FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING SPRINTS
with Ricky Campbell-Allen
This dynamic workshop provides system, school, middle and teacher leaders with a thorough understanding of the Teaching Sprints approach to research-informed practice improvement. Numerous research studies confirm that teaching quality has the largest in-school influence on student learning, and that high-quality professional learning can lead to improvements in student achievement. Teaching Sprints provides a practical and collaborative approach to enable teachers to develop evidence-informed teaching strategies in order to support effective student learning.
In this practical workshop, leaders will be introduced to the Teaching Sprints approach, process and tools, and leave equipped with the knowledge of what makes for successful team and school implementation.
Who Should Attend?
School, middle and teacher leaders who would like an initial overview of the Teacher Sprints approach to collaborative professional learning.
The program is delivered in three key modules:
Module 1- Understanding the Teaching Sprints Approach
- Examine the importance of developing evidence-informed teaching strategies
- Examine the challenge of shifting ingrained habits of practice
- Explore the 3 big ideas underlying the Teaching Sprints approach
- Reflect on the potential benefits of pursuing a Teaching Sprints approach to collaborative professional learning in your context
Module 2 – Leading the Teaching Sprints Process
- Be guided through a systematic overview of each of the 3-Phases of the Teaching Sprint process
- Understand the role of team leaders in supporting different forms of teacher learning through each phase of the process
- Learn how to access and use robust and relevant research evidence
- Build confidence in how to facilitate high quality discussion using protocols
Module 3 – Implementing Teaching Sprints
- Examine the benefits of establishing improvement routines
- Examine an implementation model and learn practical ideas about how to successfully implement Teaching Sprints across diverse educational context
- Consider how to allocate structured time and set up teams for success
- Learn how to collective feedback evidence through a Teaching Sprints pulsecheck survey
- Make an action plan to get moving with the Teaching Sprints approach within your own context
Welcome & Preparation
$650 + GST = AUD$715.00View Program Flyer
Please fill in the 2023 waitlist form below. Once a cohort is available and open for registration you will receive an email. To support your professional learning this year, please see our 2022 programs here.
Program Facilitator – Ricky Campbell-Allen
Ricky is a facilitator, researcher and speaker with expertise in educational leadership and change. She has significant leadership experience in education change, working across schools, systems and in the not-for-profit sector in Australia, Canada and USA. Involved with Teaching Sprints since its formation, over the last 4 years she has led Teaching Sprints programs to support thousands of educators across Australia and Canada.
Ricky is the Director of EdCapital, an education consultancy helping system leaders, school networks and people wanting to make a difference to lead change through strategic facilitation, professional learning and research. Ricky was founding director of an advocacy institute – the Centre for New Public Education, has held system leadership positions in a US school district, and spent 7 years as a teacher and middle leader in Australian schools. Ricky is a R.G. Menzies Scholar and a graduate of Harvard where she completed a Masters of Education Policy and Management. In a pro bono capacity, Ricky has led the set-up of a new annual leadership institute (Sydney) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education for 200 principals per year and over 50 scholarships. She began her professional life in the visual arts – she has a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hon1) from the University of Sydney – before managing an outdoor education company. Ricky is currently undertaking PhD research at the University of Nottingham (UK) on how system leaders help principals improve student learning outcomes.