Developing a Collaborative Classroom
Workshop dates, time and location
Date - 1st June 2017
8th August 2017
Time - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: CBC St Kilda, Melbourne
This workshop is designed for
This workshop is designed to combine research, proven strategies and each teacher’s unique classroom practices to empower students to develop the executive skills needed to be optimal collaborators. With reflection, collaboration, and guidance teachers will develop insights into the strengths and weaknesses of their own practice as a means to be more thoughtful, deliberate and effective as they build their competence in collaborative learning.
This workshop is both for the novice and the expert. Questions and thoughts to be considered are….
- What executive skills are at work in collaborative learning?
- Under what conditions does collaboration work best?
- How and when do I find the time to train my students?
- How can I save myself time?
- What do great facilitators do to get the most out of collaborative learning?
- What is my classroom management style and how will this help me to better facilitate collaborative learning?
- What role will technology play in my classroom?
- How can I use collaboration to differentiate to the different ability levels in my classroom?
- How will students be held accountable for their contributions or lack thereof?
- How do I put Hattie’s Visible Learning into action to strengthen collaborative learning?
- How do I ensure students have learned before it is too late and what do I do if they haven’t?
Being led by Lamar Johnson
Lamar is an international educator, who works as a researcher, leader and as a teacher. His career spans across international boarding schools in Africa, Universities and KIPP charter schools in the US, and government and independent schools here in Melbourne Australia. The experience gained as a teacher and leader across various curriculum and pastoral initiatives enables Lamar to offer unique insights which are grounded in research, proven and practiced strategies; insights which empower and motivate students to become independent active agents in learning. Educated first as an Adolescent Psychologist, Lamar went on to gain an Interdisciplinary Master’s where he published his first piece on the representation of students in urban schools. Afterward, he expanded his research as a teacher and leader across similar schools in the United States.
After moving to Melbourne Australia, Lamar gained a Master’s in Education and is currently working as a Year 9 Program Leader and Mathematics and Humanities teacher at a Catholic Boys College in St Kilda. Aside from sharing discernments in curriculum, classroom culture and pastoral program design and implementation, Lamar is passionate about relationships and instructional technology and the role each play in steering teachers and students through education’s technological revolution.