Activate Collective Teacher Efficacy

Generating and sustaining change that reduces variance between classrooms and contributes to school wide improvement in learning is a very significant challenge. Many schools have experienced the frustration of the roundabout of new initiatives, each one demanding more without delivering sustained results. ACTE works from the strong belief that improvement leadership is a team enterprise. The program helps prepare leadership teams for the challenge of leading transformational change at the classroom level.

ACTE teams explore a research based pedagogical framework: Learning Thinking SCOPE. They trial the 4 high impact elements of Learning Clarity, Thinking Questions, Thinking Talk and Thinking Feedback in their classrooms. Mastery is developed over time and experience sharpened by sharing challenges, successes and failures collectively. Leadership teams can then consider the introduction of The Learning Thinking SCOPE in their school.

Each ACTE course examines how to activate collective teacher efficacy. Teams develop a deep understanding of why Collective Teacher Efficacy is consistently at the top of the Visible Learning research. Learning with and from each other, participants develop professional networks to help sustain their energy for change over time. Engagement with ACTE provides access to the knowledge and skills leaders need to design and deliver context specific improvement initiatives capable of resulting in sustained changes to learning and thinking.

Who: Teams of School Leaders: whole-school, stage, faculty, department and project team leaders.

Standards: The learning in these courses will support leaders to plan, implement and assess the impact of their leadership skills. This work will support those seeking accreditation at Highly Accomplished and address standards 3.3.3, 5.2.3, 5.4.3, 6.2.3, 6.3.3 and 7.4.3. ACTE is structured as 5 courses, each of 10 hours delivered over 24 to 36 months.

ACTE prepares leaders to:
•  Activate Collective Teacher Efficacy
•  Test evidence-informed classroom strategies
•  Use Learning Thinking Protocols to ACTE
•  Build a cycle of collective inquiry and lead assessment of impact
•  Broaden professional network connections

Model and Costs
The ACTE program consists of 5 courses. Each course comprises a workshop and follow-up actions in your school.
Program Delivery: Courses can be delivered off-site or on-site.
Program Materials: $150 per person.
Dates and Venues: TBC.
Times: Each workshop is two days. Day One 9.00am to 4:00pm.
Day Two 9.00am to 3.00pm
Dates and Venues: TBC.
Workshop Cost: $500 + GST per participant.





THE PROGRAM

 

ACTE 1: Collective Teacher Efficacy

•  Why, what and how of Collective Teacher Efficacy
•  Evidence-informed practices that make a significant difference
•  GAP to GOT IT +
•  Building a cycle of collective inquiry - PTAC
•  Planning teacher professional learning

Team Action Learning


ACTE 2: Learning Clarity

•  Why, what and how of Learning Clarity
•  Using Learning Thinking Protocols to ACTE
•  Planning for teacher inquiry - PTAC
•  Measuring success and assessing impact

Team Action Learning


ACTE 3: Thinking Questions

•  Why, what and how of Thinking Questions
•  Using Learning Thinking Protocols to ACTE
•  Planning for teacher inquiry - PTAC
•  Measuring success and assessing impact

Team Action Learning


ACTE 4: Thinking Talk

•  Why, what and how of Thinking Talk
•  Using Learning Thinking Protocols to ACTE
•  Planning for teacher inquiry - PTAC
•  Measuring success and assessing impact

Team Action Learning


ACTE 5: Thinking Feedback

•  Why, what and how of Thinking Feedback
•  Using Learning Thinking Protocols to ACTE
•  Planning for teacher inquiry - PTAC
•  Measuring success and assessing impact

Team Action Learning