Moving Forward at Cherbourg State School, Australia

Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in your work in using the 14 Parameter Research and the Case Management approach (Data Walls and Case Management Meetings). The two days last week in Toowoomba have given us the tools to move forward, and it is now full steam ahead. We have had non-stop meetings this week and are moving mountains very quickly. Some big decisions needed to be made and our work with you has been the catalyst for our leadership team to take action. Positive change is happening already!

Thank you again, and travel safely.

Regards,

Kelly Green
Year 6 Teacher / Master Teacher
Cherbourg State School, Australia


Highlighting the ongoing work in Australia

“Revolutions happen fast but dawn slowly. After more than a decade of serious decline in our educational standards, David Gonski and a team of experts have finally been asked to identify how Australia can turn around student performance. Their work needs to be the manifesto for the revolution we have been waiting for”.

There is a craft to school improvement — it’s part art and part science. My company, Knowledge Society, has undertaken research that draws on the work of experts in this domain: Hattie, director of his university’s Melbourne Education Research Institute; Michael Fullan, former dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan chair at Boston College; Lyn Sharratt from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto; and Robert Marzano, co- founder and chief academic officer of Marzano Research in Colorado.

Based on the work of these experts and the OECD, we have distilled the research into eight design principles…

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Executive Director – Department of Education, State of Victoria, Australia

Thank you Lyn – you have made an incredible contribution to Victoria’s government school leaders. Your work has been fabulous learning for all of us – and so relevant to the initiatives we are embarking on system wide.

With very warm regards Gene

Gene Reardon Executive Director Professional Practice and Leadership Division Department of Education and Training State of Victoria, Australia


Coralee Pratt – Department of Education and Training

Dear Lyn
I really enjoyed meeting you today and having the privilege of introducing you. I am in awe of your work and passion!
There were so many people who commented to me that for them, your presentation was the highlight of the Conference.
The photos below were taken by the professional conference photographer. I will also send you the ones which I took.
I wish you well for the next two Forums, your stay in Melbourne and a safe flight Home!
Best wishes
Coralee
 
Coralee Pratt  A/Area Executive Director                       
Bayside Peninsula Area                                                        
South-Eastern Victoria Region
Department of Education and Training

Working in Australia

Dear Lyn

I really enjoyed meeting you today and having the privilege of introducing you. I am in awe of your work and passion!

There were so many people who commented to me that for them, your presentation was the highlight of the Conference.

The photos below were taken by the professional conference photographer. I will also send you the ones which I took.

I wish you well for the next two Forums, your stay in Melbourne and a safe flight Home!

Best wishes

Coralee

Coralee Pratt  A/Area Executive Director
Bayside Peninsula Area
South-Eastern Victoria Region
Department of Education and Training

Powerful new ideas and strategies for success

Lyn Sharratt combines scholarship, proven work in the trenches and on top of it is a great trainer. She excels at making key concepts for improvement come alive. People not only leave her sessions pumped up, they actually put things into practice. They are inspired but they also learn powerful new ideas and strategies for success.

Dr. Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto


Shared Journeys

Hi Lyn,

I just wanted to thank you again for a great day and reflect on the power of the learning that occurred today as a team. The opportunities to work together aren’t always easy to generate and the interactions today were the most vibrant and unified I’ve witnessed in our mixed groups. The engagement and attention to tasks was obvious and I felt a real commitment and excitement about our shared journey. You made the learning both fun and empowering which is of course what we wish for our students.

Looking forward to Monday and observing how our school’s participation matches our own.

Have a great weekend

Cheers Shelley

Project Officer, Science and Innovation

Catholic Education Services