April 11, 2023

It was wonderful to see the third Science of Learning Leadership Accelerator held in Perth in on 9 and 10 March 2023.  This follows successful SOLLA events being held in Melbourne and Sydney in recent years.  Fogarty Foundation was the major partner for the Perth event, given one of its strategic pillars is to enable Excellence in Teaching in WA. 

SOLLA brought together leaders who are changing practice in classrooms and schools, consistent with the Science of Learning , Science of Reading and knowledge rich curriculum.  As such, it is a high calibre, expert-led professional learning and social movement advocating equity and excellence through Science of Learning informed education across Australia.   

Providing the opportunity to build attendees’ understanding of the Science of Learning, the event also fostered networking with like-minded educators and the chance to hear from global and national experts such as Ben Jensen (Learning First) and Tom Rees (Ambition Institute, UK). 

Highlights of the two day event included a comprehensive overview of the Western Australia’s Quality Teaching Framework and the proposed rollout of this new strategic program of work, and a deep dive into the design and implementation of the Catalyst program, Knowledge Society’s whole system approach to teaching and learning improvement in the Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn.

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