The Designing & Implementing Innovative Learning Spaces conference will provide practical strategies for schools to optimise their spaces at every stage and equip learners with the necessary 21st century skills and knowledge.
Hear insights from education experts, architecture firms, government bodies and leading schools to learn how you can ensure the success of innovative learning environments.
Attend & learn practical strategies to:
- Strengthen collaboration between architects and educators
- Design and develop learner-centric spaces
- Establish an underpinning vision and philosophy
- Prepare staff, teachers and students for 21st century spaces and pedagogy
- Take away insights and lessons learnt from leading schools
Who will attend?
- Independent Schools
- Catholic Schools & Catholic Education Offices
- Government Schools
- Departments of Education
- Architects & Designers
- Principals, Deputy & Assistant Principals
- Heads of School
- Directors of Learning & Teaching
- Directors of Pedagogy & Curriculum
- Business, Facilities & Operations Manager
- Classroom Teachers
Attend to learn:
- Plan, design & repurpose learning environments
- Transition educators into 21st century spaces & pedagogies
- Align future-focused pedagogy with space
- Reflect on lessons learnt & evaluate the impact of learning spaces
St Luke's Catholic College
Greg Miller is a visionary educational leader with a strong desire to transform learning. Since May 2016, he has served as Principal Leader of St Luke’s Catholic College, Marsden Park. St Luke’s is establishing the ‘new normal’ for preschool to post-school learning by combining five educational services of preschool, primary, secondary, out of hours schools care and a high needs hub, within the one Catholic learning community. This all takes place within an extended school day, 6:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, and support the school’s vision to nurture faith filled, curious children to become creative contributors and innovative problems solvers for a changing world.
With an ability to ‘get people on board’, Greg’s passion for learning wins commitment from staff, students and the wider community. As a creative, strategic and analytical thinker, and with the invaluable support of excellent staff, engaged parents and supportive community partnerships, and with the ‘fierce urgency of the now’, Greg is collaboratively working with other educational thought leaders to ensure St Luke’s is #futureready now.
Yarra Valley Grammar AHISA
David Clarke has extensive experience in the design and management of the architectural process with a particular focus on exploring core organisational goals with client groups to ensure alignment of architectural design and built outcomes. He has a special interest in the broader application of design theory to problem solving and project parameter determination, especially within the education sector.
A PhD candidate in the Graduate School of Education and the Learning Environment Applied Research Network (LEaRN) at Melbourne University, David’s research is focused on the alignment of organisational and cultural change required to maximise success in the development, occupation and inhabitation of innovative learning environments.
Westmere School Auckland New Zealand
Carolyn is passionate about maximising student engagement and school wide collaborative practices. She knows through her research and 20 years in leadership roles that children who know about their own learning process and can articulate their learning needs are better prepared to maximise learning. Her ASB/APPA Fellowship in 2016 further confirmed the need for collaborative school-wide practices to support improved levels of student agency.
Carolyn’s work with Auckland principals around building pedagogies to best fit the innovative learning spaces and to support teachers shift their mindsets to working in effective collaborative relationships is well recognised and respected.
Date: 17 Jul 2017 By: Gabriela Sanchez
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Date: 22 Mar 2017 By: Jessica Farrelly
The financial cost of designing new learning spaces means that it is crucial for schools to get it right the first time around. A tested and optimised process for planning, implementing and measuring the outcomes of new learning spaces is crucial, not only to justify the cost, but to ensure that schools remain agile to …
Date: 27 Feb 2017 By: Craig Deed and Jason Bysouth
The teacher is often cited as the single most important figure in teaching and learning environments. Yet, in modern school spaces, teachers need to be responsive to students who are learning and interacting with space in ways that are different to even one generation ago. As such, teachers have to think differently about their authority, …
Date: 23 Feb 2017 By: Melanie Pacheco
The science learning spaces at Loreto Kirribilli have been redesigned to promote the collaboration, synergy and enquiry that are critical to the delivery of 21st century learning skills and programs. The newly designed and refurbished spaces include writable walls and windows that make critical thinking and learning visible. Students are able to express their ideas …