The Connecting Innovative School Learning Spaces & Pedagogy conference is an essential opportunity for schools who are embarking on their learning space design journey. Whether you are planning, designing, implementing pedagogy, transitioning teachers or evaluating your space, you will take away key strategies and lessons learned from leading Australian schools at every stage of the learning space design journey.
What you will take away by attending
- Tips to maximise collaboration with architects
- Innovative plans and ideas on how to refurbish existing spaces on tight budgets
- Strategies to empower teachers for sustainable professional development
- Methods to utilise PBL, IBL & flip learning in environments suited to modern pedagogy
- Lessons learnt from schools on different stages of their learning space design journey
- Tools & frameworks in how to effectively measure learning space with student outcomes
- 50% Principals, Deputy & Assistant Principals, Heads of School
- 30% Directors of Learning & Teaching
- 10% Facilities & Business Managers
- 10% Architects
Attend to learn:
- Plan, design & refurbish student centric learning spaces
- Introduce & transition teachers, students & parents to 21st century pedagogies
- Align modern pedagogy with new & repurposed learning spaces
- Assess & measure the impact of innovative learning environments with student outcomes
- Engaging the school community in the co-design of new spaces & pedagogy
- INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: Exploring tools & technology to compliment spaces
- Designing, constructing & refurbishing your own learning spaces on a shoestring budget
- Strategies to drive a sustainable whole of school transition
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, NSW
Paul is the Head of Learning Innovations with Catholic Education Office Parramatta. He is an Australian educator with an enthusiasm for learning innovation and a passion for designing new schools and redesigning existing schools into learning spaces that are responsive to the pedagogical requirements of today’s 21st century learners.
In his role, Paul is responsible for thinking and articulating what learning looks like by today’s standards. Specifically, he works to embed the underlying principles that drive the learning agenda into the design of curriculums, pedagogies, physical architectures and enterprise ICT networks and learning technologies. In essence, re-conceptualising the outdated, industrial schooling model to meet the requirements of today’s learner in a globally, connected society.
Paul is fluent across the whole spectrum and brings to his role a background in P-12 education, having worked as a teacher, school leader and and systems leader for near 30 years, to support schools in their transformation journey.
Jayne Harrison is Principal and Founder of JDH Architects, a Sydney based architectural firm, synonymous with the creation of innovative contemporary learning environments.
With over two decades of experience and 150+ projects educational projects under her belt, Jayne is renowned as one of Australia leading authorities on Educational Planning and Design.
She is also recognised expert speaker and facilitator in the fields of Creative Thinking and Social System Design, and is also the founder JDHeD, a unique design thinking consultancy and forum idea sharing for designers and educators.
Brighton Secondary College
Richard Minack began teaching in Melbourne in the late 1980’s. He spent three years living and working in the UK during which time he gained considerable experience teaching in a wide variety of schools. His particular passion is around teaching to create learning. He has worked at Brighton Secondary College since 2004, where he has held roles as Leading Teacher, Assistant Principal, and now, Principal. He has been closely involved in three building programs in his time at Brighton, and through these projects, considers himself fortunate to have travelled widely to visit schools, both in Australia and Europe. He is currently leading a team that is collaborating with architects Hayball, to design new year 7 and learning communities and administration hub at Brighton.
Bethany Lutheran Primary School
Rebecca Fong is Deputy Principal at Bethany Lutheran Primary School, in Ipswich QLD. With over 15 years of experience, in both private and public schools, with widely varying demographic communities, Rebecca is driven each day to build relationships and connections with the school community. Before moving into Education, Rebecca spent 3 years working in Hotel management, after completing her Bachelor of Business degree at the University of Queensland. Rebecca then completed her postgraduate Primary Education degree at QUT. At Bethany, Rebecca is responsible for the Business Development and Marketing of the school, as well as supporting the development of the Agile Pedagogical Framework. At the recent Australian Education Awards, the school was nominated across three categories and received a HIGHLY COMMENDED award for Innovation in Learning Environment Design. In 2017, the school was also a recipient of the Innovative School award, by the Educator Magazine. Bethany was selected as one of the top 40 schools throughout Australia, leading the way in providing forward-thinking education to prepare students for an ever-changing future. Rebecca enjoys reading, travelling and outdoor adventuring.
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: www.elevatealuminium.com.au
What People Are Saying
“This conference really kick started my innovative learning spaces journey!”Department of Education & Training, School Learning Space Design conference attendee, 2017
Date: 22 Jan 2019 By: Ashleigh Morgan
With dramatic changes over the last two decades to modern schooling, 21st century learning environments must now reflect the needs of modern students. The Connecting Innovative Learning Spaces & Pedagogy conference showcased some of the most forward schools in the country with 21st century learning spaces to foster better learning outcomes. We thought we’d share …
Date: 6 Dec 2018 By: Ashleigh Morgan
Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview has finished putting the final touches on their brand new Therry Building. The Therry Building includes flexible learning spaces to encourage more collaborative teaching and learning across four facilities, with space for staff and six House areas (The Ignis Project). Its landscape design also provides opportunities for outside learning and socialisation. …
Date: 20 Nov 2018 By: Ash Natesh
Systematic investment in new learning environments is a matter of policy in many countries. In Australia alone, more than $16 billion funded the Rudd government’s Building the Education Revolution program. Current state government initiatives will soon increase this public investment (Building Future Schools Fund). The need for innovative classroom spaces stems from questions on the …
Date: 17 Sep 2018 By: Ash Natesh
The basic elements of an active learning classroom are conventional, there is no one-size-fits all. All school designs are really based on the alumni of the school. To a large extent the brand or the voice of the school plays a key role in spatial design. To achieve the custom fit your school needs, the …
Endorsers & Media Partners
ISANA: International Education Association is an association of Australian and New Zealand international education professionals whose members are dedicated to the advancement of international education through:
- leadership, promotion and advocacy of best practice standards in the service of international education;
- the facilitation of relevant forums, training and information exchange for its membership and the community; and
- working in partnership with stakeholder organisations including international students, educational, government, business and community groups
ISANA aims to assist those directly and professionally engaged in the provision of international education services. It does this by:
- Providing a means for the exchange of information and networking
- Facilitating professional development of members
- Building links with associated organisations locally and overseas
- Recognising the interests and rights of international students in Australia and New Zealand.