The Data Driven Evidence Based Teaching in Schools conference invites leaders from schools across Australia to gather and explore how to collect, manage and effectively analyse high quality data, develop whole of school strategies and engage teachers to ensure sustainable and long term improvements to student outcomes.
You will learn how to
- Effectively collect & manage high quality academic & wellbeing data
- Analyse & unpack data to develop broader school teaching & learning strategy
- Differentiate teaching practice & cater to diverse students needs with insights from data
- Implement formative assessment for more timely evidence around student progress
- Engage teachers with accessible data & professional learning through action research
- Measure & evaluate learning outcomes through evidence informed practice
Principals, Assistant Principals, Deputy Principals, Heads & Executive School Leadership with responsibilities for:
- Professional Development
The Data Driven Evidence Based Teaching Conference in Schools will contribute 11 hours 50 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
Attend to learn:
- Collecting high quality data & applying it to develop a whole of school strategy
- Informing & improving teacher engagement with data through professional development
- Using data & measurement to differentiate teaching & learning for better student outcomes
- Moving beyond academic data to understand & address student wellbeing
- KEYNOTE: Creating a whole of school strategy for targeted improvement of teaching & learning outcomes
- Empowering teachers with evidence
- INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: Discovering practical strategies to overcome challenges in evidence based teaching
- Supporting & educating teachers to engage with & apply data
- KEYNOTE: Leveraging diverse types of data to enhance differentiated, evidence based teaching strategies
- Achieving real progress with developmental continuums that measure & promote growth
- Advancing comprehensive data insights for holistic, best practice approaches
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Enabling teachers to engage with data & improve the quality of teaching & learning
Auburn North Public School, NSW
During his career Mark Harris has taught in public and catholic high schools and primary schools in five countries. Over the past 23 years he has been the principal of three primary schools and is presently the principal of Auburn North Public School, a multi-award-winning school that is one of Australia’s most multicultural schools.
Mark has presented papers at the 2018 International Metropolis Conference in the Netherlands and its 2019 Sydney Conference. He’s visiting schools and interviewing principals and teachers in Canada and Finland this year as part of a research project he’s conducting in the area of Refugee Education.
Brisbane Grammar School, QLD
Jacqui Zervos is the Executive Director: Educational Innovation at Brisbane Grammar School. She has been a member of the Senior Leadership Team for the past twelve years serving much of that time, prior to her current role, as Head of Middle School with responsibility for all the academic, pastoral and extracurricular programs. In her current role she works collaboratively with senior and middle leaders across the academic, pastoral and cocurricular domains on whole-school strategic imperatives, particularly in relation to building teachers’ curriculum and pedagogical expertise. She leads a whole school research-informed, evidence-based project which aims to develop classroom cultures in which students’ capacities for meta-cognition and self-regulation are developed.
St Peter's College, SA
With a background in pastoral care leadership and curriculum leadership, both in South Australia and an international independent school, Sam arrived at St Peter’s College seven years ago to join the Learning and Teaching team there. Inspired by training in Visible Learning and then a meeting with John Hattie, Sam has taken the opportunity presented by new leadership at St Peter’s College to invest significantly in developing data analytics and learning science at his school. This has included creating a team of like-minded and similarly motivated staff to facilitate the sharing of innovations and to help drive the culture change needed to improve the integration of data use in teachers’ daily practice. This is a work in progress, and one Sam is keen to share with others for mutual benefit for all of our students, staff and schools.
Knox Grammar, NSW
Tracey Clarke is the Director of Professional Learning (STEM) at Knox Grammar school. She is a teacher of Mathematics and Technology and has teaching experience in all three educational sectors. Tracey’s work includes syllabus development, the publication of teaching materials and academic papers. She has a passion for professional learning, in particular the inclusion of effective technology rich teaching into all STEM subjects.
Platinum Sponsor: PeopleBench
PeopleBench is a workforce analytics and research company in the K-12 education sector. They provide leaders in the sector with the research, insights, tools – and ultimately the confidence – to make well-informed decisions about their school workforce, with the best possible outcomes for students at the heart of it all. By providing these services, PeopleBench contributes to raising the standard of workforce management practice sector-wide, to the benefit of school leaders, teachers and students across the world.
Research Australia Development and Innovation Institute
RADII provides high quality research, development and consulting services to schools and school systems. Led by Professor Peter Cuttance, RADII has extensive experience and expertise in the following areas:
School performance improvement consulting
School system management strategy development
Education measurement and statistical analysis
School and department reviews
Education research and development.
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation established in Australia as a company limited by guarantee. Our mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the lifespan.
ACER undertakes commissioned research and development and develops and distributes a wide range of products and services. Any surplus generated through our work is invested in further research and development. ACER has experienced significant growth in recent years and now has more than 380 staff located in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, London, Dubai, New Delhi and Jakarta.
ACER works with schools, education departments, ministries of education, further and higher education institutions, donor organisations, non-government organisations, industry and other types of organisations around the world. ACER’s work is undertaken in four business divisions (three research divisions and a professional resources division) supported by staff who work in corporate services, human resources and international development.
Established in 1930, ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policy makers and professional practitioners.
edQuire is an Australian designed AI Learning Analytics software that enables educators and students alike to measure, analyse and positively improve the use of digital technology in classrooms. It is an evidence based and data driven integrated Classroom Management and Learning Analytics system that provides educators with a real-time, glanceable colour coded display of each student’s ICT usage, and classifies it as either on-task or off-task, using an AI-based learning analytics algorithm. Its unique data and analysis provides new and needed insights into computer use in classrooms, and can facilitate student self-regulation. Real-time monitoring instantly displays off-task students, and the aggregated analytics gives educators targeted and proven insight into ICT learning and 21st Century skills. Teachers can have access to students’ self-discovered, relevant resources and use them to implement in their teaching.
What People Are Saying
“The data driven evidence based teaching conference was a valuable event to network with other schools in all educational sectors, to hear thought provoking presenters and discuss how all forms of data are currently being used and developed for the future to improve the outcomes for all our students.”Toorkak College, Data Driven Evidence Based Teaching in Schools conference attendee, May 2019
Date: 10 Mar 2020 By: Criterion Content Team
“I think so many schools and systems are paralysed by the quantitative and technical elements of data that they’re not actually drilling down to the most important thing – the child at the centre.” – Jacqui Zervos, Brisbane Grammar School Data is one of the most powerful tools to inform, engage and optimise education practices …
Date: 2 Sep 2019 By: Criterion Content Team
Schools across Australia are under immense pressure to improve student outcomes. The sector is turning to data and implementing evidence-based teaching as a method of enhancing student learning and enabling differentiated teaching. Jennie Quinn, Education Officer of Diverse Learning Initiatives at the Sydney Catholic Schools Office, doesn’t believe we’re yet realising the full potential of …
Date: 1 Apr 2019 By: Cyrus Sajadi
Data is a crucial component to developing a strong, evidence based teaching strategy in schools. However, identifying what data is the most useful to be collected as well as understanding the different methodologies in data collection can become a significant challenge to educators. As schools increasingly move towards a more evidence based practice and data …
Date: 13 Feb 2019 By: Ash Natesh
Informed decision making is a vital part of Education. Collecting, Understanding and taking action on student data is something teachers need to do continuously to improve learning and teaching experience. It is imperative in making informed decisions based on student data to make sure the student progresses. (ACER) 3 Ways Student Data Can …
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