Analysing & interpreting data to drive learning outcomes
Conference Date
15th & 16th August 2018
Location
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Overview

Translate data into evidence-based strategy
Data is the cornerstone for evidence-based teaching and while schools have access to robust data, collecting high-quality data and translating it into strategy continues to challenge schools. Under more pressure than ever to deliver better student outcomes, data driven, and evidence-informed teaching practice, is essential to drive continuous improvement in learning not only for literacy and numeracy, but also for 21st-Century learning skills.

The Evidence Based Teaching in Schools conference will explore how schools can use the evidence available to them, collect new high-quality evidence of student learning and engage teachers to develop evidence informed practices in the classroom to sustain continuous improvement in learning and teaching.

You will learn how to
  • Collect high-quality, useful data and manage this data effectively in a central student database
  • Analyse and translate data to inform whole of school strategy and classroom practice
  • Use data from student feedback to create a positive learning environment
  • Make data accessible for teachers and build a community of practice to empower action research
  • Evaluate the impact of evidence-based practice in the classroom and on learning
Who will attend?
Principals and senior school leadership with responsibilities for:
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Professional Development
  • Research
  • Curriculum
  • Pedagogy
 

Attend to learn:

  • Collect & analyse robust student data to develop school & classroom teaching strategy
  • Using student data to better tailor & differentiate learning
  • Tracking & measuring the impact of evidence-based teaching
  • Building data literacy & teacher efficacy for evidence-based practice
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Key Speakers

Brad Swibel
Deputy Head of Secondary School
St Andrew's Cathedral School
Samantha Donoghue
Education Officer, Learning Services
Catholic Schools Office Lismore
Sara Covill
Education Services Officer, Teaching & Learning
Independent Schools Queensland
Susan Ogden
Principal
Dandenong High School

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What People Are Saying

  • “An inspirational 2 days with passionate presenters who were proud of the work they have achieved in their schools, sharing their experiences and resources with others.”

    Biana Duell
    Primary Integrated Studies, Aitken College
  • “The conference was well organised, with engaging and experienced presenters who provided valuable insights from Primary, Secondary and Tertiary contexts.The value of creating a positive staff and student learning culture in schools was reinforced through a variety of methods with a common theme, accessing relevant data and using it to inform quality learning.”

    Andrew Grattan
    Director of Studies Knox Junior Academy, Knox Grammar School
  • “I came away from the conference with lots of new ideas and insights to enrich projects I am already working on, and inspiration for lots of new ones!”

    Kerri Batch
    College Head of Learning, Aitken College
  • “The collection of speakers offered highly relevant material with tangible evidence as to how schools can effectively embed evidence-based practices. As a collection, the breadth of their expertise and focus were varied and complementary, while remaining connected to the guiding principle of the conference.”

    Emma Aigus
    Head of Humanities, Ivanhoe Grammar School & Past Delegate at Evidence-based Teaching in Schools Conference, Melbourne 2018

Blog

  • Date: 2 Dec 2018  By: Katherine Kingsle

    A big review of NAPLAN could be on the horizon after key findings from the highly anticipated Gonski review indicated too great a focus on periodic standardised tests to measure performance rather than much needed ongoing assessment tailored to individual student needs. NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes indicated his support for the recommendations made by …

  • Date: 6 Nov 2018  By: Ash Natesh

    Enabling support networks and a culture for professional learning:     Establishing teams and their priorities (one focus for development).   Engaging in coaching conversations   Engage in a mentoring process, including modelling of practice, cooperative planning and observation and feedback.   Engage in reflective practices   Challenge the team design   Challenge the standard …

  • Date: 23 Aug 2018  By: Ash Natesh

    The Evidence based teaching conference kicked off with a wealth of knowledge from Kerri Batch & Josie Crisara Kerri Batch & Josie Crisara covered Improving data collection & reporting forstudent outcomes Brief Overview of the topics covered:• Collecting high-quality data for academic performance, character development and 21st century learning skills• Tracking data and improving reporting on …

  • Date: 9 Feb 2018  By: Katherine Kingsle

    With evidence informed practice being so critical to ongoing improvements in student achievement, there is a great deal of information available to schools on the latest evidence based strategies. The Evidence for Learning team, after extensive research have ranked many strategies with a few key ones coming out on top in terms of cost, evidence …