Dubbo College South Campus is the first school to introduce a new team teaching structure for 2021 which aims to ease students in their transition into year seven by the implementation of classroom restructures and the latest digital technology.
The new structure will also encourage stronger teacher-student engagement following changes made to the way some classes will be taught.
The structure means four of the Dubbo College South Campuses five Year 7 classes will be taught by two teachers.
The remaining class will be taught by one teacher but is limited to only 23 students.
Dubbo College South Campus Principal Linda Macleod said this will enable staff members and their students to forge stronger relationships and positive connections.
"This structure will encourage teaching and learning among staff and students to expand and grow," Ms Macleod said.
The structure has also equipped students with what the college is referring to as new 'state-of-the-art furniture' and the latest digital technology which was rolled out across schools by the NSW Government.
Ms Macleod said the driving force behind the new structure was the desire to provide a continuum of learning between stage three and four.
"The change will capitalise on education innovation and is set to engage and inspire students," she said.
"Collaboration and communication will be two of the sounding principles that make up the classroom.
"Teachers will work with students on their creativity and critical reflection providing a holistic education experience.
"South Campus staff have wholeheartedly welcomed the changes, with aligned passion and enthusiasm."
Dubbo College South Campus, Year 7 teacher Aaron Taylor said the collegial and collaborative nature of this team teaching context has also helped to renew teachers' passion for education.
"It has strengthened our commitment to engaging every student in meaningful, relevant and impactful learning," Mr Taylor said.
Ms Macleod said this investment into teaching and learning will provide the 'best' structure for student engagement and learning.
"We are focused on preparing every one of our students for the 21st century and look forward to seeing the benefits of this powerful and innovative teaching practice," she said.
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