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.
The Hon Alan Tudge MP
Minister for Education
Secretary, Department of Education and Training Victoria
Executive Director Performance, Department of Education Victoria
Co-Founder, and Chief Analyst, Teacher Tapp, UK
Principal, Balwyn High School
Principal, Caulfield Grammar School
Deputy Principal, Iona Catholic College, Geelong
Principal, Docklands Primary School
Principal, Clayton South Primary School
Dr Nathaniel Swain
Founder, Think Forward Educators
Principal, Meadowglen Primary School
Prof Russell Tytler
Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Education, Deakin University
Mathematics Curriculum Leader, Albert Park College
Head of Mathematics, Ballarat Clarendon College
Teaching and Learning Leader, St Peter’s Catholic Primary School
Dr Marcia Devlin
CEO, Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership
Prof Joanna Barbousas
Dean, and Head of School Education, La Trobe University
Education Editor, The Age
Rabbi James Kennard
Mount Scopus Memorial College
Principal, The University High School
Dr Ray Swann
Deputy Headmaster, Brighton Grammar School
Principal, St Gabriel’s Primary School, Reservoir
David de Carvalho
Dr Karen McMullen
Learning Leader – Mathematics, Kilbreda College
Head of School, Bandler Parks – Preston High School
Wednesday 23 March 2022
OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair
Adam Carey, Education Editor, The Age
POLICY, PROGRESS AND PLANNING
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
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
The New Australian Curriculum – where to from here?
David de Carvalho, CEO, ACARA
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
THE FUTURE OF TEACHER EDUCATION
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 Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Education
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
Dr 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
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
EDUCATION AT WAR
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
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
AFTER THE WAR: A CELEBRATION OF CLASSROOM EXCELLENCE
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
Elizabeth Parsons, Head of School, Bandler Parks – Preston High School
- 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
End of the 2022 Age Schools Summit
Early Bird until 31st January 2022
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1 Convention Centre PI,
South Wharf VIC 3006
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