Full course description
Date and time
Thursday 2 April 2020, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
This learning event is right for you if you are a classroom teacher keen to embrace contemporary learning in your classroom
Education is rapidly changing with contemporary pedagogy and curriculum, new learning spaces and innovative programs. Classroom teachers can introduce contemporary practices into their own classrooms as part of wider school change or on a personal level. This is a new network for teachers who want to change the learner experiences of students by focusing on their own classes. We will examine research into contemporary practice, share ideas on using existing classroom space in new ways, explore ways to invigorate curriculum and assessment and embrace what it means to be a contemporary teacher with modern learners.
'new roles for students mean that we, the teachers, are learning with them. We need to be self-navigating, social-contracting, media-savvy, innovatively designing, globally connected teachers.'
Dr Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Dr Marie Hubley Alcock, Bold Moves for Schools, page 27.
- Understanding of the contemporary roles for teachers
- Ideas for using space, designing learning experiences and preparing modern learners for the world they live in
- Exposure to current research on contemporary practices
- A network of like-minded teachers
Deb Carmichael has worked in Independent schools for over 25 years as a teacher, department head and in senior executive roles. During this time she was involved in a number of projects including professional learning models, classroom observation, student leadership and curriculum development. Deb is now a Senior Advisor at Independent Schools Victoria, working in The Development Centre. This allows her use her experience, ideas, understanding of current research and passion for teaching and learning to engage and work with fellow educators.