Sabreena Taylor



Member since
13/02/2014

Sabreena Taylor

Sabreena has been a successful consultant with TTA since 2008. Her current roles include providing tailored professional learning and consultancy services in Instructional Practices Inventories (IPI – student cognitive engagement and higher order thinking), strategic planning, school evaluation, change management, classroom practice, ICT and History. In 2015 Sabreena traveled to the United States to train with IPI developer, Professor Emeritus Dr Jerry Valentine of the University of Missouri, and is now the only certified teacher trainer for IPIs in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sabreena is the Professional Learning Consultant- History/Civics and Citizenship as part of the quality assurance team at TTA. Sabreena has presented at both State and National conferences on topics such as user engagement in workplace online learning, augmented reality and using data in schools including Instructional Practices Inventories.

Sabreena’s career in education has been varied, contributing at local, regional and State levels. In her 32 years in education Sabreena has been a head of History, regional Quality Teaching Consultant and Professional Learning and Leadership Coordinator with the Education Department of New South Wales.

Sabreena’s work has included developing online learning, the implementation of the Australian Curriculum and designing and delivering a wide range of courses registered with the NSW Institute of Teachers. Her most recent role was as School Planning and Performance Advisor in the Learning, High Performance and Accountability directorate developing online solutions for effective school planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Sabreena has been able to feed her passion for all things History through forming networks of History teachers, Ancient History HSC marking, developing ICT History resources and, of course, travel. Sabreena has also been Head judge during the standards setting process for the Ancient History HSC.

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Level up III - problem based learning
by Anthony Martin on 07/02/2018

The course is well set out once you know how to post, make comments and view other teacher/student comments.
The course pushed me outside my “normal way” of teaching/thinking. I now have many fresh ideas and new skills added to my teaching practice.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit
by Rebecca Crouch on 05/02/2018

This course gave me great ideas and showed me how to employ them in the classroom. It allowed us to design a unit of work in our own KLA that incorporated higher order thinking and I look forward to using it.

Resurrecting the Cities of Vesuvius with sources and evidence Online
by Michael Cunningham on 09/01/2018

Resurrecting the Cities of Vesuvius with Sources and Evidence had a fantastic amount of peer to peer related dialogue as well as different materials to use, draw upon and build a greater understanding. In addition to this, the number of sources used were practical to carry over into the classroom environment.

Level up III - problem based learning
by Sarah Thompson on 19/12/2017

Excellent activities!

Resurrecting the Cities of Vesuvius with sources and evidence Online
by Zoe Wallace on 19/12/2017

The course incorporated A LOT of information that was great and was definitely worthwhile. If you have never taught Pompeii and Herculaneum before it would be a good idea to give this course a go.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit
by Khya Brooks on 18/12/2017

This course provided a wide range of resources that assisted me in extending my students thinking processes and overall learning. It was great at enabling participants to actively create tasks that they will use in the classroom whilst reflecting on how they are helpful at extending their students.

An introduction to scaffolding Higher Order Thinking
by Ricardo Aguiar on 04/12/2017

This course was good in demonstrating different approaches that can be used in differentiating lessons. There was some really good examples and downloadable tools to use.

Level up III - problem based learning
by Louise Dwyer on 23/11/2017

I found this course very practical in its application to my classroom and my role as facilitator of a new PBL program for Year 7 in 2018. The modules were interesting, challenging and built upon each other to provide a sound foundation for planning a PBL unit.

An introduction to scaffolding Higher Order Thinking
by Carly McPherson on 15/11/2017

This course was short and practical and I took away a lot of tools that could be used in a wide range of contexts. Creating my own examples was also really helpful as I could apply my understanding immediately and get quick feedback. I thoroughly enjoyed the course!

Level up III - problem based learning
by Celia Moncrieff on 02/11/2017

Level up 3 Problem Based Learning was an informative and practical course. It outlined the relationship between project based learning, problem based learning and enquiry learning. It was full of rubrics and other resources and I found the course to be very helpful.

The higher order thinking scaffolding toolkit
by Celia Moncrieff on 23/10/2017

There was some inspirational material in this course. I am quite passionate about creativity, higher order thinking and collaborative learning, and I did receive some fresh new ideas from this course. Thank you for all the scaffolds and rubrics. Some of them will be useful to my year 3 students and help to expand their thinking. Thank you so much for all the hours it must have taken you to put this course together. I really appreciate the fact that you are encouraging teachers to foster creativity and empower students to fly out of the nest of shackled thinking, into the blue skies of creative problem solving and collaboration.

The level up lesson suite: 21st C assessment and programming
by Felicity Hedges on 15/09/2017

Very informative and useful. Great amount of time to complete activity. Templates and additional resources all very useful.

The level up lesson suite: 21st C assessment and programming
15/09/2017

Knowledgeable presenter and really great resources package given.

The level up lesson suite: 21st C assessment and programming
by Kathlene Fry on 15/09/2017

Excellent tools shown, relevant to KVA, outstanding links to learning outcomes and curriculum.

The level up lesson suite: 21st C assessment and programming
15/09/2017

Very practical and relevant.

The level up lesson suite: 21st C assessment and programming
15/09/2017

Good range of resources and applications.

The level up lesson suite: 21st C assessment and programming
15/09/2017

Loved the opportunity to put into practise what we were learning about.

Level up III - problem based learning
15/09/2017

Excellent resources that can be modified in various class tasks not just PBL. Good amount of time for developing resoursces.

Level up III - problem based learning
15/09/2017

Very helpful. Great resources.

Level up III - problem based learning
15/09/2017

Wonderful summaries of keypoints. Well structured. Perhaps include more specific examples of units/problems that have been developed for subject areas.