Leveraging data to enhance differentiated teaching & learning
Conference Date
29th - 31st October 2019
Novotel Sydney Central
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Translating data into strategy to achieve better student outcomes
Schools across Australia are under immense pressure to improve student outcomes. Implementing data driven, evidence based teaching is critical to enhancing student learning and enabling differentiated teaching. With an enormous amount of data available to schools, the challenge is to identify meaningful data to inform a whole of school strategy, addressing not just academic excellence, but also the holistic wellbeing of students and their preparedness with soft skills. Furthermore, schools must effectively support, equip and engage teachers with data through  professional learning to ensure continuous teacher improvement in teaching and learning.

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
Who will attend?
Principals, Assistant Principals, Deputy Principals, Heads & Executive School Leadership with responsibilities for:
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Professional Development
  • Research
  • Curriculum
  • Pedagogy

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
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Key Speakers

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


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.”

    Geoff Pattison
    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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