The School Leader’s Role in Activating Learning. Know Thy Impact. Learning Intentions. Have a clear picture of where you are, where you are going and where to next with visible Learning in your schools
By the end of this presentation you will:
The Visible Learner
Know Thy Impact
Inspired and Passionate teachers
The Visible Learning School
To what extent has our school ensured systems focus on the things that make the most difference?
When does learning become visible?
The Importance of Teacher and Student Relationships
Teacher and Student Connections
The Visible Learner
The “Assessment-Capable” Learner
Students who know about their learning
Students are active
participants in their learning
What are the features of a really good school leader you know?
Edubabble? - The contrasts
DATA TEAM MEETINGS
The single highest effect size is…
Assessment capable learner
Self Reported grades
The biggest effect on student learning occurs when teachers become learners of their own teaching, and when students become their own teachers.
To what extent has your school ensured systems focus on the things that make the most difference?
*Wagner, T. (2006). Change leadership. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
What are our priorities?
What are our targets?
What are our plans for action?
3 questions from Visible Learning
Where am I going?
How am I doing?
Where do I go next?
We need to know our impact
Strategic decisions should be evidence-based
Most innovations work but we can’t do them all (so which should we choose?)
What impact am I having?
How does my school decide which direction to take?
What percentage of recent innovations have made a significant difference?
Adults are supported to grow by engaging in practices and learning opportunities that challenge the adults’ contradictions and assumptions
Drago- Severson 2012
One of the major messages from Visible Learning is the power of teachers learning from, and talking to, each other about planning and evaluating their teaching and learning
Collaborative inquiry is among the most promising strategies for strengthening teaching and learning.
The biggest risk, however,
is not providing the necessary leadership and support.
David, J. L., 2008/2009
“take the first
step in faith. You
do not have to
see the whole
Martin Luther King Jr.
The Leadership and Learning Center
Ainsley B. Rose