October SoEd Town Hall

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A goodly number of staff gathered in b.108 (with a smaller number in b.220) for our October Town Hall meeting last Thursday. The session brought together multiple stakeholders with whom we have been engaging over the past months and provided an opportunity to update all staff on the Urban School progress.

What might an Urban School building look like? RMIT Architecture students, Yichen Yang and Jacqueline Tang, together with their studio coordinator Patrick Macasaet, shared their work. This SoEd/Architecture partnership has been a productive collaboration, resulting in speculative and exciting designs for the RMIT Urban School.

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What might an Urban School school curriculum look like? Six students from St Columba’s College in Essendon who worked with our MTP students on how schools can help develop 21st Century skills, shared their thoughts.

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What might learning in the RMIT Urban School look like? First year students from the CS&IT programs at RMIT, who came to our attention through an Activator Learning Hack-a-thon, shared their experience of VCE and ideas for increasing engagement.

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The RMIT Urban School Pilot – Victoria provided an update on recent achievements to open up opportunities for 2019 students. These changes will allow our students to choose from a suite of courses across VCE, VE, HE as well as multidisciplinary projects and microcredentials. If you’d like a copy of the report prepared by the group do let us know.

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An invitation to join the working group – To conclude all staff were invited to join a working group as we continue to build our RMIT Urban School vision and reality. Email Tricia or Victoria to register your interest.

Many thanks to all the students and their teachers who contributed to the Town Hall and to Tricia and Victoria for all their work in driving this initiative and putting the session together.

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