Shaping the NextGen Through Your Leadership (Sydney)

Shaping the NextGen Through Your Leadership

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The dynamic nature of educational leadership today makes it one of the most challenging yet rewarding social change professions. Educational institutions require inspired and skilled leaders to navigate what will be continuous innovation and digital disruption. The panel discussion will focus on the key issues facing educational leaders in 2017 and beyond. Panel members will explore issues such as:

  • Increased diversity
  • Reconceptualising learning
  • School performance
  • How can teachers and schools be better supported
  • Quality of education
  • 21st century pedagogy, curricula and technologies
  • Teachers, mentors and change
  • Regional education

Prominent panellists will engage with the audience to discuss these and other issues raised.

Join this important conversation – you will learn from the speakers' experience, their suggestions to handle issues, network with professional educators and participate in the discussion as well as tweet your views on #leadership and posts to Instagram @uonsydney.

Come and join with leading educators who are committed to giving a fair go for all our Australians, from early childhood through to adult education. We look forward to seeing you there.

Panellists

Professor John Fischetti, Head of School/Dean School of Education/Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle

Teaching and leading in the innovation age. Professor John Fischetti promotes learning equity to enable educational success of all children.

Over the past 30 years John had led innovation in classroom practices, school structures and board policies around the new era of the collaborative, global innovation age. Formerly a Dean in the United States as well as deep teaching experience, John is now the Head of School of Education at the University of Newcastle’s School, recognised as one of the best in Australia and among the top 1.5% in the world. We are committed to producing great educators who can inspire and impact every child to discover and develop their full potential. Our purpose is to “better prepare teachers so that kids actually master content and skills rather than just filling in the time at school and taking tests,” Professor Fischetti says.

The University of Newcastle is committed to impacting our region, Australia and the world by preparing new teachers, leaders and scholars who are drivers of educational change and equity for all learners. As a post-industrial community with a vibrant and diverse heritage dating back 60,000 years, Newcastle is the perfect location to study education and to be part of the transformation of teaching and learning for the innovation age.

The challenges confronting educators in Australia are echoed in school systems and teacher education programs around the world, and Professor Fischetti has outlined the 5 Key Global Trends (and Opportunities) in education that we need to be cognisant of.

As a strong advocate for educational equity, Professor Fischetti believes that we must prepare young people to work together to create knowledge or solve problems to improve the human condition. A reframed curriculum with an equity agenda can enable human capacity for the collaborative, global innovation age that demands not only advanced literacy, numeracy and technology skills but care, compassion, love, and inspiration.

  • Panel discussion

    Central Sydney CBD location

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    Audience discussion

Mr Chris Presland (BA Dip Ed) Sydney FACEL is in his third Principalship at the multi award winning St Clair High School in the Western suburbs of Sydney. He has previously been a senior Principal at the NSW DET State Office and prior to that he was the Principal of Airds High School, located at Campbelltown in Sydney’s Southwest. He has a strong history of developing a shared understanding of learning across the school, leading to improved teaching and learning, greater levels of professional dialogue between teachers and improved learning outcomes for students.

He has presented keynote speeches and workshops relating to successful organisational change and the foundations for effective leadership, for audiences in the USA, New Zealand, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and in many locations across NSW. Whether in writing or as a lively facilitator, his areas of expertise focus upon the processes rather than just the theory of how to create highly focused and dynamic organisations.

Chris is currently a Deputy President of the NSW Secondary Principals' Council (NSW SPC), Convener of the NSW Branch of Principals Australia Institute, a National Board Member of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) and also President of the NSW Branch, and is a NSW Delegate to the Australian Secondary Principals Association (ASPA).

Chris was a recipient in 2003 of a Director General’s award for Excellent Service to Public Education, was listed in the 2004 Australia’s Smart 100 awards conducted by The Bulletin magazine and Microsoft Australia, received a 2005 Macarthur Outstanding Educator Award from the Australian College of Educators, in 2006 received a National Outstanding Achievement by a Principal award from the Federal Government, and in 2008 was conferred as a National Fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders. In 2010 Chris was recognised for his contribution to a range of professional associations with a John Laing Professional Development Award from Principals Australia. Most recently Chris was awarded the prestigious Patrick Duignan Award for Leadership in any NSW educational institution.

Teaching and leading in the innovation age. Professor John Fischetti promotes learning equity to enable educational success of all children.

Over the past 30 years John had led innovation in classroom practices, school structures and board policies around the new era of the collaborative, global innovation age. Formerly a Dean in the United States as well as deep teaching experience, John is now the Head of School of Education at the University of Newcastle’s School, recognised as one of the best in Australia and among the top 1.5% in the world. We are committed to producing great educators who can inspire and impact every child to discover and develop their full potential. Our purpose is to “better prepare teachers so that kids actually master content and skills rather than just filling in the time at school and taking tests,” Professor Fischetti says.

The University of Newcastle is committed to impacting our region, Australia and the world by preparing new teachers, leaders and scholars who are drivers of educational change and equity for all learners. As a post-industrial community with a vibrant and diverse heritage dating back 60,000 years, Newcastle is the perfect location to study education and to be part of the transformation of teaching and learning for the innovation age.

The challenges confronting educators in Australia are echoed in school systems and teacher education programs around the world, and Professor Fischetti has outlined the 5 Key Global Trends (and Opportunities) in education that we need to be cogniscent of.

As a strong advocate for educational equity, Professor Fischetti believes that we must prepare young people to work together to create knowledge or solve problems to improve the human condition. A reframed curriculum with an equity agenda can enable human capacity for the collaborative, global innovation age that demands not only advanced literacy, numeracy and technology skills but care, compassion, love, and inspiration.

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Karen Yager is the Deputy Head 7-12 and Head of Student and Teaching Excellence K-12 at Knox Grammar School, and an English Method Lecturer at UNSW. Karen was awarded the first International Teaching Fellowship by the Singapore Ministry of Education in 2011 for her work on creativity, formative assessment and writing. She has been invited to present papers at International Conferences in Singapore, London, Melbourne, Dallas, Boston and Philadelphia. She was awarded the NSW Professional Teachers' Council Award in 2008 and the Australian Professional Teachers Association Award in 2014 for her contribution to the teaching profession. In 2005, she was awarded the NSW Premier’s Literary Scholarship to research how to connect students with Shakespeare. In 2015, she was awarded the NSW State Library Fellowship. Karen has published English texts for year 12 students and teachers. Her co-written text Oxford HSC English won the National Publisher’s award in 2014.

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