The A Learner’s Toolkit program, an initiative of the Churchie Research Centre, welcomes teachers to its annual Zoom TeachMeet “A Matter of Translation”. This free and remote professional learning opportunity will take place on Friday the 2nd of September. The TeachMeet will run from 9 am to 11 am. The event coincides with the Queensland schools’ Confirmation Meeting student-free day.

The event will provide an exciting opportunity for teachers to come together to learn and share current classroom practices and strategies derived from the translation of current theories from the cognitive sciences. Come along and find out how teachers are shaping successful, transformational and evidence-informed instruction in their own classrooms daily.

There will be a mix of keynote presentations and concurrent sessions provided by classroom teachers. We are privileged to have two emerging and impactful voices in the global educational landscape share their research and insights. Our keynotes are:

  • Sarah Cottingham (@overpractised) – associate dean of learning design, blogger/podcaster and MA researcher in Educational Neuroscience from the Ambition Institute (UK)
  • Ollie Lovell (@ollie_lovell) – author, podcaster, PhD candidate and teacher from Brighton Grammar School (Victoria)

After the keynote, we will run a series of practitioner-focused workshops. These workshops will be facilitated through Zoom by teachers who have translated the Science of Learning (such as spaced practice, retrieval practice, dual coding, or others) into their classroom practice. The focus of these sessions is to provide tangible examples and insights into how teachers from various contexts and subject areas have translated theory into their practices and to highlight the barriers and enablers experienced through the process.

Expression of Interest to Share Classroom Practice in Workshops  (Registrations close Wednesday 10th August at 3 pm)

Register to attend the TeachMeet  (Registrations close Wednesday 31st August at 3 pm)

The final program will be shared on Friday 19th August.