Navigating School Transformation
Understanding The Why, What and How of School Wide Transformation

Claire Amos
Albany Senior High School



From transforming traditional schools to start-up schools, Claire has done it all. Attend this masterclass to find out how to navigate school transformation – whether it be redesigning the classroom, transforming your school or digitising education, this is your one-stop-shop on getting started in your school.


Who Should Attend?

  • Principals/Deputies/Assistant Principals
  • Middle Leaders
  • Teachers

Why Attend?

  • Understand why schools need to change
  • Understand how change happens for schools, in schools, and how/where to make a start
  • Gain practical strategies for planning for and making change happen
  • Walk away with practical strategies for leading meaningful AND manageable change


What to bring?

Please BYO laptop device, not just a tablet or iPad. Wireless internet is provided.


9:00 | Arrival

9:30 | Commencement and Group Introduction

9:45 | Session 1: WHY: The Digital Blue Yonder

In this session, Claire will share her vision about what is on the educational horizon and how exponential technology and the future of work demands a change in how we live, teach and learn. This will be followed by round table discussions about what you think is on the horizon for your schools and communities and how you can leverage these opportunities for your learners.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop an understanding about the future of education
  • Learn about emerging technologies
  • Gain practical strategies for using exponential technologies in your school

11:00 | Morning Tea & Networking 

12:00 | Session 2: WHAT: Developing your critical lens on powerful learning

In this session, we will look at how educational leaders can establish what is and what isn’t working in their school. Claire will share the process she used when starting at Albany Senior High School mid-2018 to ready the school for change in 2019. Claire developed a template for observing “powerful learning” in each parts of the school curriculum. Observations were shared and workshopped with staff. This was then translated into a series of observations and opportunities. This will be followed by an opportunity for educational leaders to develop their own template for observing “powerful learning” in their school context.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand what data matters when considering school change
  • Design your observational template for sharing ‘your lens on powerful learning’
  • Gain practical strategies for turning observations into opportunities

1:00 | Lunch Break 

1:45 | Session 3: HOW: Turning plans into action using design thinking

In this session, we will look at how the design thinking framework can be used to develop leadership inquiries to enable your leadership to lead the change needed. Workshop participants will undertake a design thinking challenge to address a perceived need in their school and context.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a basic understanding of design thinking
  • Gain an understanding about how design thinking can be used to develop a leadership or teacher inquiry as a mechanism for leading meaningful and manageable change
  • Gain practical strategies for leading school wide change
  • Walk away with a plan for leading meaningful and manageable future-focused change

4:00 | Conclusion

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