Presentations

2020 Guided Reading PD

Following on from the 4 practices to avoid in Guided Reading blog post, Mardi Gorman and I got together for a Facebook Live chat about our 5 tips for ensuring a teacher’s guided reading practice is full strength (or 24-karat).

2019 Bastow Numeracy Webinars

In 2019 I ran two different series of webinars, both with a numeracy focus:

  • The Numeracy webinar series (aimed at classroom teachers)
  • The Leading Numeracy Orientation Series (aimed at principals and numeracy leaders in schools)

You can find links to all of the presentations below.


The Numeracy Webinar Series

Numeracy Series Webinar 1- Setting Up the Conditions for Effective Teaching and Learning in Numeracy

  • 0.00 Growth Mindset in Mathematics
  • 45:00 Student engagement + evaluating and diagnosing the ‘symptoms’ of your class/school issues in numeracy instruction
  • 1:13:00 Introduction to the DET Birth to Level 10 Numeracy Guide

Download the presentation handout here

Download the slides here

Access the Padlet backchannel here

Numeracy Series Webinar 2- The Building Blocks of Effective Mathematics Lessons

  • 0.00 The four Maths proficiencies
  • 47:35 Vocabulary in the mathematics classroom
  • 1:17:44 Learning intentions and success criteria

Download the presentation handout here

Download the slides (with references) here

Access the padlet backchannel here

 

Numeracy Series Webinar 3- Assessment and feedback in the numeracy classroom

  • 0.00 Assessment tools available from the Department (and VCAA)
  • 44:58 Assessment- the big picture (including the assessment pyramid)
  • 1:04:30 Formative assessment in the numeracy classroom

Download the supporting resources pack here

Download the slides (with references) here

Access the padlet backchannel here


2019 Bastow Leading Numeracy Orientation Series

Numeracy Leader Orientation Webinar 1 (For principals)

  • Current Victorian priorities in Numeracy
  • Bastow’s Numeracy Professional Learning Suite
  • The role of the numeracy leader
  • How to plan for effective numeracy improvement

Download the supporting resources pack here

Download the slides here

Access the padlet backchannel here

Numeracy Leader Orientation Webinar 2 (For numeracy leaders)

  • Leading change (Kotter’s 8 steps)
  • The FISO improvement cycle
  • Tools and resources for ‘evaluating and diagnosing’ numeracy issues in your school

Download the supporting resources pack here

Download the slides here

Access the padlet backchannel here

Numeracy Leader Orientation Webinar 3 (For numeracy leaders)

  • Leading change (Kotter’s 8 steps)
  • The FISO improvement cycle
  • Tools and resources for ‘evaluating and diagnosing’ numeracy issues in your school

Download the supporting resources pack here

Download the slides here

Access the padlet backchannel here


2018 Bastow Literacy Masterclasses

Literacy Masterclass 1- Formative Assessment


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Literacy Masterclass 3- Feedback

John Hattie (2012) states that feedback (which he says has an effect size of 0.79, placing it in the top 10 influences on achievement) has an enigma: ‘while feedback is among the most powerful moderators of learning, its effects are among the most variable.’

In this webinar we will examine the elements of effective feedback and look at how feedback, formative assessment and student agency are all interlinked.

We will discuss how teachers can empower students to give and receive feedback that will lead to positive learning outcomes and stronger student ownership of the learning process.

We will look at what the current research is telling us about the provision of effective feedback and combine this with practical examples from Victorian classrooms.

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Literacy Masterclass 4- Oral Language and vocabulary instruction 

Under ‘Metacognitive Strategies’ in the High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS), teachers can find a rarely discussed strategy with an effect size of 0.82: Classroom discussion.

This two-hour webinar explores what the research tells us about the elements and effective use of classroom discussion and how teachers can explicitly teach the speaking and listening components of the English curriculum.

I examine how oral language development can be promoted through classroom discussion, and how this strategy can be applied to targeted vocabulary instruction to support EAL students in their literacy learning.

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