DAY ONE – Wednesday 21 March 2018

 

09:00 | Official opening by conference chair

Aine Maher, Director – Education Services, Independent Schools Victoria
 

Morning Plenary:

INNOVATION EDUCATION

9:15 | Creative Schools: the grassroots revolution that’s transforming education

  • Rethink the nature and purpose of education
  • Understand the factors that motivate and shift human potential
  • Appraise the role that creativity is playing in learning systems and organisations
Sir Ken Robinson, Internationally recognised authority in creativity and New York Times best-selling author

10:00 |  How drones can be used for teaching, learning and imagination
  • Discuss emerging drone, 3D visualisation and big data technologies and the opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurialism
  • Be inspired by a range of humanitarian and environmental applications to education
  • Discover a unique way of marrying literacy, communication, and STEM skills for educators and students
Dr Catherine Ball, Creator, Communicator, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian


10:20 |  Diversity, inclusion, and safe schools for the education workforce and our students

  • Assess how to develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes needed now and for the jobs of the future
  • Understand how to build your school’s capacity to acknowledge and value diversity, provides equal opportunities, and is inclusive of all differences
  • Outline of unique and important aspects of the Safe Schools strategy

Gill Callister, Secretary, Department of Education, Victoria


10:45 | Morning Break – tea/coffee and exhibition viewing with main stage presentations

 

11.30 | Developing an inquiry-based, holistic curriculum to engage all learners in an australian independent school

  • Understanding inquiry-based learning, identity and inclusion
  • How to implement the International Primary and International Early Years curriculum in conjunction with ACARA
  • How teachers can manage and map the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) across their classes

Megan Moore, Principal, Sinai College
 

11:50 |  How ‘differentiation’ can cut across the different ways of teaching in the classroom

  • Understanding how to use ‘differentiation’ across:
    • Multiple means of representing information
    • Multiple means of student expression of learning
    • Multiple means of student engagement
Kate de Bruin, Lecturer Inclusive Education, Monash University

 

12:10 |  how the neuropower of responsibility theory supports learning needs and inclusion

Learn how responsibility theory, combined with neurological, affective, mental, and neurophysiological synergy, leads to:

  • Positive social interactions in the classroom
  • Willingness to engage in academic studies
  • Stopping ALL bullying in the classroom where responsibility theory is operating
Dr Ragnar Purje, LAdjunct Professor – School of Education and the Arts, Central Queensland University


12:30 | Lunch and exhibition viewing with main stage presentations

 

14:00 | DAY ONE BREAKOUTS

During the breakout session delegates split into smaller groups where they have the option to attend one of three workshops OR three Roundtable Discussions. Roundtables are small group discussions focused on a particular topic and directed by a central table host who guides the conversation and facilitates questions and answers from participants. Roundtables run in three rotations of 30 minutes each. Delegates pre-select breakout sessions ahead of the event so they cover the issues and topics that matter most to them.

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15:30 | Afternoon Break – tea/coffee and exhibition viewing with main stage presentations

 

Afternoon Plenary:

HIGH PERFORMANCE CULTURE, LEADERSHIP, SPACE AND TIME

16:30 | Authentic conversations to lead systemic growth and change

  • Learn how the world’s largest International School Campus achieves top-rankings
  • Discover how to expand your 4Cs of 21st Century learning to include content knowledge, competence, and character
  • How to tackle future and present complexities through personalised learning, and institutional problem solving
Dr Chip Kimball, Superintendent, Singapore American School

 

17:00 |  Top notch school leadership

  • What does the research reveal as important in high performance leadership teams?
  • Learn how to build positive and effective structures and processes for quality schooling
  • Recognise, support and nurture the next generation of school leaders
Danny Pinchas, General Manager - Teaching and School Leadership, AITSL

 

17:30 | End of Day One

 

17:35 | Networking Drinks


19:00 | GALA DINNER WITH GUEST OF HONOUR SIR KEN ROBINSON




DAY TWO – Thursday 22 March 2018

 

9:10 |  How to support educators and children with severely disruptive school behaviour

  • Outlining the research that will break down assumptions of ‘difficult’ children and their characteristics in their early years
  • Understanding how you can recognise certain behaviour and how you can intervene (list of what not to do!)
  • Illuminating the difference between passive engagers vs active disengagers
Prof. Linda J. Graham, Student Engagement, Learning & Behaviour Research Group, Queensland University of Technology

 

9:30 |  Engaging vulnerable and disengaged students with learning

  • Understanding student disengagement
  • A trauma informed approach to re-engaging vulnerable students
  • Results from the evaluation of Oakwood School
David Roycroft, Principal, Oakwood School


9:50 |  Equity over equality: lessons learned from the most disadvantaged cohort in the state

  • Understand the context for systemic change, and lessons learned from 1300 disadvantaged and impaired children
  • How to support and teach the more capable to look after the less capable
  • Assess positive behaviour support plans
Murray Geddes, Principal, LOOKOUT Education Support Centre South Eastern Victoria Region

10:10 | Interactive Session: Experiencing and Understanding the Behaviour of Sensory Overload for Autism Students

  • Experience what it is like to be on the autism spectrum
  • How to create autism friendly classrooms
  • What kind of training affects teachers?
  • Taking evidence-based practice into reality
Karina Barley, Lecturer, Inclusive Education, Monash University

 

10:30 | Morning Break - Tea/coffee and Exhibition Viewing with Expo Main Stage Presentations

 

11:15 |  Teaching kids to code in an inclusive environment

  • Understanding the computational thinking behind the digital technologies curriculum
  • Gain insight from different case studies of students with different impairments on how they could approach different subjects with computational thinking
  • Discuss the different accessibility touchpoints on different technologies that educators may not be aware of
Greig Tardiani, T4L Project Manager - Futures Learning Unit Technology Integrations, NSW Department of Education

11:40 |  How to Prepare Impaired Students Beyond Schooling

  • Understanding the inherent biases and expectations of people with disabilities
  • Shifting students from school-based skill development to social-based skill development
  • Being an included educator
Alison Venter, Assistant Principal/ Literacy Coach, Lilydale District School


12:00 |  Celebrating quality co-teaching and student diversity

  • How to provide a fully inclusive approach to learning through flexible learning spaces and alleviating the need for withdrawal and intervention
  • Hear why we place equal value on learner qualities (dispositions) and academic success
  • Understand why and how we value expertise within the school
Brenda Dalheim, Head of Learning Support, Claremont College


12:20 |
Lunch and Exhibition viewing with Main Stage Presentations

 

13:40 |  Improving Teacher Engagement with Students

  • Upskilling classroom management
  • How to engage pedagogy with students with special needs
  • Practical strategies around re-engaging behaviour management
Heath Henwood, Master Teacher, Rockhampton Special School

 

14:00 | Executive Skills: Part I: What are they? How do they help educators identify strengths and areas of development

  • Defining executive skills and how they can help your special needs or struggling students
  • Improving task initiation vs emotional intelligence
  • Identifying suitable strategies to assist specific Executive Skills
  • How to measure success in junior and senior school
David Eggleston, Head of Learning Support, Brighton Grammar Junior School  


14:20 |  Executive Skills: Part II: Strategies you can use to develop weakness areas of your students

  • Benchmarking best-practice in addressing areas for further Executive Skills development
  • Identifying suitable strategies to assist specific Executive Skills
  • How to measure success in junior and senior school
Daniel Brown, Head of Learning Strategies, Brighton Grammar School

 

14:40 | Afternoon Break – Tea/coffee and Exhibition Viewing with Main Stage Presentations

 

Closing Plenary Session:

REVOLUTIONARY PEDAGOGY

15:20 |  Don't teach games - teach game design

  • Discover a fast-paced, custom-designed elective that smashes together collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking - LOUDLY!
  • Learn about the design principles and psychology underlying everything from high-budget video games to card games and outdoor games
  • Explore the ways game design and gamified thinking can help your students (and your staff!) understand the world around them
Bill Cohen, Teacher Librarian, ICT Integrator, Asquith Girls High School

 

15:40 |  Preparing students for the “new work-order”

  • Discuss some of the ‘enterprising skills’ projects from 2017 – biggest challenges, failures, and lessons learned overall
  • Analyse the research and need behind student negotiated learning that focuses on capabilities and skills
  • How to reconfigure your school curriculum and learning spaces to maximise ‘skills’ outcomes vs ‘subject’ outcomes (on a budget) to better prepare your students for the workforce

Rob Steffler, Dean of Studies, Glasshouse Christian College


16:00 |  Cultivating capabilities through Entrepreneurial Learning at school

  • Understand the key elements of successful learning in today’s youth dynamic
  • Hear from a range of case studies about what makes entrepreneurial learning work in schools
  • Learn how to overcome inevitable challenges, invest in the school culture, and attain better long term student outcomes
Panel Chair:
Dr Bronwyn Hinz, Policy Fellow, Mitchell Institute at Victoria University


Panellists:
Claire Amos, Principal and Co-Founder, City Senior School at The Launching Pad (NZ)
Hannah Matus, Policy Analyst, Mitchell Institute at Victoria University


16:20 | Closing remarks from the Chair and Conference Close