Commencing in 2019, 75 Cognitive Verbs will replace the current 49 Common Curriculum Elements in the new QCE system. The Cognitive Verbs are the foundation of ALL assessment in the new system. Understanding the Cognitive Verbs will be vital to student success. Consequently, we have deconstructed each Cognitive Verb and produced an effective guide on how to teach each stage of the Cognitive Thinking levels in relation to that specific verb.
We can provide highly beneficial professional development for your teachers on how to embed Cognitive Verbs into their curriculum. Furthermore, we have produced a poster for each Cognitive Verb that can be displayed throughout your school to inspire student understanding. Additionally, we have available in-depth lessons to teach students these crucial skills.
You can choose to pay for your school's Cognitive Verb package with a one-off payment or in regular instalments. There are no ongoing costs associated with any of the packages and all future updates of the Cognitive Verb lessons will be provided for free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order today!
One of our experienced Facilitators will come out to your school to provide a professional development session for your teachers based on our Cognitive Verb Lessons. This session provides great insight on how to teach the Cognitive Verb Lessons and how to best approach certain verbs with your students.
Pathways to Success: Cognitive Verbs is aimed at preparing Year 10 students for their senior years. It details effective learning strategies, clarifies fundamental literacy and numeracy techniques and reinforces the Cognitive Verbs for senior tasks across 300 full-colour pages of activities and advice.
Mighty Minds provides our version of the NAP Reading, Numeracy and Language Conventions tests that are designed to mirror the associated skills tested by the NAP tests. These tests don’t require a copy of any past papers from NAPLAN and produces extensive reporting and analysis based your students’ work. In addition, students receive personalized feedback and revision questions based on their results.
We've created three sets of Fundamental Skills lessons for our clients: Literacy, Numeracy and Reading. For each complete set purchased, students are also entitled to free pre and post testing each term. These sets are available for Year 7, 8 and 9 and each comprise of eight lessons per term over the course of a year. Many of these are available in three levels: foundation, intermediate and extension. The aim of the lesson packages is to give students a complete overview of literacy, numeracy or reading by reinforcing their knowledge of all key elements, which they can then apply in national testing or classroom assessments.
The NAP Mate® Fundamental Skills Stage III Compendium is a highly innovative and exciting initiative from Mighty Minds that targets the essential skills for students in Years 7, 8 and 9. It consists of an extremely well-considered system of cards that are aligned to the Australian Curriculum and allow each student to work independently on the focus elements of each fundamental skill encompassed within their learning.
The cards include clear explanations of the fundamental skill and its focus element. Each card also has a self-paced tutorial/activity designed to take 10-20 minutes. A series of critical and creative problem-solving activities provide challenging engagement for all students. Each box includes 400 cards (with answers), a teacher book and two posters.
Personalised for each student, uses results of testing to identify students’ individual focuses when working with the Compendium.
Focus Elements are specific skills and knowledge that we have identified by breaking down the National Curriculum codes into greater detail and with more clarity. Teachers can assign questions as in-class activities or as homework that incorporates these Focus Elements. This enables teachers to track and assess each Focus Element and provide personalised revision for each student on a daily or, even better, a lesson-by-lesson basis.
Personalised Learning Plans use the results of student testing to identify individual student weaknesses. A timetable is generated for each student in the program that ensures students are assigned an appropriate lesson and teacher. Teachers are assigned to teach what each student needs most. This is often used for ‘turbo days’ as well as single lessons per week.