Are you still curious?
“Together we inspire and support all learners to succeed as connected, resilient, creative and curious thinkers.”
Principals are invited to bring along a team (max. 3) including a classroom teacher, to explore inquiry as a pedagogy in a school context. Participation will build capacity to meet our DoE commitment and to deliver high quality teaching and learning.
We invite an expression of interest for up to four schools, to be involved in working with the Inquiry leadership teams at both Lansdowne Crescent and Riverside Primary Schools, as part of an Inquiry Learning Partnership across 2020.
The partnership will involve four days learning with the principal and your team, at both school sites, with follow up support and school visits as appropriate. Included in the learning will be classroom observations, coaching and mentoring, workshops and a professional learning day with Kath Murdoch.
Are you ready?
The pre-conditions for your school to be involved in 2020 include – a safe and orderly environment, clear school expectations in literacy and numeracy, understanding of the Australian Curriculum and working towards a professional learning community. The School Improvement Team will have oversight for selection of schools.
Through participation in this inquiry learning partnership participants will:
- have a greater knowledge and understanding of students using inquiry as a pedagogical and school improvement approach
- develop skills to plan and integrate student inquiry within their school as part of their improvement focus
- build collaborative and inquiry learning partnership opportunities across the state
Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it
Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
Leading teaching and learning
Developing self and others
Leading improvement, innovation and change
This program is one of three opportunities through the Principal Expertise Professional Learning Model. Schools will be eligible to participate in one of these initiatives only. The three initiatives are:-
- Data Wise School Improvement Inquiry Learning Partnership
- Professional Learning Communities School Improvement Inquiry Learning Partnership
- Inquiry as a Powerful Pedagogy for Student Learning
Inquiry as a Powerful Pedagogy for Student Learning is open to all schools. Schools accepted into this initiative must attend as a team which includes the Principal and a classroom teacher.
Application for this program is via an Expression of Interest (EOI) selection process. Please use the form below for all application material.
The application timeline is as follows:
- SUBMISSION DEADLINE: COB 10 December 2019
- SUCCESSFUL SELECTION: It is anticipated that successful schools will be advised by 13 December 2019
Applications are to be submitted online via the PLI website using the form provided.
Schools’ selection will be based on demonstrated need and readiness for inquiry.
Selection panel – Principal Expertise Oversight Group (representatives from Learning Services School Improvement Team and the Professional Learning Institute)
- address the following four questions –
- What are your School Improvement Plan’s priorities and how do they relate to the pedagogy of Inquiry? (250 word limit)
- Please describe the enabling structures and pre-conditions for Inquiry that are embedded in your school – e.g. collaborative structures, literacy and numeracy guidelines, an environment that promotes learning….Be specific (250 word limit)
- Please give the roles and responsibilities of each member of your team and how you expect they will contribute to the focus on Inquiry in the coming year. (250 word limit)
- What professional learning opportunities have you and your team participated in with a specific Inquiry focus? As part of your initial thinking how has your school engaged with inquiry as a pedagogy?
Specific dates for 2020 to be confirmed in early 2020.
Four workshop sessions throughout the year – venue and dates TBA
Kath Murdoch session – 26 May 2020