It's time to take action and ensure our students are Future Ready.
We would like to convey a huge thank you to all the schools who arranged school visits. The time they took to make sure that delegates saw their school and their willingness to de-privatise their practice is greatly appreciated.
Mt Alvernia College
Springfield Central State High
Good Samaritan Catholic College
Brisbane Grammar School
A big thank you also to our amazing Master Class presenters. Their expertise and experience in education is much appreciated.
|Luke McKenna||Paul Browning||Rod Field||Peter Ellerton||Katherine Main||Andrew Lines|
Why Trust the Leader?
Innovation in experiential learning
Critical Thinking Pedagogies
The future of young adolescents
Preparing Future Ready students
Peter challenged us to think outside our own mindsets and challenge the status quo.
The Future of Education
Prof Donna Pendergast
Donna presented research from the Foundation for Young Australians, The New Work Order which explained how disruption to the world of work has significant implications for young Australians.
Future Ready Focus - developing an understanding of the new work mindsetVist website
Prof J Douglas Willms
Prof Willms introduced us to the concept of Educational Prosperity and Eudaimonia.
Educational Prosperity: A Life Course Approach to Education Assessment and Reform
Andrew asked us to imagine a school where every student gets smarter.
"Identifying Learning Strengths"
Left to right
David Wilcox - Adolescent Success Secretary
Matthew Arthur - Dept of Environment and Science
Edda Hamar - Founder of Undress Runways
Keith Rowel - Innovator, designer and software engineer
Yanery Ventura - Recent graduate
Deb Evans - Adolescent Success President
The two questions asked of our panel were:
1. "What does the future look like from your point of view"
2. "What do we need to be teaching young people now in order for them to be future ready?"
The overwhelming response from all panelists was a focus on:
* Entrepreneurial skills
* Financial literacy, related to real life situations ie: how to lease an apartment, how to do a tax return
* Social and emotional literacy
* Problem solving skills
Matthew sent us this follow up article which is an interesting read about the future of work.
Contact Keith if you'd like him to consult with your school on how to innovate.
Check out Edda Hamar on her website if you want to see how a true entrepreneur operates!
Future Ready Students Program Award
Winner: Xavier College, SA
Runner up: St Andrews Anglican College, QLD
Middle Years Educator of the Year Award
Winner: Paige Cathcart, Riverside Christian College, QLD
Runner up: Marty Ogle, Catholic Education, TAS
Middle Years Leader of the Year Award
First equal: Kia Sheidow, Seymour College, SA
First equal: Scott Dirix, Sailsbury East High School, SA
At the AGM on Saturday we welcomed in our new Management Committee who will take us through to 2021. This volunteer committee put their heart and soul into the governance of the Association and we thank them in advance for the great work they do. If you'd like to be considered for the committee get ready to nominate yourself in 2021!
Deb Evans - President
Mt Alvernia College, QLD
Adam Somes - Vice President
Kingswood College, VIC
David Wilcox - Secretary
Highlands College, QLD
Emily Ross - Treasurer
Anne Coffey - Journal Editor
University of Notre Dame, WA
Kia Sheidow - Communications
Seymour College, SA
Robyn McCarthy - QLD
Riverside Christian College, QLD
Howard MacPherson - SA
Pembroke School, SA
Liz Craig - ACT
Burgmann Anglican School, ACT
Charlotte Forwood - VIC
Camberwell Girls Grammar School, VIC
Simon Dray - TAS
Scotch Oakburn College, TAS
Judith Nicolson - NT
Jennifer Knowles - QLD Dept Ed
Indooroopilly State High School, QLD
Rachel Koulyras - NSW
Regents Park Christian School, NSW
In 2020 we come to you! If you loved the conference in Brisbane, register below for a Regional Conference next year, we'd love to see you there.