Are you feeling over-whelmed by your school improvement plans? We can help with expert training associates to support you and your staff
At Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions, we believe in an action learning model of in-school professional development. We customise educational services that foster discussion around best classroom practice, concrete strategies for improved instruction and ways to deepen implementation. We have expert authors and practitioners who are available to work with you in the areas below.
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Based on Dr Robert Marzano’s foundational book, The Art and Science of Teaching highlights well-researched practices educators use to be truly effective in order to accomplish advances in student achievement.
Cognitive Coaching is a supervisory/peer coaching model that capitalises upon and enhances cognitive processes. Dr Art Costa and Dr Robert Garmston, the founders of Cognitive Coaching, define it as a set of strategies; a way of thinking and a way of working that invites self and others to shape and reshape their thinking and problem solving capacities.
Curriculum Planning for Understanding (CPU) is a framework developed by Dr Jay McTighe for improving student achievement through instructional design and assessment. CPU supports teacher-designers to take a clear path to the creation of a curriculum that ensures a more stimulating experience for students and teachers alike.
Differentiation is an approach to teaching that advocates active planning for student differences in classrooms. Make sure learning is accessible to all of your students!
Based on the new book by Australian authors Gavin Grift and Clare Major, Teachers as Architects of Learning will introduce research-based teaching considerations and explicit strategies to use in your classroom that support a successful learning experience for every child.
As a whole-school approach Friendly Schools Plus offers support to change policy, the social and emotional climate and strengthen links with families to reduce bullying.
Make simple adjustments to your instruction that enhance and promote the most prominent thinking skills in your classroom.
These training forums provide an in-depth study of information and issues that will increase your knowledge and understanding of students and families who are marginalised and dealing with issues relating to poverty.
A Professional Learning Community is a model reliant on a collaborative culture and a focus on results to achieve high levels of learning for all students. Whether you are just beginning or are in the process of implementation we can help you on your PLC journey.