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Building and Developing Visible Learners – Ainsley Rose

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  • Building and Developing Visible Learners
    September 28, 2017
    8:30 am - 3:15 pm

Eligible for Illinois PD Credit and CEU Credit                                                                                                                                 A Building and Developing Visible Learners workbook is included ($25.00 value).

Ainsley Rose was the former director of education and curriculum for the Western Quebec School Board in Gatineau, Quebec, and responsible for initiating many systemic changes that continue to impact teaching and learning within the school board today.  With experience as an elementary and secondary classroom teacher and principal, as well as an instructor of graduate level courses for   administrators and pre-service teachers, Ainsley shares  perspectives that resonate with all educators.  Ainsley is a contributing author for three publications: The Teacher as Assessment Leader, The Principal as Assessment Leader and The Collaborative Teacher.   He has also contributed a chapter in a new publication with Lead and Learn Press on 21st Century Schooling and Data Teams, as well as Activate: A Leader’s Guide to People, Practices and Processes.

Building and Developing Visible Learners

Building visible learners is important for the future success of our schools and students.  This workshop develops an understanding of the four dimensions required to be a visible learner and what teachers need to know and do to develop these students in their classrooms and schools.

Short-term success criteria

            By the end of the, you will:

  • be able to describe the characteristics of a visible learner to another teacher.
  • be able to explain to a colleague how to develop a visible learner.
  • Have thought about your own school context and evaluated where you are now and what you need to do next.
  • Know how to target learning through the use of effective learning intentions and co-designed success criteria.
  • Embed into lessons opportunities for self and peer assessment.
  • Identify the mindframes needed to ensure that you have teacher clarity.

Long-term success criteria

  • You will develop visible learners in your classroom or school.

This full-day workshop includes:

Session 1: Introducing the Visible Learner: In this session, you are introduced to the key dispositions and actions of visible learners.  We discuss these dispositions and actions and then consider what we, as school teachers and leaders, need to do in our school/classrooms to develop our students into visible learners.

Session 2: The Visible Learner in Action: This session we’ll discuss what are the dispositions we value in our learners, and – more importantly – how do we consistently and rigorously develop these dispositions within our learning programs?

Session 3: Mindframes for Teachers: What is most important is that teaching is visible to the student and that the learning is visible to the teacher.  The more the student becomes the teacher and the more the teacher becomes the learner, then the more successful are the outcomes.

Session 4: The Visible Teacher in Action:  In this session we now turn our attention to the actions, strategies, and approaches that inspired and passionate teachers employ to develop the capabilities and characteristics of visible learners.

Session 5: Evaluation and Next Steps:  This session is a chance to reflect on what we have learned – to identify in yourself one or two aspects that you may need to find out more about and to work on to develop particular qualities or characteristics in your learners.

Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00am-8:30am

Lunch provided




550 Shriners Drive, Addison, Illinois, 60101, United States