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Evidence Based Teaching Summit

Exploring success through evidence and assessment

18-19 October 2017 | Radisson Blu Hotel, Sydney

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K-12, Government & Higher Education rates available - see pricing below


This event aims to bring together international practitioners, thought leaders and key researchers in the area of Evidence Based Teaching, to discuss and debate the current state of education (both globally and in Australia), the ways in which EBT is currently affecting educational advancement and the future of teaching – using data to drive success.

Discover what actually works in the classroom and the ways in which an entire school can develop individual learners through research based means. Throw-away the “four horsemen” of research (authority, anecdote, habit and polls) to ensure that the data collated from your pupils is of the highest quality.

The Evidence Based Teaching Summit 2017 will be the foremost forum for teachers, educational leaders and researchers to further progress the rapidly momentous concept of EBT.




8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair


9:00 am

Findings from Evidence for Learning’s valuable EBT-toolkit, ongoing
research and their future implications.

9:30 am

Current research into the premise of ‘readiness’ for teaching
improvement agendas.

10:00 am

Charting the Success of Evidence Based Teaching Approaches in STEM Education

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break


11:00 am

  • Using strategic intent and developing a coaching culture to build
    the capacity of leaders to achieve success
  • Supporting staff and students in developing a SMART goals
  • Evaluating school initiatives analysing the qualitative, quantitative
    and observation data and evidence.

11:30 am

Researching Gratitude in Education: Giving Voice to the Unmeasurable

Dr Kerry Howells, Senior Lecturer Curriculum and Pedagogy, University of Tasmania

12:00 pm

  • Academic care programs in response to student wellbeing results
  • How academic coaching supports year 12 students

12:30 pm

Lunch and Networking Break


1:30 pm

This session will consider a case study of 25 projects across more than 70 schools, as part of the Fair Education Program with Australian Schools Plus. These projects are developing creative approaches for capturing evidence directly linked to the purpose of their projects, so as to demonstrate project impact and meaningfully share the story of their exciting journeys.

2:00 pm

This session will draw on theory and practices being used by schools around the country in deciding what data to collect and how to use it to maximise student learning outcomes.

2:30 pm

Networking and refreshment break


3:00 pm

An overview of the development and statewide delivery of agile and
responsive professional learning services, student workshops and
research projects related to the innovative and effective integration of
technology into learning and teaching.

3:30 pm

Discussing projects that extend innovative, cloud-based planning
software in order to develop effective strategies for using digital
resources in inquiry science. How a number of schools plan to
investigate the development of an inquiry-based, digital pedagogy
and a professional learning approach; utilizing cloud-based digital

4:00 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:20 pm

Networking Drinks

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair


9:00 am

A case study of the implementation of the Teacher Capability Report,
published in 2016 by QCEC, and how it has improved teaching
throughout QLD.

9:30 am

Equality policy committed to closing the achievement gap for
aboriginal students, nurturing and valuing the cultural identity of
Aboriginal students in order to assist them to be successful learners.

10:00 am

Networking and refreshment break


10:30 am

  • Maximising impact
  • The importance of initial teacher education, school leadership
    and practising teachers
  • Focus on constructive feedback on educational practices,
    collaboration, and effective professional learning

11:00 am

  • Meeting specific, individual learning needs of students, – this will
    provide information in regards to enabling students to understand
    decision making processes
  • Developing a framework of a ‘Culture of learning’ in our society –
    this provides a simple structure (diagrammatic) which flows from
    the individual through to society
  • The models I have created for developing social and emotional
    skills, knowledge and understandings. This will provide
    information of how to achieve success in developing student’s
    ability and motivation to use self-discipline, self-regulation and
    self-evaluation, for student empowerment of lifelong learning skills

11:45 am

  • Providing Engaging and Effective Pastoral Programming
  • Constantly Looking to Integrate Innovative Approaches
  • Communicating Openly with Students and Staff to Ensure
    Understanding and Engagement

12:15 pm

Lunch and networking break


1:15 pm

In this session, the goal will be to explore ‘evidence’ at different levels
(neuroscience, psychology, education), consider how they are
related, and examine what we can meaningfully expect (and not
expect) from Science of Learning research. Through exploring the
concepts of Levels of Organization, Emergence, Translation, and
several PEN Principles, participants will learn the varied definitions of
‘evidence’ and come to consider what is truly important to them,
their students, and their practice.

1:45 pm

This session looks at how to track and support learning in interactive
learning environments through simulation based assessments,
especially among students whose first language is not English and
students with disabilities.

2:45 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:15 pm

  • Raising questions about types of evidence and their differing
  • The challenges for assessment in representing complex learning
    and reasoning


3:45 pm

A summary of the 2017 Evidence-Based Teaching Summit and
what the future holds for evidence-based pedagogy throughout
K-12 and beyond

4:15 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:30 pm

End of Conference


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Edmund Misson


Jared Cooney Horvath

President of the Science of Learning Group, University of Melbourne

Dr Kerry Howells

Senior Lecturer Curriculum and Pedagogy, University of Tasmania

Karolina Kuzmich

Principal, Little Bendigo Primary School

Sally Egan

Director of Improvement Strategy, Pymble Ladies’ College

Eric Jamieson

Fair Education Expert Coach, Australian Schools Plus

Lesley Mills

Principal, Tabulam Public School

Matt Cavarallo

Pastoral Care Team Leader, Head of Fitness, & Teacher, Knox Grammar School

Prof Russel Tyler

Chair – Science Education, Deakin University

Matt Deeble

Director, Evidence for Learning

Prof David Lynch

TERG Research Leader, Southern Cross University

Daisy Turnbull-Brown

Director of Positive Psychology, St. Catherine’s School

Phillip Heath

Principal, Barker College

Dr Rachel Wilson

Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

Dr Lee-Anne Perry AM

Executive Director, QCEC

Dr Tanya Vaughan

Associate Director, Evidence for Learning

Michaela Epstein

Head of Learning, Maths Pathway

when & where

18 - 19 Oct 2017

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
27 O’Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000
+61 (0)2 8214 0000

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Please call 02 8585 0808.


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