Supporting all learners requires classroom instruction that minimises cognitive load while fostering students’ understanding of what they need to do to succeed. Everyday classroom practices that achieve these two aims are important for everyone, but particularly beneficial for students with language and/or attentional difficulties.
In the forum, researchers from the Accessible Assessment ARC Linkage project will share the outcomes of two professional learning programs targeted at increasing secondary school teachers’ use of Accessible Pedagogies and Assessment for Learning practices. The forum will show how these classroom practices can support student learning and engagement, and will report on students’ experiences and outcomes. Approaches to sustaining and upscaling these effective practices within school departments and between schools will also be discussed.
The research team will be presenting initial findings from the project, along with our partners:
- Benowa, Kedron, and MacGregor State High Schools,
- Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA),
- QLD Secondary School Principals Association, and
- Speech Pathology Australia.
Equity and Excellence in Queensland State Schools
Ms Stacie Hansel, Deputy Director-General, Schools and Students Services
Introducing Phase 2 of the Accessible Assessment ARC Linkage Project
Professor Linda Graham & Associate Professor Jill Willis
Sustaining High Quality Teacher Professional Learning: What does it take?
Professor Nicole Mockler, The University of Sydney
The Accessible Pedagogies Program of Learning: Focus, Process, and Impact
Professor Linda Graham & Ms Haley Tancredi
“He explained it like really, like, thoroughly”: The benefits of Accessible Pedagogies for students
Ms Haley Tancredi
Reflections on Learning – Then and Now: Teacher Panel
The Accessible Assessment for Learning (AfL) Program of Learning: Focus, Process, and Impact
Associate Professor Jill Willis & Ms Julie Arnold
From Fragmentation to Coherence: The benefits of Accessible AfL for students
Ms Julie Arnold
Reflections on Learning – Then and Now: Teacher Panel II
Bringing Assessment & Pedagogy Together and Upscaling Through Professional Learning
|Location:||E550 Education Precinct, Kelvin Grove Campus, QUT Brisbane [link to map]|
|Start Date:||06/10/2023 [add to calendar]|
|RSVP By:||Tuesday 3rd of October 2023|
|Cost:||In-person $199; online $139|
|Organiser:||The Centre for Inclusive Education|