Full course description
Date and Time
Wednesday 4 March, Thursday 14 May, Tuesday 4 August 2020, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
This learning event is right for you if you are wanting to work with colleagues to support students tl know how they think and learn
The ability for all students to think critically, reflectively and creatively while approaching the future with a self-motivated and forward-thinking mindset is paramount.
Immerse yourself in a variety of highly evidence-based techniques and approaches to enable you to create environments where thinking and reflecting flourish, thrive and have a deep impact on the metacognition of your students.
Deepen the role of teacher into that of mediator: One who asks rich questions, doesn’t provide answers and allows students to develop sophisticated insights. Explore ways for students to understand more deeply their own cognitive functioning/learning.
You will gain strategies from real classrooms, materials and resources to start using immediately both in your own classroom and beyond. Coaching from ISV staff and contact with other teachers trialling similar strategies will create a meaningful and job-embedded professional learning experience.
This course is for Member Schools only in teams of two to four people.
Project Zero’s aim, ‘improving learning and collaboration by honing group and individual thinking processes’ drives the learning experiences in this course.
· frameworks from ISV's latest, contemporary programs
· strategies from a range of classrooms to enhance metacognition
· lesson planning with colleagues for your context.
Diane Bourke is a Project Manager at Independent Schools Victoria, after a long career as Head of Junior School. She has a passion for reading and learning, and strongly believes that a great teacher is one who never stops the quest for learning. Diane is a Program Advisor for the Junior Great Books series, Kindergarten to Year 1 program, in the United States of America, and both a Principal as Literacy Leader and Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Basic trainer. She has also had a long association with the Reggio Emilia Approach in Australia.
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.