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Sharing practice: A network for learning and teaching 2021075N is a Course

Sharing practice: A network for learning and teaching 2021075N

Jan 18, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023


Full course description

Date and time

Tuesday 14 February 2023, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Cathryn Berger Kaye

Globally-renowned and pioneering service-learning proponent Cathryn Berger Kaye will facilitate this interactive session by exploring how to inspire a classroom culture of genuine student agency. How can a service-learning inquiry model connect the eight learning areas to the real world and inspire students to solve problems by helping others in their communities, regions or others around the world?

Wednesday 8 March 2023, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Redirecting wayward projects

Implementing a new initiative is a responsibility for most of us, but it rarely goes according to plan. There are competing priorities, emerging challenges and unforeseen barriers.  Join us to explore some tools to get a project that seems to be stalling or heading in a different direction back on track.

Thursday 30 March 2023, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm    

Your voice

The focus of this meeting will be determined by our members so that the network remains relevant, thought-provoking and gives opportunities for members to share. 

Tuesday 2 May 2023, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm             

Wednesday 24 May 2023, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm   

Thursday 15 June 2023, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm        

Tuesday 18 July 2023, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm           

Wednesday 9 August 2023, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Thursday 31 August 2023, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm   

Tuesday 10 October 2023, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm   

Wednesday 1 November 2023, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm         

Thursday 23 November 2023, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link is provided in the Canvas course


Leader of Teaching and Learning


Teachers are, first and foremost, learners. We are constantly on the lookout for new ideas: we are driven to be even more effective for our students and colleagues. The challenge is that there is simply too much information at our fingertips. What we really need is ready access to others who have been there and done that, who have perhaps solved a problem of practice that we are facing, or perhaps who think differently about an issue, or perhaps who have implemented a change that we are considering, or perhaps who simply value the conversation with others in similar roles in a wide variety of schools. Imagine the value of feedback from others who hear your thinking, see what you are designing and implementing and offer insights and expertise, or curiosity. 

ISV is delighted to convene Sharing Practice: a network for learning and teaching. Its purpose is to create a network of leaders of teaching and learning, facilitating:

  • stronger connections between schools

  • new professional relationships

  • a forum for new ideas

  • access to a range of perspectives

  • growing knowledge and understanding

  • finding solutions to problems of practice.

  • seeking feedback on an initiative you are leading.

Meetings will be held via Zoom, for one hour, with varied structures. Some might be a panel of colleagues, offering perspectives about a specific topic. Some might feature a guest speaker of renown. Some might be a ‘virtual learning walk’ where a school offers a deeper dive into an innovative program or poses a current challenge that invites discussion and suggestion. Some might pose a provocation, allowing for debate and dialogue. 

All provide an opportunity to connect and learn from each other. 

Presenter information



Aine Maher

Aine Maher is an Ambassador for Independent Schools Victoria. She designs and delivers customised professional learning programs in the areas of curriculum, teaching and learning and leadership development. Aine is an accomplished presenter, a skilled communicator and, with expertise and experience in independent schools over many years, highly knowledgeable in her field. A dynamic networker, Aine has participated in a broad range of state and national advisory and representative committees giving her access to contemporary thinking and practice in learning design, organisational culture and leadership.


Deb Carmichael

Deb Carmichael has worked in Independent schools for over 25 years as a teacher, department head and in senior executive roles. During this time, she was involved in a number of projects including professional learning models, classroom observation, student leadership and curriculum development. Deb is now an Innovation and Learning Leader at Independent Schools Victoria, working in The Innovation Design Lab for Learning. This allows her to use her experience, ideas, interest in current research and passion for teaching and learning to engage and work with fellow educators.


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