• The Sydney Morning Herald Schools Summit

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Overview

Completing The Sydney Morning Herald Schools Summit will contribute 8 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

The Inaugural Sydney Morning Herald Schools Summit will be held on the 25th February 2019 at the International Convention Centre Sydney.

As stakeholders of Australian education navigate the contentious issues faced by the sector today, the need for a conversation between policy-makers, educators and key organisations within the sector persists.

The SMH Schools Summit will facilitate a much-needed insightful debate and discussion around the future of Australian education.

Take a seat at the table and join the conversation.

Key topics to be addressed:

  • Education policy & funding
  • Student engagement, enrichment and empowerment
  • Student well-being & resilience
  • Inclusive education
  • Preparing students for future work requirements
  • AI and robotics in the classroom
  • The future of selective schools
  • What it means to be an impactful teacher
  • The data driven classroom
  • The skills and attributes of the teacher of tomorrow
  • Future curriculum
  • Standardised testing: the future of NAPLAN, HSC and ATAR
  • School shopping & school choice
  • Sharing school and community facilities
  • Delivering schools under considerable population pressures and changing demographics
  • Innovative school and classroom design and delivery

Exhibitors

Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Education, Australia

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP
Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Australia

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The Hon Robert Stokes MP
Minister for Education, NSW

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Mr Jihad Dib MP
Shadow Minister for Education, NSW

Mark Scott AO
Secretary, NSW Department of Education

Dr Briony Scott
Principal, Wenona School

Eddie Woo
Leader, Mathematics Growth, NSW Department of Education

Lisa Davies
Editor, Sydney Morning Herald

Tom Alegounarias
Chair, NSW Education Standards Authority

Jordan Baker
Education Editor, Sydney Morning Herald

Greg Whitby
Executive Director, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

Christine Taylor
Principal, St Ives North Public School

Dr Kathleen Seto
Principal, Fairvale High School

Prof Adrian Piccoli
Director, Gonski Institute for Education UNSW

The Hon. Verity Firth
Executive Director Social Justice, Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion, University of Technology Sydney

Dr John Collier
Head of School, St Andrew’s Cathedral School

Dr Jennifer Buckingham
Senior Research Fellow, The Centre for Independent Studies

John Goh
Principal, Merrylands East Public School

Jenny Allum
Head of School, SCEGGS, Darlinghurst

Santo Passarello
Principal, Patrician Brothers’ College, Blacktown

Anthony Manning
Chief Executive, School Infrastructure NSW

Peter Goss
Director, Grattan Institute

Ellen Koshland
Founder, Australian Learning Lecture

Maurie Mulheron
President, NSW Teachers Federation

Andrea Connell
Principal, Sydney Girls High School

Adam Hendry
Assistant Principal (Learning), Parramatta Marist High School

Tonie Amos
Curriculum Development Manager, Saeon Australia

Murray Kitteringham
Principal, Sir Joseph Banks High School

Chris Presland
President, NSW Secondary Principals Council

Bryce Grant
Principal, Asquith Boys High School

Event Images

Below is a snippet of images from SMH Sydney Schools Summit 2019.

To view all images from the one day summit, visit the Flickr album.

Agenda

CONFERENCE DAY ONE | Monday 25 February 2019

THE FUTURE’S BRIGHT

8:30

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Lisa Davies, Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

8:40

KEYNOTE
Ensuring today’s schools are equipped to produce the citizens of tomorrow

The Hon Robert Stokes MP, Minister for Education, NSW

9:00

KEYNOTE
The Oppositions Address: The Labor Party perspective on the future of education

Mr Jihad Dib MP, Shadow Minister for Education, NSW

9:20

Q&A | Keynote Question and Answer

The Hon Robert Stokes MP, Minister for Education, NSW
Mr Jihad Dib MP, Shadow Minister for Education, NSW
Moderator: Jordan Baker, Education Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

9:40

Rural & remote education: equal opportunities for all students

—— What is going right in rural and remote education
—— What are the unknown unknowns in rural and remote education
—— Why does it matter that we close the performance gap
—— Should we operate schools in rural and remote Australia differently to metro schools

Prof Adrian Piccoli, Director, Gonski Institute for Education

ENGAGEMENT, ENRICHMENT, EMPOWERMENT

10:00

KEYNOTE | Student engagement: igniting the fire in young learners

—— Strategies & pedagogy to facilitate high retention and engagement levels in students
—— Empowering students to take the reins in their learning
—— Inspiring learners to adopt the role of a ‘partner’ in their education experience

Eddie Woo, Leader, Mathematics Growth, NSW Department of Education

10:30

Networking and refreshment break

10:50

PANEL
Student well-being: implementing a whole of school culture of wellness

—— Fostering student resilience
—— Inclusive education: positive learning environments for students of all backgrounds, sexualities and gender identities
—— Preparing students for future work requirements
—— Combating alarming rises in youth anxiety and depression rates
—— Addressing the diverse needs of students with learning differences

John Goh, Principal, Merrylands East Public School
Dr Briony Scott, Principal, Wenona School
The Hon. Verity Firth, Executive Director Social Justice, Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion, University of Technology Sydney
Murray Kitteringham, Principal, Sir Joseph Banks High School
Moderator: Lisa Davies, Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

11:25

KEYNOTE
Beyond Gonski – the challenge of education reform

Mark Scott AO, Secretary, NSW Department of Education

TOMORROW’S TEACHER TODAY

11:45

CASE STUDY
What’s happening? Using data and research to inform and improve practice

—— What role does data play in understanding the impact of whole school change?
—— Is it possible to use data to sustain, improve and refine pedagogical models?
—— What research initiatives can be undertaken to help you understand your educational context?

Adam Hendry, Assistant Principal (Learning), Parramatta Marist High School

12:05

PANEL
What are the key skills and attributes the teachers of tomorrow will need?

—— Providing our teachers with essential technological skills
—— Equipping teachers with resilience and the emotional skills they need to thrive
—— Creating a professional growth culture & providing the support needed to foster continuous improvement
—— Preparing educators to cater for all learning differences

Jenny Allum, Principal, Sydney Church of England Grammar School
Christine Taylor, Principal, St Ives North Public
Santo Passarello, Principal, Patrician Brothers’ College Blacktown
Maurie Mulheron, President, NSW Teachers Federation
Moderator: Jordan Baker, Education Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

12:40

Lunch and networking break

FUTURE CURRICULUM

13:30

KEYNOTE | Improving educational outcomes for every Australian student, no matter where they live

The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education, Australia

14:00

Fireside Chat with the Shadow Minister for Education

The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Australia
Moderator: Lisa Davies, Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

14:20

PANEL
School shopping – is choice a good thing?

—— What choice is there in reality?
—— Does school choice undermine aims of inclusive education?
—— What’s the future of single-sex and co-ed schools?

John Collier, Principal, St Andrew’s Cathedral School
Dr Peter Goss, Director, Grattan Institute
Andrea Connell, Principal, Sydney Girls High School
Chris Presland, President, NSW Secondary Principals Council
Bryce Grant, Principal, Asquith Boys High School
Moderator: Lisa Davies, Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

15:00

Networking and refreshment break

15:30

PANEL
Creating the curriculum to tackle society’s needs for the next 50 Years

—— Is it still easier to move a cemetery than to change the curriculum?
—— Standardised testing: the future of NAPLAN
—— The future of ATAR and the HSC

Mark Scott AO, Secretary, NSW Department of Education
Dr Jennifer Buckingham, Senior Research Fellow, The Centre for Independent Studies
Ellen Koshland, Founder, Australian Learning Lecture
Tom Alegounarias, Chair, NSW Education Standards Authority
Moderator: Jordan Baker, Education Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

16:10

AI, Robotics and the Future of Technology in the Classroom

Tonie Amos, Curriculum Development Manager, Saeon Australia

FUTURE SCHOOLS

16:30

PANEL
Innovative school design & delivery

—— Delivering schools under considerable population pressures
—— Designing school environments that foster positive learning outcomes
—— High-rise schools: implications for students
—— Maximising student learning potential

John Collier, Principal, St Andrew’s Cathedral School
Greg Whitby, Executive Director, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
Anthony Manning, Chief Executive, School Infrastructure NSW
Dr Kathleen Seto, Principal, Fairvale High School
Moderator: Lisa Davies, Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald

17:10

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

17:10

END OF SUMMIT | Networking drinks

Blog

Student well-being at Wenona School

Adolescence is a difficult time for most people, but for a growing subset of young Australians, it is more than just an “uncomfortable phase”. Statistics show that one in five 13-18 years-olds will experience a severe mental health disorder; and more than half of people with a lifetime mental health diagnosis will encounter their first… Read more >>

Student Engagement & Technology in the Classroom: Igniting the Fire in Young Learners with Eddie Woo

Technology is rapidly transforming the way students learn and teachers teach, a study found that Australia is one of the highest users of technology in schools in the OECD – so how can technology benefit Australian students and what are the costs? What can it do and what can’t it do? Wootube is a prime… Read more >>

When & Where

25 February 2019

ICC Sydney
14 Darling Dr
Sydney NSW 2000

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Contact Us

Still have a question?

Leah Boulos
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4034
Leah.Boulos@informa.com

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4425
Alex.Cook@informa.com.au

Attendance contributes to 8-hours
of NESA Registered PD

Completing the Sydney Morning Herald Summit will contribute 8-hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD, addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
 
When booking, please enter your NESA account number in the Comments box when providing your delegate details. This will ensure you receive 8-hours of NESA registered PD at the Proficient Teacher level. 
Note: You must attend and be present for the full duration of the event to receive 8-hours of NESA Registered PD.
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