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Leading Improvements in the Quality of Teaching (Primary and Post Primary)
Thu 18 May 2017, 09:30 – 15:30 BST
The value of good professional development and learning in improving student outcomes is a prime focus for many schools. This course will consider ways of maximising the potential within particular participants own schools for improving the quality of teaching.
During the course we will look at evidence of what makes great teaching, what learning looks like in the classroom and how to use lesson observation as a formative process within this context.
The importance of developing observation skills, asking good questions, giving evaluating and improving feedback after lesson observation will be emphasized. School’s approaches to intervention to address underperformance will also be explored with various approaches highlighted.
This course is suitable for all Primary and Post Primary middle and senior leaders and principals.
What to expect...
Understand what evidence tells us about what makes great teaching
Know how to observe learning in lessons effectively
Understanding the potential of constructive feedback improving the quality of teaching
Learn how to give feedback effectively
Learn about models of sustainable professional development and learning
Understand what we mean by ‘Intervention and explore some structured intervention programmes
Kate O’Hanlon, BA, BSC (Hons Psy), MSc (Educ Psy), MEd (Literacy)
Paul Gray BSSc. PGCE, MSSc (Distinction, QUB) - LearnSpark Director and Senior Facilitator