Developing & implementing modern pedagogy in 21st century environments
Conference Date
13th & 14th March 2019
Location
Novotel Parramatta, Sydney
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Day 1 - Wednesday 13th March, 2019

8:30
Registration, coffee & networking
9:00
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Simon Abernethy
Principal
St Francis Catholic College
Planning, designing & refurbishing student centric learning spaces
9:10
KEYNOTE: Integrating the 3 C’s of design with school vision
  • Collaborating with – The Diocese, JDH and a burgeoning school community
  • Creativity & Innovation – turning constraints into opportunities
  • Communicating from a position of strength to drive staff and student engagement
Simon Abernethy
Principal
St Francis Catholic College
Jayne Harrison
Founding Director
JDH Architects
9:50
Engaging the school community in the co-design of new spaces & pedagogy
  • Making the most out of the architect and school relationship
  • Involving key stakeholders in the design process
  • Keeping pedagogy at the centre of design principles
Michael Banney
Director
M3 Architecture
10:30
Natural ventilation and indoor air quality
  • Delivering natural ventilation & improving indoor air quality for
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has demonstrable effects on the wellbeing of occupants
  • Natural Ventilation has an important role in improving IAQ in classrooms
  • AWS can be your partner in creating great design outcomes that enhance the classroom experience for everyone
James Daley
Architectural Specification
AWS
10:35
SPEED NETWORKING

Meet delegates in short bursts and set up valuable conversations for the rest of the event

11:00
Morning tea & networking
11:30
Unpacking & applying lessons learned post design & construction
  • Preparing and managing expectations for your journey
  • Understanding the importance of a strong voice in the design process
  • Proactively managing projects in the construction phase
Richard Minack
Principal
Brighton Secondary College
12:10
The evolution of effective learning spaces
Tony Lo Cascio
Principal
John the Baptist Catholic Primary School
12:40
Networking lunch
1:40
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: Exploring tools & technology to compliment spaces

Join industry leaders in interactive group sessions to discuss innovative ways to alter your spaces & pedagogy

2:20
Designing, constructing & refurbishing your own learning spaces on a shoestring budget
  • Taking control of the design process
  • Understanding the importance of student input in the
  • Discovering how to maximise resources and operate 21st century schooling on a budget
Matthew Bishop
Technology and IDT teacher
Highfields State Secondary College
3:00
Afternoon tea & networking
Introduce & transition teachers, students & parents to 21st century pedagogies
3:30
Strategies to drive a sustainable whole of school transition
  • Assessing – A place for traditional teaching and learning
  • Planning your spaces and teaching practices to fit your school
  • Flexibility as a core principle in teaching, learning and design
Joshua Pacek
Innovation and Learning Design Leader
Bethany Lutheran Primary School
Rebecca Fong
Deputy Principal
Bethany Lutheran Primary School
4:10
PARTNERSHIPS CASE STUDY: Building partnerships with education experts & supporting teachers through culture change
  • Establishing partnerships in education that drive culture change in schools
  • Developing consistency with messaging for whole of school engagement
  • Championing middle management and future leaders
Dr Emma Burgess
Head of Teaching & Learning
SCEGGS Redlands
4:50
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
Workshop B: How to apply 21st century pedagogy to innovative spaces
Wednesday 13th March 2019, 5:20pm – 8:20pm

The workshop
21st century learning spaces are only as successful as the pedagogies that they are used for. Innovative learning spaces with progressive designs and furniture will be wasted unless these learning environments are matched with innovative pedagogical practice that has a positive impact on student outcomes. PBL, IBL and Flip Learning have emerged as key areas for future teaching and learning, however best practice can still be ambiguous.

In this workshop, participants will have the chance to discover how to identify which innovative pedagogies fit best with their schools and spaces and how to implement these 21st century practices effectively in the classroom.

Why attend this workshop?

  • Identify ways to connect learning spaces with the appropriate pedagogy
  • Discover how to successfully implement different pedagogies in spaces that encourage innovative teaching practices
  • Learn how to foster collaborative environments for both staff and students

What you will take away by attending

  • Insights in how to maximise your new learning spaces and resources
  • Understandings in how to implement PBL, IBL and Flip Learning pedagogy
  •  Strategies in how to develop collaboration among staff and students

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Paul Meldrum
Head of Learning Innovation & Project Leader Learning Space Design
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, NSW
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Day 2 - Thursday 14th March, 2019

8:30
Welcome, coffee & networking
9:00
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Andrew Kenneally
Leader of Learning & Teaching
Corpus Christi Catholic College
Aligning pedagogy with innovative learning spaces
9:10
Tailoring project based learning to different learning environments
  • Modelling project based learning – what does it look like
  • Implementing our STEAM learning programs
  • Exploring project based teaching & learning & connecting it to new spaces
Debbie Murray
Principal
Dubbo School of Distance Education
9:50
Using existing spaces to foster organic learning environments & groundbreaking pedagogy
  • Utilising the spaces you have for 21st century schooling on a budget
  • Making thinking and learning Visible, Tangible and ‘Critique-able’
  • Aligning in learning to collaborate in spaces
Chad Ferris
Former Assistant Principal
St Mel’s Catholic Primary School
Steven Borthwick
Principal
St Mel’s Catholic Primary School
10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Connecting our spaces to world class education & the LATTICE framework
  • Using our spaces, new and old, to foster innovative teaching and learning
  • Uncovering our building inspired by the Fibonacci sequence
  • Developing a tailored pedagogical model to drive world class education
Liam King
Deputy Principal
Kingswood College
11:40
Embracing flip pedagogy & agile learning spaces
  • Exploring flip learning pedagogy
  • Embracing Technology and innovative teaching practices
  • Adopting agile learning environments to support 21st century practices
Andrew Kenneally
Leader of Learning & Teaching
Corpus Christi Catholic College
12:20
BYOS INTERACTIVE SESSION: Bring your own space

Bring photos of your learning spaces and discuss how different schools have implemented innovative learning environments with contemporary pedagogy & learn how you can enhance your own

1:00
Networking lunch
2:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Connecting pedagogy & space
  • Why should we innovate pedagogy alongside space?
  • Tailoring spaces based on pedagogy
  • Applying 21st century pedagogies
Samuel Korsch
Classroom Teacher
Anzac Park Public School
Clare Newton
Associate Professor & Architect
University of Melbourne
Measuring the impact of innovation against student outcomes
2:40
Measuring the effectiveness of new spaces on student outcomes
  • Defining and measuring quality pedagogy to learn for life – developing a continuum
  • Utilising suitable frameworks & tools in measuring outcomes
  • Increasing staff capacity with the observation tool
Samuel Korsch
Classroom Teacher
Anzac Park Public School
Unity Taylor-Hill
Principal
Anzac Park Public School
3:20
Afternoon tea & networking
3:50
CASE STUDY: Developing & applying tools to evaluate space
  • Understanding the complexities of measurement & using the appropriate tools
  • Evaluating the impact of space on outcomes using LEaRN
  • Looking towards new research – incorporating natural environments to learning spaces
Clare Newton
Associate Professor & Architect
University of Melbourne
4:30
Measuring more than a decade of success in school learning space design at Parramatta Diocese
  • Using evidence effectively to make decisions about about spaces within budget
  • Tracking progress for informed investment in future teaching and learning
  • Unpacking the data to understand learning space effects on student outcomes
Paul Meldrum
Head of Learning Innovation & Project Leader Learning Space Design
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, NSW
5:10
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
Workshop C: How to effectively transition stakeholders into 21st century schooling
Thursday 14th March 2019, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

The workshop
Teaching practices and the environments in which they operate are fundamentally changing. As these new spaces and pedagogies are so new and innovative, transitioning teachers and parents in particular can be a difficult task to navigate as schools transition in to 21st century teaching and learning institutions. Much of the success of such large scale innovation comes down to how well school community stakeholders adapt to these new learning environments and teaching practices.

In this interactive workshop, you will take away ideas and strategies in how to effectively transition staff, students and parents to 21st century schooling and maximise your new spaces and pedagogy. Join this interactive workshop to learn from an award winning school in design innovation and teacher transition.

Why attend this workshop?

  • Develop teacher capacity to maximise their new learning spaces and technology
  • Explore strategies from award winning innovators in school community transition
  • Identify how to get community buy in for your school’s journey into 21st century schooling

What you will take away by attending

  • Lessons learned on teacher engagement from an award winning school
  • Gain the buy in needed to successfully transition the whole school community
  • Methods & plans on how to maximise your staff’s capacity to use new spaces and technology

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Joshua Pacek
Innovation and Learning Design Leader
Bethany Lutheran Primary School
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Workshop A: How to collaborate with architects in design
Tuesday 12th March 2019, 4:30pm - 7:30pm

The workshop
The process of designing new learning spaces can be a difficult task for educators who are not accustomed to architecture and design principles. Making the most of your architects expertise in design is critical to bringing together your schools vision in the process. It is important for school leaders to be clear on the vision that they have for their learning spaces and journey that will follow.

This workshop will give educators the opportunity to work with a leading architect to create a clear plan for their educational and design vision that will underpin the core ethos of their organisation to create the best spaces possible for schools. Discuss strategies to best tailor spaces to their specific school vision and culture and learn how to best engage stakeholders throughout the process.

Why attend this workshop?

  • Create a clear educational vision that is incorporated into building and space design
  • Discover how to best involve key stakeholders in the design process
  • Strategise your school’s design journey

What you will take away by attending

  • Insights into design that reflect your school’s mission and values
  • Strategies in how to best engage your school community in the design process
  • Fresh ideas on how to map your school’s upcoming journey

*Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Jayne Harrison
Founding Director
JDH Architects
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Workshop B: How to apply 21st century pedagogy to innovative spaces
Wednesday 13th March 2019, 5:20pm – 8:20pm

The workshop
21st century learning spaces are only as successful as the pedagogies that they are used for. Innovative learning spaces with progressive designs and furniture will be wasted unless these learning environments are matched with innovative pedagogical practice that has a positive impact on student outcomes. PBL, IBL and Flip Learning have emerged as key areas for future teaching and learning, however best practice can still be ambiguous.

In this workshop, participants will have the chance to discover how to identify which innovative pedagogies fit best with their schools and spaces and how to implement these 21st century practices effectively in the classroom.

Why attend this workshop?

  • Identify ways to connect learning spaces with the appropriate pedagogy
  • Discover how to successfully implement different pedagogies in spaces that encourage innovative teaching practices
  • Learn how to foster collaborative environments for both staff and students

What you will take away by attending

  • Insights in how to maximise your new learning spaces and resources
  • Understandings in how to implement PBL, IBL and Flip Learning pedagogy
  •  Strategies in how to develop collaboration among staff and students

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Paul Meldrum
Head of Learning Innovation & Project Leader Learning Space Design
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, NSW
Register Now
Workshop C: How to effectively transition stakeholders into 21st century schooling
Thursday 14th March 2019, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

The workshop
Teaching practices and the environments in which they operate are fundamentally changing. As these new spaces and pedagogies are so new and innovative, transitioning teachers and parents in particular can be a difficult task to navigate as schools transition in to 21st century teaching and learning institutions. Much of the success of such large scale innovation comes down to how well school community stakeholders adapt to these new learning environments and teaching practices.

In this interactive workshop, you will take away ideas and strategies in how to effectively transition staff, students and parents to 21st century schooling and maximise your new spaces and pedagogy. Join this interactive workshop to learn from an award winning school in design innovation and teacher transition.

Why attend this workshop?

  • Develop teacher capacity to maximise their new learning spaces and technology
  • Explore strategies from award winning innovators in school community transition
  • Identify how to get community buy in for your school’s journey into 21st century schooling

What you will take away by attending

  • Lessons learned on teacher engagement from an award winning school
  • Gain the buy in needed to successfully transition the whole school community
  • Methods & plans on how to maximise your staff’s capacity to use new spaces and technology

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Joshua Pacek
Innovation and Learning Design Leader
Bethany Lutheran Primary School
Register Now
Workshop D: School Learning Space Site Tour
Friday 15th March 2019, 8.30am - 5.00pm

The Site Tour
It can be quite difficult to envision the final product of your new learning spaces when undergoing the design process. The best way to get the ball rolling on new learning spaces is to draw inspiration from others who have completed their projects already.

The full day school site tour will take you on a journey to three schools in the Sydney suburbs and show you how others have designed and implemented learning spaces and pedagogy in line with their school vision.

What can you expect on the site

  • A walk around tour to see how space is
  • One on one discussions with the people who led the
  • Practical insights and recommendations to help you on your journey

Schools we will be visiting

  • St Ignatius’ College, Riverview
  • Anzac Park Public School, Cammeray
  • St Mel’s Catholic Primary School, Campsie

* Travel, refreshments & lunch provided
* Departure for the Site Tour will be from the Novotel Parramatta at 8.30am
* Transport from & back to the Novotel Parramatta will be provided

Price: $899 + GST

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Key Speakers

Paul Meldrum
Head of Learning Innovation & Project Leader Learning Space Design
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, NSW
Jayne Harrison
Founding Director
JDH Architects
Richard Minack
Principal
Brighton Secondary College
Rebecca Fong
Deputy Principal
Bethany Lutheran Primary School