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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 a 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 Leadership 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 it is intended that participants 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.

Target audience

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

About the facilitators 

The workshop will be delivered by one of the Department's Teaching and Learning Team consultants. This team is comprised of graduate teacher coaches and program facilitators and coordinators.

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals

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

 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

    Equip a team leader through
    our Train the Trainer
    workshop:
    

    9 and 10 April 2018
    15 and 16 November 2018


    $420

    Statewide Services, Padbury

    Register now


    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

    (price on application)

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Dates, cost and venue

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

  Day 1 Day 2 Times Venue
Cohort 1 Monday
9 April 2018
Tuesday
10 April 2018
8.00am to 4.00pm Statewide Services, Padbury
Cohort 2 Thursday
15 November 2018
Friday
16 November 2018
8.00am to 4.00pm Statewide Services, Padbury

Register now.
 

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

There are no current intakes for this program.
 

Classroom Observation: School Based Delivery (price on application)

Suitable venue to be found by school.

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On the day 

  • Programs start at 8.30am. 
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.

Location

Statewide Services Centre, 33 Giles Avenue, Padbury.

Parking

Download the Statewide Services Centre map and parking information.

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How to enrol

  • Register for Classroom Observation on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact Teaching and Learning Services on 9402 6291 for more information.

 

Classroom Observation
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