Visible Learningplus professional development is designed to provide the clarity you need to focus on the practices that have the highest impact on student achievement, according to the research by Professor John Hattie.

Find out more about our professional learning services below.

To bring Visible Learning to your school and start your Visible Learning Journey, please submit your request here.

School Impact Process

Designed to enhance the capability of school leaders and teachers, the Visible Learningplus School Impact Process combines the workshop components of the Foundation Series and Insides Series with assessments and Impact Coaching workshops to build internal capability to provide a long-term, sustainable solution to improve student learning and increase schoolwide achievement.

Foundation Series

The Foundation Series will introduce you to the core concepts of Visible Learning and the
research of John Hattie. Through the lens of the Visible Learning evidence, you will be able to
focus on what works best. Note, Foundation Day must be completed first.

  • Foundation Series
    Foundation Day

    The Foundation Day shares with you the results of 25+ years of research into what really works best in education. For so long in education, we seem to have been on the hunt for the next best thing - this research makes us stop and think about the vast amount we already know and take stock about what really does make the difference to student learning. 

  • Foundation Series
    Evidence into Action Day One

    This day introduces the type of evidence that can be used to prioritise the direction of your school and the VL tools available including the Visible Learning Matrix, to support this. At the end of this day, we will be providing a checklist of the evidence the team will be expected to gather to bring to the Evidence into Action Day Two.

  • Foundation Series
    Evidence into Action Day Two

    Participants return, with their evidence to focus on visible learners, teachers and school systems:

    • Analyse the extent data and evidence drive practice in the school
    • Define school aspirations
    • Identify and determine priorities and targets
    • Define required knowledge and practices
    • Develop an action plan including the monitoring of progress
    • Introduce change management concepts to complete a Visible Learning plan for your school.
  • Foundation Series
    Evidence into Action Three

    Continuing to gather, collate and examine evidence from your class(es) and transfer this into action that will make a positive difference to the outcomes of students in your school beyond your first Visible Learningplus year. This facilitated workshop supports the use of current data to develop your next year’s action plan to support ongoing improvements for student learning.

  • Foundation Series
    Visible Learning into Action for Teachers One

    Apply the Visible Learning research into what really works best in education. This is the first of a 2-day program during which we will learn how to gather, collate and examine evidence from your class(es) and transfer this into action that will make a positive difference to the outcomes of students in your school.

  • Foundation Series
    Visible Learning into Action for Teachers Two

    Data and evidence drive professional learning and development and classroom practice. This is the second of a 2-day program during which we will gather, collate and examine evidence from your class(es) and transfer this into action that will make a positive difference to the outcomes of students in your school. How can our data inform us all of our impact on student learning and achievement?

Inside Series

The Inside Series supports deep implementation of Visible Learning strategies throughout your
school. The series can be completed as an adjunct to the Foundation Series or be attended as
stand-alone professional learning and development days.

  • Inside Series
    Creating Effective Assessments for Teaching and Learning Using the SOLO Taxonomy

    There are many ways to collect information about what students know wand can do in their learning. One of the ways is by using tests. If you are planning to use effect sizes to track student growth, you need to develop reliable tests. This seminar will help you to create effective pre-and post-tests using the SOLO taxonomy as the framework for effective and reliable design.

  • Inside Series
    Feedback that Makes Learning Visible

    In this workshop, we look closely at what effective feedback is and how you can get the greatest impact from the feedback that you give. We also consider the feedback that teachers receive and how to make a positive difference to the outcomes for students in your school.

  • Inside Series
    Using Data to Evaluate Your Impact

    Continuing to gather, collate and examine evidence from your class(es) and transfer this into action that will make a positive difference to the outcomes of students in your school beyond your first Visible Plearningplus year. This facilitated workshop supports the use of current data to develop your next year’s action plan to support ongoing improvements for student learning.

  • Inside Series
    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 / schools.

  • Inside Series
    Mindframes for Impact

    This workshop is designed so that you can learn more about what mindframes for impact look and sound like in action and to provide you with some frameworks, tools, and resources with which you can continue to evaluate and monitor the mindframes of teachers and/or students you work with.

  • Inside Series
    How Students Learn

    During this workshop you will learn about important new research being conducted by Professor John Hattie and colleagues from Melbourne University Education Research Institute and the Science of Learning Research Centre, about the science behind how we learn.

Collaborative Impact Series

The Visible Learningplus Collaborative Impact Program is a professional learning and change
program that supports systems to bring about ongoing and long-lasting improvement in school,
classroom and student performance.

This Program is co-designed and implements by the Visible Learningplus team with the active
involvement of groups and individuals in all parts of the education system, including education
policy leaders, school leaders, impact coaches, inspired and passionate teachers, visible learners
and their families and local communities.

  • Collaborative Impact Series
    Impact Coach One

    This workshop is part of the Collaborative Impact Program. It is the first of a 2-day impact coach training program. It introduces the model of school improvement and change and outlines the expectations and responsibilities of the impact coach role. Impact coaches learn strategies and skills to be effective in their role and develop a plan of how to support the implementation of the program in their school.

  • Collaborative Impact Series
    Impact Coach Two

    This workshop is part of the Collaborative Impact Program . It is the second of a 2-day impact coach training program. In this workshop, impact coaches reflect on where they are up to with their Visible Learning journey and further develop their skills and capabilities to support the implementation of the program in their school(s). They also grow their understanding of how to conduct open-to-learning conversations and classroom observations.

  • Collaborative Impact Series
    Evidence Into Action Three (Impact cycle 2)

    This workshop supports the planning for those schools that are about to start the second impact cycle of the Collaborative Impact Program. You will have the opportunity to explore the dat you’ve collected in your school in order for you to plan actions that will make a positive difference to the outcomes for the students in your school. We’ll draw on the evidence from the Visible Learning research to help prioritise where to put your time.

  • Collaborative Impact Series
    Evidence Into Action Four (Impact cycle 3)

    This workshop supports the planning for those schools that are about to start the third impact cycle of the Collaborative Impact Program. You will have the opportunity to explore the data you’ve collected in your school in order for you to plan actions that will make a positive difference to the outcomes for the students in your school. We’ll draw on the evidence from the Visible Learning research to help prioritise where to put your time.

  • Collaborative Impact Series
    Evidence Into Action Five (Impact cycle 4)

    This workshop supports the planning for those schools that are about to start the third impact cycle of the Collaborative Impact Program. You will have the opportunity to explore the data you’ve collected in your school in order for you to plan actions that will make a positive difference to the outcomes for the students in your school. We’ll draw on the evidence from the Visible Learning research to help prioritise where to put your time.