Full course description
Monday 27 July 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
This learning event is right for you if you are a leader with responsibility for teacher growth with aims to up-skill current and aspiring middle leaders
Middle leaders are critical to school improvement. Their role is shifting to leading teacher growth. Research indicates that these critical skills can be developed though targeted professional learning focusing on strategies that enable teachers to learn how to foster and sustain teacher leadership. During this one-day seminar, participants will explore the following questions:
- what increases commitment to professional growth?
- what strategies do you employ to build trust when you are part of/lead a team?
- what support might colleagues need when trying or learning something new?
- how can we use observation, feedback and coaching to support professional growth?
- what encourages and enables us to share our professional growth with others?
- how will we evaluate the impact of us growing our professional practice?
Participation has the greatest impact when two or more leaders from a school can attend together.
‘What matters most is improving the quality of teaching inside each school. Middle leaders, the engine room of the school, sit at the heart of this drive. They lead teams of teachers – turning senior leadership’s strategy into outstanding classroom practice on a daily basis.’
– James Toop, Guardian Professional, 2013
- strategies for building trust and supporting colleagues to learn
- tools for observation, feedback and coaching to support professional growth
- shared professional growth with others
- strategies for evaluating the impact of us growing our professional practice.
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.