June 2021

Merici College hosted 35 secondary teachers from across the Archdiocese, participating in the High Impact Teaching Practice (HITP) In Action Masterclass session two. Colleges across the Archdiocese have multiple teachers participating in participating in the first wave rollout of HITP In Action, a Catalyst program.

All participating teachers have now completed two of the five practical sessions with Ingrid Sealey from TeachWell and are actively implementing learnt key teaching methodologies in their classrooms.

Teachers participating in HITP in Action Masterclass session 2

Teachers participating in HITP in Action Masterclass session 2

Renee Taylor, Deputy Principal Learning at Merici College, said she was incredibly proud of the eight Merici teachers participating in the program.

“I am blessed to work with some phenomenal teachers who make Merici what it is – a dynamic, effective and caring community. We are excited as a teaching community about what Catalyst can do to help us improve as educators.”

Masterclass facilitators, Ingrid Sealey and Amy McDermott

Masterclass facilitators, Ingrid Sealey and Amy McDermott

A key concept that was taught and demonstrated during the Masterclass was the Daily Review – a teaching practice where students recall information learned in the previous class in a short session (3-5 minutes).

Natalie Fairfax, a teacher, and Head of International Baccalaureate at Merici College, has successfully started to implement the Daily Review in her senior Sociology class.

“I was super excited about the lesson and my students were positive too from their experience of the daily routines,”

The HITP In Action Masterclass series is comprised of five professional learning master classes for secondary teachers in the Archdiocese. This professional learning series is founded in the Science of Learning and Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction.

Learn more about High Impact Teaching Practice.

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