Session 104

Title: Engage, Excite, Achieve: effective classroom practices to enhance student engagement

Presenter: Carla De Angelis, Positive Behaviour for Learning, Educational Services, Department of Education

Co-presenter: Kim Osborne, Positive Behaviour for Learning, Educational Services, Department of Education

Type: Showcase

Duration: 60 mins


The workshop will focus on classroom system and engagement approaches including multiple opportunities to respond, response modes to reduce task difficulty, and activity sequencing to provide choice.  Evidence indicates that successful classrooms have all of these practices in place, supporting the academic and wellbeing needs of all students across all types of educational settings. Participants will:

  1. Understand the value of a systematic approach to assessing and improving classroom learning environments to increase academic learning time and student engagement.
  2. Reflect on classroom practice in relation to the effective evidence-based practices presented.
  3. Increase their repertoire of teaching strategies to successfully engage students in learning.
  4. Participate in a range of activities throughout the workshop including discussion in pairs/small groups, modelling of key strategies, scaffolded reflection on practice and contribution to brainstorming of successful teaching tips.

Target Audience: K-12, Teachers & Executive

Requirements:  A mobile device or tablet would be beneficial for parts of this workshop.