Ms.Katie Trethewy
CEO and Education Consultant, Educo Limited

Ms. Katie Trethewy has over 10 years experience in Education during which she has specialised in curriculum development and teacher training. Throughout her career in Education, Katie has held a number of key roles including; Curriculum (PYP) Coordinator for ESF Quarry Bay School, Transition Project Lead for the London Borough of Camden (KS2-3), Lead Literacy Teacher for the London Borough of Camden and IPC Coordinator.  Katie is experienced in curriculum development and review having worked at a leadership level with the National Curriculum, International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and International Baccalaureate (IB). Katie also specialises in professional development. In her most recent role as Curriculum Coordinator, she was responsible for the training and development of 30+ teachers in the school. In addition, Katie is a frequent presenter at wider professional development events in Hong Kong. Katie frequently attends professional development events and engages with current educational literature. This ensures she stays at the forefront of educational research, reform and innovation and is able to bring this new learning to schools and teachers throughout the region.

 

Abstract

It’s All About the Kids: Student Voice, Choice and Ownership of Learning

In this interactive workshop, educators will explore how to develop student agency in their classrooms and schools. Participants will consider student voice, choice and ownership of learning. This will include a study into practices that promote student voice, how differentiation, task design and assessment practices impact student choice and the role of the teacher in noticing and responding to enhance student ownership of their learning.

During this workshop participants will:

* Develop a shared understanding of what is meant by voice, choice and ownership of learning
* Identify practices that promote student agency in the classroom/school
* Engage in current educational research in this field
* Understand the importance of task design, differentiation and the role of the teacher in promoting student choice
* Explore the role of assessment in promoting student agency
* Work alongside colleagues and share best practice
* Develop an understanding of the educational benefits of giving students ownership of their own learning

Go Back to the Speaker List →