4th
Leveraging data to enhance differentiated teaching & learning
Conference Date
29th - 31st October 2019
Location
Novotel Sydney Central
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Day 1 - Wednesday 30th October, 2019

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Collecting high quality data & applying it to develop a whole of school strategy
8:40
KEYNOTE: Creating a whole of school strategy for targeted improvement of teaching & learning outcomes
  • Aligning purpose, vision and strategy with practical support and resourcing to implement evidence based practice
  • Understanding data and applying insights for tailored strategies to enhance teaching and learning outcomes
  • Working with educators, parents and students for an integrated approach
Mark Harris
Principal
Auburn North Public School, NSW
9:20
Developing systems for effective data collection, display & integration into practice
  • Identifying and building channels and tools for data collection and display
  • Working with teams within a school to improve data management and analysis
  • Bringing your school community with you on the journey of understanding and leveraging data
Samuel Cheesman
Director of Studies
St Peter's College, SA
10:00
SPEED NETWORKING

In this fun, interactive session, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and speakers in two minute bursts, to exchange business cards and set up conversations for the rest of the event

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Empowering teachers with evidence
  • Supporting teachers to access and use data without adding to their workload
  • Linking data from diverse sources and building a comprehensive
  • Learning Events Record for each student
  • Exploring the future and potential of educational analytics
Professor Peter Cuttance
Director
Research Australia Development & Innovation Institute
11:40
CASE STUDY: Improving outcomes through strategic, evidence based practice
  • Strengthening vision and strategy for a whole of school approach to integrating data
  • Ensuring sustainable improvement through systems and monitoring of high quality data
  • Exploring and pursuing the full potential of students and teachers through evidence based differentiation
Jacqui Zervos
Executive Director Education Innovation
Brisbane Grammar School, QLD
12:20
Presentation by GradeXpert
12:50
Networking lunch
1:50
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: Discovering practical strategies to overcome challenges in evidence based teaching
  • Improving data literacy across your school
  • Centralising data and enhancing accessibility
  • Gathering insights from NAPLAN data
  • Strengthening culture and supporting teacher engagement with data
  • Fostering a growth mindset in your school through assessment as learning
  • Succeeding through evidence based differentiation
2:50
Enhancing outcomes through evidence informed practice & professional learning
  • Designing and implementing tools to support professional learning aligned with the Australian Teaching Standards
  • Building the capacity of educators and growing a culture that values data
  • Comparing the teacher-student experience as a catalyst for reflective practice and improvement
Tracey Clarke
Director of Professional Learning
Knox Grammar, NSW
3:30
Afternoon tea & networking
Informing & improving teacher engagement with data through professional development
4:00
Supporting & educating teachers to engage with & apply data
  • Implementing evidence based practice as a core goal and part of the broader school strategy
  • Improving data literacy and upskilling teachers through professional learning
  • Changing the culture and communicating the value of data to improve outcomes
Amanda Nascimiento
Leading Learning Coordinator
St Joseph’s Catholic High School, NSW
4:40
Identifying measures to enhance teaching practice
  • Introducing and enhancing data systems in your school with a focus on usability
  • Collating data in a centralised system without adding to teacher workloads
  • Supporting teachers to integrate qualitative and quantitative data for comprehensive insights
Anthony Coghlan
Year 9 Coordinator
Luther College, VIC
5:20
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
Workshop B: How to effectively collect, manage & utilise student data
Wednesday 30th October 2019, 5:45pm – 8:45pm

Analysing data is essential to informing strategic approaches in teaching and learning as well as improving student achievement. The challenge is to develop school wide systems for effective data management that enable educators and executives to implement evidence based practices.

This workshop will provide a streamlined approach to collecting and analysing diverse data sets, discussing how data can be understood and applied not only in individual classrooms but comprehensively across your school.

What you’ll take away?

  • Practical tips to analyse and apply data for evidence based strategy
  • Ideas and advice to develop and improve processes for centralising high quality data
  • Strategies to create a faculty and school wide approach to data collection and analysis

Price: $499 + GST

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Ben Lawless
Head of Humanities & Research Project Coordinator
Aitken College, VIC
Adele Hudson
Head of Science
Aitken College, VIC
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Day 2 - Thursday 31st October, 2019

8:00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Using data to differentiate teaching & learning for better student outcomes
8:40
KEYNOTE: Leveraging diverse types of data to enhance differentiated, evidence based teaching strategies
  • Accessing and making sense of the right data, including informal and qualitative
  • Creating a culture of thinking that uses data to meet students at their point of challenge and tailor teaching strategies
  • Evaluating the impact of data and differentiated teaching to improve outcomes
Martyn Anderson
Immanuel College, SA
9:20
Achieving real progress with developmental continuums that measure & promote growth
  • Gathering data on skills, not just scores, to support a growth mindset and continuous learning
  • Creating, using and refining progressions that enhance outcomes
  • Knowing and meeting students where they’re at and targeting teaching accordingly
Ben Lawless
Head of Humanities & Research Project Coordinator
Aitken College, VIC
Adele Hudson
Head of Science
Aitken College, VIC
10:00
SPOTLIGHT SESSION

In this interactive session, you will have the opportunity for reflective discussion with other delegates and discuss key takeaways from the conference so far

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Embedding formative assessment tools to engage students & tailor teaching practice
  • Moving from a focus on summative, historic data to formative and real time data for actionable insights
  • Guiding students towards authentic learning by using assessment as learning
  • Enabling educators to differentiate through a centralised, userfriendly data system
Joanne Kirby
Digital Integrator
Queenwood School for Girls, NSW
Measuring for continuous improvement in teaching & learning
11:40
CASE STUDY: Evaluating performance & applying insights from summative data
  • Trends in big data: making sense and making use of Year 12 performance data
  • Identifying anomalies in the data to unpack learnings for strategy, pedagogy and assessment
  • Breaking down assumptions for evidence based, tangible improvement actions
Karen Wilson
Manager Performance Information & Monitoring
Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority
12:20
Translating data into strategy for improved learning outcomes
  • Strengthening outcome based accountability through data
  • Measuring improvement to inform strategic planning
  • Exploring the concept of ‘turning the curve’
  • Innovating for change that supports better teaching and learning quality
John Meng
Deputy Principal Special Projects
Rooty Hill High School, NSW
1:00
Networking lunch
Moving beyond academic data to understand & address student wellbeing
2:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Enabling teachers to engage with data & improve the quality of teaching & learning
  • Practical strategies to introduce and improve evidence based practice through professional learning
  • Growing a culture amongst staff and the school community that supports and engages with data
  • Developing a comprehensive picture of student achievement and wellbeing through qualitative and quantitative data
  • Differentiating teaching and learning for diverse student needs
Bianca Hewes
Northern Beaches Secondary College, NSW
Nadine Slingsby
Catholic Education Office Lismore, NSW
3:00
Afternoon tea & networking
3:30
Advancing comprehensive data insights for holistic, best practice approaches
  • Leading a comprehensive whole of school strategy to leverage data insights
  • Enabling student agency through measures of effort and progress towards goals
  • Addressing the relationship between student wellbeing and performance
Steve White
Teacher Learning Mentor
Ballarat High School, VIC
Jessica Sargeant
Assistant Principal
Ballarat High School, VIC
4:10
Utilising data for targeted growth in both academic achievement & student wellbeing
  • Collecting sophisticated insights on student goals, effort and achievement
  • Effectively integrating diverse data to understand student and teacher experience
  • Enabling a growth mindset amongst your school community
Les Evans
Head of Curriculum
Girton Grammar School, VIC
4:50
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
Workshop C: How to use evidence to differentiate teaching & improve student outcomes
Thursday 31st October 2019, 5:15pm – 8:15pm

In order to drive continuous improvement in teaching and learning, it is essential to tailor teaching practice and cater to the needs and learning level of every student in the class. This requires personalised planning, assessment and delivery to meet students where they are at, supporting and challenging them to achieve their best learning outcomes.

This workshop is an opportunity to explore and discuss practical approaches to differentiating classroom instruction and activities to the diverse learning needs of students.

What you’ll take away?

  • Strategies to integrate formative data for agile and adaptive evidence based practice
  • Skills to utilise data insights to ensure growth of both teachers and students
  • Tools and practical ideas to differentiate teaching and learning for better student outcomes

Price: $499 + GST

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Workshop A: How to strengthen teacher engagement with data through professional learning
Tuesday 29th October 2019, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

As data offers enormous insight into student learning and teaching practice, it’s become a priority in schools across Australia. In order to implement evidence based teaching, it is essential for schools to develop strategies that effectively support and equip teachers so they are actively engaged and not overwhelmed by data.

This workshop explores how professional learning strategies can be designed to build the capacity of your teachers to engage with data, aligning evidence based practice as a core part of your school strategy and growing a culture of evidence based practice.

What you’ll take away?

  • Insights to equip and support teachers with the skills required to inform their practice with data
  • Practical advice to lead and nurture a school culture that regularly engages with evidence
  • Strategies you can tailor to embed evidence based practice in your school

Price: $499 + GST

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Nicole Shepherd
Education Officer Diverse Learning Initiatives
Sydney Catholic Schools Office, NSW
Jennie Quinn
Education Officer Diverse Learning Initiatives
Sydney Catholic Schools Office, NSW
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Workshop B: How to effectively collect, manage & utilise student data
Wednesday 30th October 2019, 5:45pm – 8:45pm

Analysing data is essential to informing strategic approaches in teaching and learning as well as improving student achievement. The challenge is to develop school wide systems for effective data management that enable educators and executives to implement evidence based practices.

This workshop will provide a streamlined approach to collecting and analysing diverse data sets, discussing how data can be understood and applied not only in individual classrooms but comprehensively across your school.

What you’ll take away?

  • Practical tips to analyse and apply data for evidence based strategy
  • Ideas and advice to develop and improve processes for centralising high quality data
  • Strategies to create a faculty and school wide approach to data collection and analysis

Price: $499 + GST

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Ben Lawless
Head of Humanities & Research Project Coordinator
Aitken College, VIC
Adele Hudson
Head of Science
Aitken College, VIC
Register Now
Workshop C: How to use evidence to differentiate teaching & improve student outcomes
Thursday 31st October 2019, 5:15pm – 8:15pm

In order to drive continuous improvement in teaching and learning, it is essential to tailor teaching practice and cater to the needs and learning level of every student in the class. This requires personalised planning, assessment and delivery to meet students where they are at, supporting and challenging them to achieve their best learning outcomes.

This workshop is an opportunity to explore and discuss practical approaches to differentiating classroom instruction and activities to the diverse learning needs of students.

What you’ll take away?

  • Strategies to integrate formative data for agile and adaptive evidence based practice
  • Skills to utilise data insights to ensure growth of both teachers and students
  • Tools and practical ideas to differentiate teaching and learning for better student outcomes

Price: $499 + GST

* Refreshments & dinner provided

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Key Speakers

Mark Harris
Principal
Auburn North Public School, NSW
Jacqui Zervos
Executive Director Education Innovation
Brisbane Grammar School, QLD
Samuel Cheesman
Director of Studies
St Peter's College, SA
Tracey Clarke
Director of Professional Learning
Knox Grammar, NSW