Operationalising the teacher education reforms for impact
Conference Date
15th & 16th May 2018
Location
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
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Day 1 - Tuesday 15th May, 2018

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Associate Professor David Geelan
Deputy Head of School Learning & Teaching
Griffith University
8:40
Video Statement from the Minister
The Hon Simon Birmingham
Minister for Education and Training
* Video Presentation
8:50
DELEGATE SPOTLIGHT: What are the big challenges facing attendees & how do we solve them

This interactive session will kick off the event and set the scene for the two days. Delegates will be asked to list some of their core challenges, these will then be discussed collectively and addressed throughout the two days.

Embed measurement of impact in your teaching course
9:10
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Improving teacher education in Australia
  • How can we measure a successful teacher
  • What are the next steps needed to reforms teacher education
Laureate Professor John Hattie
Director, Melbourne Educational Research Institute & Deputy Dean & Chair
University of Melbourne & AITSL
9:50
Enhancing teacher induction and impact using student and peer feedback
  • Learn about the vital and reliable insights on teacher effectiveness provided by student feedback and peer observations.
  • Hear school leaders discuss how they used this data and related services as a diagnostic and development tool.
  • Better support graduate teachers as part of strengthened, cohesive induction process.
Iris Nastasi
Executive Principal, Leadership and Succession (Head of People and Culture)
Sydney Catholic Schools
Dr Bronwyn Hinz
Director of Research & Development
Pivot Professional Learning
10:20
SPEED NETWORKING

In this interactive session you will have the opportunity to meet attendees in short 60 second bursts, exchange business cards and set up valuable conversations for the rest of the event

10:40
Morning tea & networking
11:10
Selection Criteria for Initial Teacher Education
  • Assessing changes to non-academic selection
  • What are the different models being used across Australia and internationally?
  • Developing reliable practice that is both efficient and dependable is a challenge
  • How to apply this to international students?
Associate Professor Sean Kearney
Associate Dean, Academic
University of Notre Dame
11:50
The future direction of teacher education in Australia
  • What is the next steps of the reforms
Edmund Misson
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
AITSL
12:30
Networking lunch
1:30
IMPLEMENTATION DISCUSSION: Answering your questions on accreditation, literacy & numeracy tests & the new standards

This panel is dedicated to answering the most pertinent questions that delegates have on the reforms and their implementation. Bring your most challenging problems along and ask our keynote panel

David de Carvalho
Chief Executive Officer
NSW Education Standards Authority
Laureate Professor John Hattie
Director, Melbourne Educational Research Institute & Deputy Dean & Chair
University of Melbourne & AITSL
Fran Cosgrove
Director Strategy & Standards
Victorian Institute of Teaching
2:10
Developing a whole of institution approach to the ITE reforms
  • Managing the challenges of embedding the reforms at an education provider
  • Embedding cultural and process change
Professor Helen Wildy
Dean of Education
University of Western Australia
2:50
Afternoon tea & networking
Creating mutually beneficial partnerships with schools
3:20
Evidence, research and policy making in ITE
  • Evidence of impact in the accreditation system
  • Generating an evidence base to inform the future of ITE
Kristen Casanova
Manager
AITSL
4:00
ROUNDTABLE GROUP WORK

Groups will compare and discuss notes from the day and strategies going forward

4:40
Closing remarks from the Chair and end of day one
Workshop A: How to improve professional school partnerships & embed teacher performance assessments
Tuesday 15th May 2018, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

The workshop

A high quality professional practice placement provides preservice teachers with a grounded and meaningful experience of teaching that improves their skill set. The administrative details that govern partnerships have changed dramatically thanks to the reforms, both educational providers and schools now need to be more in sync in order to deliver TPA’s and ultimately an excellent and beneficial professional practice experience for pre-service teachers.

What will you take away by attending?

  • What has changed in this space and what do you now need to be doing?
  • What does each stakeholder need and how to develop common goals?
  • Clear practice to make subjective judgements consistent
  • Implementation strategies for TPA’s

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Associate Professor David Geelan
Deputy Head of School Learning & Teaching
Griffith University
Anjuli Dillon
Head of Mentoring STEM Teacher Education Centre of Excellence
Benowa State High School
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Day 2 - Wednesday 16th May, 2018

8:00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Associate Professor David Geelan
Deputy Head of School Learning & Teaching
Griffith University
8:40
Evolving & strengthening school university partnerships in response to TEMAG
  • Developing longer term collaboration
  • Establishing an equal collaborative culture with different stakeholders
  • Embedding the reforms: TPA, non academic selection etc
Associate Professor David Geelan
Deputy Head of School Learning & Teaching
Griffith University
Anjuli Dillon
Head of Mentoring STEM Teacher Education Centre of Excellence
Benowa State High School
9:20
Redesigning professional experience for greater impact
  • Preparation for and assessment of pre-service teachers during placement
  • Implementing a new TPA
  • Developing innovative responsive placements to improve site and pre-service teacher outcomes
Jackie Thomson
Director of Professional Experience, Education
Flinders University
Josh Vick
Deputy Principal
Woodcroft Primary School
10:00
Morning tea & networking
Embedding teacher performance assessments in schools
10:30
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Collective action & collaborative professionalism in authentic cultural change: Creating & embedding teacher performance assessment
  • Key insights into the lived experience of the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment
  • Identifying both conceptual and practical aspects and lessons learned
Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith
Director, Learning Sciences Institute Australia
Australian Catholic University
11:10
The methodologies & mechanisms to our TPA
  • Developing clear practice to make subjective judgements consistent
  • Partnering with schools
  • Unpacking our Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT)
Professor Janet Clinton
Director, The Centre for Program Evaluation
University of Melbourne
11:50
Networking lunch
12:50
IMPLEMENTATION DISCUSSION: How are schools across Australia progressing & what does the future workforce look like?
  • Improving parent engagement
  • Attracting & retaining teachers
  • Implementing TPAs at Schools
  • Training teachers for TPAs
Dennis Yarrington
President
Australian Primary Principals Association
Dianne Giblin AM
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Council of State School Organisations
Correna Haythorpe
Federal President
Australian Education Union
2:15
IMPLEMENTING DISCUSSION: Implementing & fine tuning TPAs
  • How to reconfigure school-university partnerships
  • How to develop training practices and support for schools.
Paul Martin
Executive Director, Quality Teaching
NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)
Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith
Director, Learning Sciences Institute Australia
Australian Catholic University
Professor Janet Clinton
Director, The Centre for Program Evaluation
University of Melbourne
2:30
DELEGATE SPOTLIGHT: What are your solutions to the core challenges?

Reflecting back on the two days attendees will discuss and strategise in smaller groups how they plan to tackle their challenges in the coming months

2:45
Closing remarks from the Chair & Afternoon tea with networking
Workshop A: How to improve professional school partnerships & embed teacher performance assessments
Tuesday 15th May 2018, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

The workshop

A high quality professional practice placement provides preservice teachers with a grounded and meaningful experience of teaching that improves their skill set. The administrative details that govern partnerships have changed dramatically thanks to the reforms, both educational providers and schools now need to be more in sync in order to deliver TPA’s and ultimately an excellent and beneficial professional practice experience for pre-service teachers.

What will you take away by attending?

  • What has changed in this space and what do you now need to be doing?
  • What does each stakeholder need and how to develop common goals?
  • Clear practice to make subjective judgements consistent
  • Implementation strategies for TPA’s

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Associate Professor David Geelan
Deputy Head of School Learning & Teaching
Griffith University
Anjuli Dillon
Head of Mentoring STEM Teacher Education Centre of Excellence
Benowa State High School
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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