Operationalising the teacher education reforms for impact
Conference Date
15th & 16th May 2018
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
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Implement the ITE reforms at your institution
There has been significant and fast moving changes since the Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers report was released in February 2015.

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
Who will attend?
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
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Key Speakers

The Hon Simon Birmingham
Minister for Education and Training
* Video Presentation
Laureate Professor John Hattie
Director, Melbourne Educational Research Institute & Deputy Dean & Chair
University of Melbourne & AITSL
Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith
Director, Learning Sciences Institute Australia
Australian Catholic University


What People Are Saying

  • “An excellent conference with national and international speakers who engaged me and contributed to my learning”

    Ruth Newtown
    Monash University & Attendee at November 2016’s Improving Initial Teacher Education


  • Date: 17 Apr 2018  By: Richard Jackson

    2018 is the year of change at Faculty’s of Education across Australia, as staff are busy implementing evidence based standards across their faculty to assess the readiness of their graduate teachers The most challenging aspect for University’s are the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA’s). This is essentially a more formalised metric systems that rates a graduate …

  • Date: 4 Oct 2016  By: Diane Mayer

    Diane Mayer, University of Sydney Teacher education is a highly scrutinised area. Australia, for example, has had a steady stream of reviews over the past 25 years. These reviews usually examine the available research literature (mostly as it is filtered through reports by think-tanks and various multinationals and global organisations) and set up mechanisms for …

  • Date: 22 Sep 2016  By: Jessica Farrelly

    Almost a quarter of teachers consider leaving the profession within their first five years of teaching, according to data released by the Australian Institute for Teaching and Learning (AITSL) last year. The Initial Teacher Education data report found that the main reason new teachers contemplate an alternative career is insufficient recognition or reward. This issue …

  • Date: 30 Aug 2016  By: Field Rickards, Dean of Education, University of Melbourne

    Field Rickards, University of Melbourne In our series, Better Teachers, we’ll explore how to improve teacher education in Australia. We’ll look at what the evidence says on a range of themes including how to raise the status of the profession and measure and improve teacher quality. Top-performing international education systems value expert teaching and recognise …