Thought Leader Events

Grounded in contemporary evidence-based research, our one-day special thought leader events deliver high impact learning environments which unite and empower educators to improve student, school, system and organisational outcomes. The events provide excellent networking opportunities for learning, collaborating and sharing experiences. Recent speakers have included Maggie Farrar, Professor Michael Fullan, Tracey Ezard, Dr Lyn Sharratt, Dr Simon Breakspear and Emeritus Professor Dylan Wiliam.

Dr Simon Breakspear’s Foundations of Learning Sprints

Presented by Bronwyn Ryrie Jones

QELi is proud to offer Dr Simon Breakspear’s one-day interactive workshop, Foundations of Learning Sprints, presented by Bronwyn Ryrie Jones, Lecturer and Doctoral Candidate, University of Melbourne.

Developing the individual and collective expertise of teachers is the number one investment leaders can make to lift learner outcomes. Learning Sprints is a simple, structured and powerful team-based method that enables teacher teams to engage in collaborative, evidence-informed improvement work for student achievement. Harnessing the collaborative time that you already have available, the Learning Sprints approach can help your school to rapidly improve outcomes through building the collective efficacy of your teachers.

The masterclass will explore literature about effective teacher learning and development, discuss core elements of the Learning Sprints process, and explain how the Learning Sprint process can be applied to improve outcomes in your school. It is suitable for team leaders, lead teachers, middle leaders, deputy principals and principals.

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Emeritus Professor Dylan Wiliam

Embedding Formative Assessment &
Leadership for Teacher Learning

Emeritus Professor Dylan Wiliam, Educational Assessment, University College London will visit Brisbane in August and Cairns in September, following sold out events in Sydney and Melbourne earlier this year.

A former teacher, Emeritus Professor Wiliam has served in a number of roles in university administration, including Dean of a School of Education, and for the last 15 years, has pursued a research program focused on supporting teachers to develop their use of assessment in support of learning. He has co-authored a major review of research evidence on formative assessment and continues to work with groups of teachers all over the world on developing formative assessment practices.

Emeritus Professor Wiliam will be discussing embedding formative assessment, and will explore:

  • why an increase in educational achievement is needed: what’s been tried, and why it hasn’t worked
  • what formative assessment is (and isn’t) and why formative assessment needs to be the priority for every school
  • practical techniques for implementing formative assessment, and
  • how to sustain the development of formative assessment with teacher learning communities.

In addition, in Brisbane on Friday 30 August 2019, Emeritus Professor Wiliam will be running a special extension workshop – Leadership for Teacher Learning – where he will further explore thoughts about the essence of effective teacher leadership discussed at his Embedding Formative Assessment event.

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