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Transforming learning – start your impact tomorrow is a Course

Transforming learning – start your impact tomorrow

Mar 3 - Aug 4, 2020

$900 Enroll

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 to 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. 

Key takeaways 
  • frameworks from ISV's latest, contemporary programs
  • strategies from a range of classrooms to enhance metacognition
  • lesson planning with colleagues for your context.

Presenter information  

Diane Bourke

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. 

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, current research and passion for mathematics teaching to engage and work with fellow educators. 

Will Hanley

Will Hanley 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.