Full course description
Date and Time
Thursday 10 September 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
This learning event is right for you if you are wanting to build a culture of positive, inclusive conversation and action around data throughout the whole year
This one-day program will provide strategies to engage teachers in a broader conversation regarding NAPLAN data and its implications for teaching and learning programs.
Case studies from schools will be presented as stimulus for discussion around how a focus on conversation throughout the year, linked to targeted meeting structures, can enhance making meaning from the multiple reports that are provided.
This day is designed as an addition to, not a replacement of, professional learning courses around interpreting NAPLAN data. The focus is on using the data to drive meaningful discussion and action, not on in-depth explanation of each report.
‘Teachers routinely use objective data on student achievement as evidence of successful teaching’ is an aspiration from The National School Improvement Tool. This learning event will assist schools to make this a reality.
· clarity around the role NAPLAN data has to play in school improvement
· placing NAPLAN in the context of other data sources within the school
· strategies for having sustained professional conversations with teachers around data
· ideas for all teachers to have ownership of the data.
Karen Milkins-Hendry is Dean of The Development Centre at Independent Schools Victoria. Her 26 years working in schools included leadership experience that spanned across pastoral and academic areas with extended periods as Acting Principal. This background provided valuable strategic skills and experience to bring into both the development and implementation of leadership programs. With a teaching background as broad as Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry through to VCE Theatre Studies, Karen relishes her current role of engaging with the broader educational community with a view to providing evidence-based support to the unique improvement journey of schools.