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Leadership Mindsets: Amplifying teacher leadership 2024081F

May 15, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

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Date and time

Wednesday 15 May 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Delivery mode

In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne


Teacher, School Leader


What are powerful ways that a teacher can enact leadership in their schools? What skills and mindsets are important if teachers are to lead learning in their classroom, school and the field of education?

Schools are important contexts for learning and development, not only for students but also teachers. When teachers embrace responsibility for a positive future for their learners and their school, they become powerful leverage points for innovation and change in their community.

This workshop, led by Dr Flossie Chua from Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will engage participants in the practice of teacher-leadership. It invites them to unpack key qualities of three important leadership mindsets – role, pedagogy and evidence – and explore strategies for developing them.

Explore what it means for a teacher to:

  • create conditions for positive behaviours in their context
  • understand how identity affects how we work with and lead others
  • recognise how implicit assumptions about self and the world deepen an individual's commitment to improving teaching and learning
  • go beyond traditional notions of leadership (and role titles) to design and implement structures and patterns of interaction to improve work processes
  • look outside current repertoires to explore, innovate and champion ways to improve instruction in learning spaces
  • investigate the impact of pedagogical and assessment practices on learners
  • undertake small experiments to test your evolving ideas about what it means for a teacher to lead.

Key takeaways

  • greater understanding of how the three mindsets of role leadership, pedagogical leadership, and evidence leadership are important ways of thinking and being that can be used flexibly for different purposes, contexts and circumstances
  • exploration of how teacher leaders play a significant role in the optimal functioning of classrooms and schools by exploring three key questions: How can we better support learning? How do we know that learning is taking place? How might we work and play more effectively as a community?
  • greater understanding of how teacher leadership is multifaceted. Inspiring teacher leaders lead themselves and others to improve patterns of interaction and work processes, champion innovative pedagogical practices to improve learning, and investigate the impact of learning and assessment practices on the community.

Presenter information

Dr Flossie Chua

Dr Flossie Chua is a Principal Investigator at Project Zero. Her work focuses on understanding how people think about and experience complex ideas and challenges in different contexts. Her research also examines how educators nurture good thinking and practices that develop not just better thinkers, but also learners engaged by a range of topics, relating them to both individual and social needs and aspirations.


David Burton

David Burton is a Principal Consultant and member of the School Improvement Team here at ISV. David has held school leadership roles here in Victoria and overseas. David has particular expertise with the International Baccalaureate programs, having served as an IB programme coordinator at the International School of Paris and the Australian International School in Singapore. David has been a regular IB conference presenter and workshop leader over the last ten years and has led professional learning with schools and teachers across Australia and New Zealand as well as throughout Asia, Europe and Africa. David has a background in teacher coaching and professional learning, curriculum development and innovation. Currently studying a PhD through RMIT University on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on teacher learning, David has also been ISV’s project lead for isComply.