Great Teaching by Design

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Great Teaching by Design


How do you deliberately turn good ideas into high-impact learning experiences? Research, recommendations and reflection on 'good teaching' are everywhere and widely accessible to all of us. But what works best? The Visible Learning research helps educators answer this question and this course helps answer 'how do we implement what works best'?

Great teaching begins with deliberate decisions made with the intention to design learning that will positively impact students. It is not enough to plan with intention but rather, great teachers engage in a process of implementation and evaluation.

This course is focused on strengthening educator competency in

  • discovering, diagnosing and addressing learning gaps,
  • determining high-impact, evidence-based interventions,
  • quality implementation, and
  • evaluating the impact on learning.


Leave this course with...

  • knowledge of and ideas for engaging with the four stages of the DIIE Impact Model: Diagnosis and Discovery, Intervention, Implementation and Evaluation
  • practical strategies to purposefully and effectively combine your intuition and experience with the latest research on high-impact learning practices
  • stories and best practices in action and examples from schools across Asia-Pacific and North America
  • a supporting resource with further readings and material to assist next steps


This course connects with the SkillsFuture for Educators prioritised areas of practice relating to assessment literacy and differentiated instruction through the lens of Visible Learning by using assessment tools purposefully and effectively to diagnose and address learning gaps and determining high impact instructional strategies to develop students with different strengths, interests and needs to their full potential.

This course is one of a series of courses. Attend one or attend all courses to explore ways of translating new and relevant research into practice.


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The Presenters


Dr John Almarode

Dr John AlmarodeIn addition to his time in PreK – 12 schools and classrooms, he is an Associate Professor and Executive Director of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at James Madison University. At JMU, he works with pre-service teachers and actively pursues his research interests including the science of learning, the design and measurement of classroom environments that promote student engagement and learning.

John and his colleagues have presented their work to the United States Congress, the United States Department of Education as well as the Office of Science and Technology Policy at The White House.

John has authored multiple articles, reports, book chapters, and over a dozen books on effective teaching and learning in today's schools and classrooms. However, what really sustains John and is his greatest accomplishment is his family. John lives in Waynsboro, Virginia with his wife Danielle, a fellow educator, their two children, Tessa and Jackson, and Labrador retrievers, Bella and Dukes.



Ms Lyn Coote

LynCooteLyn Coote has extensive experience working with students, teachers, schools and systems across Asia-Pacific as a teacher, school leader and education consultant. Currently, Lyn is the Professional Learning Leader – Design and Development for Corwin Australia where she informs global instructional design for developing professional learning in a range of modalities.


Lyn's wide-ranging experience in developing and facilitating professional learning for teachers and leaders includes engaging with local, national and international standards through work as a private consultant and an accredited International Baccalaureate Organisation visiting evaluator and workshop facilitator. When based in Hong Kong as a Vice Principal she was also co-chair of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) Primary Mathematics Group for 4 years, developing standards, curriculum support documents, learning samples and facilitating professional learning to improve teaching and learning for ESF schools.

Lyn thrives on seeing learners flourish as they make connections, seek new challenges and invest in the thrill of learning.



Registration Details


Topic: Great Teaching by Design

Presenters: Dr John Almarode and Ms Lyn Coote

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Time: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm Singapore Time GMT+8

Mode of Delivery: via Zoom

Closing Date: 29 October 2021 Friday

Workshop Fee: S$199.00 per participant. Fees are subject to GST.

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Other Information:

Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

School/Cluster-Based Workshop Registration:

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