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Day 1 Thursday 21 May

Keynote: Building Assessment Literacy with Teachers and Students: New challenges
Professor Marie Brennan
Session 1
Using Feedback to Build a Growth Mindset: A wholeschool initiative
Dr Jane Mitchell
Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach! Using data to inform teaching practice in literacy and improve student learning
Mrs Jane Denny
Technology, Evidence-based Assessment and Learning for all in Maths
Mr Paul Sheedy
From Acquisition to Mastery: How reading profiles impact on outcomes for struggling students
Mrs Susan Woolfenden
Using Assessment Data to Improve Reading Comprehension Instruction and Evaluate its Effectiveness
Ms Julia Blakey
Feedback: Focus on creating critical reflection in students
Mrs Christine Hills
Using Formative Assessment to help South Asian Ethnic Minority Students Learn Chinese as a Second Language
Dr Zhihui Kou
Using Data from the Mathematics Assessment Interview (MAI) to Improve First Wave Instruction
Mrs Bianca Witney
Navigating the Literacy Learning Journey from Early Years to Year 3 and Beyond
Ms Evelyn Terry
The Year 10 Book Project: Improving motivation and achievement through publishing
Ms Shelley Davidow
Session 2
Adopting a Growth Mindset: Using student data to improve learning outcomes in Mathematics
Mrs Kimberley Morgan
A Reading Mission Accomplished: How a focus on research, evidence and ‘task predicts performance’ achieved the greatest growth in reading
Ms Linda Fox
Putting Faces to the Data: Empowering students to engage with their learning
Ms Sheri Evans
Empowering Local Learners: A pre-school to secondary approach to improving executive functioning through a Mathematics lens
Mr Shane Loader
Why Does he Keep Doing That? Utilising Functional Behaviour Assessments
Ms Aurora Alonzo
Session 3
Learning Without Limits: A developmental approach to learning and assessment
Mrs Heather De Blasio
Using Teacher-designed Online Assessments to Drive Differentiated Instruction in Mathematics
Mr Anthony Speranza
Getting REEL: Richardson engaging effective learning by using highimpact instructional strategies to improve student outcomes
Ms Kristy Grady
A Read on the Data: Rethinking the use of data to close the skills gaps of readers left behind
Mr Neil Lloyd
Teachers Teaching Teachers: Creating a sustainable in-house professional development program
Mrs Amy Dugré
Designing a School Improvement Plan: Using a framework for effective school improvement
Mr Robert Marshall
Targeted Practice Towards the Improvement of Writing
Mr Matthew Smith
Levers for Change: Leading professional practice for improved literacy performance
Mr Ivan Baker
Session 4

Learning More about Feedback from Education and Neuroscience

SLRC Feedback 2015
Professor John Hattie and Professor Pankaj Sah

Day 2 Friday 22 May

Session 1
Innovation: Collaboration for growth in student performance
Ms Lesley Gardner
Assessment Reform in Stage 5 and Record of School Achievement Assessment Judgements
Ms Karen Endicott
VALID: Validating schoolbased assessments using online, on-demand multimedia assessment tools for Years 6 to 10
Miss Joanne Sim
How Strong is Your School as a Professional Community?
Dr Lawrence Ingvarson
Getting Data to Teachers to Change Teaching Programs: A school’s journey
Mr Matthew O’Brien
Bridging Spoken and Written Narratives
Mr Matt Thomson
Teaching Judgements in Maths: A functional database
Ms Michaela Wright
  Facilitating Teachers’ Use of Performance-based Assessments through the Formation of Professional Learning Communities Across Schools
Professor Derek Cheung
The Proof of the o-Mlit is in the Testing
Dr Kellie Buckley-Walker
Session 2
Elaborating Responses to Fraction Assessment Tasks Reveals Students’ Algebraic Thinking
Ms Cath Pearn
It’s in My Hands: A student-based approach to assessment
Mrs Dena Reddan
Using an Evidence-informed Approach and Instructional Rounds to Lead Accelerated Whole-school Scale Change
Mrs Catherine Cox-Walliss
Being the Best Learner You Can Be: A mind, brain and education program in operation
Ms Donna Nitschke
Empirical Evidence that Supports Changes to Pedagogical Practice and Track Learning Gains in Contemporary and Technologyenabled Learning Environments
Mr Terry Byers
Tickling a Sleeping Dragon: How adjusting and aligning testing and curriculum can maximise success in Mathematics
Ms Sally Harris
From Hindsight to Foresight: Investigating data strategies to improve student learning
Mr Timothy O’Leary
What Classroom Assessment Techniques Make the Difference? School beginnings with an end in mind
Ms Melanie Clark
Using Manipulatives and Guided Discovery Lesson to Assess and Improve Teaching and Learning Year 9 Mathematics: A lesson study
Mrs Masjuwita Puteh
Using Assessment Data to Close the Gap between Student Achievement in Investigation Tasks and Tests and Examinations at the Australian Science and Mathematics School
Dr Bronte Nicholls
Session 3
I’ve Got the Power in Auslan
Miss Heulwen Sweet
Activating Student Voice: Accelerating improvement
Mrs Deb O’Neill
Transforming Your Pedagogy through the Purposeful Use of Data
Mrs Tania Leach
Maximising Student Success in Senior Secondary Education
Ms Jan Raymond
Using Technology to Promote Formative Assessment in Secondary Mathematics: Advantages for teachers and learners
Mr Roger Wander
Session 4
Initiating and Sustaining an Effective Whole-school Approach to Numeracy through Formative Assessment
Mr Rob Proffitt-White
Reconceptualising Entrepreneurial Learning and Assessment within General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum: An innovative approach to learning and teaching for the future
Dr Shantha Liyanage
The Progressive Capacity Matrices
Mr Anton Reiter
Everything is Formative! Creating a Culture of Peer and Self-Assessment in Workplace Maths
Mr Mark Sivills
Obtaining Reliable Feedback from your Students about your Teaching
Mr Ed Roper
Pushing the Creative Boundaries in Student Assessment
Mrs Catherine Eppen-Van Der Aa

Day 3 Saturday 23 May

Keynote - Empowering Teachers to Enhance Professional Practice and Student Learning
Professor Jennifer Gore
Session 1
Using the Quality Teaching Model as a Pedagogical Framework to Improve Assessment Tasks
Mr Peter Clayden
Kaleidoscope Landscape: Reframing our approach to teacher growth and development
Dr Liz Criddle
Low-Socio-economic Status Meets High Expectations: A research-led approach to successful student research
Ms Ingrid Lees
Not available Using Data for Effective School Improvement
Mr Robert Marshall
Working Together to Enhance Teacher Education: A collaborative project between Queensland College of Teachers and Queensland Deans of Education
Ms Deanne Commins
Learning from Those Around us: Learning Walks and Watching Others Work
Ms Judith King
Instructional Practices Inventories: Quantifying and improving students’ cognitive engagement – case studies from three Sydney high schools
Ms Sabreena Taylor
Flipping the Textbook
Mr Matthew Cunnane
Bringing Data to Life
Ms Brenda Little