Masterclasses: 20 March 2018
Conferences & Expo: 21 - 22 March 2018
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
So much more than just fun & games. (Really!)
8:30 | Arrival
9:00 - 10:30 | Session 1: Understanding the Essentials of Student Engagement
In this opening session we’ll explore the meaning of Authentic Engagement and examine case studies as well as share our current practice. In particular we’ll explore Ryan & Deci’s Self Determination Theory, Philip Schlecty’s Continuum of Engagement as well as the importance school belonging.
10:30 - 10:50 |
Tea & Coffee Break
10:50 - 12:30 | Session 2: Motivating Learning through Increased Expectations, Assessment, Feedback, and Mindset
This session will focus on how the work of Carol Dweck around Mindset can enhance our approaches to engagement and learning. Too many students believe they don’t need to learn, or that they can’t learn. In addition to this, research suggests that the teacher’s mindset has a significant impact on the students in their care. How can we address our mindset in order to challenge expectations and improve our ability to recognise potential and learning in every one of our students? Participants will explore various strategies including Feedback techniques, formative assessment strategies and documentation processes that encourage students to take ownership of their learning.
12:30 - 1:20 |
1:20 - 2:40 | Session 3: Curiosity, Inquiry, Challenge and Self-Efficacy
Bring it all together: In this session, participants will continue to explore Feedback techniques,and other strategies hat encourage students to take ownership of their learning. Dan will also host a “Virtual Tour” of approaches and community cultures where authentic engagement is at the heart of learning. This will serve as a stimulus for our final session together in participants will be encouraged to consider how they might enhance engagement in their community.
2:40 - 3:00 |
Tea & Coffee Break
3:00 - 4:15 | Session 4: Planning for, and Taking Action
In this session, participants will be encouraged to reflect on the day in order to develop an Action Plan to take back to school. Participants will receive an Action Plan Tool to ensure their ideas don’t succumb to the most common pitfalls in school, and they will be encouraged to “pitch” their plans to the room, as well as continue to engage with the group though an online space curated by Dan.