Karen Yager | Deputy Head K-12 Student & Teaching Excellence
Knox Grammar School

Karen Yager, Deputy Head K-12 Student & Teaching Excellence, Knox Grammar School

Karen is committed to leading innovation in collaboration with teachers, students and parents. This year she led a team that launched micro-credentialing to recognise that students are more than a grade. She has been fortunate to have received numerous awards: the first International Teaching Fellowship by the Singapore Ministry of Education; an Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) award for her contribution to the teaching profession; the NSW Professional Teachers’ Council (PTC) award for exceptional contribution to the teaching profession; the NSW Premier's Literary Scholarship; NSW State Library Fellowship; a leadership scholarship to travel to China and a Reading Australia’s fellowship. Karen is vice president of ETA NSW and the PTC, director of APTA and a Lab Champion for Learning Creates Australia. Karen is doing her PhD with a focus on how an effective professional learning model can enable teachers to foster global competency and academic excellence.


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A student should be more than grade! Leading alternative credentialing in your school

Knox Grammar School has introduced the Certificate of Global Competency that validates what studentshave achieved and demonstrated beyond the curriculum. It is awarded based on the accumulation of micro-credentials across four domains over 6 years: Agency and entrepreneurialism, Altruism and advocacy, Responsible and active citizenship and Deep learning and agility. Students can track their progress via a Power BI dashboard. This innovative and game changing initiative was developed in collaboration with students, teachers and parents.
last published: 27/Jul/21 06:25 GMT
last published: 27/Jul/21 06:25 GMT
last published: 27/Jul/21 06:25 GMT

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