Endorsed for 6 hours of NESA Registered Professional Development

 Thursday, 25 July 2019

8:00am

Registration opens

8:50am

Chairperson welcome

Catherine Misson – Former Principal, Melbourne Girls Grammar

8:55am

Event Partner address

Travis Gandy – Chief Operating Officer, Compass Education

9:00am

KEYNOTE: Leading your school to success

This inspiring session will draw on Steve’s experience as principal of a number of schools, from a one-teacher school through to a large metropolitan school in Queensland and an international school in Hong Kong. He will share effective teamwork and leadership strategies to drive educational excellence.

  • How to create success for every child at your school
  • Strategies for motivating and engaging students and teachers
  • How to lead with impact and drive successful change

Steve Francis – Author & Former Principal, Kowloon Junior School and Jindalee State School

10:00am

How to measure value in your school

School leaders need to manage complex budgets while overseeing long term investment plans. In this session, Travis Gandy will discuss how Principals can improve operational efficiencies in schools and use value as a measure for decision making.

  • How do you measure value?
  • Balancing competing requirements
  • Spending money to improve your budget and operational efficiencies
  • Using software to streamline your school processes and reduce administrative burdens and costs

Travis Gandy – Chief Operating Officer, Compass Education

10:30am

Morning Tea

11:00am

PANEL: Building positive relationships with school communities and beyond

There are many ways of principals to build positive relationships. This panel will discuss:

  • How to promote active and meaningful participation from parents, students and staff
  • Entrepreneurial leader – exploring ways to invest in relationships with parents and build capital with the broader community
  • How are Australia’s best schools engaging parents and communities?

Panellists:

Frank Catalano – Principal, Glen Waverley Primary School

Stella Jinman – Principal, Cecil Andrews College

Loretta Piazza – Principal, Meadowglen Primary School

Moderator:

Catherine Misson – Former Principal, Melbourne Girls Grammar

12:00pm

CASE STUDY: Change leadership – steering your school through curriculum changes

Principals can play a key role in positively leading schools through the significant and continual process of curriculum reform. This session will highlight:

  • Successfully implementing the national reform agenda in your school
  • Empowering and supporting teachers through perpetual changes
  • How to create an adaptive and innovative culture in your school

Liana Gooch – Deputy Principal, Korowa Anglican Girls School

Kellie Lyneham – Deputy Principal – Student Wellbeing, Korowa Anglican Girls School

12:30pm

Networking lunch

1:30pm

Effective leadership – what your school needs in order to grow

Advancing Australia’s education workforce is closely linked with the recruitment and retention processes our schools follow. Many schools report challenges in finding quality teachers, but how many schools are working towards developing these quality educators themselves?

Join Tyson Wood as he shares over 15 years of professional advice on education recruitment and learn about:

  • Current recruitment trends and where schools go to find quality educators
  • Fostering career progression and using technology and resources to retain your educators
  • Insights from schools overseas
  • Key learnings from our government’s current inquiry into the Status of the Teaching Profession

Tyson Wood – Managing Director, Smart Teachers & Tes Australia

2:10pm

Solving the teacher shortage: How to attract, engage and retain young teachers

It is becoming more difficult to attract and retain quality teachers in schools. This session will address how to:

  • Inspire your team through effective leadership strategies
  • Mentor younger teachers to replace future retirees
  • Building teacher capability and professional development through strong leadership
  • Attract and recruit teachers for hard-to-fill roles

Lisa Wright – Principal, Weilmoringle Public School

2:50pm

Afternoon tea

3:30pm

PANEL: The art of instructional leadership

In this thought-provoking panel, three principals from very different schools will share their varying approaches to instructional leadership.

  • What does successful instructional leadership look like today?
  • How do principals articulate this leadership within schools?
  • Effectives leadership skills for 21st century schools
  • Creating a collaborative coaching partnership with your teachers

Panelists:

Matthew Johnson – National President, Australian Special Education Principals Association

Jill Laughlin – Principal, Camberwell High School

Peter Walker – National President, Australian Association of Special Education

Lisa Wright – Principal, Weilmoringle Public School

Moderator:

Catherine Misson – Former Principal, Melbourne Girls Grammar

4:30pm

Close

8:00am

Registration opens

8:50am

Chairperson welcome

Robyne Bowering – Director, Step Up Education

9:00am

KEYNOTE: The future of technology in educational leadership

While the impact of effective leadership in schools on learning outcomes is well established, the role of school leadership has changed and is continuing to change in the light of technological and social factors. This presentation will address:

  • How to prepare school leaders to excel in teaching and learning through digital technologies
  • Where technology plays a role in developing leaders, the community and the education system
  • How to harness the opportunities that technology provides by equipping school leaders and teachers with tools and initiatives

Edmund Misson – Acting Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

9:50am

CASE STUDY: Innovative augmented reality (AR) deployment at Berwick Lodge Primary

Augmented reality is changing the educational landscape, allowing learners to acquire new skills through simulated experiences. How are innovative schools using AR to optimise learning in classrooms? This session will discuss:

  • New ways of accessing information in digital classrooms through augmented reality
  • Using AR to optimise learning in classrooms
  • The capabilities and limitations of AR technology
  • Designing and delivering a classroom-ready AR learning experience

Henry Grossek – Principal, Berwick Lodge Primary School

Manjeet Singh – Researcher, Deakin University

10:30m

Morning tea

11:00am

CASE STUDY: Classrooms redefined – creating the learning spaces of tomorrow

Cutting-edge learning spaces don’t have to be expensive. This session share tips on designing and implementing cost-effective learning spaces that facilitate innovative teaching methods:

  • Focussing on future learning with a flexible learning environment
  • Repurposing old spaces for 21st century skills
  • Using learning spaces to develop future skillsets for students

Amy Moore – Relieving Assistant Principal, Harrington Public School

Jason Taylor – Stage 3 Classroom Teacher, Harrington Public School

11:50am

TECH TALK 1

12:10pm

TECH TALK 2

12:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm

How to embed cutting-edge STEM programs

Right now, STEM is at the top of the educational agenda. This session will discuss how Cecil Andrews College has used technology to embrace and embed future-focused learning and teaching practices.

  • Understanding the importance of technology in delivering future focused learning
  • How to drive technology implementation within your school
  • Assessing the benefits of fostering collaboration with industry partners
  • Incorporating soft skills in STEM education

Stella Jinman – Principal, Cecil Andrews College

2:10pm

TECH TALK 3

2:30pm

TECH TALK 4

2:50pm

Afternoon tea

3:30pm

PANEL: Digital technologies and the school curriculum

How do school leaders equip teachers with future-ready skills? This interactive panel will discuss innovative and evidence-based methods of incorporating coding, robotics and computational thinking into learning activities:

  • Examples of successful coding and robotics programs
  • How to develop and design engaging classroom activities to achieve learning outcomes
  • How do you integrate the learning power of coding and applied robotics in classrooms?
  • How to choose the right digital technologies for your school

Panellists:

Philip Carew – Head of Digital Technologies & eLearning, Toorak College

Mary-Lou O’Brien – Chief Digital Officer, Melbourne Girls Grammar

Tamara Sullivan – Head of Academics and Innovation, Ormiston College

Moderator:

Robyne Bowering – Director, Step Up Education

4:30pm

Close

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