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Diverse Education Needs & Inclusion:

This is a short 2-hour breakout forum designed for classroom teachers, Heads of Inclusion, SENCo’s and Learning Support Teachers looking for new ideas and inspiration to better assist and include students with diverse learning and and behavioural challenges. The agenda has been designed in collaboration with Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) and Autism CRC.

 

 

Future Forward School Libraries:

This information-packed 2-hour breakout forum has been produced in conjunction with the Australian School Library Association (ASLA), covering all the latest trends and developments in the world of library management. We explore how libraries are evolving, and how the job of the Librarian is becoming more of an ‘information facilitator’.

Who should attend?

  • Librarians
  • Library staff and managers
  • Heads of eLearning
  • Teacher Librarians
  • Information Services Managers
  • Digital Curriculum Coordinators

 

Maths Teaching:

This 2-hour breakout forum has been designed in partnership with the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers specially for high-school maths teachers who are looking for ways to improve student learning.

 

 

Music Teachers:

In partnership with the Victorian Music Teachers’ Association (VMTA), this 2-hour forum is designed for music teachers and school leaders to explore the new trends in music education with a large emphasis on advocacy. Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Impactful music teaching
  • Helping others understand the value of music learning
  • Developing digital literacy skills for online music education

 

 

Pre-Service Teachers:

By special request, we have produced a 2-hour break-out forum specifically addressing the learning needs of pre-service teachers. This is a FREE to attend event. Complete this form to apply for a free pass.

 

 

Home-Schooling:

In partnership with Home Education Australia, the Home Education Forum is a 2.5-hour breakout session aimed to assist home educators with the resources to get started and operate efficiently. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Who homeschools now?
  • Roundtable: What homeschoolers want mainstream schools to know about their choice
  • You must be very patient?!

 

 

Early-Childhood:

By special request, we have produced a 2-hour break-out forum designed to upskill and inspire pre-school and kindy teachers and administrators. Topics includes:

  • Play in digital society 
  • Using apps safely in the classroom

 

 

School Business Managers:

Designed for school business managers, finance managers, marketing managers, bursars and administrators looking to improve the day-to-day operations, administration and marketing of the modern school, and what new technology is available to solve their business challenges.

  • School Business Managers
  • Bursars
  • Education Financial Consultants
  • Finance Directors
  • Operations Managers
  • Administration Managers
  • Business Systems Managers

 

 

 

 

Forums, Wednesday 10 August 2022

Panel discussion
Forums
11:20

Diverse Education Needs & Inclusion Forum

In conjuction with Australian Special Education Principals' Association (ASEPA) and Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) and Autism CRC and Education Services Australia - this is a 2-hour breakout forum designed for classroom teachers, Heads of Inclusion, SENCo’s and Learning Support teachers looking for new ideas and inspiration to better assist and include students with diverse learning needs and behavioural challenges. 

 

 

 

 

Presntations will include - 

 

Transformative Leadership for Equity and Inclusion

Education systems around the world are developing policy frameworks to support greater equity for all within a context of global uncertainty and challenge, increasing school autonomy, accountability, and competition. 

The UNESCO Education 2030 Framework for Action emphasises inclusion and equity as laying the foundations for quality education. It also stresses the need to address all forms of exclusion and marginalisation, disparities and inequalities in access, participation, and learning processes and outcomes.

 While much progress has been made, schools in many countries continue to perpetuate inequality despite policy attempts to shift education towards inclusion. 

This presentation will provide an overview of a transformative approach to leadership drawing on Carolyn Shield’s work (Transformative Leadership Theory). 

We will report on the results of a six week professional learning program that involved school leaders, teachers and teacher aides who worked together in a short course to develop knowledge and skills to lead transformative school development for greater equity & inclusion.

Professor Suzanne Carrington, Research Professor, Centre for Inclusive Education QUT & School Years Director, Autism CRC

 

Applying NCCD within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports.The NCCD collects data about school students with disability who are receiving adjustments across Australia in a consistent, reliable and systematic way. It enables schools, education authorities and governments to better understand the needs of students with disability and how they can be best supported at school. To support schools to implement the NCCD model, it is helpful to consider the associated activities and processes using a Multi-Tiered System of Supports. MTSS is a three-tiered framework for planning and organising a system-wide continuum of resources, structures and practices

Leanne Woodley, Senior Education Consultant, AISNSW

 

Technology and roleplay simulation for students

Supporting Autistic secondary students using inclusionED 

Baringa Community of Practice 

And much more....

 

Hear from speakers -  

Bianca Jervis, Life Skills Coordinator, Danebank Anglican School for Girls 

Dr Stefan Schutt, Snr Lect. Learning Design/ICT/Digital Education and co-founder of The Lab (www.thelab.org.au), La Trobe, School of Education

Kelly Gorham, Head of Inclusion, Baringa State Primary School 

Trudy Bartlett, Autistic high school teacher, Marsden State Highschool 

Dr Keely Harper Hill – Baringa Community of Practice  

Suzanne Carrington, Research Professor, Centre for Inclusive Education QUT & School Years Director, Autism CRC, QUT Kelvin Grove
Dr Stefan Schutt, Senior Lecturer, Learning Design (ICT/Digital), La Trobe University
Leanne Woodley, Education Consultant, Manager - Student Services, Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AISNSW)
Bianca Jervis, Life Skills Coordinator, Danebank Anglican School for Girls
Kelly Gorham, Head of Inclusion, Baringa State Primary School
Tracey Taylor, Director of Education Policy, Independent Schools Australia
Panel discussion
Forums
11:20

Maths Forum

This 2 hour breakout forum has been designed in partnership with the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) and the Australian Maths Trust (AMT) specially for maths teachers who are looking for ways to improve student learning.

The Forum will kick off with -

The new Australian Curriculum: Mathematics version 9.0 – “What has changed and why?”

Rachael Whitney-Smith, Mathematics Curriculum Specialist, ACARA

  • Embedding the mathematical proficiency strands into the curriculum content and achievement standards in an explicit and integrated way, raising the expectations for all students to become proficient in mathematics they are learning
  • Connecting content within and across the strands of mathematics and making more explicit the key connections to general capabilities, cross curriculum priorities and to related content from other learning areas
  • Describing the functionality of digital tools and emphasising where there is a need to use digital tools in the teaching, learning and assessing of mathematics
  • What is new to the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics 

Knowing and Doing Mathematics

Dr Kristen Tripet, Program Manager, reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry, Australian Academy of Science

  • Students need to deeply know mathematics so the they can do mathematics fluently
  • To build ‘knowers’ and ‘doers of mathematics’ we need to teach students in a way that builds their understanding of important mathematical concepts
  • The types of tasks we use and the culture of learning in the classroom are key components of teaching for conceptual understanding in mathematics.

Other topics will be -

  • Blended learning in the math classroom - using the multi-media theory of learning

And much more....

Speakers will include -

  • Joel Speranza, Head of Mathematics, St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School
  • Janine Sprakel, National Partnerships and Engagement Manager, Australian Maths Trust
  • Penny Addison, Director, Curriculum and Assessment Branch, DET Victoria
  • Allan Dougan, CEO, The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Allan Dougan, Chief Executive Officer, The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Rachael Whitney-Smith, Curriculum Specialist, Mathematics, ACARA
Joel Speranza, Head of Mathematics, St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School
Kristen Tripet, Program Manager, reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry, Australian Academy Of Science 
Janine Sprakel, National Partnerships and Engagement Manager, Australian Maths Trust (AMT)
Penny Addison, Director, Curriculum and Assessment Branch, Learning and Teaching Division, Department of Education and Training
Panel discussion
Forums
14:20

Future Forward School Libraries Forum

This information-packed 2 hour breakout forum has been produced in conjunction with the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) covering all the latest trends and developments in the world of library management. We explore how libraries are evolving, and how the job of the Librarian is becoming more of an ‘information facilitator’.  

Forum Introduction and Welcome

Natalie Otten, President, ASLA 

 

How to Do Advocacy in These Stormy Times

  • Identify where your school library sits within the current national landscape of school library staffing 
  • Select from a range of practical actions you can use to advocate for school library services in the current ‘stormy’ times in education

Holly Godfree, Teacher Librarian, Lake Tuggeranong College

 

Creating & Future Proofing an Inquiry Hub

  • Libraries as drivers of pedagogical change.
  • Gathering momentum and harnessing the power of your staff. 
  • Penrhos College success story.

Shannon Armitage, Dean of Academic Achievement and Innovation, Penrhos College

Will Horwood, Head of Library and Digital Literacy, Penrhos College

 

Other topics will include:

  • Media literacy and fact-checking online 
  • Exploring the role of Teacher Librarian
  • Information Literacy and fluency 

 

Hear from more speakers incluing -

Bridget Forster, Teacher-Librarian, Strathcona Baptist Girls’ Grammar School

 

Who should attend?

  • Librarians
  • School Librarians
  • Heads of eLearning
  • Heads of Library
  • Teacher Librarians
  • Library staff and managers
  • Information Services Managers
  • Digital Curriculum Coordinators
Holly Godfree, Teacher Librarian & Coodinator, National Students Need School Libraries Campaign
Shannon Armitage, Dean of Academic Achievement and Innovation, Penrhos College
William Horwood, Head of Library and Digital Literacy, Penrhos College
Bridget Forster, Head of Kerferd Library, Mentone Girls' Grammar School
Panel discussion
Forums
14:20

Pre-Service Teachers Forum

By special request, we have produced a 2 hour break-out forum specifically addressing the learning needs of pre-service teachers. This session is supported by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Hear from speakers -

  • Linda Blakis, Professional Practice Manager, Victorian Institute of Teaching
  • Dr Rachel Cunneen, Senior Lecturer, Teacher Education, University of Canberra 
  • Sharon Davis, Director, Education and Ethics, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
  • Pauline Jones, President, Primary English Teaching Association

And many more....

You expect topics like -

How to talk about multimodal literacy in the classroom: The case of climate change

Dr Jo Bird, Senior Lecturer - Early Childhood Education, University of New England
Dr Pauline Jones, Associate Professor in Language Education, University of Wollongong & President of the Primary English Teaching Association Aust, University of Wollongong
Linda Blakis, Professional Practice Manager, Victorian Institute of Teaching
Dr Rachel Cunneen, Senior Lecturer - Teacher Education, University of Canberra
last published: 04/Jul/22 10:55

Forums, Thursday 11 August 2022

Panel discussion
Forums
08:45

Early Childhood Educators Forum

In conjunction with the Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) and by special request, we have produced a break-out forum designed to upskill and inspire pre-school and kindy teachers and administrators.

 

Some topics covered include -

 

Implications of Australian policy and funding reforms in early childhood education and care

David Worland, CEO, ELAA

Understand the latest early childhood education and care policy and funding reforms across both State and Federal Government in Australia

Understand the opportunities and challenges presented by these reforms on:

  • Children
  • Families
  • Service providers
  • Teachers and educators.

 

 

 

Play in a digital society

Jo Bird, Senior Lecturer - Early Childhood Education, University of New England

 

 

 

 

Making the most of partnerships with families 

Joanne Tarasuik, Research Manager, Playgroup Victoria 

  • Fostering parents’ engagement in their children’s learning journey 
  • Promoting the early home learning environment 
  • Creating continuity of learning across environments 
  • Empowering parents to stimulate their child 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel: Using apps safely in the classroom 

Joanne Tarasuik, Research Manager, Playgroup Victoria 

Jordy Kaufman, Associate Professor, Swinburne University of Technology

Trent Ray, Co-Founder & Cyber Safety Educator

 

 

 

And much more....keep an eye on this Forum for more details..

Dr Jo Bird, Senior Lecturer - Early Childhood Education, University of New England
Trent Ray, Co-Founder & Cyber Safety Educator, Cyber Safety Project
Trent Ray, Co-Founder & Cyber Safety Educator, Cyber Safety Project
David Worland, CEO, Early Learning Association Australia
Joanne Tarasuik, Research Manager, Playgroup Victoria
Panel discussion
Forums
14:00

Home Schooling Forum

In conjunction with the Home Education Association -

14:00 - Who homeschools now? - 60 mins

Home education, sometimes called homeschooling, is Australia’s fastest growing educational choice. Over the five years to 2020, it grew 53 per cent. While it started from a lower base, this growth is much higher than the second highest growth experienced by the independent school sector which grew by 10 per cent over the same period. Research, both in Australia and overseas, has been concerned with the changing composition of the home education cohort, why they choose home education, how they come to know about it and what they are looking for. In this presentation, we will examine the reasons families choose home education, what motivates them to make the transition, and how it affects them. We will also examine how mainstream schools can keep families in schools as well as how they can help these students transition back into schools. 

Speaker - Dr Rebecca English

15:00 - Roundtable: What homeschoolers want mainstream schools to know about their choice - 60 mins

As more and more families choose to homeschool, there has never been a more pressing need for the mainstream school community to understand the experiences of families who homeschool. This roundtable discussion, chaired by the Home Education Association, Australia’s peak home education support body, brings together experts in the field to answer common questions about home education. Glenda Jackson, a researcher with extensive experience of the transition back to school, will answer questions on how families transition, what they are looking for and how schools can support that transition. Rebecca English, a Senior Lecturer in Education at Queensland University of Technology, will discuss the reasons parents choose home education and how it links with other trends in education including the move to private tutoring.

Panel: Dr Rebecca English, Dr Glenda Jackson Host: Karen Chegwidden

16:00 - You must be very patient?! - 30 mins

Although becoming a more mainstream choice, home education continues to be perceived through a lens of assumptions not based in reality. When telling people that you home educate common responses include -"You must be very patient", "I could never do that", "but what about socialisation?" and "can they go to university?" Karen Chegwidden, President of the Home Education Association, will share the lived experience of home education and unpack some of the myths surrounding home education. 

Speaker: Karen Chegwidden

Rebecca English, Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
Glenda Jackson, Director, Australian Home Education Advisory Service
Karen Chegwidden, Home Education Association
Panel discussion
Forums
14:00

Music Teachers Forum

Join this forum and enjoy presentations -

Impactful music teaching

Prof Gary McPherson, Ormond Chair of Music, University of Melbourne

Helping others understand the value of music learning

Dr Anita Collins, Neuromusical Educator, Bigger Better Brains 

Harmony In Strings - curiosity, connection and meaning-making within a primary school compulsory instrumental music program

Zoe Barry, Co-Director, Harmony In Strings, Sacred Heart Primary, Fitzroy

Fireside chat: Developing digital literacy skills for online music education

Dr Carol Johnson, Melbourne Conservatorium Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne

Technology-based approach to Music Education

Alahana Somerville, Music Teacher, Mentone Girls' Grammar School

Alahana Somerville, Music Teacher, Mentone Girls' Grammar School
Zoë Barry, Co-Director, Harmony In Strings, Sacred Heart Primary, Fitzroy
Dr Carol Johnson, Senior Lecturer in Music (Online Learning & Educational Technologies), University of Melbourne
Dr Anita Collins, Neuromusical Educator, Bigger Better Brains
Prof Gary McPherson, Ormond Professor of Music, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne
last published: 04/Jul/22 10:55