Visible Learning for Mathematics
Presented by Douglas Fisher and Lyn Coote

It’s not enough to know what strategies work best – it’s knowing WHEN those practices are best leveraged to maximise students’ ownership of their learning.

Practical examples, insights and strategies to reflect on and use in your own practice is at the heart of this day. The focus will be on demonstrating how using the right approach at the right time can help you more intentionally design classroom experiences that hit the surface, deep, and transfer phases of learning. This session includes Visible Learning research, its connections to surface, deep, and transfer learning as it relates to mathematics, and the most impactful approaches to use in each stage of learning.


Participants will go deeper into:

  • Investigating the principles of Visible Learning research to the mathematics classroom.
  • Exploring the three phases of learning and the unique importance of each: surface, deep, and transfer.
  • Learning which mathematics practices have the greatest impact on student growth (and which have the least) to maximise and strategise teaching time.
  • Considering how to strategise what practices to implement at the right time in a student’s learning, while keeping rigour in mind.

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Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. Doug is the co-author of the Visible for Mathematics series alongside John Hattie and Nancy Frey. He has published numerous articles on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design.


Lyn Coote is the Professional Learning Leader, Design and Development for Corwin Australia and has over 20 years’ experience in schools across Australia and Asia Pacific. Lyn has extensive experience and expertise in supporting educator learning in the area of mathematics, partnering with educators across Asia Pacific to strengthen curriculum and instructional design, facilitation of adult learning through workshops, and coaching. She is an accredited Visible Learning consultant.


Cost: $495 p/p
Combine and Save: $655 p/p
Receive a discount when you combine your registration with a new ACEL membership – normally $195.


Melbourne VIC
Wednesday 20th November 2019
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Venue: Rydges On Swanston, 701 Swanston Street Carlton, VIC, 3053
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