iStar is a progressive pedagogy offering a common language of learning across your school

It can be utilised as a simple lesson design to align common lesson elements, or as a visible learning strategy to share with students and colleagues. It is a connected teaching and learning model that can move across school communities.

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iStar has been researched and developed to support whole-school effectiveness, with a focus on teaching, learning and improved outcomes for all students. iStar is designed to encourage a disciplined discourse around the impact of teaching on learning. The iStar mind frame for connected practices works on the following three levels:

  • Securing connected practices for learning within classrooms
  • Moderating and strengthening connected practices for learning between classrooms
  • Leading and deepening connected practices for learning across classrooms - a whole school perspective.

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