Developing creative professional learningcommunities within and between schoolsProfessor Louise StollInstitute of Educatio...
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Tuesday 25 June 2013 - AITSL presents an exciting opportunity for school leaders and/or leadership teams to work with internationally regarded researcher & writer Professor Louise Stoll, Institute of Education, University of London. Louise’s expertise in the field of professional learning communities will be the focus of the day’s session, Developing creative professional learning communities within and between schools.

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Developing creative professional learning communities within and between schools

  1. 1. Developing creative professional learningcommunities within and between schoolsProfessor Louise StollInstitute of Education, University of LondonWorkshop outline:Empowered schools enhance their capacity bydeveloping creative professional learningcommunities. This interactive workshop looksat how sustainable communities can bedeveloped within and between schools.The session will start with a big picturerationale around current professionalchallenges and the importance of focusingon teaching and learning. The session willthen move on to collaborative and powerfulprofessional learning including how to stimulate learningconversations and grow leaders. Finally there will be explorationof how to create the conditions to promote creative leadership.The workshop will have a practical focus and include activitieslinking and expanding the day’s experiences.This workshop is open to individual school leaders or leadershipteams. Places are limited – register now.DetailsCost: $50 per personWhen: Tuesday, 25 June 2013 - 9.30 - 3:30pmWhere: AITSL, 440 Collins Street, MelbourneRSVP: Friday, 9 June 2013Travel arrangements are the responsibility of participants.Email localleadership@aitsl.edu.au for registration or enquiries.
  2. 2. Professor Louise StollLouise is Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education, University ofLondon. Louise is also Visiting Professor at the University of Bath where,until June 2003, she was Professor in Education and Director of theCentre for Educational Leadership, Learning and Change. Louise is thePast President of the International Congress for School Effectivenessand School Improvement (ICSESI).Previously Louise was a primary school teacher, researcher with PeterMortimore on the School Matters project, research director at The HaltonBoard of Education in Ontario, and from 1992-1999 Co-ordinatingDirector of the International School Effectiveness and ImprovementCentre at the Institute of Education, where she established the SchoolImprovement Network. Louise’s research and development work focuseson school improvement, leadership and capacity for learning andchange.Louise’s current and recent projects include:• Creating and Sustaining Effective Professional Learning Communitiesfor England’s Department for Education and Skills (DfES), theNational College for School Leadership (National College, UK) andthe General Teaching Council of England• helping the National College articulate its Key Areas of LeadershipLearning• evaluating the KS3 (11-14 year olds) Strategy Pilot for the DfES• creating a simulation for primary school networking for the InnovationUnit (UK), DfES• Raising Attainment in the Former Coalfield Areas for the DfES• advising Rotterdam City Education Department (the Netherlands) onits program for combating underachievement• Effective School Improvement Project for the European Union, withcolleagues from eight countries.Louise presents and consults in many countries.Louise’s many publications include: It’s About Learning (and It’s AboutTime) with Dean Fink and Lorna Earl (2003 - RoutledgeFalmer); NoQuick Fixes: Perspectives on Schools in Difficulty co-edited with KateMyers; and Changing Our Schools with Dean Fink.

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