Leading Learning Together - Independent Schools Queensland

Leading Learning Together
An ISQ Professional Learning Series
Dr Lyn Sharratt
March/April 2014
Leading Learning Together
Independent Schools Queensland is excited to announce a professional learning series
led by international leader, author and researcher, Dr. Lyn Sharratt. This 4 day series
will focus on collaborative inquiry, leading an intervention process, mentoring, coaching,
classroom practice and assessment.
The series is open to all independent schools in Queensland, with each day having a
specific focus and target audience. The following pages give more detail to each event
and information on how to register.
Dr Lyn Sharratt
Lyn Sharratt coordinates the doctoral internship program for the
Educational Administration Department at the Ontario Institute for
Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Lyn is the former
Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Services in the York Region
District School Board, a large Canadian school district, where she
and her curriculum team analyzed assessment data and developed a
comprehensive literacy improvement program, which they launched
with the cooperation of senior leadership, principals, and over 8,800
The continuously improving 14 parameter program resulted in increased
achievement for a diverse, multicultural, and multilingual population of
over 115,000 students, and the district became the top performing district in Ontario. Lyn has
been a curriculum consultant and administrator, and she has also taught all elementary grades and
secondary-age students in inner-city and rural settings.
Lyn 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, and led inservice professional learning in a provincial teachers’ union head office. She is lead author, with
Michael Fullan, of Realization: The Change Imperative for Increasing District-Wide Reform (Corwin,
2009) and Putting FACES on the Data: What Great leaders do! (Corwin, 2012).
Currently, Lyn coordinates the International System Leadership Program for the Ontario Principals’
Council, is an Author Consultant for Corwin Publishing and consults internationally, working with
states, districts, administrators, curriculum consultants, and teachers in Chile, Australia, the United
States, the United Kingdom, and Canada to systematically increase all students’ achievement by
putting FACES on the data and taking intentional action. Visit her website at www.lynsharratt.com.
School Collaborative Inquiry
31 March 2014
Audience: Principals, School Leaders, Directors of Learning
Dr. Lyn Sharratt will work with leaders to help build a school-wide collaborative
inquiry plan. Schools should bring a data set to be able to create their own
collaborative inquiry question (through Lyn’s guidance) and will then be taken
through strategies to create an Action research question and implementation plan.
Discussions will be focussed on how mobilise knowledge across a school and utilise
data to inform decisions.
Mentoring and Coaching in a school context
1 April 2014
Audience: mentors, coaches, leaders
Coaches and mentors will be taken through the fundamentals of coaching and how
to effectively engage with the teaching community within their school. Delegates
will learn how to apply Learning Walks through expected practice and how to give
effective descriptive feedback to teachers.
Putting FACES on the Data
2 April 2014
Audience: Curriculum Leaders and teachers
Due to popular demand, Dr Lyn Sharratt will review and discuss how to apply
the aspects of her best-selling book “Putting FACES on the Data”. Included in this
workshop will be the application of:
• 14 Parameters – self-assessment of your progress
• Parameter #6: Case Management approach
• Data Wall building
• Case Management Meetings
• Effective descriptive feedback for students
• Self-Assess your “Next Level of Work”
N.B: Participants at this workshop will receive a copy of Lyn Sharratt’s book “Putting
FACES on the Data”.
Collaborative Inquiry in the classroom
3 April 2014
Audience: Curriculum Leaders and teachers
Collaborative Inquiry is a highly effective teaching methodology. In this workshop,
Dr Lyn Sharratt will discuss how to engage a classroom to complete a collaborative
inquiry cycle including how to assess their progress and projects. Focus will also
be on creating and assessing Rich Performance Tasks and how to ensure they are
effective within a classroom and across the school.
2.3; 3.2; 3.6; 5.2; 5.3; 5.4
9:00am - 4:00pm
ISQ Professional
Learning Centre
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School Collaborative Inquiry - 31 March 2014
Mentoring and Coaching in a school context - 1 April 2014
Putting FACES on the Data - 2 April 2014
Collaborative Inquiry in the classroom - 3 April 2014
Search for these events under ‘Featured Speakers’ @ www.isq.qld.edu.au/events
A ‘User Guide’ is available with full instructions on using the ISQ Events Booking
System - Download @ www.isq.qld.edu.au/events
Venue Information
ISQ Professional Learning Centre
Level 5 500 Queen Street Brisbane
Travel and Booking
Reimbursements for travel, accommodation and
Teacher Release are not available for these workshops.
Cancellation Policies
Cancellations for registrations will only be accepted in writing (email accepted).
Cancellations made prior to 7 days before the event will be refunded less 15% to cover
administration costs. No registration cancellations/refunds will be accepted/made if
requested inside of 7 days prior to the event. Alternatively, your registration may be
transferred in writing to another person without penalty.
For subsidised events a cancellation fee will apply. Cancellations made later than 7 days
prior to the event will incur a cost recovery fee for catering charges. Alternatively, your
registration may be transferred in writing to another person without penalty.
More information
Visit the website at www.isq.qld.edu.au/events
Leigh Williams Acting Assistant Director, Teaching and Learning Independent Schools Queensland
Telephone 07 3228 1543 Email [email protected] Web www.isq.qld.edu.au