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Effective feedback is a Course

Effective feedback

Starts Aug 18, 2020

$670 Enroll

Full course description

Date and time

Wednesday 19 August, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm


Independent Schools Victoria, 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne


This learning event is right for you if you are wanting to build/enhance your strategies for collecting evidence of student learning to both target your teaching and provide relevant feedback to move learners forward


This one day workshop will explore several frameworks for using feedback to move learning forward including those of Wiliam and Black, Hattie and Timperley, and Thomas Guskey. Feedback resources produced through a partnership between Evidence for Learning and AITSL will provide a lens for the day. Opportunities to explore different techniques used within primary and secondary settings will be provided. This workshop will also be shaped by gaining feedback from participants prior to the day.

"Effective feedback can increase student effort, assist them in developing more effective learning strategies, increase autonomy and self-regulation, and increase student achievement by up to 8 months."

Key takeaways                

  • formative and summative assessment techniques and strategies to enhance learning and save time
  • understanding the role learning intentions and success criteria play in the formative assessment process
  • peer feedback and questioning strategies for both student and teacher use

Presenter information

Deb Carmichael                

Deb Carmichael has taught mathematics for over 25 years across all secondary year levels and in a variety of contexts. She has held Head of Department roles and Senior Executive roles. Deb is now a Senior Advisor at Independent Schools Victoria, working in The Development Centre. This allows her to use her experience, ideas, understanding of current research and passion for mathematics teaching and learning to engage and work with fellow educators.

Will Hanley                        

Will is currently Advisor, Innovation Practice – Curriculum at Independent Schools Victoria.  Prior to his current role, he taught English and Drama, holding various leadership positions, including Head of Department and Head of House. He has a passion for assisting young people to strive and thrive in multiple endeavours, challenging students to create and collaborate in order to comment on and positively contribute to the society in which they live.