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Leadership: Growing school expertise
Leadership: Growing school expertise

After surveying staff to assess where their strengths and areas for improvement lie, Principal Daryll Kinnane of Maningrida College in the Northern Territory began working on the next steps for growing the college as a Professional Learning Community (PLC).

Professional Learning Teams in small schools
Professional Learning Teams in small schools

Principal Kerrie Russell explains why Professional Learning Communities with a particular focus on feedback were implemented at Alice Springs School of the Air, and how they could be set up with a small team of teaching staff.

Learning driven by students’ interests
Learning driven by students’ interests

In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby speaks to Katherine Stennett about how learning at Mother Teresa Primary is driven by students and their interests, and how staff work together to develop units of work based on this approach.  

Professional learning: Implementing collaborative learning teams
Professional learning: Implementing collaborative learning teams

At Bradshaw Primary School in the Northern Territory, the use of Professional Learning Communities has included implementing Collaborative Learning Teams (CLTs) in order to improve the reading results of students.

Q&A: Research trials in school settings
Q&A: Research trials in school settings

In today’s Q&A, we speak with Dr Drew Miller, a senior lecturer from the University of Newcastle, about what Randomised Controlled Trials involve and how this research method can be beneficial to both the school and educational research communities.    

Connecting research to practice: Effective teaching
Connecting research to practice: Effective teaching

ACER’s Research Conference brings together leading education researchers from Australia and overseas. In today’s article, Professor Geoff Masters AO discusses the aims of the conference and this year’s theme – ‘Teaching practices that make a difference: Insights from research’.

Developing research capacity in teachers
Developing research capacity in teachers

In this program, a group of experienced primary school teachers have become practitioner researchers, focusing on strengthening their practice and improving outcomes for students. Program facilitators Dr Hilary Emery and Dr Neil Saunders share their experience of working with these teachers.

Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education
Connecting the classroom with the community – natural disaster education

Staff at a school in a bushfire-sensitive area have teamed up with their local fire service to deliver a project encouraging students to find new ways to prepare for a natural disaster. Here, we speak to the Assistant Principal about the success of the program.  

Sharing research with parents
Sharing research with parents

Maintaining strong links between families and schools is important to staff at Westgarth Primary School in Melbourne, which is why they work collaboratively with parents and carers to share the latest evidenced-based approaches to teaching and learning.

Authentic teacher professional learning
Authentic teacher professional learning

In this case study, educators from New South Wales outline the development of a teacher professional learning program, run in tandem with a whole school focus on project-based learning.