• The Age Schools Summit

    Disruption, resilience and new possibilities

    23 March 2022 | Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

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Overview

The Age and Informa have partnered to bring the important conversation around education to Victoria on 23 March 2022 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

As stakeholders of Australian education navigate the disruption caused by Covid-19, students are counting on educators, policymakers and key organisations to continue the open communication and genuine collaboration.

The Age Schools Summit will facilitate insightful discussion to tackle the challenges faced by students and teachers, share stories of resilience, and uncover innovation and inspiration in the future of education in Victoria.

We are running the NSW version of this event on 1 March 2022 in Sydney. Click here to visit The Sydney Morning Herald Schools Summit website for further information.

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Speakers


The Hon Alan Tudge MP
Minister for Education


Jenny Atta
Secretary, Department of Education and Training Victoria


Karen Money
Executive Director Performance, Department of Education Victoria


Becky Allen
Co-Founder, and Chief Analyst, Teacher Tapp, UK


Deborah Harman
Principal, Balwyn High School


Ashleigh Martin
Principal, Caulfield Grammar School


Kylie Power
Deputy Principal, Iona Catholic College, Geelong


Adam Bright
Principal, Dockland Primary School


Greg Clement
Principal, Clayton South Primary School


Diane Snowball
Literacy Consultant


Dr Nathaniel Swain
Founder, Think Forward Educators


Loretta Piazza
Principal, Meadowglen Primary School


Prof Russell Tytler
Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Education, Deakin University


Rachael Gore
Mathematics Curriculum Leader, Albert Park College


Greg Ashman
Head of Mathematics, Ballarat Clarendon College


Melissa Gatt
Teaching and Learning Leader, St Peter’s Catholic Primary School


Marcia Devlin
CEO, Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership


Mark Grant
CEO, AITSL


Prof Joanna Barbousas
Dean, and Head of School Education, La Trobe University


Adam Carey
Education Editor, The Age


Rabbi James Kennard
Mount Scopus Memorial College


Ciar Foster
Principal, The University High School


Dr Ray Swann
Deputy Headmaster, Brighton Grammar School


Gemma Goodyear
Principal, St Gabriel’s Primary School, Reservoir


Kristen Douglas
HeadSpace Schools


David De Carvalho
ACARA


Dr Karen McMullen
Learning Leader – Mathematics, Kilbreda College

Agenda

Wednesday 23 March 2022

8:50

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Adam Carey, Education Editor, The Age

POLICY, PROGRESS AND PLANNING

9:00

Recovering from the pandemic – the changing face of schooling in Victoria:

  • Getting back on track after 2 years of disruption
  • Balancing dual objectives – teaching and learning along with well-being
  • What is changing for schools – what has the pandemic accelerated and accentuated?

Jenny Atta, Secretary, Department of Education and Training

9:30

INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS
The Next big Thing in School Improvement

  • How the school system defies attempts to improve it
  • Finding a better way to enhance school outcomes
  • How to recognise the Next Big Thing when it arrives and what do about it

Becky Allen, Co-Founder, and Chief Analyst, Teacher Tapp, UK

THE FUTURE CURRICULUM

10:00

The New Australian Curriculum – where to from here?

David De Carvalho, CEO, ACARA

10:30

PANEL DISCUSSION
Creating Content Rich Curricula

Adam Bright, Principal, Docklands Primary School
Deborah Harman, Principal, Balwyn High School
Gemma Goodyear, Principal, St Gabriel’s Primary School, Reservoir

11:00

Morning break

THE FUTURE OF TEACHER EDUCATION

11:30

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS
Review into Teacher Education

  • How to select and attract high quality candidates
  • Preparing the next generation to be effective teachers
  • Improving Australia’s international standing in learning outcomes

The Hon Allan Tudge MP, Minister for Education

12:00

PANEL DISCUSSION
Adapting Teacher Education to the future needs of Australia

  • Where will the next generation of teachers come from?
  • What character traits are we looking for in future teachers?
  • What should the focus of teacher education be on?

Mark Grant, CEO, AITSL
Marcia Devlin, CEO, Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership
Ashleigh Martin, Principal, Caulfield Grammar School
Prof Joanna Barbousas, Dean, and Head of School Education, La Trobe University

12:30

PANEL DISCUSSION
An Evidence Based approach to the wellbeing of staff and students

  • Fostering school belonging and engagement
  • Implementing mentoring and support programs
  • Building social-emotional skills and resilience
  • Successfully deploying whole of school strategies for effective wellbeing

    Dr Ray Swann, Deputy Headmaster, Brighton Grammar School
    Kristen Douglas, National Manager, Headspace Schools
    Ciar Foster, Principal, The University High School
    Kylie Power, Deputy Principal, Iona Catholic College, Geelong

13:00

Lunch

EDUCATION AT WAR

14:00

The Reading Wars – Do we have a winner?

  • Has the case for phonics been proven beyond doubt?
  • Does one approach fit all situations?
  • You’ve taught them to run, but how do you install a lifetime love of reading?

Greg Clement, Principal, Clayton South Primary School
Loretta Piazza, Principal, Meadowglen Primary School
Dr Nathaniel Swain, Founder, Think Forward Educators
Diane Snowball, Literacy Consultant

14:30

Maths Wars: A knowledge-based system or an inquiring mind?

  • What is the right approach to engage with students?
  • How can we redress Australia’s plummeting international rankings in maths?
  • How do we attract and retain the best talent to teach maths?

Greg Ashman, Head of Mathematics, Ballarat Clarendon College
Prof Russell Tytler, Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Education, Deakin University
Dr Karen McMullen, Learning Leader – Mathematics, Kilbreda College
Rachael Gore, Mathematics Curriculum Leader, Albert Park College

15:00

Afternoon break

AFTER THE WAR: A CELEBRATION OF CLASSROOM EXCELLENCE

15:20

Celebrating powerful and engaging teachers

  • What are the biggest challenges in today’s classrooms?
  • Have we got the balance right between admin and teaching?
  • Strategies for connecting and enriching the disengaged
  • How can technology be used to enhance learning outcomes?

Melissa Gatt, Teaching and Learning Leader, St Peter’s Catholic Primary School

15:50

PANEL DISCUSSION
Achieving greatness

  • Implementing successful school improvement programs
  • How to determine what areas of improvement to focus on
  • Challenges faced and overcome
  • Strategies to maintain the growth momentum

Philomena Solari, Literacy Leader, St Simon the Apostle School, Rowville
Karen Money, Executive Director Performance, Department of Education and Training
Rabbi James Kennard, Principal, Mount Scopus Memorial College

16:30

End of the 2022 Age Schools Summit

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Venue

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre PI,
South Wharf VIC 3006

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