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Pre and Post Conference Sessions


Learn more and join us for these pre-conference workshops on July 10, 2016*! Bundle it with your Annual Visible Learningplus Conference registration, or attend just these sessions as a standalone learning experience!

*Each pre- and post-conference workshop is ticketed separately.

July 10: Pre-Conference Workshops

Agile Leadership for Learning with Simon Breakspear 
Agile leadership is a clear, three-step framework for action that enables you to drive impactful change for better teaching and learning. Gain continual improvement by being equipped to tackle the most important problems of practice in your school, despite complexity and resistance.

Common Formative Assessments 2.0 with Larry Ainsworth
Common formative assessments provide timely, vital feedback to transform student learning, but how do you create them? Discover how you can collaboratively design quality formative assessments directly aligned to learning intentions and success criteria to ensure greater student learning! 

Deep Equity with Gary Howard
Learn how to challenge institutional biases and norms through systemic equity work and courageous leadership. This institute introduces you to Gary Howard’s powerful, five-phased approach of Deep Equity—a unique, proven, capacity-building approach to cultural competence and culturally responsive teaching based on open dialogue and constructive collaboration. 

High-Impact Instruction with Jim Knight
What teaching practices have the greatest impact on student learning? Jim Knight and his researchers have been exploring this question, and the result is the Big Four framework—content planning, formative assessment, engaging instruction, and community building. Whether you’re a coach or a teacher, you’ll learn these high-yield teaching strategies at this institute. 

Leading Impact Teams with Paul Bloomberg and Barb Pitchford
See how Impact Teams scale up teacher expertise through effective collaboration. Impact Teams empower assessment-capable learners by embedding student-centered assessment into classroom culture. A universal 3-step protocol aligns classroom formative assessment practices with the work of teacher teams to understand their impact on student learning and to take collective action. 

Visible Learningplus Foundation Day with Kristin Anderson
The Visible Learningplus Foundation Day is designed to provide you with practical activities and take-away tools. Take your first step in becoming a Visible Learning School—a school that systematically examines effective instructional practice in order to determine the impact on student achievement and learning.

July 13: Post-Conference Institute

Visible Literacy Institute with John Hattie, Doug Fisher, and Nancy Frey
Join John Hattie, Doug Fisher, and Nancy Frey at the Visible Literacy Institute, where you will learn about the Visible Learning research; its connections to surface, deep, and transfer learning as it relates to effective literacy practices; and the tools for measuring your impact on student learning.