State of the art online teaching for schools

State of the Art Online Teaching for Schools

 

The Grow Programme links all the skills and knowledge learned at school to an online teacher supervised, micro business run by students online. It has been mapped to the assessment criteria for Formal Qualifications, Work Education and is approved by the NSW Department of Education for mandatory work experience. Our state of the art, project based teaching system includes all your teaching resources, course mapping, scope and sequence and more, all in one centralised location. We connect Grow Programme teachers online to exchange and share ideas and experiences to create an online teacher community for support and collaboration.

Our focus is on the practices and processes of a modern business, how individual skills come together and how every role is important in a real business. Simply, a single online programme using an online teaching shop and real products. A teaching system which suits students at all levels of competency, from very basic workplace skills right through to coding, online stock control, business management and so much more.

In addition – Mentoring is provided in

GrowTECH provides mentoring the latest in IT so that students and teachers can keep ahead of the game.

Grow Business and Marketing provides mentoring for students to understand how business connects with customers.

Grow into a Great Job provides all the tips and skills to secure that first job or pave a way to further education and training based on the knowledge and skills acquired working in your school’s Grow Programme micro business.

Curriculum Areas

Work Education 7-10

Work Studies Stage 6

Business Studies

Commerce

Approved as In School Work Experience – Online

Formal Qualifications

FSK 20113 Cert II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

BSB 20115 Cert II in Business

SIR 30216 Cert III Retail

 

 

A school testimonial about Grow

…Inspirational Student Outcomes

Read about how a student with poor attendance began showing up for classes every day to be a part of the Grow Programme.

Grow Works !

View some case studies of students who have benefitted from the Grow Programme

What we Understand

 

The impact of Covid19 on education highlights the importance of on line teaching and learning. Our Grow Programme students have continued their courses without interruption, completing their work online and developing their online business skills.

Teachers  need to keep pace with a dynamic new online economy and job market to provide students with the best pathway to employment.

Experiential and project-based learning works. It develops creative and divergent thinkers with entrepreneurial mindsets.

Teachers need easy to deliver streamlined programmes that are approved by the Department of Education, are mapped to qualifications and courses connecting online resources. Less time spent on administration and more time on delivery and creating great student outcomes.

The Grow Programme prides itself on the number of students that it has reengaged in education who were heading toward dropping out of school all together. Some are now planning a pathway to university.

The process of securing employment has changed. Different industries take different approaches to recruitment and skill requirements are changing. We create a bridge between school and employment.

Being an entrepreneur involves a complex process. The easy road to riches is simply a myth unless you have considerable cultural capital and close mentors. The Grow Programme is about understanding all aspects of business and how individual skills fit commercially together. In other words, our students are given the opportunity to understand the practices, processes, language, numeracy, communication skills, codes of conduct and professional expectations involved in specific areas of everyday business. They identify how skills fit into job roles or further education and become self-reflective to create a pathway to life outside of school.

 

Students at Callahan College, Jesmond applying their individual talents and working collaboratively on their Grow Programme business. Their beautiful Indigenous designs are about to make a big splash on sustainable bags and mugs to raise money for their school projects.

 

 

Your Grow Teaching Programme includes:

 

An online programme for students to run a teacher supervised, micro business using real products and an online teaching shop.

 

The Programme is self funded – all profits from your student business goes back to your school

 

Links with both formal qualifications and work studies courses

 

All teacher training and the programme is approved by The Department of Education NSW

 

A Step by Step Handbook with video tutorial support that links with The Department of Education.

 

An Online Noticeboard for schools to exchange entrepreneurial ideas and Grow Programme activities.

 

An online Teachers Resources Centre.

 

Online students and teacher mentoring

 

Showcases student skills

GROW works!

2020 Case Studies

Student A

 

Australian Indigenous female student
Living independently since age of 16 due to unsafe family environment, lack of family support
Poor attendance in Year 11
Mental Health concerns, welfare concerns, at risk of not completing HSC, disengaged from education.
Naplan results – shows great potential, requires support to complete studies to HSC level – Literacy Band 7, Numeracy Band 7

 

Joined The Grow Programme Term 1 2020, by end of Year 12 she had:

 

  • Completed Year 12 HSC
  • Completed a SOA in Cert II Business Services
  • Completed a SOA in Cert II Skills for Work & Vocational Pathways via The Grow Programme
  • Completed a Certificate III in Community Services at TAFE
  • Attendance in Year 12 up to 90%!
  • Identified during Grow class as living in an unstable home environment, assisted with help of the AEO at school to move into independent and safe accommodation.
  • Grow into a Great Job course component resulted in her finishing school with work experience (worked in admin in our school business showing exceptional skill level), interview skills, resume and cover letter as well as help to complete job applications.
    Has applied to University in Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies using her Cert III in Community Services for entry.

Student B

 

Male student
Diagnosed with ASD, ADHD and learning difficulties
Mental health concerns
Low year 11 attendance
Naplan results Yr 9 – Literacy band 6, Numeracy Band 7 (just on minimum standard for Yr 9)

 

Joined The Grow Programme Term 4 2019

 

  • Showed a great aptitude for the IT side of the Grow business
  • After meeting with Evan (GrowTech) he decided to apply to TAFE in a Certificate III Information, Digital Media & Technology and signed out of school to pursue this full time
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