Audience: Teachers of Ancient History
The Preliminary Ancient History topic of The City of Rome is an excellent introduction to the HSC Core: The Cities of Vesuvius. The students will learn the most important concepts, terms and background information. This which will save a lot of time in the HSC year as well as enabling deeper and more thorough knowledge of how the Romans lived.
- Higher Order Thinking and the HSC
- Task: Tool - Force Field Analysis
- Course Outline
- The Position and Geography of Rome
- Task: The Significance of Geography
- Roman Engineering
- Task: Did Roman Engineering Make the Empire or Did the Empire Make Roman Engineering?
- Water and Drains
- Research and Resource Library: Roman Engineering
About the instructor
Sabreena has been a successful consultant with TTA since 2008. Her current roles include providing tailored professional learning and consultancy services in Instructional Practices Inventories (IPI - student cognitive engagement and higher order thinking), strategic planning, school evaluation, change management, classroom practice, ICT and History. In 2015 Sabreena travelled to the United States to train with IPI developer, Professor Emeritus Dr Jerry Valentine of the University of Missouri and is now the only certified teacher trainer for IPIs in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sabreena is the Professional Learning Consultant- History/Civics and Citizenship as part of the quality assurance team at TTA. Sabreena has presented at both State and National conferences on topics such as user engagement in workplace online learning, augmented reality and using data in schools including Instructional Practices Inventories.
Sabreena’s career in education has been varied, contributing at local, regional and State levels. In her 32 years in education, Sabreena has been a head of History, regional Quality Teaching Consultant and Professional Learning and Leadership Coordinator with the Education Department of New South Wales.
Sabreena’s work has included developing online learning, the implementation of the Australian Curriculum and designing and delivering a wide range of courses registered with the NSW Institute of Teachers. Her most recent role was as School Planning and Performance Advisor in the Learning, High Performance and Accountability directorate developing online solutions for effective school planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
Sabreena has been able to feed her passion for all things History through forming networks of History teachers, Ancient History HSC marking, developing ICT History resources and, of course, travel. Sabreena has also been Head judge during the standards setting process for the Ancient History HSC.