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Wednesday, April 27 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Building Teacher Capacity to Improve Student Learning

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Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) has had a concerted push over the past 5 years to align Strategic Intent with school goals. This presentation will show and discuss cultural and student learning trend data resulting from the strategic alignment of focus. System-wide (77 schools) agreed strategies focusing on building teacher capacity to improve student learning achievement using recognised High Yield Strategies (Case Management, Data Walls, Instructional Walks) has engaged teachers, school leaders and system leadership in a mutual supporting structure and partnership. CEDP has also engaged external academic partners to ensure the work is embedded in recognised contemporary learning theory and practice. The data shown will include: Reading Recovery data showing a significant decrease of vulnerable student numbers over the last 3 years; Quality Catholic Schooling survey data showing a consistently improving school cultural data trend over the past 4 years; as well as NAPLAN data for year 3 literacy and numeracy. The presentation will discuss the process of engagement with schools and leadership to enable principals to lead the learning in their schools and build teacher capacity. Further to this, we will explore how the implementation of the case management strategy has been the most significant strategy that has built teacher capability. Out of case management a further strategy called targeted learning partnerships (TLPs) has developed that support the most complex learning needs of students.


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Mary Creeaune

Team Leader Student Services, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, Australia
Mary is a Team Leader of Student Services in the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta. She leads a team of 120 teachers and counsellors working to reduce barriers to student learning. This is achieved through personalised planning for students with disabilities, alternative pathways... Read More →
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Sue Walsh

Sue, Deputy Executive Director of Schools and Director of System Learning in the Diocese of Parramatta, is a passionate educator. Sue has more than three decades experience as a teacher, principal and system leader. She currently leads a team of over 140 staff and oversees the professional... Read More →

Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
New Brunswick Room