek relevant information and ideas, and challenge them to use and apply what they discover in new, different, and practical contexts.

Learners of all ages are more motivated when they can see the usefulness of what they are learning and when they can use that information to do something that has an impact on others – especially their local community. Without an adequate level of initial learning, transfer cannot be expected. This point seems obvious, but it is often overlooked.

The Virtuoso platform helps you address these kinds of challenges.

Facilitate authentic student-centred learning with a tangible impact

Virtuoso makes your students’ progress visible for all involved.

It also enables targeted instructions and supports your professional development to help you effectively engage your students at different stages of the learning journey.

More engaged students are more passionate about learning, which makes them more likely to reach their potential.

Virtuoso: The learning engagement platform that teachers have been asking for

"I need to record, track, and share student progress on the fly."
"I want to grow professionally and progress my teaching career."
"I want to adapt instructions so they are targeted at individual students’ needs."
"I need to quickly prepare high-quality lesson materials aligned with the curriculum targets."
"I need to record, track, and share student progress on the fly."



Keeping up with each student's progress increases the opportunity for timely intervention. Virtuoso captures and analyses student behaviour, performance, and ongoing feedback to track learning progress in one place, while keeping students and parents in the loop.

 

Informed by research: Assessment rubric framework




Feedback anytime, anywhere: Capture and share notes and feedback for students in moments, using text, audio, video, and screenshots.


Visible learning progress: Use Interactive Dashboard and Dynamic Reports to stay informed and quickly find gaps and trends based on evidence-based insights.
"I want to grow professionally and progress my teaching career."



Because teachers have the greatest impact on student growth, well-designed and ongoing professional development can pave the way for successful learning outcomes. Virtuoso provides access to the resources, people, and tools you need to develop and demonstrate your capabilities.

 

Informed by research: Technology-enhanced teaching (collaboration with Macquarie University)




Course design collaboration: Learn best practices from other teachers or experts in your field through collaborative development of courses.


Visible professional achievements: Capture and share your PD activities in ePortfolio to track milestones and demonstrate your work towards specific teaching standards.
"I want to adapt instructions so they are targeted at individual students’ needs."



Every student has unique learning needs, requiring a tailored approach to classroom instructions based on the present level of performance. Virtuoso tracks and highlights these needs and provides a framework and shared platform for the design of personalised learning goals and activities for each student.

 

Informed by research: Individual Learning Pathways




Visible learning pathway: Set individual student goals, implement timely learning plans, and track progress in a shared platform between students, teachers, and parents.


Prerequisite recommendations: Understand the skill and knowledge level required to complete a task or assignment - and identify the gap that needs to be addressed for each student to progress towards set goals.
"I need to quickly prepare high-quality lesson materials aligned with the curriculum targets."



Designing engaging, pedagogy-driven class materials that also support the required learning outcomes takes time and experience.Virtuoso provides access to the resources and frameworks required to design lessons effectively and efficiently.




Resource pool: Select from a vast range of high-quality resources from other teachers and external content providers, such as Khan Academy, and integrate into your lesson design instantly.


Curriculum outcomes alignment: Design and link your class content and activities to the required standards of your curriculum to ensure all expected learning outcomes are addressed.

Interested in developing technology-enhanced learning methods?

Cinglevue & Macquarie University researchers present a professional development webinar series for teachers: Technology-Enhanced Pedagogy.

Join us in a series of free professional development webinars to explore how you can integrate technology effectively to enhance teaching and learning.

Interested in developing technology-enhanced learning methods?

Cinglevue & Macquarie University researchers present a professional development webinar series for teachers: Technology-Enhanced Pedagogy.

Join us in a series of free professional development webinars to explore how you can integrate technology effectively to enhance teaching and learning.

The Virtuoso platform will assist you to:

Create authentic and collaborative learning communities
Foster positive and cohesive relationships with your students
Provide learners with adequate and timely learning opportunities
Facilitate connections with students’ prior learning and experiences
Make learning relevant and engaging for each student
Support students to become better at reflection
Assess your impact as a teacher on your students learning
Create authentic and collaborative learning communities

In such communities, everyone - including the teacher, is a learner; where challenge, support, and timely feedback are key features. Your students will learn as they engage in shared activities, experiences, and conversations.

Foster positive and cohesive relationships with your students

Foster positive and cohesive relationships with your students because we know they learn best when they feel accepted, when they enjoy positive relationships with their fellow students and teachers, and when they are able to be active, visible members of the learning community.

Provide learners with adequate and timely learning opportunities

Provide learners with adequate and timely opportunities to learn and apply their learning. Research tells us that students learn most effectively when they have time and opportunity to engage with, practise and transfer and apply new learning in different contexts.

Facilitate connections with students’ prior learning and experiences

When teachers intentionally build on what their students already know and have experience with, they make the best use of learning time, better anticipate students’ learning needs, and avoid needless duplication of content and effort.

Make learning relevant and engaging for each student

Learners are most effective when they understand what they are learning, why they are learning it, and how they will be able to use their new learning in the real world.

Support students to become better at reflection

Support students to become better at reflection and undertake this on an ongoing basis. It is well-documented that learners who practice reflection absorb new learning, are more readily able to connect their learning to what they already know, convert thought into action, and modify what they learn for their own purpose.

Assess your impact as a teacher on your students learning
Assess your impact as a teacher on your students learning by providing you with detailed understanding of where your students are in their learning journey, what progress looks like for each student, and then using your agency to determine next steps. Essentially, as Professor John Hattie describes it “knowing thy impact” - connecting what educators do with what learners learn.

More reading / references

  • Combs, M. (1996). Developing Competent Readers and Writers in the Primary Grades. Des Moines, IA: Prentice Hall.
  • Hattie, J., & Yates, G. C. (2013). Visible learning and the science of how we learn. Routledge.
  • Pintrich, P. R., & Schunk, D. H. (1996). Motivation in education: Theory, research, and applications. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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