Corwin and ACEL announce new partnership to deliver Visible Learningplus symposiums

Melbourne (4 June 2015) – A new partnership announced today between two leading professional learning organisations will give Australian educators the opportunity to learn more about the Visible Learning research, which is the world’s largest evidence base on what works in K-12 education to raise student achievement, developed by Professor John Hattie of the University of Melbourne.

Corwin, the exclusive provider of the Visible Learningplus model of professional learning in Australia, and ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders), the country’s most significant provider of professional learning in the education sector, have agreed to co-host Visible Learningplus symposiums across Australia in 2015 and 2016. The 2015 Visible Learningplus Symposiums will be held on the 6th of August in Sydney, the 7th of August in Brisbane, the 1st of December in Sydney, and the 2nd of December in Rockhampton.

As part of the partnership, Corwin will also come on board as a key sponsor of the 2015 ACEL Annual Conference to be held in Sydney later this year.

“ACEL is a forward-thinking, highly regarded organisation, and like Corwin, is dedicated to providing innovative professional learning experiences for educators. Now, through Corwin’s partnership with ACEL, we are able to reach more educators and generate more opportunities that will make a significant impact on educational leadership throughout Australia,” said Brad Rosairo, Managing Director of Corwin. The Visible Learningplus model of school change provides the conditions to bring about ongoing and sustainable improvement in learner achievement. The symposiums will allow educational leadership teams, teacher teams, and other individuals to experience hands-on activities, video clips, and presentations by Professor John Hattie and Deb Masters, the Global Director of Visible Learningplus. Participants will leave with a deep understanding of which practices have the most impact on student learning and a toolbox of effective learning strategies that can be implemented in their schools and classrooms.

“ACEL are very excited to join Corwin in this strong and substantive relationship,” said Aasha Murthy, ACEL Chief Executive Officer. “Together we believe we can develop and deliver high-quality professional learning to educators across all sectors.”

Schools, networks, clusters and systems interested in Visible Learningplus symposiums or program implementations can contact Matt McCoy, Director of Business Strategy and Development for Corwin, +61 (0) 407 554 584, matt.mccoy@corwin.com or visit www.corwinaustralia.com.au.

Corwin, a SAGE company, is a global organisation that was established in 1990 to provide solutions for PreK-12 educators. Corwin is the exclusive provider of Visible Learningplus in Australia and North America. www.corwinaustralia.com.au

ACEL is a not-for-profit organization and a 21st Century learning organization with over 6500 members who are educational leaders actively connecting and participating in regular professional learning opportunities. www.acel.org.au

The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) gives access to world- class empirical research along with the practical support to achieve excellence in leadership in the education sector.

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