This initiative aims to build leadership capacity to implement improvement strategies underpinned by an inquiry cycle.
The program will guide Principals and their teams through the Data Wise Improvement Model using a coaching approach. In 2020 the program will build on from the 2018-2019 pilot project. The Inquiry Coach will collaborate with five schools from January 2020 through to the end of the year. The program will include a mixture of face to face professional learning, school visits and site specific coaching.
Teams accepted into this initiative must attend the Harvard Data Wise Leadership Institute in Melbourne in January 2020. It is a requirement to send a team of three (3). The PLI will support the course registration cost of one team member from each school, with the school funding the remaining two places and all associated travel costs.
Prior to the first professional learning workshops successful teams will be expected to complete a leadership inquiry overview and Data Wise MOOC.
Participants will develop a deeper understanding of:
- the Data Wise Improvement Process
- how to develop high-functioning inquiry teams and foster a supportive culture of improvement
- a range of inquiry protocols
- whole-school implementation of data inquiry cycles.
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 Inquiry Learning Partnership
- Inquiry as a Powerful Pedagogy for Student Learning
Data Wise is open to all schools. The Principal is required to participate and it is strongly recommended that some or all of the instructional leadership team participate alongside the Principal.
9:00am – 3:30pm
Session 1: Thursday 27 February 2020 – Tramsheds, Launceston
Session 2: This Session will now be offered Online – Details TBA
Session 3: Wednesday 21 October 2020 – Professional Learning Institute, Hobart