However, most classroom teachers were themselves taught in the old industrial model of schooling. The challenge is to equip teachers with the skills and knowledge to prepare and implement modern teaching practices in classrooms that encourage critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving.
The Implementing Collaborative Pedagogy Conference will bring together thought leaders to share insights and case studies on the best strategies to engage staff with innovative teaching and learning practices and set students up with the soft skills they need to be able to thrive in the modern world.
What you will take away by attending
- Insights on how to develop student abilities in managing the challenges of the modern world
- An understanding of the pedagogy & practices to use in developing soft skills
- Strategies to lead a school transformation & sustain teacher engagement in innovation
- Plans to maximise new & existing learning spaces to compliment 21st century teaching & learning
Who will attend?
- 50% Principals, Deputy & Assistant Principals, Heads of School
- 40% Directors of Learning & Teaching
- 10% Facilities & Business Managers
Attend to learn:
- Develop soft skills in critical thinking, collaboration & problem solving with modern pedagogy
- Establish structures for culture change & engage teachers in innovative practices
- Identify & maximise the enablers of better student outcomes
- Measure the impact of 21st century pedagogy on student learning
- Developing organic learning in existing spaces to foster critical thinking in students
- Aligning Facilities, Pedagogies and Digital Technologies: The Chicken or the Egg?
- Supporting critical thinking with life-long learners through an inquiry based model
- Implementing teaching in teams in flexible learning spaces to support differentiation
- Lessons learned from leading a large scale transformation to innovative learning in Parramatta
- Breaking from pedagogy & learning space traditions using technology & thinking out of the box on a budget
- Balancing innovative practices, state of the art facilities & school tradition for better outcomes
- Measuring & evaluating relationships between learning environments & teaching practices
Ruyton Girls’ School, VIC
Linda Douglas is the Principal of Ruyton Girls’ School. Linda’s love for Ruyton began in 1995 when she took up a teaching role in the Junior School. Despite moving interstate to take on leadership positions in independent schools, it was always Linda’s dream to return to Ruyton.
Through her involvement in both education and sport Linda has a passion for providing the next generation with opportunities to achieve their personal best and to be engaged and compassionate members of their community.
Linda completed a Bachelor of Education in 1987, and also has a Masters in Education (Curriculum.) She has held a number of teaching and leadership roles at independent schools in Adelaide and Melbourne and led teacher education workshops in schools across Asia Pacific.
From childhood Linda has had a strong involvement in sport, initially as a competitor, then as a coach, judge and an administrator. She represented Australia in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games.
Today she particularly focuses on the education of girls, to ensure that, as individuals, they are able to become confident, resourceful and resilient.
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
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.
Dandenong High School, VIC
Susan Ogden was born in the North East of England and emigrated to Australia when she was 18.
After completing her education at Melbourne University, she was employed as a graduate teacher at Dandenong High School, a large Year 7-12 coeducational High School in Melbourne.
She has been a staff member with the school for over 28 years holding a range of different leadership positions.
She was appointed Principal in 2012 and has been leading the community through a period of intense change and school improvement.
Susan is a committed and innovative educator who is driven by a passion to make a difference within her disadvantaged community and ensure the school, one of the most diverse in Victoria, provides an environment where all staff and students achieve success and strive for excellence.
Deb Bateman is a passionate educator. Her career has spanned hairdressing salons, primary schools and universities and her strong beliefs that education is the most significant enabler of any individual to achieve their own success in life (and navigate complex and changing times) have emerged through life experience and her formal education and research. Deb’s research interests are focussed increasingly on identity, agency and advocacy and the ways in people and societies (the village) can contribute to preferable and participatory futures. Deb has won a number of national awards, citations, grants and other recognition for her sustained contribution to education and student learning.
At Greenline, they don’t just create shady spaces. They conceive and construct beautiful, resilient structures where people can play, rest and learn. When it comes to designing shade, there is no one-size-fits-all formula. They work together with you and thoughtfully consider your space, analysing how sun and the elements fit in to the picture, and come up with a solution to get you outside and together, whatever the weather.
Greenline can also provide a full turn-key service. From planning permits to design solutions, let them look after everything and you can be sure that it will be done quickly and efficiently. During their comprehensive design process they look at your needs and your challenges to come up with solutions which are durable and beautiful to address your requirements. They can include everything you might want in your space including lighting and electrical, sound, retractable sports equipment or tiered seating. They have extensive experience with sports surfacing options if required as part of a shade project. They’ll look at your access points and pathways and consult with you to achieve an optimal multi-purpose functionality in your space.
With Greenline on your team, you’ll achieve maximum shade, using the best quality materials giving your structure its longest life. Greenline’s got you covered.
Empowering learning outcomes through the design and creation of Positive Space. We craft beautiful, tailored space solutions for learning and working environments. Innovation is the theme behind our furniture range, we are dedicated to producing quality furniture to enhance user experience because we believe that students everywhere deserve the best education.
Innovative school furniture from one Australia’s largest and most reliable furniture manufacturers and suppliers. We have a large capacity, supplying furniture to thousands of customers. We can custom build and have an extensive product range of over 420 pieces which includes:
- Desks and tables
- Chairs and lounges
- Office furniture
- Library furniture
- Accommodation furniture
Batger offers a wide range of flexible learning furniture, addressing the requirements of the evolving classroom. Our furniture specialists can advise on practical ways to transform your learning space inline with your teaching objectives.
Visit http://batger.com.au or call 1300 553 240
What People Are Saying
“A forward thinking and engaging conference where elements of educational best and next practice were unpacked from across Australia. An ideal environment for organic networking.”Sydney Catholic Schools
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