Session 105

Title: Disciplined Collaboration

Presenter: Lisa Sands, Educational Services, Ultimo Operational Directorate

Co-presenter: Jane Davidson, Educational Services, Ultimo Operational Directorate

Type: Showcase

Duration: 60 mins


The Disciplined Collaboration approach examines how to improve teacher professional practice through focused and purposeful professional collaboration aimed at specific and relevant goals that relate to the learning needs of students.  The Disciplined Collaboration model draws upon the best evidence about effective professional learning to inform its design. The approach investigated in the showcase explores the phases of Implementation, Innovation, Impact and how to apply this model successfully in a whole school context. Throughout the session, participants will explore a process for the disciplined collaboration team identifying authentic teaching or learning issues that their students face, teachers working collaboratively and interdependently to identify new ways of solving these issues or problems, followed by trialling and refining new pedagogical approaches before adding them to their own teaching repertoire or suggesting these approaches to others.

Target Audience: K-12, Teachers & Executive

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