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Sharing Practice: a network for learning and teaching 2024015N

Started Nov 1, 2023


Full course description

Date and time

Term 1

Wednesday 28 February 2024, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Tuesday 26 March 2024, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Term 2

Thursday 18 April 2024, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Tuesday 4 June 2024, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Term 3

New Date - Tuesday 30 July 2024, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Thursday 22 August 2024, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Term 4

Wednesday 23 October 2024, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Tuesday 19 November 2024, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link is provided in the Canvas course


Leader of Teaching and Learning


Teachers are, first and foremost, learners. We are constantly on the lookout for new ideas: we are driven to be even more effective for our students and colleagues. The challenge is that there is simply too much information at our fingertips. What we really need is ready access to others who have been there and done that, who have perhaps solved a problem of practice that we are facing, or perhaps who think differently about an issue, or perhaps who have implemented a change that we are considering, or perhaps who simply value the conversation with others in similar roles in a wide variety of schools. Imagine the value of feedback from others who hear your thinking, see what you are designing and implementing and offer insights and expertise, or curiosity.

ISV is delighted to convene Sharing Practice: a network for learning and teaching. Its purpose is to create a network of leaders of teaching and learning, facilitating:

  • stronger connections between schools

  • new professional relationships

  • a forum for new ideas

  • access to a range of perspectives

  • growing knowledge and understanding

  • finding solutions to problems of practice

  • seeking feedback on an initiative you are leading.


Presenter information


Aine Maher

Aine Maher is an education consultant for Independent Schools Victoria. She designs and delivers customised professional learning programs in the areas of curriculum, teaching and learning and leadership development. Aine is an accomplished presenter, a skilled communicator and, with expertise and experience in independent schools over many years, highly knowledgeable in her field. A dynamic networker, Aine has participated in a broad range of state and national advisory and representative committees giving her access to contemporary thinking and practice in learning design, organisational culture and leadership.


Deb Carmichael

Deb Carmichael has worked in Independent schools for over 25 years as a teacher, department head and in senior executive roles. During this time, she was involved in a number of projects including professional learning models, classroom observation, student leadership and curriculum development. Deb is now an Innovation and Learning Leader at Independent Schools Victoria, working in The Innovation Design Lab for Learning. This allows her to use her experience, ideas, interest in current research and passion for teaching and learning to engage and work with fellow educators.


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