Leading Curriculum and Assessment
Lead a whole-school approach to curriculum planning, implementation and assessment.
Quality curriculum and assessment design is a crucial component and enabler of excellence in teaching and learning.
Leading Curriculum and Assessment supports you to lead contemporary practices including virtual and remote learning and respond to emerging technologies and the science of learning.
This course is designed to support a team from your school to investigate, analyse and strengthen your current approaches to curriculum and assessment design at the classroom, team and school-wide levels.
Your team will work together to create the conditions for collaborative inquiry and investigation, informed by best-practice approaches to learning. This builds capacity across your school for teachers and students to co-design for deep and inspiring learning, using evidence to ensure optimal progress for all.
This course directly supports the Curriculum Planning and Assessment initiative under the Excellence in the Teaching and Learning priority area within the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO). It also supports enactment of the strategic priority of student voice and agency.
Designed for school teams of 3 participants, including:
- 1 principal
- 2 teacher leaders who have responsibility for curriculum and/or assessment development, including a teacher with classroom teaching responsibilities and a teacher leader with team and/or domain leadership responsibilities.
This team structure supports a whole-school approach to improving curriculum and assessment practice.
Before applying, your team should review the course structure to ensure each member can commit to the significant time and effort required over the 7 months.
This course is facilitated by Dr. Jayne-Louise Collins, Kathy Winton and Larissa Raymond, highly respected and experienced practitioners with both academic and practical expertise.
It was developed by EdPartnerships International, an organisation that works at the forefront of educational leadership and learning excellence through partnership approaches. EdPartnerships International co-designs research, evaluations, professional learning and leadership development.
The overall time commitment is approximately 75 hours per participant, using a range of different modes, with opportunities for asynchronous learning at times that best suit your personal circumstances.
Over 7 months, your school team will engage in and contribute to:
- 6 online workshop days (6 days)
- a self-directed learning (approximately 1 hour per week)
- school team mentoring (approximately 3 hours)
- school team investigations and embedded learning.
Online workshops are delivered over 6 days.
The workshops scaffold course content and facilitate discussion, interaction and knowledge co-creation between you and the facilitators.
View the dates and times per intake by clicking on the ‘View dates and apply’ button.
Asynchronous learning (approximately 1 hour per week) supports and supplements your participation in the online workshop days and includes:
- application of learning.
School team mentoring
You can access 3 hours of mentoring across the duration of the course and a further session following the conclusion of workshop 6. You decide on the focus of the mentoring and the timing/pace.
School team investigations and embedded learning
You will complete a range of investigations embedded into your day-to-day work, including:
- learning conversations with young people and colleagues
- using analysis scaffolds and role-related actions.
You will gain knowledge and understanding of how to:
- strengthen curriculum and assessment designs through learner agency and partnering with community
- improve student learning by better aligning, balancing and connecting local curriculum offerings, informed by the Victorian Curriculum and knowledge of digital technologies
- co-design and collaborate with colleagues and young people to develop curriculum that is responsive to the needs of learners and their local and global contexts.
You will develop the skills to:
- review, analyse and strengthen the quality and design of units of work; this includes considering how all students can actively participate across a range of learning environments (face to face, remote or online)
- use assessment to better understand where learners are in their learning and the implications for teaching in a range of learning environments
- create the cultural conditions that enable continuous, collaborative and inspiring learning for all
- enact these understandings in your local school communities.
This course is significantly subsidised by the Department of Education and Training.
Co-contribution: $847 (incl. GST) for each Victorian government school participant. See Fees and financial support for more information.
Acceptance into this course is dependent on the outcome of a selection process.
- Nominate a team leader for your school team. The team leader will be required to complete the initial application on behalf of the team, by clicking ‘View dates and apply’.
- Once the application is submitted, the team leader will receive further instructions to continue the registration process for the remaining team members.