Rigor

Define & Embrace

 


"Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels. And each is supported so he or she can learn at high levels, and each student demonstrates learning at high levels."

Dr Barbara Blackburn

Are you wondering about rigor? For many educators, it is a negative term that means "harder" or "Double the work". Barbara's internationally recognised, practical, teacher-friendly concept of instructional rigor includes high expectations, scaffolding for instruction and demonstration of learning.

The Australian Council for Educational Leaders and Dr. Barbara R. Blackburn are proud to present three stand-alone webinars over three weeks all personally presented by Dr Blackburn to the understanding and implementation of rigor in a practical, concise and interactive format.

Ranked number 4 in The Top 30 Global Gurus in Education, Barbara Blackburn has dedicated her life to raising the level of rigor and motivation for professional educators and students alike. Internationally known for her inspirational, dynamic and interactive style, Dr Barbara Blackburn is a teacher, a leader, and a university professor responsible for graduate training for educators. Barbara has used her knowledge and her experiences to write 18 best selling books. She utilises the engagement she advocates there to capture and instil in nationwide audiences the desire to aggressively institute constructive change.

Click here to view the Beginners Guide to Rigor.
Click here to view Barbara Blackburn's articles, resources and solutions.

Webinar 1: Tuesday June 26th
Introduction to Rigor
What are the myths of rigor?
What is rigor?
What does it look like in the classroom?
What are three instructional strategies for teachers?

Webinar 2: Tuesday July 3rd
Leadership Strategies to Improve Rigor
How can educational leaders improve the rigor of their schools?
What are specific strategies that leaders can use to shape school culture and build ownership and vision

Webinar 3: Tuesday July 10th
Rigorous Assessment
What are the characteristics of rigorous assessments?
How can we determine if a task/assignment/project/assessment is rigorous?
What are simple ways to improve rigor of assessments?

All webinars come with 1800 support line assistance, feature audience Q&A sessions, and individual program handouts and follow-up packs.

COST

1 Webinar
ACEL Member:
$85 p/p
Non-Member: $95 p/p

All 3 Webinars Bundle Deal
ACEL Member:
$240 p/p
Non-Member: $255 p/p

TIMES & REGISTRATION

Webinar 1:
Introduction to Rigor
Date:
Tuesday June 26th 2018
Time: 8.00pm [Eastern Standard Time]
7.30pm [Adelaide & Darwin Time]
6.00pm [Perth Time]
Duration: 1 hour 15 Minutes [approx]
Click here to register online

Webinar 2:
Leadership Strategies to Improve Rigor
Date:
Tuesday July 3rd 2018
Time: 8.00pm [Eastern Standard Time]
7.30pm [Adelaide & Darwin Time]
6.00pm [Perth Time]
Duration: 1 hour 15 Minutes [approx]
Click here to register online

Webinar 3:
Rigorous Assessment
Date:
Tuesday July 10th 2018
Time: 8.00pm [Eastern Standard Time]
7.30pm [Adelaide & Darwin Time]
6.00pm [Perth Time]
Duration: 1 hour 15 Minutes [approx]
Click here to register online