Creating a whole of school culture towards STEM & 21st Century Learning
Conference Date
16th & 17th October 2018
Location
The Peninsula, Melbourne
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Day 1 - Tuesday 16th October, 2018

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Driving an integrated approach to STEM
8:40
KEYNOTE: Advancing STEM through interdisciplinary problem-solving
  • The evolution of STEM
  • Reorganising and rethinking how we align STEM in the curriculum
  • Identifying STEM learning within real world problems
  • How to go beyond the surface level
  • Addressing more challenging concepts
Lucas Johnson
Research & Development Manager STEM Education, Faculty of Education
Monash University
9:20
Taking a whole-of-school approach to STEM
  • Implementing a student empowered learning model and vertical curriculum
  • Developing partnerships with other schools
  • Upskilling teaching and students through a shared leading teacher
Travis Burroughs
Learning Specialist eSTEAM
Templestowe College
Lian Davies
Principal
Whittlesea Secondary College
10:00
Mathematics is the true language of science
  • How 250 schools have adopted an innovative approach to Maths education
  • How teachers are making data-informed and high-impact teaching choices
  • Effective classroom practices and how they apply to your classroom
Luke D'Astoli
School Consultant
Maths Pathway
10:25
Morning tea & networking
11:05
Embedding systems thinking using Tinker Time
  • ‘Parts, Purpose and Complexities’ thinking routine developed by Harvard University’s Project Zero
  • How to create a musical instrument with Scratch and a Makey Makey
James Colbert
Year 5 Learning Mentor
The Geelong College
Kelly Watson
Year 5 Learning Mentor
The Geelong College
11:45
Integrating STEM & future skills through digital fabrication
Kristen Hebden
Lead Teacher STEAM Technologies
Lauriston Girls School
Susan Just
Principal
Lauriston Girls School
12:25
Networking lunch
1:25
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Flexible furniture concepts for STEM and STEAM learning spaces hosted by Bree Thompson & Lauriece Longey, VE Furniture

Enhancing the pedagogical approah to STEM
2:25
What teachers need to know about teaching STEM through highly immersive virtual reality
  • How to promote a safe environment for using IVR
  • How to overcome significant technical issues that might occur
  • Understanding that time play is vital when using experiential technology for learning
Erica Southgate
Associate Professor
University of Newcastle
Chris Cividino
Head Teacher Innovative Technologies
NSW Department of Education
3:05
Afternoon tea & networking
3:45
Looking at the different approaches to STEM learning
  • Different ways of looking at, and solving STEM problems
  • Opportunities to improve STEM learnings through competition and real-word problems
Peter Horton
Teacher
St Mary’s College Toowoomba
Wayne Williams
Teacher
St Mary’s College Toowoomba
4:25
STEM: Modelling & hypothesising with real world & virtual data
  • Using the Scientific Method and Mathematical Modelling in STEM
  • A guide to hypothesize by using real world data
  • Investigating high end to lowend data collecting devices and the use of virtual data for making testable predictions
Stephen Broderick
Maths Teacher
St Ursula’s College Toowoomba
5:05
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One

Day 2 - Wednesday 17th October, 2018

8:00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:30
Opening remarks from the Chair
8:40
Understanding contemporary learning & how to model it
  • How to develop a disposition for future skills
  • Ensure students and teachers are speaking the same language
  • What can we do to model these skills?
Mark Ashmore
Deputy Principal – Learning and Teaching
Whitefriars College
Fiona Matthews
Lead Coach - Learning, Teaching & Technology
Whitefriars Catholic College for Boys
9:20
Implementing a framework to develop & assess 21st century learning
  • Understand the ‘Secret Skills’ and how to implement them into teaching
  • Develop a framework that is student-led and self-reflective
Danni Foster-Brown
Deputy Head of Junior Learning Community – Academic Performance & Innovation
Hillcrest Christian College
10:00
Morning tea & networking
10:40
Taking advantage of community & industry partnerships
  • Identifying the best initiatives for your school
  • Building business relationships
  • Creating authentic links and inspiring students
Jodie Hartman
Head of Mathematics
Orara High School
11:20
How to achieve integrated STEM learning
  • Getting started and working smarter
  • Tips for effective curriculum planning
  • How to design authentic STEM units
Aisha Kristiansen
Learning & Teaching Leader
Christ the King Primary School
12:00
Student project showcase

An opportunity to hear from the makers themselves!

If you would like your students to be involved, please get in touch.

Schools already confirmed include:

  • The Geelong College
  • Haileybury College
12:20
Networking lunch
Unpack how to embed 21st century skills into your classroom: primary & secondary collaborative project groups
1:20
Embedding STEM into humanities
James Colbert
Year 5 Learning Mentor
The Geelong College
Kelly Watson
Year 5 Learning Mentor
The Geelong College
Developing strategic partnerships with industry
  • How to connect with industry
  • Examples of different approaches
  • How to link projects to the curriculum
  • How to assess students learning
  • Strategies and top tips for schools wanting to partner with industry
Emma Handford
Regional Manager - Community Partnerships, Engagement & Collaboration
Department for Education
Secondary
1:20
Engaging boys with real-world problems
  • Develop skills in communication and collaboration
  • Teaching students to ask deeper questions
  • What are the challenges & what’s next?
Marilyn Schmidt
Academic Excellence Programme Coordinator
Christian Brothers College Fremantle
Frameworks for assessment & measurement of 21st century skills
  • Identifying what skills are feasible to assess
  • Implementing assessments that measure content and skills knowledge
  • Gauging how well students apply what they know to new situations
Ross Willoughby
Teacher, Coding & Robotics
Westminster School
2:50
Afternoon tea & networking
Embedding future skills through industry partnerships & authentic learning
3:20
STEM professionals in schools – bringing AI into the classroom
  • Find out about the CSIRO STEM Professionals in Schools Program
  • Hear about Ravenswood’s experiences of bringing professionals into the classroom
Matthew Scadding
ICT Integrator TAS Teacher
Ravenswood
4:00
Creating results-driven STEM learning through REA challenges
  • Increasing student engagement and interest through challenges
  • Creating authentic links by connecting with industry mentors
  • Overcoming limitations and obstacles to running STEM challenges
Frank Bieshaar
Technology Coordinator
Catholic Regional College North Keilor
4:40
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
Workshop D: Secondary School Learning Space Tour
Thursday 18th October 2018, 8:30am – 5:00pm

The Site Tour

One of the most difficult aspects of planning and designing innovative school learning space is trying to envision the finished product. It is also essential to understand how these spaces are used practically and effectively by teaching staff to ensure that the impact of the space is felt by the students. For secondary schools in particular, the variety of subjects that are taught in these spaces presents a unique challenge as they must be adaptable and suitable to a range of needs. Students need to leave school with 21st century skills to prepare them for the workforce, and the spaces they learn in have a significant impact on the development of these schools.

Join this full day school tour of 3 innovative Melbourne secondary schools to see how they have made the most of their resources to transform their learning environments to reflect their schools pedagogy and culture.

Why attend this workshop?

  • Benefit from a walk around tour to see how the space is used
  • Gain practical insights and recommendations from fellow educators
  • Have one-on-one discussions with the leaders of the schools transformation

Schools we will be visiting

  • Lauriston Girls’ School, Armadale
    Experience the school’s FabLearn Lab and see how it compliments the modern curriculum
  • Methodist Ladies College, Kew
    Have a look at some flexible learning spaces and a sneak peak at the new Learning Centre
  • Penola Catholic College, Broadmeadows
    Examine flexible spaces and an inventive STEM space

* Travel, refreshments & lunch provided

* Departure for the Secondary school tour will be from The Peninsula Docklands at 8.30am

* Transport from & back to The Peninsula will be provided

Price: $899 + GST

Workshop E: Primary School Learning Space Tour
Thursday 18th October 2018, 8:30am – 5:00pm

The Site Tour

Students begin their learning journey in primary school, and the spaces in which they learn in these formative years along with the pedagogy practiced, can have a long term impact on learning outcomes and the development of future skills. Primary schools must prepare students for the 21st century pedagogies used in secondary school, but also create lifelong learners prepared with future focused skills for higher education and beyond. To build these skills, it is essential to get the design and use of space right.

Join this full day school tour of 3 innovative Melbourne primary schools to see how they have made the most of their resources and learning environments to facilitate 21st century learning and pedagogy.

Why attend this workshop?

  • Benefit from a walk around tour to see how the space is used
  • Gain practical insights and recommendations from fellow educators
  • Have one-on-one discussions with the leaders of the schools transformation

Schools we will be visiting

  • Melbourne Girls Grammar School, South Yarra
    Explore a modern space with a focus on the ingenious STEM area
  • Preshil, The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School, Kew
    Experience an innovative learning environment that was designed in collaboration with students
  • St Christopher’s Primary School, Glen Waverley
    See a flexible space that has been creatively designed on a budget, and the repurposing of an older space  to reflect new pedagogy

* Travel, refreshments & lunch provided

* Departure for the Primary school tour will be from The Peninsula Docklands at 8.30am

* Transport from & back to The Peninsula will be provided

Price: $899 + GST

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Key Speakers

Danni Foster-Brown
Deputy Head of Junior Learning Community – Academic Performance & Innovation
Hillcrest Christian College
Susan Just
Principal
Lauriston Girls School
James Colbert
Year 5 Learning Mentor
The Geelong College
Kellie Morgan
Director of Early Learning
Melbourne Girls Grammar School