AISNSW Virtual Masterclass Series: Learning Our Way Into The Future 

2 - 5 November, 2020


The AISNSW Virtual Masterclass Series: Learning Our Way Into The Future comes at a unique moment in time. A moment to explore what the future might be. A moment to actively embrace the opportunities arising out of the challenges faced in 2020.

This Masterclass Series is designed with you in mind.

The focus area of each live, interactive Masterclass is in direct response to the areas identified by almost 1000 independent school educators as part of the AISNSW Remote Learning Survey. The three Thought Pieces will stimulate your thinking about change, what that means for your practice, and education more broadly. Our two live events; A Whole School Wellbeing Fireside Chat and Thriving into the Future Panel will inspire you with ways schools are working to flourish and adapt into the future for the benefit of all.

We offer you a chance to pause, reflect and engage with practitioners working toward a better future for all learners, just like you.

Let’s help each other explore and discover what is possible.

Virtual Masterclass Series Structure

The Virtual Masterclass Series provides opportunities for you to tailor your experience through selecting the live, interactive two-hour Masterclasses most relevant to your role and needs.

Registration for a minimum of one live, interactive Masterclass will also provide access to three pre-recorded Thought Pieces and two live streamed events.

Virtual Masterclasses

Eight virtual masterclasses

Thought Pieces

Three thought pieces

Livestreamed Events

Two livestreamed events

Designing for Onsite and Remote Learning with Digital Technologies

Your choice of either a Primary or Secondary focused masterclass.
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1. Primary Option:

Date: Wednesday 4 November | Time: 4PM - 6PM via Zoom | Standards: 2.6.2, 3.2.2

2. Secondary Option:

Date: Wednesday 4 November | Time: 1PM - 3PM via Zoom | Standards: 2.6.2, 3.2.2

Maria Emmi
Digital Learning Leader (Primary), Loreto Kirribilli

Maria Emmi is currently ELearning integration in the Junior School at Loreto Kirribilli and is part of the K-12 Innovation and eLearning team. Maria has been responsible for the integration of eLearning for over 15 years. She continually explores and models next practice, sharing with teaching staff ideas and pedagogies for use in all KLAs. Maria is passionate about supporting staff with the integration of digital technology through STEM, inquiry based and Project Based Learning opportunities.

Rolfe Kolbe
Digital Learning Leader, Wenona School

Rolfe is a passionate educator who loves learning and sharing. He has a particular focus on appropriate and authentic use of technology to enrich, enhance, extend and enable great learning and innovation. As the Digital Learning Leader at Wenona School, Rolfe successfully supported and led staff through distance learning.

John Clear
Education Consultant with particular focus on technology, AISNSW

Designing for Onsite and Remote Learning Without Digital Technologies

Your choice of either a Primary or Secondary focused masterclass.
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3. Primary Option:

Date: Tuesday 3 November | Time: 9AM - 11AM via Zoom | Standards: 1.3.2

4. Secondary Option:

Date: Wednesday 4 November | Time: 9AM - 11AM via Zoom | Standards: 1.3.2

Catherine Oehlman
Head of Primary, The Nature School

Catherine Oehlman is the founding Head of The Nature School Primary in beautiful Port Macquarie. For a school that spends up to half the time teaching and learning outdoors, the transition to remote learning posed a unique set of challenges and prompted some innovative thinking from her staff to meet the needs of young students.

Dr Martin Hughes
Science Teacher, Head of Research and Development, Skillset Senior College

Martin currently has a dual role at Skillset Senior College as the Head of Research and Development and is a Stage 5 and Stage 6 Science teacher. This unique position has allowed Martin to collect and analyse data in real-time and implement findings in his classes and in a school-wide context. His recent experience with remote learning has also served as an opportunity to investigate different pedagogical approaches to offsite learning and learning without technologies.

Dr Rachel Perry
Research Specialist with a background in K-12 education and learning design, The Evidence Institute, AISNSW

Exploring Evidence of Learning/Assessment Across Varied and Remote Learning Environments

Your choice of either a Primary or Secondary focused masterclass.
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5. Primary Option:

Date: Thursday 5 November | Time: 9AM - 11AM via Zoom | Standards: 5.1.2

6. Secondary Option:

Date: Tuesday 3 November | Time: 1PM - 3PM via Zoom | Standards: 5.1.2

Lucy Gregory
Head of Primary, Rouse Hill Anglican College

Lucy Gregory is the current Head of Junior School at Rouse Hill Anglican College. Lucy is passionate about all students being able to demonstrate their achievement of learning outcomes through rich and authentic assessment opportunities.

Aaron Batterham
Head of Education Futures, St Philip's Christian College, Newcastle

As the Director of Innovation and Learning (K-12) at St Philip’s Christian College Waratah, Aaron is focused on the strategic implementation of innovative future-focused educational programs, technology solutions to support rich student-centred learning, and complex organisational change management.

Sue Pike
Education Consultant, AISNSW
Carlo Tuttocuore
Education Consultant, AISNSW

Exploring What Works to Build Student Agency

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7. Session Details (P-12):

Date: Thursday 5 November | Time: 4PM - 6PM via Zoom | Standards: 3.2.2 

Terrie Jones
Head of School, St Michael's Grammar School, Victoria

Terrie Jones is the Head of St Michael’s Grammar School, a progressive, coeducational K-12 school respected for its exceptional education, wellbeing programs and deep commitment to innovative approaches to teaching, learning and caring. Terrie leads a staff of dedicated professionals empowering children and young people to approach their lifelong learning journey with courage, confidence and a strong sense of social justice.  Every day at St Michael’s students and staff learn from, with and for the world.

Gerard Houlihan
Deputy Head of School, St Michael's Grammar School, Victoria

Gerard has more than two decades experience in education with qualifications in science, psychology, commerce, art and school leadership. Gerard maintains a strong focus on holistic and innovative applications of psychology and technology in education, and has presented at state and national conferences on these. He is a former Vice President of the Science Teachers' Association of Victoria and a published textbook author.

Jorga Marrum
Education Consultant, AISNSW

Reimagining School for the Future

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8. Session Details (P-12):

Date: Thursday 5 November | Time: 1pm - 3pm via Zoom | Standards: 6.2.2, 6.4.2 and 7.4.2

Dr Katherine Hoekman
Director of Teaching and Learning, Caulfield Grammar School, Victoria

Dr Katherine Hoekman is the Director of Teaching and Learning at Caulfield Grammar School, leading a team that is supporting educators to reimagine student learning across five campuses.

Matthew Heinrich
Head of Digital Technologies, Caulfield Grammar School, Victorua

Matt Heinrich is the Head of Learning Technologies at Caulfield Grammar School, and he leads a team embedding the growth mindset, complex skillset and agile toolset essential to embrace technologies within and beyond the school.

Penny Brown
Leadership Consultant: Leadership Centre, AISNSW
Billie Trkulja
Education Consultant with a specific focus on Deep Learning, AISNSW



Thought Pieces:


Educational Change and Independent Schools into the Future

Pre-recorded with: Dr Geoff Newcombe AM – Chief Executive, AISNSW

Adapting into the Future

Pre-recorded with: Penny Brown – Leadership Consultant: Leadership Centre, AISNSW

Building a Culture of Critical Thinking in Schools in an Era of Disruption

Pre-recorded with: Adam Kuss – Critical Thinking Project, University of Queensland



Livestreamed Events:


Panel: Thriving into the Future

Date: Monday 2 November
Time: 4PM - 5:30PM via Zoom
Standards: 6.2.2, 6.4.2 and 7.4.2
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This panel will explore what it means to thrive into the future. Speakers will bring multiple perspectives to this idea, informed by their unique independent school contexts. The panel will explore what each leader and school community have learned, intend to take forward from this time recent time of disruption, and also provide the opportunity for them to explore what else may be possible for the future.

Moderator: Darryl Buchanan
Associate Chief Executive: Operations, AISNSW
David Smith
Principal, Calrossy Anglican School

David Smith has been Principal of Calrossy Anglican School since 2017. Having grown up in Regional NSW he has taught Primary and Secondary independent school students in Sydney for over 30 years prior to returning to Tamworth. Whilst the Covid-19 period has been a challenging one for students, David has enjoyed the challenge of supporting best learning, equipping students for the future and enabling them flourish and thrive.

Bronwyn Thoroughgood
Principal, St Philip’s Christian College DALE and St Philip’s Christian College DALE Young Parents

Bronwyn has been working with students with additional needs for almost 40 years. Operating as Principal across two schools and currently five campuses, she sees her role as that of a visionary and thought leader. Bronwyn is passionate about providing an educational setting that shapes the conditions for teachers and students to learn, succeed and flourish.

Dr Scott Marsh
Principal, William Clarke College

Dr Marsh has taught in both public and private educational systems in Australia and has worked in the International schooling sector in Singapore. His PhD examines the role of school leadership in improving student learning outcomes and this research has been published in leading educational journals in Australia and overseas. His current research interests include Christian Education and the role of schools in preparing young people for today’s world.

John Ralph
Head, St Andrew’s Cathedral Gawura School

John Ralph is the current Head of St Andrew’s Cathedral Gawura School within St Andrew’s Cathedral School, Sydney. It is a separately registered school for Indigenous students who come from the inner city suburbs of Sydney. John’s Indigenous heritage comes from Gumbainggir Nation and Nambucca Heads on the NSW north coast. Gawura School has a total of 10 Indigenous staff employed.

Fireside Chat: Reflecting on Whole-School Wellbeing

Date: Tuesday 3 November
Time: 4:00PM - 5.30PM via Zoom
Standards: 4.4.2, 6.3.2, 7.3.2
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Wellbeing for students and school staff was a clear priority for independent schools when learning from home – understanding and maintaining wellbeing whilst managing COVID-19 challenges required schools to draw upon existing foundational whole-school wellbeing approaches.

Schools adapted internal processes to support all key stakeholders and address some of the key issue including; structure of the day, connection opportunities, time management, parent/carer expectations, balancing screen time and varying degrees of access to technology as well as ensuring the appropriate triaging of all wellbeing matters.

Time has provided an opportunity to reflect on whole-school wellbeing throughout the learning from home period and consider adaptations to whole-school wellbeing approaches moving forward.

Bronwyn Thoroughgood
Principal, St Philip’s Christian College DALE and St Philip’s Christian College DALE Young Parents

Bronwyn has been working with students with additional needs for almost 40 years. Operating as Principal across two schools and currently five campuses, she sees her role as that of a visionary and thought leader. Bronwyn is passionate about providing an educational setting that shapes the conditions for teachers and students to learn, succeed and flourish. 

Sarah McGarry
Deputy Principal P-12, Redlands

Sarah McGarry is currently the Deputy Principal at Redlands School. Sarah’s role encompasses the leadership of wellbeing across the School, including Child Protection and Work Health and Safety. Throughout the COVID period in particular, Sarah’s role as part of the School’s Critical Incident Management Team has included specific focus on staff wellbeing and community engagement. Sarah has been appointed as the Head of Frensham Schools in the Southern Highlands from 2021.

Jo McLean
Head of Professional Services, AISNSW

Jo McLean is the Head of Professional Services at AISNSW where she leads the wellbeing team. Jo is a passionate proponent of whole-school wellbeing and has spent considerable time working collaboratively with school communities to increase practices that support the development of protective factors in young people, particularly social and emotional learning.

Nicky Sloss
Education Consultant with particular focus on Wellbeing, AISNSW

Nicky Sloss is the Wellbeing Consultant at AISNSW. In this role Nicky supports whole-school wellbeing working with AISNSW teachers, leaders and wellbeing teams. Nicky’s support includes proactive approaches to support student and teacher wellbeing including reviewing wellbeing, social and emotional learning, curriculum links, eSafety, road safety education, Live Life Well @ School and AISNSW Compass Project.

Pricing Structure:




Package 1


Package 2


Package 3


Package 4 - All Inclusive

3 Thought pieces

Panel

Fireside chat

1 x Masterclass

3 Thought pieces

Panel

Fireside chat

2 x Masterclasses

3 Thought pieces

Panel

Fireside chat

3 x Masterclasses

3 Thought pieces

Panel

Fireside chat

Unlimited Masterclasses

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$180 (Member)

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$240 (Member)

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$300 (Member)

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$360 (Member)


If you are interested in registering 3 or more teachers from your school, please contact Lisa Ball, for more information.