The implementation of the standards are coming into effect in 2018, the first batch of applicants have been declined, pre-service teachers will be assessed under TPAs and students will be graduating, now is the time for the sector to meet and learn from each other on how every education provider is implementing the reforms.
The Implementing the Teacher Education Reforms conference will focus on:
- Creating mutually beneficial partnerships between Universities & Schools
- Embedding measurement of impact in your teaching course
- Embedding teacher performance assessments in schools
Universities, Schools and accreditation units with roles of:
- Deans & Associate Deans of Education & Teaching & Learning
- Directors of Teacher Education
- Directors of Accreditation
- Directors of Education Courses & Diplomas
- Principals & Deputy Principals of Schools
Attend to learn:
- 2 days of networking & learning with Australia’s education sector
- Learn key insights from the different graduate TPA models
- Develop equal school - university partnerships
- Develop & improve reform implementation strategies
* Video Presentation
Simon Birmingham has served as a Liberal Party Senator for South Australia since May 2007 and in September 2015 was appointed to position of Minister for Education and Training.
Simon grew up near Gawler in Adelaide’s north on his family’s small horse agistment property. Simon was educated at government schools before going on to study at the University of Adelaide where he completed a Masters of Business Administration.
Prior to entering the Senate, Simon worked for a number of industry bodies, establishing particular experience in the wine, tourism and hospitality sectors – industries that are critical to South Australia’s prosperity.
After less than three years in the Senate Simon was appointed to the Shadow Ministry, serving as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling Basin and the Environment until the 2013 election.
Following the change of government in 2013 Simon served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment, with responsibility for water policy, including the MurrayDarling Basin, National Parks and the Bureau of Meteorology. In 2014 Simon was appointed to serve as the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, with specific responsibility for vocational education, apprenticeships, training and skills. He is now Minister for Education and Training.
He is married to Courtney and has two young daughters, Matilda and Amelia. Simon is an active supporter of the Parliamentary Association for UNICEF and a proud, but sometimes frustrated, Adelaide Crows fan
Lisa Rodgers is the CEO of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), and is a powerful voice and respected advocate in the education sector. Lisa is an experienced executive, having provided exemplary service for the profession, governments and the public in various jurisdictions including the UK, New Zealand and Australia.
Prior to joining AITSL, Lisa was Deputy Secretary, Early Learning and Student Achievement and Deputy Secretary, Evidence, Data and Knowledge in the Ministry of Education in New Zealand. With over 15 years’ experience in Education, Lisa has led significant reforms in assessment innovation, curriculum and the use of evidence for impact at the classroom and national level
Lisa has held several other substantial posts in Justice, Health, serving in the British Army, and lecturing and leading research in child mental health at the University of Wales.
Lisa is passionate about the profession and remains dedicated to improved educational outcomes for young people.
University of Melbourne & AITSL
John Hattie is Director of the Melbourne Educational Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Chair of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leaders, & co-director of the Science of Learning Research Centre. His areas of interest are measurement models and their applications to educational problems, and models of teaching and learning. He has published and presented over 850 papers, and supervised 187 theses students.
Australian Catholic University
Claire Wyatt-Smith is the Director of the Learning Sciences Institute Australia at Australian Catholic University and Professor of Educational Assessment and Evaluation. Previous roles include teaching in secondary schools and universities, and administrative roles including Executive Dean of Education and Arts, and Dean Academic (Arts, Education and Law). She holds advisory roles in curriculum and assessment agencies in Australia and several other countries, along with Visiting Research and Teaching Professor roles. She is the Series Editor for Springer’s new teacher education series, Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability.
What People Are Saying
“An excellent conference with national and international speakers who engaged me and contributed to my learning”Monash University & Attendee at November 2016’s Improving Initial Teacher Education
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