Masterclass for Principals

Masterclass for Principals and School Leaders

G9 Education will once again present Master Classes for Principals and school leadership teams. G9 is a consortium of highly experienced educational consultants working together to improve schools and schooling.

The Master Class program has been designed to give school leaders practical guidance about how to design, align and implement key school improvement reforms. The introductory session will outline the role of the school leader in promoting and sustaining school improvement. The following sessions will focus on the key levers within schools for generating improved performance – identifying the stage of development of your school, improving the quality of teaching; improving the quality of professional learning
The sessions will have a school-wide focus and outline proven practices for getting the whole-school curriculum right; getting staff performance right; and getting whole-school teaching right.
Key topics include:
Participants will be challenged by the latest research explaining why schooling needs to be transformed and participate in sessions that build the case for and provide the tools needed to;

  • Apply the range of leadership styles needed to sustain school improvement
  • Ensure their school’s professional learning processes result in good teaching in more classrooms more of the time
  • Focus staff performance on the things that really matter
  • Diagnose where your school is at and determine the key focus for improvement and consequent strategies to adopt

These sessions derived from a well-established evidence base focus on how to re-engineer current core schooling processes and practices to produce significant school-wide improvement. They provide participants with practical ways of looking at taken-for-granted approaches that may no longer represent best practice.
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Registration – 8:45am – 9:30am

Leadership for Powerful Learning

9:30am – 10:30am
Speaker: Wayne Craig
Former Australian Vice President for McREL
Former DET Regional Director of the Northern Metropolitan Region from 2005-12

Session Overview
In implementing school improvement strategies, the missing links are often an effective leadership framework and a precise implementation strategy. In this interactive session, Wayne will work with participants to explore how an “inside out” leadership framework covering reflective development, instructional, strategic, adaptive and system/network leadership models can be used to ensure effective implementation of school improvement approaches.

Never Ending Capacity Building

10:30am – 11:30am
Speaker: Peter Cole
Former DET Senior Executive

Session Overview
Peter will address two key questions:

  • What’s wrong with the conventional professional learning model?
  • What professional learning model guarantees improved school-wide teaching practice?

At the end of this session leaders will know why, what and how to implement an effective, on-going, team-based and school-wide professional learning model.

Morning Tea – 11:30am – 11:45am

Getting Your Staff Performance Right

11:45am – 12:45pm
Speaker: Ross Kimber
Former DET Regional Director of the Eastern Metropolitan Region

Session Overview
Ross will address the questions:

  • What can good teacher performance and development do?
  • What are the processes for setting, reviewing and providing effective feedback on performance goals?

At the end of this session leaders will know how to focus staff performance on the things that really matter and have used a self-evaluation tool to reflect on the quality of their school’s performance and development processes.How to address aggressive behaviours in the school setting.

Lunch – 12.45pm – 1.45pm

Generating Whole School Improvement

1:30pm – 3:15pm
Vic Zbar
Former DET Assistant Director of Human Resources

Session Overview
Vic will describe the three stages of whole school improvement.

  • Stage 1 Getting the pre-conditions for whole school improvement in place
  • Stage 2 Building capacity through an instructional model and coaching
  • Stage 3 focusing on classroom practice

At the end of this extended session leaders will understand the rationale for a staged improvement process, the components of each of these stages and how they can be implemented.Creating a more inclusive world for Autistic girls, the Yellow Ladybugs story

Conference close – 3:15pm – 3:30pm


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