Full course description
Date and Time
13 March 2020, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Independent Schools Victoria, 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne
This learning event is right for you if you are a teacher or school leader looking for ideas to support student well being and build their resilience.
This program supports teachers and school leaders with practical information and strategies to support student well being and resilience using Visible Thinking Routines. As teachers we are well aware that wellbeing deeply affects the way a student engages and learns. This program will look at ways of making the invisible more visible by the use of Visible Thinking Routines. The seminar will cover the importance of the cultural forces in the classroom and dispositional attributes in good thinking. The program both directly and indirectly supports teachers to meet many of the General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum specifically covering the Personal and Social Capability. Also included will be presentations from current teachers in our schools.
Ron Ritchhart and Project Zero make a powerful argument that Thinking Routines and building a 'Thinking Culture' within our schools is the key to better learning, greater student engagement, and more happiness for our students.
This program will:
- examine key Visible Thinking Routines to build student resilience and wellbeing.
- Identify the eight cultural forces that can make a difference to learning and well being.
- provide participants with up to date information on student wellbeing and resilience from a school's perspective
- provide information on wellbeing programs in schools and the use of Visible Thinking Routines.
Jackie Macreadie is a Principal Advisor for Independent Schools Victoria with over 25 years’ experience in education in schools and universities. She has held diverse portfolios, ranging from development of International Student Programs, Registered Training Organisations, to leading change in schools as a Deputy and Acting Principal. Jackie supports schools in a variety of contexts, ranging from compliance, policy development, curriculum and student wellbeing initiatives as well as school performance, strategic planning and governance. Jackie holds a Masters of Educational Leadership and is a Board member of the Career Education Association of Victoria Inc.
Aynur Simsirel is Principal Consultant for Independent Schools Victoria. She supports schools in a variety of contexts, ranging from compliance, policy development, curriculum and student wellbeing initiatives as well as school performance, strategic planning and governance. Aynur has significant experience in school leadership. She has worked in middle leadership roles, as a Deputy Principal and Executive Principal overseeing the growth of a multi campus Independent school. She has over 20 years’ experience as an educator.