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Dear <<First Name>>,

This bulletin is provided by CEnet to inform and support member dioceses.

In this edition, the Data Insights project in Wollongong Diocese, this week's reading suggestions, CeSIS member sharing and Catholic Learning Online professional learning activities.

We hope you find the information of interest and we welcome your feedback and suggestions. 
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Data Insights Project

The CEnet Data Insights Project is an exciting opportunity to leverage the power of CED3 and Yellowfin to impact teaching practice in our classrooms. The project aims to deliver a proof of concept to demonstrate the translation of assessment results into specific skills linked to the Australian Curriculum Outcomes.

While the Wollongong team is focusing on some standardised classroom assessments in use in our schools in order to complete the proof of concept, the idea is that any Diocese that wishes to 'feed' assessments into this part of CED3 in the future will be able to do so after conducting a matching exercise whereby assessment questions are matched to Australian Curriculum Outcomes.

The end result for our teachers will be a simple dashboard where the skill strengths and areas for improvement in their class can be easily identified. This will help inform teaching practice and targeted intervention, depending on the assessment that is used to 'feed' the dashboard.

Thanks to Dean and the Data Team at CEnet for their engagement in this piece of work. We're excited to share the final products with the membership in early 2021.
 
Michelle Davey 
Chief Data Officer
Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong
Book of the Week
The CEnet member dioceses ACEN eBook Consortium, with the assistance of Lisa Nash and Saba Maniar from the Digital Learning and Library Services in Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta have initiated a book of the week feature for students and staff who have access to the SORA eBook Library.

Each week, two reading recommendations for eBooks or audio books, with age guidance will be published for primary school students, and high school students and to make sure that no-one is left out, there will be a recommendation for staff too.
Click on any of the three options above to go straight to the recommended books and enjoy the read!
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Member Collaboration - Compass/TechOne Collaborative sessions

Last week the CEnet CX team hosted the fourth in a series of CeSIS and CeFMS Collaborative sessions, ’Student Billing Processes’. Olivia Lloyd from Sydney Catholic Schools presented a session on using TechOne for student billing processes.

As with all collaborative sessions, a pre-recorded session was sent to all attendees 1 week prior to the event with the understanding that attendees view the pre-recorded session, discuss with their team their own business processes around the presented topic, and contribute to the collaborative session by sharing pain points and strengths.

Our next collaborative event, 'One Session for Primary Schools', occurs on 2 Dec at 10am AEDT and will be presented by Kim Kliendienst from the Diocese of Armidale.

This year Armidale primary schools moved to a single session per day in their schedule configuration. Kim's collaborative session will provide insight into Compass functionality with this type of schedule format.

The series of workshops is being facilitated by CEnet, using the ONCE philosophy of reducing duplication of effort, to provide a forum for participants to share and benefit from the expertise and experiences of colleagues in other member dioceses.

Each week a different Diocese will present how they have tackled a school business process by using an aspect of Compass or TechOne. Those attending the collaborative sessions are asked to come prepared with questions and to be ready to brainstorm and collaborate on how Compass or TechOne can improve their school business processes.

Schedule of events:
  • 2 December at 10.00am AEDT - One Session for Primary Schools
  • TBA - End of year financial processes
Like to get involved but not sure who to contact? Get in touch with Janine Duggan, CeSIS Subject Matter Expert, CEnet  
More Information
Seventy staff from CEnet member dioceses stayed back after school on Thursday 26 November to participate in last Catholic Learning Online Event for 2020. This was the second workshop presented by Blair McDaniel to explore the use of Seesaw in the classroom to build student work portfolios.

Participants had an opportunity to develop an understanding of how Seesaw is being used to support the home-school connection by enabling students to use open-ended tools to build a digital a portfolio of work that families can see and use to support their child's learning.

A number of participants reported that they had commenced using Seesaw with students as a result of learning from home requirements earlier in the year and commented that feedback from parents had been very positive and students loved it.
CEnet member dioceses Seesaw usage graphic
The growing adoption of Seesaw within the CEnet membership was highlighted when Blair shared a slide showing current engagement and recent growth.

In the last 7 days:
  • 128 new families connected to view and support the activities of their students
  • 323 new digital portfolios were created
  • and an incredible 55,281 learning artifacts were added.
Seesaw in the Primary Classroom
Participants also explored how to take advantage of the tool to collaborate with other staff members to create engaging student experiences and how to create, assign, and provide feedback on student activities.

Participant comments:
"Thank you for taking the time to organise this meeting, I found it very helpful and useful and feel confident moving forward, leading my school with seesaw next year." 

"Thank you so much for this professional learning."


This was the last Catholic Learning Online Event for 2020. A big thank you to the members of the Catholic Learning Online event planning group: Since the commencement of the Catholic Learning Online initiative, with the Summit in April and Events in August, a total of 38 professional learning workshops have been delivered to teaching staff in CEnet member dioceses with the workshops recorded and published in the Catholic Learning Online website.

The planning group is busy developing the schedule for next year so watch this space for news of 2021 events.

Previous CLOE recordings can be found at in the Catholic Learning Online website.
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