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Amplify your unit planning is a Course

Amplify your unit planning

Jul 27 - Aug 10, 2021

$200 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Tuesday 27 July 2021, 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are planning a unit of work and want to infuse it with contemporary practices, engaging activities and refreshed assessment ideas.


Unit planning is a creative process that translates content into rich learning experiences. Done well and students are engaged, motivated, appropriately challenged and, most importantly, they learn. In this webinar we will explore:

  • The ‘must haves’ of any unit
  • Models for unit planning
  • Ways to infuse contemporary practices
  • Assessment strategies

 Participants are invited to use this opportunity to create or update a unit of work they are planning to work toward making it ready for the classroom.

We need to think of unit design work as the intellectual equivalent of a GPS device in our car: by identifying a specific learning destination first, we are able to see the instructional path most likely to get us there.’

Grant Wiggins and Jay McTigheUnderstanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes 
  • Curriculum and Student Learning - Monitoring and reporting on students' performance                                                                                                           

Key takeaways              

  • ideas on how to include contemporary practices
  • models for unit planning
  • assessment strategies
  • shared wisdom to engage and motivate students.


Presenter information

Deb Carmichael

Deb Carmichael has worked in Independent schools for over 25 years as a teacher, department head and in senior executive roles. During this time, she was involved in a number of projects including professional learning models, classroom observation, student leadership and curriculum development. Deb is now a Senior Advisor at Independent Schools Victoria, working in The Development Centre. This allows her to use her experience, ideas, interest in current research and passion for teaching and learning to engage and work with fellow educators.