July 2023

Catalyst has been featured in a three-part series on the popular Knowledge for Teachers podcast, hosted by Brendan Lee.

Brendan, an experienced school teacher who has developed a passion for the Science of Learning, shares his insights in his weekly podcasts. This podcast series on Catalyst provided insight into the practical elements of implementing an evidence-based teaching approach and how to embed the Science of Reading and Learning into any classroom.

Ross Fox, Director of the Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn (CECG) was the first guest in the series. He spoke about the vision behind Catalyst and his personal Science of Learning journey, including the process that he and the CECG team have gone through to implement Catalyst across the 56 schools in the system.

Listen to Ross Fox’s episode

Patrick Ellis, Education Lead for Catalyst was interviewed for the second episode in the series which focused on the implementation process, the challenges they faced, and what they learned.

Listen to Patrick Ellis’s episode

In the third and final podcast, Brendan spoke to Johanna Wain (Principal), Jennifer Smith (Coordinator) and Rebecca Brady (Teacher) from St Bernard’s Primary School where Catalyst has been implemented throughout the school.

The podcast with St Bernard’s staff focused on how and why they started their Catalyst journey, navigated challenges along the way and key elements for any teacher or school who are looking at implementing a Science of Learning and Reading informed approach.

Listen to the St Bernard’s Bateman’s Bay episode

Make sure you also check out the Catalyst podcast, Teacher Insights here: https://catalyst.cg.catholic.edu.au/resources/teacher-insights-ross-fox/

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