Presentations from AISACT Celebrating Teaching and Learning Events: 2016-2023

Edited on December 13, 2018

The annual AISACT Celebrating Teaching and Learning Event provides an opportunity to hear about and discuss the extensive range of teaching and learning projects and programs that have occurred in Member Schools. Participants come together and celebrate the successes enjoyed, challenges met and lessons learned.

2023 Celebrating Teaching and Learning Presentations

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CGS Learning how to Learn Sarah Dunn

Beyond ACv9_A framework for interdisciplinary and Project-Based Learning_ Iain Robertson

AISACT Vis Art Presentation 2023-final

CGS Aspire Connections between careers Jessica Dietrich

CGS Holistic Student Care Evaluation James Graham

CGS_SAC&RAG2_Evidence in Action_presentation_2023

Chris Brain – Grad Teacher Support Presentation

School Camps – barriers, enabling factors and best practice risk communications – Alex Thompson

Comprehensible Input_ Mei Turnip

Creativity in RJS – Eric Jensen

Feedback_Balancing Workload and Effective Feedback Cycles in Senior English – Rebecca Marston

From flying solo to soaring as a team_ Robert Higginbotham

Implementing a Pastoral Program CGS_Lindsey Hearse

MCC Formation of a Wellbeing Framework Sarah Mahar

Moving Mathematical Mindsets_Jo Hazell

Radford Implementing a whole school approach to MTS Georgia Solomon

Radford Reggio Study Tour B.Dalton N.Sullivan D.Montesin M.Quade

Self-Regulated Learning Program _Glenn Wykes and BCC team

Writer’s Toolbox_Kylie Rose


2022 Celebrating Teaching and Learning Presentations

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Above and Beyond Burgmann Anglican School

A Literacy JourneyTrinity Christian School

Teaching Self Regulation to our Students Radford College Secondary School’s Journey 2020 – 2022

Sports Academy St Edmund’s College

Putting Evidence to Work The process of implementing improvements and innovation in our Economics and Business Department Canberra Grammar School

Making Sense Teaching grammatical cohesion for modes of production in Upper Secondary

Coaching with Canberra Grammar School

Fostering growth mindset through a formative feedback process using data visualization

Scaffolding Literacy A reading into writing pedagogy Canberra Grammar School

Signature Programs 2022 Canberra Girls Grammar School

Evidence in Action Wide Reading Program Radford College

HPE Action Research Daramalan College

A school’s perspective Marist College Canberra

Co-teaching model of instruction – impact student achievement teaching health content in Year 10 HPE Burgman Anglican School

Evidence in Action Data Dashboard Development Burgmann Anglican School

Extension of Literacy Islamic School of Canberra

Strategic Priorities 2019-2022 Trinity Christian School

The Purpose of Education – Human Flourishing Daramalan College

Wellbeing Evidence in Action Islamic School of Canberra

Green Project Presentation Canberra Grammar School

IB Middle Years Programs Canberra Grammar School


2019 Celebrating Teaching and Learning Presentations

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Co-Design and Student Agency in Core PBL_Stephanie Spiller_CGGS

The MCC Instructional Coaching Journey_Loretta McNaught, Kyla Burch_Marist College Canberra

A Study in GRIT_Ben Harris_Burgmann Anglican School

AISACT NCCD Action Research Project_Jane Smith_Radford College

AISACT NCCD Action Research Project_Lisa HIvers, Linda Birzenieks_Galilee School

AISACT NCCD Action Research Project_Naomi Cole_Trinity Christian School

AISACT Evidence into Action project_Supporting Staff to Support Students_Luke Willsmore_Emmaus Christian School

AISACT Evidence into Action project_Designing the Marist Learning Principles_Liam Stakelum_Marist College Canberra

AISACT Evidence into Action project_Providing Real Time Feedback to Facilitate Growth_Marianne Geoghegan_St Edmund’s College

Incorporating Numeracy and ICT in English through Google Cardbard Virtual Reality_Jane Peadon_Daramalan College

Playing Maths in Year 4_Bruce Ferrington and Year 4 Team et al_Radford College Junior School

Studying in Jerusalen with the Gandel Holocaust Studies Program_Jocelyn James_ Covenant Christian School

Voice, Choice, Ownership – an example of agency in action_Nick Martin, Yr 6 Team et al_Radford College Junior School

Open Inquiry with CREST_Engagement in Science for All Students_Lesli Findlay_Covenant Christian School

Redefining Educational Success_Generating a Growth Narrative_Chris De Britt_Daramalan College

Spelling in Kindergarten_Antonella Sassu_Radford College Junior School

Unlocking Creativity_Katie Beresford_Trinity Christian School

Volunteering and Community Engagement in a Trauma Informed Learning Environment_Melissa Smith_Galilee School

Exploring Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy_Emily Begbie, PK Team et al_Radford College Junior School


‘The power of teachers investigating their own practice.’
‘Deeply encouraged by inspirational teachers, leaders and presenters who deliver programs and approaches that inject fuel into pedagogy and contribute strongly to the quality teaching and learning in the ACT Independent schools.’


2018 Celebrating Teaching and Learning Presentations

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Chris De Britt_Driving Improvements in Teaching and Learning_Daramalan College

Jane O’Brien_AD ASTRA Program_Canberra Girls Grammar School

Janelle Horsington and Mai Vannavong_Portfolios in Languages_Canberra Girls Grammar School

Jocelyn James_Fostering Disagreement and Discussion in the Classroom_Covenant Christian School

Leanne McKenzie_Visual Thinking Strategies_Burgmann Anglican School

Lesli Findlay _Engagement in Science_Covenant Christian School

Lucy Cronan_Mentoring Early Career Teachers_Daramalan College

Matthew Calder, Donella Walker, Leigh Southwell_Global Water Issues Project_St Edmunds College

Melissa Musgrove_X2STEM_Canberra Girls Grammar School

Ruby Barber and Messina_Building a Maths Bridge between Primary and Secondary School_Canberra Grammar School

Sophie Peacock, Jenny Missen, Bronwyn Milgate_General Capabilities Observations_Daramalan College


‘There is much to celebrate in regards to the quality of teachers in AISACT schools.’
‘Lots of food for thought about great practice within schools.’


2017 Celebrating Teaching and Learning Presentations

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Breaking Patterns – Canberra Christian School

Entrepreneurs It’s Your Move – Canberra Girls Grammar School

Little Scientist STEM for ELC – Canberra Girls Grammar School

Participating in the Youth Parliament for Sustainability – Trinity Christian School

reSolve – Maths by Inquiry – Radford College and Canberra Girls Grammar School

Using movie stimulus and story maps in Geography – Canberra Girls Grammar School

‘I enjoyed the event and seeing colleagues, old and new, and from mine and other Independent Schools. What a positive time for us all.’


2016 Celebrating Teaching and Learning Presentations

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AISACT – Leadership and Innovation in Education – International Study Tour – Tim McNevin

Brindabella Christian College – The Thinking Frames Approach – Felicity McLure

Burgmann Anglican School – 3D Printing Program – Year 6 medal task – Belinda Chant and Alex Acworth

Canberra Girls Grammar School – English Genius Hour – Geoff Piggott

Canberra Girls Grammar School – Introducing STEM to an already crowed curriculum – Yvonne McGarry and Nicole Mackey

Canberra Montessori School – 3D Printing Program – Simple Machines – Tom Ransom and Vic Micallef

Daramalan College – Emerging Leaders – Health and Physical Education – Transitioning to the Aus Curriculum – Roy Jaques

Radford College – Building ICT Capability to adapt, evolve and innovate – Matthew Heinrich

The Anglican School Googong – Authentic Assessment for Authentic Learning – Ian Hewitt and Claire Dalziel