Drawing from an extensive research base the course focuses on these key questions:
- What assumptions and/or mindsets do we need to adopt to support students to succeed in our public schools?
- What classroom/learning cultures and teacher practices will support students to succeed at school?
Specific components of the course address: Relentless questioning, Problem solving, Problematizing knowledge, Higher order thinking, Note making vs note taking, strategies to build students writing and reading, collaborative inquiry as professional learning, Characteristics of effective faculties, self and peer assessment and feedback, formative assessment and feedback strategies.
Deepen understanding of what extensive research has shown to be the most effective classroom practice to promote student learning. (links to 1.2.3)
Expand their repertoire of practice to support colleagues in the use of questioning, collaboration, problem solving and analysis to deepen intellectual challenge for students. (links to 1.2.3)
Work with colleagues to expand their repertoire of practice in creating productive learning environments through enhanced use of note making, reading and writing. (links to 1.2.3 and 6.3.3)
Deepen understanding of the use of and strategies for collaboration in professional work with colleagues to plan, program, evaluate and improve practice. (links to 1.2.3, 3.3.3 and 6.3.3)
Establish a formative assessment mindset to drive practice through the use of a wider variety of methods for effective feedback to promote student learning. (links to 5.2.3 and 6.3.3)
Expand their repertoire of practice in student assessment to build autonomous and resilient learners. (links to 5.2.3 and 1.2.3)
Completing a Leading the Lifting Achievement in Years 7-12 course will contribute to 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.2.3, 3.3.3, 5.2.3, 6.3.3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient or Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
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