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Being a teacher in 2020 is a Course

Being a teacher in 2020

Starts Aug 24, 2020

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Full course description

Date and time

Tuesday 25 August 2020, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm     


Independent Schools Victoria, 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne


This learning event is right for you if you are a teacher keen to explore contemporary trends in education to be able to engage confidently in the conversations that matter for modern learners


Brain science, social-emotional learning, AI in the classroom, personalised learning - the world of a contemporary teacher is complex and fast-changing. This program will unpack some of the latest developments in education today. We'll also explore the new job description for teachers proposed by Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock which includes roles like media maker, innovative designer and globally connected citizen. In this ever changing landscape, teachers need to remain current and ready to meet the needs of modern learners.

‘There is no other way to influence students significantly and lastingly than through their teachers. The best resource we have in education is the teachers.’

Mr Douglas Williams, Black Douglas Professional Education Services

Key takeaways                

  • exploration of current developments in education
  • awareness of the evolving roles of teachers
  • strategies for staying current with research

Presenter information

Deb Carmichael                

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.

Will Hanley                        

Will Hanley is currently Advisor, Innovation Practice – Curriculum at Independent Schools Victoria. Prior to his current role, he taught English and Drama, holding various leadership positions, including Head of Department and Head of House. He has a passion for assisting young people to strive and thrive in multiple endeavours, challenging students to create and collaborate in order to comment on and positively contribute to the society in which they live.