Lyn Sharratt combines scholarship, proven work in the trenches and on top of it is a great trainer. She excels at making key concepts for improvement come alive. People not only leave her sessions pumped up, they actually put things into practice. They are inspired but they also learn powerful new ideas and strategies for success.
Dr. Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto
I just wanted to thank you again for a great day and reflect on the power of the learning that occurred today as a team. The opportunities to work together aren’t always easy to generate and the interactions today were the most vibrant and unified I’ve witnessed in our mixed groups. The engagement and attention to tasks was obvious and I felt a real commitment and excitement about our shared journey. You made the learning both fun and empowering which is of course what we wish for our students.
Looking forward to Monday and observing how our school’s participation matches our own.
Have a great weekend
Project Officer, Science and Innovation
Catholic Education Services
I really enjoyed meeting you today and having the privilege of introducing you. I am in awe of your work and passion!
There were so many people who commented to me that for them, your presentation was the highlight of the Conference.
The photos below were taken by the professional conference photographer. I will also send you the ones which I took.
I wish you well for the next two Forums, your stay in Melbourne and a safe flight Home!
Coralee Pratt A/Area Executive Director
Bayside Peninsula Area
South-Eastern Victoria Region
Department of Education and Training
Dr. Lyn Sharratt, Feb. 25, 2017 (updated June, 2017)
How does a district move from pockets of improvement in some schools to improvement in most schools and most classrooms, then importantly to improvement in every school, in every classroom? In other words, how does a system or district move to ALL students showing growth and achievement? There is much hard work involved as you build your learning culture and develop staff capacity over time. It must be our common goal to enhance learning outcomes for students wherever they happen to be learning. That is why we have taken our collaborative process to an international audience.
As I have worked “Putting Faces on the Data” in Australia, educators in many other locations have also become involved. It has been exciting to work with colleagues in Australia, Chile, Spain, the USA, and across Canada. We have learned many things together, such as: the importance of using Protocols when developing cultures of learning; the specificity needed in deconstructing Learning Intentions and co-constructing Success Criteria; creating Data Walls and collaboratively taking students’ FACES to Case Management Meetings to know every student; and how to use assessment data to inform instructional practices the very next minute.
On May 3, 2017, I was in Perth, Scotland along with my colleagues Beate Planche and Maggie Ogram to participate in the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) conference where we focused on Collaboration Networks for Learning. At our session, participants learned about the practices that help schools move forward on their collaborative learning journey individually and as networks. The latest international work we have each undertaken continues to inform the work we are doing together to find the most successful collaborative approaches.
If you were unable to attend, please get in touch so we can determine how to get these effective practices into your school district.
Stay tuned to this blog for further updates on upcoming international sessions.