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
- Supporting interdisciplinary collaboration with blended & flipped learning pedagogy
- 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
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.
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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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