Tailoring your pedagogy to meet diverse learners needs
Conference Date
16th & 17th November 2016
Location
InterContinental Sydney
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Day 1 - Wednesday 16th November, 2016

From each session you will take away key strategies and create new approaches to apply at your school straight after the conference!

8.00
Registration, coffee & networking
8.30
Opening remarks from the Chair
David Roy
Deputy Program Convenor - School of Education
The University of Newcastle
Identifying what your learners need through assessment
8.40
Design for the Big Win: Differentiation and Beyond

Traditional models of schooling come up short when viewed through the lenses of current technologies and pedagogies.  Rather than rely on habit or following trends, leading educators can choose to design a better way based on their values and personal skillsets. This presentation highlights how we can use more effective and rewarding models to design the schools we really want.

Tom March
Director of Innovation
Hobsons APAC
9.20
Different methodologies to approach students with diverse learning needs
  • How to allow flexibility in learning spaces
  • Applying a differentiated approach that increases student engagement
David Roy
Deputy Program Convenor - School of Education
The University of Newcastle
10.00

speednetworking

In this interactive session you will have the opportunity to meet delegates in short 60 second bursts and set up valuable conversations for the rest of the event – Don’t forget to bring your business cards!

10.30
Morning tea & networking
11.00
Personalising student learning through collaborative learning design
  • Using data to know, guide and challenge all learners
  • Developing student agency through voice and choice
  • Applying a learner-centred learning design
Deborah Williams
Director of Teaching and Learning
Pymble Ladies’ College
11.40
20/20 Session: Applying different methods of formative assessment
  • Maximising feedback and assessment strategies with school culture and context
  • Utilising collected feedback and data in creative curriculum design
  • Considering students’ wellbeing and connectedness

20 20 session

Bianca Hewes
Head Teacher Teaching & Learning
Northern Beaches Secondary College
12.20
Networking Lunch
Planning your curriculum around students abilities & needs
1.20
Personalising your curriculum to your school and learner needs
  • How to ensure a focused curriculum and delivery based on consistent assessments
  • Providing opportunities for students to interact and engage together
Suzanne Floro
Head of Junior School
MLC School
Carolyn Rhodes
Director of Learning Design & Innovation
MLC School
2.00
How to maximise use of technology to facilitate differentiation
  • Understanding the role of digital tools in learning spaces
  • Enabling engagement among students through digital technologies
  • Utilising technology as a form to better track and assess students performance
Alinda Sheerman
Head of Information Services
Broughton Anglican College
2.40
Afternoon tea & networking
3.10
‘Back to the Past’: The basics of teaching
  • What makes for effective teaching and learning?
  • What edu-myths might get in the way?
  • The importance of the non-examined curriculum in differentiation
Benjamin Evans
Director of Teaching & Learning
Prince Alfred College SA
3.50
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Three Stages of differentiation: Understand, plan speed networking and deliver to your learners’ needs
4.30
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of day one

Day 2 - Thursday 17th November, 2016

From each session you will take away key strategies and create new approaches to apply at your school straight after the conference!

8.00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8.30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Leanne Woodley
Education Consultant
The Association for Independent Schools (AIS) NSW
8.40
20/20 Session: From planning to practice: How to translate data to an individualised pedagogy
  • Outlining school community goal and vision
  • Collaboratively creating different strategies to meet learners needs
  • Focusing your program and teachers’ strategies on achieving individualised learning
Tim Waugh
Curriculum Advisor
Lismore Catholic Education Office
Samantha Donoghue
Leader of Pedagogy
Lismore Catholic Education Office
Overcoming your resources & time barriers to achieve differentiated pedagogy
9.20
Developing a whole school approach to embed differentiation
  • Identify needs of learners
  • Implementing strategies to track learners improvement
  • Developing a meaningful and engaging program for students
Merrick Brewer
Director of Teaching & Learning
St Andrews Christian College
10.00
Spotlight : What did I learn? What is my goal?

Opportunity for all delegates to introduce themselves and explain why they are at the event and what they want to achieve

10.30
Morning tea & networking
11.00
20/20 Session: Understanding the syllabus for flexibility in curriculum structure
  • Understanding the content of the syllabus
  • Ensuring flexibility of content
  • Differentiated strategies depending on students’ background

20 20 session

Also facilitating Post Conference Workshop B:  How to plan & program for ALL students

Leanne Woodley
Education Consultant
The Association for Independent Schools (AIS) NSW
11.40
Developing a collaborative program to improve differentiated learning
  • Creating a professional learning team to assess and plan for personalised teaching
  • Ensure consistency and engagement across school curriculum
Kelly Ryan
Director of Learning
St Francis Xavier College
12.20
Networking Lunch
1.20
CASE STUDY : Ensure student engagement in differentiated curriculum

In this session, leading teachers and students from Claremont College will be presenting the principles of applying differentiated learning in their school, focusing on collaborative working and co-teaching. The principal will then lead a discussion with students and teachers, who will also answer questions from the audience.

20 20 session

Brenda Dalheim
Head of Learning Support
Claremont College NSW
Janelle Ford
Deputy Principal
Claremont College NSW
Doug Thomas
Principal
Claremont College NSW
2.00
Why we do what we do: Engaging teachers in the shift from differentiation to personalised learning
  • Understanding and measuring student long-term progress
  • Engaging teachers collaboratively in sustainable change
Jonathan Saurine
Director of Learning Innovation
Kincoppal - Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart
2.40
Afternoon tea & networking
3.10
Creating a growth mindset culture to enhance differentiated learning
  • Involving parents in their children’s growth and learning
  • Ensuring constant development and learning for teachers
  • Providing a space to include teachers, parents and learners in study plan
  • Different methods for students to portray their work
Virginia Evans
Head of Early Learning
Pulteney Grammar School
3.50
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
  • What is next?
  • How can we implement this in practice in our school?
  • What have we learnt?
4.20
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
Workshop A: How to ensure an engaging differentiated pedagogy
Tuesday 15 November 2016, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Practical strategies and methods to design a differentiated curriculum

The workshop will focus on different practical strategies on how to target teaching tailored to students diverse learning needs

Attend & learn how to:

  • Understand how to achieve an engaging teaching delivery based on the recent finding in the field of neuroscience
  • Implement different strategies to meet the needs of mixed ability learners
  • Develop games and activities that both challenge and improve students learning outcome
  • Measure improvement and impact of students through different assessment models
  • Ensuring constant growth and development for both students and teachers
  • Allow students to strive by taking ownership of their learning

Price: From $499 + GST

*Refreshments provided

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Glen Pearsall
Author of “Classroom Dynamics” & Former Leading Teacher,
Eltham High School
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Key Speakers

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Merrick Brewer
Director of Teaching & Learning
St Andrews Christian College
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Deborah Williams
Director of Teaching and Learning
Pymble Ladies’ College
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Leanne Woodley
Education Consultant
The Association for Independent Schools (AIS) NSW
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Jonathan Saurine
Director of Learning Innovation
Kincoppal - Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart