Professional Development

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Science of Learning ’22

This evidence-informed professional learning course for educators, F-12, is based upon a variety of models developed through research into the Science of Learning, for example, Rosenshine (2012), Learning Scientists (2015), Powerful Teaching (2021) and PENS: Psychology, Education, Neuroscience (2021). The most recent Australian Curriculum advice on Students with Diversity will be referenced throughout the course. Educators will be equipped with workshop materials, PowerPoints and other learning aids.

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It can be challenging for time-poor educators to access these important pedagogies effectively, so this course will synthesise the research and its application in schools. Strategies for increasing learning outcomes for the diverse range of students in our classrooms will take the following approaches:

The Why: Scientific evidence

The What: The structure of the strategy

The How: Application in the classroom

Janet Farrall, a distinguished and highly experienced educator whose four decades of practice have ranged from the classroom to leadership, project management and consultancy, will present the workshops. She specialises in the education of highly able learners, dispositions for learning and differentiation for all learners, including the highly able.

This course is offered online to enable rural and remote educators to access the course. Educators will be equipped with workshop materials, PowerPoints and other learning aids.

No workshops will be offered in Term 1 to enable teachers to grapple with the uncertainties related to COVID. Please forward your Expression of Interest to secure your place and receive relevant resources to build your prior knowledge.

Science of Learning '22
Term 2 WorkshopsTuesday 24th MayThursday 9th June
Term 3 WorkshopsTuesday 16th AugustThursday 1st September
Term 4 WorkshopsThursday 3rd NovemberTuesday 15th November

Science of Learning Strategies

  • Assessment: Pre and Formative
  • Dual Coding
  • Feedback
  • Interleaving
  • Knowledge Organisers
  • Managing Cognitive Load
  • Memory: Working, Long-term
  • Metacognition
  • Modelling/Examples
  • Questioning
  • Retrieval practice
  • Self-explanation
  • Spaced practice
Presenter: Janet Farrall

Learner, Teacher, Mentor, Coach

Investment: $100 per workshop

Investment in the whole course is discounted to $550

Location: Online

Microsoft Teams, 5pm to 7pm.

This course is offered online to enable rural and remote access.

Course Coordinator: Andi Freeman

Call: 08 8317 6020

Email: andi@daraschool.sa.edu.au

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