Developing the skills students need for the modern world
Conference Date
14th & 15th August 2019
Location
Bayview Eden Melbourne
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Day 1 - Wednesday 14th August, 2019

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Liam King
Deputy Principal
Kingswood College, VIC
Developing soft skills in critical thinking, collaboration & problem solving with modern pedagogy
8:40
KEYNOTE: Developing & leading the LATTICE Framework to structure school evolution
  • Leading LATTICE and embedding our framework into learning spaces
  • Preparing students for jobs and problems that don’t exist yet
  • Understanding vision – relentless evolution, not revolution
Liam King
Deputy Principal
Kingswood College, VIC
9:20
Developing organic learning in existing spaces to foster critical thinking in students
  • Creating a model for Visible, Tangible and ‘Critique-able’ teaching and learning
  • Analysing a methodology that aligns the language and natural process of thinking
  • Making visual connections for students between thinking and learning
Chad Ferris
Former Assistant Principal
St Mel’s Catholic Primary School, Campsie, NSW
Steve Borthwick
Principal
St Mel’s Catholic Primary School, Campsie, NSW
10:00
SPEED NETWORKING

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

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Supporting interdisciplinary collaboration with blended & flipped learning pedagogy
  • Prioritising collaboration as a necessary skill to develop in student and mirroring this in pedagogy and space
  • Identifying the pedagogies to support interdisciplinary teaching and learning
  • Implementing blended and flipped learning models to develop collaborative skills
Jamie Dorrington
Principal
Saint Stephen’s College, QLD
11:40
Supporting critical thinking with life-long learners through an inquiry based model
  • Co-creating learning neighbourhoods to challenge students in a non-traditional setting
  • An inquiry based model to encourage deep student participation in learning
Dr Esme Capp
Principal
Princes Hill Primary School, VIC
12:20
Networking lunch
Establishing structures for culture change & engaging teachers in innovative practices
1:20
Developing a culture of learning in educators as well as students
  • Engaging teachers with the modalities of learning
  • Designing curriculum to support innovative pedagogy
  • How to work effectively with all stakeholders to lead culture change
Debra Bateman
Associate Professor (Education)
RMIT University
2:00
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Engaging the school community in 21st century schools
  • What are the essentials in transforming a schools teaching, learning and environments?
  • What are the most effective strategies in getting staff buy in to reform pedagogy?
  • Discuss your challenges and successes in implementing modern pedagogy
Chad Ferris
Former Assistant Principal
St Mel’s Catholic Primary School, Campsie, NSW
Debra Bateman
Associate Professor (Education)
RMIT University
Matt Dimble
Learning Leader
St Mary of the Angels Secondary College, Nathalia, VIC
2:40
Afternoon tea & networking
3:10
Implementing teaching in teams in flexible learning spaces to support differentiation
  • Beginning a journey into teaching in teams
  • Developing a professional learning team culture
  • Developing data literacy in staff to inform teaching, learning and assessment
  • Encouraging staff and students to use flexible learning spaces according to needs
Matt Dimble
Learning Leader
St Mary of the Angels Secondary College, Nathalia, VIC
Bev Thorp
Assistant to the Principal - Learning & Teaching
St Mary of the Angels Secondary College, Nathalia, VIC
3:50
Providing an environment where staff can lead their own development in innovative teaching & learning
  • Implementing the ‘Just Don’t Stop It’ program for staff development and practical applications
  • Encouraging staff to really think about their preparation with scenario training
  • Challenging staff with a 30 second classroom configuration
Lorinda Mutsaers
Learning Culture Leader
St Francis Xavier College, VIC
4:30
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
Workshop B: How to transform pedagogy in innovative learning spaces
Wednesday 14th August 2019, 4:45pm – 7:45pm

In developing new learning spaces and transforming teaching and learning at schools, it can often be quite daunting in knowing where to start. Experts agree that pedagogy should be the starting point for all innovations in teaching, learning and space design. The challenge is for educators to understand how to implement innovative pedagogy in the wonderful new spaces that have been created for them and their students.

This workshop will give participants the tools and knowledge they need to be able to successfully blend innovative pedagogy and space together to develop the best outcomes possible for students and prepare them with the skills needed to meet the challenges of the modern world.

What you will take away by attending

  • Strategies to maximise pedagogy using innovative learning spaces
  • Ideas on what kinds of pedagogy work with different environments
  • Insights into how you can get the best out of your teaching, learning and spaces for better student outcomes

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Paul Meldrum
Head of Learning Innovations & Project Lead Learning Space Design
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
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Day 2 - Thursday 15th August, 2019

8:00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Tom McGann
Educational Technologist & Learning Space Implementation
Wooranna Park Public School
Maximising spaces as an enabler of better student outcomes
8:40
Lessons learned from leading a large scale transformation to innovative learning in Parramatta
  • Discovering how to effectively lead a learning space and pedagogy transformation
  • How to develop the right plans and structures for transformation
  • Maximising support from within and outside of your school community
  • Emphasising the importance of understanding learning before innovating pedagogy
Paul Meldrum
Head of Learning Innovations & Project Lead Learning Space Design
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
9:20
Breaking from pedagogy & learning space traditions using technology & thinking out of the box on a budget
  • Introducing the Rocket Shoes Program, Learning Symposium and the Enigma Portal
  • Developing spaces on a budget – how shipping containers became our most innovative spaces
  • Maximising technology to further student outcomes and develop teacher agency
  • Discovering the use of blockchain at Wooranna
Kieran Nolan
Educational Technologist & eLearning Coordinator
Wooranna Park Primary School, VIC
Raymond Trotter
Principal
Wooranna Park Primary School, VIC
10:00
Morning tea & networking
10:30
Applying lessons from early builds to inform continuous developments in pedagogy & learning spaces
  • Implementing lessons from early builds on the interaction between pedagogy and space
  • Designing and developing spaces that encourage cross-grade, multidisciplinary pedagogy
  • Embracing learning studios with a thoughtful process of how workplaces and learning spaces have evolved
Kate Jiles
Head of Junior School
Ruyton Girls’ School, VIC
Linda Douglas
Principal
Ruyton Girls’ School, VIC
11:10
BYOS INTERACTIVE SESSION: Bring your own space

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

12:10
Networking lunch
Measuring the impact of 21st century pedagogy on student learning
1:10
Balancing innovative practices, state of the art facilities & school tradition for better outcomes
  • Discovering how spaces give students freedom to explore new ways of learning
  • Analysing how spaces have impacted the way students and teachers engage with learning
  • Purposeful spaces to engage students in creating a community of opportunity
Mark Dewar
Assistant Principal
Dandenong High School, VIC
Susan Ogden
Principal
Dandenong High School, VIC
1:50
SPOTLIGHT SESSION

In this interactive session, you will have the opportunity for reflective discussion with other delegates and discuss key takeaways from the conference so far

2:30
Afternoon tea & networking
3:00
Measuring & evaluating relationships between learning environments & teaching practices
  • Applying the right tools for effective measurement of learning outcomes with space
  • Understanding the relationship between environment and teacher and student behaviour with research
  • Developing guidelines for best practice in applying research
Philippa Soccio
Lecturer Teaching & Learning
University of Melbourne
Clare Newton
Associate Professor in Learning Environments
University of Melbourne
3:40
Assessing the outcomes of innovation in pedagogy & space
  • Developing different models of co-teaching to maximise learning
  • A look into what collaboration across the whole school community looks like: staff, students and parents
  • Measuring the outcomes of innovative practices throughout the journey
Larissa Cameron
Deputy Principal
Claremont College, NSW
Janelle Ford
Deputy Principal
Claremont College, NSW
4:20
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
Workshop C: How to engage staff in implementing 21st century pedagogy
Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Modern learning spaces have been transformed in schools to support new and innovative pedagogy and teaching practices. 21st century pedagogy seeks to prepare students for the modern world and workforce by equipping them with the necessary skills in critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration that will improve their future prospects. However, the challenge remains for schools to engage their teaching staff in implementing modern pedagogy and following through with innovative teaching practices, rather than reverting back to outdated models.

This workshop will give you key insights on how to initiate and maintain staff engagement with modern pedagogical practice from a leading school with a well-established teacher engagement program.

What you will take away by attending

  • Plans to empower staff to implement innovative teaching practices
  • Strategies to maintain teacher engagement with modern pedagogy in classrooms
  • Guidance on how to maximise learning spaces to enable better teaching and learning outcomes

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Larissa Cameron
Deputy Principal
Claremont College, NSW
Janelle Ford
Deputy Principal
Claremont College, NSW
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Workshop A: How to apply design thinking to empower contemporary learners
Tuesday 13th August 2019, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

The modern world and workforce demand a completely different set of skills from what a traditional school setting provides. It is up to educators to be able to tailor their pedagogical practices to foster the soft and transferable skills needed for contemporary learners to be successful. However, empowering teachers to deliver modern pedagogies and measuring the impact on student outcomes can be very challenging.

This workshop will focus on how to use design thinking and visual learning to enhance soft skills and develop processes to measure the effectiveness of this innovative model against student outcomes.

What will you take away by attending?

  • Learn how design thinking can become a core component of teaching and learning frameworks and applied to complement curriculum.
  • Develop an easy to apply strategy for visual learning to have students think critically and collaborate in classrooms.
  • Gain insights on how to measure innovative teaching and learning practices against student outcomes year by year.

*Refreshments and dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Chad Ferris
Former Assistant Principal
St Mel’s Catholic Primary School, Campsie, NSW
Steve Borthwick
Principal
St Mel’s Catholic Primary School, Campsie, NSW
Register Now
Workshop B: How to transform pedagogy in innovative learning spaces
Wednesday 14th August 2019, 4:45pm – 7:45pm

In developing new learning spaces and transforming teaching and learning at schools, it can often be quite daunting in knowing where to start. Experts agree that pedagogy should be the starting point for all innovations in teaching, learning and space design. The challenge is for educators to understand how to implement innovative pedagogy in the wonderful new spaces that have been created for them and their students.

This workshop will give participants the tools and knowledge they need to be able to successfully blend innovative pedagogy and space together to develop the best outcomes possible for students and prepare them with the skills needed to meet the challenges of the modern world.

What you will take away by attending

  • Strategies to maximise pedagogy using innovative learning spaces
  • Ideas on what kinds of pedagogy work with different environments
  • Insights into how you can get the best out of your teaching, learning and spaces for better student outcomes

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Paul Meldrum
Head of Learning Innovations & Project Lead Learning Space Design
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
Register Now
Workshop C: How to engage staff in implementing 21st century pedagogy
Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Modern learning spaces have been transformed in schools to support new and innovative pedagogy and teaching practices. 21st century pedagogy seeks to prepare students for the modern world and workforce by equipping them with the necessary skills in critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration that will improve their future prospects. However, the challenge remains for schools to engage their teaching staff in implementing modern pedagogy and following through with innovative teaching practices, rather than reverting back to outdated models.

This workshop will give you key insights on how to initiate and maintain staff engagement with modern pedagogical practice from a leading school with a well-established teacher engagement program.

What you will take away by attending

  • Plans to empower staff to implement innovative teaching practices
  • Strategies to maintain teacher engagement with modern pedagogy in classrooms
  • Guidance on how to maximise learning spaces to enable better teaching and learning outcomes

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Larissa Cameron
Deputy Principal
Claremont College, NSW
Janelle Ford
Deputy Principal
Claremont College, NSW
Register Now
Workshop D: School Learning Space Site Tour
Friday 16th August 2019, 8.30am - 5.00pm

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 tour?

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

Schools we will be visiting

  • Ruyton Girls’ School, Kew, VIC
  • Wooranna Park Public School, Wooranna Park, VIC
  • Dandenong High School, Dandenong, VIC

* Travel, refreshments & lunch provided
* This site tour will commence from the Bayview Eden Melbourne at 8.00am for an 8.30am start
* Transport from & back to the Bayview Eden Melbourne will be provided

Price: $899+ GST

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Key Speakers

Linda Douglas
Principal
Ruyton Girls’ School, VIC
Paul Meldrum
Head of Learning Innovations & Project Lead Learning Space Design
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
Susan Ogden
Principal
Dandenong High School, VIC
Debra Bateman
Associate Professor (Education)
RMIT University