EDvance Teaching Intensives

By Fogarty EDvance | April 7, 2020

The EDvance Teaching Intensives focus on high-impact instructional strategies for teaching literacy and numeracy in the early years and middle primary.

There is evidence to support the successful application of explicit and direct instruction, particularly for students from disadvantaged communities. Many practitioners are keen to develop skills in this area as part of the ‘toolkit’ for successful teaching.

In 2020, two EDvance Teaching Intensives were hosted concurrently at Balga Primary School (a FED Alumni School). 65 teachers and pre-service teachers participated, including teachers from Fogarty EDvance schools. The Intensives were led by Dr Lorraine Hammond and Brooke Wardana, with support from Balga Primary School staff.

Since 2018, the Fogarty Foundation and Fogarty EDvance have supported 140 teachers to learn and trial high-impact and explicit instruction. Components of the Intensives include:

The program was very highly rated by all respondents

How would you rate the professional learning model of the EDvance Teaching Intensive, compared to other professional learning?

Overall, how would you rate your satisfaction with the EDvance Teaching Intensive?

Overall, how would you rate your satisfaction with the EDvance Teaching Intensive?

5/5 average rating

9.6/10 average rating

9.9/10 average rating

Feedback from attendees

“I was very impressed with the structure of the course. I believe that this course leads to real improvements in content delivery.”

“Loved the fact that the PD was so hands-on. The coaching and feedback was invaluable”

“I honestly could not fault it. It went way beyond my expectation in so many ways”

“I went back and told my Principal and other staff that it was one of the best PL’s that I have ever been on and have highly recommended it to others.”

“Most valuable professional learning I have attended, I am excited to implement EI in my classroom.”

“A fabulous opportunity that I am extremely grateful to have been a part of. This has transformed my practice forever.”

From left to right: Professor Stephen Winn, Head of Education, Edith Cowan University, Mike Wills, acting Principal, Balga Primary School, Anika Blackmore, substantive Principal, Balga Primary School, Lisa Rodgers, Director-General, Department of Education, Caitlyn Fogarty, Executive Officer, Fogarty Foundation, Hon Sue Ellery MLC and Dr Lorraine Hammond AM, Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University

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