Lightning Workshops T2 2023

After a hugely successful T1, the Lightning Workshops return in T2!  
Lightning Workshops are hands-on 1 hour sessions that develop your teaching and course in a collaborative environment! In each workshop, you will have the opportunity to design, refine and implement strategies to improve the student learning experience. Open to all teaching staff, each workshop begins with a 10 minute presentation on common student and staff concerns before engaging in discussion and collaborative work. The sessions are highly collaborative, informal and have a community atmosphere. Participants include teaching staff, educational developers and support staff. Casual staff are welcome to attend. Sessions such as those on assessment design have educational technology support assistance available. After each session staff are free to utilise the drop-in session time to collaborate further, ask questions or discuss blue sky ideas in teaching and learning. 
Staff are asked to bring with them resources relevant to each session such as their course outline, a learning activity and the highest weighted assessment they are currently using in the course or alternatively an assessment they have identified an issue with.

Please review the sessions below and register for those that suit your schedule.

Week 7
  • 10am Tuesday 11 July -  From Feedback to Feedforward
    • Use efficient feedback practices to get better quality student learning and assessment.  
  • 1pm Thursday 13 July - From Feedback to Feedforward (Repeat workshop)


Please register for the sessions you wish to attend. You are welcome to register for as many sessions as you would like.



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Dr Ben Phipps, Educational Developer, EF Development

Ben completed his PhD in Ethnomusicology and Jazz Studies at UNSW and has published on curriculum design and online learning in music education. He currently works as an educational developer in EF Development improving learning experiences and building teacher efficacy in our learning community. Prior to this role he has ten years’ experience teaching at university, school and vocational settings. 


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Clem Wong, Senior Education Designer

Clem has been teaching in both primary and secondary schools for a decade and is currently Senior Education Designer with the PVCESE. Clem has a keen focus on supporting students with diverse learning needs and sees the student learning experience as one that is student centred, enables student voice, extends student’s problem solving and thinking, embeds adequate support mechanisms, and encourages an interactive learning environment. He loves being able to enable and empower staff in their learning and teaching with these key areas; and enjoys the collaborative process of solving new challenges in the classroom.