DAY ONE | Thursday, 8 June 2017

OPENING PLENARY SESSIONS

9:00 | Opening and Welcome by Plenary Chair

Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

HUMAN MOTIVATION AND THE DRIVE TO LEARN

9:15 | Growth Mindset - Culture and Strategy

  • Connect with our world authority on Growth Mindset, and access up-to-date research and practice
  • Discover how to implement Growth Mindset to build and support learning cultures
  • Understand how to deploy and develop effective growth strategies

Prof. Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

 

LEARNING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

9:45 | Panel Session: A Global Context for Education in meeting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Hear from NGO leaders about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Learn from global and national thinkers about the opportunity to respond to a range of pressing issues facing our planet
  • Find out what educational leaders are doing to respond to these goals in their teaching and learning

Panellists Include:
Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle
Dr Helen Szoke, Chief Executive, Oxfam Australia
Dermot O'Gorman, CEO, WWF Australia

Anne Johnston, Principal, Ravenswood School for Girls

 

10:05 | Equalizing education for emerging markets

  • The mass education problem of emerging markets
  • Educational constraints for countries like India
  • The growing educational needs of the masses
  • The equalizer of technology

Bradley Loiselle, President & CEO, BetterU


10:20 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing

K-12 ED LEADERS CONGRESS

10:55 | Welcome Back
Maxine McKew
, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne

VISIONARY AND EVIDENCED LEARNING

11.00 | A Vision for K-12 Education

  • Understand the macro challenges that we face in our K-12 educational systems
  • Hear strategies that leaders at all levels can employ to strengthen our position as world class educators and practitioners
  • Discern the vision, culture and strategy required to effect positive systemic change

Mr Mark Scott AO, Secretary, NSW Department of Education

11.20 | Leading Capacity for Learning through Professional Learning Communities

  • Discover how to re-orient the current agenda towards learning and growth
  • Understand how to lead capacity for learning, and explore elements of impactful learning relationships
  • Connect with the latest research in building professional learning communities

Prof. Louise Stoll, Professor of Professional Learning and International Consultant, London Centre for Leadership in Learning, University College London - Institute of Education

LEARNING LEADERSHIP

12.00 | Schooling in a one to one world

  • Investigate the wide range of learning frameworks available for contemporary schooling
  • Find out how these learning paradigms shape the choices that school leaders make about curriculum delivery
  • Analyse and determine the role of leaders and teachers in our rapidly changing world

Greg Whitby, Executive Director, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

12.20 | Liberating Genius

  • Discover why helping people feel that they matter is prime
  • Find out why there is a passion gap, and how to close it
  • Uncover where your influence lies, and how to evoke genuine contribution

Angela Maiers, Leader, Visionary, Entrepreneur, Disruptor, Change Maker and Author, Choose2Matter

 

12:40 | Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:00 | Breakout Sessions

Choose your 3 favourite seminars. All seminars are 30mins and will run in 3 rotations with 10mins in between each rotation to allow you to move between seminar rooms.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW BREAKOUT SESSION AGENDA


3:50 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing

DAY ONE CLOSING PLENARY SESSIONS
K-12 ED LEADERS,
K-12 IT DIRECTORS AND MANAGERS,
AND SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

4:30 | Welcome back by Plenary Chair

Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne

 

FUTURE FOCUSSED AND INCLUSIVE PEDAGOGY

4.40 | Belief Leads Change

  • Share a global perspective in how to leverage classroom technologies by leading effective pedagogical change
  • Discover a host of opportunities that technology continues to open for teachers and learners
  • Examine paradigms that can work to strengthen professional and student learning through technologies

Abdul Chohan, Director of Development, Essa Academy (UK)

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS

5.30 | PISA: What can we learn from the world's best known and largest assessment?

  • Myth busting - what is the data really telling us?
  • Seeking out what works - learning from the success of others
  • Australia - what next given recent results and trends?

Peter Adams, Senior Manager, PISA, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (France)

 

5.50 | K-12 Education Plenary Chair Closing Remarks

Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne


6.00 | Close of Congress Day One

NETWORKING EVENTS

6:00 | Networking drinks


7:00 | Gala Dinner





DAY TWO | Friday, 9 June 2017

9:00 | Commencement of Day Two K-12 Ed Leaders Congress

K-12 ED LEADERS DAY TWO PROGRAM

STREAM A

Leading the Digital School

STREAM B

Teaching the Digital Classroom

9:00 | Welcome by Stream A Chair

Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

9:00 | Welcome by Stream B Chair

Leanne Cameron, Lecturer, Design, Digital and Technologies Education, Southern Cross University, and President, ICT Educators of NSW (ICTENSW)

STUDENT WELLBEING

STUDENT AGENCY

9:10 | Equipping students for the digital age

  • Find out about the nationally leading Melbourne Girls Grammar Senior Years Program that leverages technology to monitor and deliver student wellbeing
  • Understand the benefits from personalisation, autonomy and motivation, shaping students' days in accordance with their academic priorities, physical goals, and health
  • Connect with a fundamental shift in focus for adolescent learners, learning first what makes them healthy, confident and capable, then leveraging a solid personal foundation to achieve and fulfil learning potential

Catherine Misson, Principal, Melbourne Girls Grammar

9:10 | Teaching Tomorrow's Agents of Change

  • Learn from international examples demonstrating how constructive and empowering classroom cultures can be built
  • Reflect upon the dispositions of life-long problem finders, collaborators, and problem solvers
  • Hear practical strategies for teaching creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, compassion and communication skill
Nigel Coutts, Dean of Teaching & Learning, Redlands

9:30 | Cyberstudents, Neuroscience and the Revolution in Education Technology

The last two years have seen a revolution in the way humans interact with technology. With the rise of apps and adaptive A.I. our relationship to the systems in our lives has become deeply personal. At the same time discoveries in neuroscience point the way to a new paradigm for learning. This presentation will focus on how the three disciplines of education, technology and the science of the mind are creating new opportunities for deep, immersive learning.

Dr John Collick, Senior Education Consultant Central Asian, East European and Middle Eastern Markets, Promethean Ltd

9:30 | Session Details Coming Soon...

DESIGN FOR LEARNING

ALIGNING THE LEARNING


9:50 | A whole school Project Based Learning (PBL) Focus

  • Discover simple strategies to become 360 degree learning centres for educators and students alike
  • Find out how to genuinely lift learning through learning spaces, professional learning practices, classroom paradigms, and resources
  • See the benefit that comes by connecting to global learning networks and adopting a PBL approach to learning

Br Patrick Howlett, Principal, Parramatta Marist High School


9:50 | Working Mathematically and Aligning Learning Across the Curriculum

  • Find out how educators can lead mathematics learning for a diversity of students, across the curriculum
  • Improve your students' curiosity for mathematics and learning in general, through play and inquiry
  • Discover how to harness technologies in maths, while responding to the emotional, social and physical needs of learners

Rolfe Kolbe, Mathematics Teacher and Director of Learning Technologies, St. Andrew's Cathedral School


10:10 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing


K-12 ED LEADERS DAY TWO BREAKOUT SEMINARS

Choose up to 3 favourite seminars over a 90 min duration. Breakouts are in 3x30 min blocks, 2 x 45 min blocks or 90 min blocks, with 10mins in between each block to allow you to move between the breakout / seminar rooms.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW BREAKOUT SEMINAR AGENDA


12:40 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing

STREAM A
Leading the Digital School

STREAM B
Teaching the Digital Classroom

STEM LEARNING

DIGITAL LITERACY


2:10 | Stem Inquiry Based Learning

Opening the world of STEM for students

  • Examine the nature of learners, and their access to STEM learning in our current cultural context
  • Benefit from shared strategies that enable effective STEM learning for the full breadth of students
  • Find out how can we genuinely lift STEM competency through classroom paradigms, tools, resources, strategies, industry connections and relevant and authentic experiences

Ruth Thompson, Immediate Past President, IIATE NSW, Executive Member, DATTA


2:10 | Digital Literacy

  • Learn how and why to move your teachers and students to a richer engagement with digital creation and coding
  • Discover a range of strategies to move educators from non-computing backgrounds towards digiTECH literacy, technical competence, and social media confidence
  • Get the balance right between digital distraction and technology as a lever for learning
Abi Woldhuis, Junior School Executive - Innovation, Roseville College

EDUCATION THAT MATTERS

WELLBEING

 

2:40 | Solving problems that Matter with future-focused learning

  • Hear how to move the focus beyond literacy and numeracy and into the realms of critical and creative thinking, ethical action, and a deep awareness and understanding of our global culture
  • See inspiring examples of the solutions-focused ingenuity that students are demonstrating in innovative learning environments including STEM, inquiry, and PBL
  • Learn what we can start doing today to give our children a solutions-focused edge for creating a better tomorrow

Lee Watanabe-Crockett, President, Global Digital Citizen Foundation


2:40 | Physical education: under prioritised and our children pay the price

  • See randomized controlled evidence that physical activity enhances classroom learning
  • Find out how physical education reduces early signs of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes in childhood
  • Discover how early lifestyle and physical education affect our quality of life in old age

Prof. Richard (Dick) Telford, AM, Research Director, Lifestyle of our Kids (LOOK)


3:20 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing


CLOSING PLENARY SESSIONS

3:55 | Welcome back by Plenary Chair

Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne

 

4:00 | Embracing the New Work Order

  • Hear leading new research about the changing nature of the enterprise
  • Adapt and respond in the face of rapid technological and workplace change
  • Identify the entrepreneurial skills required by today's youth and workforce

Jan Owen AM Hon DLitt, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Young Australians

 

4.40 | Plenary Chair Closing Remarks
Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne