Learning Sprints Into Action
2-Day Program

A practical process for improving student achievement and learning progress in your school

An intensive 2-day program run over 4-12 weeks with embedded school impact work between each day. This program is designed for teams of senior leaders and lead teachers to equip them to lead sprints in their school for improvement of learning outcomes. 

Who is it for?

For principals, senior leaders, team leaders, lead teachers and anyone in a school or system leadership role. 

Key learning outcomes

  • Identify and focus on one area of student learning for rapid improvement
  • Develop the capacity to create agile learning teams and support the development of collective efficacy
  • Understand the core conditions required for effective disciplined inquiry including - time, team norms, leadership, and evidence – and plan for success
  • Continuously review progress and adapt the method for your unique school context

The benefits

  • Create a culture of continuous improvement and collective action
  • Gain more impact from the collaboration time you already have available
  • Support educators to collectively plan and evaluate their impact
  • Meaningfully embed the use of evidence throughout the teaching and learning process
  • Build the capacity to rapidly improve outcomes through short, focused cycles of work

Overview

The expectations for improving student learning outcomes across Australian schools have never been higher. Leaders and educators need more effective approaches to meeting the needs of diverse learners and ensuring that all students are making growth in literacy and numeracy, as well as other valued educational outcomes.

Our approach

A Learning Sprint is a team-based method for improving student outcomes in your school. Harnessing the collaborative time that you already have available, our approach can help your school to rapidly improve outcomes through building the collective efficacy of your teachers. Our process draws on the latest research and highly effective improvement processes from both inside and outside education. 

Learning Sprint Method

Learning Sprint Method

 


Teachers comments...

The program has encouraged me to re-think my approach to leading change and provided a set of radically different strategies that I believe will lead to sustainable improvement in my school.
The program was great – it was the best, most practical professional development day I’ve been to in ages! Working with “sprints” with our teachers has been very successful and I look forward to moving from implementing the “prototype Sprint” to the real deal.
It was inspirational and transforming.
The best training I have ever had. I am walking away with a wealth of knowledge and understand and the desire to continue to make teaching and learning better in my school.
This program is valuable because of its ability to be applied to all contexts. It’s a short, achievable and effective process.
This is a realistic program to improve student achievement – it helps teachers focus on improving all students in their class within their class, without having to “add on” another program.
The Improvement Sprints into Action program is not an add on. It is doable, achievable and manageable. Sprints is about improving student outcomes, using quality evidence to drive improvement and build collaboration in teams with the same small focus.
The Sprints method is a quick way to use evidence in a faster way to see student improvement. There is no extra work on teachers. It’s about collecting data and proving outcomes, but is much quicker and more effective.
This program provides a tool for teachers to have a very explicit process to leading outcomes for students at the forefront with their peers.
I walked away with a plan to take back to school, scaled at a level that will enable students to develop a skill across a short period of time.
The Learning Sprints Program has given our Middle Leaders both skills and confidence to lead their teams to rapidly improve student learning outcomes.
I really appreciate the structure of the program and the time for exploring and then ‘diving deep’ to talk, share and draw on the collective knowledge of the group. I love the model – it’s probably the most logical, sensible and ‘doable’ approach I’ve seen to improvement – the missing piece.
This program has shifted my mindset and helped me get more focused on the essentials of my position. I have learned to take small steps to have bigger impact!
I have been teaching for over 28 years. This is hands down one of the best professional development workshops I have ever attended. THIS program gives you time to reflect and to learn from the other experts in the room.
Highly recommend it.
Very practical, aligned to the real work of schools/teachers and students. Love the idea of small is the new big!
I love how this process can fit within current work to accelerate learning.
I found the most valuable part of the program was that it provides a means of getting to the really challenging aspects of teaching in a team context. It means we can address the “hard stuff” that teachers avoid or sometimes cannot identify. It helped us create a clear plan of future action.
This program provides a clear goal and process for a new master teacher.
This is a real framework to allow teachers to have data conversations that are deep and meaningful leading into improved outcomes for all students.
The Improvement Sprints into Action program is very relevant to my work. It’s very practical and has given me a clear process and tools to implement immediately.
The practicality and manageability level of the Sprints process is the best part of the program. The rationale behind it fits so well with the messy complexity of teaching. It helps change the focus from teaching practice to student outcomes through effective practice.