Teachers Leading Educational Reform
Collaborative Professional Learning with Impact


Evidence shows that teachers make a critically important contribution to school and system improvement. Teachers are pivotal in generating and sustaining changes that impact directly upon learning and learners. Their positive influence is further enhanced when they engage in collaborative professional learning with the prime aim of generating new ideas, new strategies and new approaches that will make a positive difference in the classroom. While there are many approaches to collaborative professional learning, some models are more successful than others. Within the most effective models, placing impact at the heart of professional collaboration and learning is key. If learners, teachers, and the school are to directly benefit from collaborative professional learning, it is important that gauging and assessing impact is a core component of the collaborative model or approach.

The session is designed for school leaders and teacher leaders. In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to a model of collaborative professional learning that is currently being used in different parts of the world, including Australia. This workshop addresses Standard 6 in the 'Australian Professional Standards' for teachers in so far that it focuses explicitly on engaging teachers in professional learning that is collaborative and impactful. 

The session will also address the Australian Professional Standard for Principals particularly the professional practices of "Developing self and others" and "Leading Teaching and Learning."

The workshop will introduce participants to practical ways of engaging colleagues in collaborative professional learning and it will provide participants with the opportunity to examine how professional collaboration can be used most effectively to improve learning and teaching.

The one-day program will focus on:

  1. Identification and development of collaborative skills;
  2. The barriers to collaborative learning and how to overcome them;
  3. Using research and enquiry to inform collaborative learning;
  4. Leading collaborative professional learning with impact.


  1. Introduction to an effective model of collaborative professional learning;
  2. Practical activities that allow participants to explore the model;
  3. Opportunity to engage with international researchers and international research

This workshop will draw upon the most recent research evidence, from the presenters, about effective professional collaboration. There is the possibility of accreditation. More details to follow.

ACEL Member: $440 p/p
Non-Member: $480 p/p

Combine & Save: $600 p/p


Canberra ACT
Friday 10th August 2018
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Canberra Mantra on Northbourne
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Sydney NSW
Wednesday 15th August 2018
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre
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Perth WA
Monday 20th August 2018
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Perth Hilton
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Brisbane QLD
Friday 24th August 2018
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Hilton Brisbane
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Melbourne VIC
Monday 13th August 2018
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Melbourne Ibis Hotel & Apartments
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Broken Hill NSW
Friday 17th August 2018
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: The Demo Club
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Darwin NT
Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Hilton Darwin
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Teachers Leading Educational Reform will contribute 6 hours of New South Wales Education Standards Authority Registered PD addressing 6.2.3, 6.3.3 and 6.4.3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher and Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation in NSW.