EDvance Teaching Intensives
Teaching teachers high impact instruction
The Fogarty Foundation are committed to trialling professional learning models that research suggests are highly effective, but are not always easy for schools to access. There is growing evidence to support the successful application of explicit instruction for teaching new concepts and skills, particularly in disadvantaged communities. Many professionals are keen to develop skills in this area as part of the ‘toolkit’ for successful teaching.
The Fogarty Foundation established the EDvance Teaching Intensives to provide teachers with content, support and practice to teach explicitly. The program was developed from the evidence of how to most effectively support teachers to adopt new practices. Research confirms that 95% of teachers transfer new skills to their teaching practice after receiving ongoing coaching, feedback and support.
The one week intensive was fantastic. As a student who has almost finished my degree, I think this has been the best education in terms of teaching instruction I have received or been exposed to. I cannot wait to implement EDI in the classroom and feel confident it will dramatically improve my teaching.
- 2 programs – Early Childhood and Primary
- 3-5 days of practical PD
- pre-service and experienced teachers
- expert coaches
- Dr Lorraine Hammond
- Brooke Wardana
- a deep understanding of the evidence-based approach to high impact instruction
- modelling of effective practice
- hands-on practice in the delivery of explicit instruction
- several rounds of coaching and feedback
- support from expert leaders in the field
- the opportunity of working directly with student who also benefited from the instructional support
The modelling of lesson delivery and planning is supportive in building confidence in the use of the explicit teaching model. Actually practising with students and colleagues in a hands on way is a much more ‘real’ way of improving skills. It is easier to continue something you have already started, rather than just been told about.