Department of Education

Classroom Observation


About the program

The Classroom Observation programs provide a framework to support the implementation of classroom observation. It focuses on establishing a safe and inclusive classroom observation climate and building a culture of teacher self-reflection and peer feedback.

The program has three options. Participants can engage in any or all of the opportunities available.

1. Equip a team leader through the train the trainer workshop

Classroom Observation: Train the Trainer is designed to train school-based and network facilitators to deliver the one-day Classroom Observation program.

It is intended for teachers from schools which have had one or more of the school administration team attend the prerequisite two day Leading the Culture of Classroom Observation and Feedback program (formerly known as Improving Student Learning through Classroom Observation and Feedback).

The key learning intentions specific to this workshop are:

  • enhancing and building capability to facilitate professional learning for adult learners 
  • how to maximise the key messages of the program and use the resources to their full potential

  • strategic implementation of classroom observation in various contexts.

Participants will have greater capability to deliver the Classroom Observation program in their school and to understand and engage in the role of facilitator.

Those schools that have had the Institute present the school-based Classroom Observation: A Whole School Approach would benefit from sending participants to Classroom Observation: Train the Trainer to ensure consistency across the years of implementation as new staff join the school.

‚Äč2. You can bring your team to the Institute

Classroom Observation for Learning Teams provides a framework to support the implementation of classroom observation in schools. The workshop focuses on establishing a safe and inclusive classroom observation climate and building a culture of teacher self-reflection and peer feedback for teachers who wish to implement classroom observation practice within learning clusters or learning teams at a school. 

It is intended for teachers from schools which have had one or more of the school administration team attend the prerequisite two day Leading the Culture of Classroom Observation and Feedback program (formerly known as Improving Student Learning through Classroom Observation and Feedback). 

3. You can invite the Institute to work with your team at your school

Classroom Observation: A Whole School Approach provides a framework to support the implementation of classroom observation and peer feedback in schools.  The workshop is delivered to whole school groups (including school administration, teachers and education assistants). 

It is intended for teachers from schools which have had one or more of the school administration team attend the prerequisite two day Leading the Culture of Classroom Observation and Feedback program (formerly known as Improving Student Learning through Classroom Observation and Feedback).

 

Learning intention

To enhance the potential of teachers to positively impact  student learning by:

  • considering the range of purposes for classroom observation and feedback – from evaluative to learning and growth focused
  • exploring some models of effective classroom observation – some common, evidence based models from international and national perspective
  • building a common understanding of two non-judgmental, non-evaluative evidence collection techniques – selective scripting technique and video self-reflection
  • exploring the use of video as a technique for structured self-reflection and evidence collection
  • enhancing  the effective use of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the Classroom Practice Continuum
  • exploring key protocols for effective observation and feedback.


Success criteria

As a result of this program you will have greater capacity to:

  • identify the purposes of classroom-observation
  • assess and explore models of classroom observation and implement based on school/teacher context
  • explore and establish key protocols within the school for implementing a successful and sustainable classroom observation.


Who will benefit

Whole schools wishing to set up or reinvigorate classroom observation practices among their staff. 

 

Participant expectations

By participating in this workshop, participants commit to:

  • actively engaging in, and contributing to, all activities and course presentations
  • completing evaluations of the course.


About the facilitators 

The workshop will be delivered by one of the Institute’s Teaching and Learning team consultants. This team comprises of graduate teacher coaches and program facilitators and coordinators.

 

Alignment to professional standards

Classroom Observation is aligned with the following key professional practices from the Australian Professional Standard for Principals

  • Developing self and others
  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school.
     

Classroom Observations links to the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

Standards Focus Areas
1. Know students and how they learn 1.5
2. Know content and how to teach it 2.1
2.2
2.3
3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning 3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments 4.1
4.2
6. Engage in professional learning 6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
7. Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community 7.4
Classroom Observation

    Equip a team leader through
    our Train the Trainer
    
workshop:
    

    23 October 2017

    $420


    OR


    Bring your learning team to
    the Institute:


    No current intakes

    $220    


    OR


    Invite the Institute to work
    with your team through
    school based delivery

    $650

    
    Register now for
    Classroom Observation

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Dates, cost and venue
 

Classroom Observation: Train the Trainer two day workshop ($420)

  Day 1 Day 2 Time Venue
Cohort 1 Tuesday
27 June 2017
Wednesday
28 June 2017
8.30am - 4.00pm Institute for Professional Learning 
Cohort 2 Monday
23 October 2017
Tuesday
24 October 2017
8.30am - 4.00pm Institute for Professional Learning 

 

Classroom Observation for Learning Teams one day workshop ($220)

There are no current intakes for this program.

 

Classroom Observation: School Based Delivery ($650)

Suitable venue to be found by school.

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On the day (for workshops at the Institute)

  • Programs start at 8.30am. Tea and coffee are available from 7.45am.
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.
  • Wifi connection is available


Location

The Institute for Professional Learning is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville WA. We co-locate with the Schools of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).

 

Parking

Please note the Institute does not have on-site parking available:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F at the Institute.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to enrol


Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 801 or email institute.professional.learning@education.wa.edu.au .

 

Classroom Observation
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