Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction - A two-day workshop

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Cornish College

65 Riverend Road

Bangholme, VIC 3175


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A two-day workshop for primary and secondary educators

Designing curriculum around concepts creates opportunities for students to make connections, generate inquiry and develop deep conceptual understandings that give added meaning to their worlds. This interactive workshop will give participants the tools to design curriculum that centres around understanding content in relation to transferable concepts and essential understandings that have an impact beyond the classroom.


  • Date: Thursday 31 October and Friday 1 November 2019

  • Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm each day

  • Venue: Cornish College, 65 Riverend Road, Bangholme

This workshop will provide you with knowledge, skills and principles that you can apply immediately in your planning and within your classroom. You'll explore:

  • Elements of the concept-based thinking classroom

  • The shift from a two-dimensional to a three-dimensional classroom

  • The structure of knowledge (Erickson, 1995)

  • The structure of process (Lanning, 2012)

  • Concepts and the Conceptual Lens

  • Writing generalisations to develop deep understandings.

  • The development of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction units

Feedback from previous attendees

"Outstanding, engaging, warm and approachable. Time flew — the true sign of a great PD."

"Fantastic and very informative. Can't wait to get back to my team to share the info!"

"Great level of challenge. I was able to build on prior knowledge. Extremely well-presented, offering great guidance and support!"

"This workshop provides you with knowledge and skills that you can put into practice straight away. It will have a positive impact on your understanding of CBCI and allow you to apply the principles to your planning and teaching immediately."


Early bird (purchase before 12 October)

  • 1x ticket: $400 inc GST per ticket*

  • 2x or more tickets: $380 inc GST per ticket*

Standard (purchase on or after 12 October)

  • 1x ticket: $420 inc GST per ticket*

  • 2x or more tickets: $400 inc GST per ticket*

*price excludes booking fee

Presented by Nicola Forrest
Nicola Forrest, Principal of Cornish College, is a dynamic and engaging speaker who can make complex ideas easy to understand.

Nicola is a strong advocate for educating for a sustainable future, providing students with the skills and drive to seek out opportunities and to make a positive difference and contribution to the world in which they live. Her key focus is on designing and leading an innovative curriculum to meet the College's vision.

Nicola is a certified trainer and presenter for Dr Lynn Erickon's and Dr Lois Lanning's Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction, having gained accreditation at the Certification Institute in the Netherlands.

With extensive experience in leading and designing concept-based curriculum and instruction, inquiry-based learning and curriculum design for sustainability in schools, Nicola has presented professional development programs and workshops at statewide and national conferences, as well as being published.

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Cornish College

65 Riverend Road

Bangholme, VIC 3175


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