Full course description
Date and time
Day One: Tuesday 9 August 2022 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Day Two: Tuesday 30 August 2022 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are striving to develop a culture of student-led inquiry in your school or classroom.
Inquiry learning is widely accepted as one of the most powerful ways to develop knowledge, conceptual understanding, critical and creative thinking, and skills that cross disciplines. It is also academically rigorous while supporting student engagement through the potentially challenging middle years of schooling. This workshop introduces teachers to a method of planning valid and reliable assessment using concepts as the driving element. They will explore the significance of command terms, developmental rubrics to support assessment activities that connect students to the world around them, designing solutions to real problems.
Inquiry-based learning is widely accepted as one of the most powerful ways to develop knowledge, conceptual understanding, critical and creative thinking, and skills that cross disciplines. It is also academically rigorous while supporting student engagement through the potentially challenging middle years of schooling in particular.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Curriculum framework
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance
- deeper understanding of the characteristics of the middle years learner
- understanding of inquiry-based approaches to learning and teaching
- tools to support authentic assessment design
- development of a diverse network of like-minded educators beyond the school.
David Burton is a Principal Consultant and member of the School Improvement Team at ISV. David has a background in teacher coaching and professional learning, curriculum development, middle years innovation and the integration of new learning technologies into the classroom. David has particular expertise with the International Baccalaureate programs. He was the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator at the International School of Paris and the Australian International School in Singapore. He has also led middle years initiatives for the Victorian Department of Education. As a regular conference presenter and workshop leader over the last ten years, David has led professional
learning with schools and teachers across Australia and New Zealand as well as throughout Asia, Europe and Africa on a variety of areas including IB program leadership, curriculum planning and development, authentic assessment and service learning.