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UNSW Australia - Room 119, Level 1 John Goodsell Building

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Instructional leadership for school improvement
Presenter: A/Prof Scott Eacott

Date: 18 July 2019
Times: 9am-4pm

Teaching is the core business of schools. With teaching well recognized as the leading within-school influence on student outcomes, to improve schools requires explicit attention to teaching. This course focuses on how to lead for instructional improvement.

Initially, the day will focus on gaining clarity regarding the purpose of our work as educators. This clarity is the basis from which we can generate and interpret student data, engage with colleagues to improve practice, and evaluate and improve teaching programs for the goal of enhancing student outcomes.

This clarity provides the markers of coherence from which others judge schools. That is, the degree to which a school explicitly articulates its purpose and the level of alignment in their practices to that purpose.

In an era of increasing scrutiny on schools, through clarity and coherence schools can once again generate their own narratives of what they are about and how they deliver on that promise.

This course works with current and aspiring school leaders to develop a narrative about their school and how they go about delivering on that promise.

  • Provides an approach to articulating, implementing, and expressing a school’s story;
  • Empowers schools to bring about instructional alignment; and
  • Empowers schools to develop, measures, and express what they are about and how they deliver on that promise.

Benefit for teachers / educational leaders

  • Provides an approach to bring clarity to what schools are about, focus on how to make a school operationally coherent with its purpose; and a framework to articulate that school narrative.
  • Empowers educational leaders to frame their own story rather than rely on external measures and judgements.

About the Presenter

Scott Eacott is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at UNSW Sydney and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University Saskatchewan. He is architect of a relational approach to understanding the organization of schools and is widely published with research interests in educational leadership, leadership preparation and development, and strategy in schools. Prior to moving into higher education he worked in a number of schools from remote through to metropolitan. Scott is frequently called upon by schools, systems, and professional associations for his thoughts and input on contemporary school leadership issues.

One of Australia’s leading educational leadership researchers, A/Prof Eacott has produced seven books, over 40 journal articles and many more conference presentations. Current projects include an evaluation of regional school consolidation reforms, a study of the co-opting of digital platforms in school leadership, and an analysis of the cult of the guru in educational leadership. Prior to working in higher education A/Prof Eacott worked in a number of primary schools from remote central schools through to large metropolitan primary schools. More details about his work can be found at http://scotteacott.com and you can connect with him on Twitter through @ScottEacott




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UNSW encourages the use of public transport, click here for public transport options. Please note that if you choose to drive, limited pay per hour parking is available in the car park adjacent to the AGSM Building, on the upper levels as marked. See the UNSW Australia Kensington Campus map hereand download the Lost on Campus app here.

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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Phone: 02 9385 1972
Email: education.events@unsw.edu.au

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