Next Steps in ‘The Work’:
Focusing on ‘Precision-In-Practice’ to Increase ALL Students’ Achievement
with Dr Lyn Sharratt



Dates

Webinar 1 - 17 Feb 2021
Webinar 2 - 24 Feb 2021
Webinar 3 - 03 Mar 2021


Series Cost

Non Member - $290
ACEL Member - $270

Combine and Save*
$450
*Receive a discount when you combine your registration with a new ACEL membership


Group Rates (5+)

Non Member - $275 pp
ACEL Member - $255 pp

The Australian Council for Educational Leaders are very proud to present Lyn Sharratt as she returns in 2021 with a NEW three-part webinar series..

Leading teaching and learning is a social process. If ‘everyone’s a leader’, then we are each responsible to communicate what learning looks like, what evidence of success looks like, and how to accountably document then share the keys to practices that are making a difference for us.

During these three Webinars, Lyn will explore leader, teacher and student voice, actions and work samples resulting from the impact of shared positive cultures. These will demonstrate the ‘precision-in-practice’ that empowers practitioners and students to own their own learning and maximise their potential. In each session, case studies, videos and photos of real practitioners-at-work will guide our interactive conversations, our thinking and commitment to taking ‘Next Step Actions’ with our colleagues.

In these Webinars, you will:

  • Consider the importance of relationship-building and establishing trust
  • Understand the progression of school improvement work that is aligned with SIP, NSIT
  • Unpack your data to know the FACES and take action to ensure growth and achievement
  • Examine your system’s and school’s work to improve students’ growth and achievement
  • Confront what isn’t working and build on what is working to develop ‘collective efficacy’
  • Self-assess where your ‘next best learning move’ is
  • Promote the thinking that ‘everyone’s a leader’ in the system and school improvement work
  • Know the ‘look-fors’ to embed a culture of learning to improve practice and elevate students’ learning
  • Reflect on related lessons from COVID19

Lyn’s bestselling book Clarity: What Matters Most in Learning, Teaching & Leading will be referenced at points during the webinar series and will provide further depth on some of the concepts involved. If you haven’t already bought a copy then you can buy one at the ACEL Bookshop.

Lyn Sharratt

Dr. Lyn Sharratt is a highly-accomplished practitioner, researcher, author, and presenter. Lyn has a BA in Social Work from The University of Waterloo, Canada; a B. Ed in Teaching, K-10, from The University of Western Ontario, Canada; an M. Ed. In Educational Administration from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada; and an Ed. D. in Theory and Policy Studies from University of Toronto, Canada. She coordinates the doctoral internship program in Leadership, Higher and Adult Education Department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Lyn has worked in four school districts across Ontario as a superintendent of curriculum and instruction, school improvement superintendent, administrator, curriculum leader, and a regular and special education teacher. Lyn has taught all elementary grades and secondary-aged students in inner-city and rural settings. She has analyzed and commented on public policy for a provincial trustee organization, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association; has taught pre-service education at York University, Masters’ and Doctoral students at University of Toronto and Nipissing University; and led Professional Development in a provincial teachers’ union head office. Lyn is a widely-published researcher and author. She is lead author, with Michael Fullan, of Realization: The Change Imperative for Increasing District-Wide Reform (Corwin, 2009) and of Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders Do! (Corwin, 2012, published in English, Spanish and Arabic). Lyn is lead author of Good to Great to Innovate: Recalculating the Route K-12, (Corwin, 2015) with Gale Harild, and of Leading Collaborative Learning: Empowering Excellence (Corwin, 2016) with Beate Planche. CLARITY: What Matters MOST in Learning, Teaching and Leading (Corwin, 2019) is her fifth book that distills her work across the globe from 2009-2019.

As well as an author and practitioner working in remote and urban settings world-wide, Lyn sits on the Expert Evaluation Committee for System and School Improvement, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Australia; is an advisor for International School Leadership with the Ontario Principals’ Council; is an Author Consultant for Corwin Publishing, USA; and consults internationally, working with system, school and teacher leaders at all levels in Australia, Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom and the United States. She works tirelessly, focusing her time and efforts on increasing each student’s achievement by working alongside leaders and teachers to put FACES on their data and take intentional action. Her work focuses on Equity and Excellence on behalf of all students. Visit her at www.lynsharratt.com; Twitter @LynSharratt; and Linked-In where Lyn owns the “Educational Leadership” Linked-In group that has 70,000+ members. Click here to view Lyn speaking in Ontario about the leadership it takes to achieve system and school improvement.

Each Webinar will include:

•  Pre-session opportunity to send questions to Lyn
•  Q&A time during the session using the Chat Bar
•  Online live with Lyn Sharratt
•  ACEL Webinar support team
•  Journal Articles for pre-reading and to review later

Lyn’s bestselling book Clarity: What Matters Most in Learning, Teaching & Leading will be referenced at points during the webinar series and will provide further depth on some of the concepts involved. If you haven’t already bought a copy then you can buy one at the ACEL Bookshop.

Attending the Webinars

You will be emailed a personal link to each webinar the day prior to the event. It is advised that you attend the webinar 10 minutes before commencement to avoid missing any content.

If you have any questions please contact workshops@acel.org.au or call 02 8396 0800.

Webinar 1:
How do we know all students are learning?


Date:
Wednesday 17th Feb 2021


Time:
4.00pm [NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT]
3.30pm [SA]
3.00pm [QLD]
2.30pm [NT]
1.00pm [WA]
6.00pm [New Zealand]

Duration:
1 Hour

Focusing on quality classroom assessment and instruction practice to ensure that all students are becoming critical thinkers, in this session we will explore the following questions:

  • What does leader and teacher commitment to growth and achievement look like?
  • Can all students answer the 5 Questions?
  • Are Reading Targets clear and embedded?
  • Are Literacy skills pulled out of every subject area lesson K-12?
  • Does Collaborative Inquiry play a role in both teacher and student learning?
  • What are the related lessons from COVID19?
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Webinar 2:
What if students aren’t progressing?


Date:
Wednesday 24th Feb 2021


Time:
4.00pm [NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT]
3.30pm [SA]
3.00pm [QLD]
2.30pm [NT]
1.00pm [WA]
6.00pm [New Zealand]

Duration:
1 Hour

Focusing on Prevention and Intervention strategies to ensure all students ARE learning, we ask ourselves these questions:

  • Are Data Walls ‘messy’?
  • Is there time for discussion of student work during the school day?
  • Are Co-Planning, Co-Teaching, Co-Debriefing, Co-Reflecting part of the school day?
  • Is developing capacity to teach ALL students the focus of Professional Learning?
  • What are the related lessons from COVID19?


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Webinar 3:
How do we sustain improvement?


Date:
Wednesday 3rd Mar 2021


Time:
4.00pm [NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT]
3.30pm [SA]
3.00pm [QLD]
2.30pm [NT]
1.00pm [WA]
6.00pm [New Zealand]

Duration:
1 Hour

Focusing on the belief that ‘everyone’s a leader’, we examine this understanding by looking into the following questions:

  • Do all staff members see themselves are leaders? Are they encouraged to see themselves as leaders?
  • What is your evidence that everyone has bought-in to ‘The Work’ and is moving forward together?
  • Are we promoting all voices to become leaders?
  • Are we developing aspiring leaders?
  • What are the Success Criteria for leaders who are being promoted?
  • How are we documenting and sharing the learning journey so others can learn what works?
  • What are the related lessons from COVID19?
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