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Instructional leadership: High Impact teaching K-12 2022126W is a Course

Instructional leadership: High Impact teaching K-12 2022126W

Mar 15 - Dec 31, 2022

$600 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Day 1: Tuesday 15 March, 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Day 2: Wednesday 30 March 2022, 1.00 pm to 4.00 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 a learning leader, curriculum leader, principal or classroom teacher wanting to build their instructional leadership skills and work towards your school developing a langauge of learning.


Effective teachers and school leaders require a high level of instructional expertise to maximise their impact on student outcomes. This program will develop teacher and school leader capacity to engage in high level teaching and learning practices, as informed by contemporary and impactful educational research. Attendees will be guided in understanding the research, and how this looks in practice. Importantly, none of these practices occur in isolation.

Following an introduction to the many practices available to teachers and leaders, how each of these high impact interventions interact and can support each other in the real world context of the classroom will be discussed. How can we be timely and responsive to our students, nurturing them in a way that provides growth that maximises achievement? High level instructional practice, feedback, purpose, differentiation, collaborative expertise and how this looks after 2 years of disruption over 2020 and 2021 will be addressed.

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

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes                                                       
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes 
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Teaching and learning                        

Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers


1.  Know students and how they learn

3.  Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

5.  Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

Key takeaways               

  • A deep understanding how the research informs high-level teaching and learning practices in:
  • explicit instructional practice
  • understanding collaborative expertise and collective efficacy
  • planning for effective teaching and learning using curriculum documentation/mapping
  • setting of learning goals & use of learning intentions and success criteria
  • use of models and exemplars
  • activating high level feedback
  • developing self-regulated learners
  • developing meta-cognitive strategies in learners
  • collaborative learning for impact
  • high level differentiation
  • deep level questioning and enhanced teacher talk
  • leading learning from K-12
  • strategies for connecting with all learners and hearing their voice and thinking
  • connections with other schools.


Presenter information

Sophie Murphy 

Sophie Murphy is a highly experienced K-12 teacher and leader. She has taught and held leadership positions in both Primary and Secondary settings in multiple sectors for over 20 years. Sophie is currently completing her PhD with Professor John Hattie at the University of Melbourne. She has a passion and determination to translate essential educational research to the educational setting. Sophie has keynoted at many leading international conferences and worked on many national and International projects including teaching high profile AFL coaches on the development of communicating their language and translation to players and internationally for National Geographic Learning in the USA.