TESOL Seminar 3, Saturday 22nd AugustThis seminar will be delivered in two parts. A Zoom recording will be made available for participants to access from Monday, August 17th. To complete TESOL Seminar 3 participants will need to access the recorded session from Monday 17 August, and log in to the live Q&A session on Saturday 22 August from 10:30 – 12pm using the links provided.
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Seminar Outline: Dr. Kylie Lipscombe – Co-teaching to support EAL/D studentsDr. Kylie Lipscombe currently is the director of educational leadership in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong. She has formally held roles such as teacher, deputy principal, curriculum consultant and lecturer. She is a keen contributor to and leader in professional education associations and is currently serving on the NSW Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) executive board. In this session Kylie will focus on student centered teacher collaboration. Teacher teams, where small groups of teachers work together in teaching and learning, have become progressively more popular and are considered one of the most effective approaches to school improvement and growth. However, teacher teams are situated within a school system where interrelated sets of elements, such as resources and priorities, interact and impact on their work. These interactions can both enable and constrain the necessary conditions of teachers working effectively together but also their capabilities in producing a meaningful impact to student learning. This workshop will explore an empirically informed framework and practical strategies useful for educators and leaders working in schools to establish or further develop teacher teams as an approach to school improvement.
Kylie has provided some additional resources you may be interested in engaging with:
- Professional reading – This link will take you to is a research paper explaining the Open System Collaborative Teacher Model discussed at the conclusion of Part A : Understanding collaborative teacher teams as open systems for professional development
- OECD report into teacher collaboration– https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/19cf08df-en/1/2/5/index.html?itemId=/content/publication/19cf08df-en&_csp_=67e65b72be0b468ed3dac915593716de&itemIGO=oecd&itemContentType=book
- A useful website to locate free teacher protocols useful to support reflective teacher conversations in teacher teams – https://www.schoolreforminitiative.org/protocols/
- An easy read case study of an Australian school who has implemented teacher teams that have led to improvement student learning- https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/articles/professional-learning-implementing-collaborative-learning-teams
- A short podcast on the importance of teacher collaboration– https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/articles/school-improvement-episode-10-effective-professional-learning-communities