Leading Curriculum and Assessment
AudiencePrincipal classLeading teacher
Learn how you can positively impact student outcomes through effective leadership of curriculum planning, implementation and assessment across your school.
Develop the skills you need to analyse school data to:
- evaluate the impact of teaching practice
- monitor student learning progress
- inform instruction
- identify professional learning needs.
Leading Curriculum and Assessment caters to all school settings through contextualised content and applied learning. The course is evidence-informed and draws on a variety of sources, including state curriculum and contemporary research. You will explore how to leverage student voice and agency in the design of curriculum and assessment.
This course directly supports the Curriculum Planning and Assessment dimension under the Excellence in Teaching and Learning priority of the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes.
Designed for school teams that include at least 1 principal class member and 2 leading teachers who have some responsibility for curriculum and/or assessment development.
At least 1 of the leading teachers should have their own classroom teaching responsibilities and 1 should have team or domain leadership responsibilities.
Over 9 months, your team is expected to engage in and contribute to:
- an orientation session prior to application (to make sure the course fits your needs)
- 6 workshop days
- in-school investigations, evidence gathering and context analysis
- regular team meetings to share progress and strategies
- ongoing professional discussions and learning with your staff
- blended learning where individuals and teams can draw upon resources to design for the learning of colleagues and students in their contexts.
By participating in this course, you will develop and understanding of how:
- student agency and partnering with community can strengthen curriculum and assessment
- student learning can be improved by better aligning, balancing and connecting curriculum offerings
- review and analysis can strengthen the quality and design of work units
- assessment can be used to better uncover where students are in their learning and the implications for teaching
- to create and shape cultures to enable continuous, collaborative and inspiring learning for all.
The course fees are significantly subsidised by the Department of Education and Training.
At this stage, the co-contribution amount has not been finalised.
The cost covers facilitator support and feedback, learning resources, morning/afternoon tea and lunch at the workshops.
Successful applicants are required to confirm their enrolment with a non-refundable co-contribution to Bastow within 7 working days.
Acceptance into Leading Curriculum and Assessment is dependent on an application process.