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Annual Conference 2020

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ACT Education Directorate

Faculty of Education

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Showcasing the collaboration between
University of Canberra
and the
ACT Education Directorate
through the
Affiliated Schools Program.

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TimeEvent
8:30 Pre-conference activities
9:00 – 9:15 Acknowledgement and welcome to conference
9:15 – 10:00 Keynote Address #1 - Director General, ACT Education Directorate
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Tea - access to student posters
10:30 – 11:30 Workshop Session #1 - UC and Directorate research
11:30 – 12:30Workshop Session #2 - Affiliated Schools Research Program overviews
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch - access to student posters
1:15 – 2:00 Keynote Address #2 - Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Canberra
2:00 – 3:00Workshop Session #3 - Teachers as Researcher sessions
3:00 – 4:00Mentor and School Placement Awards
4:00

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Student Posters

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Acknowledgement and Welcome

This session is hosted by our hard working Conference Organisers

Brooke Walsh - Education Directorate
Emily Hills - Faculty of Education

A highlight of the session is the

Acknowledgement of Country

presented by students of

Giralang Primary School

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Keynote #1

Collaboration and innovation in a Disrupted Education World

Katy Haire
Director General, ACT Education Directorate

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Morning Tea

Student Posters

Whilst we break from the conference proceedings, please take the time to view the research posters produced by a cohort of our 4th year undergraduate pre-service teachers.

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Workshop Session #1

There are 3 x 20 minute timeslots in this hour.

There are 3 sessions running concurrently in each of the 3 timeslots.

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10:30 to 10:50 - ESO

TitlePresenter(s)OutlineJoin
Take the Lead With eSafety Nicole Agius Nicole Agius will showcase the responsive and proactive support provided to our ACT Public School students in the eSafety space, in consultation with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, the AFP and ACT Policing.

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Embedding Cultural Integrity in ACT public schools
Beth Craddy
You will learn about the fundamental principles of Cultural Integrity, why it is important, the support offered to ACT Public Schools.

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Positive Behaviour for Learning
Simone Dawson

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is a framework that schools use to get everyone – students, staff, families and the school community - on the same page to create a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.

PBL is an international evidence-based whole school process which can be implemented in any school setting to support students from pre-school through to Year 12. Join with us to learn about the implementation of this successful whole school approach.

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10:50 to 11:10 - Schools

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The Place of the Arts in a School Improvement Journey Ainslie Primary School Team Ainslie Primary School will showcase their Creative in Residence initiative, including its role in developing future focused teachers.

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Personalising the Learning through multi-age and multi-stage Margaret Hendry School Team Margaret Hendry School will introduce and explore the key facets of the school’s innovative approach to teaching and learning.

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Empowering staff to lead improvementMount Stromlo High School TeamMount Stromlo will discuss the critical role of a culture of leadership and learning among staff, and consider the measurement of impact on student outcomes.

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11:10 to 11:30 - Faculty of Education

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Inclusive Education and ILPsMichaela Vergano This presentation will report a current study with secondary teachers on development of ILPS. Participants will gain an insight into what information is on an ILP and how teachers might look at the document to understand ILP process prior to teachers implementing the plan in a classroom. A discussion could occur around improving professional learning to support teachers’ understanding of the requirements of filling in ILPS.

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STEM in the Early Years (ELSA) Dr Ilyse Resnick My research supports reasoning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the early years. This work is part of the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) program, which is comprised of digital applications and off-app activities that encourage children to play, experiment and make sense of the world around them. The Experience-Represent-Apply pedagogical framework is used to provide explicit intentional teaching moments in a play-based environment.

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Enhancing leaders and teachers decisions about self-regulated learning Assistant Professor Shyam Barr This presentation will report an extensive study that occurred with school middle-leaders (e.g., Heads of Department) and teachers at a K-12 school in Melbourne between 2018-2019. Attendees will gain an insight into school middle-leaders and teachers’ thinking about self-regulated learning, and how it influences teaching practice. Furthermore, a case will be made for enhancing professional education structures to support the promotion of self-regulated learning in schools.

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Workshop Session #2

There are 4 consecutive presentations in this session.

There is one Event for each presentation.
Note - This arrangement is updated.

TimeTitlePresenter(s)OutlineJoin
11:30 Self-regulation matters: Examining how an inclusive play-based program can enhance pre-schoolers’ transition to school Dr Deborah Pino-Pasternack
Professor Barbara Pamphilon
Dr Kym Simoncini
Dr Zinnia Mevawalla
Nancy Perry
Simon Barker
Katie Brown
Samantha Willey
A project proposed by Deborah Pino-Pasternak, Barbara Pamphilon, Kym Simoncini, Zinnia Mevawalla and Nancy Perry to be undertaken in collaboration with Isabella Plains Early Childhood School, Communities@Work, Franklin School and Anglicare.

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11:45 Building Cultural Integrity with ‘Country as Teacher’: Investigating teacher engagement with pedagogies of Indigenous knowledge and being Dr David Spillman
Assistant Professor Ben Wilson
Associate Professor Katharine McKinnon
Chris Shaddock
Lisa Ison
A project proposed by David Spillman, Ben Wilson, Katharine McKinnon, Chris Shaddock and Lisa Ison to be undertaken in collaboration with Kaleen and Giralang Primary Schools.

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12:00 Digital Pedagogies before, during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic Dr Christina Lommatsch
Dr Tracy Logan
Mr Garrett Lommatsch
Professor Barney Dalgarno
Rebecca Gill
Linda Jakabwere
A project proposed by Christina Lommatsch, Tracey Logan, Garrett Lommatsch, Barney Dalgarno, Rebecca Gill and Linda Jakabwere to be undertaken in collaboration with UC Lake Ginninderra College, Alfred Deakin High School and Amaroo School.

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12:15 Implementing personalised wellbeing learning at Maribyrnong Primary: A wellbeing pedagogy professional learning and action-research initiative Dr Thomas Nielsen
Dr Jennifer Ma
Anna Thorpe
A project proposed by Dr Thomas Nielsen, Dr Jennifer Ma and Anna Thorpe to be undertaken in collaboration with Maribyrnong Primary School.

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Lunch

Student Posters

Whilst we break from the conference proceedings, please take the time to view the research posters produced by a cohort of our 4th year undergraduate pre-service teachers.

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Keynote #2

Affiliated Schools: A partnership towards excellent teacher education, empowered teachers and student centred outcomes

Barney Dalgarno
Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, UC

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Workshop Session #3

There are 4 x 15 minute timeslots in this hour.

There are 2 sessions running concurrently in each of the 4 timeslots.

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2:00 to 2:15

TitlePresenter(s)OutlineJoin
Encouraging students to know, understand and care for their local places Giralang Primary Teachers as Researchers Team Staff at Giralang Primary School and Kaleen Primary School have engaged in an action research project focusing on how to encourage students to know, understand, and care for their local places. Each teacher has adapted an existing unit of work so that this focus is now both implicit and explicit within class activities. They have also kept journals of their growing understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing being and doing that has been developed through several PD sessions and meetings with Indigenous staff from the University of Canberra.

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Facilitating authentic connections with families: perceived barriers and facilitators to family-school connections Margaret Hendry Teachers as Researchers Team The Margaret Hendry community is formed by a wide range of families, a cohort diverse in their languages and cultures. In our Teachers as Researchers project we have focused on the following questions: How can we facilitate authentic connections with families? What are the perceived barriers and facilitators in enhancing family-school connections? In this presentation we will describe our school context, we will present some preliminary data on our initial conversations with families and we will outline plans for the future.

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2:15 to 2:30

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Encouraging students to know, understand and care for their local places Kaleen Primary Teachers as Researchers Team Staff at Giralang Primary School and Kaleen Primary School have engaged in an action research project focusing on how to encourage students to know, understand, and care for their local places. Each teacher has adapted an existing unit of work so that this focus is now both implicit and explicit within class activities. They have also kept journals of their growing understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing being and doing that has been developed through several PD sessions and meetings with Indigenous staff from the University of Canberra.

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TRACK – Stepping Into Learning Alfred Deakin High School Teachers as Researchers Team

This session gives an overview of the Track program (Tier 3 Intervention – education program). The session will provide theoretical underpinnings that have shaped the nature and direction of the program. It will walk you through ADHS’ journey of research, implementation and review.

We will share our use of data and a case study that we have used to review our progress in re-engaging students with challenging learning behaviours.

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2:30 to 2:45

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Facilitating effective transitions into preschool IPECS Teachers as Researchers Team This year Isabella Plains Early Childhood School has undertaken research on transitions. As an Early Childhood School, we are committed to ensuring that we continue to enhance our transition practices, both from education and care services to school and at key transition points throughout schooling at IPECS. The introduction of three year old preschool at our site this year, provided a further imperative to review current transition practices to ensure a targeted and differentiated approach to transitions for children from different backgrounds, including those who identify as vulnerable.

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Learners Doing the Heavy Lifting Bonython Primary School Teachers as Researchers Team Bonython’s pedagogy of choice is Inquiry Learning. Our curriculum implementation includes a ‘split screen’ approach developing learners’ conceptual understanding alongside capabilities and skills for learning. We call these the Learning Assets (Kath Murdoch, 2015) which focus on developing the ability of learners to think, research, communicate, collaborate and self-manage. Our project is exploring this focus across our school to empower learners to take control of their learning.

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2:45 to 3:00

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Conversation protocols for peer-to-peer professional conversations Campbell High School Teachers as Researchers Team At Campbell High we have undertaken a project to find a conversation protocol to discuss practice on a peer to peer level. A focus group was tasked with researching and trialling different coaching styles and classroom observation feedback models. The group is now in the process of making recommendations with a view to creating a Campbell specific model to discuss practice.

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Getting it “Write”: Supporting learning of EALD students Maribyrnong Primary Teachers as Researchers Team Drawing on successful strategies for working with EAL/D learners trialled in a 2019 Teachers as Researchers study, the 2020 project was designed to further extend the successful strategies to a Tier 3 personalised intervention program. The focus students of the project were in receipt of a targeted and personalised mode of literacy curriculum delivery. The delivery of the personalised program included online lessons from both their classroom and dedicated intervention and/or EAL/D teachers. Additional support for parents and carers of EAL/D students during the ‘learning from home’ delivery method was also offered. An evaluation of this program will be presented as a qualitative case study at the conference this year.

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Mentor and School Placement Awards

Please get comfortable and enjoy the excitement of the Annual Mentor and School Placement Awards through which the contributions of mentors and schools to the professional development of our pre-service teachers are acknowledged and celebrated.

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Live Meeting

Session Presenter Name Title of Presentation Email Address
Session 1 - ESO Nicole Agius Take the lead with eSafety nicole.agius@act.gov.au
Beth Craddy Embedding Cultural Integrity in ACT Public Schools beth.craddy@act.gov.au
Simone Dawson Positive Behaviour for Learning
Session 1 - Schools Ainslie Primary School Team The place of Arts in a School Improvement Journey wendy.cave@ed.act.edu.au
Margaret Hendry School Team Personalising the learning through multi-age and multi-stage maxine.galante@ed.act.edu.au
Mount Stromlo High School Team Empowering Staff to Lead School Improvement at Mount Stromlo High School prue.gill@ed.act.edu.au
Session 1 - UC Michaela Vergano Inclusive Education and ILPs michaela.vergano@canberra.edu.au
Dr Ilyse Resnick STEM in the Early Years (ELSA) ilyse.resnick@canberra.edu.au
Assistant Professor Shyam Barr Enhancing leaders and teachers decisions about self-regulated learning shyam.barr@canberra.edu.au
Session 2 - AS Research Overviews

Dr Deborah Pino-Pasternack
Professor Barbara Pamphilon
Dr Kym Simoncini
Dr Zinnia Mevawalla
Nancy Perry
Simon Barker
Katie Brown
Samantha Willey

Self-regulation matters: Examining how an inclusive play-based program can enhance pre-schoolers’ transition to school deborah.pino-pasternak@canberra.edu.au
barbara.pamphilon@canberra.edu.au
kym.simoncini@canberra.edu.au
zinnia.mevawalla@canberra.edu.au 
simon.barker@ed.act.edu.au
katie.brown@ed.act.edu.au
samantha.willey@commsatwork.org 
Dr David Spillman
Assistant Professor Ben Wilson
Associate Professor Katharine McKinnon
Chris Shaddock
Lisa Ison
Building Cultural Integrity with ‘Country as Teacher’: Investigating teacher engagement with pedagogies of Indigenous knowledge and being david.spillman@canberra.edu.au
ben.wilson@canberra.edu.au
katharine.mckinnon@canberra.edu.au
christopher.shaddock@ed.act.edu.au
lisa.ison@ed.act.edu.au 
Dr Christina Lommatsch
Dr Tracy Logan
Garrett Lommatsch
Professor Barney Dalgarno
Rebecca Gill
Linda Jakabwere
Digital Pedagogies Before, During and after the COVID-19 Pandemic christina.lommatsch@canberra.edu.au
tracy.logan@canberra.edu.au
garrett.lommatsch@canberra.edu.au
barney.dalgarno@canberra.edu.au
Dr Thomas Nielsen
Dr Jennifer Ma (Faculty of Health)
Anna Thorpe
Implementing personalised wellbeing learning at Maribyrnong Primary: A wellbeing pedagogy professional learning and action-research initiative thomas.nielsen@canberra.edu.au
jennifer.ma@canberra.edu.au
anna.thorpe@ed.act.edu.au
Session 3 - TaR Sharing Sessions Giralang Primary Teachers as Researchers Team Encouraging students to know, understand and care fo their local places david.spillman@canberra.edu.au
ben.wilson@canberra.edu.au
lisa.ison@ed.act.edu.au
shaun.grandi@ed.act.edu.au
stephanie.garratt@ed.act.edu.au
sally.gladwin@ed.act.edu.au 
Margaret Hendry Teachers as Researchers Team Facilitating authentic connections with families: perceived barriers and facilitators to family-school connections deborah.pino-pasternak@canberra.edu.au
margie.appel@canberra.edu.au
anupma.lall@ed.act.edu.au
maxwell.dekievith@ed.act.edu.au
zoe.hayes@ed.act.edu.au 
Kaleen Primary Teachers as Researchers Team Encouraging students to know, understand and care fo their local places david.spillman@canberra.edu.au
ben.wilson@canberra.edu.au
kelly.turner@ed.act.edu.au
danielle.o'connor@ed.act.edu.au
sarah.crawford@ed.act.edu.au
matthew.stretton@ed.act.edu.au
christopher.shaddock@ed.act.edu.au 
Alfred Deakin High School Teachers as Researchers Team TRACK – Stepping Into Learning katherine.stretton@ed.act.edu.au
michaela.vergano@canberra.edu.au
Isabella Plains Early Childhood School (IPECS) Teachers as Researchers Team Facilitating effective transitions into preschool ellen.tyrrel@ed.act.edu.au
tanya.lawson@ed.act.edu.au
erica.teding@ed.act.edu.au
kylie.neylan@ed.act.edu.au
katie.brown@ed.act.edu.au
emily.hills@canberra.edu.au
Bonython Primary School Teachers as Researchers Team Learners Doing the Heavy Lifting chris.morrissey@canberra.edu.au
marc.warwick@ed.act.edu.au
benjamin.white@ed.act.edu.au
amelia.clay@ed.act.edu.au
kyleigh.howell@ed.act.edu.au
lisa.o'halloran@ed.act.edu.au
melissa.troth@ed.act.edu.au
gregory.terrell@ed.act.edu.au 
Campbell High School Teachers as Researchers Team Conversation protocols for peer-to-peer professional conversations shyam.barr@canberra.edu.au
caitlin.horan@ed.act.edu.au
adam.king@ed.act.edu.au
amy.lambert@ed.act.edu.au
kate.bolton@ed.act.edu.au 
Maribyrnong Primary Teachers as Researchers Team Getting it “Write”: Supporting learning of EALD students anna.thorpe@ed.act.edu.au
rohan.nethsinghe@canberra.edu.au

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