Antonia Caridi | Schools Liaison Officer
AVID Australia

Antonia Caridi, Schools Liaison Officer, AVID Australia

Antonia taught in Catholic secondary colleges in Victoria for over twenty years, and she held several school leadership positions, including Director of Learning and Teaching. 

Early in her teaching career she developed a passion for technology and further studies in this area were a springboard to Antonia becoming a respected professional in the field which led to her being on several curriculum, exam writing and assessment panels for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Antonia also presented at numerous conferences, facilitated professional learning and co-authored Information Technology VCE Units 1 & 2 during this time.

Antonia worked at Pearson Australia for several years where she pioneered, developed, and delivered long-term, in-situ professional learning for K-12 educators around Australia. Antonia was also Director of two Pearson National Learning and Teaching Conferences. 
Prior to joining AVID, Antonia consulted with several education organisations and was a sessional academic in First Year College at Victoria University. 

As Schools Liaison Officer, Antonia’s key responsibilities include to recruit new schools to AVID, consolidate partnerships with existing schools, work on marketing initiatives, support professional learning and grow industry connections.

Antonia has a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education, Graduate Diploma in Business Computing, and a Master of Education. 

She is motivated by the benefits and lasting impact that are brought about by effective teaching and powerful teacher-student relationships and continues to live out this belief through her work at AVID and by being a mentor for secondary and tertiary students across several organisations.


Day 2 @ 15:20

Improving student outcomes through WICOR: AVID's teaching and learning framework

This presentation seeks to introduce the audience to AVID Australia's Teaching and Learning Framework: WICOR. WICOR stands for Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organisation and Reading and places students at the centre of their learning. Teachers in all content areas can intentionally incorporate WICOR strategies into their classrooms. However, research demonstrates that WICOR works best as a school-wide approach, as it transforms instruction, systems, leadership, and culture. The presentation will summarise the large body of evidence which validates the impact that WICOR has on raising the achievement standard of students. Finally, a selection of AVID's evidence based WICOR pedagogical practices will be workshopped as a means of developing teachers’ toolboxes.  

last published: 08/Jun/23 03:25 GMT

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