Session 109

Title: It’s All About The Clarity – Leading Change

Presenter: Sian Websdale, Villawood East Public School

Co-presenters: Sarah Francis, Villawood East Public School

Type: Showcase

Duration: 60 mins

Target Audience: K-6, Teachers & Executive

Overview: You know that you need to make changes in your school to improve outcomes for students but you don’t know where to start. This workshop offers a process for making change happen using a program logic and provides a window into the practicalities of the process using a worked example.  Villawood East Public School uses this method to identify their current situation and to determine a plan of action with ongoing evaluation embedded in the process.  The school focused on ‘Teacher Clarity’ (formative assessment) due to its ‘effect size’ and began a process of change. The use of data to determine where students are at on a continuum of learning has become embedded in the school and the opportunities for teachers to analyse classroom data on a daily basis will also be explored.  As a participant you will learn about leading colleagues to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching strategies using research based knowledge. You will learn about one schools exploration into the effectiveness of using learning intentions, success criteria and timely and effective feedback and the impact that has had on teachers and students.  Participants will be given a suggested formula for initiating and sustaining change which they can take back to school and use in combination with the development of their own school plans. They will also be introduced to the concept of a continuum of learning for teachers in the area being changed.

Requirements:  Nil

Resources: 

Links to the Powerpoints:

http://www.slideshare.net/secret/2zxDLAjByVI3yc

http://www.slideshare.net/secret/zyZKtf0WDALNcv

Link to the video shown within one of the above Powerpoints: http://www.classmoviestv.com/Home/movid/S9068-04-S5438-001