Full course description
Date and time
Tuesday 19 July 2022, 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are a principal, deputy principal, senior leader within a school wanting to use data more effectively.
This webinar will focus on the possibilities of effective data use within schools to improve practice and student outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of thinking differently about data and building data into day-to-day practice for the purposes of:
• diagnosing opportunities for improvement
• monitoring the status of programs, practices, and people throughout the year
• evaluating the impact of the school on student outcomes.
‘Tim is refreshing to work with. He has the ability to adapt to different contexts and ask thoughtful questions that more often lead to deeper understanding and rich conversation. Tim is personable and cares greatly about improving educational outcomes for all through respectful conversation and practical actions. His experience in a range of schools means that he is able to draw on a range of ways of doing and thinking. His voice is a value add at the table.’ Head of School, Wesley College, Melbourne
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Information about school performance
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student records and results
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student welfare
- greater understanding of the possibilities for effective use of data in practice.
- strategies for using data day-to-day.
Dr. Tim O'Leary
Dr Tim O'Leary has almost over 20 years of experience in education, software development, consulting, research, and monitoring and evaluation. Tim is also an Honorary Fellow at The University of Melbourne. Tim began his career as a land surveyor, has worked as an IT Consultant and, after realising the error of his ways, qualified as a teacher in 2003. As an educator, Tim has worked in Government, Independent and Faith-based schools. He has worked across a variety of settings including school, vocational, tertiary, and consultancy. Within schools, Tim's roles have ranged from classroom teacher to school leader; his most recent role was as Director of Learning in an inner-city F-12 school in Australia. As the leader of Educational Data Talks, Tim has worked with schools and government bodies providing research services and advice regarding the reporting of educational data. Tim’s greatest love is working with people to considering how to best use evidence to support school improvement. Tim has published in the areas of data interpretation and analysis, effective score reporting and collective teacher efficacy. He is also obsessively interested in the use of student perceptions of teaching to inform personalised teacher professional development.