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Schools webinar: School improvement – exploring the research and practical strategies

Watch Dr Linda Bendikson discuss the research on school improvement as well as providing practical advice and strategies for senior leaders looking to undertake improvement journeys in their schools. Dr Bendikson has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of school improvement having been the director of the University of Auckland Centre for Educational Research, a primary school principal, and a regional manager responsible for School Performance for the Ministry of Education. She currently is a schooling improvement consultant working beside leaders at both the system and school level in both New Zealand and internationally.

To help you navigate the webinar easily, there is a list of the key topics covered in the session below, including the time each was discussed. The key ideas discussed in this webinar are also shared in a short insight article.

Topics discussed in this webinar

Times shown in minutes and seconds from the start of the video

1.03:What is meant by school improvement?
2.22:The Inquiry learning in action model
3.43: How to identify and prioritise areas for action
7.11: Identifying the causes of the particular challenge being focused on
9.36: How to utilise data and evidence for improvement
11.45:Using student and teacher voice
14.54: The role of the leader in school improvement
17.26:Data conversations
18.40: The role of teacher leaders
20.42: Where to go for external support and advice during improvement journeys
22.44: The factors associated with successful school improvement
27.37: Addressing silos within schools – balancing school wide and department or syndicate goals
31.14: Mediating between long term and short term goals
35.00:How to utilise the current context as an opportunity for change and improvement