The Connecting Innovative School Learning Spaces & Pedagogy conference will address key concerns in aligning design with new pedagogy and provide practical strategies to optimise teacher and student transition and measure the success of an innovative space, in order to equip schools with the knowledge to make the evolution as easy as possible.
Hear insights from an array of education experts, architecture firms and leading schools to learn how you can effectively embed pedagogy at every step of the planning, design and refurbishment process.
What you will take away from this event
- Strategies to enhance collaboration between architects & educators
- Insights to plan & design spaces tailored to learning needs
- Ideas to maximise your budget & make the most of existing space
- Best practice to develop a whole school transition into 21st century pedagogies
- Case studies of new pedagogy implementation including Project Based Learning, Explicit Direct Instruction & Inquiry Based Learning
- Tools & reflection methods to assess the impact of space on teachers & students
- 50% Principals, Deputy & Assistant Principals, Heads of School
- 30% Directors of Learning & Teaching
- 10% Facilities & Business Managers
- 10% Architects
Criterion Conferences is offering an Education Week Flexi Pass for delegates that are interested in attending the Improving STEM Education & Future Skills conference in conjunction with this event. The Improving STEM Education & Future Skills conference is located in the same venue as this conference so delegates will be able to attend both events.
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Attend to learn:
- Plan, design & refurbish learner-centric spaces
- Tailor & implement 21st century pedagogies in innovative spaces
- Prepare & transition staff, teachers, students & parents to new spaces and pedagogy
- Measure & evaluate the impact of innovative spaces on student outcomes
Methodist Ladies College Melbourne
Alma Tooke is Director of Learning and Curriculum at Methodist Ladies’ College. She was a teacher in the Visual Arts for many years teaching in England and across Australia.
Alma currently leads a team of teachers at MLC who are looking at Learning Spaces both new builds and refurbishments. This is part of a Staff Learning program and involves teachers from Junior School to Senior School and also a team from Outdoor Education. Being from a design background she has developed an interest in the way classrooms are designed and how students and teachers adapt to new spaces.
She has presented at many conferences both Inter-State and Overseas.
Murwillumbah High School
Peter Howes is the Principal of Murwillumbah High School on the far North Coast of NSW. He has been working in public education for over 20 years.
Luke Bristow is the Deputy Principal at Murwillumbah High School and has been working in public education for 27 years in a variety of rural and coastal schools.
Over the past two years Peter and Luke have been leading the school to move from a traditional model of delivery to an innovative model that supports personalised and individual learning. The majority of the work has been undertaken on a limited budget in a traditional school with classrooms that date back to 1929.
Richard is internationally recognised as an expert in helping schools integrate contemporary teaching and learning philosophies into creative design responses. A strong advocate for collaborative and research-driven design, he regularly teams with leading education specialists in the delivery of innovative school facilities.
Past Chair of the Association for Learning Environments Australasia, Richard is also active at the organisation’s international level. He is a member of the Learning Environments applied Research Network (LEaRN) and collaborates with the University of Melbourne where he is Linkage Partner in several ARC education research initiatives.
St Joseph's Primary School Cairns
Gavin Rick is the principal of St Joseph’s Primary School, Cairns and with his leadership team, has just led the physical and human transformation of a 91 year old school from a traditional to contemporary place of learning. With a clear vision of future focused learning and the needs of modern learners at the centre, Gavin strategically led the change in mindset necessary for teachers, learners and parents to come on the journey. Collaboration, learner centred learning and digital leveraging have supported the process.
SEQTA Software is a multi-award-winning K-12 education software that unifies and comprehensively manages all aspects of a school’s teaching and learning. Its intuitive LMS is modelled on teachers’ actual workflows to provide unprecedented efficiency. By bringing together multiple information sources into one easy-to-use LMS, SEQTA liberates teachers from labour-intensive, disparate and fragmented software or paper-based systems. SEQTA’s LMS enables schools to manage attendance, student welfare, lesson planning, curriculum mapping, marking and academic reporting, while engaging teachers, administrators, parents and students in an interactive, supportive online community.
Architectural Window Systems (AWS) Australia, represents Australia’s largest group of aluminium window and door system designers. It is our continuing aim to innovate, design and supply aluminium window and door systems that exceed industry aspirations in the areas of thermal efficiency, sustainability and operational performance through our Vantage®, Elevate™ and ThermalHEART™ product ranges.
Visit our Elevate™ Commercial website for more information on the application of AWS products in learning environments throughout Australia at www.elevatealuminium.com.au.
Technology Core has been a leader in the design, manufacture and supply of interactive solutions since 1987. Responding to customer feedback, we wanted to expand our product offerings to schools and businesses and as such the brand HDi was born.
The HDi brand now encompasses the largest range of touch screen technologies with sizes ranging from 32” up to 105” using the latest technology in infra-red and capacitive touch products from across the world.
The HDi range now includes leading technologies in wireless presentation solutions as the company introduced HDi Connect and Australia’s first hardware version of Airserver in 2018.
We specialise in designing and engineering our electric height adjustable mobile solutions to complement our touch screen technology in order to bring an Australian made element to the complete solution for our end users. This often allows us to customise the right solution for our client’s varying and specific needs.
Our ability to work with clients to make the right technology fit their specific needs when designing working spaces has been crucial in our successful partnerships with schools and universities.
What People Are Saying
“If you are thinking about changing the learning culture of your school, and understand ways to support your staff in implementing change that will have an impact on student engagement and outcomes, then this is the conference to attend.”Principal, Dubbo School of Distance Education Designing & 'Implementing Innovative Learning Spaces' Conference Attendee, Sydney 2018
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