CLARITY LEARNING SUITE (CLS)
with Lyn Sharratt


OVERVIEW OF MODULES AND SESSIONS

INTRODUCTRY MODULES

Module 1: Orientation to CLARITY Learning Suite (CLS)

  • Session 1: A Guide to the CLS
  • Session 2: A Guide to the CLS Technology
  • Session 3: A Guide to the CLS Model

Module 2: Introduction to Leading to Do This Work

  • Session 1: Introduction to Leading To Do This Work
  • Session 2: Unpacking the Six Leadership Dimensions: Part 1
  • Session 3: Unpacking the Six Leadership Dimensions: Part 2

CLARITY is a great resource for practicing school leaders, those working at division level, and those aspiring to such positions. The real-life examples clearly illustrate how schools can support all learners in their journey without suggesting a simplistic, cookie cutter approach to school improvement.

Pamela Osmond-Johnson
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Regina


LEARNING MODULES

Module 3: The 14 Parameters: A Learning Framework

  • Session 1: The Third Teacher
  • Session 2: Unpacking the 14 Parameters – The Big Ideas
  • Session 3: Using your Data
  • Session 4: The Non-Negotiables
  • Session 5: Learning Walks and Talks
  • Session 6: The Learning Fair

Module 4: Knowing the FACES of Learners

  • Session 1: Unpack Parameter 1
  • Session 2: The Five Questions
  • Session 3: Parents and the Community as Critical Partners

Module 5: Collaborative Inquiry with Teachers and Leaders

  • Session 1: The Value of Collaborative Inquiry
  • Session 2: Operating Norms and Co-Learning Protocols
  • Session 3: Professional Learning Communities and Communities of Practice

At the heart of what has instigated amazing change in Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) is Lyn Sharratt’s work around the 14 Parameters. Sharratt’s extraordinary contribution to our work in BCE, her resilience and demand for excellence, has been so critical to our growth. What I admire most is her commitment to all students—regardless of their circumstances—be they in Chile, the Cape, Sunnybank, or Saskatoon.

David Greig
Senior Executive Officer, Brisbane Catholic Education


TEACHING MODULES

Module 6: Assessment

  • Session 1: Big Ideas of Assessment
  • Session 2: The Waterfall Chart, Big Ideas, Essential Questions
  • Session 3: Learning Intentions
  • Session 4: Success Criteria
  • Session 5: Descriptive Feedback
  • Session 6: Peer and Self- Assessment – Bump -It- Up-Walls
  • Session 7: Individual Goal Setting

Module 7: Instruction

  • Session 1: The Big Ideas/Instruction: The Waterfall Chart/ Instruction
  • Session 2: Oral Language and Accountable Talk
  • Session 3: Reading Comprehension
  • Session 4: Critical Literacy
  • Session 5: Writing
  • Session 6: Gradual Release of Responsibility Model
  • Session 7: Differentiated Instruction
  • Session 8: Higher-Order Thinking and Robust Performance Tasks

Module 8: Processes That Support Collaborative Inquiry with Students

  • Session 1: Collaborative Inquiry in the Classroom
  • Session 2: Three Collaborative Inquiry Processes
  • Session 3: Metacognition: Student Voice and Choice

Module 9: Using Data for Prevention and Intervention

  • Session 1: The Case Management Approach
  • Session 2: Prevention: Data Walls
  • Session 3: Intervention: Case Management Meetings
  • Session 4: Early and On-going Intervention

Educational leaders improve learning experiences for all students when they believe and trust that day-to-day quality teaching promotes high expectations of all students; teachers’ working collaboratively; coherence between the vision of the future and daily practice; and being across all classrooms, inquiring and sharing about the learning done. These concrete actions fill schools with life, energy and successful achievement of high expectations.

Isidora Recart, Chief Executive Officer, and
Simón Rodriguez, Espinoza Director of Professional Development Arauco Foundation, Chile


LEADING MODULES

Module 10: The Knowledgeable Other – Leading Alongside

  • Session 1: Who is The Knowledgeable Other?
  • Session 2: Practices of The Knowledgeable Other

Module 11: Precision in Leadership Practice

  • Session 1: Sustaining Leadership
  • Session 2: Principal Learning Teams

Module 12: Pulling It Altogether – Leading for the Future

  • Session 1: CLARITY: Leadership for the Future
  • Session 2: The Learning Fair

Educational change happens when the vision and purpose of diverse stakeholders converge around students’ learning. Lyn Sharratt demonstrates not only why educational improvement is important, but also how to achieve it. The narrative style and powerful content of CLARITY will engage academics, practitioners, and everyone who cares about improving the learning opportunities of all children.

Sergio Galdames
Chilean Educational Researcher and PhD Candidate at the Institute of Education UCL